Welcome to Currambena

"..at whose centre stands the concept of human dignity"
(Yaacov Hecht)

We are a democratic school based on the North Shore of Sydney that offers truly child-centred education for both pre and primary school children.

Established over 40 years ago, we have long been recognised as a leader in innovative educational thinking. At Currambena we deliver a holistic approach to learning, with the help of a flexible curriculum, which focuses on developing a child’s skills for life as well as high academic standards.


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Imagine… if your child felt like this about his or her school:

"Hardly anyone at my high school likes school and I find that so surprising because I enjoyed Currambena so, so much. I’m happy to be in high school" - Laura



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At Currambena all decisions that affect the school are made at class, school and council meetings. Each student, parent and staff member has an equal vote and together we share the responsibility for the quality of life at the school, building children’s understanding, pride and ownership of their environment.


Work at Currambena
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Working at Currambena is a unique experience. Many of the teachers and staff have been working here for over ten years. While we do follow the curriculum, our approach to learning caters to the individual children’s needs and interests. We believe that learning happens everywhere and all the time, not just sitting at a desk in a classroom. We work, create, play, bushwalk, swim, talk, listen, learn to negotiate, communicate effectively and resolve conflicts as they arise. Living skills are incorporated into day to day activities. The school is run democratically, we do not have a principal, and decisions about the running of the school are made at class and school meetings, where children, teachers and parents have an equal voice. Teachers also meet once a week, and school Council meets once a month. If you are interested to learn more about our school please attend one of our information mornings.

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