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

Term 4 Week 6 has not ended the way many (if any) of us would have envisaged, in lockdown. We now find ourselves being brought out of lockdown earlier than expected and back at School on Monday 23 November, but still in a restricted environment akin to pre-lockdown. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Visual Arts and Creative Arts Exhibition, Farewell to the Class of 2020 Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

A setback for us all, Athletes Restricted, Remembrance Day, Future Problem Solving Success, 2020 Australian Mathematics Competition, ICAS Digital Technology, Top Scout, Diary Dates Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

School is a place for learning on many different levels - a safe place where situations can change unexpectedly and plans may not eventuate. Equally, it is a place where our students have the chance to show resilience and the determination to go on, even when circumstances seem to go against them. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Year 12 Last Day, Prize Giving Ceremony Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

What a busy week!, It Went Swimmingly!, State Medallists, ICAS Mathematics and Spelling Bee Competitions, Orientation Day, Certificate Ceremony won’t be the same, Our Nativity will also be different, Haslam Library, Diary Dates Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Important dates for your diary Read more

Student Achievements
Senior

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements. Read more

Jenny Howland August 2019
Senior

2020 Year 11 Work Experience, 2021 Year 11 Work Experience, Careers Event March 2021 - well worth a visit!, Year 12 Important Dates, SATAC: Change of preferences Read more

Sophie Wilson
Preparatory Senior

Let’s Dance 2020 Co-curricular Dance Performances Read more

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

We make a lot of gratitude in all areas of our school life at Westminster; so much so, in fact, that along with ‘kindness’ and ‘usefulness’ it has been one of the key emphases in a three-year cycle of values. Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 4 Trading Hours, Westventure Shirt Orders for 2021, Orders for the Westminster Trolley Bag, Senior School House Shirts Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Old Scholars’ Sport, Super Sixes Challenge, Hall of Sporting Fame, Reunions, Christmas Lights Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

In any given year, the start of Term 4 is busy, particularly with Year 12s finalising their classes before heading off for exams. This year, however, the start of Term 4 has been busier than usual. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Dance, Year 12 Farewell Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

The Final Quarter, New Faces, What is on this Week?, Not a Spectator Sport (this year), Our Nativity will also be different, Fantastic ABODA Results, Sports Day - Weather Permitting, ICAS English Competition, Maths Award, Diary Dates Read more

Student Achievements
Senior

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements. Read more

Gordon Begg
Senior Boarding

New Zealand Multi-Activity Expedition 2021, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Program Gold Award Ceremony, Westventure 2021, Adelaide Hills and The Bluff Rockclimbing Trip, Innes Bushwalk, Yorke’s Surfing Trip Read more

Carolyn_Obst
Preparatory Senior

The theme of 'Remote Control' explored the idea of using a remote control to operate visual TV footage such as sitcoms, sport and news bulletins, old black and white films and music videos just to mention a few. Inspiration was gained from these images and themes and then explored through the dance medium. Read more

Mike_Degenhart
Preparatory Senior

Hindley Street Country Club with Westminster School, Music Online!, Gold Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Ceremony, Opening of the new Thomas Pavilion, Term 4 Music Events Read more

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

This week at Westminster we farewell the 2020 group of Year 12s. As one of their final acts of participation, the 2020 School Leaders led Chapel last week, and together, they reflected on their learning experience in a year dominated for all of us by a world pandemic, COVID-19. Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Next Meeting Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 4 Trading Hours, Rugby Jumpers, Orders for the Westminster Trolley Bag Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Opening of the Thomas Pavilion, Sam Ackland ('08), Reunions 2021, Vale Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

Centacare are running free Parenting Courses. Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

The last few weeks of the term have showcased so much of what makes Westminster incredibly special. As we reflect on this over the break, it is important that we remain grateful for the work of staff, students and families to achieve all we have as a community in the global pandemic.  Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

End of Term, Year 12 Students, Uniform, Year 7 SAPSASA Representatives, Traffic Management, Parent Survey Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

What a Term!, Chinese in the Early Learning Centre and Prep School, Poetry Recital, Visiting Author, October Vacation Care and New Staff, Battery Recycling, Bread Tag Collection, South West District SAPSASA Representatives, 2020 High Performance Junior Tennis Academy, Student Achievements, Diary Dates Read more

Student Achievements
Senior

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements. Read more

Liz_Collins
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Wellbeing during COVID-19 Read more

Jenny Howland August 2019
Senior

Careers Information - Term 3 2020 Read more

Mike_Degenhart
Preparatory Senior

Music Notes, Music Night(s) 2020, Stage 2 Solo Performance, Big Band and Vocal Jazz Bonanza, Hindley Street Country Club, Term 4 Music Events Read more

John_Doherty
Senior

Theatre, in some form or another, has existed almost as long as humankind itself. Theatre brings us together to share in and witness something that seems to be an expression of a human need, the need to create meaning through narrative and metaphor. Read more

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

In a packed program of activities, Westminster gives space and training to draw out the breadth and depth of natural abilities and talents that lie in our students. I have been privileged to be a ‘witness’ of each, leaving me in wonder at such an array of creativity, talents and skills. Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

The AGM, Fun Fair Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

End of Term and Holiday Trading Hours, Normal Trading Hours for Term 4, Uniform Fitting Appointments Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Vale Greg Baker (’65), WOS Football Club Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

Centacare are running free Parenting Courses. Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Even with COVID-19 restrictions, we have been having our Assemblies each week with the permitted number of students in the Murray Centre and the rest of the School watching via a live stream. As it is one of the few opportunities to have the Senior School together, it provides a great platform to share messages with the whole student body, a chance to share something from which we can all grow. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Social Media, Year 11 and 12 Play, Year 8 Gala, Sports Day Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

Sports Day is Looming, Soccer Success, Library News, Student Representative Council (SRC) News, Code Camp, Diary Dates Read more

Gordon Begg
Senior Boarding

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

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Throughout Term 3, our Year 11 students lead Chapel in House Groups. Having Year 11s run Chapel is a good opportunity for them to exercise leadership and develop skills in presentation. And the results have been wonderful to see! Read more

Carolyn_Obst
Preparatory Senior

Remote Control - SACE Dance Production Read more

Head of Sport, Senior School Mike Martens
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Intercol #15 against Pembroke shapes up to be a very competitive weekend. With most events on the Pembroke campus, several of their teams will have revenge on their minds. Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Friends of Westminster AGM Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 3 Trading Hours, New Supporters Cap, Uniform Fitting Appointments, Dry Cleaning Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Hall of Sporting Fame, Martyn Zub Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

Centacare are running free Parenting Courses. 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

Mike_Degenhart
Preparatory Senior

Music Notes, Sing, Sing, Sing, Year 8 Music Concert, ABODA SA, Rock Bands in Adelaide! Music Night(s), Recognition of Instrumental Staff Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Being a part of a community is being a part of something bigger than yourself. It does involve making sacrifices, it involves abiding by the social norms and rules of the community and it does create a sense of belonging. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Charles Hargrave Student Enterprise Awards, Coping Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

Well Underway, SAPSASA selection, Student Achievement, Student Free Day, Code Camp, Diary Dates Read more

John_Doherty
Senior

The SACE Stage 2 Year 12 Drama students are drawing close to their production of the powerful drama, Four Pay Days… Read more

Student Achievements
Senior

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements. Read more

Julia Chukwuani
Preparatory Senior Whole School

Round Square ‘Conferences’ for Students, Service - Foodbank SA Food Drive!, Environmentalism – Tree Planting Read more

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

One of the strivings of a life of faith is to live the ‘good life’. But what is it that constitutes a good life? Read more

Friends_Of_Westminster
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Temporary Suspension of Fun Fair Donations, Friends of Westminster AGM Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 3 Trading Hours, Student Free Day, Summer Uniform, Second-Hand Uniform Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Hall of Sporting Fame, Kym Purling (’89) in Concert Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

City of Marion Libraries and Parenting SA are running two free workshops next month on-site at the Cove Civic Centre, Hallett Cove. Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

What a great time to be a Westie! Despite COVID-19, we are about to open two amazing buildings. In times of overarching hardship, communities bind together and our ‘perceptual filters’ are aligning to reflect a belief that these new facilities will greatly benefit our students and their learning. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Student Photos, Term 3 Events, Wellbeing Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

Routine is returning, Welcome to new students, Soccer Selection, 'Curious Creatures, Wild Minds', Absentees and late arrivals, First Avenue Reserve Art Installation, Musical Achievement, News from the Early Learning Centre, Diary Dates Read more

Student Achievements
Senior

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements. Read more

John_Doherty
Senior

COVID-19 has presented many challenges this year. The word "unprecedented", has been used so many times it has almost lost its meaning! Read more

Julia Chukwuani
Preparatory Senior Whole School

Why is ‘Service Learning’ so important for young people today?, Service Projects at Westminster (in spite of COVID-19 ruining some of our plans!), SEW-Creative! – ‘Sewing for Charity’ Initiative for Year 6 to 12, Round Square Student Committee Fundraising, Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

The Friends of Westminster AGM, Fun Fair 2021 Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 3 Trading Hours, Dry Cleaning, Second-Hand Uniform, Ribbon Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Farewell and Thank You to our Longest Serving Community Volunteer, Vale Read more

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

Weekends Surf Co. (formerly JRs Marion) is having a VIP night offering 20-50% off their products for one night only! Read more

Junior Primary Girls Tossing Autumn Leaves In The Air
Whole School

Centacare are running free Parenting Courses. Read more

Wisteria In Bloom With Chapel
Whole School

Does your child have a sleep problem? Read more

Simon Shepherd
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

At Assembly this week, we had Years 10, 11 and 12 students spread throughout the MMC. It was a great opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate academic achievements from last semester. That we could come together like this within the prevailing guidelines, while Years 7 to 9 watched via live stream, gives us reason to pause and reflect on how fortunate we are as South Australians. Read more

David Wallage
Senior Boarding Whole School

Welcome to Term 3! Read more

Grant Bock
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Whole School

Great to be back, Welcome to new students, New staff, COVID-19 Restrictions, Canteen Arrangements, Combining Math and Poetry, Advising Absentees and late arrivals, Code Camp went well, Diary Dates Read more

Student Achievements
Senior

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements. Read more

Mike_Degenhart
Preparatory Senior

Music Notes, Performances 2020 Read more

Jenny Howland August 2019
Senior

Careers Information - Term 3 2020 Read more

Gary_Davison
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

This Saturday will be a big day at Westminster with the School playing host to a large number of sporting fixtures and we will have some further opportunities for home games as the limited season progresses. Read more

Rev Phil Hoffmann
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Character triumphs in adversity. All that we build together is deserving of recognition and celebration. 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, Outdoor Education Expeditions, Year 7 and 8 Camp Activities Read more

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Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

Term 3 Trading Hours, Supporters Merchandise for Sale Read more

Friends_Of_Westminster
Early Learning Centre Preparatory Senior Boarding Whole School

The Friends of Westminster AGM, Entertainment Book 2020/21 Read more

Archive Photo Of Old Scholar Class Group
Whole School

Old Scholars' Week 2020, Vale Read more

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

The City of Marion has provided us with a brochure to explain traffic rules and various parking signs to keep high traffic zones around schools safe for students and other pedestrians. Read more

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