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Principal Mrs Maryanne Davis announces retirement for end of 2019

Danebank Principal Mrs Maryanne Davis today (Wednesday 8 August 2018) announced that she would be handing over the Danebank torch to a new person, who will commence at the school in 2020.

In a letter announcing the move, ASC Chair Mr Philip Bell and School Council Chair Dr Richard Sharp praised Mrs Davis’ service to the school: “Mrs Davis has been an inspiration for girls and staff over her time at Danebank. She will leave a legacy focussed on the School’s revitalised strategic plan, and an experienced staff, a robust learning culture, excellent facilities, and equally importantly, a strong sense of Christian mission.”

Mrs Davis emphasised that it will be “business as usual” at Danebank, mentioning several exciting projects in the pipeline for the next year and a half.

Read the announcement here: Principal Mrs Davis announces retirement

Danebank Blog

Live to learn because we learn to live

July 31, 2018

At Danebank we always emphasise that you need to take responsibility for your own learning. Don’t expect the teachers to spoon-feed you. Isolate the areas where you need more information or where you need to know more and seek them out. Engage with different and challenging ideas and work out what you think. Be an…

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Ambition

June 19, 2018

“You can have ambition, but not TOO much. You should aim to be successful, but not TOO successful.” You may have heard this in Beyonce’s song “Flawless”, or in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk “We should all be Feminists”. For many women around the world these assertions continue to be true today. Particularly in underdeveloped…

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Danebank News

Year 6 with Professor Brian Cox

May 22, 2018

In 2016, Nikita B had the pleasure of meeting Professor Brian Cox at the State Theatre. Nikita won this wonderful opportunity through a competition run by the RIUS (Royal Institute of Australia). RIUS selected its winners by determining the best answers to a set question from each state. Winners were able to attend and meet Professor Cox at his show,…

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A passion for the community leads to public recognition

November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017   Migrant parents who “came to Australia with nothing” enabled Danebank Prefect Stephanie Sekulovska (Year 12, 2018) to “recognise my privilege and understand how fortunate I am”. This motivation and the fact that she is ambitious with a passion for the community, led to Stephanie recently receiving a Youth Volunteer Achievement Award…

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Digital sabotage: Screen time disrupts our internal body clock and suppresses sleep.

November 23, 2017

Digital media is increasingly pervasive throughout society, including in the bedtime routines of children. Many parents believe that watching a video or playing a computer game before bedtime is calming but, in fact, these activities may have the opposite effect.

For the full article written by the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia please click here.

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