About Nowra Anglican College


DSC00624 Nowra Anglican College arose out of a vision to see the establishment of an affordable school in the Shoalhaven, a school that would make quality Christian independent education available to ordinary Australians.

The Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation had a very similar vision. They had established affordable fee schools in the western suburbs of Sydney and Milton on the South Coast. The Corporation were searching for a suitable site to expand their schools’ network.

DSC00620For twenty six years the Nowra Information Centre stood tall on the outskirts of Nowra and when the Shoalhaven City Council decided to sell the site including Apex Park, this seemed the ideal location for a new Corporation school.

In July 1999, work commenced on the site. Some of the heritage of the site was retained with the Information Centre building transformed into the College’s Administration block. Two classroom blocks containing a total of six rooms were added  to accommodate the students seeking entry in 2000.

With double the initially predicted enrolment, the College commenced on Tuesday, 2nd February, 2000 with 175 foundation students.

In 2005 the College saw its first students sit the HSC. Since then students of the College have consistently achieved excellent results, performing well above state average in many areas.

In 2009 the College began its pre-school.  It is a wonderful learning environment for our youngest students and provides a stable platform to assist children making the transition into ‘big school’.

Library 19.02.10 004In September 2010 the College opened its new state of the art, award winning, library.  Nowra Anglican College 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 750 students and  80 staff and has established itself as a leading independent school on the South Coast. It has a strong reputation for its pastoral care, academic results, Christian values and focus on preparing its students to make a difference in the world.

In 2014, Nowra Anglican College continues to focus on fresh thinking and imaginative practice.  Our challenge is to anticipate the skills required by young people, to keep up with the changing world, as well as provide future leadership in it.

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