At this week’s Senior School assembly, Principal Dr Emma Burgess used the life of African-American ballet dancer Misty Copeland to encourage the girls to face and work at overcoming adversity, beat the odds and ask “Why not me”. This year we have been inspired by our 2020 Prefects to ‘See Us, See Me and See…

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The school year is rapidly ending, and the last weeks have seen many final assessments being completed, alongside the beginning of the HSC examinations. It has been wonderful to witness the care and support demonstrated between our girls, staff and our community; a hallmark of our Danebank community. Extensive Consultation  Throughout 2020 we have gathered…

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For the second year in a row, Abby W (Year 8) entered the Immerse Education Essay Competition and was again recognised as one of the highest calibre of entries. The judges selected Abby’s essay to receive a partial scholarship of 10% to take part in the Law programme with Immerse Education in 2021 over in the UK. With the current…

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“When I came to Danebank, I asked you to write me a letter – to tell me about you, what you loved about Danebank and anything you’d like to share. Many of you shared from your heart and spoke of things that were for me only to read. I think it is only fitting at this…

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I recall in the early 2000s attending a lecture where the esteemed Professor declared that it would not be long before computers would be small enough to be carried around on our phones. As an owner of a flip-top Nokia, this left me in awe at the possibility. At the time my eldest daughter did…

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On Wednesday we had the pleasure of attending our 2020 English Extension 2 Showcase of major works, just before these were submitted for HSC examination. Fellow students, staff and Executive attended the Showcase to support and celebrate the achievements of Alexa Stevens, Mia Childers and Winnie Zhang with their teachers, Mrs Maria Seymour (and Mrs…

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A film crew visited our campus today as part of the preparations for our first virtual open morning (you may have noticed the Facebook or Instagram promotions). I am excited that we are embracing this new way to introduce our school to prospective families and their daughters. While preparing my presentation for this filming, I…

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Last week, as I met with girls throughout the Senior campus, I came upon the practice rooms of our Music 1 HSC students and was treated to some wonderful recitals as the girls prepared for their assessment block. Maja played one of her pieces on the harp, A Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native Land; Yige gave…

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In navigating the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been reflecting on the research by Dr Virginia Satir who, over a long period of time, explored family responses to the challenge of sudden change. Dr Satir’s findings indicate a common pattern of behaviour that each family experienced as they responded to sudden…

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Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud – Maya Angelo Our Distance Learning Plan, launched this week as a pilot program. It was devised as part of our ongoing commitment to the continuity of learning and the wellbeing of your daughter while we navigate these challenging times together. Next week, you will be provided with…

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