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.


Head of the River Project Manager 2018

As the host school for 2018, Wilderness School seek to appoint a motivated, and enthusiastic professional to plan and manage the annual Head of the River Regatta.

This event will be held at West Lakes on Saturday 17 March 2018. The event will be coordinated and managed in liaison with major stakeholders and sponsors over a 9 month period commencing in August 2017.

Outstanding administrative, communication and relationship building skills are integral to this role. A background and understanding of Rowing is preferred. 

All applications should be addressed to the Principal and forwarded to vacancies@wilderness.com.au  with the subject reference “Head of the River Project Manager 2018”.

Written applications will close at 5.00 pm on Monday, 31 July 2017.