|Danebank Anglican School for Girls|
|Hurstville, New South Wales
|Type||Independent, Day school|
|Motto||Latin: Ut Prosim
("That I May Serve")
|Founder||Edith Roseby Ball|
|Colour(s)||Red, green, pink and Silver|
Danebank Anglican School for Girls (commonly referred to as Danebank) is an independent, Anglican, day school for girls, located in Hurstville, a southern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is a member school of the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation.
Established in 1933 by Edith Roseby Ball, Danebank has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 930 students from Prep to Year 12.
The school is affiliated with the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA), the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA), and the Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools (AHIGS).
|1933 – 1950||Edith Roseby Ball, Founder|
|1951 – 1953||Olga Wilson|
|1952 – 1974||Joyce Cowell|
|1975 – 1987||Carole Tisdell|
|1988 – 2009||Rosalyn Bird|
|2010 – present||Maryanne Davis|
Note: There is a new uniform available and the old uniform will be forbidden after 2017 special assembly on the last day of school.
- Summer - In summer months students from K–10 wear a green striped dress with red tubing on the collar and sleeves, with white socks and black school shoes; often the uniform is commonly referred to as 'toothpaste'. Years 11 and 12 wear a similarly striped skirt and blouse, with jade-green tubing, white socks and skirts. Matching scrunchies and red, green or white ribbons can be worn in hair.
- Winter - In winter months students in Kindergarten to year 4 wear a green-and-red tartan pinafore with a grey skivvy and long green socks. Years 5-10 wear a green and red tartan skirt with a pink blouse and green stockings, and are referred to as 'Watermelons'. Years 11 and 12 wear the same tartan skirt with a pale-green blouse and green stockings or socks with garters. All students are required to have a jade-green school jumper and bottle-green Blazer.
Grey School Hats are no longer compulsory and are rarely worn by students, although in 2011 there was a competition for the most grey school hats for each class .
Note: Construction and demolition is currently ongoing in Danebank and new facilities will be constructed. The Langdon Wing is being partly demolished for newer facilities. Danebank's current facilities include:
- The Gymnasium - opened in 2006 and holds a gymnastics area, court, upstairs dance studio, classroom, staffroom, storerooms, changerooms and contains equipment for sporting activities.
- The Terraces - contains equipment and facilities for Design and Technology, Visual Arts, Hospitality, Visual Design, Industrial technology Multi Media and Computing. New facilities for Drama and Music have now been added including a drama space, drama room, music foyer and music classroom.
- K-12 Resources Centre - contains the JC Cowell Library, the Careers Reference Area, AudioVisual Control Room and the Independent Learning Centre. Demolished as of early 2017, another is being rebuilt in place.
- Prep Cottage - Home of the Prep Class and Outside School Hours Care. Demolished as of early 2017, another is being rebuilt in place.
- Wingara Senior Studies Centre - Study rooms, Geography and History classrooms, common room, Conference Room and kitchen for Year 12.
- Roseby Ball House - "The Quad" - a three-storey building designed around a central courtyard. For administration, classroom teaching, science laboratories, mathematics laboratory, staff rooms.
- The Langdon Wing - Junior School administration and classrooms, Japanese Room, Language laboratory, computer laboratory. Partially demolished for construction on the Junior School.
- The Aquatic Centre - consists of the Aquatic Centre plus a multi purpose court. The indoor Aquatic Centre contains a 25-metre water polo pool plus a beginners pool. Other sporting facilities include a mini gymnasium and multi purpose court.
- The Performing Arts Centre - Also commonly known as the PAC, consists of a main stage with seating for 1000+ people including a gallery level, large music and drama classrooms and storeroom, and 10 individual music practice rooms for individual student tutorials and class groups.
- Ally Mansell – Winner of Australian Princess (television program)
- Lynda Tooth – Former Principal of Macquarie Anglican Grammar School (2007), Dubbo
- "2012 Annual Report" (PDF). Danebank. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "AHISA Schools". New South Wales. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. January 2008. Archived from the original on 2 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
- "JSHAA New South Wales Directory of Members". New South Wales Branch. Junior School Heads' Association of Australia. 2007. Archived from the original on 17 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
- Butler, Jan (2006). "Member Schools". Members. The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
- "Heads of New South Wales Independent Girls' Schools". About AHIGS. The Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools. 2004. Archived from the original on 27 September 2008. Retrieved 2007-10-01.
- "From small beginnings". Danebank. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "Principal's Biography". Executive. Macquarie Anglican Grammar School. 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-28.[dead link]
- Danebank website Danebank