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STRATEGIC PLAN

2016 - 2018


“We 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.� Miss Margaret Brown

SINCE

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

missi


ion; To enable each girl to be the best she can be throughout her life. Semper Verus


VIS


Wilderness School will be a world leader in girls’ education. We will equip each girl to succeed in her personal and professional life.

ION


OUR VA L U E S


To guide every part of Wilderness School’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 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. 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


GIRL FOCUSSED


EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION


STRATEGIC PRIORITY # 2: CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

WE WILL… 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 WILL… 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


COMMUNITY LIFE


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

Strategic Plan 2016 - 2018  
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