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ISSUE 8, 2018

Elder Hall Music Night

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Student Foundation Father’s Day Stall Amelia Osborn, SRC Foundation Representative, worked with the Foundation Girls across the School to share a Father’s Day Stall in the Lower Junior School, Junior School and Running Track for Middle and Senior girls. It was a huge sale and all of the items were keenly purchased for their dads/special friends at the special price of $5 each. Similar to the Mother’s Day Stall, all monies raised are shared between the Foundation Building Fund and Nepal. Fortunately, the wild weather did not stop the girls from purchasing some great gifts for Father’s Day. A wonderful initiative by the Student Foundation.


EVATT Competition Angie Qiu (Year 11)

On Thursday 23rd of August, six teams from year 9 - 11 participated in EVATT, a national United Nations diplomacy competition. Placed in the shoes of United Nations security council diplomats from France, Cote d’lvoire, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Peru and Ethiopia, we debated and negotiated complex solutions to international security conflicts, such as the use of lethal autonomous weapons and international water security and sources of irrigation. The competition required a high level of diplomacy, critical thinking skills as well as an in depth understanding of international politics and affairs. All the teams prepared extensively, which was demonstrated on the day with all teams doing exceptionally well. The competition not only developed our public speaking and negotiation skills, but also provided us all with a deeper insight into international politics. Although overwhelming, it was a worthwhile experience, ultimately cultivating us to become more conscious and involved global citizens.


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Music is alive in the Wilderness Anna Lenartowicz Head of Music

Over the course of Term 3, our musicians, both young and old have been kept very busy with a multitude of events that they have been a part of. On the first Friday back in term 3, we began with a concert arranged by our Music SRC Representative, Sophie Davies, whose vision was to bring together like-schools around us with students who wished to share their joy of music, and to build relationships across the schools. The inaugural Winter Warmers Concert was a big success with St Peters Boys, Prince Alfred College and Walford joining us in a relaxed night of fabulous music from all schools. A massive thankyou must go to Sophie and her Music Committee of 2018 as they did all the hard work in bringing this fun event to fruition. The following Friday saw us travel to PAC for a similar event on their turf Princes Rock. Our Jazz Combo 2 got the opportunity to perform two classic tunes - which had the other students up and dancing within seconds! A few days later our Senior String orchestra also had the opportunity to travel to PAC, and the two schools combined in a workshop for strings, where they performed to each other and parents present at its conclusion. A big thankyou to both string coordinators from both schools, Mrs Jacqui Finlay (Wilderness) and Mrs Erna Berberyan (PAC) for organising this opportunity for the students.


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Moving onto Friday of week 4, Jazz Combo 1 were invited to perform at the SA Inspiring Women Impacting the World event held at the National Wine Centre. This event was sold out, and our girls performed at a very high standard, impressing many significant women from across our state. Week 5 was a huge week for music across our state, with the ABODA Bands and Orchestra Festival. This year was the first time in quite some time, that Wilderness could enter. Both our Junior and Senior Concert Bands performed at an incredibly high standard and were both rewarded with Gold in their respective sections. This was a massive achievement from all the girls involved and their band directors - Miss Lizzy Mitchell and Mr Warren Heading. The term carried on in week 6 and our newly named Annual Showcase of Music at Elder Hall was a tremendous success - (please see the upcoming Wilderness Times for the main article on this significant event). The Intermediate String Quartet performed at the IPSHAA Poetry competition, our Senior Flute Ensemble played in the SACE benchmark and finally our annual Music Lunch, which gave our two Big Bands a chance to play their repertoire from the year brings the term 3 music events to a close. All of these events, along with many musical performances at our assemblies, I can certainly say that the Music program at Wilderness is transcending into a hive of vibrant activity.


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Year 9 Design and Technology Workshop Taylor Tran (Year 9)


On the 4th of September, the year nine Design Technology class went on an excursion to the Uni SA Mawson Lakes campus. We participated in two workshops which were led by Anita Trenwith and David Chan. The first was a soldering course and the second was a CAD sketching and 3D printing course. In the soldering course, we learnt how to solder components to a motherboard. Using soldering and a number of resistors and LEDs, we created a small game called Penguin Pong. This mini game has two games programmed into the chip and we chose two fun songs that are played after winning the game. We also discovered the intricate process to ensure that components are soldered correctly in order to not break the electrical circuit. I found the procedure of putting the pieces together to create a working game very cool. I really enjoyed this workshop as I learnt new skills and acquired an insight into the world of engineering that I had never experienced before. The second course was a CAD sketching and 3D printing course. Although I have done some CAD sketches before, I had not used TinkerCad (3D sketching program) prior to the excursion. We designed bag tags and I created a design using this program. After we 3D sketched our tags, we exported the sketch as an STL file to be 3D printed back at school. Along with this, Anita and David were very knowledgeable about 3D printing and gave us an insight on how 3D printing is being used in our world today. I learnt that houses can in fact be 3D printed and soon, in the future, clothes will be made via these printers too. I found it fascinating how much 3D printing is going to impact our future. Overall, this excursion was really fun and so insightful in the world of engineering. Prior to this excursion, I had some knowledge of technology and engineering. However, I feel like my understanding of this has developed and grown from the workshops.

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Gender Equality Danae Mavrakis, Ashleigh De Silva and Anthea Yew (Year 12) Debating Coordinators

Every day, girls face harassment, assumptions about their lifestyle choices, and the feeling that they may not be good enough to be where they are. Boys face toxic masculinity, which might result in them not being able to express any vulnerability or weakness, to such an extent that boys might suffer from severe mental health problems. These are the real and frightening implications of sexism in our society, happening all around us. On Tuesday 11 September, assembly presentations were delivered to Year 7 to 12 students of Wilderness and Prince Alfred College respectively. This followed last year’s presentation, initiated by the SRC of 2017 who decided to start an initiative to promote and raise awareness about the need

for gender equality in our society. Last year’s focus was sexual harassment and this year our theme was unconscious biases. We wanted to try and fix the problem by starting at the cause. Why do we think subconscious thoughts, biases and stereotypes without even realising? We wanted to point some of these out, and explain the true and harmful implications of these unconscious gender biases. Consider the following scenario. The words of my doctor from earlier that morning were still ringing in my ears when I found myself slamming the brakes of my car to avoid a nasty collision. An incompetent driver was cutting across two lanes at a roundabout just in front of me. Still perspiring somewhat I carried on to drop off

my screaming child with the nanny. It was a hectic morning. That’s the end of the scenario, so now let’s analyse the story. Was the doctor you imagined male? Was the bad driver female? And what of the nanny and the narrator? Females too? If so, you have just experienced unconscious gender bias. A study was conducted 3 years ago where two identical resumes were distributed to a range of hiring businesses. The only difference between these two résumés was that one had a female’s name and the other had a male’s. In each business that these résumés were handed out to, 62% of hiring managers said it was extremely probable they would interview the male, while only 38% said the same about the female. The problem


with these unconscious gender biases is that they are so automatic, to the point in which they occur without us even realising. This not only prevents this issue from being resolved, but also promotes a world where the hyper-masculine values of strength and bravery are considered necessary for social acceptance. After showing a film we made interviewing boys and girls about their thoughts on the topic, we then analysed some survey results from both schools. Both schools’ students replied that the main perpetuators of phrases which promote negative gender bias, such as ‘throw/hit/run/scream like a girl, man up, be a man, don’t be a girl’, etc., were by far teenage boys. There is a very deep-rooted

issue with insults such as these. The words “like a girl”, when used to criticise the inability of others reveals the subconscious belief that the capability of girls to perform certain actions is vastly inferior to the capability of men to do the same. “Like a girl” insults degrade women and diminish the value of femininity, simultaneously projecting that masculinity is superior. This affects both men and women; it affects women, whose mere existence as female is scorned, and men, who feel compelled to fit into toxic masculinity ideals and reject any show of emotion that may be categorised as ‘feminine’. This means that as a society, we need to play our part in stopping the widespread use of sayings

like these for good. Both girls and boys have to speak up because our overall contribution to the issue of gender inequality is more significant than people realise. Start small – if you hear these things from your friends, tell them that you don’t think it’s okay. Assert your own importance – deny your need to ‘Man up’ and defend your very basic right to show emotion; challenge the idea that “running like a girl” somehow makes you bad at it by pointing out the many amazing sportswomen that exist. After all, as `Abdu’l-Bahá said, ‘The world of humanity is possessed of two wings: the male and the female. So long as these two wings are not equivalent in strength, the bird will not fly.’

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Boarders Get Around Drought Affected Farmers

Sack races, popcorn, tug of war, whip cracking, country sweets, quintessential country music and burgers and snags were the backdrop to Boarders’ Day. The day prior the Year 7 Antholiza girls raised awareness across our School community to the devastation facing many areas of rural Australia as a result of the extended drought. The whole school rallied behind the boarders on the day to support our rural communities and the day was a great success, raising over $1000 for the drought relief charity ‘Buy a Bale’. The following week the café staff followed up the cause and got on board launching their ‘Parma for a Farmer’ special with all proceeds going to drought relief. A huge thanks to our café suppliers for their generous donations for these events; Holco, Skala Bakery, All Fresh, and PDF foods.


The philanthropy of our community built Our Crawford Campus, builds our girls’ confidence, independence and environmental awareness. This is Our Community. Let’s build it together.

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The Benefits of Mud Play! Wendy Menzies Teacher

Mud Play encourages creativity in children. It can also be soothing and relaxing, providing an outlet for children to express their feelings through their senses and exploration. It is important that children have uninterrupted time to play with mud imaginatively outdoors and experience nature. This facilitates opportunities for them to problem solve, come up with and explore ideas and exercise their minds! Mud Play is important for children to develop and practice their fine and gross motor skills, increase awareness of their senses, particularly touch, improve hand/ eye coordination and develop their social and emotional skills, including taking turns and leading/following directions. Through Mud Play, children develop a sense of self and belonging of their place in the world around them. Being in and around nature provides children with opportunities to explore, ground themselves and learn to care for the environment and the world around them. Mud Play is not focused on making or producing something with instruction and rules. It is about the process, not the product. This is what makes Mud Play so enjoyable for children, they are free from pressures of ‘getting it right’ or risking it not being ‘perfect’, it is learning to play and playing to learn free from restrictions with maximum benefit.


During our morning exploration of the Mamie garden the girls discovered our new mud kitchen! It did not take long before it evolved into a wonderful social occasion. The girls sourced tables, chairs, guests and even a table cloth.

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Year 5 Ballarat Tour Liz Meaker Head of School - Junior School

On Monday 17 September, the Year 5 girls met at Adelaide Airport to begin their much anticipated Educational Tour of Melbourne and Ballarat. In it’s inaugural year, the Tour sees girls fly to Melbourne before taking a coach to visit the historic town of Ballarat, spending three nights at Sovereign Hill. This experience enhances the learning that has been taking place in the classroom environment about Colonial Australia and the Gold Rush, with a fully immersive and engaging two days spent in the Costume School. Each girl and some of the teachers were dressed in the attire worn by students and women in the 1850’s, with accompanying lessons in the rules and expectations for children and particularly girls of this time. They encountered a range of eraspecific lessons and activities across the two days, including handwriting on slates, vegetable gardening, sewing, arithmetic and writing with inkwells and dip pens. The girls were divided into two groups; one were the ‘well-to-do’ children of the Wesleyan Church and the other were orphans and pauper children. They were able

to gain insight into the way of life for children and the hardship that many endured. Most importantly, the girls were able to further develop empathy and understanding for what it would have been like to be a child in this era. They compared and contrasted their own lives with that of children in Colonial Australia and were able to articulate the far broader opportunities available to them as girls and young women in 2018 than that of their mid-1800’s counterparts. At the conclusion of their time at Sovereign Hill, the cohort returned via coach to Melbourne, first visiting ACMI (Australia Centre of the Moving Image), a film and animation museum. Here they viewed a film and experienced the many displays showcasing the history of film and animation from around the world. After stopping off for a quick lunch, the girls then concluded the Tour with a visit to the MCG, undertaking the official tour of the complex, visiting behind the scenes spaces and team rooms as well as taking in the spectacular vista of the ground itself up in the stands. They finished

this experience with a visit to the National Sports Museum attached to the MCG and enjoyed the many highly interactive exhibits about Australian Sports History. A very tired and happy group of girls and teachers arrived back at Adelaide Airport on the evening of 20 September, bursting with stories to tell of their adventures on their first interstate school trip. An enormous thank you to Alison Short, Rebecca Ratcliffe, Kate Brennan, Judy Thurgood and Katie Davies for their outstanding oversight and supervision of the Tour and to Belinda Patton, Assistant to the Head of Junior School, for her exceptional coordination of all aspects related to the administration of the trip away. The first Year 5 Ballarat and Melbourne Educational Tour was an enormous, fully immersive and engaging success, one that is certain to stay in the minds of the Year 5 girls for many years to come.


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Parma for a Farmer Fundraiser On Tuesday, 18 September the Wilderness Café ran a very successful ‘Parma for a farmer’ fundraising event, with all profits going straight to drought affected farmers in South Australia. Hundreds of girls supported the worthy cause and spent the lunch hour devouring delicious parmigianas with a side of potato salad! Thanks to Rosie Broderick from the Boarding House and Olivia Stoeckel and the Cafe staff for bringing this event to life and thanks to everyone for your generous support. A special mention must go to Holco Fine Meat Suppliers who provided the school with a generous discount on the chicken schnitzels! The event raised more than $1000 for our farmers in need.


Year 6 Civics & Citizenship Joanna Robinson, Jeevan Gilhotra and Sophie Grice (Year 6)

This term we have been studying the Australian government. We have been learning about the different levels of government, their purpose and the range of responsibilities each government undertakes. Visiting both the Walkerville council and South Australian Parliament House this term was an amazing opportunity. We were split into groups and given an issue related to Local Government to research and debate and later visited Walkerville Council where we participated in a mock council meeting. Having a formal debate in the presence of the Mayor was exciting. A few weeks later we visited the South Australian Parliament House and the Centre for Democracy. While investigating the Centre for Democracy we learnt how democracy began in early South Australia. Looking through the Chambers at Parliament House with the Hon Emily Bourke, a Labor member of the South Australian Legislative Council, was both fun and educational. Emily taught us about how Bills were debated and passed through parliament. Having Jay Weatherill, our recent former Premier of South Australia accompany us to Parliament House was also a great addition to the day. On our return to school we set up the classroom like the House of Assembly and Mr Weatherill facilitated a role play about passing a Bill to ban mobile phones in school. We learnt a lot about some of the old traditions still used in parliament and why we continue to use them today which was so insightful and will really help us to remember the day. We all had a lot of fun and enjoyed the experience and can’t wait to explore Federal Parliament in Canberra soon!

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Girl Up

The recently established Girl Up club is an initiative formed by the executive 2018 SRC members, as a part of the United Nations Youth group. The Girl Up Club’s primary aim is to advocate for the rights of girls all around the world, supporting comprehensive programs that give adolescent girls globally an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence. Thus to commemorate the establishment of this club in Wilderness, club members decided to conduct an assembly addressing the presence of contemporary issues covered through this program in our own local community.

fact that tampon, and other feminine hygiene products are subject to value-added tax despite the tax exemption status granted to other products considered fundamental necessities.

The Tampon Tax, addressed in the assembly, referred to the popular term used to draw attention to the

The reasons behind advocacy included safeguarding human rights and uniting a community through

Advocacy was also established as the primary basis of this assembly, with information about what we could do within our power when attempting to make a change for the better. This term refers to the requirement of individuals and groups to attempt to influence decisions makers including politicians and national leaders, encouraging girls to use their voices as a force for change.

Setu Hissaria (Year 11)

activism and education, with detailed information regarding how this could be achieved also being presented. The chosen UN sustainability goal was to educate girls on good health practices, with initiatives on a global and local scale being discussed. The local scale included the school facilitated discussion with Peggy Orenstein, improving well-being and support networks and birthing kits, alongside supporting the charity menstrual brand called Taboo and work in Nepal for global change.


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Career Corner Study in the UK or USA Information Session Monday 17 September, 5–6pm, Hender Hall Alex and Simon from Crimson Consulting ran an information session for parents and students interested in applying to the UK or USA to study after school. They provided information on: Standardised testing (ACT/SAT/Subject Tests – USA) Crimson will provide information on: • S  tandardised testing (SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests – USA) • Extracurricular and leadership building • Sports Scholarships • Key strengths of specific universities • Admission processes for USA and UK universities • Common mistakes • Where to do further research

For a more comprehensive Career Bulletin please visit:


Wayfinder – Supply Chain Careers for Women Thursday 6 September I had the honour of attending the inaugural Adelaide Wayfinder Supply Chain luncheon. The event was an opportunity to gain an understanding of how all goods and services that make our modern life possible are provided by supply chains. We were able to hear from a range of female guest speakers who outlined their career journeys and where they work in the supply chain industry. The presentations and the question and answer session that followed provided us with a greater understanding of the different roles and opportunities available within the supply chain industry. As a student who has no definitive idea of what I want to do in the future, the speeches were reassuring as many of the speakers mentioned that they were also unsure what they wanted to do when they left school. However, the key message of “Say yes and work out how to manage things later� was something for us to think about. As well as being able to ask questions and provide feedback to the organisers we also had the opportunity to move around the tables to speak to the representatives and find out more about their career journey. Wayfinder has a 3 year initiative to increase the numbers of women in the work area of supply chain. The afternoon was a wonderful opportunity to explore the many and varied career opportunities in an area of huge growth, breadth and job satisfaction. It is also a work area that could open a number of doors for young entrepreneurs. Thanh Nguyen (Year 10)

Competitions & Scholarships 2019 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships Applications for the 2019 Charles Hawker Scholarships open on December 3rd 2018 and close on January 4th 2019. An application form and further information about C.A.S. Hawker and the scholarship is available from www. or by contacting the secretary to the Trustees in Adelaide on 08 8127 1654. Hawker Scholarships are valued at up to $60,000.00 over three years and are amongst the most generous privately funded residential scholarships available to Australian undergraduate and postgraduate students. There are a number of scholarships awarded each year. The Trustees offer them to capable students of principle and character, who have demonstrated a committed to the wider community. Selection is based on personal qualities as well as academic ability. Since 1990, the Hawker Scholarship Trustees have awarded $6 million dollars to 122 Australian students, including a significant number from regional areas. The four successful candidates were awarded their residential C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships from a strong field of 180 applicants. Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr. Brendan Nelson AO recently presented four new Charles Hawker Scholars from three states and the ACT with their 2018 scholarship certificates at a ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The 2018 Charles Hawker Scholarship recipients are Miss Nathalie JOHNSTONE (Trinity College SA), Mr. Solomon JONES (Gippsland Grammar VIC), Miss Jennifer KERR (Radford College ACT) and Ms. Olivia TURNER (Clayfield College QLD). Find out more The Gordon – Scholarships Scholarship applications open in November, a variety of scholarships available some with specific eligibility criteria. Find out more scholarships The William Angliss Institute – Scholarships The William Angliss Institute Foundation provides educational opportunities and financial assistance to support disadvantaged students in achieving their career ambitions. The Foundation has been established in recognition of the pioneering work in the areas of

hospitality and foods by the late Sir William Charles Angliss. Find out more scholarship-information Vinnie’s Youth Vinnies Youth is term given to Young Adult members and volunteers of St Vincent de Paul Society. We offer a number of opportunities to serve people in your local community. These include: Kids Days Out, Buddy Camps, Home Visitation, Tutoring and Mentoring, Vinnies Shops, Soup Vans and even school’s engagement. One common way people get involved in Vinnies Youth is by joining a conference – a group of vibrant and talented people, who meet regularly to plan activities, reflect on social justice, pray and support each other in the work they do. Find out more Youth_and_Schools/Join_Vinnies_Youth/ Law at Adelaide University The Adelaide Law School invites you to an open day on campus to explore in depth the career options a law degree can provide. Law is continually evolving as technology changes the global landscape. The Adelaide Law School offers courses in a range of specialist areas including medical, military, environmental, social, space, AI and humanitarian law so that students can explore and map out a career that suits their interests. • • • •

Meet the Dean – Melissa de Zwart Hear about different career options from graduates Talk to current students and staff Explore the grounds

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Debating Matthew Hawkins and Cathy Juniper Debating Coordinators

Congratulations to Amanda Hsi, Emma Colovic, Reema Madike and Josie Smart, who finished runners-up in the Senior B division of the Schools Debating Competition. The team, which also comprised Liz Cheng and Maia Hodge during the regular season, were narrowly defeated in the Grand Final by St Peter’s College. The girls faced a tough proposition in the final, taking the affirmative side in a secret topic debate ‘That we should reintroduce the death penalty’. Notwithstanding the result, the girls enjoyed the privilege of debating in the Old Chamber of the South Australian Parliament and they should be very proud of how well they debated in 2018. Congratulations also to Ashwini Ravindran, who was recognised on the same day as the most outstanding speaker on the South Australian Debating Team. Ashwini represented SA in the National Debating Championship in May where her team finished runners-up – the best achievement by a South Australian team in the past decade. Top: Ashwini Ravindran Bottom: Senior B team, L to R: Josie Smart, Amanda Hsi, Mr Matthew Hawkins, Reema Madike, Emma Colovic in front of the ‘Suffragette Tapestry’ in the House of Assembly.

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Middle & Senior School Athletics Carnival On Friday 31 August, the Middle and Senior School Athletics Carnival was held at Santos Stadium. Despite the morning rain, which held events up initially and allowed the girls to have a dance party in the grand stand, the carnival was a great success. The carnival commenced at 8.45am with the 1500m event followed by round 1 field events and also the 100m. Melarn Murphy was again dominant on the track in her final appearance as a year 12 student for Wilderness. The rain delay then meant a changed program for the carnival but staff and students adapted extremely to these changes, with the sun shining for the entire afternoon. Despite losing an hour, we managed to get through all the events to allow for the trophy presentation at the end of the carnival. Congratulations to all students on what was a fantastic event and well done to the following winners;

Track and Field Trophies McDonald/Kljajic Cup (1500m) Emilie Muir CED Lowry Cup (Year 7, 8, 9 100m) Mia Cardone CAR Isabel Lucas Cup (Year 7, 8, 9 800m Walk) Georgia Muir CED Mary Steven Cup (Year 10, 11, 12 800m Run) Charlotte Ruddenklau ANT Badenoch Trophy (Year 10, 11, 12 800m Walk) Hannah Gough SPA Geschmay Cup (Year 7, 8, 9 Hurdles) Georgina Birchall ANT Heggie Cup (Year 10, 11, 12 Hurdles) Melarn Murphy SPA Longbottom Cup (Field Events) Madeline Roos CAR Irwin Cup (Open 100m) Melarn Murphy SPA Field Cup (year 7, 8, 9 Javelin) Annabelle Dolling SPA Hayward Cup (Best High Jumper) Meri Lioulios CAR and Georgina Birchall ANT Centenary Cup (Highest Aggregate Points) Melarn Murphy SPA and Georgina Birchall ANT Team Trophies Harvey Cup (Year 10, 11, 12 Flag Relay) Year 10 Carob Russell Cup (Year 10, 11, 12 4x100m Relay) Year 10 Carob Pearce Trophy (Boarders v Day Girls) Day Girls Selsey Shield 1st Cedar 2nd Antholiza 3rd Sparaxis 4th Carob 5th Amaryllis

New Records Mia Cardone – Year 7 100m (13.66) and Year 7 High Jump (1.4m) Amaryllis – Year 8 4x100m Relay (59.50)

Championship Winners Year 7 Thurgood Cup: Mia Cardone CAR Runner Up: Millie Gosse AMA and Anelise Roos CAR Year 8 Reece Cup: Georgina Birchall ANT Runner Up: Eliza Corbin ANT Year 9 Viner-Smith Cup: Tahlia Leathart CED Runner Up: Bronte Sleath CED Year 10 Alder Cup: Madeline Roos CAR Runner Up: Anamique Warner ANT Year 11 Walsh Cup: Charlotte Ruddenklau ANT Runner Up: Myah George CAR Year 12 Fischer Cup: Melarn Murphy SPA Runner Up: Emilia Bowell ANT


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SAPSASA Athletics Carnival SAPSASA Report On Tuesday 28 August, 21 girls from Wilderness School travelled to Santos Stadium to compete in various track and field events at the North Adelaide SAPSASA Athletics Carnival. The day was extremely successful with many girls placing in the top three contenders in their respective events. With lovely weather the girls were determined and excited to compete in the 4 x 100m relay races, all age groups went well, particularly the U13 team who placed first in the event. Congratulations to the following girls who have qualified to compete in the State Athletics Competition in week 10:

Isabella Browning 1st Place in Long Jump, 100m and 200m Jasmin Thirlwell 1st Place in 800m Run Sienna Brown 2nd Place in High Jump Anelise Roos 1st Place in Long Jump and 200m Millie Gosse 1st Place in Discus Mia Cardone 1st Place in 100m and High Jump U13 Relay Team (Mia Cardone, Anelise Roos, Aisha A and Millie Jackson) 1st Place in the 4 x 100m Relay


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Around the Grounds Badminton Grand Final The 2018 Badminton season was very successful for the Badminton B grade teams who placed first and second in the inter-school Shield competition. The B1 team finished the season undefeated and shield in hand after winning the grand final against Wildy’s own B2 team! Despite the B girls ranging from year 6 to year 12, we have developed friendships and friendly rivalries that are sure to last both on and off court. Annabel Bain (Year 12)

Middle A Soccer The Middle A soccer team has come a long way. Over the past month our team has developed a really strong relationship and become a very successful soccer team as a whole. We have built relationships like no other and have made a great team. We started the season with some wins and only 1 loss and throughout the season we became strong and managed to make it to the grand finals, which was a great achievement for everyone. With Mr Trentin as our coach we trained hard all season and it was all worth it in the end as we were all proud of our achievements. Unfortunately we lost the Grand Final in what was a very close game. Charlie Bower (Year 7)

Senior B Soccer This year the senior B soccer squad had a brilliant year. We connected well as a team and each girl always put in 110% effort for every game. We were undefeated up until the intercol against Seymour, where we put up an intense fight but walked away with our first loss, 1-0. This loss didn’t interrupt our path to the Grand Final, as we ended up versing Seymour again. This game was just as intense as intercol, also ending in a close loss for us. However, this didn’t lower our spirits as we are proud that we finished the season having put in all our effort and making it to the final. Overall, we had a fun season with a lot of laughs and enjoyable memories being made this season with Mr Pahl as our coach. Anamique Warner (Year 10)

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Year 11 Outdoor Education Camp Chris Pahl Teacher


Blue skies and beautiful scenery provided the backdrop for our Year 10 Outdoor Education Students’ recent mountain biking camp in the Flinders Ranges. The trails at the base of Mt Remarkable provided opportunities to test out a number of bike handling skills that had been developed in preparation, while the ‘distance ride’ required grit and resilience. Students were responsible for many aspects of planning including cooking meals, managing risk, minimising our impact on the environment and ensuring inclusive and positive experiences for all. The initiative and collaboration demonstrated by the girls lead to an overwhelmingly positive experience for students and staff.


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EVENT Term 3 Concludes

Friday 28 September Monday 15 October – Friday 2 November

Realise Camp 2

Wednesday October 17


SRC Changeover Assembly

Tuesday 23 October


Year 7 Drama Productions

Friday 26 October Friday 26 October


Newman Theatre

Last day for Year 12 students 6:00pm-8:00pm

Monday 5 November – Friday 23 November

Valedictory Dinner

Wilderness School Gymnasium

Realise Camp 3

Tuesday 13 November


MS New Girls Morning

Friday 23 November


Junior School Assembly and Prize Giving

Friday 30 November

Wilderness School Gymnasium

Year 1 Outdoor Education Day Trip

Friday 7 December


Junior School Christmas Concert ELC and Reception to Year 2

Wilderness School Gymnasium

Friday 7 December


Junior School Christmas Concert Years 3 to 6

Wilderness School Gymnasium

Monday 10 December


Junior School Graduation

Wilderness School Gymnasium

Tuesday 11 December


Years 7-12 Advent Service

St Peter’s Cathedral

Wednesday 12 December


Years 7-9 Middle School Presentation Night

Wilderness School Gymnasium

Thursday 13 December


Senior School Speech Night Rehearsal for Year 12 students and Yrs 10-12 Prizewinners

Wilderness School Gymnasium

Thursday 13 December


Years 10-12 Senior School Speech Night

Wilderness School Gymnasium

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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

Profile for Wilderness School

LITW - Issue 8 2018  

LITW - Issue 8 2018