Danebank

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Danebank
Danebank crest. Source: www.danebank.nsw.edu.au (Danebank website)
Location
Danebank is located in Sydney
Danebank
Danebank

Australia
Coordinates33°57′44″S 151°06′09″E / 33.9622°S 151.1025°E / -33.9622; 151.1025Coordinates: 33°57′44″S 151°06′09″E / 33.9622°S 151.1025°E / -33.9622; 151.1025
Information
Other namesDanebank Anglican School for Girls
TypeIndependent early learning, primary and secondary day school
MottoLatin: Ut Prosim
(That I May Serve)
DenominationAnglican
Established1933; 86 years ago (1933)
FounderEdith Roseby Ball
OversightSydney Anglican Schools Corporation
ChairmanRichard Sharp
PrincipalMaryanne Davis
ChaplainSarah Browne
Staffc. 85[1]
YearsEarly learning; K12[1]
GenderGirls
Enrolmentc. 930
Colour(s)Red and green         
Affiliations
Website

Danebank, officially the Danebank Anglican School for Girls, is an independent Anglican early learning, primary and secondary day school for girls, located in Hurstville, a southern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is a member school of the 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.[1]

The school is affiliated with the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA),[2] the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA),[3] the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA),[4] and the Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools (AHIGS).[5]

History[edit]

Danebank was established in 1933, on its current site in Hurstville, by Edith Roseby Ball. The school was established as a small co-educational Kindergarten with just five students.[6]

Principals[edit]

Ordinal Officeholder Term start Term end Time in office Notes
1 Edith Roseby Ball 1933 1950 16–17 years [5]
2 Olga Wilson 1951 1953 1–2 years
3 Joyce Cowell 1952 1974 21–22 years
4 Carole Tisdell 1975 1987 11–12 years
5 Rosalyn Bird 1988 2009 20–21 years
6 Maryanne Davis 2010 present 8–9 years

Uniform[edit]

  • 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.

Facilities[edit]

Note: Construction and demolition is currently[when?] ongoing in Danebank and new facilities will be constructed. The Langdon Wing is being partly demolished for newer facilities. Danebank's current[when?] 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 1,000+ 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.

Notable alumnae[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2012 Annual Report" (PDF). Danebank. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Butler, Jan (2006). "Member Schools". Members. The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2008.
  5. ^ a b "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.
  6. ^ "From small beginnings". Danebank. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Principal's Biography". Executive. Macquarie Anglican Grammar School. 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2007.[dead link]

2017 Danebank Annual Report

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