Danebank An Anglican School for Girls

 

 

 

 

 

Danebank An Anglican School for Girls

80-98 Park Road
Hurstville, NSW 2220
Tel: 02 9580 1415
Email:
enquiries@danebank.nsw.edu.au
Website:
www.danebank.nsw.edu.au

Key Details
Type: Independent
Level: Combined
Gender: Girls
Religious Affiliation: Anglican
Early Learning: Yes
Learning Extension: Yes
Performing Arts Academy: Yes
Scholarships: Yes
Sporting Academy: Yes

About Danebank

That Danebank is the leading Christian girls school in St George and Sutherland Shire is borne out by the fact that it is the region's top-performing non-selective school in HSC rankings.

Our integrated, holistic approach to education and student development encourages and empowers our girls to flourish academically, socially and personally.

Girls are empowered to develop their natural gifts and explore new opportunities. They are encouraged to strive for their best, develop confidence in their own abilities, model integrity and serve the wider community. Our girls express a strong sense of belonging to their friends and their school.

A school of choice for girls, Danebank's teaching and learning value innovation and promote positive relationships and learning experiences.

Danebank girls express their gifts and talents unencumbered by any gender restrictions. They study Physics and high levels of Mathematics. They are school leaders, performers and artists. They are experts in technology. They can hit a home run. They can play the drums.

The Pre-K Program

Pre-Kindergarten is the official year of entry into Danebank’s Junior School. Danebank’s Pre-Kinder program uses play along with an understanding of little girls’ natural curiosity and sense of fun to enable them to explore and look at things in a new light, thoroughly preparing them for Kindergarten.

Our Pre-K girls are learning all the time, without even being aware of it. They are learning to socialise and develop new friendships, and gain the necessary skills and independence to be able to go to “big school”. They play and explore non-stop, while being encouraged to think, observe, identify and differentiate.

Junior School

Danebank Junior School is a happy, safe and vibrant learning environment with many and varied activities that engage and develop students’ keen minds. Teaching staff are committed to the development of each individual student. Teachers work in collaboration with families in pursuit of the best outcomes for each student so that each girl may reach her potential in all areas, academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

Our students develop confidence and resilience because they experience an educational journey filled with amazing challenges, guidance of outstanding educators, where they discover their personal strengths in an individually supportive environment. They are asked to be sensitive to the needs of others and to offer assistance to those less fortunate in the wider world.

Senior School

Danebank Senior School aims to give students the best possible preparation for an independent, achieving future through academic, service and other programmes. Danebank is committed to providing quality, faith-based teaching and learning that values innovation and promotes positive relationships and learning experiences.

- Broad subject base to choose from
- Individual and co-operative learning situations
- Developing study and research techniques
- Developing strong communication and presentation skills
- Service learning
- Creative arts - visual arts, music and drama
- Specific technological and applied studies subjects
- PDHPE and Sport - specialist coaches are employed to provide unique opportunities for students
- A range of enriching extra-curricular opportunities
- Support for high potential learners and special needs students
- Onsite School Counsellor

Learning Support & Gifted and Talented Programs

Students with special needs are identified early and additional help is provided for those who require it to reach their potential. Learning support staff and a range of personalised programs assist students with learning difficulties.

Danebank has a strong emphasis on Gifted and Talented programs, starting in the Junior years with a special education teacher who provides extension work for students with high potential.

Streamed classes in the Secondary years provide students with educational challenges that suit their abilities and helps motivate them to achieve. Students can accelerate in some subjects in the Senior years.

Excellent Facilities

Our buildings and classrooms are modern, spacious and attractive and have state-of-the-art equipment.

Specialist facilities include:
- Performing Arts Centre
- Dedicated technological facilities including laboratories, woodwork rooms, design & technology rooms, hospitality kitchen, textiles classroom, specialist visual arts rooms
- Indoor Aquatic centre with a 25m pool, suitable for water polo and general swimming and a beginners’ learn to swim pool
- School gymnasium with multi-purpose courts, PDHPE class room and mezzanine suitable for dance or other activities

 

Announcements:

Under usual circumstances, visitors are welcome to attend any of our open mornings throughout the year or to arrange a personal tour of the school at any time. However, due to Covid-19, Danebank's open mornings have been suspended and we will open bookings again once this situation has been resolved. These are the provisional dates:
 
 
Private tours may be arranged for imminent enrolments by contacting our Registrar on 61 2 9580 9242 or enrolment@danebank.nsw.edu.au
 
Academic Achievement
Danebank is the top-performing, non-selective school in St George and Sutherland Shire in the 2019 Higher School Certificate, shooting up 26 places to rank 34th in NSW.
For more details on our students 2019 HSC results visit: 
www.danebank.nsw.edu.au/results
 
Scholarships 
  • Academic and Music Scholarships are offered each year for entry to Year 7. The scholarships may be full or half, covering tuition fees for the length of the student’s attendance at the school.  Scholarship application and testing is for Year 5 2020, for entry into Year 7 2022.
  • Old Girls Scholarship - A half scholarship will be awarded to the daughter of a former Danebank student, entering Year 7.
  • Life Skills Scholarship - for students with an intellectual disability. Danebank is well known for the special care provided for students with an intellectual disability. The Life Skills unit has a high success rate with almost all students graduating to employment or further study. 
  • A Half-Scholarship is offered annually (or as applicable) to a student entering Life Skills any of Years 7 to 11.
 
For full application information and submisison dates please visit:
www.danebank.nsw.edu.au/scholarships
 
Transport
Situated in Hurstville, Danebank is easily accessed via train and bus transport.
Danebank also provide minibus transport for some junior school students to and from school. The bus services covers a nmber of suburbs in the Georges River & Bayside, Canterbury/Bankstown & the Inner West and Sutherland Shire.
 

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