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

Early Learning to Year 12

Student Achievements - Edition 18 - 2021

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements...

We had five students compete at School Sport SA Cricket Championships two weeks ago. Aijay Willoughby (Co-Captain) and Adelle Parkinson-Need represented the Western Metropolitan District Girls Team. They only lost one game for the week and were runners up for the tournament.

Charlie Bradford (Captain), Henry Rodda and Ashwin Venugopal represented the South West District boys’ team. They won the Division 2 final and were undefeated for the week.

Last week Dayna Harrison (Year 7) and Sienna Privopolous (Year 7) represented the South West District in Division 1 at the School Sport SA Tennis Championships. Both girls represented their district well.

Lucy Boyd has recently been selected in the U18 SANFLW SA State football squad. The final team will be selected at the end of the year and travel interstate next April. Lucy is quite young for this team at only 15 years old, and it is a great achievement and recognition for her hard work both at West Adelaide and the support and training from Coach Dutton and the HP team at Westminster. Well done Lucy.

Recently we had three fantastic days at the beach, where our Year 7 to Year 11 volleyballers competed in the Volleyball SA Schools Beach Volleyball Festival. Westminster entered 12 teams consisting of 52 students in the tournament. Our students displayed a commendable effort against highly competitive opponents, with most teams making the finals.

Silver medals were claimed by:

Year 7 Div 2 Girls team

  • Adelle Parkinson-Need
  • Anna Goad
  • Abbie Cross
  • Maggie Taplin

Year 10 Div 2 Girls team

  • Ruby Styles
  • Luka Nedelkos
  • Holly Seco
  • Ashtyn Hodge
  • Lucy Karnon
  • Julia Edwards

Year 10 Div 1 Boys team

  • Jake Hartmann
  • Declan Kolb
  • Tom Bratkovic
  • Max Kite

Congratulations to all students who participated. Thank you to Miss Kelly, Miss Kershaw and Miss Goldsmith for their assistance during the tournament and to Mr Stone for his event organisation.

Ffion Jones (Year 10 Fricker) recently competed at the SA Karate Open Championships and won a Gold medal for Kata (martial arts patterns) and a Silver medal for Kumite (fighting). She then competed again at the SA Open Championships held in October and won a Silver medal for Kata and a Gold medal for Kumite. She has one last karate competition in 2021, coming up at the end of November.

Future Problem Solving

The following students recently competed in the National Future Problem Solving competition.

Kate Daniel (Year 7 Carter)
Gerard McGinley (Year 7 Heaslip)
Janet Wang (Year 7 Fereday)
Jacob Bratkovic (Year 7 Dunstan)
Suhavi Sethi (Year 8 Kelly)
Olivia Fok (Year 8 Fereday)
Michael Gough (Year 8 Dunstan)
Michael Pope (Year 8 Forder)
Summer Wong (Year 9 Dunstan)
Emma Deering (Year 10 Dunstan)

Emma also won the following categories:

  • Global Issues Problem Solving Individual, Senior Division – 1st place
  • Scenario Writing, Senior Division – 1st place
  • National Finals Scenario Writing Competition, Senior Division – 2nd place

Well done Emma. Emma will represent Australia at the International Future Problem Solving competition to be held in Massachusetts in June 2022.