logo

The previous Archbishop of the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church in Australia, the Most Reverend Dr Glenn Davies, was behind the original vision for the establishment of the International Chinese School.

As the then Bishop of the North Region of Sydney (2002-2013), the Most Reverend Dr Davies identified a need to serve families on the Lower North Shore through the establishment of an Anglican Chinese bilingual school.

With the support of St Paul’s Anglican Church, Chatswood, serious planning got underway and the first application for the registration of the School was prepared and submitted to the NSW Board of Studies in 2011, proposing a 2012 opening.

Finding a suitable site proved challenging and sites under consideration failed to meet planning requirements. The difficulty in finding a site delayed the opening of the school. Finally, in 2014 St Paul’s Anglican Church, Chatswood, made its site available as an interim measure.

Willoughby City Council approved the establishment of the School at St Pauls. The Anglo Australian Christian and Charitable Fund provided significant finances to renovate the hundred year old timber hall at the rear of the church. The project included 3 classrooms, administration and office facilities.

The school bell rang for the first time in January 2015, with the Foundation Principal, Mrs Wendy Yu, welcoming the initial kindergarten cohort. The School continued to grow adding a new cohort annually and from 2022 had students enrolled from Kindergarten to Year 6. The ongoing financial support of the Anglo Australian Christian and Charitable Trust has enabled the School to continue to grow while keeping fees at an affordable level for families.

In 2021 the School relocated to its new campus located at 211 Pacific Highway St Leonards.  The School community is thankful to God for His provision of our new school site.

Copyright © 2023 International Chinese School. All Rights Reserved.