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. At Arden 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.
Arden provides 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
The pastoral system at Arden 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
– 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 2015 HSC results, with 20% of our students achieving ATARs over 90 and Arden ranked 10th school in NSW out of the Independent Co-educational Schools. The top ATAR was 98.80, however, the numbers, facts and figures only tell part of the story that is each student?s educational journey. Many students achieved personal best results in each of their subjects, exceeding their own expectations yet fulfilling the faith and belief of each subject teacher; reflecting our ethos of well-known, well-cared for and well-taught at Arden.
Key Subjects On Offer?
Arden offers 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.