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ISSUE 3, 2018

Easter in the Annie House

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Mamie House Chicken Project The chooks use to

live here, where are the chooks?

Today Estelle noticed that our chook house was empty‌ A chook house with no chooks, where are the chooks living? Mishty

I think they are in PNG, I think they are going on a holiday‌ maybe to your house! Keira Maybe they have gone for a walk or maybe gone for a walk to pick flowers. Eliza M They have gone to the playground. Abigail I think they are hiding in their bedroom in their house. Mishty They have gone for a play on the swings. Estelle They went on a holiday to Kangaroo Island! Eugenia I think they are in the bedroom. Charlotte


The chicks are hatching! On Monday morning Grant from 'Living Eggs' dropped off 12 beautiful eggs and set up our incubator to keep them warm. This morning we arrived to find 5 chicks had hatched from their eggs. We are very excited and are now watching very closely for the next hatching. Yesterday we learnt that boy chicks are yellow and girl chicks are brown. Can you pick which ones are girls?

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Connection with Nature Through looking after animals it teaches children important lessons like compassion, nurturing and responsibility, and connects them with the natural world.


Our precious chooks have settled well into their new home. The girls enjoyed caring for them with a little pat, fresh water, some food and lots of

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World Scholars Cup 2018 Charlie Kamp (Year 10) and Imogen Moffatt (Year 9)

The World Scholar’s Cup is a global competition

Literature – Voices of the Inseparable

where students work in teams of three to

Art and Music – Braving the Distance

compete in four exciting events including:

Social Studies – Black Markets

a team debate, collaborative writing, the

Scotch College hosted over 100 students for

scholar’s multiple choice challenge, and a

two days. We were welcomed by the bagpipes

scholar’s bowl quiz solving analytical questions

and the principal’s address and then it was

and multimedia challenges.

off to creative writing, the scholar’s challenge

The theme of the 2018 World Scholar’s Cup was


An Entangled World and included the following

Sara Alkhazrajy, Lucy Percival and Teagan


Powell won the junior competition. Special






congratulations to Sara who came first in •

Special area – Human Relationships

the Debate Champions Category, Ishani Sood

History – The History of Diplomacy

who came second in the Champion Scholars

Science – The Science of Memory

category, and Lucy Perciva,l who came first in the Writing Champions category.


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Year Seven Camp Millie Gosse and Jenna Anderson

Year 7 Camp was so much fun. We did lots of

pushed us to our limits. Kayaking was enjoyable

recreational activities that challenged all of

and required resilience and persistence.

us. We all enjoyed doing lots of teambuilding activities and learning valuable information

Cooking on a trangia resulted in lots of laughs.

about wildlife at the beach, native edible

It is an experience that we will never forget. We

plants, cockles and sand dunes. Surfing and

learnt new activities and life skills that included

stand-up paddle boarding were challenging

persistence, organisation and confidence. We

but so much fun, as they required us to focus,

would like to thank all of the Outdoor Education

balance and persevere.

staff and teachers that came on the camp. We really appreciate everything you did for us.

Year 7 Camp was as much fun as a workout. All the activities involved us working in teams and


‘Thrilled, nervous and enthused. These are the words that describe how I felt when I woke up Tuesday morning. Would I sleep with noisy snorers? What activities would we do? At school, everyone was pumped and ready to go.’ - Georgia Brown

‘The wildlife was amazing! The bushes were as green as a lush paddock of grass, and the dainty flowers swayed gently in the breeze. I had never seen anything like it!’ - Nuhaa Hasan

‘Overall, I think that camp was a very different experience. Something that I learnt about myself is that I do not always need my mum and dad to do everything thing for me, I can always do it myself if I needed to.’ - Alessia Charman

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STEM Sista Charlie Kamp, Gauri Wechalekar, Rhea Joshi and Hamayel Abaid

The STEM Sista 4 day workshop which we

Over the course of the four days we were

attended gave us an opportunity to visit

enlightened about various models and thinking

different working environments and meet

routines such as Thought, Belief, Behaviour, The



Compound Effect, Personality Profiles, Steps of

vocations. It enabled us to explore several

Learning and Stages of a Team. These were very

different models applicable to daily life in order

useful to learn about as they are applicable to

to ensure that a person can achieve anything

our everyday lives. The most interesting models

to the best of their abilities. The programme

were: The Compound Effect and Personality

took place from 9:00am to 4:30pm in different

Profiles. The Compound Effect explores the

locations around Adelaide.Two days were spent

principle that small daily decisions form your

in the Microsoft Innovation Centre after which

destiny; this effect takes place when you decide

everybody went on a tour around the University

to change one thing about your daily lifestyle.

of Adelaide. We also spent a day WATSO and a

This one change must be practiced regularly and

day at the ASTC. The program was engaging,

though the results may take longer to appear,

exciting and eye-opening and exposed us to the

they won’t go unnoticed. Personality Profiles

large and growing world of STEM.

were fascinating to explore. We were given a




few questions and at the end each of us were

Dr Katerina Flabouris (Wildy Old Scholar)

Microsoft Innovation Centre with Teresa Janowski

able to identify ourselves with being either a

and honing the mindset that will allow you to

Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholy or Phlegmatic.

perform at your best, as well as reinforcing the

Everybody has traits form all four categories

models taught to us.

but some characteristics are more dominant in particular people. Understanding ourselves

The program – STEM Sista – was amazing. So

helps us to understand others better and we

amazing in fact that all the girls by the end of

were able to reflect on the actions and choices

the course were ready to tackle the dreams of

others make based on their personalities.

careers in the STEM field because we now know that they will not be dreams for long. STEM

One component of the STEM Sista mentorship

Sista ensured that friendships were made and


dreams became goals.










career pathways were the guest speakers. The program acquainted us with 14 individuals from a wide variety of occupations, including doctors, a videographer, a model, organic chemists, a midwife, an engineer, a current Year 12

student, entrepreneurs, university

students and a university lecturer. They gave us a brief insight into their journey to success, and regaled us with tales of not only their triumphs, but also their failures, as well as some more logistical aspects of their journey. Despite each individual pursuing vastly different fields, a common theme among their presentations was emphasising the importance of discovering

WOTSO with other STEM Sistas

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Gender Equality Day Alice Oakley-Conlon and Sara Alkhazrajy

On Thursday 5th of April 2018 the Wilderness Year 9 cohort along with the St Peters boys Year 9’s were involved in a morning of discussions and activities based on spreading awareness of Gender Equality. The day was initiated by students who planned and organised the agenda. Topics discussed included; stereotypes, abuse, sport, education and media. These topics allowed students to further explore the issues at hand. From quizzes to games of dodgeball the students involved in planning and leading the day ensured that the day was as interactive and inclusive as possible.


Middle School SRC Leadership Conference Lucy Percival, Paarami Sooriyabandara, Trinity Hong, Mikaila Thomson on behalf of the Middle School SRC

The Middle School SRC

leadership cohort

attended the National Young Leaders Day

about the importance of following your goals and dreams, and making educated decisions.

at the Entertainment Centre on 28 March. This event was held with the core focus of

Mikaila Thomson took away the idea that you

promoting leadership qualities within students

shouldn’t worry about what other people have

in Australia. There were four keynote speakers

and be grateful for the things and experiences

that spoke at the event, all discussing different

you have. Georgia Roylett thought that her

areas of leadership and focusing on different

most important take-away was that leadership

qualities that are important within leaders.

is never about you, but it is about the team that you lead. Allegra Kemp really connected

John Coutis spoke about the importance of

with the idea that, in a team, the leader should

expressing your love for others, and believing

delegate jobs to people who will do them well.

that you have value. Bronwyn Klei discussed

Teagan Powell learnt that you should not always

how being a leader is all about the team you

follow the herd, and should make your own

are leading and talked about her experiences

decisions based on what you believe is right.

as a General Manager for the Adelaide Strikers. Kane Cornes’ presentation centered around

We really enjoyed the day and, as the Middle

the idea that leadership is what you do when

School SRC, we now feel that we have better

no one is watching. Russell Scutchings spoke

understanding of the qualities that make a good leader.











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Dinkum Assorted A play by Linda Aronson

“That’s our War, pretending things are normal. That’s our war.” Set against the backdrop of World War Two, Dinkum Assorted explores the lives of nine women living in the remote country town of Warrabadanga. In a time of world conflict, the women confront their fear of loss, as they battle to keep the biscuits baking at the Dinkum Biscuit Factory. Finding strength in each other, they build profound friendships and reveal stories about their lives that bind them together. From hilarious song and dance numbers to moments

Where: The Newman Theatre When: Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 May Time: Wednesday-Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 6:30pm Price: Adult $20 Student $15 Tickets available on trybooking or sold at lunch time outside the Newman Theatre.

of tenderness and anguish, Dinkum Assorted is

Warning: Suitable for ages 12+.

a play about love, loss, hope and finding joy in

Contains mild coarse language and adult themes.

the darker moments. A theatrical experience not to be missed.

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Multi Media & Film Night

Through the Multi Media course, our students develop film production skills, with an understanding of cinematography, screenwriting, shooting and editing. They create their own short films that communicate, inspire and entertain.

Jayne Kelly Multi Media Teacher

Since introducing Multi Media to the curriculum

student and professional film-makers. For more

3 years ago, we have made over 100 films, a

information on the festival, please go to:

group won the AKFF Best Senior Documentary

category, and 2 films were selected for the Little Big Shots Film Festival. In July 2016, two of our

Respectful collaboration is a key factor when

students travelled to the Giffoni International

working as part of a film crew. The girls work

Youth Film Festival on the Amalfi Coast in Italy,

in small teams with allocated roles. Based on

and last year many of our students were jurors,

interest and skill level, they choose a director,

hosts, and buddies for the Adelaide International

camera operator, sound technician and editor.

Youth Film Festival (AIYFF). The documentary,

Together they investigate, plan, produce and

‘Wilderness in Nepal’ won the ‘Best Documentary

then evaluate their work, and use different types

by Australian Youth Filmmaker’ award and the

of software to edit, refine images, mix sounds

$250 prize was generously donated to the Nepal

and publish their digital films.

Fund. Some of our Wilderness International students even translated the films from English

On Wednesday 28 February, we held a Film Night

to Chinese for the Chinese delegates.

where our girls had an opportunity to screen their films in front of an audience. The girls had

This year, AIYFF will be held in August at the

photos taken on the red carpet before screening

Palace Nova Cinema in Rundle Street and

their films for family, friends, staff and VIPs. It

Wilderness students will be participating again.

was a wonderful night and the girls’ films were

As Director of School Submissions for this exciting

excellent. They can be viewed on our internal

new festival, I encourage our students to enter


their films, and we look forward to screening the






This year we welcome Mr Halwyn Bruce as Head

Their films can also be viewed on our internal

of Creative and Performing Arts. Hal has years

channel using the Wilderness School sharepoint -

of experience in teaching film making and now

teaches Multi Media as a Stage 1 subject in Year 10. We also have a Media Team as an extension of

The Multi Media course at Wilderness has been

the Multi Media course. It consists of a group of

very successful and so much fun. It contributes

girls who are passionate about film making. They


capture events such as carnivals and House days

learning environment that fulfils our school

and they create the Year 12 video.

mission: to enable each girl to be the best she




can be throughout her life.



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Antholiza House Day The Antholiza House Captains Steph Farrall and Bella Bradford

On Wednesday 21 March, Antholiza House put on quite the music festival to start off the annual Wildy House Days. ‘Antchella Day’ based on the popular music festival Coachella, saw girls pull out their best festival outfits and cover their faces in copious amounts of glitter.

The day began with a cake stall filled with lollies, sweets and cupcakes run by the Anty Year 9 girls on the Running Track followed by a burrito and soft drink lunch on the Memorial Hall Lawn. The festival vibes of the day were enhanced by live performances from Seanna, Sophie, Lia, Catherine and Danae and a few surprise rappers which filled the air with amazing songs, and cheerful lyrics that lifted the spirits of all onlookers.

The combination of burritos, soft drinks, recess sweet stall, glitter station and dress-up donations allowed for a total of $1500 to be raised, going towards the ongoing support of Nepal.


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Say No to Racism Recently 6 students from Years 6, 7 and 9 participated in ‘Generation of Change’, where students came together from a range of schools to focus on cultural safety, combatting racism and planning to build and maintain harmony in schools.

Generations of Change- Short Reflections

“I enjoyed this day thoroughly as I learned about racism in the world, where it happens

“I really enjoyed it. The ‘ACTNOWTHEATRE’ part

and how to prevent it. I think that this was

really taught me a lot about racism and how I

a day of reflection and I now have a better

can stop it and speak-up if I see it happening. It

understanding of what racism is and how we

was also really fun when we did some ‘get-to-

can stop it as students. I learnt how to stand up

know’ games with the other schools.”

for yourself and other people if they are being

By Salwa

racist to you or your community. I also have a greater understanding of how it impacts people

“When I raised my hand for the Generations

and their confidence. In addition, I understood

of Change excursion, I did not know what to

how to locate racism in your own thoughts and

expect, but I was interested. On the excursion,

how to prevent it. I enjoyed going and meeting

An aboriginal person spoke to us, the students

new people and learning about how to be proud

played some collaborative games, and best of

of your own culture. Wilderness community can

all, we took part in an interactive play about

make a change to the world. I thought that this

racism. I am concerned about racism if my

was an amazing day to understand and learn

friends or classmates experience it, but with

about racism and I encourage more people to

adults or strangers I do not think I would want

help stop racism.”

to get involved. Having the acting theatre come

By Olivia

into school would teach everyone who takes part in it. The day taught me to be a by-doer and not a bystander. In conclusion, I enjoyed the day and learnt more about racism.” By Lucy


“The ‘Say No to Racism’ event was empowering,

that can affect the response of the person

important and extremely enjoyable. An ActNow

perpetrating the racism. The stories shared

Theatre performance was held which allowed

at this event were very interesting to hear as

us to interactively get involved. We would say

it gave an understanding into how society

stop, come up and choose a character to play,

reacts when seeing a person with a dark skin

whether that be a character there that you

tone or a culture different to their own. Some

want to be or a new character, and attempt to

of the stories left me in shock to know what

stop the racist attack on the characters Mick

our society has come to, marginalising people

and Sophia. Mick is an Aboriginal boy, and

for who they are. It makes me disappointed

Sophie is from Adelaide and wears a hijab as

but inspired to change this. Overall, the ‘Say

part of her background. Seeing people stopping

No to Racism’ event left a positive impact on

the play and stepping in allowed me to gain

me and has enabled us as a collective group to

an insight into the different options depending

implement awareness in our school.”

on the person you are, (a friend, individual,

By Anesha

teacher, sister), to respond to racism and how

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Middle & Senior Swimming Carnival Amy Bailey and Shane Hill

Term One played host to the always exciting and

the 100m Freestyle, Year 10 50m Freestyle, and

eventful Middle and Senior School Swimming

Year 10 50m backstroke! Well done Emilie.

Carnival. This event was held at the South Australia Aquatic and Leisure Centre and was

Congratulations to Cedar who took out the

enjoyed by competitors and spectators alike.

Caulfield Shield for most points across all events.

They were treated to an exceptionally high

A particular highlight was the boarders versus

standard of swimming where girls competing

day girls relay. The infamous boarders chant

gave it their all, and those on the sidelines

got the event underway, and what started off

cheered with enthusiasm to push their House

as a close race ended with the boarders proving

mates in the water.


All girls that competed should be congratulated,

A big thank you to Ms Danvers, Mr Manifold, Ms

but this year was of particular high standard

Bradford and all the parents who attended, as

with many records being broken. Well done to all

well as all the teachers that made for a smooth-

individual winners, but special mention should

running event.

be given to Emilie Muir setting 3 new records in






Matilda Ryan

Emilie Muir




Emilie Muir

Sarah Muir Runner Up: Georgia Muir




ANDERSON CUP: Imogen Kroker


Runner Up: Bronte Sleath




Emilie Muir





1st Cedar

Sarah Zappia

2nd Antholiza

Runner Up: Charlotte Ruddenklau

3rd Amaryllis 4th Carob


5th Sparaxis




100m Freestyle - Emilie Muir (59.46) Previous record: Georgina Clarnette, 1:00.37 (2011)


Year 10 50m Freestyle - Emilie Muir (27.80)

Emilie Muir

Previous record: Georgina Clarnette, 28.96 (2011)


Year 10 50m Backstroke - Emilie Muir (31.85)


Previous record: Georgina Clarnette, 33.51 (2011)

Emilie Muir

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Wilderness Hosts Head of the River 2018 Renae Chatterton Head of Rowing

On Saturday 17 March 2018, Wilderness School had the opportunity which occurs once every fifteen years to host the South Australian Schools’ Head of the River. The ‘Town Square’ eloquently showcased the inviting and energetic culture of Wilderness School and Community, West Lakes was filled with hundreds of enthusiastic Wilderness Girls, Families and Friends, to support the rowing crews on the water. 84 girls, across 16 crews raced courageously and competitively to see Wilderness School have one of its most successful Head of the River in the past 10 years. Four crews, the Year 8 D crew, Year 10 E, D and C crew all won Head of the River for their respective categories. It was a successful and memorable day for the rowing and wider school community.


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Career Corner ADF Gap Year ADF Gap Year applications for 2019 have opened. It’s a unique opportunity for you to try out a career in Navy, Army or Air Force and get a feel for a military life without committing for a longer period. Through an ADF Gap Year you will: •

Gain valuable skills and work experience

Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare

Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle

Make friends with like-minded people

Get the opportunity to see more of Australia

In 2019 there are 14 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery and even flight crew, plus this year we’re offering 30 Army Officer roles places are limited.

For a more comprehensive Career Bulletins please visit:

ADF Gap Year Army Officer Closes 23 April 2018 ADF Gap Year Army Artillery Operator Closes 23 April 2018 ADF Gap Year Army Infantry Soldier Closes 14 May 2018 ADF Gap Year Army Driver Closes 21 May 2018 ADF Gap Year Army Administration Assistant Closes 21 May 2018 ADF Gap Year Army Warehouse Assistant Closes 21 May 2018 ADF Gap Year Army Air Defence Operator Closes 21 May 2018 ADF Gap Year Air Force Cabin Crew Closes 7 March 2018 ADF Gap Year Air Force Warehouse Storeperson Closes 28 May 2018 ADF Gap Year Air Force Aviation Support Technician Closes 28 May 2018 ADF Gap Year Air Force Airbase Protection and Security Closes 4 June 2018 ADF Gap Year Air Force Administration Assistant Closes 4 June 2018 *Closing dates are driven by demand and may close sooner than listed.

Requirements •

Australian citizen

Aged between 18 and 24 years on admission

Year 12 completion (required passes vary by job)


School Holiday Events

Get a Head Start and become a Club Trainer

SA Museum School Holiday Program

Sports Trainers and First Aiders volunteer and

There are lots of events including a chance to

provide player support and safety. While most

meet members of the museum’s palaeontology

AFL and NRL Sports Trainers already have

team, and drawing workshops.

qualifications in the medical field, your local

Find out more -

clubs are likely to depend on volunteers with


basic first aid qualifications.

See the brochure - http://www.samuseum.

Find out about AFL and NRL sports trainers,

netball volunteers, and ask at your local club as



HeadSpace Autumn Jams – School Holiday

Science and Engineering Challenge

Music Workshops

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a

20 – 22 April

nationwide STEM outreach program presented

3 day songwriting and performance workshop

by the University of Newcastle in partnership

for 13 - 17 year olds during National Youth Week

with communities, Rotary clubs, universities

and the April school holidays, at Club 5082 in

and sponsors. Through the Challenge, students

Prospect Town Hall.

experience aspects of science and engineering

Find out more -

which they would not usually see in their school

environment. The Challenge runs a range of

Register here -

programs but focuses on inspiring students in


year 10 to consider a future career in science and



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Career Corner Job Spotlight

For a more comprehensive Career Bulletins please visit:

Future Growth: The Good Universities Guide rate the outlook for Physiotherapists as very strong.

SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST Qualifications and skills required: Ever wanted to work with your favourite sports

To become a qualified physiotherapist, you need

team? Becoming a physiotherapist or another

either a 4 year undergraduate degree, or a 3 year

type of support person who works with elite

undergrad degree plus a postgrad degree that

sports people can be rewarding, challenging and

generally takes 2 years.

exciting. There’s a great flowchart here that shows you You’ll get to travel with the professional athletes

how it works. Keep in mind that the 4 year degree

and play a critical role in their success. Not only

might get you qualified quicker, but the longer

will you manage injuries, you’ll also help them

route may leave you with a higher qualification

maximise recovery and prepare properly so that

that’s diversified and highly regarded.

they can be their best on the big day. Sports physios need strengths in the following “Very few elite sports people play without any


pain. You just have to know how to deal with it

and also whether there is going to be any longterm damage or you can get them back on

and both players and coaches under stress •

the field again next week. So you have got to understand the game and the feeling of playing

A strong interest in sports and physical fitness

sport.” Justin Faulkner, Physio for Hong Kong Rugby 7s

Lots of patience to deal with multiple clients

Ability to handle the physical demands of the job, including treating clients

Good communication skills

Men’s Team Physio. Find out more Video - How to Become a Sport Physiotherapist

Tips for getting a sports physio job for the team of your choice from My Health Career

Salary Range: In general, physiotherapists could expect to earn around $60,000 to $85,000 per year, but if you own your own practice or become an elite sports therapist you could expect to command much more.


Careers in Marine Science

Becoming a Dentist

The Good Universities Guide - Marine Scientist


states that a marine scientist uses principles and

information about the different study paths you

techniques of natural sciences, mathematics

can take to becoming a dentist.

and engineering to study the coastal zone and

Check it out –

oceans: their movements, physical properties







and biological organisms. Marine scientists assist in developing practical methods for

How an engineering degree can build

weather forecasting, environmental assessment,

your future

locating and developing fishing and mining

This article from Deakin explores what an

resources, and improving national defence. They

engineering degree can lead to in the current

may develop new technologies to protect the


seas from pollution and the coasts from damage

manufacturing, business and career paths is all

by waves and tides. Marine scientists make


use of special instruments, satellites, cameras,

Read it here –

sounding devices and research vessels when


undertaking ocean exploration work. They may


also make underwater dives.

Marine Scientists also collaborate with Good Universities - Marine Biologists, Good Universities - Marine Engineers, and Good Universities Fisheries Officers

Students considering studying marine science or biology, might like to consider learning more about the following bachelor courses offered in SA: The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Science – Marine Biology Flinders University Bachelor of Science – Marine Biology






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Keeping in Touch Bella Bradford & Isabella Dolling 2018 A grade Touch Captains

At Wilderness, we have an extensive summer sporting program, particularly evident in our extremely competitive Touch Football Program. This year 80 girls participated in touch football, across nine Senior and Middle School teams (more than any other school). Due to our Touch Football Program’s high-level coaches and the dedication of all girls involved, Wilderness was extremely proud to have four teams playing in Grand Finals.

Our Middle A team consisting of a mixture of Year 7, 8 & 9 girls, played in the A grade Competition. After losing only one game throughout the season, the team qualified for last weekend’s Grand Final against Marryatville High School. Both teams played a great game, and to the excitement of the Wilderness girls, parents and other supporters, the Wildy girls won the match (5-1) taking out the Summer Grand final title. This was the third year running that Wilderness have won the Middle-school Touch Premiership. Try Scorers on the day were Annalise Roos (3), Tahlia Leathart (1) and Amelie Rawes-Ryan (1). The team captain Tegan Powell was ‘ecstatic with the girl’s efforts and comradery as the middle school did Wilderness extremely proud’.


Similarly, the Seniors came away with just as much success. Throughout the season we saw both the Senior A’s and B’s having an undefeated season, with the Senior B’s (coached by Cameron Hancock) and C’s (coached by Mr Shane Hill) winning their Grand finals. The Senior B’s Premiership was the 3rd time Wilderness has won the title in the past four years. This was the first Senior C Touch Premiership for the school. Unfortunately, the Senior A’s were not able to secure a win, however the PE Department, parents and the other Wildy Touch girls were extremely proud of the A grade team’s season and the efforts of all players and coaches.

During the season we also had our annual Intercol Touch Football competition against Seymour, which saw much of the Wilderness community come out to support the Middle A and Senior A and B teams who were playing. Due to the incredible encouragement from the side-lines and the girl’s determination on field, Wilderness won all three games and brought home the Touch Football Intercol trophy.

“We are very proud of all the girls’ efforts this season and thankful to our amazing coaches for their knowledge, hard work and care. It’s fair to say that Wilderness is a force to be reckoned with

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Swimming Emma Grant Junior School Sports Coordinator

Junior School

Middle and Senior School The Wilderness School Swim Team competed in both the IGSSA and SSSSA Swimming Carnival in

SAPSASA Swimming

Term 1. Girls were selected to take part in these


inter-school events based on their times at the

(some members pictured) competed in the

Middle and Senior School Swimming Carnival.

North Adelaide District Swimming Day at the






Norwood Swim Centre. The girls were selected to The Secondary School Sport South Australia

participate in this event based on their times at

(SSSSA) competition was held on the night of

the Junior and Middle School Swimming heats.

Wednesday 7 March. This is the state A grade

All girls performed extremely well in their events

competition and so is an extremely competitive

at the district day, with eight girls placing in the

event. Wilderness finished in 3rd place and were

top two in their respective events to be selected

placed in the top 3 schools throughout the whole

to compete in the SAPSASA State Swimming

carnival, missing out on 2nd place by 1 point.

Competition. Congratulations to the girls who

Congratulations to Emma Sleath, who swum two

participated in this competition and a big thank

personal best times.

you to all the parents, family and friends for supporting the girls and attending these events.






Association (IGSSA) sees the 10 schools from the weekly sporting competition compete at a Swimming Carnival. Wilderness once again put in a strong performance, with the top 4 schools very close in each event.

Congratulations to the following girls who broke records on the day:

200m Individual Medley – Emilie Muir U16 Medley Relay – Emilie Muir, Kasey Heang, Emma Sleath and Jess Hawker

The IGSSA Swimming Team finished the carnival in 4th place, only 9 points behind placing 3rd. Well done to all the girls for their outstanding efforts at both carnivals.


Junior School Swimming Carnival The Junior School Swimming Carnival was held at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre on Tuesday 27 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.

Junior Swimming Champion Runner-Up


Lulu Detmold-Cox (CED) Year 6 50m Freestyle Junior Swimming Champion Winner

Lulu Detmold Cox (CED) 32.75

Arabella Bahr (CAR) Year 5 50m Breaststroke Bowen Shield for Team Games

Tiara Pullinen (CAR) 38.21

1st Place: Amaryllis 2nd Place: Cedar & Carob

Year 6 50m Breaststroke

3rd Place: Sparaxis

Arabella Bahr (CAR) 42.50

4th Place: Antholiza

GA Black Shield for Overall House Competition 1st Place: Amaryllis 2nd Place: Cedar 3rd Place: Sparaxis 4th Place: Carob 5th Place: Antholiza

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Summer Intercol Results In Week 5 Wilderness and Seymour played in 6

A Grade Intercol Trophies

sports for the Summer Intercol Cup. As it is every

Tennis - Seymour

year, overall results are extremely close, with Seymour winning the overall Summer Intercol Trophy.

Volleyball - Wilderness Basketball - Seymour Water Polo - Wilderness

The Volleyball played on a Tuesday afternoon was a highlight, with the Senior A grade winning 3-0. The Senior B and Senior C teams played Saturday morning and also had convincing wins.

The Touch Football, which is usually played on a Saturday morning was played on the Friday afternoon, with a large number of girls coming down to watch the Senior A, Senior B and Middle A teams play. It was a wonderful afternoon with lots of supports and a BBQ provided with Wilderness winning all 3 touch matches.

Touch - Wilderness Rowing - Seymour Swimming - Seymour



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.

LITW - Issue 3 2018  
LITW - Issue 3 2018