11 Nov 2021

Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday 16 November - Last day of classes and STEM testing 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Wednesday 17 November - Friday 19 November - Testing

Monday 22 November -  Year 11 AST trial

Thursday 25 November 8.50am - 11am - Handback Day

Tuesday 30 November 9.30am - 11am - Year 12 brunch and package check

Monday 6 December  6pm - 10pm - Year 12 Farewell Fest, National Museum of Australia

Thursday 9 December - Saturday 11 December  12pm and 7.30pm -  Chicago the musical - presented by Dickson College Drama.  Theatre 3, Canberra Rep Theatre, 3  Repertory Lane, Acton. Students $15, Adults $25. Book online: https://canberrarep.org.au/content/book-online-choose-production

Tuesday 14 December  9.30am - 10.30am - Year 12 Special Awards Ceremony

Tuesday 14 December 11am - 12.00pm - Year 11 Semester Awards Ceremony

Wednesday 15 December  5.00pm - 7.30pm - Dickson College Year 12  Graduation Ceremony, Canberra Theatre

Friday 17 December - Last day of term 4

17 Sep 2021

COVID-19 Update: Plan for Term 4

Dear students and families,

Since the announcement on Tuesday by the ACT Chief Minister, the circumstances regarding the return of students to onsite learning from the beginning of term 4 have changed.

The two documents linked below have been developed by the Education Directorate in line with the guidelines set down by ACT Health to ensure the safe return of students to onsite learning over the initial weeks of term 4.

Term 4 Roadmap for ACT Public Colleges

Health Guidelines for Senior Secondary

We have developed our plan in relation to these guidelines and I can inform you that:

  • Remote Learning and Remote Learning timetable will stay in place for Year 11 & 12 classes until end of week 2
  • Onsite learning opportunities will be limited to only Year 12 students during week 1 & 2 for essential practical course work, assessment of VET Competencies or supervised assessment
  • Year 12 AST will be held onsite during week 2 and we will be holding an AST Assembly for Year 12 students sitting the AST onsite Monday 1.15 Monday 11 October (please see AST message below)

College Newsletter (DC News) - incorrect information

Unfortunately, our Newsletter has been circulated with information that doesn't reflect this latest change. Apologies and please disregard the date referring to the face-to-face return of Year 12 students onsite.

Year 12 AST Update

The AST is scheduled for Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th October.

Things to note are:

  • All venues within the College will be the same as those used in the trials (GYM main testing venue, A12 Special Consideration, A20 EALD).
  • An onsite AST assembly is scheduled for Monday 11th October, 1:15-1:45 pm, in the HALL
    • It is expected that ALL students sitting the AST will attend this assembly
    • Students attending the assembly will have to check-in upon entry AND wear a face mask
    • Due to health directions, the college will no longer provide any catering for students during the test days. Students should make sure to eat breakfast on the mornings of the AST, and organise to bring a packed lunch for Tuesday

Thanks for your understanding and patience at this time. Please take time during this holiday break to rest and recover.

Take care.


Craig Edwards



Dickson College
Phillip Ave
Phone: (02) 6142 0140

Upcoming Events

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Year 12 Farewell Fest

06 Dec 2021 18:00

Year 12 Farewell Fest at the National Museum of Australia

Year 12 Graduation Ceremony

15 Dec 2021 17:00

Canberra Theatre, London Circuit, Civic