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Meet the Principal


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.

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Our Life Skills Teacher, Bianca, has a background in paediatric nursing and has worked with people with disabilities for the past 20 years. She says: "I believe in making sure all people have access to quality education through supporting them to engage with learning experiences.

"Everyone can learn, and through the Danebank Life Skills program we target real life skills across all areas of the curriculum, from functional English and Maths skills to social skills, travel training and work skills. It brings me such joy to see our students gain confidence within this supportive, structured environment, to make friends and explore their interests

"I believe in developing independence through structure and routine, and instiling within the girls the belief in our class motto of 'Yes I Can!’ “

The Life Skills girls learn valuable life lessons in the area of social skills, and through the Christian Studies program and inclusion in wider school activities, learn that they are loved by God: "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14

Bianca says working with such a dedicated team of educators and support staff makes coming to work, even on the most challenging day, a positive experience: "At Danebank we support each other to provide the girls with engaging and interesting lessons across all subject areas".

"I am looking forward to the future at Danebank. I am excited by the implementation of our Danebank Approach to Learning, the new buildings and continuing to inspire and educate young women with disabilities to be all they are purposed to be.”

When she is not teaching, Bianca enjoys riding on electric scooters, seeing theatre productions and reading.

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Current Positions

Registered Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist

Part Time / Temporary (maternity leave position)

Danebank is seeking a Registered Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist (part time, temporary, maternity leave position). This person is an integral member of the student-wellbeing team, working in partnership with teachers and families to support the emotional and developmental wellbeing of students at Danebank.

TAS Teacher

Full time / Temporary (maternity Leave position)

Danebank is seeking a TAS Teacher (full time, temporary, maternity leave). Experience teaching Technology Mandatory, Design and Technology and/or Food Technology is desirable.

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.

Sport Coach


Danebank is seeking a casual sports coach is responsible for delivering quality, engaging and educational training sessions/competitions to students, ensuring programs are safe and are professionally delivered in accordance with program requirements whilst ensuring high levels of customer service are maintained.

Learning Enrichment Teacher

Full time / Permanent

Danebank is seeking a Learning Enrichment Teacher (full time, permanent). You will work in Senior School (Years 7-12), providing support, advice and guidance to Senior School staff to meet the diverse learning needs of students.

Learning Enrichment Administration Assistant

Part time / Permanent / Term time only

Danebank is seeking a talented Learning Enrichment Administration Assistant (part time, permanent, term time only) as a member of the Learning Enrichment Team. The team delivers inspiring and differentiated learning programs to help students to develop into reflective and powerful learners. The Administrative Assistant ensures professional compliance, supports Learning Enrichment policy and practice, and follows school procedures and systems.


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.

Due to the growth of the school and our expanding offerings, the following positions are available.


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.


It is an offence under the NSW Child Protection Act for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for these positions. Preferred applicants will be subject to employment screening.


  • 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

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
Mail: Danebank Anglican School for Girls, 80-98 Park Road HURSTVILLE NSW 2220

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