Founded in 1887, Kambala caters for students from Preparatory (four year olds) to Year 12, with boarders generally entering the school from Year 7. Kambala is located on the rising shore above Rose Bay with a breathtaking view of Sydney Harbour.
Kambala offers a broad and holistic education, an excellent teacher-to-student ratio and the opportunity for students to truly excel. Kambala’s rich and varied programs, administered in a positive and supportive environment, inspire every student to realise her own purpose with integrity, passion and generosity. Kambala aspires to raise leaders of the future who are academically curious and intellectually brave.
Though non-selective, Kambala’s history of outstanding academic excellence is highly regarded. The Year 12 results consistently place Kambala in the top group of schools in New South Wales, a testament to the school’s educational practices and dynamic learning community.
Facilities: Located in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, students enjoy the open space of the oval and lawn areas as well as the beautiful landscaped grounds surrounding the iconic, heritage-listed Tivoli building. Flexible learning spaces are complemented by specialist areas for Design and Technology, Food Technology, Multimedia, Music, Science and Visual Arts. Boarding facilities provide opportunity for individual nurturing. Tivoli, the School’s Junior boarding house, is a communal environment where all rooms are shared. Tivoli caters for younger students with a well-resourced study section and spacious recreational living. Fernbank, the Senior boarding house, allows great privacy and independence where boarders develop the skills necessary for life after school.
Curriculum: The school offers a curriculum that provides a broad liberal education. A continuum of academic development is ensured with strong scholastic performance across all subject areas. The use of ICT to enhance learning is integrated within the curriculum. Students from Year 5 onwards have their own laptop.
Extensive use of specialist teachers at the Junior level is complemented by a wide range of subjects available to Senior students. The following subjects are available for students in Years 11 and 12 HSC: Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, English, Food Technology, French, Geography, IPT (Information Processes and Technology), Japanese, Latin, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Modern and Ancient History, Music, PDPHE, Physics, Visual Arts and all extension courses.
In Years 11 and 12, girls have the opportunity to complete either the NSW Higher School Certificate or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. IB subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Economics, English, French, Global Politics, History, Mandarin, Mathematical Studies, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Psychology, Spanish and Visual Arts.
Sport: Sport encourages mental and physical fitness and promotes working together cohesively within a team. A broad range of sporting disciplines is offered at Kambala including Athletics, Basketball, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Hockey, Learn to Sail, Netball, Snowsports, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Touch and Water Polo. Girls are strongly encouraged to play competitive sport and to make full use of the extensive range of sporting opportunities. Saturday sport is available but not compulsory. Specialists, including Olympic-level coaches, are employed to assist staff in the training of girls in all sports in both the Junior and Senior Schools.
Outside the classroom: Courses and activities offered in addition to the curriculum include Ceramics, Debating, Drama, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Future Problem Solving, Life Drawing, Mock Trial, Photography, Speech, Tournament of Minds and numerous orchestral and vocal ensembles.
The Junior School has extensive programs to allow students to follow their interests and passions. They encompass a variety of activities including Ballet, Chess, Gymnastics, Instrumental Music, Jazz, Mandarin, Swimming and Tennis. A variety of programs are led by Senior students including charity initiatives, the Student Representative Council, communication and environmental groups.
|Day/boarding||Day and Boarding|
|Years||Pre-Kindergarten - Year 12|
|Enrolment||900 students, including 100 boarders|
02 9388******* 02 9388 6777
02 9371******* 02 9371 8604
|Address||794 New South Head Road, Rose Bay 2029.|