Arden is a vibrant, Christian-based school providing a positive learning and caring environment that inspires girls and boys to thrive. Arden is small enough to nurture and care for each child individually. Arden is big enough to challenge and foster the individual talents of each student to help them fulfil their potential. The school’s dedicated and caring classroom and specialist staff pay attention to the individual needs of every student, encouraging them to be the best they can be — ensuring that, when students complete their education at Arden, they will have positive attitudes, sound values and skills to equip them for the future.
Facilities: Information technology resources, libraries, music rooms, visual arts centres, careers centre, science labs, TAS and a senior study centre. Basketball courts as well as access to sporting facilities close by. A large multipurpose hall opened in the Primary School in 2011. Before- and after-school as well as vacation care are offered at the Pre-school to Year 6 campus. Redevelopment of the Secondary Campus to deliver an exceptional 21st century educational facility will open in 2020.
Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Elective Geography, Elective History, Food Technology, French, Graphics Technology, IST, Music, PASS, Visual Arts, Chinese (offered through NSW School of Languages).
Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, Drama, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering Studies, English Advanced, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, English Standard, Food Technology, French Continuers, French Extension, Geography, History Extension, Investigating Science, Industrial Technology: Multimedia Technologies, Legal Studies, Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics General, Mathematics Extension 2, Modern History, Music 1, Music 2, PDHPE, Physics, Science Extension, Software Design and Development, Studies of Religion I, Visual Arts.
Sport (Primary School): Representative swimming, athletics, cross-country.
Saturday Sport: Boys’ softball, basketball and soccer; girls’ soccer, hockey, and basketball.
Midweek Sport: Termly involvement in Hills Zone Year Group Competition. Participation in Hills Zone Gala Days for a variety of sports.
Sport (Secondary School): Australian rules, athletics, basketball, indoor cricket, cross-country, fencing, futsal, hockey, netball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, touch football, triathlon, volleyball.
Co-curricular activities: Junior School —Percussion Ensemble, Garden Club, Cru Crew, Mini Cru and Coding Club. Senior School — Ad Altissima Enrichment Program, brass, concert, stage, percussion, jazz, vocal, string and symphonic wind ensembles, dance groups, chess, debating, drama club, theatre sports, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, outdoor education, public speaking, catering club, Robotics Club, Science Club, Tournament of Minds, other enrichment workshops, various tours, including European and music tours, mission tours to Cambodia and Vietnam.
Welfare and personal development: Student wellbeing is an integral part of the policies and practices of the school with a Director of Pastoral Care (Secondary), a Pastoral Care Team, School Chaplain and Junior School Chaplin, links to local parishes and three counsellors on staff. Careers guidance is offered for Years 8 to 12, while leadership training is provided from Year 5. At both campuses there is an active Student Representative Council.
Special features: Mid-range fees, student wellbeing programs, co-educational.
From the school: Arden is small enough to care, yet big enough to challenge. We’re small enough to care for each child individually, to nurture them and help them become well-educated young people. We are big enough that our dedicated staff help your child to develop into a capable, well-rounded individual with an emphasis on Christian values.
Principal: Mr Graham Anderson, BA (Sydney), DipEd (SCAE), MA (Sydney) and MEd (Macquarie). MACE, MACEL.
|Years||Pre-Kindergarten - Year 12|
|Enrolment||Pre-school to Year 6: 397 students; Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 12): 547 students|
02 9484******* 02 9484 1146
02 9980******* 02 9980 6449
|Address||Secondary School: 6B Essex Street, Epping NSW 2121; Pre-school and Junior School: 39-43 Wongala Cres Beecroft, NSW 2119|