Every girl is challenged to achieve her personal and academic excellence

Senior School

To develop the whole girl, Kambala provides a broad educational experience that challenges the intellectual, creative, reflective, emotional, physical, social and spiritual capacities of each girl.

Kambala girls are confident, embrace opportunities and live with purpose.


The Senior School caters to approximately 590 students in Years 7 to 12. Our focus is on developing a love of learning which will last a lifetime.

The strength and quality of a Kambala education is not limited to the public successes of our students. All girls at Kambala are important and are encouraged to participate and do their best. While the pursuit of excellence is important, Kambala focuses on developing the whole girl where academic, creative, sporting and personal achievements are celebrated.

Some of the initiatives that encourage strong relationships between girls and a sense of belonging include:

Student Representative Council

​Pastoral Care Programs
Community Engagement
World Challenge
Connecting Globally

Share the Benefit


One of the main reasons Kambala enjoys a fine reputation is the high academic achievements of its students. These are measured by the results of formal examinations such as the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and by the many academic competitions the girls are encouraged to enter.

Students in Year 7 follow a compulsory curriculum largely determined by Board of Studies requirements. After Year 7, students have the opportunity to elect more subjects each year until Years 11 and 12, where the widest possible choice is made available through the option of the HSC or IB Diploma.

  • English
  • History
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Personal Development/Health/Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Year 7 students study two languages from French, Latin or Mandarin. Students may select to continue with one or both of these languages in Year 8.

These year groups study a core curriculum of English, Australian Geography, Australian History, Mathematics, Personal Development/Health/Physical Education, Science and Religious Education as well as three elective subjects from:

  • Commerce
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Music
  • Photographic and Digital Media
  • Visual Arts

Kambala consistently ranks in the top independent girls’ schools in Sydney.

View the SHINE 2020 Achievements Brochure

Years 11 and 12


The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year integrated course for students seeking a globally endorsed matriculation alternative to the NSW HSC.


The HSC is the traditional pre-tertiary credential for students in New South Wales. Every university accepts the credential throughout Australia.

Kambala offers a wide range of subjects and its students continue to achieve results beyond expectations, demonstrating a strong commitment to the pursuit of learning and personal self-development.

  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • French Continuers (prerequisite: French in Years 9 and 10)
  • Geography
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Latin Continuers (prerequisite: Latin in Years 9 and 10)
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Modern History
  • Music Course 1 and 2
  • Physics
  • Visual Arts
  • VET Hospitality 




Kambala offers a broad range of Extra Curricular activities, including:


Kambala girls have access to one of Australia’s best school music programs.


Offering everything from Tennis to Touch to Snowsports, our teams and individuals achieve excellence at local, national and international levels.


Our strong Drama department promotes participation in a range of activities including musical performances and Theatresports tournaments.


With a specialist Debating trainer on staff, Kambala debaters achieve success in a number of local and national competitions.


Girls have access to professional photography equipment and technologies.


Kambala provides students with the opportunity to master Ceramics under the guidance of specialist teachers who are also artists in the field.


Girls are introduced to Chess at a young age in the Junior School and have the option to pursue this throughout their schooling.


Girls can accelerate their mastery of languages through additional language studies outside of their normal school day.


​Senior School students are given countless opportunities to develop their leadership skills, explore the world around them and realise their talents.


  • World Challenge
  • Language Exchange tours
  • International Music tours
  • NASA Space Challenge expedition


  • Student Prefecture and Committees
  • Participation in academic tournaments, locally and nationally
  • Mentoring of younger students


  • Numerous camps and excursions in NSW and interstate
  • Community service and participation
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Science and sustainability excursions


  • Creative camps and excursions
  • Junior athlete development
  • Academic competitions and tournaments
  • Overseas exchange opportunities
  • University partnerships