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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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