“Curiouser and curiouser!” We are so excited about this year’s school production Alice in Wonderland. You’re sure to be kept entertained with its fantastical tales and riddles! Two shows only Friday 28 and Saturday 29 February. Tickets on Sale now at www.trybooking.com/biedg

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At our class of 2019 High Achievers assembly, the girls were inspired by Danebank Old Girl, Dr Victoria Johnson (Class of 2004), to dream a big massive life for themselves, full of adventures, challenges, exploration and battles. Dr Johnson reminded our young women that life demands that they be more than just a “smart girls”…

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Starting back at school can be an exciting time but it can also be a challenging time. This is especially true for those attending Danebank for the first time. Preparation, building routine and supporting students with your own calm approach can go a long way in ensuring those first few weeks are a positive experience.…

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We are immensely proud of Alice W who has been acknowledged for her magnificent musical talents by being nominated for this years’ ENCORE performance, a selection of performances and compositions from HSC Music students. What an achievement! Alice is passionate about music, and plans to continue her education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music next…

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Congratulations to Madeleine Olney and Nicola Poulos in Year 10, who have recently placed in the top four at the annual 2019 ZONTA International Young Women in Public Affairs Awards*.  Nicola was awarded highly commended and Maddie as runner up. These results are impressive enough, but even more thrilling is that they were two of…

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Our Stage 3 teachers recently received “absolutely fabulous” feedback for their English teaching from NESA, the NSW Education Standards Authority. NESA booked a random spot-check at Danebank as part of the authority’s risk-based approach to regulation. Only a few days’ warning is received by the school earmarked for inspection to ensure what the inspectors examine,…

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Dr Lidia Matesic Ruby Payne Scott Lecture 2019 - Danebank

For the past 20 years, Danebank has honoured the extraordinary achievements and life journey of Miss Ruby Payne Scott with an annual science lecture presented by a female scientist. This year’s lecture was presented by  Dr Lidia Matesic a Radiochemist at Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto). Dr Matesic presented to Senior Science students…

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Ellen Maher Special Olympic Medalist 2019

We were privileged to have a visit from alumna Ellen Maher (Life Skills class of 2017), an accomplished gymnast who represented Australia at this year’s Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi winning five medals. Our Year 8, 9 and Life Skills girls were enthralled listening to Ellen describe her experiences and favourite memories…

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Danebank TAS STEM Veggie Garden Year 7 Girls

Teaching agriculture at schools is vital to increasing the knowledge of the whole community about the food and fibre we need in everyday life and growing these sustainably. At Danebank we have a small space in which we created a hands-on teaching resource to compliment the Year 7 Grow and Thrive unit. The new hi-tech…

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“Reflections” was the theme of this year’s photo competition with each entrant free to interpret this as they wished. This led to a wide variety of themes and subjects being submitted, from reflective surfaces or reflections in the water, to some more contemplative photos. All the submissions were of an outstanding level, and all entrants…

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