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Principal Appointment

Dear Parents and Carers

I am pleased to announce that Mr Craig Edwards has been appointed Principal of Dickson College.

Craig has made a significant contribution to the ACT Public Education system. He was most recently the founding Associate Principal at Gungahlin College. Prior to that Craig held leadership positions at Canberra High School, Lake Ginninderra College, and as the Production Manager for the ACT Public Education Schools Arts event Step into the Limelight.

Craig is the co-leader of the ACT Regional Design Hub for the AITSL Learning Frontiers project. In 2008 he was nominated for a Teaching Australia, Excellence in Teacher Leadership award and in 2014 was awarded a scholarship to attend the Sutton/Gates International Summit on Teacher Professional Learning Development in Washington.

Craig has demonstrated a commitment to developing high quality educators and challenging and innovative opportunities for young people. Craig's experience, capacity and commitment leave him well placed to take on the role of principal at Dickson College.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Bishop for his leadership during term 3. It is anticipated Craig will take up the position at the start of week 3, term 4.

Please join me in welcoming Craig to the position of Principal at Dickson College.

Yours sincerely

Judith Hamilton

North/Gungahlin School Network Leader

23 September 2015

posted on 23 Sep 2015


Year 12 Graduation Ceremony

Thursday 17 December 2015 at the Canberra Theatre, Civic at 5.30pm (5.00pm for students)

Parents and carers received an emailed invitation on 17 Sept. Parents and carers without email addresses received a letter. Parents and carers must RSVP to the email or letter, as Graduation is a ticketed event.

Every graduating student who is attending the ceremony will be issued with 3 tickets – one for themselves and another two for their guests. Tickets will be available for collection by students from Dickson College Library from Week 13 (26 Oct).  Students will be given an allocated seat, however guest seating is open. Students and guests will need to present their tickets at the theatre door to gain entrance on the night. Once we have finalised our initial seating, we may be able to provide additional tickets to those families who would like them. If this is possible we will notify students in Week 15 (9 Nov).

More information regarding ticketing and the organisation of the evening will be distributed through Clubs or ask Lindy in the library. A confirmation email will also be sent to parents and carers in Week 13 (26 Oct). We are looking forward to this special night!

Thanks - Lindy Hathaway (Graduation Organiser)

6142 0146 (Dickson College Library)

posted on 22 Sep 2015


2016 Semester 1 Unit Selections - NOW OPEN

Students currently in Year 11 are invited to choose their units for Year 12 Semester 1 2016.

Follow this link to Frequently Asked Questions to find out everything you need to know.

Selections must be completed by Tuesday 22 September 2015.

posted on 15 Sep 2015


Parent Teacher Night

Parent Teacher Night will be held next Monday 14 September 2015 starting at 4:30pm and finishing at 8:30pm.  Bookings for Parent Teacher Night are made using the PTO booking system.

Parent Teacher Online (PTO) Booking System


The bookings for Parent Teacher Night are managed using an online booking system called PTO.
Details regarding access to, and use of, the online booking system have been emailed (or posted) home to parents/carers with their child's progress report.

To start making your bookings:

1.  Click on the icon above which will link you to the PTO Booking System.
2.  Enter your username and password to access PTO (sent with your child's report).

If you experience any difficulties please contact the college front office on 61420140 for assistance.

posted on 08 Sep 2015


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