Increased expectations around student academic achievement and the aspirations of girls have occurred along with a significant increase in complex mental health and wellbeing concerns for young women. The Danebank Approach to Learning is how we have responded to these challenges through a comprehensive strategic leadership response involving extensive community consultation and academic partnerships. Danebank…

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On Safer Internet Day, our teachers used the opportunity to again remind our students of their responsibility to keep themselves and others safe online. While the internet is an amazing resource that we all use every day, it also has a darker side. As parents, it is important that we continue to educate ourselves, our…

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While much has been shared in the media – traditional and social – about the need to look after one’s mental health and wellbeing, schools have been at the coalface of supporting our children and dealing with the challenges of high levels of stress as many students struggle with distance learning.  Across the globe, schools…

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Through the pandemic, Danebank students have reaped the benefits of our teachers’ successful adaptation of their teaching methods and material, to provide innovative, creative and exciting alternatives for our girls from a distance. An example is when Junior School Digital Learning Innovator, Mrs Corrie Bourke, identified that the girls needed more engagement and hands-on STEAM…

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Getting enough good-quality sleep is essential for healthy growth. All children and young people should get the right mix of physical activity, inactivity and sleep in each 24-hour period.   Being active is important for children and young people to grow healthy, and set good habits for life. There are many social, emotional, intellectual and health…

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YES! It is the most important meal of the day and we know this … But why do students consistently “miss” breakfast? Recently Year 9 PASS and Year 8 looked at nutrition and how it affects their lifestyle. Reasons given by these students for not having breakfast include: “No time”, “not hungry”, “trying to eat less”,…

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We need stretch and restoration to build strength As we near the end of term and begin to think about the next three weeks of non-term time, I encourage you and your daughters to find opportunities to rest and recover. This is because we know that to ensure our sense of wellbeing and resilience is…

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Recently I was approached by someone who shared that they saw one of our girls in Danebank uniform at Central Station, about to go up an escalator towards the train. The Danebank girl saw an elderly man coming towards the escalator and chose to step back to enable him go first. The person commented that she…

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For many of us, school has become so much more than a place of work or of teaching and learning. It has become an important part of who we are. We attend Chapel to praise our Lord and be quiet in his presence. We laugh out loud and share each other’s joy. We share each…

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The fact that Sydney is currently under temporary Covid restrictions, makes us so much more aware and thankful of the significant community events we were able to host on our campus this week. On Tuesday we presented our first Pre-K and Kinder Information evening since 2019, with more than 90 families attending. Our specialist Pre-K…

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