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

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Old Scholar News - Edition 8 - 2019

Vale Erin Kennealy (’22)

We sadly said farewell to Erin Kennealy, a Year 9 Student who is now recorded as Old Scholar Erin Kennealy (’22). In a tragic set of circumstances, Erin passed away as a result of complications that followed her contracting influenza. The Sir Shirley Jeffries Memorial Chapel was packed last week for Erin’s funeral, which was a very moving and beautiful tribute to her far too brief life. On behalf of Old Scholars, I have passed on our condolences to the Kennealy family.


Elliott Viles (‘14) has been selected to play volleyball for Volleyroos Senior Men’s National side for the upcoming FIVB Nations League – well done Elliott.

Hannah Wandel (’06) was recognised by Adelaide University with the prestigious alumni award – the James McWha Rising Star Award. Hannah received this for founding the ‘Country to Canberra’ program that provides leadership, mentorship and education for young women in regional and remote Australia, a program that proudly helped more than 3500 young women. Hannah has also been recently appointed to the position of Acting Director of the Drought Taskforce.

Save the Date – WOSA Annual Dinner

Please note that the WOSA Annual Dinner will be held Friday 2 August 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in the exclusive Gilbert Suite.

The ticket price is $100 (all inclusive). However, we have a special offer for Classes of 2013 to 2018 to be able to attend this event for $50. Great value! We also have an early bird price of $90 until Friday 5 July, available to all other Old Scholars. Following the deadline, ticket pricing will revert to the full price of $100. Bookings can be made via https://www.trybooking.com/ZIBT

A (very) brief AGM will also be held early in the evening. If you are interested in joining the WOSA Committee, please contact WOSAEO Peter Trenorden (’77) to discuss this rewarding, voluntary role.

WOS Football Club – Milestones

Last Saturday was a sensational day at Glandore for the Dragon’s major supporters’ lunch. Adding to the great win for the A team in front of a huge crowd, As’ Captain Tom Easton (’07) and Brock Kay (’06) were honoured for each playing their 200th game. Coincidentally, Tom and Brock also celebrated their 150th game on the same day, even though they weren’t necessarily playing at the same time in the same team for the last 50 games!

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The Classes of 1994 and 1989 have just celebrated their respective 25 and 30 Year Reunions. Both were great nights and I’m pretty certain wound up elsewhere in the wee small hours!

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The Class of 1994 Reunion
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The Class of 1989 Reunion

Our next reunions are the Class of 1999 20 Year Reunion Dinner on Friday 14 June; the Class of 1979 40 Year Reunion Dinner on Friday 21 June; and the Class of 1969 50 Year Reunion Luncheon on Friday 26 July (invitations about to be sent), which is also Old Scholars’ Day. All are now open on Trybooking or visit the Westminster School Old Scholars’ facebook page, which has links to the upcoming reunions.

Old Scholars’ Week

Friday 26 July marks the beginning of Old Scholars’ Week, which ends with the Annual Dinner Friday 2 August. In the next eNews, I will outline the happenings of that week and you will be able to decide whether there is an activity or an event that is of interest to you.

Peter Trenorden (’77)