2016 - 2018
â€œWe founded this school with the strong belief in the need for unlimited kindness in relationships, joy in learning and academic adventure, a spirit of humility and the balance between seeking individual excellence and success and generous service to the community.â€? Miss Margaret Brown
1884 The legacy of our Founders, the Misses Browns, continues today. We stand on the shoulders of the women who have gone before.
We act to fulfil our
ion; To enable each girl to be the best she can be throughout her life. Semper Verus
Wilderness School will be a world leader in girlsâ€™ education. We will equip each girl to succeed in her personal and professional life.
OUR VA L U E S
To guide every part of Wilderness Schoolâ€™s culture, relationships, teaching and learning programs and practices. At Wilderness School we promote, enable and nurture:
Adventurous Learning creative, independent and cooperative learners who seek excellence and success
Respectful Relationships compassionate, kind, friendly and hospitable girls who form and maintain healthy and fulfilling relationships
Responsible Citizenship responsible, respectful and generous global citizens and leaders, who act with integrity for a socially just world and a sustainable future for the Earth
A True and Courageous Self resilient, vibrant and spiritually aware girls, confident in themselves and appreciative of others
WE ACT TO FULFIL OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES:
Girl Focussed We will… cultivate in each young woman a love of learning, the habits of an intellectual life, and the character, integrity and qualities of leadership to shape our world.
Centre of Excellence and Innovation We will… build on our legacy of academic success to establish Wilderness School as a world class centre of educational excellence and innovation.
A Thriving and Connected Community We will… nurture and value the relationships we have with each other.
Stewardship We will… provide judicious governance to ensure that Wilderness continues to thrive as a leading girls’ school into the future.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY # 1: GIRL FOCUSSED
WE WILLâ€¦ CULTIVATE IN EACH YOUNG WOMAN A LOVE OF LEARNING, THE HABITS OF AN INTELLECTUAL LIFE, AND THE CHARACTER, INTEGRITY AND QUALITIES OF LEADERSHIP TO SHAPE OUR WORLD. By delivering a world class curriculum for the 21st Century
we will equip each girl with the knowledge, understanding, skills and capabilities to take advantage of opportunity and face future challenges with confidence
By applying a research based approach to wellbeing across the school
we will empower each girl with the necessary tools to flourish and live a life of promise, purpose and fulfillment
By explicitly embedding a culture of leadership throughout the school
we will prepare each girl to be an agent of change, channel her energy and compassion as an activist, advocate and philanthropist
By applying a modern feminist lens to all we do
we will provide an education that prepares each girl for the challenges and choices she will face as a woman and citizen of the future
EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION
STRATEGIC PRIORITY # 2: CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION
WE WILLâ€¦ BUILD ON OUR LEGACY OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS TO ESTABLISH WILDERNESS SCHOOL AS A WORLD CLASS CENTRE OF EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION.
By designing and implementing research driven professional learning programs
we will ensure our staff continue to grow professionally
By building alliances with leading educational experts and organisations
we will influence the national school improvement agenda and pedagogical reform
By leveraging digital technologies
we will enhance our capacity as educational leaders
STRATEGIC PRIORITY # 3: A THRIVING AND CONNECTED COMMUNITY
WE WILLâ€¦ NURTURE AND VALUE THE RELATIONSHIPS WE HAVE WITH EACH OTHER.
By celebrating the life of our School
we will provide meaningful connections between our past, present and future
By engaging all members of our community
we will instill a sense of belonging, responsibility and united purpose
By communicating effectively
we will ensure strong, trusting and authentic relationships
By providing each girl with the opportunity to see confidence, leadership and accomplishment in others
we will enable her to envision those qualities within herself
TRADITION OF STEWARDSHIP
STRATEGIC PRIORITY # 4: STEWARDSHIP
WE WILL… PROVIDE JUDICIOUS GOVERNANCE TO ENSURE THAT WILDERNESS CONTINUES TO THRIVE AS A LEADING GIRLS’ SCHOOL INTO THE FUTURE.
By attracting and retaining outstanding staff
we will continue to be a leading girls’ school
By managing the School’s resources prudently
we will remain a financially viable and competitive education provider
By developing and managing high quality, flexible facilities and infrastructure
we will be able to achieve our strategic priorities
By nurturing strong relationships within our community
we will develop a culture of philanthropy
30 Hawkers Road, Medindie SA 5081 Telephone + 61 8 8344 6688 Facsimile + 61 8 8344 1094 www.wilderness.com.au ABN 97 007 529 124 Cricos Provider Code: 00375B