Our girls’ outstanding commitment to learning across a vast array of academic and co-curricular subjects is strongly apparent in their remarkable achievements year after year. These outcomes are also a testimony to the wonderful opportunities offered to our girls on a daily basis and to the commitment and professionalism of their teachers.
Weekend Australia - Saturday 1 October 2016
On Saturday 1 October 2016, Wilderness School was named in the Weekend Australia as the top primary school in SA and the top secondary school in SA. Listed also as the only SA school in the nations top 100 primary schools - no 37 and the only SA girls' school in nation top secondary school - no 53. Testament to our staff and our girls' willingness to learn.
2017 Academic Excellence / Results
I am delighted to share with you the 2017 results.
Once again our students have achieved excellent results. There were 81 girls who applied for the ATAR this year. Of
cohort 75% were placed in the top 10%, with 59% in the top 5% and 26% in the top 1% of Year 12 students.
The position of Dux is shared by three outstanding students who each achieved an ATAR of 99.95:
Isabelle Greco, Amelia Crai gand Bridget Smart.
Isabelle Greco has been selected for the highest accolade of the SACE, The Governor of South Australia Commendation Excellence Award for Meritorious Achievement which recognises overall excellence in the SACE. We are also delighted that Laura Montague has been awarded a Governor of South Australia Commendation - Aboriginal Student SACE Excellence Award and the Governor of South Australia Commendation Award which recognises students’ exceptional achievements whilst undertaking the SACE. These are outstanding accomplishments. The Governor of South Australia will present Isabelle and Laura’s awards on the stage as part of the formal SACE Merit Ceremony on 6 February 2018.
Reshma Berggren, Vatsala Bhatia, Sarah Bradbrook, Molly Chapman, Amelia Craig, Harmony Craig, Sarah Dinh, Eliza Geh, Isabelle Greco, Laura Hanlon, Gemma Holzer, Georgia Honan, Celena Le, Amanda Lu, Madeleine McNeil, Lauren Moularadellis, Joanna Nelson, Nicola Ricci, Bridget Smart, Lyna Yue and Kelly Zhou all gained an ATAR above 99.
These are wonderful results and our students can be justifiably proud as can their teachers.
History of Success
The attached report is provided in accordance with Commonwealth Government accountability requirements under the Schools Assistance Act 2008. This report complements and is supplementary to information provided on an ongoing basis in newsletters, yearbooks and other regular communications.
We hope this information is interesting and highlights the positive outcomes being achieved at Wilderness on a daily basis. I am very proud of the work of students and staff at Wilderness School and have pleasure in providing this report to you.