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SEPTEMBER 2017

FATHER’S DAY

IN THE LOWER JUNIOR SCHOOL


EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

On Tuesday we had a Read Around the Wilderness! We split up into small gr

some friends to the Annie House and some friends v


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roups today, with some groups visiting the Lower Junior School classrooms,

visiting us in the Mamie House—we had a lot of fun!


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MIDDLE & SENIOR SCHOOL

BOOK WEEK IN THE ELC Our wonderful Wilderness Community came to gether to celebrate Book Week, with the culmination of a parade by both Mamie and Annie girls. We loved dressing up as explorers, adventurers, Australian animals and even Our wonderful Wilderness community came together to the occasional unicorn. This year’s theme was ‘Escape celebrate Book Week, with the culmination oftogether a parade by to Everywhere’ and we gave it our best shot. Our wonderful Wilderness community came to

both the Mamie and Annie girls. We loved dressing up as celebrate Book Week, with the culmination of a parade by

explorers, adventurers, Australian and evenup the both the Mamie and Annie girls. Weanimals loved dressing as occasional unicorn. This years theme wasand escape explorers, adventurers, Australian animals evento the everywhere andThis we gave our best occasional unicorn. yearsittheme wasshot! escape to everywhere and we gave it our best shot!


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WILDERNESS SCHOOL

ELC & LOWER JUNIOR SCHOOL FATHER’S BREAKFAST On Thursday 31 August 2017, the Early Learning Centre and Lower Junior School honoured their fathers with a wonderful breakfast. The girls welcomed their father or special guest into their space by showing them their favourite places to play and giving them the beautiful gifts they had lovingly created over the week. The fathers and special guests enjoyed muffins and a lovely time with the girls.

JUNIOR SCHOOL


JUNIOR SCHOOL

JUNIOR SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION ‘INSIDE / OUTSIDE’ The tenth Wilderness Junior School Art Exhibition ‘Inside/ Outside’ was opened by the Principal, Jane Danvers, on Tuesday 29 August. Students, parents, friends and teachers joined together at the Cub Space for a joyful celebration of children’s art. As guests arrived, they were greeted by beautiful melodies from the Junior School Flute and Clarinet Ensemble. A student from each class spoke about the individual and group artworks they had created. The theme ‘Inside/Outside’ allowed students to explore a diverse range of concepts, art making processes and media. A visual delight of artworks, both inside and outside the Cub Space, were exhibited and every student from Reception to Year 6 had at least one individual and group work on display. The Reception classes’ ‘Peas in a Pod’ group paintings were chosen as the feature image for the invitation, poster and limited edition gift cards. Their canvases were hung at the entrance of the new gallery space. Inside the space a maze of artworks depicting fortune cookies, cakes, keys, eyes, feet, shoes, cross sections of fruit, skies, dinosaurs, lucky cats, interior and exterior views, and many more interpretations of this theme were on show. Outside the space the Year 3 Trojan horse piñata was a big ‘hit’ for the girls and all attendees were well catered for with a plethora of scrumptious warm finger food, drinks and lollipops. The Art department would like to sincerely thank all those who braved the cool winter’s evening to support the girls in their art-making journey.

Jo Porrovecchio Art Teacher


JUNIOR SCHOOL


JUNIOR SCHOOL

We went on the night walk and we saw the lion he was out at night. We also saw the tree kangaroo. Eric, our zoo educator, told us how the tree kangaroo had a foster mum that was a yellow footed rock wallaby. Alisha Azhar

YEAR 2 ZOO SNOOZE The Year 2 classes had the opportunity to have a sleepover at the Adelaide Zoo for their Zoo Snooze. The sleepovers were held on Friday after school in Week 4 for 2F and Week 5 for 2B. After arriving and getting familiar with the rules and the room, the girls had some time to investigate several reptiles in enclosures and all sorts of fascinating items. There were many varieties of animal skins, including tigers, bears, koalas, kangaroos and mice. Also, the girls saw many items that had been seized at customs including crocodile skin boots and elephant tusks. Dinner was a barbecue and salad, followed by ice creams with sprinkles!

This set the girls up for their exciting, but scary, night walk around the zoo. We got to see many different animals roaming in their enclosures, including the lion, emus, quolls and many different birds. Next it was time to set up our beds, have some supper – milo and chocolate chip biscuits – then settle down for a movie. Some of the girls fell asleep during the movie and the rest followed suit soon after – way later than their usual bed time! In the morning we quickly packed up our sleeping bags and mattresses – rolling out our sleeping bags was much easier than rolling them up! Then we had breakfast, followed by a morning walk with a behind the scenes tour of where the animals’ food is kept. Most of the girls really looked forward to the next event – feeding the meerkats and otters!


JUNIOR SCHOOL

I learnt how skinks protect themselves. They drop their tail which confuses the animal and the skink can slowly slip away. Lulu Zammit-Harris

As soon as the meerkats saw the girls coming over to their enclosure, they immediately perked up as if they knew what was coming. We were lucky enough to feed the five new baby meerkats too. The girls were given a handful of mealworms, which the meerkats absolutely love to eat. The meerkats eagerly snapped up the mealworms, much to the delight of their feeders! That concluded the Zoo Snooze and we collected our gear and walked to the gates to see the mums and dads who were there to pick up their daughters. It was a very enjoyable night and the girls loved sharing their experiences in a recent Junior School assembly. By Mrs Brennan and Mrs Foster

Maisie was a corn snake and they are called corn snakes because mice want to eat the corn and the snakes want to eat the mice. I felt proud of myself for patting the snake. Zoe Khan


WILDERNESS SCHOOL

ANNUAL MUSIC CONCERT The 2017 Wilderness School Annual Music Concert was held at the regal and beautiful Elder Hall, University of Adelaide. This most delightful concert showcased some of the finest musical talents in South Australia and no doubt some of the performers will one day be some of the most important musicians on the world stage. For those who were fortunate enough to witness our School’s amazing singers, one would have noticed the awesome Jazz Choir under Joanna Tropeano singing ‘Be Someone’, Dream Girls singing ‘True Colour’ beautifully under Vanessa Abela, and the young and gorgeous Junior Concert Choir rendition of ‘Maori Lullaby” under Ruth Shrimpton. The Senior Choir had a credible reading of ‘Something’. All the instrumental ensembles were extremely well trained and performed with a specific class and warmth rarely found in the school aged groups. Some of you may have noticed that we have first class instrumental teachers, who as members of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, performed at the Adelaide Town Hall the night after our memorable concert in the Elder Hall. Thank you to Mitch Brunsden OAM for the haunting beauty of ‘Adagio for Strings and Organ’, and to Mary Waterhouse, Ben Lang, Sarah King, Jacqui Finlay, Alex Wignall, Damien Hurn, Warren Heading, Karen Fletcher, Lizzie Gregory and Ian Denbigh for their tremendous performances and support to make this concert possible. A special thank you to Patricia Iuliano and Carolyn Tasker in the Music Office and the Parents and Friends Association and Friends of Music. Many thanks also to Jane Kuchel from the Art Department. Deep appreciation to the Publications, Maintenance Departments and the whole school community.


MIDDLE & SENIOR SCHOOL

Rather than attending a fundraiser in 2017, we invite you to purchase tickets and be in the running to win one of four ‘wow’ factor prizes.

NO babysitter NO new outfit, shoes or make up NO dry-cleaning NO Auction prizes to bid on

Return flight in a private Pilatus PC-12 jet for you and seven friends return to Melbourne. Value: $8,500

$2,000 Gift Voucher to Fair Price Group – blinds & flooring

TICKETS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED

YES 100% money raised

will go directly to the Wilderness School Foundation.

Nordburger for a year 52 delicious burgers! Value: $520

Student lunch orders for a year from the Wilderness Café. Value: $400

$50each OR $100 for 3 tickets

*LESS THAN 75 TICKETS REMAINING Licence Number: M13344

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

7 HEALTH AND WELLBEING ACTIVE KINDNESS 7 Cedar planned some small projects we could do to show kindness and gratitude to people and our surroundings. It was decided that our final project should be to landscape under the Cedar Tree on the Running Track. This tree was first planted near the School flagpole in 2013 to celebrate Cedar’s 40th Birthday. During periods of construction, the tree was removed and kept alive in a plastic bin. In 2016, the tree was planted in its current position outside the library. A special thank you to Steve, from the Wilderness Maintenance Team, who helped us by carefully selecting plants that had purple flowers or foliage. He also showed us how to plant them and prepared the soil. We are all very happy with the results and think that it will look even better when we see some leaves on the tree in a few weeks.


MEDIA TEAM

MEDIA TEAM TRAINING DAY The Media Team is a group of girls who are committed to filmmaking and capturing the events that happen at Wilderness School. These include: House Days, Swimming Carnivals, Athletics Carnivals, Cross Country and special events. We make short films for the Media Team Channel, take photos for publications, host the annual Red Carpet Film Night and create the Year 12 video. The Media Team is led by Mrs Jayne Kelly and assisted by Victoria Moularadellis as the Student Coordinator. On Tuesday 8 September, the Media Team held a training day to ensure that our skills are practised and updated. The first session was organised by Corey Kemp (Wilderness IT department) who taught legal and mechanical aspects of using the Drone. The second session was taught by award winning film maker, Stephen de Villiers, who showed how to effectively use Adobe Premier Pro editing. During the third session, Dominic Ashfield (Wilderness IT department) taught photography skills, particularly for action shots, and shared some incredible photographs from his African safari. It was a highly successful day with the members of the Media Team being engaged in innovative, creative and practical learning. Sincere thanks to Corey, Stephen and Dominic for sharing their expertise.


DRAMA

SENIOR DRAMA THE WIZARD OF OZ ‘The Wizard of OZ’ written by L Frank Baum is a classic of music theatre, often referred to as “the world’s favourite musical”. The story that we all know and love sees Dorothy of Kansas (Catherine Hickey) dreaming of a life ‘over the rainbow’ when she is swept up in a tornado and dropped on top of The Wicked Witch of the East in Munchkinland. Here she meets Glinda (Ella Maitland) who sends her on a journey down the yellow brick road to meet the great and powerful Wizard of Oz (Steph Farrall). Of course, she meets several friends along the way, including the Scarecrow (Sophie Davies), the TinWoman (Veronica Pomeroy) and the Cowardly Lion (Isabella Bradford). However, stories exist not only to entertain and warm the cockles of our heart, but to cause us to think about the world around us. This production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ seeks to question what we’ve usually felt about this

idyllic land with it’s ‘yellow brick roads’ and emerald cities. Instead, in this utopia ‘over the rainbow’ Dorothy glimpses a world where tight government control has created a citizenry lacking the brains to think, the hearts to empathise, and the courage to stand up against the regime. This production, directed by Casmira Hambledon, with musical direction by Martin Cheney, also features the collective creative genius of arrangements by Gavin O’Loghlen, set design by Marieka Hambledon, video production by Lyndon Cullen-Reid and costume design by Kaye Buckerfield. Trevor Griffin will provide a visual feast with lighting and projections and Isabella Drioli-Phillips has leant her considerable talents to props making. Performance dates are Sept 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30pm, with a matinee performance on Sept 23 at 2pm, all in the Newman Theatre. Tickets are available through Trybooking: www.trybooking.com/RMAX or from the ticket table outside the Newman Theatre. Ticket prices are $25 for Adults and $20 for Students and Concession.


DRAMA


SPORT

INTERCOL RESULTS Wilderness School hosted the Winter Intercol in Week 4 with Wilderness and Seymour competing against each other in a variety of winter sports. The series of games commenced with the first intercol AFL match on Monday night at Prospect oval and the Debating at Seymour on Tuesday, with Wilderness winning both events. On Wednesday, Wilderness opposed Seymour in six soccer matches. All teams played exceptionally well with Wilderness winning the Senior B, Senior B2 and Middle A games. Netball, Badminton and Hockey took place on

Saturday at various venues. These final matches determined whether Wilderness or Seymour would win the Winter Intercol. With a majority of the Badminton teams winning their matches, both the Senior A and Senior B Hockey teams beating Seymour, and some successful netball games, Wilderness ended up winning the Winter Intercol. The PE and Sport department have been amazed by the support from staff, families, friends and fellow students. We are extremely proud of the results from the Intercol and the hard work and determination shown by the girls.

WILDERNESS

SEYMOUR

AFL Intercol

3

1

Debating Intercol

3

1

Soccer Intercol

13

11

Hockey Intercol

6

2

Badminton Intercol

19

9

Netball Intercol

33

43

TOTAL POINTS

77

67


SPORT

MIDDLE & SENIOR ATHLETICS DAY On 31 August, the annual Wilderness Athletics Carnival took place at Santos Stadium. Below are the results: TRACK AND FIELD TROPHIES McDonald/Kljajic Cup (1500m) Charlotte Ruddenklau (Antholiza) Lowry Cup (year 7, 8, 9 100m) Catherine Price (Amaryllis) Mary Steven Cup (Year 10, 11, 12 800m) Charlotte Ruddenklau (Antholiza) Badenoch Trophy (Year 10, 11, 12 Walk) Sarah Damin (Antholiza) Geschmay Cup (Year 7, 8, 9 Hurdles) Georgina Birchall (Antholiza) Heggie Cup (Year 10, 11, 12 Hurdles) Eliza Geh (Antholiza) Longbottom Cup (Field Events) Lucy Duncan (Amaryllis) Irwin Cup (Open 100m) Melarn Murphy (Sparaxis) Field Cup (Year 7, 8, 9 Javelin) Emma Sleath (Cedar) Hayward Cup (Best High Jumper) Catherine Price (Amaryllis) Centenary Cup (Highest Aggregate Points) Georgina Birchall (Antholiza) and Melarn Murphy (Sparaxis) Isabel Lucas Cup (Year 7, 8, 9 800m Walk) Teagan Powell (Antholiza) TEAM TROPHIES Harvey Cup (Year 10, 11, 12 Flag Relay) Year 12 Sparaxis Russell Cup (Year 10, 11, 12 4x100m Relay) Year 11 Sparaxis Pearce Trophy (Boarders v Day Girls) Boarders


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CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS Year 7 Thurgood Cup: Georgina Birchall (Antholiza) Runner Up: Harriet Craig (Sparaxis) Year 8 Reece Cup: Teagan Powell (Antholiza) Runner Up: Tahlia Leathart (Cedar) Year 9 Viner-Smith Cup: Catherine Price (Amaryllis) Runner Up: Emma Sleath (Cedar) Year 10 Alder Cup: Myah George (Carob) Runner Up: Arabella Brown (Amaryllis) Year 11 Walsh Cup: Melarn Murphy (Sparaxis) Runner Up: Mimi Stanbury (Carob) Year 12 Fischer Cup: Isabelle Greco (Amaryllis) Runner Up: Eliza Geh (Antholiza) SELSEY SHIELD 1st Cedar 2nd Antholiza 3rd Amaryllis 4th Sparaxis 5th Carob NEW RECORDS Open 1500m Run – Charlotte Ruddenklau 5:01.05mins Year 11 Long Jump – Melarn Murphy 5.05m Open 100m Run – Melarn Murphy 12.10secs Year 11 Triple Jump – Melarn Murphy 10.58m Year 7 Hurdles – Georgina Birchall 14.06secs Year 7 200m Run – Georgina Birchall 29.30secs Year 11 200m Run – Melarn Murphy 25.29secs


HUMANS OF WILDY Meet some of the people that make Wildy the place it is… many people share the passion for Wilderness and we all share in the vision and mission of this School.

KIERAN JACKSON Current role at Wilderness? Year 6 Teacher How long have you worked at Wilderness? This is my first year. What made you decide to work in education? I have family members in education and I wanted to make a positive difference to young people’s lives. How has the job of teaching changed/evolved? Technology has revolutionised the world of education. In the modern-day classroom children can show their thinking and learning in a variety of ways. As the world changes, educators need to be continuously learning to stay relevant. If you weren’t a Teacher, what would be your ideal job? Soccer player. If you could have dinner with two famous people, who would you choose? Barack Obama & David Beckham.


MARIA CRIARIS

COREY KEMP

Current role at Wilderness?

Current role at Wilderness?

Senior Chemistry Teacher and Junior Science Teacher

I am the Senior Systems Administrator in the Digital Technology department at Wilderness School. I help look after the schools servers and the SharePoint websites, while also helping staff and students with all of their IT needs.

How long have you worked at Wilderness? This is my fourth year

How long have you worked at Wilderness? What made you decide to work in education?

2017 is my 8th year at Wilderness School.

A love of learning and wanting to share that with others. Working with young people and making a difference in their lives.

Do you have a mantra / philosophy?

I absolutely loved school when I was younger and wanted to pass that love onto future generations How has the job of teaching changed/evolved? When I first started, teachers were the holders of all knowledge, but now we are facilitators in a learning journey together If you weren’t a Teacher, what would be your ideal job? Incorporating my love of learning and travelling, I’m thinking a tour guide, choosing different destinations and locations to continue learning about the history as well as the people of various destinations. If you could have dinner with two famous people, who would you choose? Albert Einstein & Michelle Obama

No, not particularly. Although after having 2 boys, 3.5 and 1.5, I’ve adopted a couple: “Breathe” & “Just Be Kind” If you weren’t a Systems Administrator, what would be your ideal job? I think I would like to own and run a Micro Brewery making delicious craft beers. And hopefully this would afford me the time and money to travel the world riding world famous mountain bike trails. If you could have dinner with two famous people, who would you choose? I would want to have dinner with Brandon Semenuk, world champion Mountain Bike freerider with the Red Bull riding team. Also Jessica Alba. She is a very smart business woman with a $1.7bn company and she would also bring a lot of class and beauty to the table. What do you think is special about Wildy? I think that Wilderness School has a great community spirit. The attitude and friendliness of all of the staff here is what makes it a great place to work. Working in IT, 8 years in the one job is not very common which is a credit to Wilderness School having the ability to retain it’s staff.


CAREERS

WILDERNESS CAREER CORNER 2017 WORTHWHILE SCHOOLIES PROGRAMS – SRI LANKA AND SAMOA Projects Abroad is offering an alternative Schoolies program for students looking for a worthwhile and adventurous way to celebrate the end of school. The program runs for 2-3 weeks starting from 18 November or 25 November 2017 in disadvantaged communities in either Sri Lanka or Samoa. It caters for small groups typically of between 10-15 young people looking for a worthwhile, fun and unique Schoolies experience. You can join individually or with friends. The programs are incredibly diverse and give you the chance to work with local people on real community projects.

EVENT DETAILS Date: Monday 2 October 2017 Location: University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 REGISTER NOW https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/explore/ events/victoria_and_interstate/victoria/ interstate_student_and_family_information_ day_october

ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY PARENTS INFORMATION SEMINAR

For more information, pop into the Careers Office or look online at www.projects-abroard.com.au

If you were not able to attend Open Day on Sunday 20 August, there is another great opportunity coming up on Sunday 23 October at the next Parents and Guardians Information Seminar.

UNIVERSITIES

Future You at Adelaide

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO LIFE AT UNI

And don’t forget - you can connect with the university and receive all the latest updates and news stories at https://www.facebook.com/ futureuofa/

https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/ education-blogs/student-life/an-insider-s-guideto-life-at-uni UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE INTERSTATE STUDENT AND FAMILY INFORMATION DAY The University of Melbourne invite students to attend their Information Day for interstate students and their families at the Parkville campus on Monday 2 October 9:00am – 5:00pm. The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, the student experience and accommodation options. Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The program will also include a campus tour and residential college tour. Lunch will be provided on the day.

For students interested in Animal and Veterinary Sciences degrees, the Roseworthy Campus are also hosting a series of special information events during September: University of Adelaide: Animal and Veterinary Sciences Info Sessions Tue 19 September, 11am or 2pm Wed 20 September, 11am or 2pm These information sessions take place at the Roseworthy campus, where the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is based. Find out about course and accommodation options. http://www.adelaide.edu.au/vetsci/newsevents/info-sessions/


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FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

TAFE & APPRENTICESHIPS

Flinders University Webinars

APPRENTICESHIP SUPPORT AUSTRALIA

These interactive online seminars are presented by Flinders staff so that you can find out more about your study options. The webinars are on topics such as pathways into university, the application process, education degrees, pathways to medicine, uni life, and much more. Sign up online.

This website has a lot of advice for people planning to start apprenticeships about what to expect from their future training. It also has information for parents and careers advisors.

https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/events-keydates/webinars

http://www.apprenticeshipsupport.com.au/ Apprentices

Flinders University SpringFest

BECOMING AN APPRENTICE

Sat 14 October, 10am – 3pm

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways can help you when you’re looking for an apprenticeship. Visit this page on their website for a step-by-step guide to finding and securing the best apprenticeship for you.

This event will be put on in conjunction with Nature Play SA. It’s a good chance for future students to familiarise themselves with the Flinders campus, meet some people and take part in fun activities. http://events.flinders.edu.au/show/event/springfest

CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY: HIGH SCHOOL VS UNIVERSITY University is very different to high school: while there is more freedom, you also have more responsibilities. This page on the CDU website will give you a good idea of some of the differences to expect. http://schools-engagement.cdu.edu.au/students/ uni-vs-school

NEW DEGREES AT UNISA Find out about new courses and course combinations available to study at UniSA. Your dream course might not have existed until now! http://www.unisa.edu.au/new

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE ACCOMMODATION If you’re planning on moving to Adelaide to study at the University of Adelaide, it’s a good idea to think about your accommodation options. If you want to stay at a residential college, apply now, as places can be competitive. http://www.adelaide.edu.au/accommodation/

http://www.aapathways.com.au/Self-Help/Step-byStep-Guide

CHOOSING A TAFE This page from Youth Central has information and advice about choosing a TAFE course and how to apply. http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/studying-training/ tertiary-study/tafe-training

CSIRO INDIGENOUS TRAINEESHIP THE CSIRO INDIGENOUS TRAINEESHIP Program is an initiative of the CSIRO Indigenous Engagement Strategy. Their one to two year traineeships offer exciting work environments for people starting their careers by combining employment with structured formal training from a TAFE or similar training provider. Indigenous Traineeships are available across a range of disciplines and locations. Duration: 1 to 2 years (depending on the course of study) Trainee Salary: $22,329 to $24,749 plus up to 15.4% superannuation https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Various-Registration-ofInterest-Aboriginal-and-Torres-Strait-IslanderTraineeships/411215300/


CAREERS

WILDERNESS CAREER CORNER 2017 PRIVATE COLLEGES ADELAIDE CENTRAL SCHOOL OF ART DRAWING INTENSIVE 16 – 17 September This drawing intensive course is designed for people aged 13–17. Students will participate in an intensive weekend of drawing and art-making. Students who want to study at ACSA or pursue a career in visual art may be interested. http://www.acsa.sa.edu.au/study-options/ drawing-intensive-for-teenagers/

AIE INFORMATION EVENING (SPECIALISTS IN GAMING, ANIMATIONS & FX) Wed 13 September, 6pm – 8pm Find out about 2018 study options and where an AIE course could take your career. http://www.aie.edu.au/information-evening AIE Open Day Sat 18 November http://www.aie.edu.au/openday

HELPMANN ACADEMY DANCE MASTERCLASSES Students who are interested in studying Dance may be interested in attending these masterclasses at Helpmann Academy, in conjunction with The Mill and Adelaide College of the Arts. https://www.helpmannacademy.com.au/l-e-vmasterclass-booking-page/

THINK EDUCATION: SCHOLARSHIPS http://www.think.edu.au/studying-at-think/ scholarships

INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT CAREER WEEK 25 – 29 September The ICHM career week is designed to help students considering study in hospitality or related business make decisions about their future study and career options. Apply now for the September career week. https://www.ichm.edu.au/about/careers/careerweeks

CALIBRE CONSULTING: ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP Each year, Calibre Consulting offers a number of Dream Big scholarships to young women studying engineering at university. Dream Big is open to young women who are Australian citizens or permanent residents and who will be undertaking an approved civil or structural engineering course. Applications open from October in the final year of high school and close in January the following year. Successful candidates will receive a monthly allowance, paid work experience, and a full-time role upon graduation. http://www.calibreconsulting.co/careers/teams/ start-your-career/dream-big

SAE INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Applications close 30 October SAE Creative Media Institute offers scholarships to outstanding creative media applicants. SAE Scholarships are awarded to recognise creative talent coupled with academic excellence and outstanding leadership. https://sae.edu.au/admissions/scholarships/


CAREERS

OTHER NEWS AUSTRALIAN CAREERS ONLINE HOW TO BE READY FOR EXAM TIME: OUR TOP 7 STUDY TIPS http://studyworkgrow.com.au/how-to-be-readyfor-exam-time-our-top-7-study-tips/

7 STUDY TIPS http://this.deakin.edu.au/study/7-tips-to-help-youstudy-smarter-not-harder

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR FIRST JOB https://careerswithstem.com/first-job/

This website has information about choosing the right career path for you and advice on how to go about getting your dream job. http://www.careersonline.com.au

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS: BECOME AN ARCHITECT Architects are professionally trained designers who work on buildings and the built environment, combining creative design with technical knowledge. Find out about becoming an architect and read the stories of people working in this field. http://www.architecture.com.au/architecture/ national/becoming-an-architect

MYFUTURE: CAREER BULLSEYES The myfuture Career Bullseyes have information on different careers you could undertake depending on what you’re interested in and what level of study you want to undertake. https://myfuture.edu.au/bullseyes

JOBS FOR THE FUTURE This Canadian website has come up with job descriptions for careers that may exist in 2030. This includes changes to current career paths as well as new jobs that will develop over time. http://careers2030.cst.org/jobs/

VIDEOS FOR CHANGE This is a team-based competition for students in Years 7 to 10. Students create a 1-minute video on a social issue they feel passionate about. Entries close Sun 17 September. http://www.highresolves.org/videosforchange/

YOUTH FOR PEACE PROJECT AWARD

YOUTH FOR UNDERSTANDING STUDENT EXCHANGE ONLINE INFORMATION SESSIONS The online information sessions provide those interested in exchange with the opportunity to learn about the programs on offer from the comfort of their home. Online information sessions all take place 6pm – 7:30pm AEST.

People aged 12–18 can enter this competition. Students should be in groups of 3 or more and need to submit a project they have undertaken that has contributed to building peace and making a positive change in society. First prize is $1000. Entries close 30 October.

7 September

https://www.psychology.org.au/about/awards/pfpproject/

http://www.yfu.com.au/connect/infosessions/

5 October 2 November 7 December


CAREERS

WILDERNESS CAREER CORNER 2017 OTHER NEWS CONTINUED

CULTURAL CARE AU PAIR INFO MEETINGS Adelaide: 16 September, 10am

CWD STUDIOS IN CONJUNCTION WITH FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

Online: 18 September, 6pm AEST https://www.culturalcare.com.au/join-info-meeting/

Character design holiday workshops Want to learn how to create art & animation for video games & $120 – October 7-8 – 10am-4pm For more information pop into the Wilderness Careers Office

HAMILTON SECONDARY COLLEGE Media Arts Production Skills (MAPS) – Diploma 2018 entry Applications are open for their 1 year intensive full time practical preparation program, aimed at securing entry into the Industry. If you are interested in professional training in live action Motion Picture Media should call Leigh Sutton 8275 8322 or email leigh.sutton@hamcoll.sa.edu.au for more information.

C.A.S. HAWKER SCHOLARSHIP The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is awarded to Australian students, usually those entering their first year of university. It is awarded based on personal qualities, demonstrated leadership and academic ability. The 2018 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship opens Mon 4 December 2017 and will close Fri 5 January 2018. http://www.hawkerscholarship.org

GAP YEARS AND WHY THEY’RE OFTEN A HUGE MISTAKE https://schoolsindustry.com.au/2017/08/10/gapyears-and-why-theyre-often-a-huge-mistake/

LEARNING FUNDAMENTALS: EMBRACING ‘PAIN’ IN THE LEARNING PROCESS http://learningfundamentals.com.au/blog/no-painno-gain-why-doing-learning-something-is-betterthan-doing-nothing/ http://learningfundamentals.com.au/blog/ getting-to-the-aha-moment-10-ways-to-embracediscomfort-and-pain-when-you-study/

RAIL CAREERS There are a wide range of careers available in the rail industry, including engineering, customer service, corporate jobs. This website provides information about the industry and provides students with information about how they can succeed in the industry. http://railcareers.net.au

SOCIAL MEDIA MASTERMINDS ARE HERE TO HELP WITH MENTAL HEALTH https://www.fya.org.au/2017/08/01/mental-healthsocial-media-accounts-to-follow/


CAREERS

TAFE BYTES: HOW TO START YOUR OWN SMALL BUSINESS http://tafebytes.com.au/small-business/

THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A SCIENTIST ACCORDING TO UTAS RESEARCHERS http://www.utas.edu.au/news/2017/8/21/384-thebest-thing-about-being-a-scientist/

THINK YOUR WAY Think Your Way is a resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with targeted advice about post-school study options. http://www.thinkyourway.edu.au

VOICEWORKS VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer opportunities are available with Voiceworks, a literary journal produced by and showcasing the work of people under 25. Please contact info@expressmedia.org.au to register your interest in volunteering and keep an eye on their social media channels for regular callouts and opportunities to get involved. http://expressmedia.org.au/about/work-with-us/

WHERE INSPIRATION COMES FROM Our latest MHSCareers blog talks about how to find inspiration for your career. http://studyworkgrow.com.au/where-inspirationcomes-from/

WRITE FOR FYA This post has tips on how to get better at writing if you want to be a journalist. You can get a start by writing for FYA. Those interested can email content@ fya.org.au with information about themselves and their story ideas. http://www.fya.org.au/2015/08/25/vices-top-10tips-on-getting-into-journalism-write-for-fya/


ACHIEVEMENTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

WILDERNESS ACHIEVEMENTS MARGO MUIR

CROSS COUNTRY SUCCESS On Saturday 26 August, Margo Muir (Year 11) competed in the Australian Cross Country and Walks Championships in Wollongong, NSW. Over a tough course, Margo completed the U18s 4 km race in a personal best time. Great running, Margo!

ALYSHIA VU, ISABELLE GRECO & MADELINE HULM SAETA 2017 YOUNG WRITERS AWARD

On Friday 18 August Wilderness hosted the presentation evening of the South Australian English Teachers Association (SAETA) Young Writers Award. Wilderness had three winners of awards from the hundreds of entries from students all over the state. In Group 5 Poetry Alyshia Vu (10 Carob) came third with her inspiring slam poem Carpe Diem and Madeline Hulm (9 Cedar) came second with her poem on selfesteem, I am beautiful. In Group 6 Prose, Isabelle Greco came second with her disturbing and powerful short story Trust in the Lord. The students are pictured with the competition’s Chief Judge, author Kylie Mansfield.


ACHIEVEMENTS

STUDENT SUCCESS

NORTH ADELAIDE SAPSASA TRIALS On Tuesday 29 August, 19 talented young athletes represented Wilderness School at the North Adelaide SAPSASA Trials held at Santos Stadium. It was a successful day with many girls winning placings, including two firsts in the relays, advancing them through to the State Day later in September. Well done girls on a great effort!

WE LOVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONGRATULATE OUR GIRLS ON THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS! Please forward any news about your daughter’s successes that you’d like to share to btrotter@wilderness.com.au


BOARDING HOUSE

FROM THE BOARDING HOUSE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL The Boarding House celebrated MidAutumn Festival, with a special dinner organised by our International Student Representative, Jessie Zheng. MidAutumn Festival is an important traditional harvest holiday in China, which signifies the time of year that the moon is the brightest and the fullest. Traditionally the Moon Festival is a time when families come together and enjoy sharing a special meal.

The festival was attended by several Wilderness staff members, our international homestay students and the boarders. All the guests felt honoured to be considered a part of the extended family of our internationals students. The dinner, prepared by our talented kitchen staff, included a wide variety of delicious Chinese cuisine. A highlight of the meal was the customary mooncake, which emulates the full moon and is only eaten on special occasions. The celebration also featured a beautiful performance by Emily Wang and Charlene Chen, which incorporated elements of traditional Chinese music.


BOARDING HOUSE

Several of our international students collaborated to transform the dining room into a traditional banquet hall, which featured bright red lanterns and folded-paper decorations. The origami decorations were meticulously folded by hand and prepared by Linda Zhang and Linda Shi. Lantern-riddles were a feature of the decorative display and tested wits of our guests:

Which is faster? Hot or cold. Answer: Hot is faster as you can catch a cold!


TERM 3 DATES FOR 2017 SAVE THE DATES 2017 DATE

TIME

Wednesday 20, 21, 22 September

EVENT

VENUE

7:30pm

Senior Drama - ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Newman Theatre

2:00pm

Senior Drama - ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Newman Theatre

7:30pm

Senior Drama - ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Newman Theatre

Saturday 23 September

Term 3 Concludes

Friday 29 September

Term 4 Commences

Monday 16 October Friday 27 October

6:00pm

Valedictory Dinner

Tuesday 31 October

6:00- 8:00pm

Year 12 Visual Art Exhibition

Gymnasium

SCHOOL DATES FOR WILDERNESS STUDENTS FOR 2018: FIRST TERM 11 Weeks

Begins

Tuesday 30 January

Ends

Friday 13 April

SECOND TERM 9 Weeks

Begins

Tuesday 1 May

Ends

Friday 29 June

THIRD TERM 10 Weeks

Begins

Wednesday 25 July

Ends

Friday 28 September

FOURTH TERM 9 Weeks

Begins

Monday 15 October

Ends

Wednesday 12 December

BOARDING HOUSE EXEAT WEEKENDS FOR 2018: FIRST TERM SECOND TERM

THIRD TERM FOURTH TERM

17 - 18 February 10 - 12 March 19 - 20 May 9 - 11 June (Queen’s Birthday) 11 - 12 August 8 - 9 September 3 - 4 November 24 - 25 November

LIFE IN THE WILDERNESS - ISSUE 8