For the Whole of Their Life.

Meet our Head of Campus

It brings me joy and peace to welcome you and your family to our blessed school community here at St Philip's Christian College DALE - Cessnock. It is within these walls, beautiful surroundings and much promise and hope that we provide a safe, nurturing and engaging learning environment for all students who have been gifted with Autism or search for support during difficult times of their lives.

Being the Head of Campus at Cessnock is a true blessing. I am surrounded by the love of Christ and openly share this gift with our students and their families. I have learned through the wisdom of our children that we all hold great inner strength where we can overcome all and move towards the life that has been planned for us.

I have spent many years teaching in both remote and rural New South Wales and Western Australia in a variety of mainstream and special education settings. With my teaching experience and the knowledge, I have gained through my Masters of Education – Special Education, I have been able to uphold the visions and values that DALE aims to achieve. I believe in our students; I believe in who they are, who they want to be and most importantly I let them know just how loved they are.

I welcome you to a place where children are valued, cherished and heard.

Samantha Dow

Spcc Dale 06 18 60