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KINROSS WOLAROI SCHOOL


Established in 1886, the history of Kinross Wolaroi School has been well chronicled, with documented triumphs and hardships throughout the years serving only to add to the rich fabric of the school as it is known today.

Following the amalgamation of the prestigious Orange schools, Wolaroi College (formerly Wolaroi Grammar est. 1886) and PLC Orange (est. 1928) in 1975, Kinross Wolaroi School has become one of the leading independent co-educational boarding schools in regional Australia, where students thrive in an inspirational learning environment that blends modern facilities and heritage buildings with breathtaking grounds.

A broad curriculum offers a diverse range of challenging academic subjects with a focus on academic effort and progress. The school also offers skills-based practical courses. This diversity of subjects enables staff to tailor a teaching program that is a platform for the future working life of any person, of any ability.

Learning enrichment is available for all students, ranging from support for those with learning difficulties to extension and gifted and talented programs.

The school curriculum provides a rounded education where your child will be stimulated to learn in an atmosphere of engagement, involvement and commitment by skilled and dedicated teachers and staff.

Primary and senior academic programs are complemented by a vibrant co-curricular program, where students discover and are encouraged to develop their individual talents.

The co-curricular program offered at Kinross Wolaroi School is both diverse and engaging. It is designed to ensure participation in properly directed activities such as music, drama, sport, community service and cadets. Co-curricular activities are a cornerstone of the school’s philosophy. Outstanding facilities and grounds provide a wonderful playground for the extensive array of co-curricular activities available to all students.

The school strives to educate all students academically, spiritually, physically, culturally, socially and personally. An important element is the provision of the widest possible range of activities outside the classroom.

The co-curricular program is seen as a valuable addition to each student’s all-round education. All students participate in the performing arts, sport, cadets or music. Students may choose to participate in other activities from the many programs operating within the school.

Based on Christian values and teachings of the Uniting Church, KWS celebrates diversity and encourages students to be true to themselves and the values of the school and their families. Through the pastoral care programs, teachers enjoy a close relationship with their students. Knowing them as individuals gives them a much greater appreciation of each students’ educational and social needs.

At the heart of KWS has been the boarding program which has provided a home away from home to boarders at the school for well over a century. With more than 350 boarders, the school’s commitment to boarding ensures an authentic boarding experience and vibrant school community and spirit. Single sex-accommodation allows the school to cater for the individual needs of both genders in a safe and secure environment. Students’ academic, co-curricular, moral and spiritual development, together with their physical wellbeing, is achieved within this setting.

As a school, KWS celebrates success, but respects the value of resilience. It aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, values and confidence to become enterprising, innovative and compassionate members of the global community. For more than a century, KWS has been motivating students to become men and women of integrity.

Facilities: Set on 100 acres; an indoor, eight-lane, 25m heated swimming pool and an outdoor recreational pool; two fully equipped Recreation Centres; seven playing fields; extensively refurbished boarding accommodation; a fully equipped modern auditorium; an exclusive on-water Rowing training facility and boat shed; two on-site agricultural plots plus 1200 acres of farming land; Early Learning Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religion Uniting Church
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1150 students
Fees: 8k - 12k
Tuition starts at $8728
Phone
(02) 63******* (02) 6392 0300
Address Locked Bag 4 (59-67 Bathurst Road), Orange NSW 2800
Email
recepti*******
reception@kws.nsw.edu.au
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Home » Schools » FRENSHAM

FRENSHAM


Frensham is an outward-looking and forward-thinking boarding school that provides a rigorous and personalised academic program and meaningful, lifelong and valued connections. In an inspiring culture and spectacular living and learning environment, girls are challenged and supported to develop the skills and willingness to make a difference in the world. 

Facilities: Library, IT-enriched classrooms, sporting fields, tennis courts, synthetic hockey turf, cross-country tracks, drama studio, weights room, music centre, music keyboard laboratory, gymnasium, dance studio, Sturt Design and Fabrication Studios (including wood, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, technology and Gallery), Science and IT centre and an Indoor Swimming Complex. 

Electives Years 8 to 10: The school offers mandatory academic subjects as well as elective History, French, Latin, NSW School of Languages, Language Studies, Music, Visual Arts, Drama, and Agricultural Technology. All students participate in the Jamieson Programme, designed to develop global citizenship, environmental awareness, critical and ethical thinking and a responsibility for one’s own health and wellbeing. All Year 9 students study the internationally recognised Global Perspectives Course and Year 10 students complete the AS General Paper through Cambridge IGCSE [International General Certificate of Secondary Education].

Electives Years 11 and 12: English and Mathematics to Extension 2 level, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Agriculture, Modern and Ancient History (and extension), Latin, French, NSW School of Languages (including extension in all languages), Personal Development, PD/Health/PE, English as a Second Language, Language Studies, Music 1 and 2 (and Extension), Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Drama.

Sport: IGSSA competition sports — hockey, netball, softball, tennis, basketball, football, touch, waterpolo gymnastics, swimming, cross-country, athletics, skiing (State and National competition), equestrian (EFI Inter-schools).

Extra-curricular activities: Debating, public speaking, mock trial, MUNA (Model United Nations), orchestra, jazz band, madrigals, choir, ensemble groups, instrumental and vocal tuition, ceramics, jewellery, wood, yoga, weaving, textiles, cooking, fitness classes, drama, environmental programs, community service, confirmation, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, cattle show team, weight training, gymnastics, self-defence.  All students participate in the extensive Outdoor Education program.

Welfare and personal development: Form group tutors, boarding and year group co-ordinators work together to form the pastoral care team. Careers advice and resource support are provided, and 24-hour residential nursing includes co-ordination of local medical and dental appointments and arrangements for specialist services.

Scholarships: ACER Scholarships and WWS Scholarships and Educational Grants are available for Rural and Regional (Boarding); Sydney (Boarding); Southern Highlands Entrance (Day OR Boarding); ICPA (Isolated Children and Parents Association) (Boarding) Music (Boarding).

Head of School: Ms Julie Gillick.

Religion Non - denominational
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 350 students, including 250 full or weekly boarders.
Phone
+61 2 4******* +61 2 4860 2000
Address Range Road, Mittagong 2575
Email
registr*******
registrar@frensham.nsw.edu.au
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Home » Schools » LORETO NORMANHURST

LORETO NORMANHURST


Loreto Normanhurst is a leading Sydney, independent, Catholic day and boarding school for girls in Years 5 to 12 (boarding for girls in Years 7 to 12). Established in 1897, the school is part of a worldwide network of Loreto schools and is one of seven Loreto schools in Australia.
Facilities: Flexible learning spaces, chapel, ovals, tennis courts, basketball courts, gymnasium, computer rooms, visual arts centre, ceramics studio, drama theatre, health centre, learning resource centre, aquatic centre with 25-metre indoor swimming pool.

Electives Years 9 to 10: Agriculture, Commerce, Information and Software Technology, Dance, Design and Technology, Geography Elective, History Elective, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Visual Arts, Food Technology, Textiles Technology, French, Italian, Chinese, Music, Drama, Integrated Learning, Religious Education, Open High School.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Aboriginal Studies, Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Community and Family Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, Food Technology, Geography, Hospitality, Information Processes and Technology, Legal Studies, Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Standard, Mathematics Extension 1 and 2, Modern History, History Extension, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension, PDHPE, Physics, Investigating Science, Science Extension, Studies of Religion 1, Studies of Religion 2, Visual Arts, Visual Design, Textiles and Design, French Beginners, Italian Beginners, Chinese Beginners, French Continuers, Italian Continuers, Chinese Continuers, French Extension, Italian Extension, Vocational Educational courses through TAFE and OTEN.

Sport: Athletics, badminton, basketball, cheerleading, cricket, cross-country, recreational dance, equestrian, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, Pilates, rowing, rugby 7s, softball, snow sports, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, water polo.

Extra-curricular activities: Oratory: Debating, Mock Trial, Public Speaking; Drama: Private Speech and Drama, Shakespeare Carnival; Music: Primary School and High School music ensembles ie Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Strings, Vocal Ensembles, Private Music Lessons; Mission: Boarder Chapel and Friday Morning Communion Service Ensemble, Green Team Environment Group, JPIC Social Justice Group, Immersion Programs to Yarrabah and Dunnedoo – Loreto Rural Partnership; Primary Clubs and Teams; Sport and Activity Program including The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme; Future Problem-Solving Program; Clubs and Teams: AV Student Team, Chess & Strategic Games, Coding Club, Photography Club, Science Club Student Newspaper and Tech Hub.

Welfare and personal development: An adviser works with each student, guiding and tracking her progress across all areas of a holistic curriculum. In small and large groups, students learn and practise skills of self-awareness, motivation, empathy and relating to others within the ‘house curriculum’. The development of leadership skills is an important part of the community dimension and students are presented with opportunities and occasions to develop these skills. Loreto Normanhurst’s concern with social justice is integral to the school’s definition of who we are as a Catholic community in the Loreto tradition. The school’s Social Justice Program seeks to honour and embody the richness of this tradition and is informed by Catholic social teaching. Heads of House work with students to offer appropriate support and encouragement, and the Learning Enrichment team and Careers Advisers offer assistance concerning students’ tertiary study. Boarders also receive academic support in the boarding school, and have access to tutors during the week, a counsellor in the boarding school after hours and extended midweek opening hours in the Learning Resource Centre.

Special features: Loreto Normanhurst’s holistic curriculum has four key dimensions through which the life-long learning skills critical to life in the 21st century are taught, learned and practised. The Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model (LNSGM) is an award-winning model of education which develops students holistically in the areas of Faith, Academic, Community and Extracurricular dimensions (FACE) — and aims to provide a learning environment that encourages the development of skills of information and critical literacy and emotional intelligence.

Principal: Ms Barbara Watkins

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Religion Catholic
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Year 5 - Year 12
Enrolment 1100 students
Fees: Over 16k
$17,859 (Years 5 and 6), $22,374 (Years 7–10), $25,335 (Years 11 and 12). Boarding fees: $25,395 for Years 7–12 (in addition to tuition fees)
Phone
02 9487******* 02 9487 3488
Fax
02 9489******* 02 9489 2348
Address 91-93 Pennant Hills Road, Normanhurst NSW 2076
Email
enquiri*******
enquiries@loretonh.nsw.edu.au
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Home » Schools » MERIDEN

MERIDEN


Meriden is an Anglican day school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. Boys are also accepted in Pre-Kindergarten. The school is located in Strathfield and is very easily accessed by train and bus.

Meriden is an academic school that offers a high-quality balanced education for young women. Founded in 1897, it is one of Sydney’s leading independent schools. The school is characterised by outstanding academic performance, an innovative and challenging curriculum, a supportive learning environment and a wide range of sport, music and co-curricular opportunities. Meriden is centred on the Christian faith as expressed in the Anglican tradition, yet is open to all and respectful of other faiths.

Facilities: Meriden comprises three adjacent campuses — Lingwood (Pre-K and K), Junior School (1 to 6) and Senior School (7 to 12). Facilities include Sports Centre, heated pool, libraries at each campus, two auditoriums, maths learning centre, music and performing arts centres, design and technology centre, pottery studio, multimedia facilities.

Technology: At Meriden, technology is used to develop young women who are well-informed, critical thinkers. The school is well equipped with computers, tablets, laptops, interactive whiteboards, AV equipment, sophisticated multimedia equipment, ICT-focused libraries and a multitude of learning software, resources, applications and reference media.

Sport: Athletics, badminton, basketball, cross-country, diving, hockey, netball, football (soccer), swimming, tennis, touch football, volleyball, water polo.

Co-curricular activities: Tennis Academy, Music Academy, ambassadors, cadets, chess club, coding club, maker club, STEM club, philosophy club, TED-Ed club, student Christian groups, debating, drama, speech, theatre sports, Cadets, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award , Interact, mock trial, student representative council, Tournament of Minds, concert band, choirs, chamber ensembles, wind, string and percussion ensembles, and two orchestras.

Welfare and personal development: At Meriden, every student is known and valued. All staff members play an active role in the pastoral care of students. A well-established pastoral care program and the services of a chaplaincy team and school counsellor ensure students have a sound support network.

Special programs: In addition to Gifted and Talented and Academic Support programs, Meriden offers special programs that cater for the needs of elite sports students and talented musicians.

From the school: Meriden enjoys a fine academic record and consistently high places in HSC rankings. The priority at our school is high-quality teaching and learning. Through an innovative curriculum, excellent resources and well-qualified and dedicated teachers, each girl’s individual learning style is catered for, and each girl is strongly supported in her learning. Simultaneously, the girls are encouraged in other areas of their learning, including music, debating, drama, sport, personal development and community service. Meriden offers a well-rounded and holistic education, producing well-informed and talented citizens.

Principal: Dr Julie Greenhalgh

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Religion Anglican
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1,500 students
Fees: Over 16k
$19,950 (Kindergarten) - $33,240 (Year 12)
Phone
(61 2) ******* (61 2) 9752 9444
Address 3 Margaret Street, Strathfield NSW 2135
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Home » Schools » THE SCOTS COLLEGE

THE SCOTS COLLEGE


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The Scots College is a distinctive Australian school that defends the honourable traditions, adventures and learning of boys. It exists to inspire boys to learn, lead and serve as they strive for excellence together. Scots has been raising fine young men since 1893 from Sydney, New South Wales and many different nations from around the world.

The college is committed to developing a culture of high expectations that nourishes the development of creative, confident, accomplished young men. As a boys’ school, it acknowledges the importance of student engagement, of challenge and active learning opportunities. Learning experiences are increasingly personalised — shaped in response to boys’ stages of development rather than their age or year level.

Scots boys are encouraged to develop a ‘growth mindset’ understanding the diverse and dynamic nature of intelligence. They all need security, support, confidence in themselves and belief in the power of their own commitment to their learning. Information communication and video conferencing technologies are used to enhance collaboration and the authenticity of learning experiences, provide flexibility, extending learning opportunities and supporting targeted learning interventions.

Strong and positive values are important to the college. It aims to build a culture of respect in our community towards God, others, self and the environment by aligning its policies and practices with Christian principles.

The Scots Advantage is that boys will have, from the very earliest years, a variety of pathways that will allow them to express and develop their gifts and talents, within a holistic philosophy of education — Brave Hearts, Bold Minds. Physically, boys have a range of sports and individually tailored challenges in order to develop confidence, team spirit, and their leadership potential. Spiritually, boys are challenged to think about the big questions and how these relate to their lives, relationships, and ethical dispositions. Academically, boys can choose from a range of pathways which will take them through to the highest recognised university entry points, through alternative access schemes, or into industry and professional life in ways which best suit their learning aspirations.

The Scots College offers the Board of Studies-mandated curriculum across Years 7 and 8 with a choice of languages available — Chinese, French, Indonesian and Latin.

All Year 9 students participate in a residential Outdoor Education Program for two terms at the Glengarry campus in Kangaroo Valley. Glengarry is renowned for providing generations of defining moments for boys as they grow into men.

In Years 9 and 10, students pursue their chosen courses (selected in Year 9) and in addition they are presented with English, History and Geography. A comprehensive Careers Education Program is also introduced in Year 10 to support the boys in selecting an appropriate direction for their senior years at The Scots College.

In Years 11 and 12, Scots’ students are able to choose from a range of HSC subject options designed to meet their specific needs and interests. The college also offers Board of Studies Endorsed Vocational Courses such as Construction plus access to VET courses at TAFE.

Scots encourages boys to expand their horizons and  can provide them with specialist courses at tertiary education institutions, including Distinction Courses.

The Scots College’s innovative personalised learning programs support every boy at every stage of development. One such program is the Honours program, offering tailored educational pathways for students from Transition through to Year 12 who have demonstrated excelled aptitude in the classroom.

The Preparatory School Honours Program delivers significantly differentiated courses in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and the basic tools of effective thinking, Thinking Skills.

The Honours Quest is a new approach to Honours in the Senior School, where students aim to achieve Honours in an entire faculty, rather than in single subjects. The faculties at Scots are Applied Science, Humanities, and Creative Arts.

Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Boy
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1800 students
Phone
02 9391******* 02 9391 7600
Address Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023
Email
recepti*******
reception@tsc.nsw.edu.au
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Home » Schools » WENONA

WENONA


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Since Wenona was established in 1886 under the motto Ut prosim, that I may serve, the school has sought to support, educate and inspire students to become confident young women who will revel in the challenges ahead of them.

Wenona passionately believe in the effectiveness of girls’ education to empower young women to develop their strengths and talents. All staff are themselves life-long learners, equipped to bring out the best in their students, both pastorally and academically. They believe in the value of each girl, and are committed to their growth, from youngest years, through adolescence to their final examinations, valedictory and life beyond school.

Impressive academic performance is achieved when girls are engaged and supported. Specialist educators cater for the varying needs of students, and Wenona’s Educational Support Services team work with parents, class teachers and specialist teachers to enable all students to achieve their potential and experience a sense of belonging and personal success.

Wenona’s Design Thinking approach to learning develops the capacity for creativity and innovation, drawing from various disciplines and honing critical thinking and collaboration.

Wenona was the first girls’ school in NSW to offer Engineering Studies as an HSC subject, and has its own STEM elective for girls in Years 9 and 10. Student-run interest groups including a Space Science Club, Maker Club, Car Restoration Club and Years 5 and 6 Robotics run regularly.

Wenona’s Evening Study Centre is available to senior students to provide a study and research space that is supported by academic staff four evenings per week.

Subject offerings are wide and include a choice of five languages. Extension options for English, Mathematics, History, Music and some languages are available for Preliminary and HSC courses. The Wenona website offers more detail on the range of subjects in Junior School, Middle School and Senior College.

Wenona also offers a healthy environment, with rich opportunities beyond classrooms.  Through involvement in sport, debating, cadets, creative and performing arts, leadership and service, girls discover their creativity, teamwork, work/life balance and other life lessons they will take with them after graduating. A range of co-curricular sports is available and girls participate in IPSHA and IGGSA competitions. There are a number of extra-curricular sport lessons available in Swimming, Gymnastics, Tennis, Diving, Fencing, Pilates and more.

Wenona has a strong sense of community, and aims to instill in students a sense of hope, purpose and service. The school aims to see its ‘renaissance women’ graduating from Wenona as intelligent, gracious, compassionate and capable adults, filled with a sense of humour and a capacity for adventure. Service Learning is embedded in the curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12, and is always age-appropriate to foster an awareness of the needs of others at home, at school, in Australia and overseas. Wenona’s global service learning adventures are inspiring, with young women from Year 9 to Year 12 able to contribute to communities in remote Australia, Asia, South America, Africa and Europe.

With a series of engaging camps and adventure trails, girls from Year 3 through to Year 12 discover the power of self-reliance and motivation as they step outside their comfort zones in Outdoor Education activities which might include Abseiling, Canoeing, Canyoning, Rock Climbing and Mountain Biking. Wenona supports The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for girls from Year 9.

The goal is for each Wenona girl to go from strength to strength, develop courage and resilience, and have a strong sense of self, so they can go on to shape their worlds into the future.

Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1100 students
Phone
+61 2 9******* +61 2 9409 4495 (enrolments)
Address 176 Walker Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Email
enrolme*******
enrolments@wenona.nsw.edu.au
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Home » Schools » CRANBROOK

CRANBROOK


Cranbrook School was founded in 1918 in order to uphold the great tradition of a liberal educational philosophy, and continues to do so by instilling, and supporting the development of academic rigour.

Cranbrook’s vision and mission: Cranbrook’s vision is to be a world-class school which encourages and enables all of students to explore, enjoy and fulfil their potential. Staff lead students to discover and make the most of their talents, give of their best and thrive in and love the pursuit of excellence.

The school energises the educational environment by offering a rich and distinctive schooling both within and beyond the curriculum and give powerful pastoral support. Staff uphold the character of the school’s Anglican foundation in order to promote the moral and spiritual development of each student and foster the principles of service.

Cranbrook builds resilience and confidence so that each student can face the challenges of the 21st century with personal confidence, intellectual versatility, academic hunger and optimism. Staff inspire and support them to respect the integrity of differences, lead adventurous, courageous and generous lives contributing to the betterment of society.

The 2017 boys achieved outstanding HSC results, receiving 274 merits including 64
in Mathematics courses and 37 in English Advanced. Two Cranbrook boys achieved the highest honour, coming first in their course and top of the State and second in the State respectively for English Extension 1 and Mathematics General 2. Of the 2017 cohort, 107 were placed on the Distinguished Achievers List in at least one subject.

Cranbrook’s all-round ethos was reflected in the fact that many of the school’s most successful candidates, including the Dux of the school, were not only great scholars but talented sportsmen, musicians and overall contributors to the spirit of the school.

Curriculum: Cranbrook offers the International Baccalaureate’s MYP program for Years 7
to 10. The Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabus requirements are fully delivered within an MYP context. It builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed by the IB Primary Years Program currently being delivered by Cranbrook Pre-schools and Cranbrook Junior School. The MYP comprises eight mandatory subject groups. In Years 7–8 students will study mandated courses in each of these subject groups, and in Years 9–10 students are able to adopt a more individual pattern of study with elective courses.  In Years 11–12 Cranbrook offers the NSW HSC as the leaving credential.

As a school, Cranbrook places great importance on the enduring value of the arts. Participation in these programs aims to develop skills in leadership, performance, creativity and decision-making. Staff engender a love of the arts in children from Pre-school through to Year 12 and firmly believe that creativity is a process which must be stimulated, encouraged and nurtured.

Sport: Physical fitness and mental agility go hand in hand, reinforcing an acuteness of perspective. The Cranbrook School sports program is both deep and wide, and one of inclusiveness, opportunity, and competition. Staff encourage the balance between the team and the individual within each sport as well as place great importance on the ongoing cultivation of skills, training and conditioning. Weekend competitions are arranged with other schools in most major sports, including AFL, basketball, cricket, cross-country, football, rowing, rugby union, sailing, skiing, swimming and tennis.

Co-curricular activities: AV club, bands, ceramics, chess, choir, debating, drama and music productions, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, ensembles, lunchtime concerts, Open Day hosting, orchestras, outdoor education programmes, photography club, production crew, public speaking, robotics, Student Representative Council, theatre sports, Explorers and Travellers Overseas Partnership, and magazine editing. All boys in Years 7 to 12 are encouraged to be actively involved in community service.

Pastoral care: The program recognises that the promotion of student wellbeing and a safe and secure learning environment that challenges, encourages and supports all students is fundamental to the achievement of the school’s aims. It promotes a whole-school approach and supports other initiatives to create an environment in which students feel safe, valued, engaged and purposeful.

Boarding: Boarding offers a powerful and remarkably contemporary form of schooling. Being at the centre of school life gives an experience filled with valuable activities and engagements: living, and working, alongside peers and mentors enables the growth both
of self-belief and of inter-personal skills.  The boarding houses have undergone a renovation befitting their heritage building and spectacular setting. The renovations have reinvigorated boarding at Cranbrook and reaffirmed the school’s commitment to this important aspect of Cranbrook life.

Facilities: The Junior School campus was opened in 2011 and is an inspiring campus with purpose-built educational facilities which include a library, art rooms, a music centre, IT and science laboratories, a double gymnasium and tennis courts. The Senior School is housed in modern classroom blocks, has 21st-century IT resources and sporting fields, an indoor swimming pool, a gymnasium and a strength and conditioning centre. This campus is in the process of an exciting redevelopment that will provide senior students with a world-class learning environment. Cranbrook’s Year 12 college is an excellent working environment
for the school’s most senior students as they prepare for their final year examinations. Modelled on a university college, the Year 12 college eases the transition between and school and university introducing the boys to life as part of a community of scholars.

Enrolment: Approximately 1400 students (Kindergarten to Year 12) including 70 secondary boarders. There are also 120 places in two co-educational Pre-schools (across two, three and five-day programs).

Principal: Mr Nicholas Sampson.

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Religion Anglican
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Boy
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1400 students across P-12
Phone
(02) 93******* (02) 9327 9100
Address Cranbrook Senior School: 5 Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023; Cranbrook Junior School: 6 Kent Road, Rose Bay NSW 2029
Email
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cranbrook@cranbrook.nsw.edu.au
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Home » Schools » TRINITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL

TRINITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL


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The mission of Trinity Grammar School is to help boys discover their innate talents and unlock their full potential within the context of a supportive Christian environment. Centrally located in Sydney’s Inner West, Trinity Grammar School celebrates its ethnic, religious, and geographic diversity. For more than a century, the school has guided boys to grow in mind, body and spirit and knows what boys need to truly flourish and succeed.

Your son will be guided and mentored by a dedicated and skilled staff that is committed to ensuring your son is well supported and encouraged to reach his full potential. By getting to know your son’s unique abilities and hopes, he will be understood and inspired in Trinity’s unique way.

From Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, Trinity’s thorough and challenging curriculum is delivered by highly specialised and passionate teachers who get to know each student and make learning engaging and exciting.

Trinity empowers boys to pursue their passions, whether it be in academics, sport, creative arts or performing arts. It is one of only nine schools in the world to be accredited as a World Academy of Sport Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC). This allows the school to provide flexibility and support for exceptional student athletes to study the IB Diploma over a period of up to four years rather than the standard two years.

With a reputation forged on outstanding academic results and arguably the most extensive curriculum of non-selective independent boys’ schools in NSW, Trinity offers your son a wealth of subjects to choose from.

Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 adopts the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) based on an inquiry learning model. Your son will pursue his own interests and make meaningful connections with what he is learning to his home, the community and the world.

Years 7 to 10 offer the standard subjects in addition to Latin, French, German, Classical Greek, Information and Software Technology, Commerce, Music, Graphics Technology and more. Years 11 and 12 offer Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Entertainment Industry, French, Hospitality, Information Processes and Technology and more.

As an alternative to the HSC, Trinity offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), which is a two-year rigorous international academic curriculum. Subjects include a first and second language, Humanities, Science, Mathematics and an elective subject. In addition, students undertake unique courses such as Psychology and Theory of Knowledge.

Trinity Grammar School, which commenced the IB program in NSW in 1998, delivers the widest range of HSC and IB subject choices in NSW with dedicated classes and experienced IB teachers, and has consistently achieved outstanding results.

As an alternative to the HSC or IB Diploma, Trinity, as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO code 91644), offers boys in Years 11 and 12 a unique vocational pathway with VET Certificate II courses in Construction Pathways, Electrotechnology and Hospitality, and Certificate III courses in Information Digital Media Technology and Entertainment.

Encompassing school-based traineeships, these courses are exclusive to Trinity and provide boys with both vocational training and an ATAR. Additionally, there is a national-accredited Certificate II Leadership Through Cadets course, the only one of its kind in Australia. This means boys may access demanding and challenging courses that promise real academic accomplishment achievable through hard work and good teaching.

The school’s state-of-the-art Field Studies Centre, located near Huskisson, aims to bring boys out of their urban surroundings to learn about the local area and their responsibilities as custodians of the unique bush environment. The Field Studies program further enhances the school’s ‘best practice’, holistic approach to boys’ education and allows for integration of skills such as problem solving, organisation, teamwork, leadership and judgement as well as academic and physical pursuits.

Trinity Education Support Services (TESS) provides integrated support to students with special needs across all campuses. The team consists of registered psychologists, specialist teachers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and teacher’s aides.

With a wide-ranging curriculum that caters for all students, your son has his best chance of realising his potential, passions and purpose in life, at Trinity Grammar School.

To learn more about the Trinity difference visit the website.

Religion Christian
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Boy
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 2150 students
Fees: Over 16k
$17,700 to $32,620
Phone
02 9581******* 02 9581 6000
Address Junior/Middle/Senior School 119 Prospect Road Summer Hill NSW 2130; Preparatory School 115-125 The Boulevarde Strathfield NSW 2135
Email
enrol@t*******
enrol@trinity.nsw.edu.au
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Home » Schools » ABBOTSLEIGH

ABBOTSLEIGH


Abbotsleigh is one of the oldest girls’ schools in Australia. Founded in 1885 by the educational pioneer Miss Marian Clarke, Abbotsleigh is committed to academic achievement, innovation and educational best practice. Inspirational, forward-thinking teachers create learning experiences that are innovative, challenging, varied and fun.

The school provides a holistic education underpinned by the Christian faith, helping girls thrive today and tomorrow. Its aim is to deliver a deeper learning that educates and empowers the ‘whole girl’, so she can unleash her potential within and way beyond the classroom. Abbotsleigh inspires girls to strive for excellence within and beyond the classroom. The school grows resilient, independent, confident and compassionate girls who believe they are capable of anything. Encouraging them to act now, staff empower girls to make a real difference. Learning to serve and inspire the community, these girls become strong global citizens and courageous, socially responsible leaders. Educational research underpins and is used to measure the effectiveness of all teaching and learning programs. Abbotsleigh also incorporates a purpose built Early Learning Centre for boys and girls up to the age of five.

Facilities: Abbotsleigh’s extensive grounds and well-equipped school buildings include a memorial chapel; Senior and Junior assembly halls; a concert hall; a design and technology centre; tennis courts; three ovals on the two sites; the Abbotsleigh Research Centre in the Senior school; two well-equipped and modern libraries; a gymnasium and an indoor aquatic centre with training, diving and water polo facilities; and an art gallery open to the public. In 2015 the school opened a new sports precinct incorporating a multipurpose sports hall, two dance studios, fitness rooms, an all-weather sports field and ample under-cover parking. Specialist facilities are provided for science, art, music, drama, physical education, multimedia and computing. Years 11 and 12 have their own senior studies centre. Electives Years 9 and 10: Chinese, Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Elective Geography, Elective History, French, German, Information Software Technology, Latin, Music, Photographic and Digital Media, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Visual Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics, Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth and Environmental Science), Chinese Continuers, French Continuers, German Continuers, Japanese Beginners, Latin Continuers, Drama, PD/Health/PE, Modern History, Ancient History, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Visual Arts, Music 1 and 2, Design and Technology, Software Design and Development, and Studies of Religion.

Sport: Hockey, basketball, tennis, cricket, softball, athletics, cross country, swimming, diving, water polo, netball, badminton, sailing, touch football, football, gymnastics, equestrian, snow sports, sport aerobics, golf, strength and conditioning, and others.

Welfare and personal development: Girls are nurtured in courage and leadership to assist them in making meaningful future contributions to local, national and international communities. The school provides a stimulating and progressive learning program to develop the levels of academic performance required for tertiary studies. A peer support system, counselling and involvement of parents are integral to the school’s academic care programs. Girls are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities including The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Crusaders, Service Learning and community projects, school newspaper, debating, international exchanges, public speaking, art, music, drama and sports activities available through the AbbSchool extended tuition programs. By giving every girl the opportunity to do more, she has the ability to be more.

From the school: The school has sustained a reputation for excellent academic results and our educational philosophy also recognises that education includes more than academic excellence, so we focus on developing girls’ gifts and talents as well as their character while ensuring care and support for their social and emotional wellbeing.

Famous ex-students: Dr Louise Halliday (Antarctic explorer), Dr Jill Ker Conway AC (author and academic), Mrs Gabrielle Kibble AO (Head of the NSW Planning Authority), Sue Walpole (ex-Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner), Philippa Smith (Ombudsman), Pauline Griffin (Pro Chancellor of ANU), Ruth Sanger (haematologist), Linda Cropper (actress), Georgie Parker (actress), Louise Cox (President International Institute of Architects), Grace Cossington Smith (artist), Janet Laurence (internationally represented artist), Belinda Luscombe (New York journalist), Penny Figgis AM (environmentalist), Carolyn Davies AM (founder Opportunity Cambodia), Jennifer Rowe (Emily Rodda — author), Cathy Wilcox (cartoonist), Kathleen McCredie AM, Merilee Roberts and Freda Whitlam (former heads of independent girls’ schools)

Headmistress: Mrs Megan Krimmer

Religion Anglican
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1490
Phone
Colleen******* Colleen: 02 9473 7744
Address 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga NSW 2076
Email
registr*******
registrar@abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au
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Home » Schools » THE HILLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL

THE HILLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL


Hills Grammar is a school that is truly independent, intentionally co-educational, proudly diverse and inclusive with no religious affiliation. It is a Pre K to Year 12 School located in Kenthurst, part of Sydney’s growing Hills District. With intentionally small class sizes and peer groups, Hills Grammarians receive personalised attention and individualised learning.

Facilities: Set on 18.4 hectares of magnificent bushland, facilities include: fully equipped multipurpose hall with gymnasium and weight training area; amphitheatre, performance centre, music complex, drama theatre and workshop spaces; state-of-the-art science and HSIE facilities; art rooms, studio and gallery; Centre for Innovation & Creativity, Senior Resources Study Centre and library; canteen; Tennis Centre which features two plexipave hardcourts and four synthetic grass courts; a fully lit Sports Precinct including an international-sized oval, and four multipurpose courts and a Sports Pavilion.

Core subjects Years 7 to 8: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography,
PD/Health/PE, Languages (French, Japanese, Latin), Music, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Visual Arts, Drama, Technology (Mandatory).

Core subjects Years 9 and 10: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, PD/Health/PE Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Food Technology, Information Software and Technology, Languages (French, Japanese, Latin), Music, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Visual Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English (all levels), Mathematics (all levels), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies, Ancient History, Modern History, Geography, History Extension, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension, Visual Arts, Languages (French, Japanese, Latin — Continuers and Extension), Drama, PD/Health/PE, Information Processes and Technology, Design and Technology and Computer Applications / Visual Design.

Sport: Soccer, cricket, tennis, touch football, volleyball, swimming, netball, basketball, taekwondo, athletics, cross-country, surf life-saving, rugby, fencing, weight training, boot camp. Students also train for a broad range of inter-school team competitions.

Co-curricular program: The co-curricular program is an integral part of the whole school curriculum. It provides wonderful opportunities for students to further develop their skills and interests across a broad range of activities including Sport; Creative, Spoken and Performing Arts; Music; Leadership and Service Learning; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Outdoor Education. These activities take place before school, during lunch and after school with further weekend commitments in some areas. These include martial arts, camps, photography, music, fencing, debating, drama, choirs, orchestra, string ensemble, band, service learning, musicals, rhythmic gymnastics, cake decorating, ski trip, sailing trip, creative thinking and problem solving, environment clubs and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. There are extra costs for some of these activities.

Wellbeing and personal development: The extensive student wellbeing program is well resourced and forward thinking. The team includes Head of Student Wellbeing K-6, Head of Student Wellbeing 7-12, Head of Year 12, Head of Futures and Enterprise, Heads of House, House tutors, consultant psychologists, a strong peer leadership system and a student leadership committee. Knowing that graduates may change careers many times, the school promotes critical thinking skills, encourages curiosity and instils a deep love of learning. These qualities, above others, will aid Hills Originals as they enter the world beyond the school gates.

Special features: From Year 7, an Academic Honours Program offers flexible pathways of study for students with high ability in one or more of the following areas: Humanities (an integrated program of English, History and Latin), Mathematics and Science and Geography. Academic enrichment and extension are strong features of these programs, which are designed to value and nurture intellectual curiosity and prepare students for outstanding achievement at Higher School Certificate levels. Academic and Strive for Excellence (Music, Performing Arts and All Rounder) Scholarships may be offered each year to students entering Year 7 and Year 11. See the scholarships page on the website for more detailed information. Enrolment: 1100 students.

Principal: Mr Michael Smith.

Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls
Enrolment 1100 students
Phone
02 9654******* 02 9654 2111
Address 43 Kenthurst Road, Kenthurst 2156
Email
hg.enro*******
hg.enrolments@hillsgrammar.nsw.edu.au
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