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NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus

NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus

The senior campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College

Telephone02 9905 2634


Our College

Freshwater Senior Campus is part of the Northern Beaches Secondary College. It consists of 5 schools, Balgowlah Boys Campus, Cromer Comprehensive Campus, Mackellar Girls Campus, Manly Selective Campus and us, Freshwater Senior Campus.

There are many benefits of being in the largest school on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, including wider curriculum, shared resourcing and collaborative staff development. The co-operative timetabling between the schools means that periods in the week are synchronised allowing movement between the schools. Students travel between the five campuses by minibus allowing them to meet their commitments at their home schools.

This wider curriculum allows students in Year 11 and 12 at any of the five schools to study a greater range of subjects.  

Balgowlah Boys Campus

Balgowlah Boys Campus is the boys school in our campus. They cater from years 7 to 12. With our shared curriculum, Year  11 and 12 students at Balgowlah can study subjects at any of the 5 campuses.

Cromer Campus

Cromer Campus is a 7-12 comprehensive school within our campus. With our shared curriculum, Year 11 and 12 students at Cromer can study subjects at any of the 5 campuses.

Mackellar Girls Campus

Mackellar Girls Campus is a 7-12 single sex girls school within our campus. With our shared curriculum, Year 11 and 12 students at Mackellar can study subjects at any of the 5 campuses.

Manly Selective Campus

Manly Selective Campus is a 7-12 selective school within our campus. With our shared curriculum, Year 11 and 12 students at Manly can study subjects at any of the 5 campuses.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award program is offered to Northern Beaches Secondary College student's in Year 9 and above.

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a voluntary program that's been enriching the lives of young people since 1956.  The Duke believed that young people should be helped to develop their individual interests in a real-world setting.  His idea was to provide young people with a challenging program of activities that encourage self-reliance, initiative and effort.


Participants design their own unique program that challenges them to set and meet goals while forging qualities of strength, resolve and commitment.  Open to young people aged 14 to 25, the Program is run in over 140 countries and is available at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.  Each of these levels has four sections - Skill, Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journeys.  Additionally, the Gold Award has a fifth section - the Residential Project.


Identifying students as #worldready recipients of the Award are highly regarded by potential employers and universities for their commitment, leadership, compassion and organisational ability, both nationallly and internationally.

More information can be found in the link below.


Improvisation Program @ NBSC Music

The Northern Beaches Secondary College (NBSC) provides a unique music and band program designed for high potential and gifted musicians, extending and enriching students' understanding of musical improvisation.

Students learn how music works and how to improvise. They learn to make their own music - finding their ‘voice’ – by combining theoretical understanding and how to put it into practice. Students practice basic to advanced improvisation in a band where individualised tuition is provided. All instruments are welcome (including vocalists).

The Improvisation Program is delivered by renowned Australian composer and musician, Colin Bright.  The program's bands, Offbeat, perform publicly at annual events including Manly Jazz Festival, Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Service as well as public performances at Northern Beaches Council events, College functions and in the local community.

For more information visit - https://nbsc.schools.nsw.gov.au/college-opportunities/nbsc-jazz-improsation-program.html