About Us

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the Dubbo Christian School website.

Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions parents have to make and we hope that the information on this site will enable you to make an informed decision about our school. If you are contemplating employment at DCS, I trust the information on our website allows you to gain an understanding of our school.

It is difficult sometimes for me to identify exactly what makes our school such a special place. It is a unique combination of deep and authentic Christian foundations, an inclusive, caring and service-oriented culture and a clear and committed academic focus.

Our 600+ students are here to learn, but to do so in an environment that recognises our Berakah Christian Education DNA. Berakah is a Hebrew word that means ‘blessing’. We aim to be a learning community that is a blessing; a blessing to all who are part of it, a blessing to each other and a blessing to our wider community and our world. This outward focussed, service-oriented learning gives life to our motto “Learning in Truth”. When we learn in truth, we understand that all knowledge leads us to an understanding of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. As a Christian school, this is foundational to all that we do.

We talk a lot about culture at Dubbo Christian School.  We are blessed with a positive, caring and loving school culture that flows out of our commitment to Christ.

That commitment allows us to provide authentic Christian schooling, partnering with parents as they “bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).

In Christ,

Mr. Warren Melville
Principal

 

Our Mission

To provide authentic, responsive and high quality education that is Bible based and Christ-centred
to prepare, equip and transform lives.

Our Vision

In partnership, to equip students with a distinctive and responsive education, to be transformational with a heart for Christ.

Our Core Values

Honouring God
Living and sharing the Gospel
The worth of each person
Bible-based education
Parent responsibility and involvement in education
Family as a foundational unit
Community
Developing citizens
Righteous living and action
Prayer
Christian leadership
God honouring stewardship

Our Mission, Vision and Core Values form the foundation of all that happens at
Dubbo Christian School.

Berakah Christian Education, Board and Association

Our school works as a partnership; staff, parents and carers and supporters working together for the educational and spiritual benefit of our students. As such, Dubbo Christian School is governed by a parent-controlled Association called Berakah Christian Education (BCE). “Berakah” means “blessing” in Hebrew, which is what we aim to be in all we do. BCE is made up of active and committed Christian members of our school community, and oversees the governance of Dubbo Christian School, Wellington Christian School and Dubbo Christian Preschool. Members actively own the Statement of Faith and Educational Creed that Dubbo Christian School aligns itself with, and helps the school maintain the standards as outlined in those documents.

Our Board is elected from Association members and is responsible for the vision, direction, governance and policy of the school. According to the Association Constitution, the Board’s objective is to pursue the following purposes:

  1. To operate the schools providing Christ-centred, Bible-based education. Such operations are to be grounded in the principles outlined in the Statement of Faith and Educational Creed.
  2. To promote Christian education through affiliation with any other organisations that promote our objectives.

As parents of the school community, the Board is available to discuss matters relating to the governance of the school. The Board Chair can be contacted by e-mail at boardchair@dubbocs.edu.au.

Board Members

Chair
Andrew Boog

Director
Shane Duke

Director
Amie Gough

Director
Brenton Shadbolt

Director
Clifford Stephens

Director
James Corfield

History

Dubbo Christian School commenced as a K-6 school in 1983 with an enrolment of 44 students and two staff members.  Originally situated in the former St Mary’s Primary School in North Dubbo, we moved to our brand new Sheraton Road site in 1987.

The school grew rapidly, with the first Year 12 cohort graduating in 1989.  In 1995 our School Hall was officially opened and in 2012, our beautiful Gymnasium was completed and ready for use.

In 2008 we established a pre-Kindergarten class for 4-year-olds called DCS PREP, followed by DCS pebbles – a pre-Kindergarten class for 3-year-olds – in 2010.  More information about these programs can be found under Pre-School.

In 2014 Dubbo Christian School took over management of Wellington Christian School, a K-6 school situated 30 minutes away on the banks of the Bell River, allowing us to provide an opportunity for high quality, Christ-centred schooling for K-6 students in the Wellington region.

We have been blessed by numerous staff and students who have contributed to the life of DCS over the years.  We are also very grateful to our founding parents; to all who were involved in the very early days of Dubbo Christian School, who worked so hard to establish the special place of Christ-centred schooling that we all enjoy today.

Key Documents and Policies

Annual Reports

It is a requirement of the NSW Educational and Standards Authority (NESA) that each non-government school should report annually to its own and the broader community, as well as to the State and Australian Governments under the requirements of the Schools Assistance Act (2004). 

The Annual Report presented at the school Association’s Annual General Meeting provides an overview of the school’s activities, academics and finances.  

DCS Annual Report 2019

DCS Annual Report 2020

Policies

The following policies are most relevant to prospective parents and staff.

Anti-Bullying
Policy

Anti-Bullying
Policy
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Anti-Discrimination
Policy

Anti-Discrimination
Policy
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Behaviour Management
Policy and Procedures

Behaviour Management
Policy and Procedures
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Commitment to
Child Safety

Commitment to
Child Safety
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Commitment to Child Safety
(Dubbo Preschool)
 

Commitment to Child Safety
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Code of Conduct
(Students)

Code of Conduct
(Students)
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Enrolment
Process

Enrolment
Process
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Enrolment
Policy K-12

Enrolment
Policy K-12
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Fee
Policy

Fee
Policy
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Learning
Support Policy

Learning
Support Policy
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Privacy Standard
Information Collection Notice

Privacy Standard
Information Collection Notice
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Student Welfare
Policy

Student Welfare
Policy
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Sun Smart
Policy

Sun Smart
Policy
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Uniform
Policy

Uniform
Policy
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