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

Early Learning to Year 12

Old Scholar News - Edition 9 - 2020

Queen’s Birthday Honours

We congratulate the following members of our extended School community for having been acknowledged in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours list:

Member (AM) of the Order of Australia

Ms Kris Lloyd for significant service to the artisan cheese making industry, to education, and to tourism.

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia

Mr Barry Need, Life Member of School Council, for service to the Uniting Church in Australia.

Mr Darryl Pope for service to surf lifesaving, and to music education.


For those of you who may recall former Chairman of School Council, the late Don Haydon, we were saddened to learn that his wife Ruth Haydon passed away on 31 May 2020. Our condolences are with the Haydon family at this time.

We also learnt that Grant Jeffery (‘83) passed away on Thursday 4 June 2020, following a long battle with lung cancer. Our thoughts are with Grant’s wife Diana and their family.

Old Scholars’ Week

The WOSA Committee met briefly last week to look to the year ahead. While COVID-19 restrictions are slowly but surely being lifted, we feel that the Old Scholars’ Week, starting with Old Scholars’ Day and ending with the WOSA Annual Dinner, is coming up quickly and we are not in a position to be able to host these events under the prevailing conditions, as we would normally enjoy them. Consequently, we are cancelling the Annual Dinner for this year and will revisit aspects of Old Scholars’ Day at Westminster School. We are looking further into the year at the possibility of hosting an event to celebrate the opening of the new Sports Pavilion.

Peter Trenorden (’77)
T: 08 8276 0234