It is with great enthusiasm that our Danebank staff and I welcome you and your families back to school for 2020. I trust that you have all enjoyed a well-deserved, restful holiday and that you will experience a new year filled with of hope, imagination and curiosity, ready to learn and thrive. On Wednesday…

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At the end of last term, the Danebank leadership team for 2020 was announced. At this assembly, Principal Mrs Maryanne Davis spoke to our girls about how pressure added by others in terms of their expectations of us, is in fact a privilege.    Billy Jean King was a great tennis player. She won 39…

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Research shows in a single-sex school, girls are free to be themselves inside and outside the classroom. An all-girls school can offer a learning environment tailored specifically to how girls learn, and a social environment that is free of the competition and social pressure from boys. Research shows girls from an all-girls school will most…

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It is a sad time in so many ways: You will no longer see your Danebank friends – your Danebank sisters – every day. They are precious to you. They are your other family. You will miss the lessons where you spend time dissecting the positive and negatives of the boys at the station or youth…

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We are immensely proud of Alice W who has been acknowledged for her magnificent musical talents by being nominated for this years’ ENCORE performance, a selection of performances and compositions from HSC Music students. What an achievement! Alice is passionate about music, and plans to continue her education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music next…

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Danebank Superpowers Ut Prosim Serving others

At last week’s Senior School assembly, Principal, Mrs Maryanne Davis asked the girls what they would choose if they could have any superpower.  She said: “I would want it to be something where I could REALLY serve others … maybe save thousands of lives … even millions if it is going to be a REAL…

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Recently, Principal Mrs Maryanne Davis spoke to our Senior students about being emotionally agile and what that looks like in the real-world. She explained how learning now to “bounce-back” and to be resilient when things don’t exactly go as planned, will not only help students deal with any current difficulties, but also help deal with…

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Our Stage 3 teachers recently received “absolutely fabulous” feedback for their English teaching from NESA, the NSW Education Standards Authority. NESA booked a random spot-check at Danebank as part of the authority’s risk-based approach to regulation. Only a few days’ warning is received by the school earmarked for inspection to ensure what the inspectors examine,…

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Today’s world is more complex and unpredictable than ever before; it is ever-changing and more complicated socially, environmentally and politically. For teens, this can create confusion around their sense of meaning and a purpose.  How can we help our teenagers develop skills to be successful in this new and complex era? Previous generations have been…

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Dr Lidia Matesic Ruby Payne Scott Lecture 2019 - Danebank

For the past 20 years, Danebank has honoured the extraordinary achievements and life journey of Miss Ruby Payne Scott with an annual science lecture presented by a female scientist. This year’s lecture was presented by  Dr Lidia Matesic a Radiochemist at Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto). Dr Matesic presented to Senior Science students…

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