For all our students, Walford is so much more than classrooms and lessons.

Walford offers exceptional co-curricular opportunities.

The co-curricular program is an integral part of the Walford experience, and provides a fertile environment in which students can explore their potential, and enrich their athletic, artistic, creative, intellectual and spiritual growth both within and outside the classroom setting.

Co-curricular activities are special interest activities that sit in parallel to the formal academic curriculum. Under the supervision of teachers or qualified instructors, they are generally held outside of the regular school timetable, and may be school-based, conducted off-campus or both.

All students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities, either individually or as part of a group. Students are free to choose from a range of options, such as sports, the Arts, cultural pursuits, enterprise and innovation, problem-solving, and personal development.


From encouraging students to explore a new activity of choice, to extending athletes in their chosen sports at the highest of echelons, the sporting program at Walford is a rewarding and dynamic part of school life.

While reaching the elite level of sport isn’t for everyone, sport creates an environment and culture for students to thrive, enabling them to realise their potential and develop as well-rounded young women.

The model for Walford sport is built upon the pillars of character, commitment, community and energy.

With over 20 sports options across Junior, Middle, and Senior School, students can pursue their passions and develop mastery. To support their development, we invest in coaches who enhance their confidence, teamwork, and discipline.

Students are encouraged to participate in both summer and winter sports, whether at the competition level or simply to enjoy a sense of involvement. For athletically talented students in Years 7 to 12, Walford offers a bespoke High Performance Academy.

Signature Sporting Program

Walford's Premier Rowing Program

Walford’s rowing program for Years 7–12 has a reputation both locally and internationally for quality, personal development, and outcomes, providing students with a pathway to achieve at their highest level, with many going on to represent the State.

Over the last ten years, Walford crews have won Head of the River races 57 times, and the First VIII Crews have been awarded the Australian Schoolgirl Eight and the Florence Eaton Cup more times than any school in South Australia.

The program encourages students to challenge themselves physically and mentally within a supportive team environment, fostering the development of strong, confident young women.

Girls in Action

Music and the Performing Arts

From the youngest members of the Walford community to our seniors, music plays a key role in adding to the richness of school life.

Building on our tradition of excellence in music and a history of award-winning concert bands, big bands, choirs, orchestras and ensembles, our music curriculum begins from the earliest years of ELC and continues through to Year 12.

Students select from a wide range of instruments and are supported by a diverse music performance calendar throughout the year, providing exceptional opportunities to learn, perform, discover new music, and enhance their own abilities.

Highlights in Music

Highlights in the music calendar include the annual Artist in Residence Week and concert, Generations in Jazz, ABODA (Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association) Festival, Service of Lessons and Carols, as well as performance opportunities such as the bi-annual combined musical with St Peter’s College and the Junior School Musical.

Club and Extended Learning Opportunities

Our diverse array of clubs and activities encompasses a wide spectrum of interests, from the visual arts to STEM, from intellectual debates to environmental advocacy.

Through these experiences, students not only expand their horizons but also develop invaluable skills in teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving.

Opportunities include:

  • Visual arts
  • Dance Club
  • da Vinci Decathlon
  • Drama
  • Debating
  • Rostrum Voice of Youth
  • Environmental Club
  • Tournament of Minds
  • Mooting and mock trials
  • Chess
  • Science Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Service and volunteering