Meet our Principal

Dr Emma Burgess

Danebank provides exceptional learning and care for girls within a warm, Christian learning Dr Emma Burgesscommunity


Welcome to Danebank Anglican School for Girls

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to our website as you consider options and endeavour to find the best school for your daughter. 

I know that, in exploring a Danebank education, you are making one of the most significant decisions for your family. It is a transformative period of your daughter’s life, where she arrives as a girl and leaves the school gates as a young woman.

Danebank is one of the leading girls’ schools in Australia with a wonderful reputation and proud history of excellence and innovation in thinking, learning and care. Our girls are encouraged and empowered to flourish in every aspect of their lives through the provision of a high-quality, affordable and well-rounded contemporary Christian education.  

For several years now, Danebank has been the top-performing non-selective school in Sydney’s St George and Sutherland shires. Our school’s wide range of sport, co-curricular, social, community service, extension and support activities provide the rich soil in which our girls flourish as they grow into young women.

Danebank is a warm, vibrant Christian learning community. You feel it as you walk in the school. There is an atmosphere of warmth, positivity, safety and support, along with a strong sense of belonging among our students. Girls develop life-long friendships and we view our relationships as key to our success. We actively partner with families and are deeply committed to ensuring that our girls learn within a happy, safe and nurturing environment. 

Our students are at the heart of everything we do. Our approach to education is holistic: we integrate student wellbeing, learning and personal development to help shape the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual aspects of each individual. Our girls consistently achieve outstanding academic results which we celebrate along with multifaceted cultural, sporting, service and outdoor learning pursuits. 

Our teachers are outstanding educators who are experts in their field and are deeply committed to educating girls. Danebank teachers are passionate about ensuring that each girl experiences the best in learning. They get to know their students and how they learn, and tailor their learning programs accordingly. 

The life of our school is anchored in a Christian foundation and our worship and spiritual life is grounded in the Anglican tradition. The very essence of our motto - Ut Prosim That I May Serve - reflects our intention for each girl to develop meaning in her life, to grow in faith, to serve others and contribute to society into the future.  

I encourage you to explore the many advantages of a Danebank education found within this website and look forward to meeting you in the future.


Dr Emma Burgess, Principal


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