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794 New South Head Road, Rose Bay, Sydney, NSW 2029, Australia

+612 93886777



School type Girls' Day & Boarding
Status Private
Head of School Mr Shane Hogan
Language of Instruction English
Number of pupils 1,000
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Carolyn Gedling

Authorised as an International Baccalaureate World School since 2010, Kambala is the first independent girls’ school in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs to offer the IB. The Kambala girl is at the heart of the School’s Strategic Vision. Academically curious and intellectually brave, she is both self-aware and ready to make a difference in the world. Kambala believes in raising leaders of the future. This vision complements the aim of the IB Diploma Programme: to develop students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

Last year, Kambala had three IB students who achieved a maximum Grade 7 or Grade A in four or more of their subjects. Six Kambala students achieved an ATAR above 90, while most students comfortably surpassed the IB world average of 28.9 with an average score of 36.

Kambala’s reputation as a leader of girls’ education, enhanced by the exceptional results of its IB students is a testament to the expertise of the staff and to the students’ academic engagement and commitment. Kambala’s academic success is complemented by its broad cultural extra curricular program and focus on charity that facilitates IB students’ participation in the ‘creativity’, ‘activity’ and ‘service’ components of the IB Diploma Programme.

Kambala’s large lawn and courtyard areas, grassy oval and tennis courts, are situated against the panoramic backdrop of Sydney Harbour. Other facilities include flexible learning spaces, an indoor swimming pool and specialist learning areas for Music, Visual Arts, Science and various technological subjects.

Kambala’s onsite boarding houses provide a nurturing and supportive communal family environment for 90 girls. Years 7 to 9 boarders occupy the beautiful heritage-listed Tivoli building, while Years 10 to 12 boarders enjoy the greater privacy, independence and social privileges of purpose-built Fernbank. To assist boarders to structure their time in a positive way and to develop and maintain productive study habits, Kambala employs in-house tutors to work with girls on homework each evening. Technology enables distant parents to have greater personal involvement with their daughter’s learning, including three-way Skype sessions with the student and her teachers. The shared experience of boarding creates a strong network of friends and a feeling of community that lasts for life.

For further information contact Mrs Tracy Mulligan, Director of Enrolments, at +61 02 9388 6844 or email enrolments@kambala.nsw.edu.au.