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ISSUE 2, 2018

Year Three Camp

Life in the Wilderness - Issue 2 2018

Artist Visit: John Ferguson Vy Tran, Year 9

John Ferguson is a relatively well known ceramic artist based in Adelaide and has traveled all over Australia for exhibitions, training and work. He was born in 1959 in Victoria and started his career there, making 200 mugs a day for a living. He now works as an artist and is able to take his time in creating each piece, one taking approximately a week to complete. John’s pieces are quite unique and he has said that “through my ceramic forms, I attempt to explore and examine the worlds of the internal and the realm of opposite.” This term, John Ferguson was invited into the school and our Art class was given the opportunity to watch a demonstration and talk to John about his pottery, techniques and career over the years. Throughout his demonstration, John told stories of how he first started his career as a production potter and shared his techniques and difficulties he encountered through the years. It was a pleasure to have John come in and share with our class and I personally found it extremely interesting. John was able to make things look so simple and easy, while I have found pottery to be rather difficult. It was also very interesting to hear his stories and about his personal connections to pottery and clay. Overall, I really enjoyed John’s visit and learnt many things.


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Junior School Picnic Rose Newman (Antholiza House Captain) & Sophie Zappia (Amaryllis House Captain)

2018 in the Junior School has seen the launch of a new concept: House Picnics. The picnics are held at the Morialta Conservation Park and everyone in your house comes together to get to know each other in a fun environment. So far, we have hosted the Amaryllis and Antholiza Picnics with great success. Some of the activities include badminton, staff vs student soccer matches, and enjoying the fantastic nature playground. We look forward to seeing the House Picnics grow in the future and encourage you to attend your House event!


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Junior School STEMinists Rebecca Ratcliffe & Lani Brockwell

The Junior School STEMinist Club for Year 4-6

experimenting with robotics or competing in

students meet at lunch times on Wednesdays. It

online coding competitions via Grok Learning.

provides the space, encouragement, resources

We are also excited to be offering students the

and challenges for students to extend their

chance to join the Wilderness Minecraft server,

design thinking skills, take risks, and experiment

a closed server that will encourage girls to build



their own villages and castles, utilising scientific

Students are challenged with activities from

concepts and enhancing their understanding

our ‘make-do’ resources to build and create

of 3D design.





their own play spaces. Other students enjoy


Year Three Camp Life in the Wilderness - Issue 2 2018

During Week 5, the Year 3s spent two nights at Aldinga. The weather was perfect and we spent the three days doing a range of awesome activities.

Alexandra Pringle: We had to bring our sleeping bag and pillow to camp. We slept in dorms with some of our friends. Some people were talking all night while we were trying to sleep!

Charlotte Callus:I bet you don’t know what nobles are? Nobles are little creatures who fix tress, bushes and lots more.

Manha Abaid: Nobles can only touch nature.

Lulu Zammit-Harris: Nobles wear leaf dresses and triangle hats.

Matilda Laurens: Nobles can also live in birds’ nests.

Zoe Khan: While we were at camp, an Indigenous man named Trent came to show us some Aboriginal things. He also told us some amazing dreaming stories.

Poppy Ritchie: He showed us many Aboriginal tools and instruments such as wooden plates and boomerangs.

Holly Fong: He showed us some animal sounds on the didgeridoo. My favourite sound was the Kookaburra. It was awesome.


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Grace Quick: We cooked rainbow trout over the fire. We put clay on top of the fish and then cooked it for 15 minutes. Lots of girls ate the fish eyeballs! The fish was hard to break out of the clay.

Eva Baggio: The fish was really smelly. It felt weird when we poked the fish with the skewers. Some girls also ate the eye cap. The fish looked like salmon. It was silver before it was cooked.

Annika Ganesh: At camp, we had tacos for dinner and ice-cream for dessert with sprinkles on top. I loved the food on camp.

Ava Chhoy: We also had hamburgers for dinner and pancakes for breakfast. They were delicious.

Ashlee Pham: At the beach, we made heaps of big footprints. We also made love-hearts out of rocks for our teachers. We had heaps of fun at the beach and we also got really sandy.

Mila Rinaldi: At the beach, we made sculptures and they were made them out of stuff that we found on the beach. We had a list of what we had to collect. We also got lots of yummy food at the beach.

Areeba Ayaz: We had to put on lots of sunscreen for the bush walk.

Zara Rocca: Trent showed us different trees, like the supermarket tree.

Areeba: We saw kangaroos across the pathway and we saw kangaroo tracks on the track.

Zara: I loved picking the gooey sap off the trees.

Alisha Azhar: On our way home, we stopped at the bakery. We could choose between a sausage roll, a pasty or a pie. For dessert we had donut holes.

Charlotte Matthews: After the delicious lunch, we got to play on a huge wooden playground!

Birthing Kits Ella Beinssen,9 Antholiza

On Thursday 8 March, all the Year 9s gathered

At the start of the session we listened to Jenny

in Hender Hall to make birthing kits for the

Weaver (Chair of the Birthing Kit Foundation)

Birthing Kit Foundation. We are able to do

speak about the foundation and what a

this with the assistance of the Wilderness Old

difference it was making in the world. We then

Scholars’ Association, who purchase all of the

learnt how to pack the kits properly, to make

components of the kits for us. The Foundation’s

them small and easy to transport. We managed

goal is to reduce the death of women and

to pack 600 kits in half an hour, a record time!

babies during birth in undeveloped countries.

Many of the girls said it was an amazing

Volunteers run sessions in these countries

thought that the kits, the ones we packed,

to educate women about the risks of giving

would eventually assist hundreds of women

birth and how to do it safely. The Birthing Kit

through birth. I thought that it was incredible

Foundation was founded in 2004 and give over

to help a foundation that has, and is, saving so








contain gloves, soap, string, cloths, a blade and a large sheet of plastic. All these are essentials for giving birth in a safe, hygienic environment.

many lives.

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Annie House First Weeks Danielle Moir

Our first weeks in the Annie House have been a time for creating a sense of belonging

opportunities to share with each other facts about our families and the ‘wonder that is me’.

within our learning community. We have seen our Annie girls flourish within their new and exciting learning environment. Getting to know

We are excited to see where our year of learning

each other, our teachers and the spaces around

together takes us next.

us has been very exciting.

We have been building respectful relationships as we work collaboratively alongside each other on projects based around recycling and our amazing galaxy. We have also enjoyed


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Sunday 13 May 2018 | 6:30am Peace Park, North Adelaide


CLICK HERE to register participants. Once arriving at the section ‘TEAMS’, please tick ‘EXISTING TEAM’ and then scroll down and select ‘WILDERNESS SCHOOL’. Choose either the 4.3km walk or run OR the 7.2km walk or run. The P&F will have a marquee at the start/finish line where refreshments will be served. We look forward to walking with you and your family.


Happy Homestay Hosting an international student can be one

What do hosts provide?

of life’s most rewarding and live changing

experiences and is beneficial in countless ways.






bedroom with its own study desk and wardrobe.

An international student can even provide your

Shared access to all household facilities.

own children a glimpse into another culture and

Prepared meals.

broaden their perspectives on life. Welcoming

Utilities including free access to internet, and the most important of all…

international students to your family home can sometimes be the first time children may

A welcoming environment that is safe and promotes the student’s learning.

be exposed to someone whose first language is not English and who have different cultural etiquette which they can learn from. Hosting an

What do hosts receive?

international student can promote an interest

student’s living expenses.

in learning a foreign language amongst your children.

Payment of $260-300 per week covering

HHA maintains a 24/7 emergency contact service for both host families and students.

Becoming a homestay host is a rewarding experience that gives families and individuals

HHA provides ongoing support and advice to students and host families.

an opportunity to make new friends, share interests and hobbies and to develop lifelong

Contact Happy Homestay Adelaide for further

relationships, not to mention a potential

information at

holiday destination when your student returns home.

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Year One Ayers House Excursion Celine Zammit

On Year One went on an excursion to Ayers House. Firstly, we visited the Ballroom which was beautifully decorated with fancy painting on the ceiling and impressive lights. It also had a grand piano and lovely old fashioned chairs. We practised our servant skills by carrying trays with tea cups and other ‘training china’. Then we played a game where we had to move to different spots in the room depending on which bell sound we heard, this helped us to learn the different sounds. The servants had to know the different bells and move to the corresponding room quickly to serve the Ayers family.

Secondly, we marvelled at the beautiful dining room with its huge dining table and elaborate setting. There were lovely glasses with flowers engraved into them.

Next, we all squeezed into the ladies’ bedroom. There we learnt about the chamber pot and least favourite job of the servants. There was a screen for the lady of the house to change her clothes behind and a fireplace t o k eep h er w arm i n w inter. N ext d oor i n t he gentleman’s bedroom there was a four poster bed. This was helpful in the olden days if your house had a leaky roof as it acted as a second roof to help keep you dry and stop things falling on you in the middle of the night.

Finally, the kitchen was a fascinating a fun area when we were able to use jelly moulds and fill them with sand and use rolling pins to roll real dough, just like the olden days!


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Career Corner Request for help from family/friends

Terms 1, 2 and 3

The Wilderness School Career Department runs a

Guest Speaker list – sharing your career journey.

range of programs to assist our girls to develop

If you would be prepared to visit Wilderness and

employability skills and gain experience in the

speak at a Senior School Assembly (Years 10 – 12);

workplace. The support of parents and friends

Middle School Assembly (Years 7– 9) or be a lunch

of Wilderness is crucial to the success of these

time guest speaker to smaller groups please let


us know. Term 2

Our intention is to create a database of contacts

1. Combined




who we may call upon throughout the year

Blackfriars and St Dominic’s Year 10 – 12

to support our careers program. This may be

students). We require a range of exhibitors

by volunteering your time and experience, or

to share information about their chosen

providing placement opportunities within your

career. The event will be held on Wednesday

business. If you are able to assist us, please email

30 May at Blackfriars College.

the following details to au or call on 8343 0132. Name:

2. Year 10 Mock Interview Day – Wednesday 20 June (9.30am – 3pm) Senior School Library

Contact details: (phone and email address) Company Name/Business:

Year 10 students apply for a part-time job from

How you can assist us in the future.

a selection of job adverts as a part of their

The following activities require support

studies in the Personal Learning Plan. We require

throughout the year:

interviewers for this day.

The interview team meets at 9am to run through the procedure of the day • Job applications are given to interviewers with a pre-set list of questions and the interview criteria • Each interviewer meets with approximately 5 – 10 students • Feedback is provided to each student after the interview


Term 3

NYSF Year 12 Program – Applications

Year 10 Work Placement (work experience). We

Open in 1 Month

have 110 Year 10 students to place in workplaces

The NYSF Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential

for the last week of Term 3 (September 24-28)

program designed to give students a broader

We are looking for workplaces to host Year 10

understanding of the diverse study and career

students in a wide range of work areas.






engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to Term 4

encourage them to continue their studies in

Year 12 Medicine/Dentistry Interview Practice

these fields. The next one is in January 2019, and

Day – November 22nd

there are scholarships available.

Year 12 students who are applying for Medicine

Start thinking about your application and find

are offered a 45-minute interview slot during the

out more here

day. /year-12-

• Pre-set questions are provided to interviewers


• Interviewers work in pairs • Feedback is provided to students at the end of their interview

AIE Online Experience Day and School

If you can assist by being involved in Medical/

holiday courses

Dentistry interview practice, we would love to


hear from you.

Students who are interested in game design,

AIE Holiday Courses

animation and visual effects, or who may be thinking about studying these things in the future, may be interested to attend a school holiday workshop at AIE. The courses in the April school holidays are: Designing Game Levels: 16 – 18 April for ages 12+ Alien Planet: 16 – 18 April for ages 11-14 Find out more – ht t p : / / w w w. a i e . e d u . a u /c o u rs e s / h o l i d a y s _ coursesAdelaide_Holidays

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Career Corner (b)

Saturday 5 May, 12pm – 4pm AEST

Australian Defence Force Gap Year

Find out about studying 3D animation, game

Applications are now open for the ADF Gap Year

design or visual effects through course overview

program. This program is a great way to find out

sessions and online workshops. Register at:

if a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force is for

you, as well as make great friends and have new leadership and travel experiences.


AIE Online Experience Day

Saturday 26 May, 12pm – 4pm AEST

Find out more – au/students-and-educatioin/gap-year/

Find out more about studying 3D animation, game design or visual effects at AIE. This day is perfect for people who can’t attend an on-

Summer in Oxford Program

campus open day or just want to find out more.

The CBL International Summer in Oxford offers

More details –

high school students between the ages of 14-19 an exclusive opportunity to catch a glimpse of


CDW Studios: 2D Holiday Workshop

studying at prestigious universities in the United

16 and 17 April


Student who would like to learn some digital

Summer: July 1 – 14 July

drawing skills or are considering studying at

Summer: July 15 – 28 July

CDW Studios might want to attend this holiday

Summer: July 29 – 11 August

workshop. Participants will try sketching,

To apply, simply fill out the application form

drawing and painting for character design.


More details:

ht tps:// w w w.cdw / workshops /

Find out more:



SAE Information Nights and Open Days

Find your true calling at Australia’s leading creative media institute Information Night: Adelaide Campus April 18, 2018. Open Day: Adelaide Campus Open Night August 8, 2018 Find all these events, and learn more about SAE at:

They also offer a few scholarships –


International College of Hotel

Aim for the Stars Scholarship

Management Career Week

Scholarships are awarded annually in many

ICHM’s Career weeks are a way to explore a

areas including sport, science, art, music and

future career in the hotel management industry.

entertainment, environment and sustainability

The first for the year is being held 9 – 13 July.

plus business, leadership and community. The

More details:

scholarships are for young women (over 12 years


old) who have initiative and passion and are committed to achieving a dream in their field of choice. Applications close: 31 March

Torrens Design and Technology Open

Apply online:


Wakefield Street campus: Saturday 21 April,


10am – 2.30pm Find out about studying creative design and technology





colleges Billy Blue College of Design or Media Design School. More details can be found at: ht tp:// w w /about /eventsand-workshops /design-technology-open-dayadelaide

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Aviation Day Gauri Wechalekar and Rhea Joshi, Year 9

Aviation is a male-dominated industry with less

sixty. Her determination and passion led to

than 1% of females in many of its branches.

her being elected the SA and NT President of

Qantas has recently initiated a project to raise

the Australian Women Pilots’ Association. We

awareness of the career possibilities and to

were delighted to discover that she is a Wildy

encourage women to consider a future working

old scholar. We were also fortunate enough

in Aviation. Qantas recently held a “Girls in

to explore a plane used by the Flying Doctors,

Aviation Day” and invited Year 9 – 12 students

visit the cockpit of the Boeing 773, and sit

from a range of schools.

in its Business Class seats. After seeing a

Meg Beinssen,

Kimberley Day, Gauri Wechalekar and Rhea

passenger’s experience, we went underneath

Joshi went along with Ms Rocco.

the plane and had a look at the magnificent and intricate wires, pipes and buttons that help power the plane. Later we were able to sit in the small plane that is used to teach beginner pilots how to fly. Bianca, the pilot who now teaches others, said that she “flies down to Aldinga every Monday morning for an ice-cream.” On the whole, the experience was extremely eye-opening. It was inspiring

In Front of the Boeing 773

Groups made their way around ten stations

to see all the behind-the-scenes work done in Aviation.

involved in Aviation. At each station, we talked to people involved in that profession and even got to do some hands-on activities such as building a paper plane and touching buttons in the Boeing 773 cockpit. We talked to women with the following roles: Pilots, Aircraft Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, Flying Instructors, Aviation Rescue Firefighters, Airforce pilots and other RAAF personnel.

On the way, learning about support groups for these women, we met a particularly inspiring woman who became a pilot at the age of

An Airforce Pilot and an Airforce Engineer spoke to us about being in the Airforce


Student Achievements Kate Wheeler Waterpolo Kate Wheeler’s dedication to water polo has once again paid off. Kate has been selected to play in the Women’s National Water Polo League for the 2018 season representing the Adelaide Jets. Round 1 and 2 were played here in Adelaide where she has scored four goals overall. Kate is now heading off to Perth and NSW as well as a number of home games in future rounds. In addition, Kate will also be representing South Australia at the U18 National Club Championships to be held in Canberra at the Australian Institute of Sport between March 28 and April 2. Kate continues to play and train with the Adelaide Tritons Water Polo Club as well as coaching the U14 Girls team.

Kate Kyros Equestrian Champion In December, Kate travelled to Werribee, Victoria for the Australasian National Show Horse and Rider Championships. Kate’s Pony ‘Oscar’ was declared National Champion Child’s Hunter, which is the fourth National Title Kate has won. In January, she was named Equestrian South Australia’s Junior Show Horse ‘Rider of the Year’ for the second time, and her hunter pony Kevin was also named Equestrian South Australia’s ‘Hunter Horse of the Year’ and ‘Child’s Mount of the Year.’

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


Good Afternoon, As part of educating our local community in regards to parking safely around schools, we have a flyer “Children Schools and Traffic” available via our website or copy attached. Please feel free to use this Flyer to distribute with your newsletter or separately to your Parents as a reminder of the Parking Restrictions around schools for the safety of the children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Office.

Regards, Kelly Bowyer Regulatory Services Administration Officer

PARKING RESTRICTIONS AT SCHOOLS ARE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN Local Councils impose a variety of parking restrictions at and near schools to achieve a safer environment for your children. These restrictions are also to optimise traffic movement and safety.

NO STOPPING ZONES These zones are usually adjacent to school entrances and the approach and departure sides of school crossings.


You must not stop your vehicle in a no stopping zone or on a solid yellow line, not even for a few seconds.

NO PARKING ZONES You may stop in a No Parking zone to immediately pick up or set down your child, and drive off as soon as possible.

SPEED LIMITS Speeding vehicles in a school zone are highly dangerous for children. There is a speed limit of 25 kph, designated by the signs and a zigzag line below, any time when children are present or when the lights are flashing (depending on the type of crossing).









You cannot park within 10m of the intersection.

No Parking zones are to ensure a quick and smooth turnover of vehicles. You must not leave your vehicle parked or unattended. If you are going to collect your child from this zone, have your child wait nearby in the school grounds so they can see you arrive. On your arrival they can then leave the school ground, enter your vehicle and you can then drive off.

CROSSING PLACES (driveways) You may park so that the front of your vehicle is level with the approach or the back is level with the departure side of a driveway to any private or public property so that vehicles can enter and depart safely.



If a road has a continuous white centre line, there must be 3 metres between the vehicle and the white line.

Parking is prohibited at all times. It creates dangerous situations for both pedestrians and other vehicles in the vicinity.

SCHOOL CROSSINGS You cannot stop within 20m of the approach side or 10m of the departure side of a school crossing.

Australian road rules A4.indd 1

DOUBLE PARKING Creates dangerous situations anytime, however the danger is increased near schools, especially when children are entering or leaving school.






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LITW - Issue 2 2018  
LITW - Issue 2 2018