Australian Capital Territory, Australia
About Daramalan College
Daramalan College is a Roman Catholic secondary college located in Dickson, Australian Capital Territory. The school has an enrolment of approximately 1440 students with around 110 teaching staff and is situated not far from Capital Hill Canberra, home of the Parliament of Australia.
The college was founded in 1962 as an all-boys school. In 1977, girls were in enrolled in Years 11 and 12. It became a full co-educational school for 12- to 17-year-olds in 1996. The name Daramalan is derived from an Aboriginal word for wedge-tailed eagle “daramala”. For Daramalan, the eagle symbol signifies the Great Spirit of God who enfolds and protects us all. The school song proclaims, Daramalan students are “eagle people”.
Ms Rita Daniels
Daramalan College has a variety of facilities for its students including textile facilities, drama rooms, media/photography rooms, soundproof music rooms, a dance room, art rooms, woodwork workshops, two metal room workshops, science labs, five computer labs and a library. Outdoor educational areas include a spacious oval and an outdoor multi-purpose area.
The college’s educational program is underpinned by the Daramalan Academic Care Charter which sets out and defines the vision for education at the school. It follows the Australian National Curriculum and offers students a pastoral care program with a focus on helping them develop personally, spiritually and academically.
Daramalan College aims to provide care, compassion and understanding, striving to build a community of faith among staff, parents and students. It wants to help all students grow into young people ready for life, intellectually and socially, with confidence in their future and values.