Your girls deserve the best.
Introducing our staff.

Meet the Principal

DR EMMA BURGESSS

Dr Emma Burgess is Danebank’s seventh principal. She came to us with a wealth of wisdom and experience, having completed her doctoral research in quality teaching and learning and having held senior leadership roles across several Australian schools.

Dr Burgess has been with Danebank since the beginning of 2020 and in just three years, has had an extraordinary impact across every area of our school.

With her deep love and true compassion for our Danebank girls in her heart and at the core of all decisions, Dr Burgess has been building on a strong foundation and has steered the school into greater levels of excellence: infusing fresh, research-based ideas, improving learning and systems, developing teams, and building teacher capacity - all while preserving the special and unique features of the Danebank experience.

We quickly came to realise that God had blessed us with a strategic, people-centred, forward-thinking leader and we know we are in very good hands.

Dr Burgess has led a change-agenda, focusing on enriching two key pillars of our community: wellbeing and learning, underpinned by the truth of the Gospel and faith in our God.

The entire school is actively weaving a research-based approach to learning and wellbeing into the fabric of all we do here at Danebank and it is exciting to be part of it.

Read Dr Burgess' Welcome

This month’s profile

ALISON UNDERWOOD, Mathematics Teacher and Outdoor Education Coordinator

Alison has been teaching mathematics at Danebank for over 36 years, she is truly passionate about Outdoor Education, having established our Duke of Ed program and coordinating all Senior School camps. She loves the supportive Christian community at Danebank and cherishes every opportunity to open students' eyes to how much more they can achieve than they think they are capable of.

“Education is so much more than what happens in the classroom. It is all the other opportunities that students have while at Danebank that contribute to a wonderful well-rounded education: from Music and Drama to sports, Outdoor Education and a multitude of clubs and groups.”

Experts and opinion leaders

DR CLAIRE GOLLEDGE

LECTURER IN EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Supporting great teaching in every Danebank Classroom.

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EMMA PAY

DIRECTOR OF TEACHER PRACTICE P-12

Using quality teaching to improve student achievement

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LEE MALIN

HEAD OF PDHPE

Why PDHPE is vital for girls’ overall wellbeing.

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LISA VOS

DIRECTOR OF WELLBEING

Wellbeing is at the core of preparing girls for life.

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Current Positions

Danebank is inviting applications for these employment opportunities.

Due to the growth of our school, our expanding learning offerings, and the retirement of long-serving and valued staff, some positions have become available. It is an exciting time to join our community as Danebank is building on our heritage, implementing a new, transformational strategy to propel us into the future. We are seeking excellent, visionary and inspiring professionals to join our dynamic and supportive staff. An employer of choice, Danebank is passionate about learning and deeply committed to the growth of each girl. Our staff enjoy access to contemporary learning spaces and resources, generous conditions and an extensive program of professional learning that encourages innovation and collaboration.

Danebank is committed to being a child-safe organisation, putting the needs and interests of our students first. All Danebank staff are required to comply with applicable child-protection legislation and are responsible for ensuring that the school’s child-safe policies, procedures and programs are at the forefront of all we do. This includes maintaining a child-safe culture, adopting strategies and taking action to promote child wellbeing, and keeping students safe from harm. The school has zero tolerance for child abuse.


Property and Facilities Manager

Full Time

The Property and Facilities Manager provides oversight of the management of property and maintenance services at Danebank to ensure the School is maintained to a high standard of safety and presentation at all times to enhance learning and support our students, staff and community. An integral part of this is the management of the roll out of the school’s Master Plan over the next 15 years.


Drama and VET Entertainment Industry Teacher

Full Time

Danebank is seeking a Permanent Full Time Drama and VET Entertainment Industry Teacher to join our Senior School. Our Drama teachers deliver inspiring and differentiated learning programs through high quality teaching in order to develop deep understanding and develop students as reflective and powerful learners. In partnership with their Heads of Department, our teachers collaborate, share teaching practices, and bring innovative ideas to promote a culture of continuous improvement.


Senior School Counsellor / Psychologist

Part Time (Mat Leave)

Danebank is seeking a Temporary Part Time (Maternity Leave) Senior School Counsellor/Psychologist. Danebank is committed to nurturing and caring for the whole person. As such, the Psychologist / School Counsellor encourages and supports a holistic approach to increased confidence and self-belief in students within key areas of their school life where positive action sets goals for positive outcomes.


Learning Support Assistant (Senior School)

Part Time

Danebank is seeking a Permanent Part Time Learning Support Assistant to join our Senior School Team. Our Learning Support Assistants provide support in classrooms across all KLA’s, for students with identified diverse learning needs including disability, under the direction and supervision of the Head of Learning Enrichment and classroom teachers, to support the achievement of educational outcomes.


Mini-Bus Driver

Part Time

Danebank is seeking a permanent part time (term time only) Mini Bus Driver (a working with children check is required). We are seeking an excellent, welcoming and passionate Bus Driver to join our dynamic team and supportive staff. We are deeply committed to the growth of each of our girls.


Casual Senior School Teachers

Casual

Danebank is seeking casual teaching staff to join our dynamic Senior School. Our teachers are passionate about learning and deeply committed to the wellbeing and growth of each student. In partnership with the Head of Senior School and Head of Departments, our teachers collaborate, share teaching practices, and bring innovative ideas to promote a culture of continuous improvement.

Careers

Danebank is a workplace of choice.

Our staff are passionate about learning and deeply committed to the wellbeing and growth of each girl. Our heart to serve and vision to improve drives our collaboration, innovation, professional growth and pursuit of the best for ourselves and our community.

Danebank staff enjoy contemporary learning spaces and resources, generous conditions and an extensive program of professional learning encouraging innovation and collaboration. Small classes allow our teachers to get to know each student and create a learning-focussed culture where teachers and students work in partnership. It is an exciting time to join our community.


WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY

Please note: It is advisable that you keep copies of all documents submitted with your application. Any documents supplied with your application will not be returned.

Applicants will be interviewed as applications are received and the position may be filled prior to the deadline.


A CHILD-SAFE ORGANISATION

Danebank is committed to being a child-safe organisation, putting the needs and interests of our students first. All Danebank staff are required to comply with applicable child protection legislation and are responsible for ensuring that the School’s child-safe policies, procedures and programs are at the forefront of all we do. This includes maintaining a child-safe culture, adopting strategies and taking action to promote child wellbeing, and keeping students safe from harm. The School has zero tolerance for child abuse.


BENEFITS FOR DANEBANK STAFF

  • Danebank employs staff in reference to the Independent Schools NSW/ACT Multi-Enterprise Agreements
  • Computing device as appropriate for teaching staff
  • Professional learning opportunities through an active staff development program
  • Onsite parking for most staff
  • Generous reduction in school fees for staff children
THE FOLLOWING PAPERS SHOULD BE LODGED WITH AN APPLICATION.

Completed Application Form (See "What you need to apply" to the left)

Cover letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Names of professional and personal referees. Personal referees should include a church minister where possible.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

A certified photocopy of your Driver’s Licence or Passport


Applications should be marked confidential and addressed to:
Dr Emma Burgess, Principal
Email: employment@danebank.nsw.edu.au
Mail: Danebank Anglican School for Girls, 80-98 Park Road HURSTVILLE NSW 2220

NOTE: Applicants will be interviewed as applications are received and the position may be filled prior to the deadline.

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