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

Early Learning to Year 12

Old Scholar News - Edition 8 - 2020

Kym Purling (’89)

You may have caught a recent 5AA ‘Conversations with Cornesy’ between Graham Cornes and Old Scholar Kym Purling (’89). If you missed it, it was fascinating to hear about Kym’s life, including some Westminster memories and his quite amazing musical career. It’s definitely worth a listen: https://www.fiveaa.com.au/episode/conversations-with-cornesy-kym-purling/

Past Staff Member

Somewhat out of the blue, I recently made contact with a former Mathematics and Science teacher, Brian Burch, who taught at Westminster in the early ‘70s. Brian is now retired and enjoying life in Tasmania, having moved there in 1984 and where he finished his teaching career just over a decade ago. He has fond memories of Westminster and was pleased to hear that the School was progressing well.

Vale Robert Schwarz (’68)

We were saddened to receive that news that Robert passed away in early May as a result of cancer. Our thoughts are with his wife Maryanne, Matt (’98) and Nerissa (’02) and the extended family.


Next week the WOSA Committee will meet to look at the second half of the year and what that might look like in terms of events. There are still social restrictions in place which, as they stand, preclude us from gathering in numbers. First to resolve is where we stand with our 2020 Annual Dinner in early August and, as things stand, we would not be able to hold it. However, health guidelines and directives are being constantly reviewed so it is a changing landscape in which we will be making our calls. At least our sporting clubs are back training!

Peter Trenorden (’77)
T: 08 8276 0234