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Hawkesbury Independent School

Hawkesbury Independent School

NSW, Sydney Western Suburbs









Hawkesbury Independent School is a small co-educational school for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. It is situated at Kurrajong and offers a positive alternative for children and parents in the Hawkesbury area. Our school is based on a strong sense of community. We have developed a supportive and nurturing atmosphere where all children look out for each other, and where parents are invited to be part of life at the school. Active learning describes our school activities both in and outside the classroom. While the learning program is very structured and covers all  requirements of the New South Wales curriculum, the activities are stimulating, ‘hands-on’ and active.

Our students’ results in standardised tests, UNSW Primary School Competitions and NAPLAN reflect the success of the academic programs in our school.

As a small primary school, Hawkesbury Independent School encourages the development of strong caring relationships between children, teachers and parents. This is vital to ensure that school is an enjoyable and worthwhile experience for all involved.

At our school, all  staff are strongly committed to the school philosophy and strive to ensure that it is reflected in day-to-day activities. Our school has a gentle and supportive atmosphere, with children actively engaged in a wide range of educational pursuits. 

We have:

  • small class sizes, giving excellent personal attention to each child
  • positive caring relationships between children, teachers and families
  • strong student welfare and anti-bullying practices
  • academic excellence in a creative and supportive environment
  • exceptional facilities and teaching resources
  • adherence to NSW syllabuses, using evidence-based programs and teaching strategies
  • outstanding results in UNSW Primary competitions, standardised tests and numeracy and literacy tests
  • emphasis on active learning. 

There is a strong emphasis on teaching the basic skills of English and Mathematics. At Hawkesbury Independent School, teachers recognise that these subjects are the cornerstone of all other subjects. All students are encouraged to perform well and make progress. The learning programs and teaching strategies that are implemented are based on sound research and evidence.

At Hawkesbury Independent School, we develop  our students to maintain a growth mindset. Based on years of research by Stanford University’s Dr. Dweck, we know that students who have a growth mindset show greater motivation in school, achieve better grades and perform better on tests. When students and educators have a growth mindset, they understand that intelligence can be developed. Students focus on improvement instead of worrying about how smart they are. They work hard to learn more and get smarter.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

No uniform

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

School Details

Principal: Mrs Patricia Fraser

316 Comleroy Road Kurrajong NSW 2758

Tel: (02) 4573 2218

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