For the Whole of Their Life.
St Philip's Christian College DALE History
St Philips Christian College DALE is recognised by the Department of Education as a Special School. It was established in 1997 to meet the needs of Year 7 to 10 students with emotional/behavioural problems and also catered for students with a mild intellectual disability. In 2012, DALE extended its curriculum to include Stage 3 (Year 5 & 6).
The school offers students the opportunity to gain their RoSA. The educational program is based on individual needs and focuses on building on the strengths and talents of each student. On entry into the program the student will be assessed by staff to ascertain their ability level. An Individual Plan involving the input of the student, parent/caregiver, agency representatives and staff is developed and regularly reviewed for each student.
St Philips Christian College DALE is a ‘small school’ environment and has higher staff to student ratio compared to mainstream which gives many young people, who feel lost in a mainstream environment, a sense of security and belonging.