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Danebank is a vibrant school environment where we focus on, celebrate and support our students and community. Most of our news feature on our Facebook Page, so please follow us there. We also feature news and insights from our staff and students in the Danebank Blog and Latest Posts and External Insights* below.

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We are following the steps as outlined by the Prime Minister and NSW Premier. We are consistently communicating with our Danebank community and keeping them informed via email and iDanenet.


From our Principal

Dawn and Dusk the Years Pass By

November 23, 2020

We are thankful that we were able to meet in person to say a warm Danebank farewell to our Class of 2020 last week. For this event, Dr Burgess was expected to continue a decades-long tradition. Miss Bird (Principal 1988-2009) started the tradition by writing a story that included each graduating student by name. This…

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Abby W wins law scholarship in UK

October 19, 2020

For the second year in a row, Abby W (Year 8) entered the Immerse Education Essay Competition and was again recognised as one of the highest calibre of entries. The judges selected Abby’s essay to receive a partial scholarship of 10% to take part in the Law programme with Immerse Education in 2021 over in the UK. With the current…

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Highly Commended at the Ipswich Poetry Feast

November 1, 2019

Sophie van der Helder in Year 12, has had her poem ‘This System’ awarded a Highly Commended at the 2019 Ipswich Poetry Feast. ‘This System’ is a journey into a teenager’s mind, questioning and challenging the world around them. Read her imaginative and insightful poem in full below. They say you better get an A…

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ADHD Awareness Month

October 27, 2020

ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder, affecting one in 20 Australians. However it is frequently misunderstood and there continues to be lots of myths surrounding ADHD that cause pain and perpetuate stigma.  The aim of ADHD month is to disseminate reliable information, generate awareness and empower those living with ADHD.    What ADHD…

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Alice in Wonderland – 2020 School Production

February 20, 2020

“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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External Insights*

Are children and adolescents getting enough sleep?

June 2, 2020

  Not getting enough sleep is associated with a range of physical and mental health problems that can interfere with current health and functioning, and have consequences for health and wellbeing later in life, according to Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)*. Poor quality or insufficient sleep can affect young…

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Tips for parents of gamers

March 27, 2020

While we might be cooped up and isolated for a while any day now, plenty of gamers are going to see this as a free for all, which is concerning. The other side of the coin is that this is a way to connect with others when they can’t do it in real life because…

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