The Walford Anglican School for Girls 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, launched in the year of the School’s 130th birthday, outlines our strategic intent. It enables us to align our decisions, initiatives and opportunities with those things that will move our current and prospective students, and the school, forward into flourishing and successful futures.
To develop compassionate and courageous women who live with meaning, purpose and principle.
To be a flourishing, connected learning community that enables each student to achieve her best, her way.
Virtute et Veritate
(‘Moral courage and truth’)
Courage We are principled people who act with courage, authenticity, and integrity.
Commitment We are determined, hardworking agents of our own learning, committed to achieving our best.
Community We act with respect and compassion, embrace difference, foster inclusion, and contribute to community.
Growth We are curious, open-minded, lifelong learners who see challenges as opportunities to grow.
Bright Minds: engaged through future-ready learning and teaching.
Bespoke Pathways: developed through personalised excellence.
Bold Futures: built through sustainable leadership.
The Heart of Walford
Walford is currently developing The Heart of Walford, a beautiful outdoor oasis. Landscaped gardens, paved walkways with seating and trees accented by decorative lighting will be featured, for the enjoyment of our students and Walford community. It is a project that has been long awaited and the result will be a new look Walford.
Parks Pavilion and Playing Field
Situated at the intersection of Unley Road and Cross Road, a short walk from the School, the playing field is used for girls’ sport as well as the Junior School Sports Day and community events. The new pavilion provides attractive catering and restroom facilities as well as an undercover viewing platform for cheering spectators and generous equipment storage.
Design & Technology Centre
The students and staff love this innovative space that encourages creative learning and problem solving. The new design within an historic home, has created spaces for classroom teaching and individual projects as well as exhibition zones. The original features of the villa, such as the original timber floors and high pressed metal ceilings, add an aesthetic to the new purpose.
Ellen Benham Science Centre
Five state-of-the-art laboratories have been renovated as bright and modern flexible working spaces that inspire innovation, critical thinking and collaboration. Digital televisions are in each room, along with projectors and whiteboards. The Chemistry laboratory, named to honour Old Scholar, Elizabeth Cleland MSc, is fitted with six moveable fume extractors, VR goggles, 3D printers and drones. Science is fun and rewarding, and students thrive on the joy of discovery.
The Junior School campus is enhanced by Reed House, an elegant, heritage villa that was purchased by the School in 1957. Recently renovated, with many of the original features restored, the building accommodates the Head of Junior School and staff room, as well as a music teaching/rehearsal room and art room.