Inaburra exists to be a Christ-centred learning community pursuing excellence in education with every individual known and loved.
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.
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.
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.
Parent reflections on what they value about Inaburra -
'Being part of the school community and my child being known individually by all staff involved in his education and learning at Inaburra'.
'I value that Inaburra is a Christian community and that it is looking out for the best of my child, both academically and spiritually'.
'That my child is valued and accepted for who they are and made to feel like an integral and important part of a community'.
'The school and everyone in it have truly shown commitment to my child and his individual learning'.
'The continual open communication from the class teacher, and approachability of the Leaders. We are thrilled with the school'.
'The community nature of the school, the smaller class sizes, the lovely and kind parents, the mixing of ages who support each other, the focus on personal qualities as much as academic results. Creating a safe learning environment'.
'I really like seeing senior staff greeting students and parents every morning, it is so welcoming and makes me feel that they care and are always accessible'.
'I am proud to send my child to a school which I believe exists for the primary purpose of assisting in supporting & developing my child to be the best version of themselves that they can be'.
'Community that has been build through the years at Inaburra. Our children feel safe and secure as a part of the Inaburra community'.
'The sense of community. It is a place where my child feels valued and safe. The students and families who have been at the school for a number of years are known and acknowledged by staff. The influence of the school is contributing to my child growing into a respectful adult with good values'.
'Great example set with well mannered students greeting parents at the car line in the mornings. An approachable, highly intelligent, caring principal. Caring, good, teachers . Lovely uniform and facilities. Great music program. Interesting options and variety in weekly sport plus good representative sports opportunities.'
(as voted by site visitors)
Inaburra School, Bangor NSW