Wilderness School is a non‐denominational School for girls from Early Learning to Year 12 and boarding for students from Year 7 – 12. At Wilderness we strive to enable each student to be the best that she can be. To realise this mission, our staff are expected to aspire to a similar level of personal and professional excellence.

Teaching staff at Wilderness are committed to the application of our Principles of Learning to ensure that each individual is supported in her quest to achieve her full potential. Our long tradition of high academic achievements means that we seek teachers who possess the qualities needed to maintain and extend that tradition.

As such, we seek teachers who:

  • are experts in their field,
  • possess a growth mind set,
  • relentlessly pursue excellence in their teaching practice,
  • work collaboratively to achieve shared outcomes,
  • share responsibility for the pastoral care of the students they teach,
  • are skilled communicators, and
  • are committed to girls’ education.


In applications for positions at Wilderness, applicants are invited to address the specific duty statement and the related key competencies. A Curriculum Vitae which includes the contact details of at least three referees is required. One of these referees should be the applicant’s current Principal. From this information a short list is compiled for interview. The short-listed applicants may be required to teach a demonstration lesson. It is a requirement that all applicants are registered or eligible for registration in South Australia, as well as possessing current training in Mandatory Notification and Basic Emergency Life Support or equivalent.



Science Teacher - Physics Specialist

Full-time Permanent Position Commencing 2018

Wilderness School requires an enthusiastic and innovative teacher to fill this permanent teaching position. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in successfully teaching Physics to the highest standard and Science to Years 8-10. We are looking for an exemplary practitioner with the desire and the skills to engage girls in a curriculum that is exciting and challenges them. 

Since its establishment in 1884, Wilderness School has been at the forefront of girls’ education. A non-denominational day and boarding school from Early Learning to Year 12, Wilderness School understands and caters to the needs of individuals. 

Our mission is ‘To enable each girl to be the best she can be throughout her life’. 

The successful applicant will be conversant with the current trends in curriculum development both at state and national levels, and will also have teaching experience up to and including Year 12. 

Applications for the position should include the names and telephone numbers of at least two professional referees and should be addressed to: 

Mrs Jane Danvers 

Principal, Wilderness School 

30 Hawkers Road, Medindie SA 5081 

or emailed to vacancies@wilderness.com.au 

Applications close at 4.00pm on Monday 21 August 2017.