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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.

Mr Philip Bell, Chairman of the Anglican School Corporation, and Dr Richard Sharp, Chairman of the Danebank School Council,  this morning announced the appointment of Dr Emma Burgess to take up the position of Principal of Danebank, starting January 2020.

Please click here to read the full announcement of Dr Burgess' appointment.

Dr Emma Burgess announced as new Principal Danebank Anglican School for Girls

From our Principal

Born to be stars as you hold firmly to the Word of Life

November 25, 2019

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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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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Heart for service and making Ut Prosim a practical reality

September 4, 2019

Victoria Z a Year 11 student, recently spoke at assembly about her wonderful and fulfilling experience working with St John Ambulance. Victoria joined St John in February 2018 as she was contemplating pursuing a career in paramedicine or nursing and knew joining St John would provide some valuable experiences. Since joining, she has been through…

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Latest Posts

2019 HSC ENCORE performance nomination

October 1, 2019

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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Danebank girls place in the top 4 at the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award

September 19, 2019

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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External Insights*

Freedom and opportunity to be yourself

October 25, 2019

Research shows in a single-sex school, girls are free to be themselves inside and outside the classroom. An all-girls school can offer a learning environment tailored specifically to how girls learn, and a social environment that is free of the competition and social pressure from boys. Research shows girls from an all-girls school will most…

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Making friends is a skill that lasts forever

October 10, 2019

Making friends at school can be just as important as learning your times tables or when to use there, their or they’re! Learning how to make friends as a child, is a skill you will use forever. While we can’t make friends for our children, we can give them some direction and teach them skills…

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