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

Early Learning to Year 12

Student Achievements - Edition 18 - 2020

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements...

Congratulations to Jack Higgins (Year 10 Forder), who has had a stellar season at Brighton Lacrosse Club. Jack was awarded Most Valuable Player, U15 Boys' Best and Fairest. He has also been awarded Brighton Seacliff Yacht Club’s laser class club champion for 2019/20 season.

Quinn Auricht (Year 10 Jeffries) won Australian Sailing South Australia Under 19 Youth Sailor of the Year award again this year. He also won the SA State Windsurfer Class title on the weekend, being 1st in the light weight category and 2nd outright overall.

Congratulations to the following senior school students who took part in this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge: Sarah Gomez (Year 7 Carter), Luke Moriarty (Year 7 Carter), Diya Patel (Year 7 Carter), Annie Firth (Year 12 Woollacott), Naomi Phegan (Year 7 Forder) and Emma Deering (Year 9 Dunstan).

Angus Van Kruyssen (Year 7 Jeffries) and Alexander Gellert (Year 7 Heaslip) were selected for the South West Region Softball Team which came third at the recent SAPSASA Softball competition.

Jan McGinley (Year 9 Heaslip) entered into the 'scienceXart: Spot the Maths' Competition. Jan was shortlisted for the Year 7 to Year 9 category, shortlisted from hundreds of entries! Well done, Jan.

Congratulations to Gjsovaun Brijmohan (Year 9 Kelly), who has been selected for the South Australian Under 15 Cricket Squad.

Several students participated in the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools this term. Congratulations to the following students who received a Merit award in the Group category.

Andrew Draper (Year 10 Clark)
Phoenix Pereira (Year 10 Heaslip)
Tyren Wong (Year 10 Dunstan)
Austin Worrell (Year 10 Clark)

Basketball

Congratulations to our Girls' Basketball Teams, with the B grade winning a pennant and the A grade winning the Intercol Cup during the Term 3 Intercol v Pembroke. The B grade team also had an amazing undefeated season. Team members are as follows:

A Grade

Caitlin Dyer (Fricker)
Brooke Kleinig (Fricker)
Emma Keightley (Fereday)
Maddie Jansson (Forder)
Indi Kubank (Dunstan)
Jessica McManus (Jeffries)
Lainey Pratt (Fricker)
Hatti Cox (Carter)

B Grade

Chloe Dubois (Heaslip)
Jemma Francis (Fricker)
Amy McDonald (Forder)
Millie Munt (Kelly)
Tilly Nickolls (Heaslip)
Abbie Cawse (Kelly)
Lainie McFarlane (Woollacott)
Kayla Graham (Fricker)

Volleyball

In Week 5, 14 Westminster students competed in the Volleyball SA Schools Beach Volleyball Festival at Glenelg beach, with our Year 9 and Year 10 Boys’ teams each winning their division. Our Year 9 Girls' team finished a very commendable 3rd place in their division. An outstanding effort by all, given this was the first time many of these students had played beach volleyball.

Year 9 Team: Thomas Bratkovic (Year 9 Dunstan), Jake Hartmann (Year 9 Heaslip), Max Kite (Year 9 Forder) and Declan Kolb (Year 9 Clark)
Year 10 Team: Tass Andonas (Year 10 Woollacott), Declan Gayler (Year 10 Carter), Josh Rycroft (Year 10 Fereday) and Daniel Shepherd (Year 10 Woollacott)

Share Market Game

The Share Market Game is an Australia/New Zealand/International game where students are allocated $50,000 to buy and sell stock with the genuine stocks available on the ASX.

Holly Barnett, Lachie Sims, Natalie Lara-Lopez and Gus Solomon’s syndicate placed #1 in SA, and 12th overall in the Aust/NZ/International 15,913 syndicates and only by $38 - they would have been in the Top 10 in Australia! All of the Year 10s entered - there were 18 syndicates from the current Year 10 Cohort here at Westminster.

Mathematics Certificates

A number of students recently competed in the 2020 Australian Mathematics Competition. Westminster was fortunate to have some great results from competitors. Congratulations to the following students on their achievements.

Best in School - Sebastian Ireland (Year 8 Wollacott)

Year 7

Charles Edwards (Carter) – High Distinction
Olivia Fok (Fereday) – Distinction
Ryan George (Carter) – Distinction
Aman Kalro (Fricker) – Distinction
Diya Patel (Carter) – Distinction
Michael Pope (Forder) – Distinction
Grady Sayers (Fricker) – Distinction
Yajat Singh (Forder) – Distinction
Guanbo (Jeffery) Wang (Carter) – Distinction
Sara Zeitouneh (Clark) – Distinction

Year 8

Summer Wong (Dunstan) – High Distinction
Nicholas Averay (Fricker) – Distinction
Thomas Balfour (Jeffries) – Distinction
William Dyer (Heaslip) – Distinction
Jacob Frankel (Healsip) – Distinction
Zixia (Joe) Huang (Fricker) – Distinction
Tami Nguyen (Clark) – Distinction

Year 9

Shalin Bigwood (Heaslip) – Distinction
Jinchi (Tom) Han (Dunstan) – Distinction
Jaan (JJ) Roelsma (Woollacott) – Distinction
Toby Sanders (Woollacott) – Distinction
Yichen (Jenny) Xu (Fricker)– Distinction

Year 10

William Bradley (Jeffries) – Distinction
Archer Byrne (Dunstan) – Distinction
Cameron Chau (Fricker) – Distinction
Yi-Syuan (Ian) Chen (Woollacott) – Distinction
Jade Cross (Clark) – Distinction
Maria Demina (Jeffries) – Distinction
Declan Gayler (Carter) – Distinction
Jack McDonald (Forder) – Distinction
Ruiyun Ying (Carter) – Distinction
Bobby Zhou (Heaslip) – Distinction

Congratulations to the following Year 8 students who participated in the 2020 Maths Challenge and received certificates for Distinction.

Nikolas Damato (Year 8 Kelly)
Alia Peerbaye (Year 8 Fereday)

Spirit of Westventure

Congratulations to the following students who have been presented with the Spirit of Westventure award for 2020.

William Bradley (Year 10 Jeffries)
Sasha Coorey (Year 10 Fricker)
Gracie Greenrod (Year 10 Fereday)
Harry Higgins (Year 10 Forder)

Hurd Prize

The Hurd Prize for Innovation and Technology: Donated by Noel Hurd in loving memory of his son Mark (’86) and wife Janice. Awarded to a Year 10 Digital Technology student who demonstrates the qualities of passion, persistence and dedication in pursuit of innovation and technology excellence. Congratulations to Phoenix Pereira (Year 10 Heaslip) who has been awarded the Hurd Prize for 2020.

Ekiden Relay Certificates

Congratulations to the following students for their participation in the Ekiden Relay.

Archer Byrne (Year 10 Dunstan)
Bradley Jackson (Year 8 Fereday)
Massimo Mammone (Year 11 Forder)
James McManus (Year 7 Jeffries)
Daniel Shepherd (Year 10 Woollacott)
Jeremy Shepherd (Year 7 Woollacott)
Harry Snodgrass (Year 11 Clark)
Zack Tucker (Year 7 Clark)
Oshana Andraweera (Year 10 Fricker)
Tessa Ebert (Year 7 Carter)
Ruby Liptak (Year 12 Dunstan)
Jessica McManus (Year 10 Jeffries)
Ashlee Munt (Year 10 Kelly)
Katie Natt (Year 9 Forder)
Kiera Ross (Year 10 Clark)
Airlie Rouvray (Year 10 Kelly)
Rommy Snoad (Year 10 Kelly)

Year 7 to 10 Prize Giving Awards

This year we have amended the structure of the annual Academic Awards. Students awarded an Academic Achievement award received all A, A+ or A- grades in their Semester 1 report this year. Students receiving a Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence received all A or A+ grades in their Semester 1 report this year.

Eva Bratkovic (Year 7 Dunstan) - Academic Achievement Award
Joshua Bund (Year 7 Jeffries) - Academic Achievement Award
Olivia Fok (Year 7 Fereday) - Academic Achievement Award
Sarah Gomez (Year 7 Carter) - Academic Achievement Award
Eliza Maloney (Year 7 Carter) - Academic Achievement Award
Diya Patel (Year 7 Carter) - Principal's Award for Academic Excellence
Grace Riches (Year 7 Kelly) - Academic Achievement Award
Suhavi Sethi (Year 7 Kelly) - Academic Achievement Award
Guanbo Wang (Year 7 Carter) - Principal's Award for Academic Excellence
Sara Zeitouneh (Year 7 Clark) - Academic Achievement Award
Charlotte Burt (Year 8 Fricker) - Academic Achievement Award
Tessa Gratton (Year 8 Woollacott) - Academic Achievement Award
Alia Peerbaye (Year 8 Fereday) - Principal's Award for Academic Excellence
Megha Sannigrahi (Year 8 Forder) - Principal's Award for Academic Excellence
Summer Wong (Year 8 Dunstan) - Principal's Award for Academic Excellence
Emily Cesana (Year 9 Fricker) - Academic Achievement Award
Emma Deering (Year 9 Dunstan) - Academic Achievement Award
Samara Dixon (Year 9 Heaslip) - Academic Achievement Award
Reiley Kohler (Year 9 Jeffries) - Principal's Award for Academic Excellence
Michelle Liew (Year 9 Fereday) - Academic Achievement Award
Charlotte McKenzie (Year 9 Heaslip) - Principal's Award for Academic Excellence
Veda Muthineni (Year 9 Clark) - Academic Achievement Award
Katie Natt (Year 9 Forder) - Academic Achievement Award
Emilia Parkinson-Need (Year 9 Fereday) - Academic Achievement Award
Jack Richards (Year 9 Fricker) - Academic Achievement Award
Zara Segal (Year 9 Fereday) - Academic Achievement Award
Ella Williams (Year 9 Fereday) - Academic Achievement Award
Imogen Beattie (Year 10 Heaslip) - Academic Achievement Award
William Bradley (Year 10 Jeffries) - Academic Achievement Award
Cameron Chau (Year 10 Fricker) - Academic Achievement Award
Sasha Coorey (Year 10 Fricker) - Academic Achievement Award
Jade Cross (Year 10 Clark) - Principal's Award for Academic Excellence
Anisha Dinesh (Year 10 Fereday) - Academic Achievement Award
Abbey Francis (Year 10 Fricker) - Academic Achievement Award
Hannah Gomez (Year 10 Carter) - Academic Achievement Award
Kayla Graham (Year 10 Fricker) - Academic Achievement Award
Gracie Greenrod (Year 10 Fereday) - Academic Achievement Award
Bailey Makinson (Year 10 Kelly) - Academic Achievement Award
Jack McKenzie (Year 10 Heaslip) - Academic Achievement Award
Abbie Munt (Year 10 Kelly) - Academic Achievement Award
Ayesha Peerbaye (Year 10 Fereday) - Academic Achievement Award
Airlie Rouvray (Year 10 Kelly) - Academic Achievement Award
Zoe Sibbons (Year 10 Fereday) - Academic Achievement Award
Robert Zhou (Year 10 Heaslip) - Principal's Award for Academic Excellence