Welcome from the Principal

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Welcome to the Daramalan College website. I hope that it provides a useful source of information about our school.

Daramalan was founded by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) in 1962 and it has maintained a proud tradition of providing a Catholic education to students in Canberra since that time. Daramalan began as a boys’ school for students in Years 5-12 but it has developed over time and is now firmly established as a leading co-educational school for students in Years 7-12.

Daramalan is a caring and dynamic school community where we seek to promote and live out the charism of the MSC. The charism of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart focuses on the love that Jesus showed each of us through His life and death and the belief that through experiencing and showing compassionate love towards all people we can help to make our world a better place.

Despite being a large school, Daramalan College is concerned with the needs of individual students in the pastoral, academic, physical and spiritual dimensions. As such, our vision is that Daramalan College is a community that inspires learning, nurtures potential and is strong in faith. As an educational community we place high value on providing quality learning opportunities for all students. Our students achieve excellent academic results and have a reputation for being well prepared for further study or employment after completing school. There is also an extensive co-curricular programme to complement the academic curriculum.

Through the Pastoral Care structures we aim to provide students with the support that they require in order to achieve to the best of their ability. We hope that all students feel valued and safe in our school and that they participate fully in all aspects of school life.

Every year, the College adopts a theme for that particular year. In 2024 the theme is the Year of Compassion.

The College has excellent resources and staff who are very committed to supporting students in their learning. We aim to work closely with parents and I encourage parents to use our Intranet, known as Daranet, and the college website as means of keeping well informed about activities at the college.

With best wishes,

Rachel Davies