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

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Preparatory School - Edition 3 - 2022

New members of our School Community

In an earlier edition of the eNews, we acknowledged students who have joined our school community this term. Since that edition, we have welcomed Kian Connolly who has settled perfectly into Year 5 and Wesley House.


The other students that we have welcomed have had a wonderful start to their Westminster education by attending our Early Learning Centre. A very warm welcome to:

Alexa OgilvyFinn StephensonRosie Groves
Amari WodsonFrancis O'callahanRuiyao Tong
Amelia HuangFreddie MaggsSamuel Keain
Archie TurnerGeorgia VetteSantiago Leeks
Arthur ThurstonHarrison HuangSavven Mendis
Caydan LuoIsabelle LangeSkyler Chan
Chaz MillerJasmeena UbheySonny Daszkowski
Douglas SangJoanna HuSunelie Samarasinghe
Eddie StrempelLena DormanSymi Kapsis
Edison LindsayMaxwell TateViolet Snape
Ellis SchneiderOm KhanalXavier Wood
Ellyse BattleyOscar Augier DeneuxZoe Bankes
Elsie KirwanPenny Johnstone

We need your help - Would you like to be involved?

Each year we look for a parent representative for each class. The aim of this role is to assist the School by being a link between that group of parents and the School. Some also choose to organise a social function from time to time for either the students or the parents. The class reps from each class in the year level usually work as a team to coordinate activities. If you are interested in taking on this role for your class, please let your child’s class teacher know. We have several classes seeking a Parent Rep for this important role.

Year 2 Students Impressing

Mrs Moody has shared some amazing efforts by her Year 2 students. In HASS (History and Social Science) they have been focusing on Westminster School – past and present, whilst also making a design technology connection. As an Old Scholar herself, Mrs Moody is lucky enough to have many wonderful memories to share with the children. In the first picture, the children were asked to design a new school uniform. In the second picture, they designed a new logo. They have all been so excited to learn more about the School and the changes we experience over time. Another opportunity for us all to feel grateful.

Mrs Moody was so impressed she wanted to share their work with the School community.


Turning Circle

We are very fortunate to have grounds that are spacious enough for parents to drive on to the school grounds when the need arises. While our older students display their growing independence by waiting in the designated pick up spots or catching the train or bus home, I understand that parents may want to make life easier for some of our youngest children.

We have four main gates that lead onto the school grounds. Gate 1 is at the northern end of our campus and is the one most commonly used by students walking to the train and parents wanting to pick up children from our Early Learning Centre, Out of Hours Care or Year 2 rooms. Between the ELC and OSHC there is a turning circle designed to allow vehicles to enter Gate 1, turn around and exit the same gate. Problems emerge if vehicles stop in the turning circle as it restricts movement and causes a backup of traffic that can lead to frustration for other parents and even worse – dangerous driving manoeuvres that put the safety of our students (who are as young as three years of age) at risk.

Please ensure that if you elect to drive onto the school grounds you take the utmost care. Please also be respectful of requests such as not parking or waiting in the turning circle.

Code Camp

As school holidays approach, students wanting to attend Code Camp at Westminster should look to book a place early to benefit from the Early Bird offer. More information can be found in the flyer below or at www.codecamp.com.au/westminster.

Diary Dates

  • Adelaide Cup Day Public Holiday – Monday 14 March
  • JP Sports Day – Friday 18 March
  • Casuals Day (ELC to Year 12) – Friday 25 March
  • Year 3-6 Field Events – Thursday 31 March
  • Year 3-6 Sports Day – Friday 1 April
  • Tenebrae Service – Sunday 10 April
  • End of Term 1 – Thursday 17 April finishing at 1.00 pm
  • Code Camp – Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 April

Grant Bock
Head of Preparatory School