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

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Senior School - Edition 14 - 2021

Year 11 Drama

Last week the Year 11 Drama students performed the play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. I congratulate each of the cast members for their high level of performance in what were uncertain times but their focus to commit to doing their best was very much appreciated by the audiences each night. The work they have put into the rehearsal process was evident in the quality of their performance. I would also congratulate our Head of Drama John Doherty for his guidance of the students through the process.

Girls' Sport Success

Our girls have always performed at a high level within the IGGSA sporting competition. This Winter season has been no exception with several teams coming first within their divisions. This year the following teams won their divisions:

  • Senior A Netball shared the top position with Immanuel
  • Senior B Netball
  • 8A Netball
  • 7A Netball

Westminster came 3rd in the Intermediate Netball and 2nd in 9A Netball.

I would like to thank all the coaches and managers of the many teams we field each week for the support, encouragement and knowledge they have provided to all the girls during the season. A special mention to our Senior A and B Coach, Marg Angove who is retiring after giving such excellent service over many years. We have been very fortunate to have someone of Marg’s knowledge and experience to coach our girls. I would also like to acknowledge the great support Claire Muirhead has given to Marg and the girls over this period of time as the Team Manager.

In addition to the Netball results, the Open A Girls’ Basketball Team won the state knock out final which is a fantastic effort and I congratulate all the team members. Thank you to Coach Jacob Dickson and Team Manager, Brenton Minge.

House Art Competition

This year the School Leaders organised a House Art competition which involved a number of students entering pieces into the Competition. To view the entries please click on this link - House Art. I am always amazed by the creative talent that we have amongst the students and also by their confidence to exhibit their work for it to be judged. I congratulate all the students who entered the competition and also the Leaders and Art staff for providing an opportunity for our artists to shine.

Uniform

A reminder that students will be able to switch to Summer Uniform at the beginning of next week, Monday 13 September.

University Entry

Term 3 is the time that Year 12 students complete their applications for University Entry. I have been advised that the number of Year 12s who have completed this process is particularly low despite several reminders from our Career Pathways Advisor, Mrs Jenny Howland and also Heads of House. While the school can support students with their applications we are not able to complete applications on behalf of students. I would ask the parents of Year 12 students to check with their son or daughter as to whether they have completed the application process.

SchoolTV

SchoolTV is an online resource designed to empower parents with credible and sound information with realistic, practical ongoing support strategies. Westminster has subscribed to the service for several years and provides a link to current programmes in the eNews. They engage experienced and engaging practitioners such as psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg to present on a variety of topics. I encourage parents to look at the episodes that are available on SchoolTV.

David Wallage
Head of Senior School