Our History

Our History

Nowra Anglican College arose out of a vision to see the establishment of a quality Christian, independent school in the Shoalhaven that would be available to everyone.

In July 1999, work commenced on the site. The ‘onion’ shaped building (previously Nowra Information Centre) was transformed into the College’s Administration block, and two classroom blocks, with a total of six rooms were added. The College commenced on Tuesday, 2nd February, 2000 with 175 foundation students - double the predicted enrolment.

In 2005 the first College students sat the HSC. Since then our Year 12 Collegians have consistently achieved excellent results, performing well above state average in many areas.

In 2009 the pre-school opened, a wonderful learning environment for our youngest students providing an easy and stable transition into ‘big school’.

In September 2010 the College opened its new state of the art, award winning, library, and was allocated $2.1 million in funding under the Primary Schools for the 21st Century program as part of the Building Education Revolution scheme.

Nowra Anglican College currently has approximately 860 students and over 80 staff and has established itself as a leading independent school on the South Coast. It has a strong reputation for its ‘whole child’ learning focus, warmth of pastoral care, strength in academic results and strong Christian values.

Nowra Anglican College continues to focus on fresh thinking and imaginative practice, with our Strategic Plan to 2022 poised to position us as the foremost school in the region.