In the Media

The latest coverage of Walford in the media can be found here.

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Planting the Seed - SA Weekend - November 2017

Planting the Seed - SA Weekend - November 2017

Old Scholar, Simone Kain, has created a children's book series on Aussie farms and where our food comes from.

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Selfless Students - SA Life - November 2017

Selfless Students - SA Life - November 2017

Walford students ran a successful donation drive for Kickstart for Kids, a not-for-profit which provides holiday activities for vulnerable local children.

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Story Time - SA Life - March 2017

Story Time - SA Life - March 2017

It's Kids' Weekend at Writers' Week on March 4 and 5. The event has partnered with Walford Anglican School for Girls; students will volunteer over the weekend helping children to make hand fans.

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Adelaide Writers’ Week and Fringe shows for the whole family - The Advertiser - 4 March 2017

Adelaide Writers’ Week and Fringe shows for the whole family - The Advertiser - 4 March 2017

What are you doing this weekend? We’ve got you covered in all areas of Adelaide with all things Fringe and Adelaide Writers’ Week

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Books set to replace kids’ iPads for weekend of fun - The Advertiser - 2 March 2017

Books set to replace kids’ iPads for weekend of fun - The Advertiser - 2 March 2017

Children's author/illustrator Andrew Joyner at Walford Anglican School for Girls with students Deamanthe, 11, Ruby, 10, and Ellie, 11.

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It’s a bookworm’s heaven in the city - The City - 1 March 2017

It’s a bookworm’s heaven in the city - The City - 1 March 2017

Children's author/illustrator Andrew Joyner at Walford Anglican School for Girls. Walford students will be volunteering at the Adelaide Writer's week.

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Better than average -  The Advertiser - 5 January 2017

Better than average -  The Advertiser - 5 January 2017

Highest achieving IB Diploma graduates shared their plans for future studies. Included is Kaitlin Beddome who achieved an ATAR of 99.80. Lucy Fraenkel, as joint Dux of IB, also attained 99.80.

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Putting the ability into disability - The Advertiser - 30 November 2016

Putting the ability into disability - The Advertiser - 30 November 2016

Sophie Pontifex (Year 7) has won Novita Children's Services 2016 Carol Dibben Encouragement Award, in recognition of her persistence, resilience and commitment to achieving personal goals.

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First Person - Q&A: Zoe Morrison (‘94) - SA WEEKEND - 29 October 2016

First Person - Q&A: Zoe Morrison (‘94) - SA WEEKEND - 29 October 2016

The Adelaide-raised writer talks to Deborah Bogle about family, scholarship and the creative impulse behind her award-winning debut novel Music and Freedom

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Sowing the Seeds for Successful Careers - The Advertiser - 7 September 2016

Sowing the Seeds for Successful Careers - The Advertiser - 7 September 2016

Unley Council and Social Entrepreneurship and Education Design to run excursions focused on entrepreneurship for students

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High life’s fine lessons - The Advertiser - 28 May 2016

High life’s fine lessons - The Advertiser - 28 May 2016

More secondary teachers are employed than primary school teachers in South Australia, the opposite to the national trend. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show 9700 people are employed as secondary teachers, compared with 8500 primary school teachers.

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Walford Girls Raise Funds for Clinic- The Guardian - Easter 2016

Walford Girls Raise Funds for Clinic- The Guardian - Easter 2016

Walford Anglican School for Girls held a Lenten fundraising campaign, from which money raised will go to support the building of a medical clinic in Companion Diocese Bor

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Oarsome challenge - Eastern Courier Messenger - 9 March 2016

Oarsome challenge - Eastern Courier Messenger - 9 March 2016

Walford's senior rowers are focusing on racing - and not revenge - as they bid to reclaim top honours at this weekend's Head of the River regatta.

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Would-be doctor has a lot of merit - Eastern Courier Messenger - 6 January 2016

Would-be doctor has a lot of merit - Eastern Courier Messenger - 6 January 2016

From her subject choices to her study habits and even her Research Project topic, Neha Bishnoi’s Year 12 efforts were single-mindedly geared towards her career goal of becoming a doctor. The Walford graduate, 18, achieved five merits, which she attributes to choosing subjects that interested her and were relevant to her aspirations. “Biology is the study of how the body works and is relevant to medicine,” Neha, says.

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Meeting of the minds - Eastern Courier Messenger - 11 November 2015

Meeting of the minds - Eastern Courier Messenger - 11 November 2015

Rory Balding, Martina Theodorakakos and Harriet Hewiston have some of the best minds in the country. Last month, Walford Anglican School for Girls took three teams to Sydney to compete in Tournament of Minds and finished second in the secondary language literature and social science sections.

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Learning Lessons of Loss - Eastern Courier Messenger - 11 November 2015

Learning Lessons of Loss - Eastern Courier Messenger - 11 November 2015

The contribution of local students to World War I will be honoured today with the unveiling of a series of memorial plaques.

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Window of opportunity - October 2015

Window of opportunity - October 2015

Mentoring shy or younger students, cooking meals for the disadvantaged and raising funds to educate breast care nurses - these are just a few examples of contributions Walford students made this year to the communities that have supported them on their own learning journey.

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Lending an ear bringing cheer to young readers - Eastern Courier Messenger - 26 Aug 2015

Lending an ear bringing cheer to young readers - Eastern Courier Messenger - 26 Aug 2015

The Walford Anglican School for Girls students are among 70 from the east and inner south who listen to reading by younger, less privileged children over the phone as part of the program.

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Teens’ spirit to aid our suburbs - Eastern Courier Messenger - 26 August 2015

Teens’ spirit to aid our suburbs - Eastern Courier Messenger - 26 August 2015

More street parties, better sporting grounds and cultural celebrations - this is these young people's vision for the Unley for the future. The council's Living Young Action Plan is aimed at residents aged 5-24. Harriet and Dana, both 15 and students at Walford, said that more street parties would improve the area for young people.

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A perfect way to help out - Mitcham and Hills Messenger - 5 Aug 2015

A perfect way to help out - Mitcham and Hills Messenger - 5 Aug 2015

Walford student Annabelle Hall has written, illustrated and published her own book to help Adelaide’s homeless. The 15-year-old will donate all proceeds from her tale about a homeless cat, Cleo’s Search for a Purr-fect Home, to the city’s Hutt St Centre. The Walford student started working on the book earlier this year as part of her personal project, a requirement of all Year 10 students at the school.

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Diploma in demand as schools go global - The Australian - 27 June 2015

Diploma in demand as schools go global - The Australian - 27 June 2015

The number of Australian secondary schools offering an internationally recognised diploma program for university entry has doubled in the past 15 years as parents demand a more globally focused curriculum, an education expert says.

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Fundraising Takes Flight - Messenger Eastern Courier - 1 April 2015

Fundraising Takes Flight - Messenger Eastern Courier - 1 April 2015

Walford Students have competed in a paper plane competition to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service

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Head of the class - Eastern Courier Messenger - 18 Mar 2015

Head of the class - Eastern Courier Messenger - 18 Mar 2015

Walford rowers Lucy Aylward and Rosie Barnett will compete in the prestigious Head of the River competition this weekend. UNLEY High’s senior boys’ rowing team will chase its first piece of silverware in 28 years in this weekend’s Head of the River at West Lakes.

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Author’s advice on Ivy League of literature - City North Messenger - 25 February 2015.

Author’s advice on Ivy League of literature - City North Messenger - 25 February 2015.

Old Scholar Sophie Blackall ('87) visited Walford on Wednesday 18 February and talked to the girls about finding their passion and making it fulfilling and rewarding.

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Messenger Eastern Courier - 28 January 2015

Messenger Eastern Courier - 28 January 2015

Walford student, Helena Schwerdt is beating rivals twice her age in her debut senior season in the SA Athletics League.

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Role model refugee - The Advertiser - 28 January 2015

Role model refugee - The Advertiser - 28 January 2015

Abeny Kuol, first student from a refugee background to be appointed school captain at Walford Anglican School for Girls, is appreciative of the chances Australia has given her.

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From war zone to school’s first refugee captain - The Advertiser - 28 January 2015

From war zone to school’s first refugee captain - The Advertiser - 28 January 2015

Abeny, 17, is the first student of refugee background to become school captain at Walford Anglican School for Girls - a position she was elected to within six months of beginning at the Hyde Park college.

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Student life an easier ride now - The Advertiser - 15 January 2015

Student life an easier ride now - The Advertiser - 15 January 2015

Just ask 89-year-old Betty Gransbury (Walford Old Scholar), who leads three generation of University of Adelaide alumni, including son John and granddaughter Laura, 29 who is also a Walford Old Scholar.

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Gifts a ride of passage - Southern Times Messenger - 17 December 2014

Gifts a ride of passage - Southern Times Messenger - 17 December 2014

The Year 8 students from Walford Anglican School for Girls raised $5,000 to buy bikes for 20 children who are part of The Smith Family's Learning for Life Scholarship, which helps children with learning difficulties.

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Tips for Year 12 exam success - The Advertiser - 1 November 2014

Tips for Year 12 exam success - The Advertiser - 1 November 2014

Walford Old Scholars, Meg Barnett and Carrie Moyes have all revelled in their first year of study at Adelaide University after achieving top tertiary admission ranks of 99.95 last year.

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Lifetime of insight and good advice - Weekend Extra - 20 September 2014

Lifetime of insight and good advice - Weekend Extra - 20 September 2014

Eleanor Caroline Wells attended Walford from 1930 to 1939, excelling at sport, especially tennis and basketball and was appointed School Captain in 1939.

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Fighting to Provide Second Chance at Life - The Advertiser - 27 August 2014

Fighting to Provide Second Chance at Life - The Advertiser - 27 August 2014

For Walford Old Scholar, Kathleen Pishas ('05) making her mark in science is not about personal recognition. It is about the children she may one day be able to save.

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A new ERA for English in China - The Advertiser - 7 August 2014

A new ERA for English in China - The Advertiser - 7 August 2014

A partnership strategy that "the Chinese will kill for" is underpinning Adelaide-based ERA Publications' new distribution arrangements in Asia's biggest market

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The Silence of Dr Moreau - The Sunday Mail - 24 August 2014

The Silence of Dr Moreau - The Sunday Mail - 24 August 2014

Walford Old Scholar, Dr Danielle Moreau (’01) has a dream - to make aircraft landing at Adelaide Airport quieter, our submarines more stealthy, wind turbines less annoying and even household appliances less noisy.

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Home and Away - Stock Journal - August 2014

Home and Away - Stock Journal - August 2014

Boarding school in the city is an option many local families explore. The Ryan family, from Kimba, spoke to us abut their decision for their daughter, Larissa, to board at Walford Anglican School for Girls in Adelaide.

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SA Year 2s learn food cycle - Australian Teacher Magazine - June 2014

SA Year 2s learn food cycle - Australian Teacher Magazine - June 2014

Classroom learning comes with a distinctly hands-on flavour at Walford Anglican School for Girls.

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Growing Ideas - SA Kids July - August 2014

Growing Ideas - SA Kids July - August 2014

Walford’s Jubilee Secret Garden, located in their Junior School, recognises the need for children to flourish in a natural environment that stimulates both their imagination and their physical wellbeing.

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Students stepping out on safe path - Messenger Eastern Courier - May 2014

Students stepping out on safe path - Messenger Eastern Courier - May 2014

Not stepping on cracks in the footpath is an age-old superstition, but for Isabelle, 7, it is a game she plays on her walk to school.

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Walk safely to school and see your community - The Advertiser - May 2014

Walk safely to school and see your community - The Advertiser - May 2014

This year marks the 15th year for Walk Safely To School Day - an occasion that encourages primary school students to walk to school on May 23.

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Curiosity Encouraged - Aspire Magazine - May 2014

Curiosity Encouraged - Aspire Magazine - May 2014

The Walford Early Learning Centre offers boys and girls a stimulating and well-resourced environment where learning is driven by the children's own interests and strengths to encourage their curiosity and sense of wonder in learning about their world.

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An oarsome feeling - Easter Courier Messenger - 26 March 2014

An oarsome feeling - Easter Courier Messenger - 26 March 2014

Winning at Adelaide's biggest school rowing competition has become an habit for two eastern schools. For the fifth consecutive time, Walford Anglican School for Girls team claimed the Florence Eaton trophy at the annual Head of the River rowing regatta.

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The day Elise was the only great white hope - The Advertiser - 24 March 2014

The day Elise was the only great white hope - The Advertiser - 24 March 2014

Walford Old Scholar Elise Lavers, receives bravery commendation for pulling Michael Demasi from water near great white shark. Miss Lavers said the experience had triggered a keen interest in sharks and she had applied for an internship to a research program in South Africa.

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Jenna’s attitude brings reward - The Advertiser - 20 February 2014

Jenna’s attitude brings reward - The Advertiser - 20 February 2014

Walford Old Scholar Jenna McCormick says winning the Lady Reds' player of the year was a shock.

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