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

Early Learning to Year 12

Friends of Westminster - Edition 6 - 2021

Friends of Westminster (FOW)

As the overarching group that brings our community groups together, we will be holding our Term 2 meeting in the coming weeks to which members of our School community are invited. Amongst other activities, we keep a register of volunteers to call on when we have events at Westminster. Of course, we are grateful for this assistance. In the next eNews, we will outline our meeting details, which we expect will be around mid-term.

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

Friends of Music (FOM)

At the Jazz Night at The Gov in Hindmarsh, we drew our Friends of Music raffle.

The following tickets were drawn in order to claim one of five prizes:

Renee Douglass – Clare Accommodation
Michelle Blewitt – Train Station Accommodation
Simon Jarrad – Vuly Trampoline
Larissa Caudle – Wine
Max Thompson – Wine

We congratulate all winners and thank everyone who bought a ticket in the raffle to support our Friends of Music Ivory Keys Raffle. The proceeds will be used towards the purchase of replacement tuition pianos as we gear up for the new Music Centre, opening in 2022.

Of course, we thank all of our sponsors who supported our raffle with prizes – the Nolis family, the Gomez family, Vuly trampolines and the Insanally family (Lost Buoy Wines).

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As highlighted previously, the major prize is a trampoline that has generously been supplied by Vuly Play. We are delighted that the Jarrad family have young children who will no doubt love their new trampoline. We thank Vuly for arranging the shipment of the trampoline from Queensland to the Jarrad family.

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

Parents’ Club (PC)

The Westminster Parents’ Club Mother’s Day Lunch on Friday 7 May 2021, 11.30 am to 3.00 pm, at the Marion Hotel, is nearly sold out. What a fantastic response from our community!

So with just a few tickets remaining…

  • The Guest Speaker is Christine Zeitz (’86), General Manager Asia Pacific, Northrop Grumman, and there will be a live performance by well-known vocalist Charmaine Jones (Jackson vs Jackson, Adelaide Fringe).
  • It’s an all-inclusive ticket - $99 - and proceeds go to the Parents’ Club to help purchase touchless drinking fountains for the School.
  • Be prepared for an afternoon of fun, laughter, great food and a little wine!

Don’t delay your booking - with only a week to go, this event is expected to sell out: www.trybooking.com/BORLL

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And now for the next exciting event being organised by the Parents’ Club…..

SAVE THE DATE Saturday 28 August 2021 for the Westminster Diamond Anniversary Ball at the Convention Centre in Adelaide.

This is our 60th Anniversary night of sparkling glamour, entertainment, dinner and drinks and we are planning to have ‘Diamonds’ in its theme.

Keep the date and we’ll soon have more information to share.

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

Boarder Parents’ Association

We look forward to having a good Boarder Parent presence at the Mother’s Day lunch. Our next really big event will be the annual Boarder Parents’ Weekend, Friday 15 to Sunday 17 October with our main dinner on Saturday 16 October. This year, we will be in the beautiful Broken Hill region for an amazing ‘outback’ experience and look forward to sharing more information about this weekend as the year progresses.

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