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Producing a highly credible resource that enables parents to make an informed educational decision for their children remains the central focus of WhichSchool? magazine. In this issue, we hear from Margery Evans, Chief Executive of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW, who discusses the growth of independent schools, reflecting modern Australia’s increasing cultural, religious and philosophical diversity. When choosing a school for your child, there are numerous factors that need to be considered. At WhichSchool?, we understand there is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and we have laid out a range of options which aim to assist parents in making this imperative decision in our ‘Choosing the Right School’ feature. WhichSchool? is designed to be a resource that can be read, absorbed and used over an extended period to weigh up all the options to help ensure the best outcome for your child. From school management and facilities right through to values and philosophy, our directory provides insights from some of the state’s leading educators. To help make the right decision, we also host a website under the name School Compare, which allows parents to compare a school’s attributes that are most important to them. Visit the website: www.schoolcompare.com.au. We are proud to be part of your family’s educational journey.

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Choosing the right school

Principally Speaking: Pymble Ladies’ College

Margery Evans, The Association of Independent Schools, NSW





Meriden School

Barker College

William Clarke College

The McDonald College


Regular pages

Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle



Co-educational Schools


Catholic Diocese


Girls’ Schools


Independent Schools Directory





New South Wales Education News

State continues funding for independent schools The 2023-24 NSW Budget has maintained key funding arrangements that will help provide certainty for non-government schools, according to the Association of Independent Schools NSW (AISNSW). AISNSW chief executive Margery Evans said parent demand for new student places continues to grow strongly, with more than half of all additional students in NSW enrolling in independent schools since 2000. “The NSW Budget has provided capital grants of $17 million to be divided between the independent and Catholic sectors, as well as $15 million for preschools,” she said. “However, the ongoing high demand from parents for places, particularly in low-fee independent schools, means additional resources will be required to build the classrooms needed. “AISNSW will continue to work with the Government on ways to accommodate its strong, ongoing growth, including through improvements to the planning system.” Evans said the Budget prioritised initiatives for NSW government schools. “This is in line with the Minns Government’s pre-election commitments to boost public school infrastructure and increase salaries to address the teacher shortage, in a climate of redirecting education expenditure and reducing overall debt,” she said. “AISNSW’s pre-Budget engagement with the NSW Government emphasised the need to maintain recurrent funding arrangements for independent schools, ensure that the payroll tax exemption was not changed and that the Building Grants Assistance Scheme, whose future was uncertain prior to the election, was maintained. “I am grateful to Education Minister Prue Car for delivering on these outcomes and look forward to working closely with her to address other issues facing NSW schools and students.” AISNSW represents the 511 Independent schools in NSW, which educate 228,602 students (18.4 per cent of all students) and employ 30,000 teaching and non-teaching staff. New South Wales Treasurer Mr Daniel Mookhey delivered the 2023-24 Budget Speech on 19 September 2023. “Education has always been our secret superpower. It’s how we acquire the world-beating skills that we then use to unlock the magic circle of productivity

New South Wales Treasurer Mr Daniel Mookhey.

growth, that leads to investment growth, that lifts real wages as our national income climbs,” he said. However, Mookhey pointed out, the most recent NAPLAN results showed one out of every 10 children in Year 9 are not able to read or write to the minimum standard. Between 2006 and 2018, NSW students dropped from 6th to 22nd in the OECD in reading, from 9th to 30th in maths, and from 3rd to 23rd in science. “Falling education standards today is a recipe for economic decline tomorrow. So this Government is acting,” Mookhey said. “We make further progress in this Budget with $9.8 billion for school infrastructure, TAFE and pre-schools, including $3.5 billion to build 24 new and upgrade 51 schools in Western Sydney, $1.4 billion to build 19 new and upgrade 35 schools in regional New South Wales, and $769 million to fast track 100 new public preschools,” he said.

Record number of Experienced Teacher accreditations A record 345 independent school teachers across NSW have achieved their Experienced Teacher accreditation status this year. Experienced Teacher accreditation provides an opportunity for eligible teachers to have their expertise recognised and be accredited by the Independent Schools Teacher Accreditation Authority (ISTAA). Changes to the 2023 Experienced Teacher accreditation process offered teachers a more flexible and streamlined approach to showcase how their teaching practice is beyond the level of proficient. Key changes to the accreditation requirements included: • a principal attestation of a teacher’s practice which provides evidence for a significant portion of the Standard Descriptors • the introduction of a school-based lesson observation to provide evidence of a teacher’s


practice in the classroom • a reduced range of documentary evidence required to be submitted. Key changes to the process included an extended submission period to enable teachers to submit when they’re ready and get their result sooner, and holistic evidence review processes looking at a teacher’s evidence and annotations as a package. Ms Caraline Cloke, Head of Regulation and Accreditation at The Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW), commended the quality of submissions this year. “We clearly saw teachers embrace the opportunity to take a more flexible and holistic approach to the collation of their evidence to reflect their own context,” she said. “This resulted in teachers submitting more cohesive sets of evidence that demonstrated their in-depth knowledge of their students. It also showed their capacity to be able to adjust their practice to

meet the needs of their students at any given time.” Mr Douglas Melrose-Rae, AISNSW Associate Chief Executive, Regulation and Accreditation said it was wonderful to see so many teachers engaging in such considered reflection on their practice. “I give thanks to all of the principals, supervisors and school leaders who supported their colleagues to achieve Experienced Teacher accreditation,” he said. “The community spirit within and across Independent schools adds to the richness and quality of the education Independent school students receive.” One of the successful applicants from the 2023 cohort described their experience. They said: “Completing Experienced Teacher accreditation allowed me to refine my own teaching practice, collaborate more with colleagues to plan and inquire together as well as use evidence and research to align my evidence against the Standards.”

Education News

Shedding light on Catholic education in Australia Catholic education in Australia has faced significant challenges in recent years, with shifting attitudes towards traditional faith-based practices in schools and increasing pressure from governing bodies and policy makers. This has lead to a strong movement by Catholic educators to set clear priorities for faith-based education and fortify the values that underpin religious schooling. Earlier this year, National Catholic Education executive director Ms Jacinta Collins presented on the challenges and priorities of Catholic education at the NSW/ACT Religious Institute and Ministerial Public Juridic Person principals’ briefing. Collins said the current challenges facing education leaders across all sectors included principal wellbeing, a general decline in student learning outcomes and attendance rates, and slow progress on the National School Reform Agreement. “The strong growth in faith-based non-government schools across Australia in recent years, with enrolments increasing around 7.7 per cent from 2017-2022, tells a more positive story,” Collins said. “Catholic school enrolment is at record numbers with the highest number of students, staff and schools in our 200-year history with sustained demand for Catholic schools and Religious Institute and Ministerial Public Juridic Person (RI&MPJP) schools nationally.” While RI&MPJP schools only account for around 9.5 per cent of schools – they do account for 19 per cent student and over 21 per cent of all Catholic school staff, according to Collins. She also noted that Catholic schools currently lead attendance, retention and completion rates across all sectors. “In 2022, Catholic schools had higher than average school attendance for Years 1-10 students and the highest effective retention of Year 11 students transitioning to Year 12 than any other sector. In 2021 Catholic education had the highest proportion of secondary school completers awarded senior secondary certificates compared to other sectors,” she explained. She furthered that one of the NCEC’s priorities was to improve student learning outcomes, with 2022 NAPLAN results showing some encouraging results with improvement across all year levels in writing, with small gains in reading for Years 3 and 5 students nationally. “We know there is still a way to go to lift results for all schools and all students across all areas – which we are addressing through greater collaboration across the Catholic sector to understand the national picture and share expertise across the country to better serve the needs of students and teachers,” she said. According to Collins, this includes the establishment of a national Mathematics working group to identify, develop, evaluate, and share best practice in maths, along with the development of learning and teaching resources to support schools in improving learning and teaching. “The Commission’s Educational Excellence Standing Committee, comprised of Australian and international experts in the field of education, is supporting this work and advising the NCEC on leading excellence projects and initiatives,” she said. “This strategic work has included researching the needs of families; advocating for a fairer government funding model to ensure greater affordability; presenting the case for increased capital funding; and assisting Catholic systems to deliver increased early childhood education and care services.” Proposed reforms pose a challenge Another challenge facing the sector is the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) proposal reforms, highlighted Collins. “The proposed reforms seriously encroach on the ability of faith-based schools to do so in an authentic way by removing or severely restricting the ability of Catholic schools to prioritise the employment of staff and enrolment of students from our faith background, or to operate and teach in accordance with our Catholic ethos,” she said.

National Catholic Education executive director Ms Jacinta Collins.

“Our submission addresses the deficiencies in the ALRC consultation paper which represents an impoverished understanding of religious freedom and religious schools. The ALRC should go back to the drawing board and engage the expert panel for a fully developed understanding of religious freedom and the nature of religious schools.” “As outlined in the National Catholic Education’s submission to the inquiry, the ALRC’s consultation paper displays an impoverished understanding of religion and does not rise above the vague observation that ‘religion is of great importance in many people’s lives, and can be central to a person’s identity, sense of self, and purpose’,” Collins furthered, in a more recent address she delivered at Newman College in Melbourne. “While the paper acknowledges that religious schools are intended to teach students the beliefs, doctrines and religious practices of their respective faith traditions, it shows no proper understanding of how religious teaching, and a community of faith are connected or why they are important,” she said. Regarding access, Collins said that Catholic education had made strong gains in improving access to disadvantaged groups. “Since 2000, the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Catholic schools has increased by 195.2%, students with disability make up 20.6% of the students in our schools, 41.9% of Catholic school students are funded for socio-educational disadvantage and nearly 40% of Catholic schools are located in regional, rural and remote areas,” Collins said. She has maintained that the National Catholic Education Commission will continue to make the voices of people of faith heard and respected across the nation, to ensure the continued right to religious freedom in Australia. www.schoolcompare.com.au

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New South Wales Education News

Vocational Education growing in independent schools Participation in Vocational Education and Training (VET) continues to grow across the independent school sector. Data shows more independent school students are looking at the VET pathway into employment as a viable way to begin their careers based on their interests and skills. Currently, 5,931 independent students are enrolled in a VET course in NSW, which is a 31 per cent increase from last year. The Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW) Registered Training Organisation (RTO), which delivers a range of VET courses, will have up to 127 independent schools able to deliver VET courses onsite in 2024 – a jump from 114 in 2022 – across 130 sites. Of the afore mentioned 5,931 students, 3,620 are enrolled in an AISNSW RTO VET course, and of those, 763 are enrolled in multiple courses. The remaining students are enrolled in externally

Nearly 6,000 independent students are currently enrolled in a VET course in NSW.

delivered VET courses which offer even more pathway choices for students. With the removal of category A and B classifications on Higher School Certificate (HSC)

courses starting for Year 11 next year, students completing their HSC in 2025 will be able to have more than one VET course count toward their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). One school embracing VET as a pathway for its students is The King’s School, in Parramatta. “The ongoing demand for VET subjects at King’s is driven by a community recognition that these courses offer the most effective preparation for real-world experiences, work-ready qualifications, and practice-based learning for our students,” a spokesperson for the school said. “Our commitment as a school remains steadfast in providing an outstanding, relevant, and comprehensive education to best prepare our students for their future.” The AISNSW RTO team has expanded to four fulltime consultants and one full-time administration officer, available to help support schools in offering VET courses.

Independent students recognised for community service Eleven independent school students were among a group of 25 students in NSW to receive the Youth Community Service Award, announced earlier this year. The Youth Community Service Award is conducted annually by the NSW Branch of the Order of Australia Association. The Award recognises community service by individual students that would not normally be recognised by their school systems, which usually reward academic, sporting and leadership achievements. Nominees from all three school sectors were recommended to receive the Award in a ceremony at NSW Government House and each student was presented a trophy and commendation by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of New South Wales. The independent school students who received

an award in 2023 were: • Sienna Arena-Milne – Northholm Grammar School • Avery Benbow – Loreto Normanhurst • Ruby Bron – Santa Sabina College • Adie Connor – Queenwood • Milly Dunbar – St Columba Anglican School • Dylan Farr – Knox Grammar School • Zane Fingleson – GOAL College • Edward Schamschula – Masada College • Kohen Hiscock – Penrith Christian School • Isabelle Jaffrey – Loreto Kirribilli • Lachlan Middlemiss – St Philip’s Christian College Gosford Nominations were sought from 954 NSW High School Principals whose schools offer the NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or IB (International Baccalaureate) programs.

Nominations are considered by a judging panel of three Order of Australia recipients, with 25 students selected and recommended for the Award.

Youth Community Service Award ceremony at NSW Government House in September.

Auslan syllabus released to NSW schools The first Auslan (Australian Sign Language) syllabus for primary and secondary students has been released to NSW schools. The new syllabus for K-10 students was developed in consultation with the deaf community, teachers, students and parents and allows students to learn a valuable communication skill. Teachers will have up to a year in extra time to plan and prepare before the syllabus is taught in classes from the start of 2026. The new syllabus was launched officially at an event at Parliament


House attended by the Minister, representatives from the school sectors, students and Auslan advocates including entertainer Emma Watkins. Auslan is an optional course and decisions to teach the syllabus will be made by schools in consultation with the deaf community. NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning Ms Prue Car commented on the new syllabus announcement. “As well as beginning learners of Auslan, this new syllabus will give students who are first language

Auslan users the opportunity to formally study the language of their community, and I am delighted to see it being released to NSW schools,” she said. “NSW offers one of the most comprehensive school languages curriculum in the world and I am committed to exploring how we can make that even better, in a way that is accessible for all students. “Studying a language at school gives students the skills to participate in our linguistically dynamic world and improves broader communication and literacy skills.”

Education News

Non-government schools shine in national awards Non-government schools and teachers in NSW were recognised with multiple awards at the 2023 Australian Education Awards, held in August in Sydney, including the much-lauded Australian School Principal of the Year Award. In the Individual Awards, Head of Barker College, Mr Phillip Heath AM, was named School Principal of the Year (non-government) and Australian School Principal of the Year. Anglican co-educational primary school Claremont College Principal, Mr Doug Thomas, was named winner of the Primary School Principal of the Year (non-government) and an Excellence Awardee for Australian School Principal of the Year. In the Curriculum Awards, Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School won the Best Use of Technology Award and its Early Learning Centre won the Innovation In Learning Environment Design Award. Each year, the Australian Education Awards showcase the top performing schools and school leaders for their outstanding achievements and transformative work that makes a profound difference to the lives of young people across Australia.

Describing its principal as “the consummate planner”, Barker College said Australian School Principal of the Year Mr Phillip Heath understands that the future belongs to those who prepare for it. “He works extremely well in partnership with the Council of Barker College to deliver the Mission and Vision of the School which is expressed in Christian endeavour and is characterised by ‘inspiring hope’ beyond the North Shore, beyond Sydney, beyond Australia, to a global level,” the college said. “Always energetic and consistently forwardthinking, Mr Heath’s leadership brings a first-rate school education to Barker’s students and enables a vibrant community to flourish so that it is a place of belonging for all.” Heath is the ninth principal of Barker College in its 133-year-history and has been principal for 10 years. He has led the college’s transition to become fully co-educational, from pre-kindergarten to Year 12, and established three Indigenous school campuses during his tenure; Darkinjung Barker on the NSW Central Coast, Ngarralingayil Barker in the Lower Hunter, and Dhupuma Barker in northeast Arnhem Land.

Barker College principal Mr Phillip Heath at the 2023 Australian Education Awards. Image credit: Barker College

NSW student accepted into The Royal Ballet School Year 10 student Henry Burgess has followed in the footsteps of The McDonald College alumni, joining The Royal Ballet School in London in September this year. For aspiring classical ballet dancers, gaining a coveted place in The Royal Ballet School in London is a pivotal moment at the beginning of their career. Admission to the school is based purely on talent and potential, regardless of academic ability or personal circumstances. Every year thousands of dancers from all over the world audition. After auditioning in Brisbane, Burgess was one of 12 boys aged 15-18 invited to the finals in London. He was subsequently offered a place to commence studies at The Royal Ballet School in September 2023. “I am proud to have represented The McDonald College. I am grateful to my teachers. I’ve put in a lot of hard work. But if it wasn’t for my teachers and my family, I simply wouldn’t be here,” he said. The McDonald College Principal Ms Maxine Kohler said the college is incredibly proud of Henry. “It’s been such a pleasure to watch him grow as a strong, technical, and artistic dancer under the tutelage of our world-class teachers.” Dance alumni from The McDonald College include Rohan Furnell, Hugo Humapit, Daniel Idaszak and Amanda McGuigan at The Australian Ballet; Serena Green and Alexander Idaszak at Queensland Ballet; Dimitri Kleioris and Simon Plant at Sydney Dance Company; Emily Flannery and Glory TuohyDaniell at Bangarra Dance Theatre; Harrison Lee at The Royal Ballet London, and Lachlan Monaghan at Birmingham Royal Ballet. As a child, Burgess was athletic and loved sports. At the age of six, he started dancing hip-hop with friends for fun. “I took my first class in classical ballet and loved it. But I remember telling mum I didn’t want to go back because I was the only boy. She encouraged me to give it another chance,” he said. “It was the teachers at my local dance studio who suggested my artistry would be best nurtured at The McDonald College. Mum and I came to a Junior School performance showcase. We were blown away by the talent of the kids. I

Teachers at Henry Burgess’ local dance studio suggested his talent would be best nurtured at The McDonald College.

attended a Trial Day and started at the College when I was in Year 5.” The McDonald College is an independent, non-denominational, coeducational K – 12 school in North Strathfield, NSW. It offers a range of programs in performing arts and elite sports including acting, classical ballet, contemporary dance, commercial dance, music, musical theatre, technical production, elite tennis, and rhythmic gymnastics. Its unique partnerships with Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), Sydney Dance Company, Voyager Tennis Academy, and Synergy Gymnastics Academy offer students professional pathways with industry training of the highest calibre. “Ultimately, I would love to earn a place in the Royal Ballet Company, alongside other Australian male dancers. To work with Steven McRae, who is an idol of mine, or Harrison Lee, a McDonald College alumnus, would be phenomenal. These men are the reason I keep working towards my goals,” Burgess said. www.schoolcompare.com.au

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This magazine is your guide to non-government schools in NSW and the broad range of learning options they provide. To help you make the right choice for your child’s education, WhichSchool? has compiled information on what to consider when choosing a school for your child. With hundreds of private schools in Sydney alone, knowing where to start can be difficult for many parents. It is important to be organised in advance to ensure the selection process is as smooth as can be. Your child’s schooling is vital to their future and selecting the right school is a decision that shouldn’t be rushed. To help with your decision-making process, we have compiled a list of factors to consider.

Talk to Your Child Before you go out to ask questions and obtain information on various schools, you first need to study your own child.


When you consider the personality traits, strengths and weaknesses of your child, you will clearly see that there are specific things that a school must provide for your child to learn most effectively and happily.

Open Days and School Visits Most schools hold at least one open day per year where you will be able to chat with the principal or headmaster, teachers, students, as well as other parents and prospective parents. Many schools also offer opportunities for parents to visit during regular school hours. Although much of the information you need in order to make a

decision can be found online or in brochures, there are some things, such as playground facilities that you may like to see in person.

School Management and Facilities Do you get a sense that the school focuses on the future? Consider the vision that the school has for its future and whether it seems well managed. See what the principal or headmaster is like. Are they respected by the school community? Do they have good people management skills? Also, look at the school’s rules. Are they clearly stated, positive and well enforced? Are students encouraged to become involved in leading the

RIGHT school school? Are parents encouraged to get involved in helping to develop school policies? What role does the school play in the local community? What unique facilities and resources does the school possess? Are before or after-school programs available? In what ways is technology used within the classroom? Is the school currently investing in new facilities that will be in use during your child’s education? Does the school offer external campuses or a sister school? What is the school’s computer policy?

Teachers and Teaching Does the staff comprise of committed and effective teachers? Examine teacher-student relationships. Is there genuine warmth and respect between teachers and students? Look at the school’s teaching methods and determine whether these are aligned to your child’s talents, strengths and interests. Do the teachers use different types of learning strategies (e.g. auditory, visual and tactile/kinaesthetic) in order to allow the children to maximise their learning style strengths? If your child has special learning needs, do you need a school with a remedial education program? Does the school provide integration aides and other allied specialists (e.g. speech pathologists, language and literacy experts)?

Academic Performance and Student Life Look at the admission and selection criteria of the school, and whether there are particular subjects where it records its best results. How does it rank against other schools in the area? Does the school tend to channel children into academic or vocational streams? What are the school’s policies regarding gifted or special needs children? What are the advantages of the school’s size? What are the class sizes? Is there a maximum number of students allowed in each class? Is the school co-ed or single sex? If co-ed, what is the gender balance of classes? How multicultural is the school? Are there peer-support programs to help new students fit in? How are positive, healthy relationships and friendships among students encouraged? What is the external reputation of the students? Is the school intellectually competitive? Will your child be sufficiently challenged? What proportion of students go on to study at university?

The Curriculum and Extra-Curricular Activities As Australia’s population becomes increasingly diverse, technologies more sophisticated and the demands of the workplace more complex, independent schools are supplementing the national curriculum framework in a number of different ways.

Your first step is to consider the finer points of a school’s curriculum and the skills that its graduates are known for, and whether or not these are in line with your own child’s unique strengths and interests. You may also like to consider whether co-curricular activities will fit easily into your family’s routine. Do you want your child to have access to community initiatives or overseas travel? Will the school encourage parents to get involved in school excursions? What languages are offered by the school?

Costs Does the school offer financial assistance in the form of scholarships or bursaries and could your child qualify? Besides tuition fees, are there other courserelated costs or extra-curricular costs that you may need to consider? Does the school facilitate a carpooling program? Is the school’s location accessible by frequent public transport? Are there safe cycling roads on your route to the school?

School Values Are the school’s religious and philosophical outlooks and practices the same as your own? How are morals and ethics taught within the school? How do teachers handle bullying? What is the school’s disciplinary policy? Is there a counsellor or nurse on-site?

Two-Way Communication When it comes to making decisions, how do teachers interact with parents and students to get them involved? How will your child’s progress and assessment be reported to you? Is there a Parent Teacher Association? How many parents are active? Does the school rely on only the teacher for delivering lesson plans and homework or is there also a website or some such communication that enables students, and perhaps their parents, to access lesson plans, progress reports and homework tasks?

Remember, IT’S UP TO YOU

Pymble Ladies’ College

The ‘best’ school for your child is generally the one that provides them with a sound education and an environment in which to become a creative, reflective and critical thinker, make friends, feel safe and thrive. The right school is the one that is the right fit for your child. It may not necessarily be the right fit for another child. It is only when you are armed with knowledge that you can go forth and make an informed and confident choice.


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Pymble Ladies’ College Dr Kate Hadwen, Principal of Pymble Ladies’ College.




WhichSchool? magazine talks to Dr Kate Hadwen, Principal of Pymble Ladies’ College, about how the school equips its students to change the world in a positive and meaningful way. What is the school’s philosophy? We believe girls can do anything they put their minds to. This drives everything we do and underpins our strategic direction, ‘Watch us change the world’, which is built on four directional pillars for teaching and learning across K-12: • Academic intelligence: knowledge for a better world. • Emotional intelligence: empowered to be courageous. • Social intelligence: diversity as the path to unity. • Digital intelligence: technologies for an innovative future. There still is great gender disparity in the world and we want to see girls positioned differently, not only in the workforce but in the way they think about themselves and their abilities, and in the way they approach their lives. We want our girls to be courageous, deep thinkers and adept users of technology. We want them to celebrate diversity in all its forms. We believe these attributes will equip

Pymble Ladies’ College is the largest girls’ school in the southern hemisphere.

Pymble girls to change the world in a positive and meaningful way.

family, in which every member is celebrated for who they are and what they bring to our College.

How does Pymble differ from other schools? Pymble is the largest girls’ school in the southern hemisphere and this scale enables us to offer more opportunities for our students. Our Robotics program, for example, has grown to accommodate 600 participants across Years 3 to 12. Students compete at their own level, which ranges from absolute beginners to teams who qualify to compete each year at the VEX Robotics World Championships. We have students who go on to become Olympians, those who compete at school carnivals purely for House spirit and girls whose ability levels sit anywhere in between. A common assumption is that a large school is more impersonal than a smaller school, but the truth is the heart of Pymble grows with its size and scale. We are a proudly diverse and deeply connected

What is the history of the school? We first opened our doors in 1916 as Presbyterian Ladies’ College, with 40 day girls and 20 Boarders. In 1977, following the amalgamation of most Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches into the Uniting Church in Australia, the College was renamed Pymble Ladies’ College. Today, Pymble has approximately 2,420 students and 133 Boarders (this includes 22 First Nations scholars). In what ways has the school evolved since it was established? Pymble always has been and will continue to be a school for every girl. While we are proud of the excellence we achieve academically, we are an open entry school with a strong focus on co-curricular sport and activities.

Student wellbeing sits firmly at the centre of all academic, social, emotional and digital learning at Pymble.


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PRINCIPALLY SPEAKING... From day one, the College has forged paths for women. One of our foundation students, Marie Byles, went on to become the first woman to qualify as a solicitor in NSW and open her own legal practice in 1929. A more recent graduate, Chloe Dalton OAM, has founded the Female Athlete Project and is the name and face of NSW Waratah’s Secondary School Girls Rugby Sevens Competition. We have educated scientists, artists, community leaders, politicians, doctors, lawyers, musicians, entrepreneurs, athletes and countless influential and compassionate women who have gone on to make a meaningful contribution to the world. Physically, our main campus has evolved from three main buildings to a world-class educational

facility on 55 acres with distinct precincts for each learning stage; three Boarding Houses; a stateof-the-art Aquatic and Fitness Centre; performing arts centre and theatre; multiple sports fields and ovals; and an agriculture plot. Our second campus, Vision Valley at Arcadia, offers an additional 97 acres of space and facilities for Outdoor Education and Residential programs, including our four-week residential program for Year 9. We are also about to commence construction of our new Grey House Precinct to provide an Early Learning Centre; additional Junior School classrooms; K-12 STEM Centre; dedicated Dance Studio and performance area; Health Centre for nursing and psychological services; and a larger Out of School Hours Care facility.

How do you provide support and leadership to your staff? Being consistent in how I show up every day, regardless of the challenges we’re working through. There’s strength in knowing how your leader will respond and that support structures will be put in place to help your community continue to move forward productively. There’s a quote from Oprah Winfrey that guides me in all my interactions: “I see you. I hear you. And what you say means something to me.” You’re not always going to be able to give people the answer they are seeking or sort out their problem, but making everyone in your community feel seen, heard and valued is incredibly important. How do you encourage wellbeing among your staff and students? The best way you can encourage wellbeing in staff and students is to be a role model, showing up each day as the best of you, not what’s left of you. Our whole-school, evidence-based Mind-BodySpirit Framework is designed in alignment with our Strategic Direction to ensure student wellbeing sits firmly at the centre of all academic, social, emotional and digital learning at Pymble. Pymble also has a fabulous staff-led Wellbeing committee, which provides a range of events, resources and programs supporting the mental and physical health of our staff at all different life stages. Pymble is an open entry school with a strong focus on co-curricular sport and activities.

Pymble always has been and will continue to be a school for every girl.


What role do you play in the day-to-day activities of your students? As Principal, there’s a genuine risk of being caught up in the business of running a school and not connecting with your students. I am intentional in setting aside time in my diary to be involved with the girls each day. This varies from meeting Year 7 students in small groups to discuss their transition into the secondary school, to dropping in on classrooms and teaching wellbeing lessons to year groups in the Junior School, mentoring Senior students, walking around the campus during breaks to chat with the girls, attending assemblies, events, carnivals and sports matches, and having our Boarders over for dinner in my home on Sunday nights. What are some of the challenges faced by teachers in the secondary sector? All teachers face the challenge of being an educator and psychologist to the students in their care and that’s a huge pressure. Technology has also transformed education in some good and not-so-great ways. There is an expectation for teachers to always be available to answer emails and give feedback to students, for instance. How do we put in place those guardrails so that educators can accomplish the day-to-day demands of teaching and still find the time and space to grow professionally and personally? That’s another very real challenge.

What has been your most memorable moment at Pymble? For me, it’s not a single moment or a big event, it’s the ability to impact on the lives of young people. As I reflect on my career as a teacher and Principal, I can name students in every year for whom I made a difference. They are the reasons why I became an educator in the first place.

alter the way your organisation runs to best serve your community. Add to that a healthy dose of resilience. You’re never going to please everybody but that’s not what leadership in education is about. It’s about listening to students and using their voice to make informed and good decisions.

What are your feelings about NAPLAN and its effectiveness? Formative and summative assessment in education is important. If NAPLAN was a rigorous assessment tool, the results of which were delivered quickly so they could be used meaningfully by educators, then it may be an effective way of gathering data. The reality is we are a long way from that. I understand that summative assessment is necessary and useful, but it should never take the place of formative assessment. Ongoing feedback during the different stages of a learning journey is far more beneficial for all. What traits make for an effective and successful leader in education today? You need to be vulnerable and understand that you’re not the most important person in the room. Always remember that, while you might conduct the orchestra, without the players there is no orchestra. You also need to be adaptable, able to change or

Pymble will soon commence construction on a new precinct which will include a dedicated Dance Studio and performance area.

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Independent Schools NSW

More independent schools mean more choice for families Chief Executive of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW, Margery Evans, talks about the significant growth in the sector and the reasons why more parents than ever are choosing an independent school. More parents than ever before are opting for a school that aligns with their own values and beliefs. Fifty years ago, Government schools enrolled 78.1 per cent of all Australian students, with Catholic schools educating 17.8 per cent and other nongovernment schools, ie Independent schools, educating just 4.1 per cent. Today, the proportion of students in independent schools has more than quadrupled to 17.1 per cent of all Australian students – and that percentage continues to rise each year (the Government and Catholic proportions are currently 64.4 per cent and 18.5 per cent, respectively).

The picture is even stronger in NSW where 114 new independent schools and campuses have opened since 1990. On average, the total number of school students in all sectors in NSW grows by 10,000 to 12,000 each year; since 2000, more than half of those students have been enrolled in an independent school and that trend shows no signs of slowing. NSW Independent schools now educate 228,602 students, or 18.3 per cent of all the state’s students. This growing preference for independent schools should not be seen as a reflection on any other school sector.

Margery Evans, Chief Executive of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW.

Students at Santa Sabina College in Strathfield, NSW.


It is simply a case of more families being able to choose a school that aligns with their own values and ethos than they could 50 years ago. There is now a burgeoning range of independent schools available that reflect modern Australia’s increasing cultural, religious and philosophical diversity. Nowhere is this phenomenon clearer than in NSW’s thriving Islamic schools. Before the first Islamic school opened its doors in 1983, almost all Muslim families enrolled their children in government schools. Today, there are 29 Islamic schools and campuses in NSW, educating more than 20,000 students, representing almost nine per cent of independent sector enrolments. The establishment of these schools has provided Muslim families with an opportunity to educate their children in their preferred setting – a similar opportunity to that which existed decades earlier for Christian families. Today, the NSW Independent school sector offers families 18 different faith-based learning environments including Ananda Marga, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Hare Krishna, Jewish, Lutheran, Seventh Day Adventist and Uniting schools. There are also many non-faith school choices available to families – schools based on educational philosophies (Steiner and Montessori), International schools (German, Japanese, French), schools which promote a specific culture (Armenian and Turkish schools), Special Schools, Special Assistance Schools and schools whose educational focus is through music or nature. All are part of the kaleidoscope that makes up the independent school sector. Finding the right school for your child is about understanding your child’s needs and selecting the school that best meets those needs.

Selecting a school All parents want a school that will play a significant part in their child’s personal development and provide them with skills that they can use throughout their life. A good start would be to ignore the so-called ‘league tables’ that the media publish each year. These take no account of each student’s unique and complex characteristics or the advantages and disadvantages that come with family background, context, wealth and other factors. Identify your child’s needs and ask yourself what type of school environment would best suit their aptitudes, strengths and challenges. What level of learning or wellbeing support will they need? What values do you want them to grow up with? Some schools have expertise in particular subjects; others promote a particular world view and others offer extracurricular activities that may be suitable for your child.

Another good school barometer can be other parents. Speak to families with children at different schools about what makes their school unique or outstanding. Ask them about their child’s experience and the quality of interaction they have with the principal and teachers. Attend Open Days to inspect a school’s facilities and speak with the principal about what the school offers and what it expects from families. Ask about admissions processes, which can vary between schools. Once you have explored the options, it is important to trust your instincts. Choose the school that left you with the best impression – the school where you feel your child could belong, be happy and will grow into the person you wish them to become. Parents are encouraged to attend Open Days to inspect a school’s facilities.

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Meriden girls are encouraged to participate in external STEM competitions.

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Planning experiments, searching for solutions to real-world challenges and representing Australia in the Olympic Games for science students are all in a day’s schoolwork for Meriden girls. 22

Meriden school provides girls access to worldclass STEM facilities, inspiring mentors and myriad opportunities to explore STEM beyond the curriculum – and it shows. By the time a Meriden girl graduates, she has amassed many hours of practical experience in a range of STEM disciplines. Beyond the subjects that make up the STEM acronym, Meriden girls may take subjects including Research and Critical Thinking, Forensic Science and Psychology alongside a range of co-curricular interest groups. At Meriden, girls participate in STEM subjects at a higher rate than that of girls across the country, and students feel prepared to take on STEM

subjects following their HSC. In addition, Meriden girls are leading the way in solving real-world problems through creative and critical thinking. Take Year 10 student, Mikayla Rodger, who was recently awarded the 2023 Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize for her scientific invention that could reduce the impact of algae blooms in our waterways. Mikayla took out first place for her solarpowered machine that can oxygenate and filtrate a body of water to prevent algae blooms from developing. Mikayla said she has always been fascinated by science, and completing her project has further reinforced her passion for the subject.

Jacinta Rees represented Australia in the Asian Physics Olympiad.

Meriden school provides girls access to world-class STEM facilities.

“For me, science is a vessel for discovery. I get to learn about how things work and apply it to the world around me. Science allows me to question, explore and uncover. It provides results that can help to develop solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges,” Mikayla said. “I believe it is important for young women to become more involved in STEM, pursue their interests and strive to make real change in the world around them.” Further extending learning beyond the classroom, Meriden girls are encouraged to participate in external STEM competitions. Earlier this year, Year 12 student, Jacinta Rees, competed against the best student-physicists in the world at the Asian Physics Olympiad, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In 2022, Jacinta was selected as one of eight students to represent Australia at the International Earth Science Olympiad, where she won a silver medal. “What fascinates me most about science is that it’s a continuous learning process. Science is never finished. We keep building upon our understanding, questioning our assumptions and our own biases. It’s this process that appeals to me so much,” she said.

At Meriden, girls participate in STEM subjects at a higher rate than that of girls across the country.

Jacinta is hoping to undertake a career in biomedical engineering following her HSC exams and said participating in the Olympiads has motivated her to achieve her dreams. “I am finding inspiration from women in science who have paved the way for success in their respective fields. They have shown me that women can have a career in science; it’s not just a dream,” Jacinta said. At Meriden, girls are imbued with the delight that comes with pushing the boundaries of possibility. From Meriden’s youngest students, who design and build robots, to its senior students, whose work is making an impact on the way we care for the planet, Meriden girls are supported to follow their passions. Their success demonstrates the limitless opportunities for girls in STEM and the impact they can have when provided with the resources, mentors and encouragement to make a difference.

Meriden student, Mikayla Rodger, was awarded the 2023 Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize.


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Barker College

A MEMORABLE YEAR FOR BARKER The opening of a new Senior School Hub at its Hornsby campus and taking home the top gong at the 2023 Australian Education Awards have capped off a year of achievement for the co-educational Anglican school. It has been a memorable year for Barker College with the announcement in August that the Head of Barker, Mr Phillip Heath AM, was named School Principal of the Year (non-government) and also achieved the much-lauded award of Australian School Principal of the Year at the 2023 Australian Education Awards. Always energetic and consistently forwardthinking, Mr Heath’s leadership brings a first-rate school education to Barker’s students and enables a vibrant community to flourish so that it is a place of belonging for all. A month earlier, Barker College’s new Senior School Hub, a building designed to serve future generations of Barker students, opened.


When architects, Architectus, began this journey of design with Barker in 2019 they proposed a point of difference with a hybrid timber-framed building, with two levels of engineered-timber framing built upon a robust concrete base. “Barker College is to be commended for its early embracing of this environmentally sustainable method of construction that realises a highly responsible precedent for others to aspire towards,” Mr Luke Johnson, Principal at Architectus said. “Spaces have been designed to make visible the activities of education, to connect students with students, to connect students with teachers, to bring people together for group interactions and focussed self-directed study, and to be the

platforms upon which some of their most important educational experiences will take place.” Barker is committed to enhancing its natural environments through well-considered design solutions, so the careful placement of this building has been mindful of preserving mature trees by staggering its physical form to avoid impacting their roots and canopies. The use of timber is a breakthrough in sustainability and physical beauty. Buildcorp advised that during the construction, 242 tonnes of glulam beams and columns and 3,500m2 of cross laminated timber were installed into the structure of the building, which was completed in 11 weeks. These numbers equate to a total of thirtysix containers procured from local and overseas suppliers in Australia and Austria. Stephen Surjan, operations manager at Buildcorp said his team is incredibly proud to have delivered the state-of-the-art learning environment which represents the next stage of the Barker College masterplan. “The new building has been thoughtfully

The new Senior School Hub at Barker College features 22 maths classrooms, dining commons and a senior study area.

integrated into the existing environment through multiple link bridges, free flowing landscaping areas and stands proud as a striking landmark in the Barker College campus,” he said. This landmark project has led the way for sustainable education buildings for the future by incorporating sustainable and environmentally friendly material choices. “When comparing the Senior School Hub to a similar building framed with concrete, the mass timber-framed solution is estimated to save approximately 26% in upfront carbon emissions,” Surjan said. “This comparison provides an estimated reduction in carbon emissions of 1,092 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e), which can be likened to that produced by 130 homes annually.” “So, how did we ever exist without this building?” school vice-captain Caleb Stace asked guests at the official opening earlier this year. “The question seems straightforward right now, because until now, we’ve thrived without it. But I think there’s a great beauty in that question

Spaces have been designed to make visible the activities of education.

Barker College students.

becoming harder and harder to answer, harder and harder to remember, as time grafts this building into the definition of the Barker experience,” he said. “Psalm 127:1 says, ‘Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labour in vain.’ The team has done an incredible job, but I believe that this building is also God’s provision. And so we pray that by God’s kindness, Barker students might one day wonder, ‘How did we ever exist without it?”.

As students at the official opening were reminded, this is a building in which learning is celebrated, staff are supported, and wellbeing is allowed to thrive.


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William Clarke College

EXPLORING THE FUTURE of Education At William Clarke College, a P-12 Anglican school located in Sydney’s Hills District, the definition of an extraordinary learner extends beyond mere memorisation of answers. An extraordinary learner is one who skillfully applies and expands their knowledge in novel and challenging ways, showcasing an innate ability to think critically. This ethos serves as the driving force behind the College’s innovative and dynamic educational approaches, both in the primary and secondary schools. A prime example of this approach is what is known as Deep Learning, an educational method that fosters student agency, voice and choice. “To encourage deep learning, where knowledge is not only acquired but applied, we give students opportunities to tackle authentic, real-world problems, come up with real-world solutions and present their work to a real-world audience, including their peers, the school community,

parents and beyond,” Head of Curriculum Mr Dan Miller said. “These learning experiences help students not only gain a greater depth of knowledge and skill, but also grow in enterprise skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication and citizenship. Each project includes a driving question that provokes thinking and inquiry that leads to the exhibition of learning to an audience of value.” Deep learning is prominently exemplified in the almost 40 Xplore courses available for students in Years 9 and 10, aligned to knowledge, personal interest and future career pathways. For instance, students with a keen interest in Aeronautics and Space Exploration can immerse

themselves in a practical field of study that integrates mathematics, physics and engineering. Students explore fundamental principles such as aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, fuel consumptions and control systems, and apply this knowledge to assess the future of aeronautics and its role in space exploration. Their projects focus on solving real-world problems that may arise in the realm of space exploration. Those students interested in a trade career could explore the Vehicles and Automotives course, where they can gain hands-on experience modifying and enhancing second-hand café racer-style motorcycles in the College’s workshop. Students delve into the mechanics of various vehicles, learning how they function and can be improved for

William Clarke College is a recognised Scuba Schools International (SSI) Snorkel Diving Training Centre which allows Oceanography students to learn from their SSI trained teachers in the field.


optimal performance. Practical projects result in impressive end products showcased at the course’s conclusion. Some students may have a strong interest in whipping up some culinary magic in the kitchen, meaning courses such as Master Chef or Food Safari will appeal. In the Master Chef course, students face diverse practical challenges, with a particular emphasis on cooking for larger gatherings, including event catering and the intricacies of running a food business. On the other hand, Food Safari offers a platform for students to explore their individual culinary passions. The course encourages them to create dishes that resonate with their personal backgrounds and heritage, allowing them to express their unique cultural identities through the art of cooking. Students interested in the field of information technology can opt for Good Game, a programming and technology-based elective with a strong focus on computer hardware and software. Good Game enables students to engage in a series of projects, including developing 2D and 3D video games, learning coding in various languages, creating interactive game elements, and building gaming PC’s. Additionally, students acquire skills in coding, hardware design, software development, cybersecurity, IT support and troubleshooting. The array of Xplore electives goes far beyond these examples, encompassing subjects like Oceanography, Photography, Criminology, Dimensions of Dance, Cosmetology, Outdoor Challenge, Medical Mavericks,

Cake decorating is one of the subjects in the Years 9 and 10 Master Chef Xplore course.

Robotics, Psychology, So You Want to be a Writer? and The Fashion Designer. “Each of these courses gives students the opportunity to explore their passion and strengths, whilst continuing to build skills, knowledge and understanding in key areas,” Mr Miller said. “This approach to learning provides students with more freedom to explore their interests and take ownership of their learning journey. We are passionate about enabling our students to develop a

sense of agency so that they are responsible for their learning and ultimately, best positioned to experience success at the College and beyond,” he said. For more information about William Clarke College, visit www.wcc.nsw.edu.au

Aeronautics and Space Exploration students got up close and personal with a glider when the RAAF visited William Clarke College.

The Vehicles and Automotives course offers students the opportunity to work on café racerstyle motorcycles in the College’s workshop.


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The McDonald College

PERFORMING ARTS & WINNING DEBATES Founded in 1984, The McDonald College has been able to simultaneously achieve a high-level academic education and a solid Performing Arts training program for students.

Students are actively engaged in a science class.


They dance, sing, play music, act and they engage in high-level, intricate philosophical debates about the country’s legal system – and they win them too! Throughout the year, The McDonald College’s Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) and English Departments have been coaching the school’s Senior Debating Team, who participated in the Australian National Virtual Debating Competition. This inter-school competition engages students in competitive debating with leading schools across Australia. In July 2023, the team won their final round one debate in the Australian National Virtual Debating Competition against Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney. The topic: that the Australian judiciary system should have the power to revoke citizenship.

The adjudicator commended The McDonald College’s senior debaters for their incisive arguments, dynamism, and responsiveness to their opponent’s position. He stated: “This was a university-level debate, with university-level debaters”. In contrast with most schools, The McDonald College students are also deeply immersed in the world of Performing Arts. The Senior Debating Team is composed of musicians, actors, and dancers: Samuel Dunnicliff (singer in the music stream), Emma King (musical theatre stream performer), Danny Harris (pianist in the music stream) and Caitlin Dooley (music and tech production stream). Founded in 1984, the College has been able to simultaneously achieve a high-level academic education and a solid Performing Arts training program for students. Continuing this unique immersive approach, students today enjoy, on average, ten or more hours a week in dedicated Performing Arts tuition. Over the years, the school has seen new students arrive and experience a significant improvement in their academic results as they discover and explore their Performing Arts abilities simultaneously. This is not a coincidence, as research has shown that engaging in creative activities can enhance cognitive capabilities, including performing better in traditional subjects, such as Science, Maths, English, and History. Furthermore, students learn best when they enjoy learning. As a Performing Arts school, The McDonald College gives students plenty of opportunities to discover their passions and, through these, learn to take joy in the schooling experience.

The senior debating team competed in the Australian National Virtual Debating Competition in July 2023.

Students at the College engage in various performing art streams, including acting, classical ballet, contemporary dance, commercial dance, music, musical theatre, and technical production, as well as performance sports training in tennis and rhythmic gymnastics, all in parallel with your typical academic subjects. With fewer than 300 students (from K to Year 12), the staff can give each child the individual attention needed to build their unique characters and develop singular learning pathways, which are vital for academic success. The College’s Diverse Learning team is respected and widely used by all students across the school, whether they need additional support in a specific subject, have particular needs, or are candidates for acceleration. Lastly, students at The McDonald College are surrounded by like-minded fellow creative students, teachers, and industry specialists who all share passions in common. Acting, singing, dancing (or whichever art form they choose to pursue) are very much collaborative efforts, where all involved have the same goal in mind: to perform and execute their tasks well – be that to bring a theatrical story to life, showcasing a musical number, or winning an academic’s debate.

Student Danny Harris singing at a Music Showcase.

Students at the College engage in various performing art streams, including musical theatre.


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St Paul’s Catholic College in Booragul was established in 1984.

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St Paul’s Catholic College in Booragul has a long tradition of preparing its students for life after school by developing their ability to make a positive contribution to all aspects of society.


Established in 1984, the College is proud of its history offering an authentic Catholic Education in the Lake Macquarie Region under the leadership of Principal Mr Nicholas Wickham. St Paul’s is a co-educational comprehensive high school where the students receive a holistic education in a supportive and safe environment. Students come to St Paul’s from many different schools and backgrounds with the welcoming nature of the College enabling students to form lifelong connections throughout their years. Our committed and experienced staff provide an environment for students to flourish and reach their potential. Staff nurture the students from the beginning of their journey and walk with them over the years to celebrate their graduation at the end.

St Paul’s has developed a thorough formation program that students begin to experience from Year 7 and culminates with the Year 12 Retreat. This program supports the delivery of the Religious Education program at the school. The College is fortunate to have forged close links with the local parish and students attend mass at the local church throughout the year. We also provide inclusive wellbeing and pastoral care initiatives to ensure the student’s welfare needs are catered for to allow them to thrive in the classroom. Underpinning the welfare initiatives is the College’s CARE (Compassion, Appreciation, Respect and Endurance) program which requires the students to engage in class and school activities.

St Paul’s provides inclusive wellbeing and pastoral care initiatives to ensure students’ welfare needs are catered for.

The College also has a long tradition of supporting our First Nations students. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are able to be fully supported with their learning and also develop a deeper understanding of their culture and history. The delivery of a robust curriculum and learning environment enables the students to develop their knowledge and skills in a wide range of subject areas. In senior years, the College offers courses which enables students to pursue their passions at university or to seek employment in their chosen career path. Over the years, the College has developed strong links with local industries, the University of Newcastle and local TAFE campuses. In recent years, students have had the opportunity to display their gifts and talents in other forums such as DioSounds, ASPIRE Productions and this year the school has commenced working with the University of Sydney on the implementation of a STEM program. St Paul’s is a vibrant and dynamic community where students come to grow and develop into young adults who are well prepared to make a longlasting contribution to Newcastle and its broader communities. To find out more about St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul or to enrol your child, visit www.booragul.catholic.edu.au.

St Paul’s has commenced working with the University of Sydney on the implementation of a STEM program.


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What is unique about Barker College? There are two distinct differences at Barker College. One is that it’s a school that deliberately and intentionally allows people to thrive in a holistic sense – emotionally, physiologically, physically, academically. The second thing is that we have a firm coeducational identity and a firm expression of that. It’s a view that everybody can find a place and thrive irrespective of interests, skillset or capacity. Building on more than 130 years of heritage, the school has grown in two areas. Firstly, there is our Indigenous education outreach program, which goes beyond boarding and into establishing Aboriginal schools in partnership with Aboriginal community leaders. The second is in our emphatic commitment to a full coeducational experience for our students. No two days at Barker are ever the same. Students are constantly challenging themselves – and being challenged – as they grow, expand their minds and learn to think big, practically and independently. Our approach to student wellbeing Barker is committed to creating and fostering a caring and positive Christian environment for every student, in order for our young people to be known, supported and equipped with the social and emotional tools needed to thrive. The purpose of the student wellbeing program at Barker is to empower students with social and emotional skills and attributes, developed through a holistic program of care, so that they can thrive throughout their lives. It is hoped that the legacy of the student wellbeing program at Barker produces graduates who are resilient and equipped to make a difference in their world and who have given more than they have received. Adaptive and flexible curriculum We have an abiding commitment to a strong academic program, effective pastoral care delivered in a Christian setting, opportunities and choice for all. Barker’s curriculum is adaptive and flexible, allowing for student choice and catering for interest and ability. Barker students are taught to think critically, apply knowledge in new situations and develop the skills needed to become lifelong learners. Our curriculum develops the knowledge and skills needed by our future leaders; it challenges students and prepares them for a future that is in many ways undefined.

For Pre-K to Year 6 students, we offer a broad range of sporting, cultural and recreational co-curricular activities. Throughout Years 7 to 12, our students have even greater opportunities to pursue their passions. As well as Drama, Music, Cadets, Outdoor Education and over 20 different sports, Barker students can challenge themselves in the areas of robotics, debating and public speaking. Outstanding facilities Sport is an integral and compulsory part of school life at Barker College. Participation in team sports, from Year 3, allows healthy competition and skills development which are essential elements in the development of well-balanced young people. Set on 50 acres, Barker students are offered a wide choice of sports and benefit from the excellent sporting facilities available to them.

Beyond the classroom The experience inside the classroom is only one part of a Barker education. Co-curricular activities deepen the school experience for all our students, and from the arts to the sporting field, students are encouraged to challenge themselves and uncover their talents.

About Barker College Contact details A: 91 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby NSW 2077 T: (02) 8438 7999 E: enrolments@barker.nsw.edu.au W: www.barker.college


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William Clarke College William Clarke College is a highly respected Preparatory to Year 12, independent, co-educational Anglican College located in Kellyville, in Sydney’s Hills District. Established in 1988 by a group of pioneering parents, the College is known for delivering quality education within a Christ-centred community, focusing on developing extraordinary learners with a passion to serve others. The quality of a William Clarke education is best seen in the lives of our students. William Clarke College students are astute, inquisitive, kind and talented. In prioritising student agency and character development, we value the voice of students in their education. Student character development is an essential part of a William Clarke College education. We seek to engender compassion, courage, humility, hope and integrity as foundational qualities for living a flourishing life in response to what God has given us. These virtues are developed not only in the classroom, but in the playground, on the sports field, on the stage, in our Outdoor Education program, in House-based activities, and indeed in every other facet of school life. The College has over 250 highly professional staff who provide engaging and effective approaches to Christian teaching and learning while demonstrating passion and commitment to each student’s unique learning journey. Set on a convenient and modern campus, all College facilities, including the fullyequipped Sports Centre and the state-of-the-art Branwhite Centre which houses science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics classrooms, are designed to enhance and maximise learning opportunities for all students. Belonging to a Christ-centred community As an inclusive school, we welcome students from all faith backgrounds to be part of our Christ-centred community. During their time at the College, students learn for themselves what the Bible says about Jesus, and are encouraged to make their own personal response to him. All aspects of College life are grounded in biblical wisdom and principles. We believe all students are of immeasurable worth since they have been created in God’s image. Therefore, we believe every one of our students has the capacity to be an extraordinary learner who can make an outstanding contribution to the world, both during and after their time at the College. Developing extraordinary learners Preparatory School offers a three- and two-day School Readiness program. This program seeks to build on the learning experiences our children have encountered in these precious early years so as to support them to learn in a more formal environment. Children are encouraged to investigate, explore, observe and respond to new experiences and situations. Our Preparatory children receive explicit teaching each day in core lessons, and early literacy and numeracy skills. Teaching in the Primary School seeks to foster curiosity and enable students to better understand themselves and how they learn. The College has invested in additional teaching staff so students can learn in small groups in the key areas of literacy and numeracy, positioning them to make great progress in the early years. By prioritising additional teaching staff, we structure learning in small groups so that we can provide targeted instruction, enhance student engagement, promptly identify gaps in knowledge, foster meaningful one-on-one relationships, collect relevant data, and closely monitor and track student progress. The Secondary School adopts an approach to learning that promotes student agency, voice and choice, referred to as Deep Learning. Our approach to learning in the Secondary years empowers students to take control of their future by pursuing and developing their unique strengths, passions and interests. As a result, students become owners and directors of their own learning journey. Students engage in Deep Learning through authentic, real-world experiences that develop Christ-like Character, Academic Mastery and Enterprise Skills. Across the Secondary School Deep Learning occurs in three stages – Foundation (Years 7-8), Exploration (Years 9-10) and Acceleration (Years 11-12), with the ultimate goal of equipping students to thrive in life beyond school.






Cultivating a passion to serve others With our foundation in Christ, we are a servant-hearted community that seeks to know and respond appropriately to the needs of others. As a community that is richly blessed, we reinforce a community culture that values character and meeting the needs of others at both a local, national and global level. In both the Primary and Secondary Schools, opportunities for service are available for students through class-based projects where learning opportunities are directly linked to real-world service opportunities. Our House system also facilitates many important service programs and remains a central platform for service initiatives at the College. Co-curricular opportunities As a comprehensive College, we value the holistic development of students. We strongly believe that through participation in co-curricular opportunities, students achieve a more balanced approach to their schooling. We encourage every student to become involved or try something new, and we are well known for our dynamic co-curricular program. Designed to stretch student success beyond the classroom, our program helps to build leadership and teamwork skills, and develop a sense of community and belonging in students. The College has a rich history of sporting success across many sporting domains including basketball, football, futsal, golf, netball and rugby to name a few. Students can represent the College in both team and individual sports through local HZSA competitions, as well as through other local and state pathways. Furthermore, the College is renowned for its Creative and Performing Arts program, offering students the chance to sing, play musical instruments, dance, act, compose music, write songs, and collaborate with others in productions. Our wide range of music ensembles and choral groups provide students with ample opportunities to explore, develop and showcase their creative talents beyond the classroom. Additionally, the College’s diverse co-curricular clubs and activities offer students the chance to explore new interests or further nurture their existing passions. Whether it’s robotics, STEM, art and drawing, theatresports, running, dance, public speaking, debating, chess, Christian exploration or service opportunities, participating in these co-curricular activities helps students develop a unique set of skills and attributes.

About William Clarke College Contact details A: 1 Morris Grove, Kellyville NSW 2155 P: 02 8882 2100 E: enrolments@wcc.nsw.edu.au W: www.wcc.nsw.edu.au


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The McDonald College: nurturing passion and excellence in education Founded in 1984 by visionary women with an ambitious mission, The McDonald College stands as a unique institution in Australia, offering a distinctive blend of world-class performance training and rigorous academic education. This pioneering establishment remains the only one of its kind in the country, providing a platform for young individuals to follow their passions while receiving a comprehensive education. A diverse and inclusive educational experience The McDonald College is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational Kindergarten–Year 12 school located in North Strathfield. At the heart of its educational philosophy is a commitment to fostering both Performing Arts excellence and academic prowess. The College offers an impressive array of disciplines, including acting, classical ballet, contemporary dance, commercial dance, music, musical theatre, technical production, elite tennis, and rhythmic gymnastics. What sets The McDonald College apart is its unwavering focus on nurturing the unique talents and interests of each student. Here students find a welcoming and inclusive community that celebrates their individuality. The College’s supportive environment encourages students to explore their passions and develop their talents to their fullest potential. Foundations laid in Junior School The College’s Junior School provides a solid educational foundation, with small class sizes starting in kindergarten. This personalised approach allows for tailored education, addressing each child’s abilities and needs. The emphasis in the Junior School is on building literacy and numeracy skills, while also tapping into each child’s innate creativity through engaging Performing Arts classes. These early experiences help boost confidence and self-esteem. A home away from home: the Boarding House For students from diverse backgrounds, The McDonald College offers a boarding facility that can accommodate up to 45 boarders of all genders from Years 7 to 12. Boarders come from all corners of the globe, creating a vibrant and diverse community. Whether students are full boarders, semi-boarders, or occasional boarders, the primary focus is on providing a secure, safe, and caring environment where students can excel academically and thrive as individuals. Research shows that students who pursue their passions perform better in school, and the boarding house is designed to support this holistic development.





Celebrating student achievements Throughout the year, students at The McDonald College have numerous opportunities to showcase their talents. These include performances in the High Performance Season, An Evening of Classical Ballet, showcases, various plays, and participation in eisteddfod groups. These experiences allow students to develop their skills and gain valuable stage experience. Notable alumni The College boasts a rich history of producing successful alumni who have made significant contributions to the world of Performing Arts and beyond. Former students include: • Emma Watkins: The former Yellow Wiggle. • Lachlan Monaghan: First Soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet. • Emily Flannery and Glory Tuohy-Daniell: Dancers with Bangarra Dance Theatre. • Dimitri Kleioris and Simon Plant: Both with Sydney Dance Company. • Bojana Novakovic: A Silver Logie nominee for Most Popular Actress in 2022. • Ayesha Madon: An actor known for Heartbreak High. • Meg Mac: A renowned musician. • Tim Draxl: A versatile actor and musical theatre performer. • Felicity Ward: A prominent comedian, actor, and writer. • Dimity Clancey: Known for her work on A Current Affair. • Mariam Saab: A respected journalist at ABC News, and many others. These accomplished individuals stand as a testament to the College’s commitment to fostering talent and excellence. Open days and auditions The McDonald College welcomes prospective students and their families to attend Open Days, Open Mornings, and Auditions for entry into Years 5–11 held throughout the year. Additionally, Principal’s Tours are available by appointment, providing an opportunity to explore the campus and learn more about the College’s offerings. Join the McDonald College community At The McDonald College, the pursuit of passion and excellence is at the heart of every student’s educational journey. Whether your child dreams of gracing the stage, excelling in sports, or achieving academic brilliance, this institution provides the nurturing environment and resources to make those dreams a reality. Join the McDonald College community and embark on a journey of boundless opportunities and artistic discovery.

World-class facilities for creative exploration The College boasts a remarkable array of state-of-the-art facilities that empower students to explore their creative potential. With nine fully equipped dance studios featuring sprung floors, a dedicated Pilates studio, multiple music rooms, and acting studios, students have the tools they need to excel. There’s also a recording studio, a 60-seat Blackbox theatrette, a conference centre for large-scale performances, and a dedicated costume department. In addition to these, elite tennis students have access to facilities at Sydney Olympic Park in Homebush, located just five minutes away. The College also houses science laboratories, two libraries, multiple art and design studios, technology workshops, a developing fabrication lab, a darkroom, an exhibition gallery, and a multipurpose court. Innovative partnerships for success The McDonald College has forged innovative partnerships with prestigious institutions such as the Sydney Dance Company and Voyager Academy of Tennis. These partnerships provide students with access to pre-professional training of the highest calibre, opening doors to future opportunities in the Performing Arts and Sports industries. Dedicated and passionate staff The College’s highly experienced staff are not just educators but also active professionals in their respective fields. Their passion for the Performing Arts and dedication to academic excellence create a dynamic and inspiring learning environment. Many staff members continue to pursue active careers in their chosen fields, ensuring that they remain at the forefront of their respective industries.

About The McDonald College Contact details A: 17 George Street, North Strathfield 2137 T: 02 9752 0500 E: registrar@mcdonald.nsw.edu.au W: www.mcdonald.nsw.edu.au


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The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) is responsible for the leadership, operation and management of co-education schools which educate more than 20,000 students in 58 schools across the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Serving the communities in a wide-ranging area from Swansea in the south, to Taree in the north on the coast, inland to Scone, Merriwa and Denman in the north-west, to the south-western region of Lake Macquarie, our Catholic Schools ensure each and every student receives a quality education in a supportive environment and has the opportunity to grow academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally. The Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Diocese family welcomes all who seek the life long-value of a Catholic education and strives to help every child reach their potential. We cater for a range of learning needs and endeavour to support each individual in their learning journey. We aim for our graduates to live prosperous, purposeful lives, who aspire to make meaningful contributions to their community. From Kindergarten to Year 12, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools each and every day strive to: • Provide an environment that ensures the safety of each child. This is the very foundation of being in a Catholic school: each child and young person must feel the assuredness of a secure environment. • Ensure our Catholic schools are always inclusive, tolerant and respectful. When this breaks down, we rebuild relationships with openness and respect. • Take an holistic approach. We develop the child emotionally, physically, psychologically, cognitively and spiritually. A relationship with God is a treasure that we help shape in our schools. • Help every child reach their potential. We cater for a range of learning needs and endeavour to support and extend such individuals. We build skills, attributes and values for today, and aim for our graduates to live prosperous, purposeful and moral adult lives, contributing to their family and community constructively. We very much hope, too, that they lead lives in which their faith is lived fully. Our dedicated teachers and learning support staff deliver high-quality education supported by 21st-century technologies across a broad range of subjects, where students are invited to discover and develop their individual skills, talents and abilities. Along with a challenging academic curriculum, students can apply their unique skills and interests in a variety of co-curricular






pursuits. Some of these include social justice initiatives, STEM, music, drama, visual arts, debating, public speaking and representative sport. Our students enjoy excellent facilities, such as state-of-the-art learning hubs and libraries, sporting spaces, STEM laboratories and workshops, theatres, industrial kitchens and cafés in our secondary schools for those studying the Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. We firmly believe that all students are entitled to a safe and supportive school environment where they feel comfortable, relaxed and valued. Our schools provide several programs to ensure the transition into school, at any stage, is a smooth and positive experience for all students and their families. Catholic schools accept enrolments at any time of the school year, and we encourage you to enquire about any availabilities should you wish to have your child attend a Catholic school mid-way through the year. Enrolments into Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools for the following year take place between February and June – visit mn.catholic.edu. au for more information including booking a school tour or downloading an enrolment pack. Discover your local school in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

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Meriden girls make their Since 1897 Meriden has produced confident and articulate young women, renowned for making their mark academically and in the global community.

Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 3 Margaret Street Strathfield NSW 2135 Telephone 9752 9444


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For more than 125 years, Meriden has been providing girls an enriching learning environment that empowers them to achieve their potential. Educating students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, Meriden is one of Sydney’s top-performing independent girls’ schools. We offer a rigorous curriculum, a dynamic pastoral care program and a wide range of sport, music and cocurricular opportunities. Meriden girls are encouraged to find their voice, become independent thinkers, take responsibility for their learning and make a positive difference to their community. The size of our school allows us to offer a wide subject choice and countless opportunities beyond the classroom to ensure all our students are able to explore their talents and areas of interest. A Christian foundation enriches life at Meriden, with every member of the School community encouraged to live out our values of compassion, integrity, courage and respect. When girls graduate from Meriden at the end of Year 12, they take with them the skills and attributes to thrive in an ever-changing world. Meriden’s diverse and vibrant working environment attracts highly-qualified educational professionals who are leaders in their areas of expertise. Our talented and dedicated staff members keep Meriden at the forefront of girls’ education.


Location and facilities Meriden’s central location, in the heart of Strathfield, makes travelling to the School from all areas of Sydney and surrounding regions convenient and direct. Our students come from local suburbs and from further afield and Meriden has its own fleet of private buses to complement the many public transport routes to the School.

Meriden offers state-of-the-art facilities and specialised learning spaces for Music, Visual Arts, Design and Technology, research and STEM. Collaborative learning spaces promote creativity, teamwork and leadership and students have access to cutting-edge technologies that prepare them for academic growth and the workforce of the future.

Meriden’s three campuses are located adjacent to one another. Each campus is designed according to the developmental needs of its students to maximise learning. Their proximity fosters a unique sense of community spirit and school pride across all age groups.

The School’s sporting facilities, which include outdoor tennis courts, a swimming pool, gym, outdoor fitness circuit and a fully-equipped multi-purpose sports centre, encourage high rates of participation in physical activity for all students and support the sporting needs of a number of elite young athletes.

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Beyond the classroom During their time at Meriden, students are encouraged to immerse themselves in a wide range of experiences to develop a portfolio of achievement in areas including public speaking, debating, the Australian Army Cadets and social justice initiatives. Our cocurricular program is broad and every girl has the opportunity to try new things and find her niche. Meriden’s thriving Music Department aims to foster a love of music in every student. The School’s many choirs and instrumental groups cater to every music style and level of ability. Our musicians have a myriad of performance opportunities throughout the year to showcase their latest repertoire. Girls with exceptional musical talent may be invited to join the Amadeus Program, which provides specialised support that nurtures each student’s musical development. Meriden’s highly-regarded sporting program offers a variety of team and individual sports and encourages every girl to care for her physical wellbeing. The School has a remarkable record of sporting achievement, with Meriden girls having represented Australia in athletics, swimming, water polo, badminton and tennis. The School’s Olympus Program caters to the educational and sporting needs of our elite athletes, supporting them to fulfil their academic and sporting potential. A Meriden education Meriden offers a holistic approach to teaching and learning that equips students to become life-long learners. Our curriculum is designed to cater to a range of academic abilities and to prepare girls for success in the HSC. To ignite students’ passion for learning, Meriden prioritises innovation and creativity in the classroom.

Encouraging students to give back to the community and care for one another is an integral part of life at Meriden. Our students gain a deep understanding of the importance of making meaningful contributions to the community through their participation in fundraising and community service activities. Every student leaves Meriden with first-hand experience of what it means to be an active and engaged citizen.

Our commitment to small class sizes means teachers know all their students as individuals and can accommodate their specific learning needs. Meriden’s outstanding academic results reflect the success of this approach. Each year, the School ranks among the top independent girls’ schools in NSW in the Higher School Certificate. Our students often rank within the top five placings in their subjects, putting them among the state’s elite academic achievers.

Wellbeing at our core At Meriden, each girl is known and her unique contribution to the life of the School is valued. Our multifaceted pastoral care program and the services of the School’s Counselling, Chaplaincy and teaching staff ensure all students have a comprehensive support network that sees them thrive throughout their educational journey.

The results of our younger students in external literacy and numeracy testing far surpass the state average and their performance in state-wide individual subject competitions is equally as impressive. Meriden’s Lateral Learning program intellectually challenges all our students and plays a pivotal role in developing our girls into skilled communicators who are prepared for life beyond school as independent, thoughtful, compassionate and connected global citizens.

About Meriden Contact details A: 3 Margaret Street Strathfield NSW 2135 T: +61 2 9752 9444 E: enquiries@meriden.nsw.edu.au W: www.meriden.nsw.edu.au


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Watch us change the world ‘Watch us change the world’ is our statement of strategic intent and exists to instil courage in our girls to create the future they want to see for themselves.




ourselves and others, and create a community where achievement, education, life balance and a love of learning are supported.

At Pymble, we foster a world-class educational environment with the importance of global citizenship and a worldwide perspective central to our strategic intent. Our girls are compassionate and influential women who will go on to change the world – not just for themselves, but for the benefit of others.

Courage • Through the attributes of fortitude, strength of character, resilience and determination, gives us the confidence to stand up for what is right, respond to the needs of others, and make a positive, purposeful contribution to the world around us.

The Pymble Girl The Pymble Ladies’ College Mind-Body-Spirit Framework is a multidimensional, holistic approach to wellness and growth, encompassing academic, social, emotional, and digital intelligence.

Responsibility • Encourages leadership and initiative, a spirit of service and commitment, and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the school community and, ultimately, society at large.

The framework serves as an active process through which we equip our young women with the knowledge and skills to harness their inner strengths and make positive choices in life. It recognises there are many opportunities to support wellness and growth. Understanding oneself and the strengths we bring to a challenge is a key part of our education and assists our girls as they develop into influential and compassionate women.

Integrity • As evidenced through sincerity, a commitment to the truth and habits of sound judgment and ethical conduct. By adhering to high principles, we develop the moral framework fundamental to achieving great personal fulfilment and contributing to society.

The benefits of single-sex education The decision of where to educate your daughter is arguably one of the most important decisions you will make on her behalf. Research indicates that girls who attend all-girls schools are the beneficiaries of a ‘competitive boost’. This research adds to a growing body of evidence that speaks to the benefits of a single-sex educational environment for girls when compared to girls who attend co-educational schools. These benefits include: • Girls’ schools create a culture of strong academic achievement, including better grades in numeracy, literacy, reading, languages and, ultimately, better tertiary entrance scores. • Girls in single-sex schools are better at STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). They have more favourable attitudes towards STEM-related subjects, are more confident and are more likely to engage in higher-level mathematics, chemistry and physics. • In all-girls schools, girls are better able to develop a positive self-image with less fear of ridicule. They are more likely to consider a wider variety of career choices and embrace competition. • Self-esteem and wellbeing in an all-girls setting are enhanced. • Girls in schools such as Pymble are more likely to engage in a wider array of sporting activities, including sports traditionally considered masculine such as rugby. • Girls in all-girls schools experience fewer instances of sexist language, social anxiety and bullying. • Girls in all-girls schools are more aspirational, their voices are heard more readily and they are more motivated. Influential and compassionate women ‘Watch us change the world’ introduces four directional pillars or themes for teaching and learning, along with the enablers we believe will combine with the themes, to empower Pymble girls to become influential and compassionate women who have the knowledge, skills and courage to make a meaningful contribution to the world. Our five core values affirm our commitment to the Christian heritage of Pymble Ladies’ College and our identity as a school of the Uniting Church in Australia. Care • For self and concern for others sustain and enhance our social, physical and learning environment. We express care daily through considerate and compassionate attitudes and behaviour. Respect • Enables the richness and diversity of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities to be held in high regard. Through respect, we promote greater self-esteem in



Academic Excellence Pymble has a proud record of academic excellence consistently placing in the top 30 schools in the NSW for the Higher School Certificate. Year after year, rigorous study patterns, a focus on progress through a growth mindset and determination, enable our students to achieve or exceed their personal goals. Our wonderful results are also a testament to the high impact teaching practices used by our outstanding professional staff in the classroom as they support every student to triumph in various ways that may not involve a number. Outdoor Education at Vision Valley Pymble Ladies’ College has a second campus at Arcadia dedicated to innovative Outdoor Education Programs for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Set on 100 acres of beautiful bushland close to the Hawkesbury River, Vision Valley provides high-quality accommodation, sporting fields, camping areas, an archery range, a dam for canoeing and raft building, rock climbing and abseiling sites, ropes courses, mountain bike trails and a dual zip-line. In Year 9, students embark on our four-week Residential Program at Vision Valley. Students live and learn away from home, with their peers, in a unique, technology-free environment which gives them time and space to connect to self, others and the environment.

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We value our partnership with our Boarding families and actively encourage open communication. There are many ways in which families can engage with the Boarding community and we welcome your involvement in various events and learning opportunities. We want the best for our girls and it is our hope that they will graduate from Pymble Ladies’ College with a belief in their own capacity to create and engage in a life that is filled with love and joy, fun and laughter, hope and faith. Most of all we want our girls to know who they are and to value their own uniqueness. Pymble Gives Back Our Pymble family shares common values of Care, Courage, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility and we have the power to make a difference in the world. We all have diverse gifts and talents which we can draw on and this year all students will have an opportunity to use their gifts and talents to give back to their community. Girls are guided by a Kindergarten to Year 12 service-learning continuum which highlights achievable and expected hours, suggested organisations and activities and a reflection task. While students are guided, they are also encouraged to source their own service opportunities. Our core values are the essence of who we are and who we will continue to be. Giving back to our community helps develop self-efficacy, leadership and communication capabilities while helping others increases compassion and appreciation of what one has in life.

Learning is different at Vision Valley. Every aspect of the residential experience – from lessons to physical challenges, chores and downtime – builds real-world learning and problem-solving whilst living away from home. Every component of the program is carefully considered to help our girls develop a stronger understanding of who they are and where they fit in the world, respectful relationships with others and a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural environment.

In 2023, Pymble supported Wayside Chapel, Dignity and The Smith Family, and continued to support a range of other charities including The Barbara May Foundation, Days for Girls, Wrap with Love, St Vincent De Paul Society, Kids Giving Back, Oz Harvest, Westmead Hospital, Aged Care and many more.

The curriculum is designed to make the most of Vision Valley’s physical resources and reflects themes from the main campus, including Sustainability, First Nations’ learning and Respectful Relationships, to allow a seamless transition back to main campus learning. Lessons are planned as either Integrated (combining multiple subjects) or Intensives (single subject) and can take place outdoors, at night or whenever and wherever the lesson plan will be most effective. Board at Pymble Our Boarders are the heart of Pymble. We celebrate the unique gifts that each girl brings and provide a supportive, responsive and homelike environment in which they can flourish. With access to exceptional learning opportunities, state-of-the-art facilities, an extensive co-curricular program, beautiful grounds and caring and professional staff, our girls are empowered to embrace opportunities to develop a broad perspective of life and to make meaning of their world as confident and capable young women. With more than 130 Boarders, our community has a strong sense of pride and identity. Our Boarders have opportunities to build lifelong friendships with girls from around Australia and beyond abound, while the building of strong relationships with day students is actively encouraged through a variety of initiatives. Our Live It, Love It, Learn It programs provide myriad opportunities for connection, fun and engagement. Integral to our success as a close-knit community is a Boarding team that is highly experienced, nurturing and particularly attuned to the needs of young women. Our staff are deliberate in their efforts to know each girl and to understand her hopes and dreams. They take the time to guide her by responding to her ideals and needs as a unique learner and as a person.

About Pymble Ladies’ College Contact details A: Avon Road, Pymble NSW 2073 T: 02 9855 7799 E: enrol@pymblelc.nsw.edu.au W: pymblelc.nsw.edu.au


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• Abbotsleigh

• Bishop Druitt College

• All Saints Catholic College

• Blue Hills College

1666 Pacific Highway (Corner Ada Avenue), WAHROONGA NSW 2076 T: +61 2 9473 7744 www.abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au registrar@abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au 53 Bigge Street, LIVERPOOL NSW 2170 T: +61 2 9602 4555 www.ascc.syd.catholic.edu.au info@ascc.catholic.edu.au

• All Saints College St Mary’s Campus 16 Grant Street, MAITLAND NSW 2320 T: +61 2 4933 6177 www.maitlandasc.catholic.edu.au admin@mn.catholic.edu.au

111 North Boambee Road, COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2450 T: +61 2 6651 5644 www.bdc.nsw.edu.au secretary@bdc.nsw.edu.au 17 Blue Hills Avenue, GOONELLABAH NSW 2480 T: +61 2 6624 1193 www.bluehills.nsw.edu.au

• Blue Mountains Grammar School Via Matcham Avenue, WENTWORTH FALLS NSW 2782 T: +61 2 4757 9000 www.bmgs.nsw.edu.au registrar@bmgs.nsw.edu.au

• All Saints College St Peter’s Campus

• Border Christian College

•A ll Saints Grammar Senior Campus

• Brigidine College

9 Free Church Street, MAITLAND NSW 2320 T: +61 2 4933 6933 www.maitlandasc.catholic.edu.au admin@maitsp.mn.catholic.edu.au 31 Forsyth Street, BELMORE NSW 2192 T: +61 2 9718 7715 www.allsaints.nsw.edu.au admin@allsaints.nsw.edu.au

• All Saints Catholic Senior College Leacocks Lane, CASULA NSW 2170 T: +61 2 9821 1822 www.allsaints.casula.syd.catholic.edu.au info@allsaintscasula.catholic.edu.au

• Aquinas College

10 Anzac Road, MENAI NSW 2234 T: +61 2 9543 0188 www.aquinasmenai.syd.catholic.edu.au info@aquinasmenai.catholic.edu.au

• Arden Anglican School

Primary School Campus 39-43 Wongala Crescent, BEECROFT NSW 2119 T: +61 2 9484 1146 / F: +61 2 9980 6449 Secondary School Campus 6B Essex Street, EPPING NSW 2121 T: +61 2 9869 2644 / F: +61 2 9869 2655 www.arden.nsw.edu.au enrolments@arden.nsw.edu.au

• Arndell Anglican College

118-124 Wolseley Road, OAKVILLE NSW 2765 T: +61 2 4572 3633 www.arndell.nsw.edu.au

• Avondale School

119 Avondale Road, COORANBONG NSW 2265 T: +61 2 4977 0200 www.avondaleschool.adventistconnect.org admin@avondaleschool.nsw.edu.au

• Barker College 24,34,35

91 Pacific Highway, HORNSBY NSW 2077 T: +61 2 9847 8399 www.barker.nsw.edu.au enrolments@barker.nsw.edu.au

• Bede Polding College

Rifle Range Road, WINDSOR SOUTH NSW 2756 T: +61 2 4577 6455 www.bedepoldingwindsor.catholic.edu.au bedepolding@parra.catholic.edu.au

• Belmont Christian College

John Fisher Road, BELMONT NSW 2280 T: +61 2 4945 8844 www.bcc.nsw.edu.au college@bcc.nsw.edu.au

• Berowra Christian Community School

Cnr King & Berowra Waters Rds, BEROWRA NSW 2081 T: +61 2 9456 2444 www.bccs.nsw.edu.au

• Bethel Christian School

106-114 Mount Druitt Road, MOUNT DRUITT NSW 2770 T: +61 2 9625 4949 www.bethel.nsw.edu.au enquiries@bethel.nsw.edu.au

• Bethlehem College

18 Bland Street, ASHFIELD NSW 2131 T: +61 2 9798 9099 www.bethlehemcollege.nsw.edu.au info@bcashfield.catholic.edu.au

429 Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, THURGOONA NSW 2640 T: +61 2 6043 1577 www.alburybcc.nsw.edu.au 325 Mona Vale Road, ST IVES NSW 2075 T: +61 2 9988 6200 www.brigidine.nsw.edu.au registrar@brigidine.nsw.edu.au

• Broughton Anglican College

81-83 Menangle Road, MENANGLE PARK NSW 2560 T: +61 2 4633 8365 www.broughton.nsw.edu.au reception@broughton.nsw.edu.au

• Calrossy Anglican School

140 Brisbane Street, TAMWORTH NSW 2340 T: +61 2 5776 5100 www.calrossy.nsw.edu.au admin@calrossy.nsw.edu.au

• Carinya Christian School

25 Boronia Drive, TAMWORTH NSW 2340 T: +61 2 6762 0970 www.carinya.nsw.edu.au admin@carinya.nsw.edu.au

• Carroll College

2494 George Bass Drive, BROULEE NSW 2537 T: +61 2 4471 5600 www.ccb.nsw.edu.au office.ccb@cg.catholic.edu.au

• Casimir Catholic College

200 Livingstone Road, MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204 T: +61 2 9558 2888 www.casimirmarrickville.catholic.edu.au info@casimirmarrickville.catholic.edu.au

• Casino Christian Community School 93 Manifold Road North, CASINO NSW 2470 T: +61 2 6662 5599 www.ccs.nsw.edu.au admin@ccs.nsw.edu.au

• Catherine McAuley Westmead 2 Darcy Road, WESTMEAD NSW 2145 T: +61 2 9849 9100 www.mcauley.nsw.edu.au school@mcauley.nsw.edu.au

• Cedars Christian College

Waples Road, FARMBOROUGH HEIGHTS NSW 2526 T: +61 2 4271 8124 www.cedars.nsw.edu.au secretary@cedars.nsw.edu.au

• Central Coast Adventist School 12 Penrose Crescent, ERINA NSW 2250 T: +61 2 4367 7239 www.ccas.nsw.edu.au admin@ccas.nsw.edu.au

• Central Coast Grammar School

Arundel Road, ERINA HEIGHTS NSW 2260 T: +61 2 4367 6766 www.ccgs.nsw.edu.au enrol@ccgs.nsw.edu.au

• Cerdon College

Sherwood Road, MERRYLANDS NSW 2160 T: +61 2 9632 8759 www.cerdon.nsw.edu.au cerdon@parra.catholic.edu.au

• Clarence Valley Anglican School

• Emmanuel Anglican College

• Charlton Christian College

• Emmaus Catholic College

74 Centenary Drive, GRAFTON NSW 2460 T: +61 2 6642 8205 www.cvas.nsw.edu.au enquiries@cvas.nsw.edu.au

43 Fassifern Road, FASSIFERN NSW 2283 T: +61 2 4959 9111 www.charlton.nsw.edu.au

• Chevalier College

566 Moss Vale Road, BURRADOO NSW 2576 T: +61 2 4861 1488 www.chevalier.nsw.edu.au office@chevalier.nsw.edu.au

• St Clare’s Catholic High School

175 Buckwell Drive, HASSALL GROVE NSW 2761 T: +61 2 9835 2466 www.clarehassallgrove.catholic.edu.au clare@parra.catholic.edu.au

•C hristadelphian Heritage Coll Sydney 110 Cross Street, KEMPS CREEK NSW 2178 T: +61 2 9826 2116 www.hcs.nsw.edu.au office@hcs.nsw.edu.au

• Christian Brothers High School

68-84 The Boulevarde, LEWISHAM NSW 2049 T: +61 2 8585 1744 www.cbhslewisham.nsw.edu.au office@cbhslewisham.nsw.edu.au

• Condell Park Christian School

29 Lancelot Street, CONDELL PARK NSW 2200 T: +61 2 9708 4530 www.condellpark.nsw.edu.au christianschool@condellpark.nsw.edu.au

• Covenant Christian School

212 Forest Way, BELROSE NSW 2086 T: +61 2 9450 2688 www.covenant.nsw.edu.au admin@covenant.nsw.edu.au

• Cranbrook School

5 Victoria Road, BELLEVUE HILL NSW 2023 T: +61 2 9327 9000 www.cranbrook.nsw.edu.au enrol@cranbrook.nsw.edu.au

• Danebank Anglican School for Girls 80-98 Park Road, HURSTVILLE NSW 2220 T: +61 2 9580 1415 www.danebank.nsw.edu.au

• De La Salle College

24 Bland Street, ASHFIELD NSW 2131 T: +61 2 9797 3200 www.dlsashfield.com.au info@dlsashfield.catholic.edu.au

• De La Salle College

9 Ferndale Road, REVESBY HEIGHTS NSW 2212 T: +61 2 9773 6232 www.dlsrevesby.catholic.edu.au info@dlsrevesby.catholic.edu.au

• De La Salle College

2 Cross Road, CRONULLA NSW 2230 T: +61 2 9527 1700 www.dlsc.nsw.edu.au info@dlscronulla.catholic.edu.au

62 Horizon Drive, BALLINA NSW 2478 T: +61 2 6681 5054 www.emmanuelcollege.nsw.edu.au enquiries@eac.nsw.edu.au 87-109 Bakers Lane, KEMPS CREEK NSW 2171 T: +61 2 9670 4588 www.emmauskempscreek.catholic.edu.au emmaus@parra.catholic.edu.au

• Freeman Catholic College

Mount Street, BONNYRIGG HEIGHTS NSW 2177 T: +61 2 9823 2073 www.freemanbonnyrigg.catholic.edu.au info@freemanbonnyrigg.catholic.edu.au

• Frensham

Range Road, MITTAGONG NSW 2575 T: +61 2 4860 2000 www.frensham.nsw.edu.au frensham@frensham.nsw.edu.au

• Georges River Grammar

53 Georges Crescent, GEORGES HALL NSW 2198 T: +61 2 9725 7566 www.grg.nsw.edu.au enquiries@grg.nsw.edu.au

• German International School Sydney 33 Myoora Road, TERREY HILLS NSW 2084 T: +61 2 9485 1900 www.germanschoolsydney.com info@germanschoolsydney.com

• Gilroy College

Marie Street, CASTLE HILL NSW 2154 T: +61 2 8853 8200 www.gilroy.catholic.edu.au gilroy@parra.catholic.edu.au

• Glenaeon Steiner School

5a Glenroy Avenue, MIDDLE COVE NSW 2068 T: +61 2 9417 3193 www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au info@glenaeon.nsw.edu.au

• Green Point Christian College Avoca Drive, GREEN POINT NSW 2251 T: +61 2 4363 1266 www.gpcc.nsw.edu.au office@gpcc.nsw.edu.au

• Greenacre Baptist Community School 38-40 Shellcote Road, GREENACRE NSW 2190 T: +61 2 9642 3512 www.gbccs.nsw.edu.au office@gbccs.nsw.edu.au

• Hennessy Catholic College Ripon Street, YOUNG NSW 2594 T: +61 2 6382 1486 www.hccy.nsw.edu.au

• Heritage Christian School

33 Mumford Street, PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444 T: +61 2 6583 8277 www.heritage.nsw.edu.au admin@heritage.nsw.edu.au

• Heritage College

45 Kings Road, COORANBONG NSW 2265 T: +61 2 4977 3456 cooranbong.heritage.edu.au

• Delany College

• Hills Adventist College

• Dubbo Christian School

• Holy Cross College

• Edmund Rice College

• Holy Spirit College

Grimwood Street, GRANVILLE NSW 2142 T: +61 2 9637 7406 www.delanygranville.catholic.edu.au delany@parra.catholic.edu.au 141 Sheraton Road, DUBBO NSW 2830 T: +61 2 6882 0044 www.dubbocs.com.au info@dubbocs.com.au 112 Mt Keira Road, WEST WOLLONGONG NSW 2500 T: +61 2 4228 4344 www.edmundricecollege.nsw.edu.au office@edmundricecollege.nsw.edu.au

• Emanuel School

20 Stanley Street, RANDWICK NSW 2031 T: +61 2 9398 8388 www.emanuelschool.nsw.edu.au reception@emanuelschool.nsw.edu.au

84-88 Cecil Avenue, CASTLE HILL NSW 2154 T: +61 2 9634 2199 www.hills.adventist.edu.au info@hills.adventist.edu.au 517 Victoria Road, RYDE NSW 2112 T: +61 2 9808 1033 www.holycrosscollege.org info@hccryde.catholic.edu.au 39 Croydon Street, LAKEMBA NSW 2195 T: +61 2 9740 8099 / F: +61 2 9740 5559 www.holyspirit.nsw.edu.au info@holyspirit.nsw.edu.au

• Holy Spirit College

Cawley Road, BELLAMBI NSW 2518 T: +61 2 4285 2877 / F: +61 2 4285 2914 www.web.hscdow.catholic.edu.au/ info.hsc@dow.catholic.edu.au


NSW 2023


New South Wales School Directory • Holy Trinity School

• Korowal School

• Marist College Eastwood

• Mountain View Adventist College

• Hunter Christian School

• Kuyper Christian School

• Marist College Kogarah

• Mt Annan Christian College

• Marist College North Shore

• Mt Sinai College

• Marist College Penshurst

• Mount St Benedict College

• Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich

• Mountains Christian College

• Loreto Kirribilli

• Mary Mackillop College

• Mt St Joseph’s School

• Loreto Normanhurst

• Masada College

• Mt St Patrick College

• Mater Maria College

• Nagle College

• Macarthur Adventist School

• McAuley Catholic College

• Nambucca Valley Christian School

• Macarthur Anglican School

• McAuley Catholic Central School

Moore Street, INVERELL NSW 2360 T: +61 2 6722 4066 www.holytrinity.nsw.edu.au info@holytrinity.nsw.edu.au Corner Bull and Kerr Streets, MAYFIELD NSW 2304 T: +61 2 4967 2111 www.hunterchristian.nsw.edu.au admin@hunterchristian.nsw.edu.au

• Hunter Valley Grammar School Norfolk Street, ASHTONFIELD NSW 2323 T: +61 2 4934 2444 www.hvgs.nsw.edu.au registrar@hvgs.nsw.edu.au

• Hurstville Adventist School

30 Wright Street, HURSTVILLE NSW 2220 T: +61 2 9580 5794 www.hurstville.adventist.edu.au info@hurstville.adventist.edu.au

• Illawarra Christian School

Calderwood Road, ALBION PARK NSW 2527 T: +61 2 4230 3777 www.ics.nsw.edu.au

• Illawarra Grammar School

10-12 Western Avenue, MANGERTON NSW 2500 T: +61 2 4220 0200 www.tigs.nsw.edu.au info@tigs.nsw.edu.au

• Inaburra School

Billa Road, BANGOR NSW 2234 T: +61 2 9543 2533 www.inaburra.nsw.edu.au school@inaburra.nsw.edu.au

• Inner Sydney Montessori School 44 Smith Street, BALMAIN NSW 2041 T: +61 2 9555 7803 F: +61 2 9810 3049 www.isms.nsw.edu.au admin@isms.nsw.edu.au

• James Sheahan Catholic High School 46-49 Anson Street, ORANGE NSW 2800 T: +61 2 6362 1422 www.jschs.nsw.edu.au jschs@bth.catholic.edu.au

• Jervis Bay Christian Community Sch Corner The Wool Road & St George Avenue, VINCENTIA NSW 2540 T: +61 2 4441 7983 www.jbccs.nsw.edu.au office@jbccs.nsw.edu.au

• John Colet School

6 Wyatt Avenue, BELROSE NSW 2085 T: +61 2 9451 8395 / F: +61 2 9975 2071 www.johncolet.nsw.edu.au werner@johncolet.nsw.edu.au

• John Paul College

Hogbin Drive, COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2450 T: +61 2 6653 3155 www.cofhslism.catholic.edu.au jpccoffs@lism.catholic.edu.au

• John Therry Catholic High School Demetrius Road, ROSEMEADOW NSW 2560 T: +61 2 4626 3322 www.jtchsdow.catholic.edu.au info@jtchsdow.catholic.edu.au

• Kambala

794 New South Head Road, ROSE BAY NSW 2029 T: +61 2 9388 6777 www.kambala.nsw.edu.au enrolments@kambala.nsw.edu.au

• Kincoppal - Rose Bay

New South Head Road, ROSE BAY NSW 2029 T: +61 2 9388 6000 www.krb.nsw.edu.au admissions@krb.nsw.edu.au

• Kinross Wolaroi School

59-67 Bathurst Road, ORANGE NSW 2800 T: +61 2 6392 0300 www.kws.nsw.edu.au admissions@kws.nsw.edu.au

• Knox Grammar School

Pacific Highway, WAHROONGA NSW 2076 T: +61 2 9487 0122 www.knox.nsw.edu.au enrol@knox.nsw.edu.au


54 Hall Parade, HAZELBROOK NSW 2779 T: +61 2 4758 7466 www.korowal.nsw.edu.au info@korowal.nsw.edu.au 294 Redbank Road, NORTH RICHMOND NSW 2754 T: +61 2 4573 2999 www.kuyper.nsw.edu.au admin@kuyper.nsw.edu.au

• La Salle Academy

Rabaul Street, LITHGOW NSW 2790 T: +61 2 6351 2928 www.lasalleacademy.com.au

• Lakes Anglican Grammar School Corner Sparks Road & Albert Warner Drive, WARNERVALE NSW 2259 T: +61 2 4393 4111 www.lakes.nsw.edu.au enrolments@lakes.nsw.edu.au

• Lindisfarne Anglican School

Mahers Lane, TERRANORA NSW 2486 T: +61 2 5590 5099 www.lindisfarnegrammar.nsw.edu.au 85 Carabella Street, KIRRIBILLI NSW 2061 T: +61 2 9957 4722 www.loreto.nsw.edu.au loreto@loreto.nsw.edu.au 91-93 Pennant Hills Road, NORMANHURST NSW 2076 T: +61 2 9487 3488 www.loretonh.nsw.edu.au enquiries@loretonh.nsw.edu.au

• Loyola Senior High School

North Parade, MOUNT DRUITT NSW 2770 T: +61 2 9832 4455 www.loyolamtdruitt.catholic.edu.au 12 Victoria Road, MACQUARIE FIELDS NSW 2564 T: +61 2 9605 3200 www.macarthur.adventist.edu.au principal@macarthur.adventist.edu.au Cobbitty Road, COBBITTY NSW 2570 T: +61 2 4647 5333 www.macarthur.nsw.edu.au registrar@macarthur.nsw.edu.au

44 Hillview Road, EASTWOOD NSW 2122 T: +61 2 9858 1644 www.mce.nsw.edu.au info@mce.nsw.edu.au 52 Wolseley Street, BEXLEY NSW 2207 T: +61 2 9587 3211 www.mck.nsw.edu.au admin@mckogarah.catholic.edu.au 270 Miller Street, NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060 T: +61 2 9957 5000 www.maristcollege.com northshore@maristcollege.com 65 Victoria Avenue, MORTDALE NSW 2223 T: +61 2 9579 6188 www.maristpenshurst.catholic.edu.au info@maristpenshurst.catholic.edu.au 66A Woolwich Road, WOOLWICH NSW 2110 T: +61 2 9816 2041 www.mscw.nsw.edu.au info@mscw.catholic.edu.au 91 Sparks Road, WARNERVALE NSW 2259 T: +61 2 4392 9399 www.mccwdbb.catholic.edu.au smccw@dbb.catholic.edu.au 9-15 Link Road, ST IVES NSW 2075 T: +61 2 9449 3744 www.masada.nsw.edu.au masada@staff.masada.nsw.edu.au 5 Forest Road, WARRIEWOOD NSW 2102 T: +61 2 9997 7044 www.matermaria.nsw.edu.au mmw@dbb.catholic.edu.au Lot 21 Pacific Highway, CLARENZA NSW 2460 T: +61 2 6643 1434 www.grafslism.catholic.edu.au grafs@lism.catholic.edu.au Capper Street, TUMUT NSW 2720 T: +61 2 6947 2000 www.mcauleytumut.nsw.edu.au

41 Doonside Road, DOONSIDE NSW 2767 T: +61 2 9622 2424 www.mvac.nsw.edu.au info@mvac.nsw.edu.au

347 Narellan Road, MOUNT ANNAN NSW 2567 T: +61 2 4634 7474 www.macc.nsw.edu.au college@macc.nsw.edu.au 6 Runic Lane, MAROUBRA NSW 2035 T: +61 2 9349 4877 www.mountsinai.nsw.edu.au admin@mountsinai.nsw.edu.au 449C Pennant Hills Road, PENNANT HILLS NSW 2120 T: +61 2 9980 0444 www.msb.nsw.edu.au admin@msben.nsw.edu.au 60 Thirroul Avenue, BLACKHEATH NSW 2785 T: +61 2 4787 8645 www.mountainscc.nsw.edu.au bluemountainscs@gmail.com 273 Horsley Road, MILPERRA NSW 2214 T: +61 2 9773 6068 www.msj.nsw.edu.au office@msj.nsw.edu.au Main Street, MURWILLUMBAH NSW 2484 T: +61 2 6672 2340 www.mursclism.catholic.edu.au mspcmbah@lism.catholic.edu.au 58A Orwall Road, BLACKTOWN SOUTH NSW 2148 T: +61 2 8887 4501 www.nagleblacktown.catholic.edu.au nagle@parra.catholic.edu.au Centenary Parade, NAMBUCCA HEADS NSW 2448 T: +61 2 6568 9311 www.nvccs.nsw.edu.au

• Namoi Valley Christian School

51 Rose Street, WEE WAA NSW 2388 T: +61 2 6795 3044 www.namoivalleychristianschool.com.au principal@namoivalleychristianschool.com.au

• McCarthy Catholic College

• Nepean Christian School

• Maitland Christian School

• Mercy College

• New England Girls’ School

• Malek Fahd Islamic School

• Meriden 22,44,46

• Newcastle Grammar School

• Mamre Anglican School

• MLC School

• Mackillop College

Gormans Hill Road, BATHURST NSW 2795 T: +61 2 6338 2200 www.mkc.nsw.edu.au 75-81 Chelmsford Drive, METFORD NSW 2323 T: +61 2 4933 7633 www.maitlandcs.nsw.edu.au office@maitlandcs.nsw.edu.au 405 Waterloo Road, GREENACRE NSW 2190 T: +61 2 9742 1022 www.mfis.com.au admin@mfis.nsw.edu.au 45 Bakers Lane, ERSKINE PARK NSW 2759 T: +61 2 9834 1881 www.mamre.nsw.edu.au office@mamre.nsw.edu.au

• Marcellin College

195 Alison Road, RANDWICK NSW 2031 T: +61 2 9398 6355 www.marcellin.nsw.edu.au secretary@marcellin.nsw.edu.au

• Marian Catholic College

185 Wakaden Street, GRIFFITH NSW 2680 T: +61 2 6962 4655 www.web.mccww.catholic.edu.au

• Marist College Pagewood

35 Donovan Avenue, MAROUBRA NSW 2035 T: +61 2 9349 7333 www.maristpagewood.catholic.edu.au

Tribe Street, TAMWORTH NSW 2340 T: +61 2 6761 0800 www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au admin@mccarthy.nsw.edu.au 99-101 Archer Streets, CHATSWOOD NSW 2067 T: +61 2 9419 2890 www.mercychatswood.nsw.edu.au mercy@dbb.catholic.edu.au 10-12 Redmyre Road, STRATHFIELD NSW 2135 T: +61 2 9752 9444 www.meriden.nsw.edu.au enquiries@meriden.nsw.edu.au Rowley Street, BURWOOD NSW 2134 T: +61 2 9747 1266 www.mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au enquiries@mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au

• Moree Christian Community School 409 Chester Street, MOREE NSW 2400 T: +61 2 6752 3746 www.moreecs.nsw.edu.au office@moreecs.nsw.edu.au

• Moriah College

Queens Park Road, BONDI JUNCTION NSW 2022 T: +61 2 9375 1600 www.moriah.nsw.edu.au info@moriah.nsw.edu.au

• Mosman Prep School

75 Shadforth Street, MOSMAN NSW 2088 T: +61 2 9968 4044 www.mosmanprep.nsw.edu.au school@mosmanprep.sw.edu.au

836 Mulgoa Road, MULGOA NSW 2745 T: +61 2 4773 9055 www.nepean.nsw.edu.au secretary@nepean.nsw.edu.au Uralla Road, ARMIDALE NSW 2350 T: +61 2 6774 8700 www.negs.nsw.edu.au info@negs.nsw.edu.au

Corner Church & Newcomen Streets, NEWCASTLE NSW 2300 T: +61 2 4929 5811 www.ngs.nsw.edu.au office@ngs.nsw.edu.au

• Newington College

200 Stanmore Road, STANMORE NSW 2048 T: +61 2 9568 9333 www.newington.nsw.edu.au contact@newington.nsw.edu.au

• Noor al Houda Islamic College

420 Liverpool Road, STRATHFIELD NSW 2135 T: +61 2 9642 0104 www.nahic.nsw.edu.au nahic@ihug.com.au

• North Cross Christian School

61-65 Lane Cove Road and Dobson Cresent, RYDE NSW 2112 T: +61 2 9809 5252 www.northcross.nsw.edu.au admin@northcross.nsw.edu.au

Directory Listing

• Northern Beaches Christian School

• Parkes Christian School

• Richmond Christian College

• St Andrew’s Cathedral School

• Northholm Grammar School

• Patrician Brothers College

• Rosebank College

• St Anne’s Central School

• Northside Montessori School

• Patrician Brothers High School

• Roseville College

• St Augustine’s College

• Sacred Heart Central School

• St Catherine’s School

• San Clemente High School

• St Charbel’s College

• Santa Sabina College

• St Clare’s College

• Sapphire Coast Anglican College

• St Dominic Savio School

1 Echunga Road, TERRY HILLS NSW 2084 T: +61 2 9450 1311 www.nbcs.nsw.edu.au enrol@nbcs.nsw.edu.au 79 Cobah Road, ARCADIA NSW 2159 T: +61 2 9656 2000 www.northholm.nsw.edu.au admin@northholm.nsw.edu.au

42-46 Bobbin Head Road, PYMBLE NSW 2073 T: +61 2 9144 2835 www.northsidemontessori.org.au admin@northsidemontessori.org.au

• Norwest Christian College

Corner Regent & McCulloch Streets, RIVERSTONE NSW 2765 T: +61 2 9627 4144 www.norwest.nsw.edu.au norwest@nwcc.nsw.edu.au

• Nowra Christian School

194 Old Southern Road, SOUTH NOWRA NSW 2541 T: +61 2 4422 1199 www.ncs.nsw.edu.au office@ncs.nsw.edu.au

• Oakhill College

423-513 Old Northern Road, CASTLE HILL NSW 2154 T: +61 2 9899 2288 www.oakhill.nsw.edu.au registrar@oakhill.nsw.edu.au

• O’Connor Catholic College

35 Kirkwood Street, ARMIDALE NSW 2350 T: +61 2 6772 1666 www.oconnor.nsw.edu.au admin@oconnor.nsw.edu.au

• Orange Christian School

500 Cecil Road, ORANGE NSW 2800 T: +61 2 6362 7258 www.ocs.nsw.edu.au

• Our Lady of Lebanon

23-25 Alice Street, HARRIS PARK NSW 2150 T: +61 2 9635 6600 www.olol-college.nsw.edu.au admin@olol-college.nsw.edu.au

• Our Lady of Mercy College

Victoria Road, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150 T: +61 2 9683 3300 www.olmc.nsw.edu.au olmc@olmc.nsw.edu.au

• Our Lady of Mercy College

62-66 Dominic Street, CRONULLA NSW 2230 T: +61 2 9544 1966 www.olmcburraneer.catholic.edu.au info@olmcburraneer.catholic.edu.au

• Our Lady of the Assumption

1A Hamilton Street East, NORTH STRATHFIELD NSW 2137 T: +61 2 9764 1842 W: www.olanorthstrathfield.catholic.edu.au E: info@olanorthstrathfield.catholic.edu.au

• Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College 36 Addison Street, KENSINGTON NSW 2033 T: +61 2 9662 4088 www.olshkensington.catholic.edu.au info@olshkensington.catholic.edu.au

• Oxford Falls Grammar School

1078 Oxford Falls Road, OXFORD FALLS NSW 2100 T: +61 2 8978 0500 www.ofgs.nsw.edu.au enrolment@ofgs.nsw.edu.au

• Oxley College

Railway Road, BOWRAL NSW 2576 T: +61 2 4861 1366 www.oxley.nsw.edu.au office@oxley.nsw.edu.au

• Pacific Hills Christian School 9-15 Quarry Road, DURAL NSW 2158 T: +61 2 9651 2733 www.phcs.nsw.edu.au registrar@pacifichills.net

Back Trundle Road, PARKES NSW 2870 T: +61 2 6862 4164 www.parkeschristianschool.com.au administration@parkescs.nsw.edu.au 100 Flushcombe Road, BLACKTOWN NSW 2148 T: +61 2 8811 0300 www.patsblacktown.nsw.edu.au patricianbros@parra.catholic.edu.au 268 The Horsley Drive, FAIRFIELD NSW 2165 T: +61 2 9728 4488 www.pbcfairfield.catholic.edu.au

• Penrith Anglican College

338-356 Wentworth Road, ORCHARD HILLS NSW 2748 T: +61 2 4736 8100 www.pac.nsw.edu.au

• Penrith Christian School

Simeon Road, ORCHARD HILLS NSW 2748 T: +61 2 4736 4044 www.pcs.nsw.edu.au admin@pcs.nsw.edu.au

• Pittwater House School

70 South Creek Road, COLLAROY NSW 2097 T: +61 2 9972 5789 www.pittwaterhouse.com.au enrolments@tphs.nsw.edu.au

• PLC Armidale

Crest Road, ARMIDALE NSW 2350 T: +61 2 6770 1700 www.plcarmidale.nsw.edu.au enrolments@plcarmidale.nsw.edu.au

• Port Macquarie Adventist School

500 Ocean Drive, PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444 T: +61 2 6582 2271 www.portmacquarie.adventist.edu.au principal@portmacquarie.adventist.edu.au

• Presbyterian Ladies College

Boundary Street, CROYDON NSW 2132 T: +61 2 9704 5666 www.plc.nsw.edu.au registrar@plc.vic.edu.au

• Pymble Ladies’ College 1,2,16,48 Avon Road, PYMBLE NSW 2073 T: +61 2 9855 7799 www.pymblelc.nsw.edu.au enrol@pymblelc.nsw.edu.au

• Queenwood School For Girls

47 Mandolong Road, MOSMAN NSW 2088 T: +61 2 8968 7777 www.queenwood.nsw.edu.au q@queenwood.nsw.edu.au

• Ravenswood

Henry Street, Gordon NSW 2072 T: +61 2 9498 9898 www.ravenswood.nsw.edu.au enrol@ravenswood.nsw.edu.au

• Red Bend Catholic College College Road, FORBES NSW 2871 T: +61 2 6852 2000 www.redbendcc.nsw.edu.au rbcc@redbendcc.nsw.edu.au

• Redfield College

855 Old Northern Road, DURAL NSW 2158 T: +61 2 9651 4066 www.redfield.nsw.edu.au info@redfield.nsw.edu.au

• Redlands

272 Military Road, CREMORNE NSW 2090 T: +61 2 9909 3133 www.redlands.nsw.edu.au registrar@redlands.nsw.edu.au

• Regents Park Christian School

59 Regent Street, REGENTS PARK NSW 2143 T: +61 2 9644 5144 www.rpcs.nsw.edu.au principal@rpcs.nsw.edu.au

• Richard Johnson Anglican College 93 Hyatts Road, OAKHURST NSW 2761 T: +61 2 9677 2455 www.rjas.nsw.edu.au

7 Gallans Road, BALLINA NSW 2478 T: +61 2 6686 7847 www.richmond.nsw.edu.au admin@richmond.nsw.edu.au

1A Harris Road, FIVE DOCK NSW 2046 T: +61 2 9713 3100 www.rosebank.nsw.edu.au enquiries@rosebank.nsw.edu.au 27 Bancroft Avenue, ROSEVILLE NSW 2069 T: +61 2 9884 1100 www.roseville.nsw.edu.au enquiries@roseville.nsw.edu.au Morris Street, COOTAMUNDRA NSW 2590 T: +61 2 6942 2612 www.shcoota.nsw.edu.au office@shcoota.nsw.edu.au 78 Havelock Street, MAYFIELD NSW 2304 T: +61 2 4014 7300 www.mayfieldsanc.catholic.edu.au sanclemente@mn.catholic.edu.au 90 The Boulevarde, STRATHFIELD NSW 2135 T: +61 2 9745 7000 www.ssc.nsw.edu.au enrolment@ssc.nsw.edu.au 2 Max Slater Drive, BEGA NSW 2550 T: +61 2 6494 7777 www.scac.nsw.edu.au admin@scac.nsw.edu.au

• SCEGGS Darlinghurst

215 Forbes Street, DARLINGHURST NSW 2010 T: +61 2 9332 1133 www.sceggs.nsw.edu.au carrolevans@sceggs.nsw.edu.au

• Scone Grammar School

60 Kingdon Street, SCONE NSW 2337 T: +61 2 6545 3131 www.sgs.nsw.edu.au registrar@sgs.nsw.edu.au

• Sherwood Hills Christian School

61-65 Jacaranda Avenue, BRADBURY NSW 2560 T: +61 2 4625 6448 www.sherwoodhills.nsw.edu.au office@sherwoodhills.nsw.edu.au

• Shoalhaven Anglican School 17 Croobyar Road, MILTON NSW 2538 T: +61 2 4454 0688 www.sas.nsw.edu.au office@sas.nsw.edu.au

• Shore

Blue Street, NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060 T: +61 2 9923 2277 www.shore.nsw.edu.au enquiries@shore.nsw.edu.au

• Singleton Christian School PO Box 64, SINGLETON NSW 2330 T: +61 2 6572 1011 www.singletoncc.nsw.edu.au

• Snowy Mountains Christian School Corner Baroona Avenue & Boona Street, COOMA NORTH NSW 2630 T: +61 2 6452 4333 www.smcs.nsw.edu.au enquiries@smcs.nsw.edu.au

• Southern Cross Baptist School 104 Anzac Avenue, ENGADINE NSW 2233 T: +61 2 9520 3911 www.scbc.org.au principal@scbc.org.au

• Southern Highlands Christian School Corner Kangaloon & Boardman Roads, BOWRAL NSW 2576 T: +61 2 4861 1781 www.shcs.nsw.edu.au office@shcs.nsw.edu.au

Sydney Square, SYDNEY NSW 2000 T: +61 2 9286 9500 www.sacs.nsw.edu.au enrolments@sacs.nsw.edu.au

De Boos Street, TEMORA NSW 2666 T: +61 2 6977 1011 www.stannestemora.nsw.edu.au principal@stannestemora.nsw.edu.au Federal Parade, BROOKVALE NSW 2100 T: +61 2 9938 8200 www.saintaug.nsw.edu.au enquiries@saintaug.nsw.edu.au 26 Albion Street, WAVERLEY NSW 2024 T: +61 2 8305 6200 / F: +61 2 8369 2470 www.stcatherines.nsw.edu.au enrol@stcaths.nsw.edu.au 142 Highclere Avenue, PUNCHBOWL NSW 2196 T: +61 2 9750 8455 www.stcharbel.nsw.edu.au info@stcharbel.nsw.edu.au 41-51 Carrington Road, WAVERLEY NSW 2024 T: +61 2 8305 7100 www.stclares.nsw.edu.au admin@stclares.nsw.edu.au 280 West Botany Street, ROCKDALE NSW 2216 T: +61 2 9597 6956 www.stdominicsavio.nsw.edu.au

• St Edward’s College

13 Frederick Street, GOSFORD NSW 2250 T: +61 2 4321 6400 www.stedwards.nsw.edu.au info@stedwards.nsw.edu.au

• St Euphemia College

202 Stacey Street, BANKSTOWN NSW 2200 T: +61 2 9796 8240 www.steuphemia.nsw.edu.au office@steuphemia.nsw.edu.au

• St Francis de Sales Regional College 182 Yanco Avenue, LEETON NSW 2705 T: +61 2 6953 3622 www.web.sfcww.catholic.edu.au

• St Francis Xavier’s College

286 Parkway Avenue, HAMILTON NSW 2303 T: +61 2 4961 2863 www.hamilton.catholic.edu.au

• St George Christian School

70 Bellevue Parade, HURSTVILLE NSW 2220 T: +61 2 9547 2311 www.sgcs.com.au registrar@sgcs.com.au

• St Gregory’s Armenian School

20 Mungerie Road, BEAUMONT HILLS NSW 2155 T: +61 2 9629 3133 www.nareg.com.au/nas/ stgschool@nareg.com.au

• St Gregory’s College

100 Badgally Road, GREGORY HILLS NSW 2557 T: +61 2 4629 4222 www.stgregs.nsw.edu.au

• St Ignatius College Riverview

Tambourine Bay Road, LANE COVE NSW 2066 T: +61 2 9882 8306 www.riverview.nsw.edu.au

• St James Catholic Primary School 2 Woolley Street, GLEBE NSW 2037 T: +61 2 9692 0870 www.stjglebe.catholic.edu.au info@stjglebe.catholic.edu.au

• St Johns College

203 Woodlawn Road, WOODLAWN NSW 2480 T: +61 2 6626 2600 www.lisjclism.catholic.edu.au sjcwdln@lism.catholic.edu.au

• St Aloysius College

47 Upper Pitt Street, MILSONS POINT NSW 2061 T: +61 2 9922 1177 www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au


NSW 2023


New South Wales School Directory • St John’s College

• St Paul’s Catholic College

• Tallowood School

• St Joseph’s Regional College

• St Paul’s College

• Tangara School for Girls

Sheraton Road, DUBBO EAST NSW 2830 T: +61 2 6884 3766 www.stjohnsdubbo.nsw.edu.au stjohnscollegedubbo@bth.catholic.edu.au College Drive, PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444 T: +61 2 6582 8000 www.pmreglism.catholic.edu.au sjrhport@lism.catholic.edu.au

• St Joseph’s Catholic College

Russell Drysdale Street, GOSFORD EAST NSW 2250 T: +61 2 4324 4022 www.sjcc.nsw.edu.au sjcc@dbb.catholic.edu.au

• St Joseph’s Catholic High School

16 Macquarie Street, ALBION PARK NSW 2527 T: +61 2 4256 4388 www.sjchsdow.catholic.edu.au info@sjchsdow.catholic.edu.au

• St Joseph’s College

Mark Street, HUNTERS HILL NSW 2110 T: +61 2 9816 1044 www.joeys.org sjc@joeys.org

• St Joseph’s High School

Aberdeen Segenhoe Street, ABERDEEN NSW 2336 T: +61 2 6543 7444 www.aberdeen.catholic.edu.au admin@abrdn.mn.catholic.edu.au

• St Joseph’s Catholic School

Adelaide Street, BLAYNEY NSW 2799 T: +61 2 6368 2243 www.stjosephsblayney.nsw.edu.au sjblay@netconnect.com.au

• St Leo’s College

16 Woolcott Avenue, WAHROONGA NSW 2076 T: +61 2 9487 3555 www.stleos.nsw.edu.au stleos@dbb.catholic.edu.au

• St Luke’s Grammar School

210 Headland Road, DEE WHY NSW 2099 T: +61 2 9438 6200 www.stlukes.nsw.edu.au enrol@stlukes.nsw.edu.au

• St Mary Star of the Sea

Locked Bag 42, WOLLONGONG NSW 2500 T: +61 2 4228 6011 www.stmarys.nsw.edu.au

• St Mary’s Central School

PO Box 363, WELLINGTON NSW 2820 T: +61 2 6845 1822 www.stmaryswell.org.au smadmin@smcs.org.au

• St Mary’s College

151 Bloomfield Street, GUNNEDAH NSW 2380 T: +61 2 6742 2124 www.stmarysgunnedah.catholic.edu.au

• St Matthew’s Central School

Lewis Street, MUDGEE NSW 2850 T: +61 2 6372 1742 www.stmattsmudgee.nsw.edu.au stmattsmudgee@bth.catholic.edu.au

• St Patrick’s College

Francis Street, STRATHFIELD NSW 2135 T: +61 2 9763 1000 www.spc.nsw.edu.au enrolment.secretary@spc.nsw.edu.au

• St Patrick’s Marist College

151 Kirby Street, DUNDAS NSW 2117 T: +61 2 9638 5644 www.stpatricks.nsw.edu.au stpatsdundas@parra.catholic.edu.au

• St Patrick’s College

4 St Johns Road, CAMPBELLTOWN NSW 2560 T: +61 2 4629 2999 www.saintpatricks.nsw.edu.au info@saintpatricks.nsw.edu.au

• St Paul’s Catholic College

198 Old Prospect Road, GREYSTANES NSW 2145 T: +61 2 88683700 www.stpaulsgreystanes.catholic.edu.au stpaulscollege@parra.catholic.edu.au


Darley Road, MANLY NSW 2095 T: +61 2 9977 5111 www.stpaulsmanly.nsw.edu.au stpauls@dbb.catholic.edu.au

115-145 Sea Street, WEST KEMPSEY NSW 2440 T: +61 2 6562 7200 www.kmpslism.catholic.edu.au spckemp@lism.catholic.edu.au

• St Paul’s Grammar School

52 Taylor Road, CRANEBROOK NSW 2749 T: +61 2 4777 4888 www.stpauls.nsw.edu.au info@stpauls.nsw.edu.au

• St Paul’s High School

Primrose Street, BOORAGUL NSW 2284 T: +61 2 4958 6711 www.booragul.catholic.edu.au

• St Paul’s International College

463 Argyle Street, MOSS VALE NSW 2577 T: +61 2 4868 2211 www.spic.nsw.edu.au info@spic.nsw.edu.au

• St Philip’s Christian College

20 Narara Creek Road, NARARA NSW 2250 T: +61 2 4324 4744 www.spcc.nsw.edu.au gosford@spcc.nsw.edu.au

• St Peter’s Catholic College

84 Gavenlock Road, TUGGERAH NSW 2259 T: +61 2 4351 2344 www.dbb.org.au/schools/stpeterstuggerah stpeters@dbb.catholic.edu.au

• St Philip’s Christian College 57 High Street, WARATAH NSW 2298 T: +61 2 4960 6600 www.spcc.nsw.edu.au admin@spcc.nsw.edu.au

• St Phillip’s Christian College

182 Salamander Way, SALAMANDER BAY NSW 2317 T: +61 2 4984 3882 www.spcc.nsw.edu.au portstephens@spcc.nsw.edu.au

• St Pius X College

35 Anderson Street, CHATSWOOD NSW 2067 T: +61 2 9411 4733 www.spx.nsw.edu.au admin@stpiusx.nsw.edu.au

• St Scholastica’s College

4 Avenue Road, GLEBE NSW 2037 T: +61 2 9660 2622 www.scholastica.nsw.edu.au office@scholastica.nsw.edu.au

• St Stanislaus College

220 Bentinck Street, BATHURST NSW 2795 T: +61 2 6331 4177 www.stannies.com hmsec@stannies.com

• St Ursula’s College

69 Caroline Street, KINGSGROVE NSW 2208 T: +61 2 9502 3300 www.stursulakingsgrove.org info@stursulakingsgrove.catholic.edu.au

• St Vincent’s College

Rockwall Crescent, POTTS POINT NSW 2011 T: +61 2 9368 1611 www.stvincents.nsw.edu.au collegesecretary@stvincents.nsw.edu.au

• Sutherland Shire Christian School Allies Road, BARDEN RIDGE NSW 2234 T: +61 2 8525 5111 www.sscs.nsw.edu.au sscs@sscs.nsw.edu.au

• Sydney Grammar School

College Street, DARLINGHURST NSW 2010 T: +61 2 9332 5800 www.sydgram.nsw.edu.au webmail@sydgram.nsw.edu.au

• Sydney Japanese School

112 Booralie Road, TERREY HILLS NSW 2084 T: +61 2 9450 1833 www.sydneyjapaneseschool.nsw.edu.au registrar@sjs.nsw.edu.au

44 Redden Drive, KELLYVILLE NSW 2155 T: +61 2 9836 3810 www.tallowood-s.schools.nsw.gov.au tallowood-s.school@det.nsw.edu.au 89-97 Franklin Road, CHERRYBROOK NSW 2126 T: +61 2 9680 4844 www.tangara.nsw.edu.au admin@tangara.nsw.edu.au

• Tara Anglican School for Girls

Masons Drive, NORTH PARRAMATTA NSW 2151 T: +61 2 9630 6655 www.tara.nsw.edu.au enrol@tara.nsw.edu.au

• Taree Christian College

423 Kolodong Road, TAREE NSW 2430 T: +61 2 6552 3177 www.tareeccs.nsw.edu.au admin@tareeccs.nsw.edu.au

• Taylor’s College

965 Bourke Street, WATERLOO NSW 2017 T: 1300 762 143 www.taylorscollege.edu.au

• The Armidale School

87 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE NSW 2350 T: +61 2 6776 5800 www.as.edu.au info@as.edu.au

• The Hills Grammar School

43 Kenthurst Road, KENTHURST NSW 2156 T: +61 2 9654 2111 www.hillsgrammar.nsw.edu.au enquiries@hillsgrammar.nsw.edu.au

• The Lakes Christian College

206 East Wilchard Road, CASTLEREAGH NSW 2751 T: +61 2 4777 4057 www.thelakescc.nsw.edu.au office@thelakescc.nsw.edu.au

• The French School of Sydney

758 Anzac Parade, MAROUBRA NSW 2035 T: +61 2 9344 8692 www.condorcet.com.au principal@condorcet.com.au

• The International Grammar School 4-8 Kelly Street, ULTIMO NSW 2007 T: +61 2 9219 6700 www.igssyd.nsw.edu.au admin@igssyd.nsw.edu.au

• The King’s School

Pennant Hills Road, NORTH PARRAMATTA NSW 2151 T: +61 2 9683 8555 www.kings.edu.au enrol@kings.edu.au

• The McDonald College 5,28,39

17 George Street, NORTH STRATHFIELD NSW 2137 T: +61 2 9752 0500 www.mcdonald.nsw.edu.au registrar@mcdonald.nsw.edu.au

• The Scots College

Locked Bag 5001, BELLEVUE HILL 2023 T: +61 2 9391 7600 www.tsc.nsw.edu.au admissions@tsc.nsw.edu.au

• The Scots School Albury

Perry Street, ALBURY NSW 2640 T: +61 2 6021 3233 www.scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au enrolments@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

• The Scots School Bathurst

Oberon Road, BATHURST NSW 2795 T: +61 2 6331 2766 www.scots.nsw.edu.au scots@scots.nsw.edu.au

• Toongabbie Christian School

30-40 Metella Road, TOONGABBIE NSW 2146 T: +61 2 9688 2952 www.tcs.nsw.edu.au enquiries@ tcs.nsw.edu.au

• Tranby Aboriginal College

13 Mansfield Street, GLEBE NSW 2037 T: +61 2 9660 3444 www.tranby.edu.au admin@tranby.edu.au

• Trinity Catholic College

Corner Clinton and College Streets, GOULBURN NSW 2580 T: +61 2 4821 3600 www.trinitycollege.nsw.edu.au info@trinitycollege.nsw.edu.au

• Trinity Catholic College

13 Park Road, AUURN NSW 2144 37 Regent Street, REGENTS PARK NSW 2143 T: +61 2 9749 1919 www.tcc.nsw.edu.au info@trinity.catholic.edu.au

• Trinity Grammar School

119 Prospect Road, SUMMER HILL NSW 2130 T: +61 2 9581 6000 www.trinity.nsw.edu.au info@trinity.nsw.edu.au

• Tudor House

Illawarra Highway, MOSS VALE NSW 2577 T: +61 2 4868 0000 www.tudorhouse.nsw.edu.au registrar@tudorhouse.nsw.edu.au

• Tyndale Christian School

58 Douglas Road, BLACKTOWN NSW 2148 T: +61 2 8811 7800 www.tyndale.edu.au office@tyndale.edu.au

• Wagga Wagga Christian College

401 Kooringal Road, WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650 T: +61 2 6923 8888 www.waggachristian.nsw.edu.au wwcc@waggachristian.nsw.edu.au

• Wahroonga Preparatory School

61 Coonanbarra Road, WAHROONGA NSW 2076 T: +61 2 9489 3921 www.wahroongaprep.nsw.edu.au admin@wahroongaprep.nsw.edu.au

• Warrah School

PO Box 357, ROUND CORNER NSW 2158 T: +61 2 9651 2411 www.www.warrah.org/school.htm warrah@warrah.org

• Waverley College

131 Birrell Street, WAVERLEY NSW 2024 T: +61 2 9369 0600 www.waverley.nsw.edu.au enrolmentofficer@waverley.nsw.edu.au

• Wenona School

176 Walker Street, NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060 T: +61 2 9955 3000 www.wenona.nsw.edu.au registrar@wenona.nsw.edu.au

• Westmead Christian Grammar School 2-8 Bridge Road, WESTMEAD NSW 2145 T: +61 2 9689 1138 www.wcgs.com.au admin@wcgs.com.au

• William Carey Christian School Bumbera Street, PRESTONS NSW 2170 T: +61 2 9608 2198 www.wccs.nsw.edu.au info@wccs.nsw.edu.au

• William Clarke College 26,36,37,38 1 Morris Grove, KELLYVILLE NSW 2155 T: +61 2 8882 2100 www.wcc.nsw.edu.au info@wcc.nsw.edu.au

• Wycliffe Christian School

133 Rickard Road, WARRIMOO NSW 2774 T: +61 2 4753 6422 www.wycliffe.nsw.edu.au alumni@wycliffe.nsw.edu.au

• Wyong Christian Community School 100 Alison Road, WYONG NSW 2259 T: +61 2 4351 2020 www.wyongccs.nsw.edu.au office@wyongccs.nsw.edu.au

• Yanginanook Christian School Bundaleer Street, BELROSE NSW 2085 T: +61 2 9450 1027 www.yanginanook.nsw.edu.au yanginanook@idx.com.au

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