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ISSUE 5, 2018

International Day at Wilderness

Life in the Wilderness - Issue 5 2018

Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day

At Wilderness we understand the fundamental role that parents and families play in children’s learning and development. The Mamie House girls have enjoyed celebrating Grandparent’s and Special Friend’s Day, honouring the unique contribution of Grandparents, elders and special friends to the lives of children.

Grandparents and special friends make our world…. a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer.


At Wilderness we understand the fundamental role that parents and families play in children’s learning and development. The Mamie House girls have enjoyed celebrating Grandparent’s and Special Friend’s Day, honouring the unique contribution of Grandparents, elders and special friends to the lives of children.

Grandparents and special friends make our world…. a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer.

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Annie’s House Appreciation Danielle Moir Annie House Teacher

In the Annie house this term we have been inspired by gratitude for our beautiful learning space.

We have spent time observing, noticing and creating a gratitude garden of our own to serve as a daily reminder of the care, respect and love we share for our learning space.

We have spent time studying the ‘Green Wilderness Door’ observing, sketching and discussing the key features. We have even spent some time thinking about where the door might lead and have shread our dialogue through illustration. Our class has even been working on a green door of our own to keep inside the Annie classroom.

Amongst all our learning, we have also taken time to appreciate some very special people in our lives including our Mums and Grandparents.


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Bedtime Stories in the Junior School Katie Silva Library Teacher

On Monday 4 June, Reception, Year 1 and Year

wriggle times, we shared hot Milo and yummy

2 girls, along with their siblings and parents

ANZAC slice before heading home to bed.

gathered in the Wilderness Library for a wonderful evening of stories. This year we

Our wonderful JSRC Library Committee created

welcomed everyone to ‘Find your Treasure’ (the

special bookmarks for the girls, acted as guides,

theme of Children’s Book Week). Receptions

and served supper to our excited girls. Our Senior

dived under the sea for Mermaid treasure,

and Middle School Library Representatives

Year 1s found the pot of gold at the end of the

(Susie Greco and Gauri Wechalekar) read and

rainbow, and Year 2s explored Pirate Island.

assisted with the preparation and evening to

The girls were snuggled up in their pyjamas

the delight of all involved.

and brought a special soft toy, as the Library is a very different place at night! We all loved

A very special thank you to all the staff involved

seeing the staff in their PJs. Congratulations

in making the night so wonderful: Ms Danvers,

to the increasing number of brave parents

Mrs Meaker, Miss Phillips, Mrs Wark, Mrs

who earned a badge by wearing their pyjamas

Zammit, Mr Jackson, Ms Micaleff, Mrs Roberts,

too! After exciting stories and the compulsory

Mrs Brennan, Mrs Delmenico, Mrs Bence, Mrs Foster and Mrs Lim (our Milo Queen).


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Year 4 Camp Year 4 Students

Delicious Five Ingredient Damper! Students Take Foot in the Book! Crazy Camp Stretches Girl’s Abilities, declared ‘Best Camp Ever!’ Girls achieve the impossible, make butter with only cream and a marble! Wildy dance with Indigenous Leader Uncle Moogie on fire-lit night! Wild Wildy girls sleep in the Freezing Outback! Will they survive? Girls scale 1.5km cliff to Discover Amazing Valley View! Children Relax watching Sparkling River Flow First Time in Terrific Tents, new Friends Found! Buttastrophe! Students Slide Down Muddy Slope to Hiking Glory! It’s not Your Bee’s Wax! Bees Protest Does Not Interrupt Candle Making Yabbies on Strict Diet! Chicken Necks cause Fishing Fail!


“I used to think that sleeping in a tent was scary because a wild animal could attack you. Now I think that sleeping in a tent is a beautiful experience because you wake up to birds chirping and you feel ready for the morning.” Ella Smart

“I used to think that sleeping in a tent was scary because it might blow away or be soaked on a rainy night. Now I know that sleeping in a tent isn’t scary because I know how to put tents up properly and that it uses metal hooks to keep it down.” Ella Zaccharia

“I used to think that damper was like cake that had salt in it, and was cooked in an oven. Now I think that it has a hard crust and a soft middle and isn’t like cake. It is cooked over a fire instead.” Anna Evans

“I used to think that when you climb a tree and you climb out on a thin branch that it will fall because you would be a lot heavier than the trunk. Now I think that not all thin branches struggle holding your weight, some of them are very strong. It depends how heavy you are and how strong the branch is.” Felicia Xing

“I used to think that making butter was very hard, and that damper tasted bad. Now I think that making damper is simple and that butter isn’t hard either. Eating damper is one of the best things I have ever done.” Martha Holloway

“I thought Candles would be really hard to make because there would be lots of steps. Now I think that all you need to do is heat wax and dip string in it.” Leila Thirwell

“I used to think that making candles would be a short process and you would mould the wax with your hands. Now I think that it is a long process and that bees really like bees wax.” Holly Bahr

“I used to think that sleeping in a tent was scary because you’d be in a small, dark space. Now I think that sleeping in a tent is awesome and that people should sleep in them every night, maybe even live in them!” Rowan Parsons

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International Lunch Anu Pati & Elizabeth Siaw (Year 12) International Committee members

The International Lunch, an event hosted to

The Running Track Lawn was decorated with

promote cultural appreciation, was celebrated

bright red lanterns and festoons of colourful

on Wednesday 30 May with a delicious array of

flags from around the globe. Exotic music

multinational food. In 2018, the International

from all over the world wafted through the

Committee is led by Ariana Liu and backed by

air as students queued to buy their lunch.

a passionate group of nearly 50 students. The

C-Pop, K-Pop and stirring songs from student

aim of the Committee is not only to celebrate

performers encouraged several girls to sing

the school’s international students, but also the

along passionately, or join in spontaneously

impressive ethnic diversity of our community. It

with the famous dance moves of some songs.

was amazing to see the wonderful enthusiasm for the event, from both the members of the Committee and the school body at large.


Lunch was served from an extensive collection

The success of this event would have been

of mini food stalls, which displayed mouth-


watering delicacies such as egg-fried rice,

students and staff. We would like to express

dumplings, chicken satay skewers, cold rolls,

our sincerest gratitude to Xinru Yu’s mother for

spring rolls, a variety of sushi, and a wonderful

donating the sushi and cold rolls, and to Sammi

spread of international desserts generously

La’s mother for preparing the dumplings, which

donated by students and staff. Accompanying

sold out completely. We would also like to thank

this wide selection of food was refreshing

those who contributed the tasty food items,

lemon iced tea.

and of course, those who bought them! Finally,





our thanks to students and staff who supported the day so generously.

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Languages Week

Wildy au tour de monde

Elisa Savio Teacher of French

In Week 6 we celebrated our inaugural

Over the course of the week Chinese soapies



and French films were shown in the Senior and

Languages Assembly which included a number

Junior School libraries, multi-lingual signage

of stories showcasing how old scholars use or

was erected over the school campus and

have used languages in their daily lives. We were

Wilderness staff and students contributed to

inspired by those old scholars who regularly

the Wildy Around The World photo collage that

show Adventurous Learning by successfully

saw our school come together as a community

communicating with others and conducting


business in a language other than their mother










tongue. One message was clear: for many it was about following their passion, one which

A special thank you to all students and staff

was often ignited at school.

involved in the assembly including; Ella Beinssen, Hamayel Siddiqui, Georgia Last,

We welcomed back Old Scholar Lilli Cavill

Olivia Webb, Emilie Muir, Emma Sleath, Sarah

who shared her story of living in Switzerland

Muir, Kate Leonard, Molly Simpson, Stella Jolly,

and working abroad in France during a wine

Mary McAuliffe, Emily Porter, Malena Mavrakis,

vintage. She talked about the challenges she

Mable Gorman, Zoe May, Jodie Escott, Bradley

faced conversing in French every day for a year,

Waller, Tansy Chen, Nadège Otina-Griffin and

wishing that she had continued with her French

Stephanie Andrews.

studies after Year 10. We thank Lilli for taking the time to speak to the middle and senior

Special gratitude to our old scholars for sharing

school about the impact and opportunities

their stories; Lilli Cavill (Class of 2016), Hilary

learning a second language has given her.

Mitchel (Class of 1996), Nhan Nguyen (Class of 1999), Katie Dawkins nee Porter (Class of 2001)

Malena Mavrakis, Mable Gorman and Zoe May also shared their experiences having spent time abroad in China and France respectively, emphasising their cultural understanding and love for languages.

and Susan Cadby (Class of 1963)


Susan Cadby

Hilary Mitchel

Nhan Nguyen

Katie Porter

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Reconciliation Breakfast By Joanna, Rose and Jeevan (Year 6)

On the 28th of May a range of girls from Year 6 to 12 woke up very early to go to the Adelaide Convention Centre for the Reconciliation Breakfast.

The theme of the breakfast was Walking Together – learning, sharing and growing on Kokoda. We listened to people who had embarked on the journey to Kokoda in September last year to promote reconciliation. Aboriginal and non-aboriginal people walked together to honour the sacrifices made by Australian soldiers during the war.

Reconciliation is about Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians talking, walking, and working together to overcome division and inequality between Aboriginal and nonAboriginal Australians.

According to Reconciliation South Australia, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experience vast differences in health, education, employment, and standards of living compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts. Understanding these inequalities is the first step to reconciling the differences between us.

While eating a beautiful breakfast, we were inspired by the stories and songs we heard.


da Vinci Decathalon Shanta Holloway and Joanna Robinson (Year 6)

On Tuesday 29 May, eight Year 6 girls went to

Year 6 Team

the annual da Vinci Decathlon at Saint Peter’s

Sonakshi Cooray, Jeevan Gilhotra, Sophie Grice,

Girls. It was an amazing experience and we

Shanta Holloway, Olivia Jin, Jamila Macris,

had a lot of fun. In the decathlon, there were

Layla McBryde, Joanna Robinson

10 different events all covering different subject areas. These consisted of: Science, Ideation, Art

Year 7 Team

& Poetry, Creative Producers, Mathematics,

Arabella Browning, Chelsea Downing, Nuhaa


Nasan, Stella Jolly, Allegra Kleinig, Devika




Breaking and General Knowledge. One of the

Mukherjee, Molly Simpson, Charlotte Thomas

highlights of the competition was lunch, when they provided delicious pizza for us to eat. Our

Year 9 Team

team did very well and we can’t wait until next

Gauri Wechalekar, Sara Alkhazrajy, Hamayel

year when we hopefully get to do it again.

Abaid, Bronte Sleath, Ishani Sood, Charlie Lawrence, Nikita Page, Trinity Hong

RESULTS Year 6: 2nd in English, 3rd in Ideation, 3rd in Engineering Year 7: 1st in English Year 9: 2nd in Science, 3rd in Ideation

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Nepal Dr Sally Nobbs OAM

Want to experience a physical, emotional, spiritual and life-changing challenge?

days at Bahadure School (meeting the boarders,

Then travel to Nepal in the company of 32


playing with the students, the ‘programme’), travel






canoeing past crocodiles) and finally back to Kathmandu, Singapore and then home. What an

students and 4 other staff, immerse yourself in a different culture and spend 22 ever changing

I have been lucky, very lucky – blessed really – as

days in the beauty of the Himalaya while

I have had this experience seven times since the

watching and being amazed at the way the girls

first trek in 1998. Each trek has been different,

and the other members of staff fully embrace

which is to be expected with different personnel,

the experience.

but it never ceases to amaze me to see the effect this experience has on the students and staff




(dynamic, chaotic,

who take the risk and the challenge of going


to Nepal. The experience can have a profound

mountains over 8,000m tall), trekking for

effect on how you perceive the world, as well as

14 days (exhausting, high mountain passes,

how you perceive yourself.





rhododendron forests, views to die for), two


It is a big responsibility to take young girls away on such a challenging experience. There is always concern about the girls’ welfare, both physical and mental, and a huge feeling of relief and satisfaction is felt when we landed in Adelaide, with a happy, if tired group of girls.

The responsibility is made easier when you have staff of the calibre of Lauren Walker, Renee Chatterton, Chris Pahl and Cassie M. The girls and I were blessed to have such experienced, engaged, professional, life-loving and fully committed members of staff on the trip. My personal thanks to these four outstanding educators, colleagues and friends.

I also want to personally thank all of the 32 girls who made the 2018 Nepal trek such an outstanding experience for me. They were enthusiastic to the extreme. They were prepared to take personal risks. They embraced all aspects of the trip, with each day being a new experience.

They may not be aware of how the experience has changed them, as it often takes a time of reflection to appreciate all that they have lived through. Arriving back in Adelaide, tired from travel, eager to see family and friends and then coping with the reality of work, school and a social life may not be conducive to a deep understanding of what you have achieved – that may come later.

The Nepal trip is one which fully encompasses adventurous learning and learning to be a true and courageous self.

Australian Support To Bahadure Secondary School By Mr Ramprasad Poudel, Head Teacher at Bahadure School Nepal


Moreover, all the girls studying in grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 have


been getting scholarship money every year. Even after


completing their secondary level education, some students have got scholarship money of $200 from our Australian

It is my great privilege to address you all in this happy

donors. Now onwards, the university girl students have

moment. I would like to warmly welcome you all to this

contact with their donors for further support.

function of our School. Similarly, our Australian donors have also supported the It is our great pleasure that Dr Sally Nobbs and her friends

School recently for the construction of 30 sets of iron-

from Wilderness School in Australia visited this school two

framed desk and benches, which has made the seating

decades ago. Since then, they kindly started to support this

arrangement comfortable for the students. We have

Bahadure Secondary School, located in Annapurna Rural

recently constructed a school gate and a compound

Municipality – 4. Before their kind support, our School was

around the school buildings, including a double-storeyed

run only up to the basic level of Grade 8. After completing

program stage by collecting donations from our generous

the basic level of education, almost all the students had to

ex-students, parents, teachers and others.

walk for 3 hours daily to get to secondary level education in far off places, which was very much tiring for the young

Still, we have some problems of landslide at the school

and innocent children.

compound, rough way in front of the school gate, science lab, and drinking water, building for boarding house and

We could make decisions to start secondary level

store, support fund to the Boarding House, and support

education up to grade 10 only after getting support

to the school is not sufficient to the present increasing

from Wilderness School. Ever since, many students have

market rate. The teachers’ salary is also increasing these

had the opportunity to study in secondary level here. The

days. Last but not least, we have also the problem of day-

support from Dr Nobbs and her friends has been a strong

snacks for the junior students.

foundation and pillar for us to run even higher levels of grade 11 and 12. Many students have already successfully

An Institute called WIN (Wilderness in Nepal) has been

completed their study of up to grade 12 and thus have

established in Australia to permanently support our school

been able to get university education. Many of them have

at the initiation of Dr Sally Nobbs. We are still expecting

also been able to get employed in different sectors inside

regular support from you all through the Institution.

the country and abroad. We all – the school teachers, students, parents and all Honestly

saying, the






the villagers are very much grateful to Dr Sally Nobbs,

achievement goes to Dr Sally Nobbs and her friends. We

her friends, along with the Wilderness School family, WIN

heartily thank Dr Nobbs and her friends, and appreciate

leaders and members, and especially the students at

their tender and kind hearts for their goodly support.

Wilderness School – past and present.

Likewise, we have also been able to manage some extra

We hope that our intimacy will be long-lasting.

teachers with the support from Wilderness and could run classes up to grade 12. Eleven girls who are from poor

Finally, wishing you all for safe and successful journey.

family and orphans have been studying in different grades

Thank you.

in this School, having facilities of accommodation in a boarding house.

Nepal Update By Mr Ramprasad Poudel, Head Teacher at Bahadure School Nepal

Report On Binita B.K. Student At Bahadure Secondary School 13 years old BINITA B.K.

is now studying in

Grade 7 at Bahadure Secondary School. She is living with other 10 girls in the school Boarding house supported by Wilderness School, the

successful in the future. She is very grateful to

sister school from Australia. If not in the

the donors who are supporting the Boarding

Boarding house, she might have left her study


from grade 4 and her life might have been very miserable.

The School also wants to express gratitude to

She has been studying at this school for 4

the donors and to the Wilderness School family,

years. She is now very happy and wants to be

and would like to appreciate them very much.

Schools Mathematics Competition

Primary Jennifer Zhao

Equal Eighth

Aisha Alkhazrajy

High Distinction

Charlotte Thomas

High Distinction

Olivia Jin High Distinction Kym Lam Distinction Nicole Webb Distinction

Our top mathematicians took the opportunity to

Stella Jolly Credit

test their problem-solving skills in the Hamann

Rashi Gupta Credit

School Mathematics Competition for the Society


of Petroleum Engineers, and the results were outstanding. Congratulations to all participants. The following girls will be receiving their awards at the Presentation Night.

Georgie Barnes Equal Tenth Jacinta Chronowski-Wong


Serena Lou Credit Intermediate Darlene Kong Credit Senior Edwina Su High Distinction Christine Xu Credit Zi Jun Lim Credit

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Career Corner

For a more comprehensive Career Bulletin please visit:

Defence Information Sessions

Australian Defence Force – Gap Year

JUN 16: Defence Careers Information Session

University of South Australia, 20-22 November

JUN 19: Engineering Careers Information Session

Flinders University, 5-7 December

JUN 21: Women in Defence Information Session

University of Adelaide, 11-13 December

JUN 28: Australian Defence Force Academy

For all events, it’s best to apply before 31 October

Information Session

Find out more: au/when-where/south-australia

There are 3 ways to study at UNSW Canberra

Flinders University – STEM Club Holiday


ADFA Trainee Officers study Arts, Business, Computing and Cyber Security, Engineering, Science, or Technology degrees (while receiving military training and subsidised accommodation and living costs)

High School students are invited to join us for a half day to discover what makes light and colour.

Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship

Students will have the chance to trial an all new

students study Computing and Cyber Security or

workshop on optics, as well as understanding where

specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical,

this science ties into new technological inventions.

Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical (with full tuition fee scholarships and stipends) •

July 19 | Flinders University at Tonsley, SA

Non-Defence Undergraduate students study specialist Engineering degrees in Aeronautical,

Find out more - event/stem-club-holiday-program

Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical or Engineering

Flinders University – Language Immersion

/ Science double degrees (with paid work

Day for Schools

experience opportunities).

August 17 | Student Hub/Plaza, Flinders University,

Our students are provided with a unique study experience, access to custom-built facilities and resources, outstanding industry networks,

Bedford Park, SA A gala day for year 8 – 10 students featuring

and graduate with a degree from one of the top

language games, food and entertainment. This event

universities in the world.

will be held in collaboration with the Indonesian

Teachers Association (ITAN) and the Indonesian Students Association (PPIA). Find out more - event/language-immersion-day-for-schools


Future Skills Report

Australian College of Nursing – Scholarship

Pearson predicts the most sought-after jobs and skills


of 2030. David Barnett announces the Future Skills

There are lots of scholarships for people who want

report, and unpacks findings from this research: the

to become nurses. The list below contains some

occupations and – critically – the skills predicted to

scholarships for people with qualifications, as well as

experience increased demand by 2030.

for those who want to start their training.

Watch the video:

NSW Health Nursing & Midwifery scholarships

Commonwealth Nursing & Midwifery scholarships;


Rural and remote

Flinders University – Scholarships

NSW Nurses & Midwives Association

Flinders offers a wide range of scholarships to new

University of New England Nursing scholarships

and continuing students.

Victorian Health

Find out more - scholarships-system/index.cfm/scholarships/search

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Lacrosse Coaches Corner Meet Sarah Falcione, the under 18’s coach for 2018! Primarily known as Azzo, she is a dedicated coach and player for the Wilderness Lacrosse Club as well as an amazing mum of three young boys. Azzo can be seen playing for the Wilderness league team along with many past and present Wildy girls. Here is an interview I conducted with her:

When did you start playing lacrosse? I started playing soft Crosse in the Glen Osmond Primary School competition with the Burnside Lacrosse club when I was 9 years old.

What’s your favourite playing position and why? I love playing centre, mainly because if you win the draw, you control the game!

What was it like representing your country for lacrosse? 1995 was my first World Cup for Australia in the inaugural Under 19 competition, which we won in Annapolis, USA. The mates I’ve made and kept to this day from Australia and all over the world will forever be something I hold dear for the rest of my life. Winning gold was pretty amazing too, and it’s a strong reason why every time I hear the national anthem I tear up.

Why do you love lacrosse? I had 4 brothers so growing up and we played footy, cricket, and anything else we could get into. I was never allowed to play footy at school, even though I trained with my brothers’ teams, thanks to my Mum being the coach. Mum would always say in tough games that she wished she could play me instead of some of the other boys on the team. Lacrosse was introduced to me and I fell in love with it from the moment they put a stick in my hand.

What is an amazing memory you have from lacrosse? My years of playing for Australia from 1995-2005 were filled with memories I will have for the rest of my life. The mates I made, the courage, strength, motivation, problem-solving and persistence I gained from trainings, travelling and playing have helped me become the person and mother I am today.


SAPSASA Cross Country On Thursday 7 June, the State Cross Country

day, making it perfect running conditions. Huge

Competition was held at Oakbank Racecourse.

congratulations to all the girls for competing in

After competing in the North Adelaide District

their events, they should be very proud of their

Day, Leila Thirlwell (U10), Ruby Freemantle (U10),

efforts. A special mention to Isabel Jackson for

Isabel Jackson (U11), Iness Leathart (U11) and

placing 16th in the U11 race and getting selected

Jasmin Thirlwell (U12) were selected to represent

to trial for nationals. Thank you to all the parents,

North Adelaide at the State Carnival. We were

families and friends for coming out to support the

fortunate to have clear weather for majority of the

girls, it was greatly appreciated.


Adelaide. It was a fun experience, and we learnt so much from everyone else and made great friends with everyone in our team. It was a great chance to enhance our netball skills and make friendships that

Millie Gosse, Zara Hoadley & Anelise Roos (Year 7)

will last forever.

We were excited to represent North Adelaide at the SAPSASA Netball competition from Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June at Priceline Stadium. We had an awesome week at the Netball SAPSASA, playing two games every day. We ended up coming second with a tough game against East

Knockout Volleyball By Elizabeth Fenwick (Year 10) This term, a team of ten girls went to the MARS

in the competition. Even so, we were proud of how

Sporting Complex to participate in the State

we performed and were able to learn so much by

Knockout Volleyball Competition. Wilderness

participating in knockout volleyball. It helped us to

competed against Renmark, Cornerstone, Mount

improve our skills and gain a better understanding of

Barker and Paralowie, who all have strong Volleyball

the game such as how strategies have to be changed

teams. We were hoping to at least win one game but

depending on the skill level of the other team.

ended up doing better than we thought we would. We won the first game against Cornerstone, which was amazing as we all had just begun to learn how each of us plays on the court as a team. We then went on to win the rest of our games, some even in straight sets. Sadly, we were defeated in the final against Paralowie and placed second overall

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Knockout Touch Football Year 8 & 9

this result, they progressed through to the state

Teagan Powell – Year 8/9 Touch Captain

finals. During the state finals on 24 May, the girls presented a united front against the top

On 17 May, the Year 8/9 Touch knockout team

8 teams in the state. They played well again

headed to Park 17 for a big day of touch football.

against Wirreanda in the semi-finals, winning

Here they played against many schools including

4-1. With this result they progressed through

Brighton, Loreto, Wirreanda and Marymount.

to the grand final, coming up against Loreto.

It was a challenging and demanding day, with

Again unfortunately, they were unable to get a

our girls winning their semi-final in a drop-off

win with the end result being 2-3. The girls are



extremely proud of their effort and result as a

they lost the grand final 6-0 to Loreto. With

majority of the team had only played one term



of touch.


Open Isabella Bradford and Isobel Dolling Senior Touch Captains

On Friday 1 June, the Senior School touch football players competed in the annual State Touch Knockout competition. The girls did extremely well and made it to the semi-finals, against Marryatville. The match was their toughest of the day, and the Wildy Lions rose to the occasion. They were up in the final two minutes of the match 4-2 and unfortunately let two tries slip through in the final minutes of the game. In an epic tie-breaker drop-off, Marryatville was able to score the winning try. Although disappointed, the girls were extremely proud of their achievements, as they played to the best of their abilities and came fourth overall.

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Winter Sport Captains Football

We would like to congratulate the following girls who have been voted as the A Grade Captain of a winter sport;


Emma Young

Margo Muir

Much to Mr Pahl and Mr Snell’s delight, AFL has

Hockey this season has seen Wilderness enter a team

become a popular sport among Wildy girls in

into both the A and B grade division. The team started

particular the boarding students. Winning the

training at the end of term one and commenced term

first 2 rounds against Pulteney at Pulteney and

2 with a trial game against Pembroke before Round

a big win against the Pembroke A2 team at the

1. Although both teams have worked hard they have

first home ground match at Walkerville Oval and

unfortunately not yet had a win but have been close

another close win against Pembroke A1 team,

in some games. The teams have met as a group and

the A’s are currently undefeated. With Pahly and

have looked at ways we can improve so that we get

Snell’s tactical game strategies we are able to

the results we are after.

play an attacking style of football encouraging the girls to take on the game. Senior/Middle B’s is a young side eager to learn the game of football,


which shows promising signs for the future of AFL at Wildy. Although losing to both Walford and Pulteney the girls are improving with each training and continue to build on their skills to gain a win.

Yekaterina Hubczenko

The badminton season has started really strongly for the 12 badminton teams playing this winter. The A grade have welcomed the addition of Emilia Bowell to the team who has be playing well, with the team so far playing against Walford, Westminster and Pembroke. The team beat Walford and Pembroke well but unfortunately had a narrow loss to Westminster. Given the strength of badminton, Wilderness has entered 2 teams into the B grade competition. The Wilderness B1 teams has had 3 convincing wins with the B2 only having 1 loss in the three rounds, which was to Wilderness B1. It has been a great start to the season and we look forward to continuing this good form.



Arabella Calderwood


Adele Czechowicz

Sophie Ashby

Emma Young

The Wilderness Senior AB soccer squad started

With the recruitment of new head coach Billie

training at the end of term one, with lots of new

Newton, the senior AB squad is off to a promising

faces the teams looked promising and were ready to

start. Billie, a reserve premier league player from

take on last year’s grand final winners Pembroke in

Tango and has brought a fresh vibe to the squad

a trial game. The senior A squad had a very different

lifting the intensity each session. This year, the

team, with a few new gun recruits, and started the

squad includes many younger girls with eight year 12

game with a different structure. Although the A’s lost

girls, two year 11 girls, eight year 10 girls and a year

the trial game they were showing strong potential

9. The senior A’s season begun with a 12-goal win

from the start. The first game of the season showed

against Pulteney and a round 2 win against Walford.

the senior A’s talent and determination against

Although the winning streak came to an end with a

St Michaels, coming away with a 2-1 win, with

disappointing round 3 match, losing to Pembroke by

Skrembos kicking the winning goal from outside of

five in the last few minutes after coming from a one

the box. The senior B’s have an entirely new team,

goal lead. Senior B’s captained by Claudia Tiller have

but this has not stopped them winning all three

yet to win a game. Despite these results the team

games and being yet to concede a goal. The B’s

cooperates well and put in 100% each week. Coming

have picked up the structure and have developed

up against some tough competition in the next three

great ability to read the play and create scoring

weeks against Westminster, Scotch and Immanuel

opportunities, which has allowed them to win 3-0

allows us to prepare well for our round 8 Intercol

to St Peters, 4-0 to Seymour and 3-0 to Pembroke.

match against our rivals Seymour.

Although the A’s have played only one game so far, with the tactical training sessions from Mr Pahl and Mr Hill, as well as the clever advice from Mr Hawkins, the senior AB soccer academy is looking strong and ready to take on the rest of the season.

Life in the Wilderness - Issue 5 2018

State Cross Country Championships On 7 June, 23 girls competed in the State Cross Country Day at Oakbank. Girls for this team were selected based on their performance at the school cross country event. Wilderness did extremely well in both the team and individual events with results below;

U13 Team - 1st Sarah Muir, Georgia Muir and Georgina Birchall

U16 Team - 3rd Emma Sleath, Indigo Marshall, Jessica Hawker and Emma Lane

Individual Results In these events there are 100-250 competitors Sarah Muir - 9th Georgia Muir - 10th Charlotte Ruddenklau - 3rd Margo Muir - 5th

Congratulations to all girls that competed and did an outstanding job. School Cross Country results will be published once announced to the whole school assembly in week 9.


Road Safety

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.




A vehicle must not park in a bus zone during the

Walkerville Council impose a variety of

times stated on the sign.






to achieve a safer environment for your



This is a private road and must not be used for anyone other than residents. This private road

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 off as soon as possible.

cannot be used as a parking bay or a turning circle.

LITW - Issue 5 2018  
LITW - Issue 5 2018