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NAIDOC Week celebrations 24 July - 28 July

Here at Dickson College we are celebrating NAIDOC Week from 24 - 28 July, a little later than the national event due to school holidays. This year's theme is Our Languages Matter, highlighting the importance of indigenous languages.

Come along and join in with our special events:

Mon 24 July 10.40am: NAIDOC Assembly in the Gym. Guest speaker is Martin Walsh, who will speak about indigenous languages. There will also be musical and dance performances, including an indigenous song by the student and staff choir.

Mon 24 July 11.45am: Muralling workshop with Wiradjuri artist Mackenzie Saddler.

Mon 24 July 11.45am: Bushtucker Garden launch by Tyronne Bell.

Mon 24 July 12.15pm: Family/community BBQ in the courtyard. Includes kangaroo, beef and veggie sausages.

Tues 25 July: Hospitality students will be serving bushtucker snacks around the college.

Wed 26 July 10.20am: Weaving workshop with Aunty Jenny, using grass harvested from the Bushtucker Garden.

Thurs 27 Jul 12.40: Music and dance performances in the courtyard.

Fri 28 July 10.20am: Launch of mural and cultural space (canteen area).

There will also be a buroinjin (indigenous football) round robin during the week at lunchtimes.

We look forward to welcoming community members and students to our NAIDOC Week celebrations!

More information here.

posted on 20 Jul 2017


Parent Forum Presentation: What Happens Next?

Parent Forum on Careers & Transition Beyond School: What Happens Next? Was held Monday 29 May, 6:30pm in the Freda Ford Lounge at Dickson College.

Our careers team provided information about the supports that are in place at the College to help students find their next adventure and explore future directions. These topics included:
*Services available through that careers team
*University entrance, Equitable Access Schemes, Schools’ Recommendation Scheme
*CIT enrolment, vocational education and alternative pathways
*Career planning and exploration

A copy of the presentation can be found here

posted on 21 Jun 2017


Timetable for tests and end of Semester processes

The end of semester is nearly here and there are a few things we need students to know including test dates, dates when students will get their new timetables, and what to do if they are not happy with an assessment process.

Please check this link and carefully as it contains:

  1. When students can change classes
  2. End of semester dates (last date for absence notes, special consideration etc)
  3. Test week timetable
  4. Information about appeals

Please note that if students have two tests on one day, they will need to sit them both, it is not a reason for special consideration/alternative test time.

If students have three tests on one day, it is reason for an alternative test time and students will be able to sit the middle session test on Monday 19 June. There are only 9 students in this situation and we will email students with alternative test details soon.

Students please talk to your teachers or year coordinators if you have any questions.

The above information was also emailed directly to students on 4 June.

posted on 05 Jun 2017


AST Trial Results & Preparation workshops

Year 12 AST trial results have been emailed to students today. AST preparation workshops began this week. All Year 12 students planning to sit the AST are required to attend their AST Preparation class. If students are not sure what class they are in please check their email or the lists up in student wellbeing.

posted on 01 Jun 2017


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