An International Baccalaureate World School
Ravenswood School for Girls
Ravenswood is a Prep to Year 12 School which aims to equip and inspire girls to participate in and contribute to our evolving global society. Established in 1901, Ravenswood is one of Australia’s leading independent girls’ schools, offering a broad-based curriculum with a strong academic focus.
Since 1901, Ravenswood School for Girls has embraced a strong tradition of educational excellence, developing young women of purpose who are empowered and inspired by the highest quality of teaching and learning experiences. We are guided by our Christian ethos and Guiding Principles of Excellence, Respect, Courage, Compassion and Optimism.
Recognised as a leading school in the area of Positive Education, Ravenswood was the first school in New South Wales to adopt a Visible Wellbeing approach. Our girls often refer to the keen sense of belonging they experience and the warmth of the school’s atmosphere.
Ravenswood is located in Sydney’s picturesque and leafy upper North Shore, 15 kilometres from Sydney’s city centre and within five minutes’ walk of the main train line. Our girls enjoy beautiful, idyllic grounds and award winning, world-class facilities. Their opportunities are broadened further by our relationship with our brother school, Knox Grammar School.
Ravenswood is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that uses the framework of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the Junior School and offers a choice between the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC) and the IB Diploma in Years 11-12.
Our Global Experience and Social Justice Programs provide inter-cultural and service learning through overseas and interstate educational visits, study of languages and exchange programs.
Ravenswood’s sport for all philosophy delivers opportunities for every girl, promoting both inclusiveness and the physical and mental wellbeing aspects of sport.
Students have access to an extensive and dynamic performing arts curricular and co-curricular program across Music, Drama, Dance, Speech and Technical Theatre, that encompasses students from all Year Groups.
The school offers more than 100 co-curricular options across a broad range of domains, providing girls with endless opportunities to explore their passions outside the classroom.
Ravenswood offers a boutique boarding experience for students from Years 7 to 12 in the stylish Ravenswood Residential College (RRC) just a short walk from the school campus. We welcome students from metropolitan and country NSW, interstate and international destinations.
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Ravenswood is located on Sydney's North Shore at Gordon, 15 kilometres north of Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD).
TRAIN OR BUS
The school is three minutes’ walk from Gordon Railway Station and Bus Interchange. Gordon Railway Station is on the North Shore line; five stops from Hornsby, providing access to the Central Coast and Epping Line and four stops from Chatswood, providing access to the City and Epping Line.
Regular bus services operate from Gordon to St Ives, West Pymble, West Gordon, East Killara, Macquarie and the Northern Beaches.
Free Travel Passes are available for train, bus and ferry travel for Ravenswood students to and from home. There are conditions for different aged students.
RAVENSWOOD PRIVATE BUSES
Ravenswood offers a private bus along two routes, covering the following areas:
The buses set down in Henry Street outside the school so there are no roads for students to cross.
The service is provided by a private operator, North Sydney Bus Charters, in Ravenswood branded buses. All Ravenswood buses are fitted with seat belts and have air conditioning.
Welcome to Ravenswood School for Girls, a place of outstanding academic excellence and where girls can blossom and flourish in every aspect of their lives.
Mrs Anne Johnstone is Ravenswood’s tenth Principal and commenced in January 2016.
Anne is passionate about girls' education and helping students fulfil their potential and flourish. She is dedicated to offering girls the very best education and recognises that preparing them to take their place as lifelong learners in a globalised society is essential. Anne strives to ensure that students understand how to harness their strengths, develop a growth mindset, and make a positive contribution to the lives of others and the world around them. She was previously Principal of Seymour College, a leading independent day and boarding school for girls in Adelaide, South Australia. Anne is also a founding Board member of the Positive Education Schools Association (PESA), and has been a leader in the implementation of positive education in schools, along with wellbeing and resilience in learning.
Anne has a rich and diverse academic background. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Laws degree (with Honours), and a Graduate Diploma in Education. She has been the recipient of the Teachers’ Guild of NSW Award for Excellence in the Early Years of Teaching. In 2004, Anne was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to explore strategies to foster resilience in learning. Anne conducted this study while based at Cambridge University, England.
Prior to her appointment as Principal of Seymour College, Anne has held a range of leadership positions including Deputy Headmistress, Head of Senior School, Head of Junior School and Coordinator of Gifted Education. Anne began her teaching career as an English teacher, and has also taught history, applied psychology and philosophy.
Before pursuing her passion for teaching, Anne practised as a lawyer. She has also worked as a consultant advising schools and law firms in the areas of positive psychology, resilience, leadership and communication skills, and lectured at Macquarie University in Law. In both 2014 and 2015 Anne has been invited to lecture in the postgraduate degree in Positive Education offered by the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne, as well as being an invited speaker at a number of national and international conferences.
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