Friday 26 July was Old Scholars’ Day. The day was a huge success and re-enforced the strong relationship between the School and Westminster Old Scholars' Association.

The day began with a Keynote presentation by David Evans (‘82), General Manager of Spendless Shoes, to our Year 10 students.  This was followed by a range of career mentoring presentations by other Old Scholars. This part of the day was wrapped up with a Plenary Session with all Year 10 students in attendance. The quality of questions from Year 10s was overall of an excellent standard and the answers provided useful and practical advice for students who will be making subject pathway decisions as they prepare for life beyond school. 

Sally Powell (’93) was our guest speaker at the Old Scholars’ Assembly. Sally is CEO of Bedford Industries and in September 2011 became Bedford’s first female Chief Executive at the age of 35. Sally gave a wonderful presentation to our staff and students.

Over lunch we held our traditional ‘friendly’ sporting competitions between the School and the Old Scholars. This year we recognised two new sporting challenges between students and Old Scholars - Australian Rules Football and Volleyball. Being a fine day meant the students were out in droves watching the carnival being played virtually the length and breadth of the School. It was heard along the way that perhaps the students did dominate in the scoring but we’re yet to find an Old Scholar willing to confirm this rumour! Nevertheless, the games were played in the best of spirits and it provides a great way for our Old Scholars to showcase their sporting clubs and teams to the next wave of potential players.

The Old Scholars’ Annual Dinner was held at the Adelaide Pavilion, with guest speaker Jason Chong (’97) entertaining the guests. This was an enjoyable evening with over 80 guests in attendance.

In all, it was a highly successful week to showcase the strong relationships and networks within our School community.

 

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