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

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Senior School - Edition 18 - 2023

Remembrance Day

A service to commemorate Remembrance Day was held earlier in November in the School gymnasium. Our students and staff paid our respects to the fallen heroes of our Defense Forces and gave thanks to the many men and women still on active duty around the world. The importance of remembering how fortunate we are to live in Australia is not lost on our students. No doubt there are times when we forget but during and after our service, the element of thinking of others was certainly at the forefront of their minds. A big thank you to Ms Sarah Kay for organising the ceremony and to the wonderful vocal group who really added to the ambience of the service.

Stage 2 Examinations

Congratulations to all students who completed their Stage 2 examinations. We were very proud of the effort all the students showed during the 2-week examination period. There were of course many smiles on the final Friday as students completed the final exam, Geography. We await now the final SACE results which will be released on Monday 18 December.

SACE Art, Design and Technologies Show

On Thursday 13 November, the SACE Art, Design and Technologies show opened in the Worthley Foyer and the Michael Murray Centre for Performing Arts. For my very first Art and Technologies show, I was very impressed with the variety and complexity of the works on display. I was also treated to my very first student fashion show, which I greatly enjoyed. The time and skill required to produce some of the items once again was impressive. I am always amazed at how students are able to interpret, manipulate, create and present such a diverse range of pieces. Students in Years 10-12 have certainly been busy and choosing awards was particularly difficult. Congratulations to all of the award winners for 2023. Our dancers too were not to be outdone as they also performed last week, with a combination evening of music and dance. Again, congratulations to all of our performers.

SEQTA

We received reports recently that due to a software moment, some families were locked out of SEQTA. This temporary error was quickly rectified and access subsequently returned to normal. However, if you are still having issues or if you have any questions about SEQTA, please use this email to register your inquiry with the SEQTA team, E: seqta@westminster.sa.edu.au

Carols on the Green

On Thursday 7 December, Westminster School's Carols on the Green will be held in the Westminster Green (the open area bounded by the Senior School, Murray Centre and Forder Centre). This festive event will provide a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family and friends and sing along to some of your favourite Christmas songs.

Carols on the Green will start at 6.00 pm with face painting, petting zoo, an elf hunt and a visit from Santa. There will be fabulous entertainment for the whole family, including a performance by the Amazing Drumming Monkeys prior to the main concert at 7.30 pm.

Bring your rug and picnic baskets, while you sit back and enjoy fabulous music from our community choir and students. If you don’t want to worry about bringing your own picnic, the following food outlets will be on hand:

- Seaside Fish & Chips Food Truck

- El Guaco Mexican Food Truck

- Strawberries Galore Food Truck

- Sausage Sizzle (UK Cricket Tour Fundraiser)

Drinks will be available from the licensed Festive Bar (no BYO, thank you).

Carols on the Green

Thursday 7 December 2023

6.00 pm to 9.30 pm (concert commences 7.30 pm)

Westminster Green

The event has free entry; however, for logistical and catering purposes, we ask that you book with how many guests will be attending (please include children performing): Book Here!

Carols

Upcoming Events

As the year draws to a close I sincerely hope that you are able to join us for some of the events that are coming up in following weeks. Please ensure you are informed about the upcoming events by checking social media and the School website. 2023 has been a very busy and enjoyable year and I hope that you are able to celebrate with your children before the year concludes.

Andrew Whiteman
Head of Senior School