Currambena: A Democratic Primary and Preschool

  • Preschoolers

Empowering young minds with progressive education and democratic principles, Currambena fosters confident, compassionate learners ready to thrive in a dynamic world.

Located on Cammeraygal land on Sydney’s North Shore, Currambena is a democratic school offering a truly child-centred education for pre-and primary school children. Established 55 years ago and grounded in strong research, Currambena is a leader in innovative educational thinking. Their holistic approach to learning features a flexible curriculum that emphasises both life skills and academic achievement.

Currambena: A Democratic and Progressive School


Since 1969, Currambena has pioneered progressive education, nurturing young minds to become confident, creative thinkers. Learning is an exciting journey where children are encouraged to explore, question, and discover at their own pace. With small class sizes and a personalised approach, Currambena creates a nurturing environment where each child’s unique talents and interests are celebrated, fostering a lifelong love for learning and discovery. Every child receives the attention they need to flourish academically and emotionally. Research shows that this environment promotes long-term enthusiasm for learning and holistic development. Through their dynamic blend of stage-based learning and democratic principles, students emerge as empowered, self-assured individuals ready to embrace the challenges of tomorrow. 

Join their warm, inclusive community, and embark on a journey of lifelong learning and growth.

Currambena Preschool

At Currambena, they believe that play is a vital part of learning. At Currambena Preschool, children engage in a variety of small group and individual activities that allow them to explore and experiment. These experiences are designed to promote their physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and linguistic development throughout the day.

Currambena Primary School


The small class sizes and high teacher-to-student ratios allow Currambena to create challenging and inspiring programs tailored to each student. This approach fosters a love of learning by offering freedom of choice.

Foundationally, the school commits to respect each child's individuality, encourage self-determination, develop creative and critical thinking skills, and emphasise cooperation over competition, all while maintaining high academic standards in line with these values.

The primary school is registered by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and adheres to the NESA curricula.

To Learn More

To learn more about Currambena’s approach to education, visit the website, email [email protected], call 9427 0644, or join the school for an Information Morning.

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