In a fitting and poignant farewell, Principal Mrs Maryanne Davis highlighted important elements from every theme she had chosen for each year of the Davis Decade at Danebank when she gave her final Senior School assembly talk on Wednesday. 2010: Glass half full or half empty In 2010 my theme was: Do you see the glass as half…

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William Kamkwamba The boy who harnessed the wind

Using Malawian youth William Kamkwamba as an excellent example of a life and character that epitomises Service, Enthusiasm, Agility of mind and body, and Leadership, Principal Mrs Maryanne Davis continued discussing the Danebank SEAL of Approval with Senior School students at last week’s assembly. William was born in 1987 in Dowa, Malawi, in southeast Africa. He grew…

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At the end of last term, the Danebank leadership team for 2020 was announced. At this assembly, Principal Mrs Maryanne Davis spoke to our girls about how pressure added by others in terms of their expectations of us, is in fact a privilege.    Billy Jean King was a great tennis player. She won 39…

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It is a sad time in so many ways: You will no longer see your Danebank friends – your Danebank sisters – every day. They are precious to you. They are your other family. You will miss the lessons where you spend time dissecting the positive and negatives of the boys at the station or youth…

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Danebank Superpowers Ut Prosim Serving others

At last week’s Senior School assembly, Principal, Mrs Maryanne Davis asked the girls what they would choose if they could have any superpower.  She said: “I would want it to be something where I could REALLY serve others … maybe save thousands of lives … even millions if it is going to be a REAL…

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Recently, Principal Mrs Maryanne Davis spoke to our Senior students about being emotionally agile and what that looks like in the real-world. She explained how learning now to “bounce-back” and to be resilient when things don’t exactly go as planned, will not only help students deal with any current difficulties, but also help deal with…

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Danebank Visual Arts

There is a quote I love that is part of a poem by A.W.E. O’Shaughnessy: We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams… Yet we are the movers and shakers, Of the world forever, it seems.   Over the past week at Danebank, we have been privileged to observe and enjoy music…

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Principal Mrs Maryanne Davis with Senior students 2019

Mrs Davis explains that now is the time to reflect on how to make the most of this new term. Posing some questions we can ask ourselves, our families and our friends to help us grow and succeed over the next 10 weeks. What’s next? Don’t you love a new term? It is like a…

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Principal Mrs Maryanne Davis spoke to our girls about Jesus’ example of what true friendship is, and how they can build such relationships in their lives. Recently I have been reading writings by Caitlin Orr on the Bible Society’s on-line devotions. She is an Assistant Minister at Watsons Bay Anglican Church in Sydney. Everything I…

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Danebank 2019 SRC Senior Leaders Utprosim

Principal Mrs Maryanne Davis encouraged students to be determined and courageous in their efforts to work towards social justice for all.  Looking at the four elements of our Danebank S.E.A.L. of approval – Service, Enthusiasm, Agility and Leadership – it is obvious that they all work together. Really serving others won’t happen unless you have…

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