“The Kambala community continued to support me beyond my time as a student” – Anthea Balzer, Kambala Old Girl ’08
Entry levels at Kambala are generally Preparation (must turn 4 by 31 March of that year), Year 5 and Year 7 with small intakes in Transition to Year 4 and Year 6. Entry after Year 7 is dependent upon an interview and assessment.
An application form is required for each student wishing to enter Kambala. Some priority is given to daughters or grand-daughters of Old Girls, to those with sisters already attending, and to country boarders.
HOW TO APPLY
Step 1 – Learn more
Parents considering enrolling their daughter are encouraged to make an appointment to tour the School. Click here to arrange your tour.
Alternatively, you can complete the form to request an information pack, including the application form, current fees and prospectus.
Step 2 – Lodge an application
Application forms are available by contacting the Kambala Enrolments Office. The following items should be included with the application:
- A photocopy of your daughter’s last two school reports
- A non-refundable application fee of AUD$200
- Evidence of English language proficiency (international students only)
- A photocopy of your daughter’s birth certificate
Step 3 – Accept a place
Places are generally offered two years in advance of the year of intended enrolment. Once the place is accepted, a non-refundable entrance fee is required to secure the place.
DOWNLOAD A PROSPECTUS
Download your copy of the Prospectus to find out more about how Kambala:
- inspires every student to realise her own purpose with integrity, passion and generosity
- equips its students to lead purposeful and rewarding lives.
Kambala welcomes international students from around the globe. As well as international boarders, we enrol the daughters of overseas visitors who hold appropriate business or temporary visas issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Kambala is a CRICOS registered provider (#02284M) for a limited number of Full Fee Paying Overseas students (FFPOS).
A Full Fee Paying Overseas student requires a student visa to attend school in Australia. This does not include Australian or New Zealand citizens, those carrying permanent or temporary resident visas or refugees.
Evidence of English language proficiency will be required and applicants will be asked to sit for the Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) testing, either in their own country or Australia.
For more information, download the Full Fee Paying Overseas Students booklet (pdf).
Kambala offers a variety of scholarships each year. Applications are invited from girls who are either current students or who are attending other schools at the time of application. All scholarship examinations are conducted by external providers at Kambala. These examinations usually take place in April/May each year. The following scholarships are available:
Year 5 entry
- Open entrance Academic Scholarships
Year 7 entry
- Open entrance Academic Scholarships including the Freda Skinner and the Florence Burgess Scholarships
- Music Scholarship
- Boarding Scholarships including the Rose Holdsworth Scholarship
Year 9 entry
- Tivoli Scholarship for Boarding students
Year 11 entry
- Kambala does not offer general scholarship entry to Year 11.
- Rural Assistance Bursary (for boarding students)
- Kambala Community Scholarship
- Hawke Scholarship
- Yalari Indigenous Scholarships
Download the Scholarships Brochure for more information.
ENTRY TO KAMBALA Q&A
Students do not sit an entrance exam, however, all students from Year 3 onwards sit placement testing as part of their orientation activities. This testing provides staff with information regarding every girl’s learning needs moving forward.
From Prep to Year 2, there are two classes of 20 in in each cohort (averaging 40 students in each cohort).
In Years 3 and 4, there are two classes of 24 in each cohort.
In Year 5 and 6, there are 3 classes of 24.
From Year 7 to Year 12, the average cohort is 100 girls.
The School year at Kambala generally commences at the end of January and finishes at the start of December following the Annual Distribution of Prizes at Sydney Town Hall. School holidays are in line with the standard NSW public holidays.
|Sunday 16 July||Boarders return after 3.30pm|
|Monday 17 July||Term 3 commences|
|Thursday 21 September||Term 3 concludes at 3.20pm|
|Friday 22 September||Boarders travel day (Boarding House closes at 9.00am)|
|Sunday 8 October||Boarders return after 3.30pm|
|Monday 9 October||Term 4 commences|
|Tuesday 5 December||Term 4 concludes|
2018 TERM DATES
|Term 1||Tuesday 30 January – Friday 13 April|
|School holidays||Saturday 14 April – Monday 30 April|
|Term 2||Tuesday 1 May – Friday 6 July|
|School holidays||Saturday 7 July – Sunday 22 July|
|Term 3||Tuesday 24 July – Friday 28 September|
|School holidays||Saturday 29 September – Sunday 14 October|
|Term 4||Monday 15 October – Wednesday 19 December|
|School holidays||Thursday 20 December – Tuesday 5 February 2019|
Hampshire House: 7.30am to 6.00pm
Junior and Senior School: Office hours are 8.00am to 4.00pm; school operational hours are 8.20am to 3.20pm
Kambala has an onsite uniform shop called Outfitters. For further information, please contact us below.
Kambala is easily accessible by a number of public transport options. View maps and transport here.