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For the Whole of Their Life.

St Philip's Christian College DALE History

St Philip’s Christian College DALE is recognised by NESA 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). In 2018, Stage 2 (Year 3 &4) and Stage 6 (Year 11&12) was incorporated into the scope of educational offerings.

Over the years the enrolment criteria has been refined to identify those students who would benefit most from the dynamic environment offered at DALE. The criteria now meets the needs of students with Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Autism.

With the move to include Stage 6, the school now offers students the opportunity to gain their HSC. The educational program is based on individual needs and focuses on building on the strengths and talents of each student.

St Philip’s 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.