Masada College

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Masada College
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Masada College
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Australia
Coordinates 33°43′45.4″S151°10′1.07″E / 33.729278°S 151.1669639°E / -33.729278; 151.1669639 Coordinates: 33°43′45.4″S151°10′1.07″E / 33.729278°S 151.1669639°E / -33.729278; 151.1669639
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Type Independent co-educational early learning, primary and secondary day school
MottoMy Rock & My Fortress
Religious affiliation(s) Judaism
PrincipalMartin Tait
Years Early learning; K–12
Enrolmentapprox 632
Website masada.nsw.edu.au
Masada College

The Masada College is an independent Jewish co-educational early learning, primary and secondary day school, located in St Ives, on the upper north shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Masada College is Australia’s first Jewish international co-educational school, though enrolment is open to students from all backgrounds. The College states that its educational mission is to raise responsible individual thinkers with a strong sense of social justice and confidence in their ability to determine their own future. [1]

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History

In 1962, a group of Jewish parents on Sydney’s North Shore set up the North Shore Jewish Kindergarten. [2] In 1966, they established Masada Primary School. The school began with just 14 students housed on the premises of the North Shore Synagogue in Lindfield. Within a few short years, the North Shore Jewish community boasted a thriving Jewish Primary School.

A high school was established in 1982, and in the following year it was relocated to the newly-purchased campus in St Ives (now known as the Michael Faktor Campus). Initially, the high school had 60 students in years 7 and 8, and an early learning centre was also created. In addition, the campus also became home to the new Kehillat Masada Synagogue, and in 1990 the Rachael and Reuben Pelerman Centre was added to the campus. The Sir Asher Joel Synagogue was extended and upgraded in 2003, along with the campus’s resource centre.

In 2014, Masada College consolidated its operations on one campus in St Ives.

Academic achievement

Masada College consistently ranks in the top 150 schools in New South Wales. [3] [4]

Notable alumni

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References

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  2. Metcalfe, Caryn (10 February 2017). "Masada College looks to the future after 50 years of education". North Shore Times. Retrieved 16 October 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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