Discover Adelaide and SA

Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, has earned a reputation as Australia’s learning city. With numerous parklands, picturesque hills and sandy beaches, Adelaide has a pleasant, easy and relaxed lifestyle that is suitable for teenage International Students to study and live in. The population of 1 million people, whilst English speaking, includes people from many different European and Asian cultural backgrounds. The city is very multicultural and features international cultural activities and festivities. Adelaide also has one of the lowest costs of living of any city in Australia.

Westminster School is only 15 minutes by bus or train to the city centre, 15 minutes from the International Airport, 10 minutes from the beach. In the school campus, there are numerous brilliant facilities for international students such as IT rooms, library, church, Year 12 Centre, swimming pools, indoor gym, fitness centre, tennis courts, basketball court, football grounds, ovals, agricultural places, and so on. These are free and easy to access.

Westminster

Westminster School is set on 23 hectares of beautiful grounds in the suburb of Marion, 11km south of the City of Adelaide. The School is only a 15 minute drive from Adelaide International Airport and is well serviced by trains, buses, and a comprehensive network of School bus routes.

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Marion

The City of Marion, (pop. 80,000) stretches across the southern coastal plain and includes the bordering Mount Lofty Ranges to the coast. It is primarily a suburban area comprising many established suburbs. The City’s namesake, Marion, is just one such suburb. Marion is well positioned and served by transport, having easy access to excellent shopping and commercial precincts.

Adelaide

Adelaide, home to a million people, is ideally situated between the blue waters of Gulf St Vincent and the lovely Adelaide Hills. We enjoy a dry, Mediterranean-style climate. Education, training and technology are well served through our learning centres, which include three universities. Elegantly planned, bounded by parklands, Adelaide often hosts cultural and sporting events of international significance.

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South Australia

South Australia is the fourth largest Australian State and the only to border each of the other mainland States. Our capital is Adelaide. South Australia is renowned for beautiful wine regions, sandy beaches and rocky coast lines, historic towns, outback scenery, native wildlife, sea life, exceptional food, cultural and sporting programs. Primary and natural resources are key segments of our State’s economy.

Australia

Australia is a large country, and home to a culturally diverse 20 million people, living in everything from cosmopolitan cities to colourful outback towns. We are a nationally governed democracy, divided into six states and two mainland territories. Our cities are vibrant, technologically savvy and reflect a love of culture, sport and the great outdoors. The land is rich in resources, wildlife and natural attractions.

Getting to Westminster

Westminster School is full of surprises for families getting to know it for the first time. One of these surprises is just how convenient it is for families to send their son or daughter to Westminster School. Other features include the beautiful grounds, working farm, extensive outdoor education facilities, performing and visual arts facilities, boarding facilities and many more.

Westminster School prides itself on fitting into the weekly cycle of family life – increasingly important in today’s hectic lifestyle.

Westminster School is very convenient. We offer:

  • Before and After School Care
  • School Bus routes, from your door to our campus
  • 445 car parks on School grounds
  • Easy drive from all suburbs south or west of Adelaide
  • Train station at the School grounds
  • Easy drop-off and pick-up inside the School grounds.

Bus Routes

Westminster School has three dedicated Westminster student-only bus routes servicing more than 43 suburbs south and west of Adelaide.

Route A

West Lakes, Tennyson, Grange, Seaton, Fulham Gardens, Fulham, Henley Beach South, West Beach, Camden Park, Novar Gardens, Glenelg North, Glenelg, Glenelg South, Somerton Park, North Brighton, Hove, Warradale, and Glengowrie.

Route B

Blackwood Park, Blackwood, Glenalta, Belair, Lynton, Clapham, Torrens Park, Lower Mitcham, Hawthorn, Westbourne Park, Cumberland Park, Colonel Light Gardens, Panorama, Pasadena, Daw Park, St Marys and Marion.

Route C

Trott Park, Chandlers Hill, Aberfoyle Park, Flagstaff Hill, and Marion.

The bus routes pick up and drop off well inside the School grounds with teachers supervising and helping to ensure all students, particularly the young ones, find their way. Students as young as five years of age catch the School buses. There are also many other public bus routes, which drop students close to the School grounds.

Westminster School’s location is surprisingly convenient to the:

  • Beach suburbs Grange to Hallett Cove – 8 minutes/6km drive from Brighton and Glenelg
  • Inner City south suburbs Unley to Panorama – 20 minutes/15km drive from Unley, Parkside, Highgate and Goodwood – 10 minutes/7km from Colonel Light Gardens and Westbourne Park
  • Hill suburbs – Eden Hills, Blackwood to Cherry Gardens, Upper Sturt – 20 minutes/15km drive from Aberfoyle Park, Happy Valley and Coromandel Valley – 15 minutes/10km drive from Flagstaff Hill
  • Suburbs near Anzac Highway, Marion Road and South Road from – Lockleys to Seacombe Heights – 10 minutes/7km from Glandore, Clarence Park and Seaview Downs.

The Marion train station is immediately adjacent to the School grounds and many students catch the train to School and home again each day.

Suburbs near the train line south of Marion such as Hallett Cove, Seacliff, Brighton, Hove, Warradale and Oaklands Park and those suburbs north of Marion such as Ascot Park, Edwardstown, Plympton, Black Forest, Clarence Park and Goodwood are all easily accessible by train from Westminster. The City is also easily accessible by train.

Having such spacious grounds and 445 car parks is great for being able to park near your son’s or daughter’s classrooms to speak briefly to teachers before or after school. It also makes drop-offs and pick-ups quick and safe.

Such huge grounds (57 acres or 23 hectares) and wonderful facilities allow students to do nearly all extra-curricular activities on the School grounds. Sports, including football, soccer, netball, tennis, table tennis, athletics, basketball, baseball, softball, cricket, hockey, swimming, volleyball, badminton and other activities like dance, taekwondo, music tuition/ensemble, theatre sports, debating and chess, are all played or practised on the School grounds - requiring no parental supervision at the change from School time. Many parents take advantage of the convenient extended day drop-off at 8.00am and pick-up at 5.00pm.

Westminster is within 2km of the end of the Southern Expressway making it extremely convenient from the far south beaches of Goolwa and Victor Harbor but also easy from the mid-coast beaches, such as Christies Beach, Seaford, Moana and from the wine-growing areas of McLaren Flat, McLaren Vale, Willunga, Tatachilla. Southern suburbs of Woodcroft, Morphett Vale, Onkaparinga Hills are also very convenient.

Currently, Westminster School students come from 97 different suburbs around Adelaide. We have students attending the School from all the suburbs mentioned above as well as many from the Adelaide Hills, city and many more. Prepare to be suprised at just how many other Westminster families are in your suburb!

More information about Study Adelaide, visit their website www.studyadelaide.com .