Arden Anglican School (Secondary School)
50 Oxford St
Tel: (02)9869 2644
Religious Affiliation: Anglican
Learning Extension: Yes
Arden Secondary School
Arden is a vibrant Christian-based pre-School to Year 12 school providing a positive learning environment that inspires girls and boys to thrive. Arden is small enough to care Yet big enough to challenge. We’re small enough to provide for each child individually and help them become well-educated young people. We’re also big enough that our dedicated staff has the resources to help your child develop into a capable well-rounded individual with an emphasis on Christian values.
Our Approach To Education
Since the Beecroft campus opening in 1922 we remain committed to being a child-centred parent-friendly school. From Pre-School through to Year 6 and through to Year 12 students are encouraged to do their best in a caring environment with our devoted staff ensuring each child gets the attention they need. We provide quality programs in Gifted and Talented education and offer Music and Academic Scholarships. We also offer a wide range of sports as well as co-curricular activities including debating dance music and drama groups.
How We Care For Our Students
Our pastoral system creates a nurturing environment for social development and academic growth. Our ethos aims to develop children who are not just well-educated but are also well-rounded young people who are ready to serve and to lead.
Our School has enjoyed outstanding HSC results every year since our first HSC cohort graduated in 2008 but we believe education is just the beginning when it comes to developing well-rounded students. Balancing scholastic pursuits with Mission and Cultural tours arden offers experiences to many year groups including: - European Tour for Years 8 and 9- Camps- Year 11 Mission tour to Vietnam and Cambodia. Our Senior Study Centre provides a professional learning environment for students in Years 10 to 12 as they begin the transition between school-based study and classroom learning to flexible learning and tertiary study. We are very proud of our 2012 HSC results with 25% of our students achieving ATARs over 90 including a top ATAR of 99. 35 and 1st in the State in Geography.
Key Subjects On Offer
We offer a range of 2-unit subjects and 5 extension subjects including Mathematics Extension 1 & 2 english Extension 1 & 2 french Extension History Extension music Extension drama community & Family Studies and Studies of Religion (1 unit). Geography ancient & Modern History pASS - Stage 5 elective chinese (new in 2013 for Year 7) And a range of external courses completed through TAFE sydney Distance Education High School.
Learning Beyond The Classroom
Music Groups dance Groups drama Club duke of Edinburgh’s Award debating public Speaking mission Trips international Sports music and French Language Trips catering Club fencing and Tournament of Minds.