A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school in Adelaide,
South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

News and Events

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Over the break, my boys and I built a four-car garage at our home. They were dragged into it by a determined Dad, who thought that spending his leave building a shed was a far better idea than paying someone else to do it. As they helped and we worked together, there were moments of harmony and a few moments of disharmony! Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

As this is the final eNews for Semester 1, it would be appropriate to reflect on what has happened this year, along with what has not happened. But what has impressed me and made be proud to be part of Westminster is how our community has reacted to the current situation. Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

Slowly but surely, Camp Implications, National Simultaneous Storytime, Happy Birthday, Advising Absentees and Late Arrivals, ICAS, Chinese and Art combine, Cross Country – Virtually, Code Camp is ON, Diary Dates Read more

Jenny Howland August 2019
Senior

Careers afternoon for all Year 10, 11 and 12 students Read more

Gordon Begg
Senior Boarding

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Expeditions for Years 9 to 12, Years 8/9 Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Mt Remarkable Bushwalk, Year 11/12 Outdoor Education Read more

Westminster School Aerial Looking To Sea
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

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Friends_Of_Westminster
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Friends of Westminster, like all other volunteer groups across the community, placed itself into hibernation during the peak of COVID-19. As we begin to emerge from the other side we are looking forward to being able to meet again and consider what might be ahead of us in the coming year. Read more

Westminster_Students_in_uniform_ELC_to_Year_12
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Change of Shop Hours for End of Term 2, Term 2 Holiday Closure, Normal Trading Hours for Term 3 Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Queen's Birthday Honours, Valet, Old Scholars' Week Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Student learning is at the core of what we do so virtually everything we have been reporting in recent times has been focused on this. In the ‘background’, our building program has been ticking over nicely, largely unaffected by COVID-19. If you have been in the School grounds recently, you will have noticed some pretty significant progress within our construction sites! Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Student Achievements, Reconciliation Chapel, Targeted Spam Emails Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

Some Staffing Changes, Two New Classes, Grandparent/Special Friends' Day, Dream Playgrounds, Targeted Spam Emails, Does your child want to learn coding in a fun way these coming holidays?, Diary Dates Read more

John_Doherty
Senior

The COVID-19 crisis presented, and continues to present, Drama students with a great chance to discover opportunity in diversity. Read more

Tim Weatherald Mike Martens
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

When we returned to School, we could hear the echo of our footsteps as we walked through the Sports and Swimming Centre courts during our normal training hours. As we crossed the ovals… only crickets. The sounds have now changed, and our great sporting facilities are buzzing again! Read more

Gordon Begg
Senior Boarding

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Expeditions for Years 9 to 12, Years 8/9 Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Read more

Julia Chukwuani
Preparatory Senior Whole School

Business as usual for Round Square @ West!, Round Square Conferences and Events, What exactly is the Round Square IDEAL of ‘Democracy’ all about?, Round Square is on Pinterest!, Are you doing your bit to help the environment? Read more

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

This week in Chapel we have taken the opportunity to mark and celebrate Reconciliation Week, an important goal and journey for our nation, our Uniting Church and Westminster School. Read more

Westminster_Students_in_uniform_ELC_to_Year_12
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 2 Trading Hours, Delays in Stock Deliveries, Telephone Orders Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Kym Purling (’89), Past Staff Member, Vale Robert Schwarz (’68), COVID-19 Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Out of the most trying and testing times often come great learning and innovation. In times of trial and tribulation, great leaps forward can be made with technology and, at times, humanity. Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

Slowly, but surely, Thank you to the Hospital staff, House Sport, What uniform should students wear?, Prep School Canteen, Digital Citizenship, Diary Dates Read more

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

This week in Chapel, which we are again holding online, we are reflecting on the fact that we live in community; in fact, we live in several different communities all at the same time. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Co-curricular Activities, Student Leadership, Parking Read more

Mike_Degenhart
Preparatory Senior

Is high school too late to benefit from music learning?, Music Rehearsals Read more

Julia Chukwuani
Preparatory Senior Whole School

‘Round Square’ in our Westminster Community, What exactly is the Round Square IDEAL of ‘Environmentalism’ all about?, Resthaven Postcards/Letters and Video Messages, Zoom around the World!, Congratulations to Lauren Ainsby – Youth Environmental Council, Exchanges and Service Projects on hold for now!, Round Square Website Reminder Read more

Westminster_Students_in_uniform_ELC_to_Year_12
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 2 Trading Hours, Leggings - New Item, Rugby Jumper – New Design, Telephone Orders Read more

Jenny Howland August 2019
Senior

Careers Information - Term 2 2020 Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Vale Michael Purling (’89), Reunions 2020 Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

At times, the tyranny of distance, a small population and a preference for low-density living, could be viewed as creating environmental and social issues in South Australia. However, through the COVID-19 crisis, these factors have seemingly helped to prevent large outbreaks and keep us safe. It may be optimistic to say that we are slowly emerging from under the spectre of COVID-19 as a State. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Welcome to Term 2!, Train Incident, Uniform, COVIDSafe App, School Traffic Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

Return to School, Staff News, Welcome to Westminster and Mace, COVIDSafe App, School Traffic, Well done Sienna, Understanding Autism - Prep Staff Training, Battery Recycling at Westminster, Diary Dates Read more

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Early every Wednesday morning I join the Year 12 Leadership group for their weekly meeting. They are an exceptional bunch. Read more

Liz_Collins
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Children and Screens - Free Parenting SA Webinar Read more

Mike_Degenhart
Preparatory Senior

Music Notes, Generations in Jazz, Jazz SA Superbands 2020 Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Rev Dr Rodger Bassham - Member of School Council, James LC Roberts (’66), Roger French (’71), Ken Prouse – Past Staff Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

Over the five weeks of this course, students will learn at their own pace to develop a game using JavaScript - the language of the web (as used by Facebook and Google)! Read more

Westminster_Students_in_uniform_ELC_to_Year_12
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 2 Trading Hours, Scarves and Gloves, Rugby Jumper – New Design, Telephone Orders Read more

Jenny Howland August 2019
Senior

Careers Information - Term 2 2020 Read more

Friends_Of_Westminster
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

It’s been a while since the Friends of Westminster committee has been able to communicate with the School community so here’s to hoping we’re all on the road to recovery! Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” As we deal with the complexities of living through a pandemic, the words of Reinhold Niebuhr can, if we let them, help us be still. Help us refocus and have the courage to work on the things we can change and at School we have been doing just that this week. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Westventure, End of Term Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

Adjusting to a new approach, Prep School Physical Education – Help at Home, Staff News, Parent Workshop – calling for participants, Recycling Efforts, Diary Dates Read more

Liz_Collins
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Coronavirus – Explaining it to our children Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

While the normal April school holiday Code Camp has had to be cancelled, the Code Camp team have been working hard on adapting their program for an online audience and are now pleased to offer this for free to all Westminster families! Read more

Westminster_Students_in_uniform_ELC_to_Year_12
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 1 Final Trading Day Read more

Westminster School Front Gate
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Over the past fortnight we have been issuing regular daily updates about COVID-19 and its impact on our School and community. We are keeping in contact with our current parents via a regular ‘daily’ email that will be sent as required with any updates. Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Thank you to the Westminster community for the support that has been shown for our Readiness Trial. I am sure that we have all learnt a lot from the experience! Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

These past weeks have been one that I think we will all remember and, listening to the experts, we are far from resolving the impacts of COVID-19. Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

Challenging Times, Staff News, Kangaroo Island Fundraiser Update, SAPSASA Selection, Year 6 went to Canberra, Recycling Efforts, April OSHC Vacation Care Program, Diary Dates Read more

Liz_Collins
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Coronavirus - Maintaining our wellbeing, Teen Mental Health First Aid Read more

Gordon Begg
Senior Boarding

Mount Arapiles, Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program, Calendar and Website, New Zealand 2020, Westventure, Holiday Expeditions Read more

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

As our community, and indeed the world, copes with the Coronavirus pandemic and the fallout from it, I offer the following prayer. Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Statement from WOSA Executive Committee re the impact of COVID-19 Read more

Westminster_Students_in_uniform_ELC_to_Year_12
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 1 Trading Hours, Football, Second Hand Uniform, Winter Uniform Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Every weekend sees very large numbers of our students swap their School uniforms for their sports uniforms and play sport for School. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Resilience, Events, Term Dates Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

All for a good cause, Kangaroo Island Fundraiser, Swimmers Selected, Recycling Efforts, The Fun Fair is Approaching, Dogs on the School Grounds, Holiday activities, Term Dates, Diary Dates Read more

Student Achievements
Senior

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements. Read more

John_Doherty
Senior

2020 has commenced with a good deal of energy and excitement! Read more

Tim Weatherald Mike Martens
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Westminster High Performance Program (WHPP), 2020 HP Workshops Program, 2020 Schools Triathlon State Championship Read more

Friends_Of_Westminster
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Fun Fair - Saturday 4 April Read more

Peter Trenorden
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Traffic Management, Coronavirus Read more

Westminster School Front Gate
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Westminster School provides basic student accident protection insurance to provide financial benefits to students and their family in the event of accidental bodily injury. Read more

Julia Chukwuani
Preparatory Senior Whole School

Round Square A&EA Regional Meeting 2020, What exactly is the Round Square IDEAL of ‘Leadership’ all about?, Round Square Website and YouTube channel Read more

Westminster_Students_in_uniform_ELC_to_Year_12
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 1 Trading Hours, Football Shorts, Leggings, Girls Winter Pants, Winter Uniform Read more

Liz_Collins
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Guest Speaker – Hugh van Cuylenburg, Teen Mental Health First Aid Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

Venture into a delightful world of all things miniature! Visit the South Australian N Guage Society Inc's huge Portland model railway display and wonder at the detail of the naval base, US Marine Corps base, cruise liner terminal, NASCAR raceway, trains rolling by and see what's showing at the drive-in movie theatre. Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Reunions, Save the Dates Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

As we started the school year in the aftermath of the devastating fires, Westminster launched the idea of a School Fire Aid Concert and we put the call out through our network of independent schools, asking them to get a band together to join the concert. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Swimming Carnival, Lost Property, From the Head of Year 7, New Uniform Item, Road Raise Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

STRETCH has a new approach, What is happening in the Haslam Library?, New Uniform Item, Iyla on Ice Read more

Student Achievements
Senior

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements. Read more

Julia Chukwuani
Preparatory Senior Whole School

Round Square Student Committee (RSSC) 2020, ‘Being Useful’ - What exactly is the Round Square IDEAL of ‘Service’ all about?, Resthaven 'Chockies and Chat' Program, RSIC Australia 2020 – Round Square International Conference in Ballarat Victoria Read more

Gordon Begg
Senior Boarding

Merit Ceremony, Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program, Calendar and Website, New Zealand 2020, Westventure, Holiday Expeditions Read more

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Our 2020 focus in the school community is on being ‘useful’ as a goal to which we all reach. The Uniting Church calls this ‘service’, and has its own strong emphasis on practical, giving acts; a helping hand, a gesture of support, a caring call. Read more

Jenny Howland August 2019
Senior

Careers Information Semester 1 2020 Read more

Carolyn_Obst
Preparatory Senior

Dance Captain 2020, Congratulations, Co-Curricular Dance - Up and Running for 2020! Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Reunions, Golf Day, Annual Dinner, Old Scholars vs First XI Cricket Match Read more

Peter Trenorden
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Fun Fair Saturday 4 April, Novel Coronavirus, Parking and Traffic Management Read more

Andrea_Sherwood
Senior

SEQTA, Homework and Independent Study Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

Centacare are running free Parenting Courses. Read more

Westminster School Aerial Looking To Sea
Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

$5 is donated back to Westminster every time you buy a pair of shoes! Read more

Westminster_Students_in_uniform_ELC_to_Year_12
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 1 Trading Hours, Girls Football Shorts, Girls Winter Pants, Ribbon Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

Download the latest Darlington Upgrade notification. Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

Join Simon Andrews of OK Psychology and Brenton Carle of Canoe the Coorong for this Digital Detox Program for Adolescents. Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

The City of Marion has produced a brochure for all parents which helps to explain the various parking restriction signs and their meaning in layman’s terms. Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

At a school like ours so many students achieve more than they thought possible academically. We must go beyond that. We must help them learn humanity so when they do continue their lives beyond our School gates, they can live with purpose. And through having purpose, by being useful, they will have fulfilled lives. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Welcome, Parent Seminars, Communication, Why do we volunteer at School?, SEQTA Security and Training Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

Finally!, Welcome to Westminster!, Staffing Changes, Exciting News, Code Camp and Vacation Care, House Leadership, An Invitation to an Exciting Literacy Evening, Meet the teacher afternoon, Traffic Flow, Student Leaders, Student Achievement, Why do we volunteer at School?, SEQTA Security and Training, Diary Dates Read more

Student Achievements
Senior

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements. Read more

Julia Chukwuani
Preparatory Senior Whole School

Welcome to Round Square and Exchanges at Westminster for 2020!, What exactly is ‘Round Square’?, RSIS (Round Square International Service) Borneo 2019 – A Reflection, Nurturing a Global Mind!, Exchange opportunities at Westminster School, Coming up Read more

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Much has changed in the 60 years since the opening of Westminster, but it remains that a full education, one directed to character of the individual, will give place to consideration of faith and values in the development of rounded humans. Read more

Gordon Begg
Senior Boarding

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program, Calendar and Website, New Zealand 2020, Westventure, Holiday Expeditions, Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award Recipients Read more

Peter Trenorden
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Reflections 2018, Traffic and Carparking, Bus Routes, Novel Coronavirus, Farewell Tanya Jarman (’89) Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Congratulations Dr Allan Mayfield (’66), Vale John Rees (’84), Ting Yun (’13) Twilight Classics Concert Read more

Wisteria In Bloom With Chapel
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

MarionLIFE are running a free Adult Education Course in February. Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

Centacare are running free Parenting Courses. Read more

Westminster School Aerial Looking To Sea
Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

$5 is donated back to Westminster every time you buy a pair of shoes! Read more

Westminster_Students_in_uniform_ELC_to_Year_12
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 1 Trading Hours, Relocation of the Westminster Shop, Boys' Basketball, Bus Tickets Read more

Friends_Of_Westminster
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Welcome to 2020! Read more