Your girls deserve the best.
Introducing our staff.

Meet the Principal

DR EMMA BURGESS

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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LUKE COULTON

ASSISTANT HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL - LEARNING

Learning at Danebank

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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.


Careers Facilitator

Part Time

Danebank is seeking a permanent part time Careers Facilitator to work with, and support our senior school students. The chief focus of the Careers Facilitator is to provide students with resources and strategies to assist as they make career decisions. They enable students to evaluate their interests, skills and personality traits in the light of requirements of various careers. They have an understanding of the tertiary system with a strong technical understanding of the ATAR and tertiary entrance requirements.


Learning Support Assistant - Roseby Class

Part Time

Danebank is seeking a permanent part time Learning Support Assistant to join the Roseby Class team. Danebank Learning Support Assistants are organised, enthusiastic and passionate about the potential of their students. They skillfully develop relevant, structured, learning opportunities with clear time-frames and deadlines, where process as well as content is made explicit and where students are encouraged to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways and in a variety of settings. Learning Support Assistants are expected to be involved in the learning, student care, outdoor education and co-curricular programs as these are pivotal to the holistic development of each student.


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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