Year 11 2018 Enrolment Opportunity

Year 11 2018 Enrolment Opportunity

A rare and limited opportunity has become available for students seeking enrolment at Inaburra School for Year 11 2018.

As one of the top ranking Independent Schools in the Sutherland Shire, Inaburra is continuing to drive ahead as a school where students experience world-class teaching and make real progress in their learning.

Inaburra offers a progressive environment to support HSC study including:

  • provision of a free Before/After School Study Centre open till 4:30pm every day, supported by high-achieving alumni, now at university, who have been trained in peer tutoring,
  • access to The Learning Commons, a space designed to bring together the functions of library, studio, individual study pods and seminar zones where students can engage in self-directed, individual ‘cave’ or collaborative work during free periods,
  • a robust wireless network throughout the campus to support our integrated BYOT program,
  • teacher conducted seminars and workshops for specific HSC subjects during holiday breaks.

Complete the final school years in a supportive academic environment that equips students for tertiary entrance and further study.

The best thing about Inaburra is the supportive teachers. They recognise when you need a challenge and they give you the appropriate work to fulfil your potential.” Current Inaburra student, Matthew Winfred. Top of State in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1 with a perfect score in both HSC examinations. (Year 10 2016).

We invite prospective enquiries to contact the Inaburra Enrolment Officer Nicole Redmond as soon as possible on 8525 2254 or click here to send an email.

Scholarships

Inaburra offers an extensive Scholarship Program for entry into Years 7 and 11. Scholarships are awarded for the duration of secondary schooling, subject to satisfactory performance and progress. Academic, Music and All Rounder Scholarships will be  available for 2019, details are listed below. For further enquiries please contact the Enrolment Office on 8525 2254 or click here to send an email.

Year 7

ACADEMIC – To apply for an Academic Scholarship, all applicants are required to complete an online test administered by ACER. This will be conducted on Saturday 24 February 2018, from 8:30am to 12:00pm, at the school. To register for this scholarship simply click here and follow the prompts. Registrations must be received no later than Monday 5 February 2018. A registration fee of $115 will apply.


MUSIC
 – To apply for a Music Scholarship you are required to audition. Applications close on Friday 2 February 2018. Auditions will be held on Friday 2 March 2018, at the school.
[Download the Music Scholarship Application Criteria, Form and Process here]


ALL ROUNDER  
– To apply for an All Rounder Scholarship, all applicants are required to complete the following:

  • an online academic test administered by ACER. This will be conducted on Saturday 24 February 2018, from 8:30am to 12:00pm, at the school. To register for this scholarship simply click here and follow the prompts. Registrations must be received no later than Monday 5 February 2018. A registration fee of $115 will apply.
  • an ‘All Rounder’ Portfolio containing any awards (copies, not originals) achieved by the student, school reports, references etc which demonstrate exemplar achievement in three of the following categories – Skills in Leadership, Sporting Excellence, Care for Community/Environment, Application to Study, Creative Excellence, Christian Commitment. Portfolios need to be submitted by Friday 2 March 2018 to School Reception. Portfolio submissions will not be returned.
  • an All Rounder Scholarship Application Form by Friday 2 February 2018.

Should you have any queries regarding the Scholarship Program please contact the Enrolment Office on 8525 2254 or click here to send an email.

Year 11

 

ACADEMIC – To apply for an Academic Scholarship, all applicants are required to complete an online test administered by ACER. This will be conducted on Saturday 24 February 2018, from 8:30am to 12:00pm, at the school. To register for this scholarship simply click here and follow the prompts. Registrations must be received no later than Monday 5 February 2018. A registration fee of $115 will apply.


MUSIC
 – To apply for a Music Scholarship you are required to audition. Applications close on Friday 2 February 2018. Auditions will be held on Friday 2 March 2018, at the school.
[Download the Music Scholarship Application Criteria, Form and Process here]


ALL ROUNDER  
– To apply for an All Rounder Scholarship, all applicants are required to complete the following:

  • an online academic test administered by ACER. This will be conducted on Saturday 24 February 2018, from 8:30am to 12:00pm, at the school. To register for this scholarship simply click here and follow the prompts. Registrations must be received no later than Monday 5 February 2018. A registration fee of $115 will apply.
  • an ‘All Rounder’ Portfolio containing any awards (copies not originals) achieved by the student, school reports, references etc which demonstrate exemplar achievement in three of the following categories – Skills in Leadership, Sporting Excellence, Care for Community/Environment, Application to Study, Creative Excellence, Christian Commitment. Portfolios need to be submitted by Friday 2 March 2018 to School Reception. Portfolio submissions will not be returned.
  • an All Rounder Scholarship Application Form by Friday 2 February 2018.

Should you have any queries regarding the Scholarship Program please contact the Enrolment Office on 8525 2254 or click here to send an email.

FAQs

1. What is the best age to enrol children in Kindergarten?

There is no right or wrong age, as a child’s readiness for school relies on a number of individual factors. Inaburra has a thorough assessment process conducted by highly experienced educators who will inform you as to whether your child is ready for Kindergarten or not.

2. What is the benefit of enrolling my child in Kindergarten at Inaburra?

The benefit of enrolling your child is a guaranteed position for the duration of their education.

3. Why should I consider enrolling my child at Inaburra as opposed to a local school?

This decision is more about your personal assessment of the merits of an independent school education versus those of a public school education. The school years are integral to a child’s development and factors such as the culture of a school, its ability to make independent decisions and the community of like-minded parents are all considerations when answering that question for yourself and your child.

4. I do not live close by. Am I 'out of area' for Inaburra School?

As an independent school, Inaburra does not have an official catchment area. Most of our families live in the Sutherland Shire, but a significant number live in the suburbs immediately north of the Georges River. The school does not select students based on geographic location.

5.What is the ratio of boys to girls at Inaburra?

As a co-educational school we enrol even numbers of boys and girls in each year group. This may fluctuate slightly from time to time but we actively seek to balance the numbers.

6.Apart from school fees, what other costs are involved when my child attends Inaburra School?

The school fees cover nearly all the costs of school, including textbooks and excursions. The full fee schedule can be found here. These are updated in November each year. Uniform and the provision of a laptop or tablet in Years 5-12 are the primary additional costs, although there is also a levy for participation in the school’s music program. Some enrichment activities, such as overseas tours or high-level sporting representation will also have additional costs.

7. If I decline an offered position for my child, do I go to the 'bottom of the list' for future offers?

No. The date of registration for enrolment remains as the key basis for offers of enrolment. However, there is no guarantee that an offer will be repeated.

8. What are the chances of my child being offered a position at Inaburra School?

There is strong interest in enrolment at Inaburra School, although there are fluctuations from year to year. The earlier a student is registered for enrolment, the better. The school usually gives priority to siblings of current students, children of staff and children of alumni.

9. I am not a regular church goer. Is my child still eligible to attend Inaburra School?

Inaburra does not require a faith commitment from families as a condition of enrolment. However, enrolment at Inaburra entails participation in the full life of the school, including any specifically Christian activities.

10. Does my child have to attend chapel services? What is the Christian component of everyday life at Inaburra School?

At present the school does not hold a regular chapel service. Bible reading and prayer is a regular feature of our gatherings and all students participate in the Biblical Studies program, which entails weekly lessons until the end of Year 10. There is an extensive network of voluntary Christian activities.

11. What are the class sizes in Junior School?

There are two classes in each year group in the Junior School. There are 22 students per class in K-2, 26 students per class in 3-4, and 28 students per class in 5-6. It is important to note that the research is very clear that class size does not have a bearing on the learning outcomes for students.

12. What are the class sizes in Senior School?

The current normal enrolment per year group is 112 students, Year 7 2017 has 140 students. The maximum class size is 28, but many classes are smaller. Classes in Years 11 and 12 tend to be smaller. It is important to note that the research is very clear that class size does not have a bearing on the learning outcomes for students.

13. Will my child have to participate in weekend sport or after school hours training?

Inaburra does not compete in inter-school sport on weekends. Most of our students are actively involved in club and representative sport on weekends; the school does not wish to conflict with these existing commitments. On occasion representative teams will train outside of school hours.

14. How do the students at Inaburra School perform at HSC level?

Inaburra students perform strongly in the HSC each year. Results can be found on our website and in the Annual Report.

15. How do the students at Inaburra perform at NAPLAN?

Inaburra students perform strongly in NAPLAN. Further detail can be seen on the MySchool website and in the Annual Report.

16. Is there a wide range of elective choices in the Senior School years?

Inaburra School offers a very wide range of elective choices in both Stage 5 (Years 9-10) and Stage 6 (Years 11-12). These are found the Handbook section of the Inaburra website.

17. What languages are taught at Inaburra School?

The only language offered at Inaburra School is Chinese (Mandarin). All students study Chinese (Mandarin) in the Junior years and then in Year 8. Chinese becomes an elective from Years 9-12. A small number of students choose to study different languages by correspondence through the Open High School in Years 9-12. Chinese has a dedicated learning space in the Junior School. We have a sister school in Beijing and run a biennial study tour to China for Year 9 and 10 Chinese students.

Enrolment Enquiry

Enrolment Enquiry Form

This form is for enrolment enquiries only. For general enquiries, please click here.
We welcome your enquiry about enrolment at Inaburra School, if you wish to enrol more than one child, please include each additional child’s details in the message area.