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Congratulations to the class of 2022 and happy holidays everyone!

posted on 20 Dec 2022

Dickson College Arts Exhibition and Fashion Parade

We had a fantastic Fashion Parade and Arts Festival this year. Thank you to everyone who came and supported our students on the night. The student’s work was incredible, we definitely have some talent here at Dickson College!  Also, a big thank you to all the students, parents, staff, and members of the community who contributed in some way to make the event such a success.

Art Exhibition 2022 - Front Office Foyer

Art Exhibition 2022 - Entertainment

Art Exhibition 2022 - Figurines

posted on 23 Nov 2022

Upcoming Events in Dickson College

posted on 16 Nov 2022

Dickson College presents: Fashion Parade

Save this date!

Dickson College presents:

Fashion Parade


Opening Thursday 10 November 2022

5.30-7.30pm - Art exhibition

6.00-6.30pm - Fashion parade

Also, the College band will be playing

Dickson College, Phillip Avenue, Dickson

check the website closer to the date for further details

The Dickson College Fashion Parade will feature Australian wool and cotton (the best in the world). Sustainability, recycling, upcycling, and circularity is always part of the student work. Come along to see students proudly model their fabulous creations, view the spectacular artworks and enjoy listening to our talented band.

Wool items Wool items

Wool items recreated from a dog’s blanket, M J Bale Jacket and much more!   Wool handweaving

cotton plant designcotton plant design

me and see how this design relates to the cotton plant!

cotton Pure wool

posted on 24 Oct 2022

Dickson College Information Night

Dear prospective students and families,

Thank you for joining us for our Virtual Open Night last night. A link to the Information Night recording can be found here:

To help orientate yourself to our curriculum areas our current students have contributed to the following videos:

There is also one from me too

A list of people to contact should you have specific curriculum questions next week before the initial enrolment for 2023 closes on Friday 3 June, can be found here.

If you haven’t enrolled yet please do so at your earliest convenience here

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - I live outside Dickson’s PEA can I enrol at Dickson?

A – Yes, if you live in the ACT.  If submit an application by the due date, meeting the criteria on the enrolment form, your application will be considered. Dickson currently has 794 students enrolled, 424 of these students are in Year 11. The College has capacity to take enrolments out of area.

Q – Can parents go to Class Section Interview?

A -  Yes, absolutely we would encourage this. Interviews are held in-person at feeder schools, and in-person at Dickson College for students who do not attend Campbell, Harrison or Lyneham Schools.

Q – I have a child with a disability can I visit the College, look at the facilities and talk about support programs at Dickson?

A – Yes, please contact the school (by phone or via email – see attached list) and talk to Caitlin Hanby to set up a suitable time.

Q – I live in the College’s PEA but do not attend one of the feeder schools, can I arrange a time to visit the school?

A – Yes, please contact the Principal  to set up a suitable arrangement.

For more information on our college please see our website and most current guide for prospective students 2023 .


Craig Edwards


posted on 27 May 2022

NRL School to Work Raiders Jersey and Youth Summit 2022

The School to Work Program (S2W) is an education and employment program that utilises the positive profile of the game of Rugby League to support and encourage young Indigenous Australians to complete their schooling and successfully transition into further education or employment. The NRL School to Work program have worked with our First Nations students at Dickson College for over 5 years now, supporting students through their chosen aspirations and pathways.

This year two DC year 11 students have been chosen to represent the Raiders clubs and ACT NRL S2W program at the National Indigenous Youth Summit. Congratulations to Georgia James and Poppy Chalmers who will be heading off to Sydney later this term for this amazing leadership opportunity. This year we also want to congratulate recent DC graduate, Georgie Jaques, was involved in the creation of the artwork for the Indigenous Round Raiders Jersey.

Well done everyone!

(Pictured - Left to Right) Georgie Jaques, Poppy Charmers, Sebastian Kris,Eli Archer and Georgia James.
NRL School to Work Raiders Jersey and Youth Summit 2022

DC Alumni Georgie Jaques, with her artwork for the Indigenous Round Raiders Jersey.

posted on 13 May 2022

Dickson College Information Night

Dickson College will be hosting its Information Night online on, Thursday 26 May, 2022 at 6:00pm. This will be a great opportunity to hear from the Principal, key staff, and current students, who can answer the questions you may have about academic subjects, student support, extra-curricular activities and life within our thriving school community.

The night will be hosted on the Webex platform. To ensure a smooth user experience, including access to our promotional videos and virtual tours, please register for the event on the link below:

Students attending Lyneham, Campbell and Harrison Schools will participate in transition visits (including a College tour) later in the year. Any student that resides in our PEA (Priority Enrolment Area) requiring additional assistance to transition to College, should contact the school.

There will be an Information Session for students with a disability immediately after the Principal’s presentation and Q&A. These families are encouraged to contact the College to organise a transition visit as soon as possible after the Information Night.

posted on 09 May 2022

Parent Teacher Evening (Online) – 28 April 2022

Reports have been emailed out to families to identify the progress of each student. The report outlines strengths and areas for development in each academic class based on formative assessment.  

Parents and carers are invited to attend a follow up parent teacher evening (Online) to discuss any areas of development.  

Bookings can be made through the web-based booking portal PTO. Parents and carers will receive login details via an email during the second week of these school holidays. You will receive one log in per household. If you do not receive any of this information, please contact the College.  

Students are encouraged to attend the interviews with parents and carers. If you are unable to attend these interviews, then please feel free to contact the individual teachers to gather more specific information on ways to support further progress.

posted on 07 Apr 2022

2023 Enrolment Applications

2023 Enrolment Applications

open Tuesday 26 April 2022.

Application to enrol in an ACT Public School

posted on 04 Mar 2022

Introduction to Dickson College and ACT Senior Secondary System - Thursday 17th Feb at 5 pm

Dear students and families,
Please see the information below about our upcoming information session, which will be held online as a webinar through
WebEx on Thursday 17 Feb at 5 pm:


Transition to college can be stressful, especially when you don't know how everything works. This session is primarily for parents and students new to the ACT Senior Secondary System and Dickson College. However, Year 12 parents who would like to know a little more to support their students in their final year of college are also welcome to attend online.
Participants will hear about various aspects of the ACT Education System and how this impacts students at Dickson College. The session will also include specific information about Dickson College's improvement priorities that students will be engaged with this year. Following this online presentation, there will be time to address questions from participants.
  • Craig Edwards, Principal
  • Carlyn Waters, School Board
  • Scott Eastburn, Acting Deputy Principal
  • Victoria Margrain, Acting Deputy Principal
  • Claire Sandrey, SLC of English and chat moderator and MC

click here to see more on Webinar

Webinar topic:

Introduction to Dickson College and ACT Senior Secondary System
Date and time:
Thursday, Feb 17, 2022, 5:00 pm | (UTC+11:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join link:

Webinar password: Dickson

Instructions on how to join the WebEx meeting are attached. For maximum accessibility, it is recommended that participants join from their browser.

How to Join a Webex Meeting (PDF)

Craig Edwards

posted on 10 Feb 2022