13 April 2024

A+ for Location: The family-friendly address with some of Sydney's most prestigious schools on its doorstep

Reddam House North Shore Campus (Artist Impression)


At AURA by Aqualand, the generous floor plans, ample storage and proximity to some of Sydney’s best schools makes it a high distinction choice for families.

In Sydney, where the pace of life is fast and families are often juggling multiple commitments, convenience is key.

Families are on the lookout for homes that offer a peaceful retreat from the tumult of daily life while remaining within easy reach of work and learning hubs. For buyers with school-aged children, the connection to good schools often tops the wishlist.

Reddam House marketing executive Gina Neilson says a school’s location can be a game-changer. 

Next year, Reddam House will open a new north shore vertical campus in the wake of increased demand. Featuring a blend of modern and heritage elements, including an iconic Harry Seidler-designed building at 41 McLaren Street North Sydney, the new school will enrol students from kindergarten through to Year 10, with students moving through to Year 12.

Aqualand Australia | Reddam House North Shore School
Reddam House North Shore Campus (Artist Impression)

The timing of the new campus couldn’t be better, with hundreds of new apartments nearing completion at AURA by Aqualand, a Woods Bagot-designed project by trusted integrated lifestyle developer Aqualand.

Aqualand’s head of sales and marketing Alex Adams says AURA’s apartments offer adaptable spaces for children, including a winter garden that can be used for either play or schoolwork. Residents also have access to bookable spaces that students can use for study.

Adams says families have been impressed by AURA’s generous floorplans which accommodate a range of seamless storage solutions for all sorts of sporting and musical equipment, and include adaptable spaces that can be used as study areas.

“They are loving the oversized apartments which exceed the North Sydney Council’s minimum building requirements, making them perfect for families,” says Adams. “The standard size for a two-bedroom apartment in the area is 80 square metres, with many in AURA measuring 95 square metres, plus a wintergarden, making them well over 100 square metres in total.”

Adams says AURA is perfectly positioned to provide young families with the ultimate haven, boasting myriad lifestyle amenities and convenience options on their doorstep, including beautiful parklands, a plethora of eateries, excellent public transport and top-rated schools.

“The brand-new Reddam House high-rise campus will be ideally situated across the street,” says Adams. “It’s considered one of Sydney’s most prestigious high schools. Other prestigious schools nearby include 2023’s top-ranked North Sydney Boys High School as well as North Sydney Girls High School, Marist Catholic College North Shore, and Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College – all within an easy four-minute drive or a 10-minute stroll of AURA. Wenona School is a 5-minute walk away.”

Neilson says North Sydney presented the perfect opportunity for Reddam House to expand.

“It’s an area where families value education and are seeking high-quality options for their children,” she says.  And for AURA residents, the location couldn’t be more convenient.


“This means less time commuting and more time for families to spend together,” says Neilson. “This accessibility is crucial for parents who want to balance work and family life without compromising on the quality of their children’s education.”

Adams agrees, pointing out that buyers won’t have long to wait before they can move in and enjoy all the amenity of North Sydney, with settlement slated for mid-2024.

“[Convenience] is incredibly important, especially for working parents needing to commute to work, and children often having to take several public transport services to and from school,” he says. “Being positioned in the heart of North Sydney’s prestigious schools is a major unique selling point for family buyers, with children being able to conveniently and safely walk to school,” says Adams. 

And when school’s out, there’s no shortage of facilities to keep the kids entertained.

Resident amenities include an indoor pool, a fully-equipped gym, and a fabulous rooftop area with a sun deck, private dining rooms, barbecues and kitchen space for year-round al fresco entertaining.

The new Victoria Cross Station is due to open in June, providing quick metro access into the city, and a pool of Tesla share vehicles will be available for families to hire. All apartments will have full fibre nbn internet connections, and wi-fi hot spotting will be installed in common areas throughout the entire development, so students can study anywhere in the building.

Source: Domain.com.au