RAVENSWOOD SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Ravenswood caters for girls from kindergarten to Year 12 on one North Shore campus, close to Gordon station and bus interchange. Established in 1901, Ravenswood encourages academic and personal excellence in a caring, Christian environment. As one of Australia's leading independent schools, Ravenswood delivers a broad-based curriculum providing students with extensive choices for their future. The introduction of the International Baccalaureate diploma program (IB) for Years 11 and 12 students offers a global approach to education.
Facilities: The school has a centenary centre including a state-of-the-art performing arts auditorium, classrooms and exhibition areas. Attractive grounds feature landscaped garden areas and courtyards, an athletics field, an extensive multi-purpose complex with a heated pool, a flexible gymnasium, and a strength and conditioning centre. There are also a kindergarten to Year 6 centre, boarding houses, computer laboratories, and networked computers and wireless notebooks in classrooms.
Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Food Technology, French, German, Information and Software Technology, Japanese, Latin, Music, Visual Arts.
Electives Years 11 and 12: Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, Design and Technology, Economics, English (Advanced, Standard, Extension I and II), English as a Second Language, Ancient and Modern History, Drama, Latin, Food Technology, French, German, Geography, Hospitality Operations, Information Processes and Technology, Japanese, Legal Studies, Mathematics Extension I and II, General Mathematics, PD/Health/PE, Physics, Senior Science, Software Design and Development, Studies of Religion 1 and 2,Music 1 and 2, Visual Arts, Visual Design. Students' diverse needs are further catered for by enabling them to access courses taught through outside providers such as The Whitehouse Institute of Design, The Open High School, colleges of TAFE, The Saturday School of Community Languages, and The University of Sydney.IB subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, German, History, Japanese, Latin, Mathematics, Mathematical Studies, Music, Physics, Psychology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Spanish, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts.
Sport: Tennis, softball, basketball, hockey, netball, cricket, swimming, athletics, gymnastics, diving, trampolining, water polo, rhythmics. Elective sports include aerobics, jazz dance, life-saving, indoor rock climbing, aqua aerobics, surf awareness, ice-skating, Latin American dancing, soccer, social tennis, driver education, sports injury and oxy-resuscitation, and tenpin bowling.
Extracurricular activities: Astronomy club, Crusaders, drama, debating, public speaking, Mock Trial, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, Year 11 community involvement, theatre technical team, chess club, orchestra, concert band, choirs, madrigal groups, chamber orchestra, ensembles.Welfare and personal development: Integrated kindergarten to Year 12 personal development program, tutor groups, student network support scheme, Year 10 community service, Years 5 and 7 transition program, camps program, work experience. Discipline and dress policy is consistent with the tradition of the school.