Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Dickson College

Everyone, every day, learning – for life

Our College embraces every student as an individual with unique talents, passions, and interests. Our students consistently achieve outstanding outcomes in a range of different pathways, and we support and challenge each student to grow and thrive at school and beyond. At Dickson, excellence is not about being the best; it is about doing your best, learning, and being a good person.

Our learning environment fosters personal connection and diversity. We support students to pursue successful futures and value their well-being while encouraging them to contribute to the community in which they live. Our students obtain ACT Senior Secondary Certificates, Tertiary Entrance Statements (ATAR), and Vocational Education qualifications in a range of industry areas. We believe every student has a right to high quality educational outcomes and the pursuit of their self-determined goals, regardless of their levels of ability or educational backgrounds. At our school, opportunity means equal access to a valuable education that prepares each student for their future.

We work collaboratively to develop informed, caring, creative and confident young adults. Our College has a diverse community and includes students in the Secondary Introductory English Centre (SIEC). We have highly effective programs for refugees, those who require extension and enrichment, International Private Students, exchange students and students with complex support needs or disability. At our school, community means diversity, inclusion, positive relationships and belonging.

Our approach to learning values student voice and preparation for an ever-changing world. It will challenge students to explore their capabilities via cooperative learning and group tasks. In the future, students will be supported to develop mastery of 21st-century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. They will voice their opinions about events, school board decisions, and teaching practices – and those opinions will be used, amongst other things, to shape the school’s strategic direction. We do this to ensure that the education provided at Dickson makes a positive difference for each young person.

I invite you to explore Dickson College and contact us at any time should you wish to know more.

Craig Edwards

Principal 2015 - present