The DCS mission statement states that our purpose is to provide high quality schooling which is Bible based and Christ centred. The curriculum is taught from a biblical perspective and students at DCS are encouraged by teachers to think critically from a biblical perspective about all areas of life.
The secondary school has attractive, well cared for grounds and provides a pleasant environment for learning. The buildings and facilities are generous and comfortable. They include a modern gymnasium, auditorium, and specialist technical and science rooms.
In Years 7 to 10 there are two classes for most subjects, with a number of subjects split into three classes. Mathematics classes are sorted for ability levels while students mix widely in other classes. Practical classes are divided into smaller classes so as to allow for greater student - teacher interaction.
Stage Coordinators oversee student well-being. Pastoral care groups and devotions are held daily and help students to have a greater understanding of Christianity. They also serve to underpin our support and care of students.
All teachers present a curriculum that is academically demanding and designed to cater for students with differing abilities. An After School Study Centre runs on a number of afternoons each week and operates out of the library. It is staffed by teachers who provide academic support to those students who wish to take the opportunity to study after school.
The life of a student at DCS is not confined to the academic program of learning offered. There are many opportunities for individuals to experience a wide range of co-curricular activities such as sport, musicals, camping, debating, service activities and a band. Opportunities to serve others both in the local community and also overseas via a mission trip with YWAM, enrich a student's life and make schooling at DCS a wonderful experience.