A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Friends of Westminster - Edition 5 - 2021

Friends of Westminster (FOW)

A huge thank to everyone who helped out with the BBQ at WestFest - from our suppliers (a special thank you to Westminster parent Luke Sincock!) who helped with our stock to our volunteers who cooked and prepared hamburgers, the sausage sizzle and buckets of chips throughout the late afternoon to early evening. Overall, it was a huge success and great to be involved in a large community event again.

Caroline Phegan
President, Friends of Westminster
M: 0412 144 277
E: caroline@webcraft.net.au

Parents’ Club (PC)

Thank you to everyone who supported our stall at WestFest and then fronted up again at the Sports Days last week – it has been a busy couple of weeks!

Our next event is the Mother’s Day Lunch for you and your mum, your family and friends and their mothers too!

Friday 7 May 2021
11.30 am to 3.00 pm at The Marion Hotel
Function Rooms, Marion Road, Marion.

Join us for an afternoon of fun, laughter, great food and a little wine!

  • Guest speaker - Christine Zeitz (’86), General Manager Asia Pacific, Northrop Grumman
  • All-inclusive ticket - $99
  • All proceeds go to Parents’ Club to help purchase touchless drinking fountains for the School.

Tables are filling fast so don’t delay your booking: https://www.trybooking.com/BORLL

The invitation is below.

Michelle Green
President, Parents’ Club
M: 0417 857 007
E: michelle@painmedsa.com

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Boarder Parents’ Association (BPA)

What a huge event WestFest was! The oysters were a massive hit and we thank our past Boarding families from the West Coast who helped us with oysters for the day. Then there was the Cow Pat Lotto and our beautiful little calf, Nellie, did what she came to do! Congratulations to the following winners:

$100 Draw
1st Prize $2000 - The Allison family (Boarding family)
2nd Prize $1000 - Mem Fox
3rd Prize $500 - The Drabsch family (Boarding family)

$20 Draw (sold at WestFest)
1st Prize - Two night Victor Harbor stay - Greg Parkinson
2nd Prize $500 - Jill Palmer
3rd Prize $150 - Quenby Alinskie

Free Kids Draw (at WestFest)
Maddie Hudley
Grace Wilson
Oscar Shipway

A big shout out to all who bought a ticket, helped to promote the event and/or assisted on the day. It is very much appreciated!

Sarah Parker
President, Boarder Parents’ Association
M: 0410 421 413
E: bindarrah1@bigpond.com

Friends of Music (FOM)

We were at WestFest with our Ivory Keys raffle in support of new pianos, offering some super prizes, the headliner being our Vuly trampoline and a weekend away. We sincerely thank Vuly for their generous donation, which will include delivery to an Adelaide address (other addresses possible, subject to discussion/confirmation). The raffle is still going and ticket sales are moving along nicely – thank you to all ticket holders (so far) for your support! This week we’ve been involved with the School musical School of Rock and thank all patrons who took advantage of our pre-show and interval hospitality, and our team of volunteers who made it happen.

For those of you without a ticket, the good news is you can still be in the draw. Tickets are $20 each or 3 tickets for $50. Prizes include a $1049 Vuly Medium Ultra Trampoline, two nights’ accommodation at the Time Out Train Station or Clare Cottage on Wendouree, and Lost Buoy Wines. Raffle tickets can be purchased through https://www.trybooking.com/BPTSG – a ticket number will be emailed to you after purchase. The draw will take place at the Westminster Jazz Night at ‘The Gov’ Tuesday 27 April but you don’t have to be in attendance. The first ticket drawn will be able to choose which prize they would prefer.

But if you would like to be there to be pleasantly surprised by your winning raffle ticket, you are welcome to purchase event tickets for the Westminster Jazz Night through www.trybooking.com/BPZBM. There is also an early dinner option available from 5.30 pm through ‘The Gov’.

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As highlighted, the major prize is a trampoline that has generously been supplied by Vuly Play.

Vuly Play, a Brisbane-based company, strives to provide Aussies with quality, durable and innovative outdoor play equipment, perfect for the Australian Backyard! Vuly has been at the forefront of outdoor play equipment for over a decade offering a range of products from trampolines to kids bikes, constantly pushing the limits of fun, always with safety in mind! You can win one of their Medium Ultra Trampolines and Shade Cover. The Ultra is Australia’s favourite trampoline, with a design that’s been tested in thousands of backyards.

Key features:

  • Simple assembly - zero nuts, bolts, velcro or plastic
  • Self-closing entry
  • Strong, no-gap netting
  • Shade cover
  • Twice galvanised steel frame ensures a strong build and prevents against rust
  • Advanced rebound system featuring two layers of springs
  • Full protection from the thick safety padding attached directly to the springs
  • Independently certified to global safety standards
  • Lasting Enclosure vigorously tested in all weather conditions

The range of Vuly products can be found at: https://www.vulyplay.com/en-AU

Specifically, their new range of bikes can be found at: https://www.vulyplay.com/en-AU/bikes/kids

Catriona Byrne
President, Friends of Music
C/- Donna Dunbar, Music Office
E : ddunbar@westminster.sa.edu.au
T: 08 8276 0236

Winemakers of Westminster

At WestFest we had the privilege of being able to offer some top range wines for tasting made by members of our School community. Labels such as Gemtree, Battle of Bosworth, Chapel Hill, Snowdragon, Lost Buoy, Main and Cherry, and Top Range. They were popular and rightly so! So much so we’re are looking at creating a Winemakers of Westminster Mixed Dozen. It is a collection that will be unique to Westminster. If you are interested in registering your interest for a dozen when details are worked out, please contact me. Of course, if you are a Westminster Winemaker and would like to be involved, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Peter Trenorden (’77)
E: ptrenorden@westminster.sa.edu.au
T: 08 8276 0234