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ISSUE 2, 2019

Uniquely Wonderful As we embarked on a new year of wonder in the Annie House, we took time to create our own self portraits. These conversations led us to think about what makes us ‘Who we are’ as well as spotting some similarities and differences between us and our peers. ‘All these things make us so uniquely Wonderful.’ Not only did we focus on appearances but all our ways of being. ‘Diversity contributes to the richness of our society and provides a valid evidence base about ways of knowing.’ - Early Years Learning Framework. We even had some time to reflect with our year four buddies on the similarities we found together. What a great way to start the year and build a sense of community together.

Where are the chickens? Wendy Menzies

“Where are the Chickens?” – Georgia This is just what the Mamie girls wanted to know. There is a chook house, even a swing. “I didn’t know chickens could go on swings, that’s pretty funny.” – Anya

Grant at Living Eggs. We now had an incubator… keeping our very own eggs warm while they were away from their mother. “The cage keeps them warm… because they don’t have a mummy chicken.” – Nina “When she is too big she needs to come… OUT!” – Bella

This got the girls exploring our Mamie garden, where could they have gone? “If we quietly go outside we might find them. We can look everywhere.” – Anya

The girls thoroughly immersed themselves in the life cycle, growth and development of our chickens… all the time encouraging their own social interaction and communication, whilst promoting their caring and nurturing skills.

It is just this sense of adventure that our girls exhibit as they embrace our Wilderness value of ‘Adventurous Learning.’ Exploring our beautiful Mamie garden, their wonderful new learning space, with one of the many treasures they found being a very empty chook shed.

It wasn’t long before our chickens were grown and ready to find their new families, with two very special hens making the Mamie House their forever home. Proudly, the girls introduced the newly named Sushi and Dumpling to their chook house, complete with artwork and a chandelier.

After much consideration of where our chickens may be, how we could get some more chickens and where do chickens actually come from, we received a visit and delivery from

Thank you Sushi and Dumpling for provoking such a love of inquiry and learning to not just our Mamie girls but our whole Mamie House community.

Fairy Garden Project Melissa Foster

In Reception this term, we have been focusing on our four School values, in particular, ‘Responsible Citizenship.’ We discussed what the term ‘responsible’ means and what it means to be a citizen. Our Receptions came up with a range of ideas about how we can be responsible. However, the concept of being a ‘citizen’ took a little more time to explore. We came to understand that we are citizens in many ways and that we are citizens of our school. Our current Year 2s, created a ‘Fairy Garden’ in 2017, in our Outdoor Learning Area. This became a treasured space to nurture seedlings, engage in imaginative play with fairy inspired resources, or just enjoy a quiet place to be with our friends under the shade of a beautiful tree. Inevitably over time, and with our harsh climate ever present, this space began to tire. It was the recognition of this that inspired our Expeditionary Learning for Term 1. We knew we could be ‘Responsible Citizens’ by continuing the legacy left by our Year 2 buddies and the ‘Fairy Garden Project’ was launched.

Time was spent in the garden with our peers, discussing and recording our hopes, ideas and designs for the redevelopment of this special place. We soon realised that our ‘wish-list’ required an injection of funds and decided to hold a ‘Fairy Garden Stall.’ We busily prepared posters to advertise our stall and visited all classes in the Junior School to hand deliver their invitations and garner their support. Crowns and fairy wands were created to sell and our parents helped prepare a range of delicious treats such as cupcakes, honey crackles, pink lemonade, jelly cups, fruit salad, and popcorn cups. The morning of Friday 22 March brought bright sunshine and blue skies. The Lower Junior School became

a hive of activity, starting with our wonderful Maintenance Staff, who set up all the tables for our ‘Fairy Garden Stall.’ Our Reception girls arrived wearing ‘a touch of fairy’ and full of excitement to be hosts for the morning. Soon, a team of parents began setting up the tables with a rainbow of delicacies. We were thrilled to see our first guests, the Mamies and Annies, arrive in full fairy costume to purchase their treats. The morning was a huge success and we were enormously proud to raise $820 for the redesign and redevelopment of this treasured space. We would like to sincerely thank all the Reception families for their support of the Fairy Garden Stall. A special thank you goes to the Natsias family for donating the half-wine barrels to use as planting pots and tables for play.

Ovarian Cancer ‘Morning Teal’ Event Tiffany Hong and Hannah Ting

As February was Ovarian Cancer awareness month, 10 girls were given the opportunity to attend the ‘Morning Teal’ event hosted by Senator Simon Birmingham and Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA), on the 25th February. The event was held at University of Adelaide’s new Health and Medical Science Building in honour of Jeannie Ferris, Senator Birmingham’s predecessor. We were humbled to hear from OCA ambassador, Abbie Taylor, who shared her family’s devastating experiences with Ovarian Cancer as well as the work that she has been doing with OCA to spread awareness and raise funds.

The stories and statistics shared truly shocked us all. Although we had all heard about ovarian cancer before, we were not aware of how fatal this disease really is, affecting 1 in 90 women in Australia and accounting for the most deaths among any cancers associated with the female reproductive system. Despite the significant increase in survival rates of cancers such as breast cancer over the past decade, rising to a five year survival rate of 90%, the five year survival rate of ovarian cancer is still only 46%. From Abbie Taylor’s story, we learned that chemotherapy is generally successful in targeting the cancer at first, but relapse of ovarian cancer after remission is far too common, as well as resistance to the chemotherapy treatment itself. However, we learned that promising research into how to reverse chemotherapy resistance is being led right here in Adelaide, instilling hope that ovarian cancer survival rates may increase in the foreseeable future. Through the presentations, it was also saddening to hear that by the time most cases of ovarian cancer are detected, the cancer would have already advanced to Stage III or Stage IV. Contributing to this late detection is the fact that early stages of ovarian cancer often bear no symptoms, and unfortunately symptoms that emerge in later stages are often mistaken for more common, less serious health problems. Below are some of the common symptoms associated with ovarian cancer. Ending on a more hopeful note, we were also fortunate enough to have Dr Carmela Ricciardelli, a research fellow from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at Adelaide Medical School, speak to us about the research that she has been involved in relating to ovarian cancer. Her research looks at the tumour microenvironment

and the mechanisms of extracellular matrix proteins and proteases in promoting tumour spread as well as tumour resistance to chemotherapy and works to improve identification of Ovarian Cancer through novel biomarkers. We were also incredibly grateful to be given the opportunity to speak to various researchers who were present at this ‘Morning Teal’, where we found out how infectious disease researchers had discovered unique interactions between bacteria and cancer, which could potentially lead to the development of early detection screening tests. However, all this ground-breaking research into ovarian cancer is unable to continue without financial support, so if you feel moved by this cause, please donate here: We hope to have raised further awareness about this fatal disease and encourage you to share this information with others in your community. Spreading awareness for ovarian cancer will be the first of many steps required in order to address the various issues mentioned above.

Below: Wilderness students attending the Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) ‘Morning Teal’ event hosted by Senator Simon Birmingham at University of Adelaide’s new Health and Medical Science Building.

School Values Sue Wark

Year 1W

Each week in Year One we have a classroom display which aligns with one of the learning areas we have been studying. So far this term we have had a family display, a 2D and 3D shape display, a space display and an olden days display among others. Last week for the first time ever, we had a School Values display. I asked the girls to bring items for display which showed one of the School Values. They brought some fantastic items including pictures of being True and Courageous, items for recycling as a Responsible Citizen, musical instruments as an Adventurous learner and pictures of family members and friends showing Respectful Relationships. The girls made posters to show one particular School Value. They did some short role-plays depicting one of the School Values. After the role-plays the girls wrote narratives about a True and Courageous Self.

Junior School Swimming Carnival The Junior School Swimming Carnival was held at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre on Tuesday 26 February. It was fantastic to see so many girls earning points for their house by participating in both individual and team events throughout the day. Champion Winner: Zoe Koerber (CED) Champion Runner-Up: Tiara Pullinen (CAR) GA Black Shield for Overall House Competition 1st Place: Amaryllis 2nd Place: Sparaxis 3rd Place: Cedar 4th Place: Antholiza 5th Place: Carob Bowen Shield for Team Games 1st Place: Sparaxis 2nd Place: Amaryllis 3rd Place: Cedar 4th Place: Antholiza 5th Place: Carob SAPSASA Swimming The Wilderness Junior School Swim Team competed in the North Adelaide District SAPSASA Swimming Day at the Norwood Swim Centre. The girls were selected to participate in this event based on their times at the Junior and Middle School Swimming heats. Wilderness finished the SAPSASA North Adelaide District Carnival in 2nd place which is a fantastic result from our team of fifteen swimmers. Congratulations to Arabella Bahr, Lulu Detmold Cox, Katarina Czechowicz, Zoe Koerber, Holly Bahr and Emily Nguyen who were selected to represent the North Adelaide SAPSASA Swimming Team in twelve events at the State SAPSASA Swimming Competition.

Well done to all girls in the Wilderness Swimming Team and a big thank you to all the parents, family and friends for supporting the girls at these events. Travis Henderson Junior School PE and Sport Coordinator

Middle & Senior School Swimming Carnival Term One is always an exciting and eventful time, kicking off with the Middle and Senior School Swimming Carnival in Week 4. This event was held at the South Australia Aquatic and Leisure Centre and was an opportunity for girls to compete in their Houses and cheer each other on in the water. The bar seems to be pushed higher and higher each year, with spectators being treated to an even greater standard of swimming. All girls who competed should be congratulated for their House spirit and sportsmanship. This year was of a particularly high standard with six records being broken. Well done to all individual winners, but a special mention should go to Emilie Muir setting 3 new individual records in the Open Butterfly, Year 11 50m Freestyle, and Year 11 50m Backstroke, as well as being part of two new team records for the 4x50m Freestyle relay and Open Medley relay! Well done Emilie. Congratulations also to Lulu Detmold Cox for breaking the Year 7 Breastroke record in her first year of competing at the carnival. Congratulations to Cedar who took out the Caulfield Shield for most points across all events. A particular highlight was the Year 11 4x50m Freestyle relay, which saw both Cedar and Antholiza perform a record breaking swim! An extremely competitive race for all involved. A big thank you to Ms Danvers, Mr Manifold, Ms Arnfield, parents and staff for supporting the girls and assisting with the event.

Open Medley Relay Amanda & Leonie Packer Trophy Cedar

Best Backstroke Alexandra Williams Cup: Emilie Muir

Year 11 50m Freestyle - Emilie Muir (27.93) Previous record: Elizabeth Schofield 28.59 (1996)

Best Breaststroker Eileen Hardy Cup Emilie Muir Open 100M Freestyle Kathy Gill Trophy Emilie Muir Butterfly Champion Georgie Clarinette Cup Emilie Muir

Year 12 Freestyle Relay Debbie Clarke Trophy Cedar Boarders V Day Girls Cup Boarders House Swimming Shield Caulfield Shield 1st Cedar 2nd Antholiza 3rd Sparaxis 4th Amaryllis 5th Carob New Records Open 50m Butterfly – Emilie Muir (29.68) Previous record: Emilie Muir 30.03 (2017) Year 7 50m Breaststroke – Lulu Detmold Cox (39.48) Previous Record: Sarah Bradbrook 39.50 (2012)

Year 11 50m Backstroke - Emilie Muir (31.96) Previous record: Georgina Clarnette 33.55 (2012) Open Medley Relay – Cedar (2.16.19) Previous record: Cedar 2.19.62 (2017) Year 11 4x50m Freestyle Relay – Cedar (2.09.16) Previous record: Sparaxis 2.12.05 (2002) Stefana Petrov Senior School Sports Coordinator

Crompton Cup

McFarlane Cup

Anderson Cup

O’Donnell Cup

Brian Magarey Cup

Margaret Doman Cup

Year 7 Championship Winner

Runner Up

Arabella Bahr

Julia Gunther and Lulu Detmold Cox

Year 8 Championship Winner

Runner Up

Matilda Ryan

Zara Hoadley

Year 9 Championship Winner

Runner Up

Sarah Muir

Bridie Mickan

Year 10 Championship Winner

Runner Up

Bronte Sleath

Imogen Kroker

Year 11 Championship Winner

Runner Up

Emilie Muir

Keo Kasey Heang

Year 12 Championship Winner

Runner Up

Charlotte Ruddenklau

Myah George

Year 5 Camp Stephanie Greenwood and Holly Bahr

In Week 6 the Year 5 girls had the opportunity to experience an exciting journey to the school’s Crawford campsite. The topic of camp was a ‘paddock to plate experience.’ The first activity was a visit to Wareena farm. Adam the farmer, took us through the shearing shed where he explained the processes of how the animals at his farm come to be on our dinner plates. Bird banding was definitely a favourite activity for the girls. We observed David Paton put little bands around the birds to help keep track of where they fly and he recorded notes about the birds’ feathers and genders. After they were banded, we got to hold a variety of birds of different sizes. Some species that we held were Silver Eye, Peaceful Dove and the Firetail. We had time every night to listen to the teachers read the

beloved story Storm Boy. It really fitted perfectly as we were also in the Coorong! Cedric Varcoe, a local Ngarrindjeri artist came to visit. He told us a Dreaming story that explained the Coorong and how it came to be. His paintings represented his story beautifully. It was then time for us to paint our own pictures. The girls created wonderful paintings that explained the journey of camp. At the end of the four days, we were done and dusted and ready to head home!

QUOTES FROM YEAR FIVES What I’ve learnt about myself from camp… • I can climb trees • I love butter chicken • I can cook a big loaf of bread • That I am more resilient than I was last year • I can sleep in a tent • That you can make friends really fast • I am capable of cooking • That I am not afraid to try new things • I can be adventurous and anything is possible if I try • That I’ll always try something new and push myself out of my comfort zone

Girl Up shelters and medical needs, both on a local and global scale.

Girl Up is a global movement established by United Nations Women in 2010, which aims to achieve gender equality across the world. At Wilderness, the Girl Up club began in Semester 2 of last year by the 2018 SRC Executive with 15 students. This year, more than 60 passionate members have joined the club. As there are many areas to address in working towards achieving gender equality, we have chosen to focus on the theme of ‘Women’s Health’. In order to help run the club smoothly, the club has elected a leadership team to assist the Executive. Our club Presidents are Hannah Kieu, Malena Mavrakis and Angie Qiu, the role of Vice President is shared by Leah George and Florence Phillips, our Secretary is Devika Mukherjee, our Treasurer is Akanksha Mahajan and our Public Relations Officers are Hannah Ting and Tiffany Hong.

Every year, the Girl Up club plans five initiatives in order to take action towards our chosen theme through four key methods: education,

In 2019, the focus areas of our initiatives encompass women’s mental health and body image associated with nutrition, homeless shelters and medical needs, both on a local and global scale.

service, fundraising, and advocating. In 2019, the focus areas of our initiatives encompass women’s mental health and body image associated with nutrition, homeless

Our first initiative involved running a school assembly, with the purpose of educating and spreading awareness among the girls in our wider school community about the issues we plan to address this year. This enabled an opportunity to provide some background knowledge regarding what Girl Up is and the future initiatives we have planned. We also hope to encourage all the students and staff within our community to get involved with these amazing causes. Due to the rise of social media, Instagram in particular, young girls are constantly surrounded by societal ideals, such as the ‘perfect body’ or the ‘perfect life’. This can have detrimental effects on girls’ self worth and promote potentially dangerous lifestyles, such as fad diets or restrictive eating habits. Girl Up believes that body image and mental health are extremely important topics that are not talked about enough. We are aiming to promote healthy conversations about this issue and educate others about what a positive relationship with food and one’s body looks like. In order to do this, we are hoping to invite a health specialist, such as a nutritionist, to speak to us about what it means to be healthy.

While we may often think of developing countries when organising fundraisers for those less fortunate than us, it is just as important to focus on issues facing those within our ‘own backyard.’ There are thousands of homeless or financially burdened women in Australia, who must ‘choose between food and dignity’. Therefore, we plan to host a DigniTea, an event where entry into a morning tea is a donation of sanitary products. By collecting essential items instead of monetary funds, it can be ensured the donations will directly benefit those in need. Collections from our DigniTea will be contributed to the ‘Dignity Drive’ run by the charity Share the Dignity, who will then supply thousands of packets of unopened sanitary products to struggling women all around Australia. Find out more about this cause here: https://www. With over 45 000 women experiencing homelessness, and this number growing due to reasons such as domestic or family violence, women’s shelters are crucial to providing hope, a home and resources to help these women rebuild their lives. Catherine House is a local women’s shelter that provides life-changing support for homeless women in Adelaide, providing refuge for at least 48 women on a nightly basis. To support them, we plan to hold a drive to collect items including new bottles of shampoo, face moisturiser, sunscreen, hair ties, pyjamas, travel mugs and notebooks, which can then go towards Catherine House’s ‘Wish list’ or to their ‘Moving on Packs’. The full list of accepted items can be found on their website: https:// By donating these items, a real difference can be made to the

lives of so many women, who have unfortunately ended up in difficult situations. Following this, we are hoping to send groups of girls to visit a local women’s shelter to provide service and support through volunteering. Volunteering may include actions such as gardening, helping to distribute items and food preparation. Service is an essential part of our mission as a club and we believe that it will allow us to make a more personal contribution to our community. Serving or volunteering is different to fundraising, as you are able to see firsthand how your service directly impacts people. Moreover, we believe that not only will those being served reap benefits, but those who are serving will be humbled by their experiences and be given unique opportunities to undergo personal growth. Finally, our fifth initiative is to address the issue of inadequate access to healthcare facilities for women across the globe, which is a privilege that is often taken for granted in Australia. Statistics for countries such as Nepal reveal that for every 100 000 people, only 6 doctors are available to treat them. Furthermore, factors such as long distances to travel to hospitals prevent many women from carrying out safe childbirth, which can lead to death by pregnancy-related complications. Thus, we would like to make a global impact by working more closely with family and friends of Wilderness in the healthcare

industry as well as the Bahadure girls who aspire to become nurses, to help disadvantaged women gain an adequate standard of healthcare. We hope that the Wilderness community will support our initiatives throughout the year and help us take one step, however small it may be, towards gender equality. Hannah Ting and Tiffany Hong

Career Corner Immerse Education Programs (UK) Immerse 2019: Academic summer programmes held in Cambridge University colleges

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Hosted at inspiring locations across the UK, and with participants attending from around the world each year, our academic programmes not only stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity and challenge their expectations in their own ability, but will also motivate and support them as they embark on decisions about their university studies, and future goals.

For students intending to sit the UMAT in 2019 for entry to university in 2020.

The 16-18 year old programmes are designed to provide an insight into what it’s like to study a subject at university level. The 13-15 year old programmes are designed to ignite students’ interest and help them better understand what subjects they should be pursuing at a higher level. Choose from over thirty subject options, including Computer Science, Medicine, Law and Engineering. Access our short-form prospectus by clicking here. Alternatively, you can download a full version of their prospectus by clicking here. Enrolment for Immerse programmes 2019 are now open and students aged 11 and above are welcome to enrol at www. UCAT 2019 onwards There have been major changes in the aptitude test used as part of the selection process into medicine and dental courses. From 2019 the UMAT has been replaced with the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). The UCAT is a computer-based test with more flexibility in the test window (up to a month in major centres) and an expansion in the number of test venues available to the candidates. Furthermore the UCAT is the outcome of a collaboration with the UKCAT so students will be participating in an international test, also being used by the majority of medical and dental courses in the UK. Pearson VUE will be the test providers. Pearson VUE is an international leader in computer- based testing, with a long established and successful track record of delivering high stakes tests. In partnership with the UKCAT, Pearson VUE

The UCAT will be a mandatory admissions test for the courses and programmes listed below for 2020: Registrations for UCAT opened in March 2019 and close in midMay. Details of the test, including how to register, are available on the UCAT website. Has the test itself changed? Yes, the UCAT is a 2-hour computer-based test. Candidates will sit the test at Pearson VUE test centres located in Australia, New Zealand and some overseas centres. The UCAT will be offered on a choice of dates throughout the month of July, rather than on one single date. The test consists of five, separately timed, subtests: • Verbal reasoning • Decision Making • Quantitative Reasoning • Abstract Reasoning • Situational Judgement Test Courses/ programmes requiring the UCAT in 2019 for 2020 entry include: University of Adelaide – Medicine, Dental Surgery, Oral Health Curtin University – Medicine Monash University – Medicine The University of Newcastle/University of New England – Joint Medical Program The University of New South Wales – Medicine The University of Queensland – Medicine (provisional entry), Dental Science University of Tasmania – Medicine The University of Western Australia – Medicine (Direct Pathway), Dental Medicine (Direct Pathway) Western Sydney University – Medicine The University of Auckland – Medicine University of Otago – Medicine, Dental Surgery NOTE: Some pathways to medicine/dentistry/clinical sciences

Wilderness career newsletters, calendar dates, newsfeeds and announcements can be found on will not require UCAT. For some applicants a different test may be required. For details candidates should refer to the websites of the universities to which they intend to apply. How to prepare for the UCAT. Free, comprehensive preparation materials, including an online guide, tutorials, question banks and practice tests will be available on the UCAT website in early 2019.

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Why have they moved to the new test? As a computer-based test, the UCAT is an efficient and secure process. It has the additional advantages of offering candidates the convenience of a choice of dates and a wider range of test centres. Adelaide University New Medical and Dental Surgery Admissions guides The new Medicine and Dental Surgery Admissions Guides have gone live and are available and have been split into separate guides for domestic and international students. University of Melbourne and Residential Colleges Are you thinking of studying at the University of Melbourne? If so, you will need to apply for Residential college in one of the many colleges available. Victoria Howard from Newman College will visit Wilderness School on Thursday 30 May, 1.05 - 1.50pm in the Career Room. Come along to find out where the college is, how to apply to any Residential college and scholarships available to assist with relocation. NYU Abu Dhabi Overview: NYU Abu Dhabi is the first highly selective liberal arts and science college-with engineering-in the Middle East that is integrated into a major American research university. Below are the highlights of the program: • An innovative liberal arts, sciences, and engineering curriculum offering New York University Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 23 specializations . • One of the world’s most internationally diverse student bodies, with approximately 1,400 students representing more than 100 countries and speaking over 95 languages.

Adelaide Information Session Hilton Hotel, 233 Victoria Square 6.30 – 8pm May 15, 2019 6:30-6:45: Guests Arrive & Eat Refreshments provided 6:45-6:50: Overview of NYU History, ranking, campuses, global network 6:50-7:15: Why NYU Abu Dhabi Campus overview, academics, resources, notable alumni, city overview, application 7:15-7:45: Common Application US vs Australian System Common Application Tips and Tricks Lily Hoffmann – Presenter and Producer ABC We were fortunate to have old scholar Lily Hoffmann, a presenter and producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, return to Wilderness on the 20th of February to speak to girls interested in entering the field of journalism and media. Graduating from the Wilderness class of 2013, Lily left Adelaide for Bond University in Queensland to study a Bachelor of Journalism, marking the start of her entrance into the media industry. Her passion for travel has led her to become a reporter for ABC Rural and the Victorian Country Hour. Her role as a peripatetic journalist has taken her travelling all around Australia. With many stories up her sleeve, Lily encouraged and inspired girls who attended her session at lunch to consider studying a communications degree. A particular message that resided in many girls was her emphasis on the fact that a lack of opportunity and employment within the media industry and the ‘dead-end’ description of studying a communication degree was a myth, as proven by Lily’s professional journey so far. Angie Qui

The War on Waste! Kate Brennan and Nathan Rice

This term we have investigated the War on Waste and how we can take Wilderness School to the next level of sustainability. So, in order to put the theory into real-life experiences and applications, the Year 4 girls enjoyed a day visiting the Wingfield Waste and Recycling Centre. First, a KESAB education officer took us on 45 minute bus tour of the Wingfield Transfer Station to show how materials from our household waste, recycling and organics bins, as well as commercial and industrial bins, are processed. After the tour we completed group activities in the Education Centre. At the Statewide Recycling Centre we had fun sorting bottles and cans on a conveyor belt and seeing some amazing creations upcycled from recycled materials. Here are some things we found out: • Wood can be turned into mulch. • You can put your pizza boxes in the green bin. • They use a trommel to sort the plastic bottles and cardboard and paper. • Mulch keeps moisture in the ground, which helps the plants grow. • There’s a huge pile of leftover pallets with screws and nails and there’s a big truck with a strong magnet that can suck out the metal from the wood. • Nappies aren’t compostable. • When they need new machinery, they recycle the old machinery and metal can be used over and over and over. • There are separate places to recycle batteries, light globes and electronic items. • Soft plastics are a big problem.

Wilderness Film Night Hal Bruce Head of Performing and Creative Arts

While Hollywood was having its Oscars night, Wilderness was having theirs, celebrating the film making achievements of the Multi Media students and the Media Team. The evening was a red-carpet affair, with many stopping to pose for the paparazzi and to collect treats at the candy bar. With popcorn and candy filled hands the crowd took their seats to see a selection of films created by the Wildy girls in 2018. The showreel featured short music videos from Year 7s, documentaries from the Year 8s and short films from both the Year 9s and 10s. All the films were highly entertaining, some making the audience jump, while other made them laugh. It was also an opportunity to farewell and extend a big thank you to Jayne Kelly for all that she has done in establishing and building the film-making program at Wilderness. Whilst we also welcomed Laura Franklin to the Multi-Media teaching team, the night really belonged to the girls, and there were many marvellous cinematic moments that they created and can be very proud of. I am certain 2019 will see many new films that are equally entertaining!

CEDA Lunch Vania Hassan (Year 12)

Above: Year 12 students with Caroline Rocco, Wilderness Careers Counsellor and Dr Alex Grant, Chief Executive Officer, Myriota.

On the 27th of March, Ms. Danvers, Mr. Manifold, Ms. Broderick, Ms. Rocco and six Year 12 students attended an insightful CEDA lunch regarding ‘Future World of Work Series - Innovation and Entrepreneurship.’ We met many interesting people who have had hardships along their business journey. These included Professor Andrew - Dean at the Research and Innovation Business School of UniSA, Jim Whalley - Chief Entrepreneurship for South Australia, Dr. Alex Grant - Chief Executive Officer of Myriota and Jenny Paradiso Co-founder and Director Suntrix Solar. Topics included the gig city initiative, improvements in digital infrastructure in rural areas and

Artificial Intelligence used to pick embryos in IVF and how these benefit businesses in Adelaide. After the keynote speakers, there was an opportunity to ask questions. Questions included ‘How do we get started as an entrepreneur?’, ‘How are businesses contributing to decreasing carbon emissions, and hence global warming?’ and ‘In what ways are businesses helping vulnerable people in society, such as refugees and the homeless, with regards to experience and employment?’ The questions provided a chance for the audience to think about the opportunities the future of work can produce.

Left to Right: Jim Whalley Chief Entrepreneur for South Australia, Government of South Australia Dr Alex Grant Chief Executive Officer, Myriota Jenny Paradiso Co-Founder and Director, Suntrix Solar

Head of the River Renee Chatterton Director of Rowing

The Wildy cheers were loud and clear on the banks of West Lakes on Saturday 23 March as the rowing girls competed in the 2019 Head of the River. With 84 girls and a total of 15 crews racing throughout the morning it was an energetic and exciting day.

The Year 8E crew and the Year 8 C crew were successful in crossing the line first, becoming Head of the River Champions in their divisions. The Year 8A crew fought to a very close second and the Year 10B crew had their best race of the season.

Head of the River is a fantastic event for all girls to celebrate the commitment they have shown to themselves and their crew throughout the entire rowing season. They are able to experience the nerves and excitement that comes from competing in a final. Throughout the season the blisters, sore muscles, time management and other challenges faced and overcome throughout the season allow all girls to race with confidence and be proud of the effort they have put in.

All girls displayed true crew camaraderie before and after their races. The strength of their relationships, understanding and respect for each other was clearly evident as they embraced in crew hugs acknowledging their achievements, hard work and commitment throughout the season. The enjoyment from participationg in the sport is what has led to participation numbers in rowing at Wilderness begin at its highest ever.

National Young Leaders Day

Fifteen students representing the Middle School SRC attended the Halogen Youth Leadership conference held at the entertainment centre for over 300 school students from across South Australia. Throughout the day we listened to four guest speakers with successful and diverse experiences. Their leadership stories and journeys left us with many valuable ideas and lessons to implement back in our Wilderness community. We were able to ask the guest speakers numerous questions throughout the day, making it more meaningful to us all. These were some of our key takeaways. Brenton Ragless, well known Nine News Reporter, spoke to us about his personal past and the jobs and volunteer roles he has undertaken. He was an entertaining speaker and taught us that connections are everything. The connections you have with the community and people within the community play a key role in developing your own leadership. As well as this, Brenton talked about the need to give everything a go. Never close your options off no matter what it is. If you give everything a shot, you will be led to greater opportunities in the future. Jade Slater, leader of the cotton on foundation, spoke about the connections and impact you can have on a global community rather than just your own. We got to listen and see the impact the foundation has had on certain developing countries around the world. Jade highlighted the four key areas for change are education, sustainability, infrastructure and health care.

Holly Ferling is an Australian Cricket player who started her career when she was only 17. Holly spoke of persistence and how the path to success is never a single straight line nor predictable. Any problem faced is not a failure, nor a setback, but rather needs to be viewed as an opportunity. Holly shared some of her personal setbacks and opportunities in her own career and reinforced the importance of a positive attitude and mind-set to ensure that as leaders or individuals we must only focus on our own controllables. One of Australia’s most successful swimmers, Liesel Jones, spoke to us about the importance of goal setting. It is important to dream big, rather than to just dream of what you think you are capable of. Liesel acknowledged that the first step is always the hardest but most important to take, but made it seem achievable when you break things in to manageable sizes. The day was a great opportunity for us as a SRC cohort to learn from and be inspired by successful individuals within their own area. All four speakers highlighted the importance of relationships and resilience. Asking us what we want the legacy left behind us to be like. But we have also left the day knowing that even when you may be performing at your worst, some of your best work is still being shown. Harriet Craig

Ride to School Day Emma Schwartz

helped welcome our special guests, the Hon Rachel Sanderson MP and State Member for Adelaide as well as Olympian Jess Trengove.

On Friday 22 March Wilderness School celebrated Ride to School Day and was also nominated to host an important launch run by the Department of Transport for its Way2Go website. It was an early and sunny start to the morning as dozens of girls and their families actively made the journey to school. Our Year 6 students in particular were heavily involved and

Wilderness was honoured to host the event with the enthusiastic support of Bicycle SA, the Town of Walkerville as well as the Heart Foundation. It was wonderful seeing so many students and families, who are keen cyclists, riding to school every day. We’ve also had an excellent response from our year six students who’ve been participating in the Way2Go Bike Education program. We consider it an excellent opportunity for our girls to develop the skills required to become healthy,

active and street smart young women who are gaining more independence in the process. Thanks to everyone involved who made the launch such a success including our girls, teachers, parents and friends.

Summer Intercol Victoria Moularadellis

In Week 7 of this term, the annual Summer Intercol against Seymour was held. The week was a tremendous success and all players displayed extraordinary Wilderness spirit. We saw closely contested A gradefixtures throughout the week, with Wilderness securing victory in the volleyball, water polo, swimming and touch competition. The rowing, basketball and tennis were all very narrow losses, but every team was highly competitive which made for extremely entertaining matches. The support shown by all girls and staff was outstanding, with large crowds seen at every match. The exciting atmosphere lifted the performance of all players, making the week very memorable.

Through the contribution of every team, Wilderness were the overall winners of the Summer Intercol Cup by only one point. All girls should be very proud of their efforts over the week and congratulations to the recipients of the Intercol Medals. Best and Fairest Medals Swimming Medal: Emilie Muir Volleyball Medal: Sabrina Petrucco Basketball Medal: Eliza Corbin Water Polo Medal: Eliza Fenton Touch Medal: Isobel Dolling Tennis Medal: Lucy Duncan


Wilderness School and St Peter’s College are proud to be hosting the Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp for children between 8 and 14 years of age with special needs. This camp is offered free of charge thanks to the Sony Foundation and the generosity of the school communities involved. The camp will offer a variety of activities including… • Art and craft • Dance and music • Aquatic activities • Mini fair Year 11 students from Wilderness School and St Peter’s College have been selected as companions for the campers. They will be provided with training and assisted by the camp coordinating team including nursing staff. Please contact Bess Smith at Wilderness School if you have a child who is interested in participating

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The philanthropy of our community built Our Creswell Entrance Scholarship builds equity, creating places for new girls to develop their academic, sporting or artistic talents This is Our Community. Let’s build it together.

UPCOMING EVENTS Year 8 Outdoor Education Camp (Grampians) 7-12 April Interstate University Expo 8 April Term 1 concludes 12 April, 2019 Middle/Senior Parent Teacher Interviews 29 April, 2-7pm Term 2 commences 30 April Cyber Safety Presentation for Parents 2 May, 6-7pm Wilderness Gym Generations in Jazz (Students Depart) 3 May Mount Gambier Middle/Senior Parent Teacher Interviews (cont’d) 7 May, 3:45-9pm NAPLAN Testing 14-16 May Realise Core Group 2 Departs 19 May Wilderness Old Scholars Association Quiz Night 31 May, 6:30-9:30pm Queen’s Birthday Holiday 10 June Boarders’ Fashion Parade 21 June, 6:30-9pm

Winter Choral Evening 26 June, 6-8pm Term 2 concludes 28 June

Music Calendar 2019 TERM 2 Tuesday 30 April


GIJ Farewell Concert


Thursday 20 June


Generations in Jazz Jazz Choir, Dream Girls, Big Bands, Jazz Combo Year 2 Strings / Year 4 Band Night curriculum ensembles + Junior Orchestra and Junior Concert Band Rotary Concert Ensembles - TBC Festival of Strings

Wednesday 26 June


Winter Choral Evening

Fri 3 - Sun 5 May

7 Tuesday 11 June Sunday 16 June


29 June - 16 July

All String Ensembles + Selected Soloists

All Choral Ensembles + Selected Soloists


Hender Hall

All Day

Mt Gambier

5.00pm 6.00pm

Hender Hall

2.00 pm

Walkerville Town Hall


Grainger Studios



Music Tour with St Peters Boys


TERM 3 Mon 5 - Tues 6 August Wednesday 7 August

3 3

Wed 14-Thurs 15 Aug


Wednesday 18 September


Musician in Residence Annual Showcase of Music Selected Senior Ensembles + Junior Ensemble feature - TBC ABODA Bands/Orchestra Festival Concert Bands/String Orchestras Wildy Windup @ the Gov Jazz Choirs, Dream Girls, Big Bands, Combos

All Day

Michell Music Centre


Elder Hall


Westminster School


Governor Hindmarsh


Michell Music Centre


Hender Lawn


St Peters Cathedral



6.00pm 7.30pm


TERM 4 Mon 11 - Wed 13 November Wed 21 November Mon 9 December Tues 10 December

5 6 9 9 9

Wed 11 December

Instrumental Concerts Twilight Concert JS/MS Ensembles Advent Service All Choirs, Senior String Orch, Selected instrumentalists Speech Night Jazz Choir R-2 Christmas Concert 3-6 Christmas Concert Junior Concert Band, Junior Concert Choir, Junior Wind Ensembles, Junior Strings

The philanthropy of our community builds Our School, independent of other bodies and funding, builds our girls’ capacity to excel, achieve and lead in whichever fields they choose This is Our Community. Let’s build it together.


METAMORPHOSES METAMORPHOSES Based on the Myths of Ovid Based on the Myths of Ovid Written and originally directed by directed Written and originally Mary Zimmerman by Mary Zimmerman

Directed by Aldo Longobardi Starring Isabelle Bresson, Adriana Conde, Maya Curtis, Seanna Farrow, Jackie Koch, Esther Lange, Lily McLaren, Florence Phillips, Kaylee Stevens and Ellie Swan and supported by Stage 1 Drama students 15, 16, 17 AND 18 MAY 2019 7:00PM | NEWMAN THEATRE, WILDERNESS SCHOOL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT WWW.TRYBOOKING/483986 METAMORPHOSES is produced by special arrangement with Bruce Ostler, BRET ADAMS, LTD

Life in the Wilderness - Issue 7 2018

Road Safety Parking restrictions surrounding the school are for the safety of your children Walkerville Council impose a variety of parking restrictions around the school to achieve a safer environment for your children.

No Stopping Zones

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 daughter and drive o as soon as possible. No parking zones are to ensure a quick and smooth turnover of vehicles. You must not leave your vehicle parked or unattended.

Double Parking

Double parking is illegal and creates a danger to motorists and pedestrians.

Bus Zones

A vehicle must not park in a bus zone during the times stated on the sign.

Private Road - Myrtle Court

This is a private road and must not be used for anyone other than residents. This private road cannot be used as a parking bay or a turning circle.

A friendly reminder to parents that when your daughter is absent or has an appointment and is going to be late, please remember to email

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LITW - Issue 2 2019  

LITW - Issue 2 2019