Category: News

Article on The Courier

Former Ballarat Grammar teacher Sophie Fenton opens Sandridge School A FORMER Ballarat teacher, who has opened an independent secular school in Melbourne, has hopes of opening more schools in Victoria. Sophie Fenton, who previously taught at Ballarat Grammar and Loreto College, is the co-founder and deputy principal of Sandridge School which opened its doors last…

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When you dare to dream…

18 months ago, Jeanne and I had a dream. We wanted to create a school based on the humanness of education, where ethical citizenship and entrepreneurship were at the centre of a dynamic and real world learning environment. And thanks to the support of our families, our team, the parents who joined us and the…

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Recognised Amongst Education Innovators

We need to nurture the skills children need to embrace change and flourish as adults,” writes @brettrolfe in AFR BOSS. Sandridge School has been recognised as one of Victoria’s ‘ground breaking’ schools with a ‘new approach’, which is ‘intimately connected to its community and that instils citizenship and entrepreneurial drive.’ Read full article online »

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We have a new office

We now have an office setup in Port Melbourne where you can come and talk with us about the school. 367 Bay St, Port Melbourne Email beextraordinary@sandridge.vic.edu.au to make an appointment.

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Sandridge School on The Project

Crowd-funding a school We’ve all heard of crowd funding for films and new technology… but two Melbourne teachers are taking it to extreme lengths to get their project over the line. View on tenplay › Content & Photo: The Project

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Article on 774 ABC News

Teachers launch crowdfunding campaign to open Sandridge School in Port Melbourne A group of teachers are looking to solve the problem of overcrowding in inner city schools by opening their own. Having already received money from private donors, the group are now running a crowdfunding campaign to raise the remaining $2 million needed to have…

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Podcast on 3AW

Campaign to fund independent Sandridge School in Port Melbourne The teaching staff behind a proposed independent school in Port Melbourne have outlined an ambitious plan to open it next year, if they can secure the cash. Co-founder and deputy principal Sophie Fenton told 3AW Breakfast they were hoping to raise $2 million to open the…

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Article on The Age

Sandridge School to service growing suburb of Fishermans Bend An independent secondary school with a unique business model is a step closer to opening in Port Melbourne after reaching an agreement with a property developer. The business behind the school recently signed an agreement “on very generous terms” with the Stamoulis Property Group, which owns…

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Article on the Port Phillip Leader

Clock ticking for cash to develop proposed Port Melbourne Sandridge School THE CONSORTIUM behind a proposed Port Melbourne independent school is running out of time to secure seed funding for its $10 million project. Academic Dr Jeanne Shaw and award-winning teacher Sophie Fenton have called on the state government to chip in $2 million seed…

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Call to Arms

This school can be up and running for the start of the school year, in 2016. We need to raise $2.15 million. We are exploring avenues for funding with the government whereby, as a piece of new infrastructure for the Fishermans Bend development, Sandridge School brings benefit to the new and existing community: a school,…

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