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Avondale School

Avondale School - Real Learning for Real Life

We live in a real world, with real challenges and victories, real highs and lows, real joy and pain, with real hopes and dreams.†As a school grounded in Christian values, we believe that with a good education, you can face anything that comes your way.†

Avondale School was founded in April 1897 on the grounds of Avondale College, before moving to its current location in 1980. Under the guidance of Mrs Lacey, 15 students attended the original school, with some arriving by rowboat along Dora Creek. These days, modern means of transport now deliver around 900 students to Avondale School daily.

Each student is different and learns differently but all are encouraged to do the very best that they can in all areas they involve themselves. Our highly trained staff, who have over 1000 years of collective experience at Avondale School alone, encourage students to be engaged and enthusiastic about the learning process.

Avondaleís Early Learning Centre, Primary Campus and Secondary Campus provide an educational scope in whatever phase of life your child may be in. An Early Years program also allows an introduction to learning, as well as After School Care and Vacation Care programs, adding value to childrenís development.

It is our hope that students who go through Avondale School will learn skills and values that they will take with them for life.

Early Learning Centre

Avondale Early Learning Centre (ELC) is a warm, inclusive and nurturing setting for young children aged 3-5, as their introduction to formal education. This exciting and engaging learning environment allows young children, along with their families and teachers, to work together to develop foundational skills, not only for a successful schooling journey, but to ensure a successful, balanced and happy life. The educational program has been Rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standards, which means standards go above and beyond the regulatory and educational requirements for Education and Care services in Australia. The ELC team work in partnership with parents and caregivers to ensure children feel safe, secure and provide a sense of belonging, so their individuality can shine.

Primary Campus

Avondale Schoolís Primary Campus is an exciting and vibrant place to be. Itís a campus where students and teachers learn together, where learning is for everyone, and where students learn skills for real life and learn deeply. Students are encouraged to achieve their personal best while laughing, playing and having fun. We fail forward together, growing an inclusive and accepting community where itís safe to be an individual, and while walking with Jesus and discovering our purpose. Learning is also changing, and the Primary Campus is embracing this with the implementation of more modern Project Based Learning (PBL) techniques that are sure to enhance the learning experience and the development of well-rounded students.

Secondary Campus

Avondale Schoolís Secondary Campus is a place where both staff and students love being a part of. Positive relationships between staff and students are a focus to ensure a sense of value in being a part of a broader school family. As a Christian School, Jesus is placed at the centre, which encourages a spirit of service. Students are empowered to lead and represent through involvement in the Peer Support, SRC and leadership programs. Staff are committed to providing cutting edge education, resulting in high HSC achievement that consistently places Avondale in the top 200 academic schools in NSW. With care and nurture, alongside the partnership with parents and caregivers, representations at every sporting level and high academic results make for a well-rounded and happy student, setting them up for real learning and a successful future.

Next Steps

Now that you know a bit about Avondale School, why not book a tour and see it for yourself. Tours can be at anytime during business hours and can be personalised to your needs. We also have enrolment packs available if you wish to apply.

Simply complete the enquiry form at or contact our Administration Office on 02 4977 0200.

Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. We look forward to having you as part of our school family.

Avondale School

119 Avondale Road
Cooranbong, NSW 2265
Phone: 02 4977 0200
Fax: 02 4977 2651



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Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Combined
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Early Learning: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes


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