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

Early Learning to Year 12

Student Achievements - Edition 18 - 2018

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements...

On Friday 23 November, Year 8 students Gracie Greenrod (Year 8 Fereday) and Anna Symonds (Year 8 Jeffries) attended the 2018 Chinese Language Teachers Association of SA award ceremony at Elder Hall in Adelaide. They were awarded second prize in the 2018 video competition for their video “The Ever-Changing Shirt”, which is available for viewing on YouTube. Fellow student Philippa Bergin (Year 11 Clark) was also awarded a prize for her written Chinese, and sang a traditional Chinese song that received rapturous applause. Well done students.

Maths Competition Certificates

Westminster’s top mathematicians took part in the Australian Mathematics Competition earlier this year. Congratulations to the following students on their incredible achievements.

High Distinction (these students are in the top 5% in Australia!)

  • Hriday Patel (Year 9 Carter)
  • Matthew Gatford (Year 10 Fricker)


  • Immi Beattie (Year 8 Heaslip)
  • Jade Cross (Year 8 Clark)
  • Matvei Kotooussov (Year 9 Woollacott)
  • Aidan Ross (Year 9 Clark)
  • Patrick Davison (Year 10 Jeffries)
  • Yolanda Fang (Year 10 Heaslip)
  • Amy Liew (Year 10 Fereday)
  • Jack Worrall (Year 10 Clark)
  • Claire Zhang (Year 10 Jeffries)
  • Esther Zhang (Year 10 Dunstan)



During Term 2 of this year, students from across the school competed in the ICAS Science Competition.

We have already acknowledged those senior school students who achieved in the top 1% of the competition but one student, Hriday Patel (Year 9 Carter) has also received a medal for his efforts.

No one in South Australia or the Northern Territory scored higher than Hriday.

This is the second consecutive year that a Westminster student has topped the competition in Year 9.

Congratulations to Hriday on this outstanding achievement.

181128 Hriday Patel Icas Science Medal 3

English and Writing

This year we had 25 students who entered the UNSW competitions in English and Writing. Congratulations to all the students who accepted the challenge and gave it their best.

We would like to highlight the achievements of three students in particular who took all before them. To get a Distinction means you must be in the top 10% of participants, which is not easy to achieve. To get a High Distinction means you must be in the top 1% of participants, an even harder task. To be awarded the prize of medal winner means you must be the most outstanding student in your year level.

It is our great pleasure to announce that Maria Demina (Year 8 Jeffries) received a medal for Writing and that Amy Liew (Year 10 Fereday) and Rohan Whitford (Year 10 Clark) both received a medal for English. Thus, Maria, Amy, and Rohan received the highest score for their year level in their respective competitions out of the whole state of South Australia. Special congratulations to these three students.

Surf Lifesaving World Championships

Identical twins, Sam Blyzno (Year 10 Jeffries) and Tim Blyzno (Year 10 Jeffries), now have identical gold medals - World Championship gold medals! The superstar sixteen-year-old athletes represented Grange SLSC in the World Under 19 Youth team. The boys each ran a leg for the relay team that took the world title on the sands of Glenelg beach last week.

They joined two other Western Area Sprint Athletes to take on the world against older under 19 athletes. After four tightly contested legs, the Grange team won it at the line by the smallest of margins. They could only celebrate after the photo finish revealed the result!

2018 Speech Day Awards And Prizes

Congratulations to the students who were recognised for their achievements at our 2018 Speech Day.