Our annual Fun Fair will be held on Saturday 4 April on the Preparatory School Oval. It is a huge day in our School community calendar, attracting thousands of visitors to the School. There are bargains galore, food and refreshments, and loads of entertainment with a whole lot of family fun on offer. This year, our enterprising Boarding families are running our first cow pat lotto. Essentially, if you buy a ticket and the cow poos on your square, you’re a big-time winner! You can buy your tickets now at www.trybooking.com/BHXEF.
On the day, we are always grateful for the volunteers who assist us to make our Fun Fair so successful. If you are able to help, even for a short time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly match you up with a stall of your preference.
As we get closer to the day, we welcome your donations of household and sporting goods, toys, clothing and books. Our School drop-off point is through Gate 1 (on the rail line), more or less to the end of that roadway – you’ll see the shed clearly marked as Friends of Westminster. Please note that we cannot accept large furniture – it needs to be able to fit into a car. If you are interested in having a stall, our Fun Fair Convenor Sarah McHugh will be pleased to outline the process. You can book online through www.westminster.sa.edu.au/community/community-groups/fun-fair. We hope to see you at another huge Westminster Fun Fair!
We are still monitoring the advice from the Australian Government Dept of Health. The advice about returning from mainland China and subsequent self-isolation is unchanged. There are warnings still in place about travelling to China. It is up to all of us to be on alert to ensure this outbreak is globally contained and our own hygiene and awareness plays a critical role in this. Should the advice from the Dept of Health significantly change to affect our families, we will be in contact.
Thank you to all families who have noted the traffic changes gradually taking place on campus. We appreciate that it may appear to be less convenient in some aspects but the safety of our students, and indeed all pedestrians, on campus is of paramount importance. As these changes take on a more robust design, new signs and barricades will appear. Please also note that we are receiving some large deliveries to the new Inquiry and Innovation Hub. In these instances, Alison Ave may be restricted in traffic flow, potentially requiring a detour. Whenever this happens, the changes to traffic will be clearly and professionally signed. We appreciate your understanding as our Inquiry and Innovation Hub powers along. We are also grateful to those of you who make a conscious effort to stay within the speed limit on campus – it is a real show of respect to make Westminster a safe place for everyone to freely move around.
Peter Trenorden ('77)
Acting Director of Advancement and Marketing