Dickson College

at Phillip Ave, Canberra, 2602 Australia

Dickson College
Phillip Ave
Canberra , ACT 2602
Contact Phone
P: +61 2 6205 6455


Dickson College is a public two-year secondary college located in the Canberra suburb of Dickson, Australian Capital Territory. It was established in 1976 on the former Dickson High School campus when it closed.It was set to close after being announced as the sole college in the Canberra to be closed for the Towards 2020 plan, but was spared when the final decision was made.The college draws its students from Canberra's inner north, principally taking students from Campbell and Lyneham High Schools.CurriculumStudents are prepared for the ACT Year 12 Certificate, as mandated by the Department of Education and Board of Senior Secondary Studies.More than half of Dickson College students who graduate with a Year 12 Certificate also obtain an ATAR and go on to study at university. In 2007 of the 215 students awarded a Year 12 certificate, 61% were awarded Tertiary Education Statements. In 2007, the median UAI gained by students of Dickson College was 78 compared with the average of students from all across ACT colleges of 79. Over 78% of students from the college who were awarded Tertiary Education Statements in 2007 scored over 65 for their UAI compared with 70% of all ACT students. 68 students were awarded a vocational certificate in 2007 and 131 students were awarded a vocational statement of attainment.Notable alumni Garth Nix, prominent Australian author of young adult fantasy novels. Jackie Chan, actor, filmmaker and martial artist. Paul McDermott, Australian comedian, actor, writer, director, singer, artist and television host. Sussan Ley, Australian politician. James Hird. AFL Essendon AFC captain. Michael Conlan. AFL Fitzroy AFC Player Luc Longley. USA NBL Player Stephen Larkham. Rugby Union Player

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Yumalundi means "Welcome" in Ngunnawal language …
Come along and see all that Dickson College has to offer.
6pm - Principal's address in the Hall.
Then tour the college and speak with teachers and current students in each faculty area.
Trial practice tests for the AST (ACT Scaling Test) will be held this week.
These tests are compulsory for all students doing a tertiary package who need an ATAR for university entrance.
Tues 14 May - Year 12 Multiple Choice Test 8.50am-3.45pm
Wed 15 May - Year 12 Writing Test 8.50am-11.45am
Thurs 16 May - Year 11 Multiple Choice Test 8.50am-11.45am
Term 2 begins Monday 29 April 2019.
Thursday 4 April 4pm-8pm in the hall.
Parents and carers should have received an email for Parent Teacher Online (PTO) to make bookings with teachers.
Students are welcome to attend with parents and carers.