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

Early Learning to Year 12

Old Scholar News - Edition 2 - 2021

Greg Vincent 82

Vale

We are saddened to learn that Greg Vincent (’82) passed away on Sunday 7 February 2021. A former class mate, Darren Trott shared this news online with the following tribute (edited):

I'm shocked and saddened by the news my old School and band mate Greg Vincent passed away suddenly. During our high school years, Greg and I spent many school holidays jamming together on Jimi Hendrix and Thin Lizzy tunes… Greg had a wicked sense of humour, was very intuitive with his bass playing and drove a cool EH Holden with chromies… Rest in peace mate. Happy jamming.

Darren Trott (’82)

Our thoughts are with Greg’s family and friends.

Memorial Service Pete Henricks (’77)

Further to our last eNews, We can confirm that there will be a Memorial Service held at Westminster School on 27 February 2021 at 10.30am for the late Pete Henricks (’77). As seating in the Chapel is restricted by COVID-19 guidelines, please click on this link to RSVP: https://form.jotform.com/210351095720850. Let's remember a life well-lived.

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60th Assembly to commemorate the Official Opening of Westminster School (1961)

Last Friday we held a special Assembly to make 60 years to the day that Westminster was officially opened. It was a time to remember those who were there and made history as Foundation staff members or Foundation students. We shared a never before seen/heard (together) ‘Great Occasions’ video narrated by our first Headmaster Douglas Forder. Doug’s daughter Bethwyn Levi (nee Forder) and members of her family were in attendance. It was a great honour for us to be able to host this Assembly. There are more photos and the Assembly can be viewed on line through the Schools and Old Scholars’ Facebook Pages.

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Long-serving Past Staff Member David Jarman, with Foundation Staff Members Tom Edmonds, Ruth McDonald (Hilton), Ruth Humphrey (Edmond), Ray Trenorden, and Foundation Student Peter Goldsworthy (‘65), now the School’s Archivist.

Westminster News Special Edition (1961 to 2021)

There is a Westminster News in the post which will start arriving as from next week in your post. If you are currently a parent at Westminster, I’m hoping that you would have received this at home already via your son or daughter. It is the first Westminster news we have released in the past twelve months, last year’s being held over because of the impact of COVID-19. We hope you find it an interesting capture of Westminster School across the past six decades.

Reunions

Please note that this is the corrected and updated list for reunions planned for 2021:

Classes of 2014/2015/2016 – 5 Year Reunion Friday 12 March
Classes of 1995/1996 – 25 Year Reunion Friday 21 May
Classes of 1990/1991 – 30 Year Reunion Friday 28 May
Classes of 2000/2001 – 20 Year Reunion Friday 4 June
Classes of 1980/1981 – 40 Year Reunion Friday 18 June
Old Scholars’ Day – Friday 30 July
Classes of 1970/1971 – 50 Year Reunion Friday 30 July
Classes of 2019/2020 – 'First Year Out' Reunion Tuesday 3 August
WOSA Annual Dinner – Friday 6 August
Class of 2011 – 10 Year Reunion Saturday 30 October

WestFest

As we are unable to hold the School Fun Fair this year, we are holding a scaled down event for just our School community, which, of course, includes Old Scholars and families/friends. This is called ‘WestFest’ and it will be held on Sunday 21 March (note updated day/date to avoid Crows home game), 4 to 8 pm on the Courtney in front of the Thomas Pavilion. It will be a twilight picnic for the whole family so come along and enjoy the fun, entertainment as well as fabulous food and drinks on offer – not to mention the return of the Boarder Parents’ Cow Pat Lotto! For us to manage numbers within COVID-19 guidelines, we ask that still register your attendance for this free event: https://www.trybooking.com/BOCXH.

WOS Soccer Club

The Westminster Old Scholars’ Soccer Club has been training for some months and is now ramping up for the season ahead. In doing so, they are reaching out to see whether there is an experienced soccer coach who would be prepared to work with the Senior Men's Third Team. It is a volunteer role, with minimum time requirements. If this sparks your interest, please email WOSAEO Peter Trenorden (’77), E: ptrenordn@westminster.sa.edu.au, for further information. The WOS Soccer Club uses the Courtney at Westminster as its home ground and is deservedly well-known as one of the best clubs (playing, structure, social) in the Collegiate league.

Class of 2008 Time Capsule

At the 60th Anniversary Assembly, we announced that the Class of 2008 time capsule would be opened this year. It seems a very fitting time with the ELC buddies of the Class of 2008 now completing Year 12 themselves, and what better year to mark this occasion! Of course, in opening it, we would like to ensure that all participants to this time capsule have the best opportunity to attend so for now, it is proposed that we open this on Old Scholars’ Day, Friday 30 July. More information will follow. In the meantime, mark it as a ‘save the date’ if you are in the Class of 2008.

Peter Trenorden (’77)
WOSAEO
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