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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
“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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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.