Wilderness extends far beyond the gates of our campus. One of the great strengths of Wilderness is the tangible sense of community at every level of the school that enable us to instill a sense of belonging, acceptance and united purpose.

The Wilderness community is a dynamic blend of current students and their parents, past parents, past and current staff and many past students who have passed through the school since 1884. These groups exist to support the prosperity of Wilderness.

In recent times there has been increasing research into the role that a collaborative school-community relationship plays in building individual and whole school health and wellbeing. It is clear that effective parent involvement in schools is a critical factor in students' success and in transforming schools into powerful communities.

This interaction outside the classroom between staff, past and present students and their families creates a positive family atmosphere and is the essence of Wilderness School's vitality, spirit and growth.


Parents & Friends

Welcome to the Wilderness Parents and Friends Association. As a parent with a daughter at Wilderness, you are automatically a member of our community and we would love you to be involved.

Raising Amazing Girls

The challenges and issues faced by our daughters as they grow up in the 21st century are vastly different from those that we encountered when we were at school.

Old Scholars' Association

We range in age from a youthful 18 years to the ripe old age of 100 plus. Old Scholars' are represented in a vast range of occupations and professions and between us we have had adventures and life experiences too numerous to count.


Philanthropy is a very important part of the history and culture of Wilderness School. The school's founders, the Brown sisters, always encouraged students and their families to give back to the community – a proud tradition that continues today. In 1985, the Wilderness School Foundation was founded.

Wildy Cafe

The Wildy Café is staffed by our own chefs so we can control and supply the freshest and tastiest lunch box treats to our girls. Quality is not compromised.

Responsible Citizens Noticeboard

Welcome to the Responsible Citizens Noticeboard, which has been designed to provide an avenue for our community members involved in not-for-profit groups and organisations to promote their cause. 

Service in Nepal

For the past 15 years, the Wilderness School community’s fundraising efforts have helped shape the lives of the Annapurna community by paying teacher salaries, improving infrastructure, buying school supplies and offering scholarships to complete school and attend university.