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Inaburra School, Bangor NSW

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Inaburra School
A co-educational, K-12, independent school in southern Sydney. Standing upon its Christian foundation and in partnership with its families, Inaburra seeks to shape life-long learners who are resourceful, creative, confident and discerning.
75-85 Billa Road
Sydney South
02 9543 2533
Nestled in the leafy suburb of Bangor in the Sutherland Shire.
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Inaburra exists to be a Christ-centred learning community pursuing excellence in education with every individual known and loved.

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Dr James Pietsch
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Single School Location
  • Independent
  • Christian
K - Year 12
$10,970 - $18,474
Gifted & Talented Program
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Digital Technologies
  • Educational Support
  • Faith / Religion
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Film Studies
  • Music
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Sport
  • Visual Art
  • Welfare
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debating
  • Hockey (field)
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

The formal curriculum at Inaburra follows the syllabi of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), which culminates in the award of the HSC at the end of Year 12. Inaburra has a strong tradition of academic excellence with the vast majority of students completing Year 12 and earning a HSC and an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank.
Students have a varied program of learning in Years 7 and 8, where the following subjects are offered: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Biblical Studies, Chinese (Mandarin), PDHPE, Information Technology, Technology subjects (covering food, wood, metal, design), Music and Visual Arts.
In Years 9 and 10 all students in NSW study the following mandatory subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Australian Geography Civics and Citizenship, Australian History Civics and Citizenship, Physical Development, Health and Physical Education, Computer Skills and Biblical Studies. These years provide the opportunity for students to choose from a wide range of elective subjects. For their HSC, students select a minimum of 12 units of study in Year 11, and a minimum of 10 units in Year 12.
Inaburra has long recognised that in order to produce students equipped for 21st century jobs, the school’s built environment needs to be flexible. The school has already begun the transition to more collaborative learning spaces designed for team teaching and flexible student groupings in the Senior campus. The newly opened world-class Stage 3 Learning Centre (for Years 5 and 6) continues this trend at Inaburra, placing emphasis on flexibility in structures and furniture to provide for changes in grouping mechanisms, technology use, and learning styles, where virtual conferencing, online learning and collaborative projects can easily take place. The Senior School Learning Commons is also newly completed, and is hugely popular for in-school and after-school study. Other features include a state-of-the-art 650-seat Performing Arts Centre, a digital TV Editing Suite with audio visual mixing rooms, a drama studio, extensive computing resources, gymnasium, circuit room and outdoor multi-purpose sport courts.
Sport: Inaburra offers a sports program that caters for all levels of athletic ability. The school has a long history of strong representation in the NSW Christian Schools Sporting Association (CSSA) and Combined Independent Schools (CIS) competitions at the state level. Elite athletes have also represented the school at the All Schools National Championships, the National Christian School Games and at the Pacific Games held every four years. Inaburra does not operate School sports on weekends.
Co-Curricular: Students are also given the opportunity to participate in co-curricular programs that are on offer throughout the week. These include: God Squad, Debating, Science Club, Entrepreneur's Club, Tech Crew, Dance Troupe and an extensive range of musical groups including our award winning A Capella Choir. Peripatetic music tutors are available to teach musical instruments or singing as individual lessons. The school stages a Musical Production every year, alternating between Junior and Senior schools. This is performed to the general public over three nights in the Performing Arts Centre.

The teaching staff in the Inaburra are professional, dedicated and dynamic Christian educators who hold a passion for developing the capacity of students throughout their educational journey.

Welfare: Our welfare staff are committed to the general well-being of students and supporting families. This includes transitional activities such as Orientation Camp for Year 7, parent seminars to assist in areas such as cyber safety and curriculum choices. Inaburra offers students the services of qualified counsellors if necessary across both Junior and Senior School.

Learning Enrichment: A highly professional and dedicated team are committed to supporting, extending and enriching students through their learning.

Peer-to-peer leadership: Students are encouraged to actively support other students, regardless of whether or not they hold leadership positions. Some of the more structured leadership activities include buddy programs, supporting Year 7 orientation and peer-to-peer tutoring.

The Inaburra Learner Profile.

Standing upon our Christian foundation and in partnership with families, Inaburra seeks to shape life-long learners who are:

* Knowledgeable and resourceful thinkers
* Creative and critical inquirers
* Effective and confident communicators
* Relational and collaborative communicators
* Resilient and responsible risk-takers
* Engaged and aware global citizens
* Confident and discerning leaders
Historically, the School’s strengths have been in Christian education, pastorally-caring relationships, creative and performing arts, and future-oriented innovation. Recently these strengths have broadened to include the quality of facilities, the professionalism of operations, the use of ICT for student learning. Our strategic direction is focused on building our ability as a School to deliver world-class teaching and ensure our students make real progress in their learning.
Inaburra exists to be a Christ-centred learning community pursuing excellence in education with every individual known and loved.

Inaburra School offers a number of scholarships. Please visit the website to find out more.

Inaburra School is serviced by a number of bus routes. There are bus connections to Sutherland Railway Station and suburbs in the Sutherland Shire. There is also a dedicated bus route serviced by the Punchbowl Bus Company that operates in the St George Shire connecting the suburbs of Mortdale, Lugarno, Oatley and Peakhurst. This route operates two dedicated school buses in both morning and afternoon.

Quotes from Parents on what they value about Inaburra School:

Our children are well catered for in terms of their wide ranging interests and the Junior School Principal has always dealt with our concerns in a way that respected our beliefs as parents, balanced with the values of the school in general

My child enjoys school and has developed a good group of friends and enjoys going to school and the opportunities that they receive. I enjoy the fact that I am able to participate in many of the schools activities and have clear lines of communication and easy access to the Principal, HOJS and teachers.

Love the school, teachers and leaders. Nothing to add.

The welfare team are excellent in both the Junior and Senior school. The Junior school principal is open to discussion and promptly attempts to resolve issues.

The friendships and the community of the school from the teachers, students and parents. Never came across a place like this before.

I trust the school always puts my child's best interest first and foremost.

I most value the communication between the staff, children and the parents.

My daughter had a really great and caring experience being part of the Inaburra School life. Thank you.

The high academic level, the good values, the valuable friends with good values and upbringing my child has.

I appreciate the way my child has been known and loved as an individual, and how well he has been supported through his teenage years.

Knowing that my son has been valued as a person. It has been nice to be complimented on my son's manner in which he conducts himself. I have been very proud to say that my son was at Inaburra.

Quotes from Students on what they value about Inaburra School:

I can go and talk to anyone and they will listen and try to help me, all Inaburra students are there to support each other and there are many opportunities to be involved in at the school.

I am helped when I don't understand and I love the freedom about where we can sit each day and who we can sit next to. The trust has played a big part because I know that if I have a problem I can talk to any teacher and they will help me.

That the teachers and students are fun and we are always laughing.

I like the sporting facilities.

The friendships forged with my fellow students, and teachers.

The education I have received from the school to assist me with my future learning.

The good reputation Inaburra upholds within the community.

My friends, some of the teachers and what I have learnt in my favourite subjects, art, modern.

I love Inaburra, I love saying I came here, I love the positive experience I have had in my life at Inaburra.

The ability I've had to participate in music programs at Inaburra. Also the ability I've had to grow in and share with others my faith in Jesus, as well as encourage younger students in bible studies. Additionally I'll be leaving school with a hectic group of friends.

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Welcome to the Inaburra community.

Since its beginning in the early 1980s, Inaburra School has built a strong reputation as a school of first choice in the Sutherland Shire and the surrounding areas. Inaburra continues to be a community in which every individual is known and loved – a place where every student is valued as a person made in the image of God. It is, first and foremost, a learning community in which staff and students learn with, and from, one another. While we seek to encourage all students to grow in their understanding, we recognise that students will need more than just knowledge and understanding to flourish today and into the future. They will need to become competent and confident learners, ready to learn, perhaps even unlearn and relearn, how best to engage in different activities throughout their lives.

Education at Inaburra, however, is not about ensuring that our graduates, as a consequence of developing their capacity to learn, are empowered to accumulate more resources over the course of their lifetimes. Our desire for our students is that they might become people of generosity rather than accumulation, humility rather than arrogance and compassion rather than self-importance. We seek to encourage our students to be generous in the classroom, humble enough to admit when they don’t understand something and compassionately supporting their classmates who are struggling with a particular concept or idea. As a Christian school, our focus is on the development of learning character. Staff and students alike are encouraged to become people who are gracious, compassionate and self-controlled learners, ready, willing and able to be a blessing to those around them now and into the future.

You would be very welcome to come and experience for yourself the life and ethos of Inaburra School.

Dr James Pietsch became Principal of Inaburra School at the start of 2018. Prior to commencing at Inaburra, Dr Pietsch was the Dean of Professional Development and Learning at St Luke’s Grammar School in Dee Why where he had previously been Head of Mathematics. He has also held positions as the Dean of Residents at New College at the University of NSW, and as a lecturer and tutor in educational psychology at the University of Sydney. He holds a doctorate in educational psychology and brings a wealth of experience in education and leadership to his role as Principal.

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