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Pittwater House School, Collaroy NSW

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Pittwater House
Pittwater House is an independent, non-denominational school offering a well-rounded education to students from Early Childhood to Year 12 using an innovative structure: single-sex classes on one co-educational campus.
70 South Creek Road
Sydney North, Sydney Northern Beaches
02 9972 5789
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Dr Nancy Hillier (BA, DipEd, MEdSt, DEd, MACE, MACEL, MAICD)
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Single School Location
  • Early Childhood Centre
  • ELC-12 Campus
  • Independent
  • Non-denominational
Pre-school - Year 12
Single-gender classes on co-ed campus
Gifted & Talented Program
  • Academic Achievement
  • Assisted Learning
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Early Learning Fundamentals
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Science/Technology
  • Sport
  • Welfare
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Alpine Sports
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Rugby Union
  • Swimming
  • Water Polo

Pittwater House is an independent, non-denominational school offering a well-rounded education to students from Early Childhood to Year 12.

Our innovative structure provides your child the best of both worlds, in a learning environment combining predominantly single-sex classes on one co-educational campus.

We maintain a modest student population to ensure that each individual is seen, known and cared for, so our staff can develop a true understanding of your child’s abilities, talents and needs – both inside and outside the classroom.

In the classroom, our highly qualified teachers use an evidence-based teacher-framed, student-led model known as ‘Deep Learning’, enabling students to master essential academic content and to become lifelong learners.

Outside the classroom, we offer students an array of co-curricular opportunities to cater to a diverse range of interests and abilities, most of which take place on our large campus.

Pittwater House offers your child countless ways to develop and thrive.

Pittwater House maintains a strong focus on each student’s academic growth which begins from the earliest years of school.

Our teacher-framed, student-led pedagogy, known as 'Deep Learning', develops the essential competencies of Citizenship, Character, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking to increase our students’ capacity to live and learn well.

Naturally, our passionate teachers are vital members of our community that strive for excellence in teaching each day, to inspire our students.

It is important that they also feel valued and supported, so that they may engage positively with students and build stronger connections with parents.

To ensure our teachers and students are happy and thriving, we focus on staff excellence and welfare, maintaining the best standards of practice and the highest levels of professionalism.
Pittwater House has more green, open space than any other private school on the Northern Beaches.

Our 3.5 hectare campus offers playgrounds and leisure spaces for all ages, from Pre-school to Year 12. We have a broad range of facilities onsite including a pool, a multipurpose playing field, numerous playgrounds, the Great Hall, outdoor courts, an indoor sports complex, the Music Cottage, art rooms, a performing arts centre and a health centre.

We also offer an out-of-school hours (OOSH) facility onsite.

We run a private service of five buses for families living on the North Shore and in the North Beaches who are not served by commercial or governmental transport.

Pittwater House offers partial scholarships to students for outstanding academic potential and general excellence (creative arts and sports). Applications for 2024 scholarships are now closed. 

We offer a limited number of general excellence and academic excellence scholarships to students entering Years 7, 9 and 11.

Pittwater House offers partial scholarships for tuition fees only. Incidentals and all other expenses are charged at the usual rate. Please see our School Fees for more information.

Scholarships are open to current students of Pittwater House as well as students attending other schools. Applicants must be Australian residents.




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I thank you for considering Pittwater House for your child.

At Pittwater House there is a great spirit of friendliness, mutual respect and recognition of achievement, all reflected in the school motto 'semper diligens' — Latin for 'always hardworking’.

I am proud to be leading a school that offers a truly unique, balanced and nurturing approach to education from Pre-school to Year 12. The School's philosophy is based on providing single-sex education within a co-educational environment. We offer modest class sizes and a focus on academic growth.

We specifically focus on the development of each and every child at Pittwater House. This approach mirrors my own principles, which are focused on cultivating student potential, encouraging strong personal values and creating well-rounded young people.

To learn more about our wonderful School, I encourage you to speak to our Registrar to book a Zoom Q&A with me.

I hope to meet you soon.

Kind regards,

Dr Nancy Hillier 


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