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Established in 1976 as one of the original ACT senior colleges,
Dickson College offers a Year 12 Certificate to suit the educational needs of all students,
whether they are going on to tertiary education, training or the workforce.
Focus programs add an exciting diversity to college life, catering for talented
athletes, overseas scholars, students with disabilities and younger students
seeking an alternative to mainstream high school education.

Facilities: Include drama, media and music studios, a mathematics
lab, computer rooms,
a library, modern technology workshops, a gymnasium, a fully equipped weights
room, tennis courts, and adjacent playing fields. The college is

Electives Years 11 and 12: Students select a study program from
pre-tertiary, vocational or other courses depending on their educational
aspirations and goals. Students can also include a range of sporting and other
enrichment units in their course packages.

Sport: A talented sports program to support young elite
sportspersons has direct links with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS),
ACT Academy of Sport, other training institutions, neighbouring clubs, high
schools, and sports organisations. The college has a proud sporting tradition
and fields teams in annual inter-college competitions. Leisure options range
from cycling and skiing to scuba diving and windsurfing.

Extracurricular activities: These include drama productions, a gala
media evening, a graphic arts exhibition, a dance festival, music groups and
bands, and debating. Students participate in interstate visits with a sister
college in Tasmania. The college actively encourages extension through
mathematics and science competitions and a multiplicity of field work
associated with studies and special interests.

Welfare and personal development: Small advisory groups allow
teachers to give close attention to all students, incorporating student
pathways planning. An experienced counselling team and careers/work experience
programs support student welfare and learning.

Special features: A bridging intensive English course is available
to assist students from overseas. Students with special needs are supported
through the school’s Foundations for Independence unit. Dickson has pioneered a
successful alternative education program for students in Years 9 and 10 called
the Site Program. The secondary introductory English centre caters for recently
arrived non-English speakers from Years 7 to 12. The school is a community
college and provides an evening program of recreational courses for those
people who have day-time work commitments.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Enrolment 780 students
Fees Free (Government School)
61 2 62******* 61 2 6205 6455
61 2 62******* 61 2 6205 6462
Address Phillip Avenue, Dickson 2602
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