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Wenona School

Yrs 7 - 12 | Boarding

Yrs Kindergarten - 12 | Day School


176 Walker Street,


Telephone: 02 9955 3000

Principal: Dr Briony Scott

Head of Boarding Contact Information

Name: Mrs Nonie Ayling
Telephone: 02 9955 3000

Number in School: 1275
Number of Boarders: 48

Year Levels in School: Kindergarten to Year 12
Year Levels in Boarding: Years 7 to 12

Boarding is celebrated at Wenona, an inclusive school which values diversity and welcomes girls from all over Australia and elsewhere in the world.  Established in 1886, Wenona welcomes up to 50 girls from Years 7 to 12 to live in refurbished heritage accommodation in the heart of the School.

We pride ourselves on providing a safe and supportive environment for all girls in our care. Girls enjoy independence, respect, flexibility and fun as well as ample opportunities to pursue a wide range of academic and other activities.

Head of Boarding, Mrs Nonie Ayling, leads a team of dedicated staff who are carefully chosen to support each student.

Close to Sydney's cultural centre

Wenona's central yet safe location is right next to green and spacious St Leonards Park, and just a short walk from North Sydney Station and Sydney Harbour.

On weekends, girls experience Sydney life through activities such as visits to the Aquarium, walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Rocks Markets and Darling Harbour or taking the ferry to Manly for some shopping.

Academic benefits

Boarders waste no time travelling to and from school. Those involved in Wenona's many sporting, debating and cultural activities enjoy being right on site for training, rehearsals and many competitions.

Your daughter will receive an education that will support and enhance her in the areas of her interests, needs and strengths.  There are also academic benefits of boarding at Wenona. Middle School boarders, from Year 7 to Year 9, have a dedicated Prep Supervisor who can help them with their homework. Senior College boarders, from Year 10 to Year 12, have access to the Evening Study Centre (ESC) from 5pm to 9pm Monday to Thursday.  Teachers from all curriculum areas staff the ESC on a rotational basis to assist girls in their work and research. In addition, there is a dedicated Prep supervisor for Year 10 to 12 in the library in the evenings.

Boarding options

Wenona provides full and weekly boarding for 48 girls. Our boarders largely come from regional NSW, with some from overseas and other parts of Sydney, and they thrive on socialising with other girls from a huge range of backgrounds.

Full boarding is the most common arrangement but a number of local students enjoy the option of weekly boarding. From time to time, school families require temporary boarding and, when possible, the School seeks to make this option possible.

One of the exciting benefits of living in a community is that each girl is given an opportunity to live and work with girls from many different backgrounds. In this way the girls learn to live harmoniously, respect their differences, cooperate and compromise in order for all to be happy.

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