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 an innovative senior study centre. Basketball, netball and tennis courts as well as access to sporting facilities close by. A large multipurpose hall was 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.
Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Elective Geography (100 hr), Elective History (100 hr), Food Technology, French, Information and Software Technology, Industrial Technology: Timber, Music, Physical Activity and Sport Studies, Visual Arts.
Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community And Family Studies, Drama, Earth And Environmental Studies, Engineering Studies, English Advanced, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, English Standard,Food Technology, French Continuers, French Extension, Fundamentals Of English, Geography, History Extension, Industrial Technology: Multimedia Technologies, Legal Studies, Mathematics 2 Unit, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics General, Mathematics Extension 2, Modern History, Music 1, Music 2, PDHPE, Physics, Senior Science, Software Design And Development,Studies Of Religion 1 Unit, Visual Arts.
Sport (Primary School): Representative swimming, athletics, cross-country, gymnastics. Saturday Sport: boys’ softball and rugby, mixed basketball, girls’ soccer, hockey and netball.
Sport (Secondary School): AFL, athletics, basketball, cricket/indoor cricket, cross-country, fencing, futsal, hockey, netball, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, touch football, triathlon, volleyball.
Co-curricular activities: Ad Altissima Enrichment Program, bands, chess, choirs, dance, debating, drama club, theatre sports, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, outdoor education, public speaking, catering club, French club, dance groups, Tournament of Minds, brass, percussion and string ensembles, other enrichment workshops, various tours, including European and New Caledonia tours, mission tours to Cambodia, interstate tours.
Welfare and personal development: Student wellbeing is an integral part of the policies and practices of the school with a co-ordinator of pastoral care (Secondary), chaplain, 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.
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.
|Day/boarding||Day and Boarding|
|Years||Pre-Kindergarten - Year 12|
|Enrolment||Pre-School to Year 6: 356 students; Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 12): 456 students.|
(02) 98******* (02) 9869 2644
(02) 98******* (02) 9869 2655
|Address||50 Oxford St, Epping NSW 2121|