Academic Excellence

Walford is preparing students for a world of change and opportunity. Our curriculum is designed to provide girls and young women with the tools needed to think deeply, challenge their perspectives and to engage purposefully in learning that is contemporary and relevant to the world in which they live. We are proud of our students’ consistently strong academic results which reflects the positive learning culture that is fostered by staff and students working collaboratively at Walford.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022

Sienna Moreau

Sienna achieved an ATAR of 99.80 with merits in Biology (2021), Chemistry and Physics.

Imke Mentz

Imke achieved an ATAR of 99.50 with a merit in Chemistry.

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Ella Hamilton

Ella achieved an ATAR of 99.45 with merits in French (continuers) and English.

Prathicksha Venkatesan

Prathicksha achieved an ATAR of 99.35 and received a merit in Research Project (2021).

Jacqueline Gilbert

Jacqueline achieved an ATAR of 99.25 with merits in Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

Ioanna Vaughan-Jones

Ioanna achieved an IB Diploma score of 40/45, which equates to an ATAR of 97.50. She received merits for Biology HL and Geography SL. Ioanna is the 2022 Dux of IB.

Celebrating Academic Achievement at Walford

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South Australian Young Writer of the Year for 2022

Year 12 student Sienna took home two prestigious awards in the South Australian English Teachers Association (SAETA) Young Writers Award. Sienna’s impressive writing skills earned her the Elizabeth Butler Memorial Prize, which is an award presented to the winner of the Prose 11/12 category, and the South Australian Young Writer of the Year for 2022. Congratulations!

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Gold at the Tournament of Minds International Finals

Walford’s Secondary STEM team won a gold medal at the Tournament of Minds International Finals held in Canberra. Cristina, Eliza, Laela, Olivia and Zara performed brilliantly as a team to solve complex problems, and we are so proud of their achievement! In further great Tournament of Minds news, our Secondary Social Sciences and Secondary Language Literature teams both took home Honours at the State Finals.


2022 ICAS Writing Medal Winners

Walford is very proud of Year 5 students Ishleen and Alexandra who are both recipients of a medal in the 2022 ICAS Writing competition. An ICAS medal is awarded to participants who receive the highest score in their state for their year level. This is magnificent news and we congratulate Ishleen and Alexandra on their impressive results.

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3rd Place at the
National da Vinci Decathlon!

3RD PLACE NATIONALLY! Walford’s sensational team of eight students achieved 3rd place overall in the Year 7 National da Vinci Decathlon. Our 3rd place in the National competition follows on from the girls’ recent win in the Year 7 South Australian da Vinci Decathlon. Amazing effort!

National History Challenge

National History Challenge

Walford congratulates Year 11 student Charlotte who was awarded a medal as the 2021 National History Challenge State Winner in the ‘Australian Wartime Experiences’ special category. Great work Charlotte!

Geography State Champion

Congratulations to Walford student, Ioanna, who entered the 2021 Australian Geography Competition and achieved first place for Year 11 in South Australia! What an incredible result!

International Geography Olympiad (iGeo)

Walford Year 12 student Nikki has been named in the team to represent Australia at the 2021 International Geography Olympiad (iGeo). The national team selection follows on from Nikki’s incredible result in the 2020 Australian Geography Competition, where she was the top Year 11 student from SA. Congratulations, Nikki!

SUBS in Schools State Champions

Year 11 students Ioanna, Aerin, Shani and Imke are the SUBS in Schools ROV Professional Class SA State champions for 2020, and they were presented with their medals at a recent Principal’s Assembly. As part of Year 10 Design Technology, they built a ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), sourced sponsorship and developed a trade display, all while demonstrating their skills, understanding and teamwork. Amazing effort, girls!