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

Early Learning to Year 12

Student Achievements - Edition 15 - 2021

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements...

Congratulations to Addison Dohnt (Year 12 Fricker) who has been invited to play in a NAB All-Stars footy match back in Darwin on Friday 24 September, which is effectively a replacement for the state games that the boys missed due to COVID border restrictions.

Congratulations to Zoe Sibbons (Year 11 Fereday) who has been accepted into the State Identification Program Squad for Soccer.

Congratulations to Stella Byrne (Year 10 Dunstan) who has done an outstanding job in the PAC production of Blood Brothers, rehearsing over a six-month period to prepare an excellent effort and quality of performance.

Congratualtions to the following students who have achieved great results in their university studies. These students are undertaking a university course in Year 12, having completed a Year 12 subject in Year 11.

Analiese Baerwald (Year 12 Clark) - Crime and Criminology - Credit
Anmol Gandhara (Year 12 Kelly) - Crime and Criminology - High Distinction
Emma Keightley (Year 12 Fereday) - Crime and Criminology - High Distinction
Sacha Mutze (Year 12 Kelly) - Crime and Criminology - High Distinction
Hriday Patel (Year 12 Carter) - Crime and Criminology & Psychology - High Distinction for both
Ruby Pike (Year 12 Forder) - Crime and Criminology - High Distinction
Zara West (Year 12 Woollacott) - Contemporary Health Issues in Australia - Credit
Zara Wittwer-Smith (Year 12 Clark) - Accounting Principles - Credit

Sports Awards

Our Year 7A and 8A Netball teams had undefeated seasons this year, securing the top of the ladder and bringing home the IGSSA pennants. Congratulations to our Year 7 and 8 Netballers on a fantastic season. The pennants will be presented to the School at the end of the school year.

Recently, our Year 8 and 9, and Senior A Netballers competed in the Statewide Schools Competition at Priceline Stadium. Our Senior As made the final against Immanuel and although taking the lead early in the first quarter, Immanuel came back strong to win 35 to 44. Our Year 8 and 9 team went up against Scotch in the final, and with close scores at three-quarter-time, came back to seal the win with a 1-point victory, 26 to 25. Well done to all students involved in the competitions.

On Monday 30 August, the Open Girls Basketball team competed in the Statewide Schools Competition at St Francis de Sales College. The girls defeated Immanuel College in the final, 42 to 36. Congratulations to all girls involved, who have competed across the three rounds of the competition.

On Friday 20 August, Westminster kicked off the Winter Intercol at home, with the Senior A Girls defeating Pembroke in a nail-biting four-point victory, bringing the trophy back home, and evening the series at two games each way. Congratulations girls.

On Saturday 21 August, the Winter Intercol continued at home with our Senior A Netball team dominating the game early, bringing this year’s win to the seventh Intercol win in a row. Over the last 14 years, our Senior A Netball team have only handed the trophy back once to Pembroke in 2014. Both of our Senior A and B teams were undefeated this season, with our As winning the third IGSSA flag in a row, and the Bs their second in a row.

Following on from the success of our Netballers, our Open A Boys Basketball team had revenge on their mind after a hard loss against Pembroke at last year’s Intercol. The boys took the lead early in the game but found themselves goal for goal heading into the close of the first half. It was a total team effort in the second half of the game, securing the win with a 12-point victory over Pembroke. This year’s win was the tenth in eleven years of Intercol.

Later in the day, our first eighteen football team started their game strong with an early lead. Pembroke came back in the second quarter, going goal for goal until our players stepped up and secured the win in the third quarter, heading into the fourth leading by 73 points. Holding onto the lead, our boys finished the game with a strong 74-point win over Pembroke and retaining the cup for another year.