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Meet and Greet Monday 16th February 6pm-7.30pm

Dear Families, Parents and Carers

A slightly belated welcome to the 2015 school year at Dickson College!  We hope your child/children are feeling welcomed and supported as they embark upon the year of learning and ask that you encourage them to seek help if they are concerned with any aspect of their schooling.  Student Services is a 'one stop shop' with our four year advisers (Clare Sandrey, Lex Warfield, Ben Godwin and Josephine Kim) as well as our careers team (Erica Brown and Leica Burt) available for appointments.

We are very much looking forward to meeting our new families as well as welcoming back those from last year.  We are holding an informal 'meet and greet' on Monday evening between 6pm and 7.30pm.  You are invited to drop in and say hello to our teaching staff and there will also be a short presentation to explain packages, ATARs and AST in the hall commencing at 6.30pm.

Best wishes

Kerrie Heath

posted on 11 Feb 2015


2014 Semester 2 Test Timetable

The test timetable has been finalised and published for this semester.

Cross line tests will be held over four days - Wednesday 19 November to Monday 24 November.

Cross Line tests are done in the College Gym unless otherwise indicated on the timetable.

The attached document also contains an End of Year Calendar for your information.

Click here for 2014 S2 Test Timetable

posted on 14 Nov 2014


Graduation 2014

Monday 15 December

5:00pm for  5:30pm

The Canberra Theatre

Civic Square, Civic


What happens at Graduation?

A major highlight of the College year is our Graduation Ceremony.  Students who are eligible for an ACT Year 12 Certificate – having acquired 17 points in their studies – will be presented with their Certificates, along with other achievements such as a Tertiary Entrance Statement or Vocational Certificates.  Students have already received detailed information via their Clubs and Community class.

The focus of the evening is the presentation of certificates and awards, with a just a few short pieces of entertainment; speeches will be short!  The evening does have a sense of occasion and achievement and students are asked to dress accordingly – neat and tidy at the very least! The Ceremony should take just a little over 2 hours - in case families wish to organise a family celebration dinner afterwards.

Can students bring guests?

YES. Each student receives three tickets – of which two are guest tickets.  These tickets have been issued via their Clubs and Community Teacher – parents should check with their student that this has been done.  There is no cost for students and their guests.

Can students just turn up on the Night?

NO! Students must have a seat reserved for them; a Graduation folder will also be organised for them.

Can students collect tickets later?

Students should collect their tickets from their Clubs and Community Teacher NOW.

The deadline for ticket collection is

Friday, November 28

Is there a Graduation rehearsal?

YES. To assist with the smooth running of the evening function, there will be a rehearsal for students at the The Canberra Theatre on the day of Graduation at 1:30pm.  Students who are eligible for an ATAR will receive information about their scores at rehearsal.

If students cannot attend Graduation, when can they collect Certificates?

Students who are unable to attend Graduation can collect their certificates from the College after 9:30am on Tuesday 16 or Wednesday 17 December. The College closes after this date for the holidays but Certificates will still be available for collection when the College re-opens late in January.

Students must attend in person and sign for their Certificate; or students can nominate a family member to collect the Certificate on their behalf, but this person must have a letter from the student which gives permission for collection, as well as personal identification.

Karen Rockawin

Graduation 2014 Organiser

posted on 11 Nov 2014


School Board Elections 2015

Nominations are sought for the Dickson College School Board Elections for 2015. More details, and the nomination form, are available here.

posted on 07 Nov 2014


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