Rose Bay NSW


Kambala is an independent day and boarding school in Rose Bay, with a breathtaking view of Sydney Harbour. Founded in 1887, Kambala caters to students from Preparation to Year 12, with boarders generally entering the school at Year 7. Kambala also operates an Early Learning School for girls and boys from six months.

Kambala is a girlsʼ school that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We encourage a culture of learning and thinking and provide many opportunities within a thriving educational community. We raise young women of integrity who graduate with a level of maturity, resilience and resourcefulness and a truly global perspective.

Our Principal Jane Danvers has served the Australian educational community for over 20 years. Committed to continuous learning, Ms Danvers is dedicated to the significant achievements in the advancement of women and girlsʼ education and the advocacy for gender equality and diversity.

Kambala offers a broad and holistic education, an excellent teacher-to-student ratio and the opportunity for students to truly excel. Kambalaʼs rich and varied programs, administered in a positive and supportive environment, inspire every student to realise her own purpose with humanity, courage, curiosity and respect. Academically inquisitive and intellectually courageous, Kambala aspires to raise leaders of the future.

Though non-selective, Kambalaʼs history of outstanding academic excellence is highly regarded. Our Year 12 results consistently place us in New South Walesʼ top group of schools, a testament to our educational practices and dynamic learning community. To provide students with the widest choice of possibilities, Kambala girls can elect to attain either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or the NSW High School Certificate (HSC) in Years 11 and 12. Kambalaʼs history of IB and HSC graduates further demonstrates our commitment to and pursuit of academic excellence, nationally and on a global scale.

Our students enjoy the open space of the oval and lawn areas and the beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding the iconic, heritage-listed Tivoli building. Flexible learning spaces are complemented by specialised areas for Visual Arts, Music, Science, Design and Technology, Mathematics and Latin, while boarding facilities provide the opportunity for individual nurturing. The schoolʼs boarding is housed in Fernbank, a purpose-built boarding house for Years 7–12. This family style boarding offers a nurturing environment for girls from regional Australia and overseas. Rose Bay is located close to a collection of Sydneyʼs greatest beaches and harbour activities so there are plenty of excursions available for boarding students over the weekends.

For information regarding tuition and boarding fees please fill out the form to the right or contact enrolments at enrolments@kambala.nsw.edu.au

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1000
Up to Year 6: 400
In high school: 600
In Year 12: 100

Gender in depth

Female: 100%

Male: 0%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

Math classes: streamed
English classes: vertical and streamed
LOTE taught:
French, Latin, Spanish, Mandarin

Activities & Support Staff


Activities (8)


Music (15)


Sports (14)

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School Details









Principal: Ms Jane Danvers


794 New South Head Road Rose Bay New South Wales 2029

Tel: (02) 9388 6777

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