Choosing the right school for your child is one of the biggest decisions you will make on their behalf, and parents seem flooded with information these days: HSC and NAPLAN results, social media, websites, glossy brochures and virtual campus tours.
Arden Anglican School suggests there is no substitute for visiting a school and taking a walk around the campus on a normal school day. t encourages parents to make the time to attend a tour and take advantage of the opportunity to really look, listen and talk with staff, ask questions of students, walk around a class in progress and capture the culture of a school.
Arden is a vibrant, co-educational Anglican School, providing high quality, well-rounded education in a caring Christian environment. As a non-selective school, they have a well-earned reputation for nurturing each child to reach their full potential. Students are well known, well cared for and well taught.
Located 25km from Sydney’s CBD and servicing the North Shore, North West and Hills District, Arden is proud of their 99-year tradition of strong academic accomplishment, sporting achievement, community service and a commitment to lifelong learning.
The pre-school and Junior campus are located in leafy Beecroft and feature a charming blend of federation-style heritage houses with contemporary education facilities.
The secondary campus is in Epping and features a brand new 21st Century education facility adjoining the existing campus. The five-storey redevelopment features administration and student services, science laboratories, food technology kitchen, resource centre (library), technology workshops, multimedia and design laboratories, general classrooms, passive recreation area on the rooftop and at the heart of the building, a magnificent Creative Arts Centre.
Both campuses are conveniently located within walking distance from the North-West train line and Metro stations. Arden Anglican School holds Campus Tours through the year. Dates are published on the website and bookings are essential. www.arden.nsw.edu.au
Arden’s top five tips for parents who want to choose the right school for their children:
1. Start the process early so that you don’t miss out on your school of first choice
2. Always tour when the school is in action
3. Base your decision on all the information – not just a results snap shot or a good tour guide
4. Partake in the hospitality and listen to the conversations, and the music!
5. Don’t decide on the day. Think about the school that best matches your child and family values.