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Discover DALE and find a campus near you

St Philip’s Christian College DALE is a Dynamic Alternative Learning Environment for students in Years 3-12 who have a diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (Level 1 & 2).

Please submit your details to discover more about starting your child’s educational journey at St Philip’s Christian College DALE.

Find One of Our Campuses Near You!

What makes DALE different?

Smaller Class Sizes

A maximum of 16 students with 1 Teacher and 1 Wellbeing assistant.

Individual Planning

Focusing on student learning goals, and social and emotional skill development.

Zones of Regulations

We foster self-regulation and emotional control to empower social success.

DALE Day Structure

Maximizes student engagement throughout the day by setting up the day, brain breaks, and debriefs.

DALE Cessnock

10 Lomas Ln, Nulkaba NSW
Located in the heart of the beautiful Hunter Valley, DALE Cessnock provides dynamic learning spaces and outside sensory gardens. The Cessnock site was established in 2012 and has developed into a vibrant and spacious campus.

It is a close, friendly, community lead by Kerryann Cerron, Head of Campus. Our staff love empowering our students to learn in a way that compliments their individual learning style.

DALE Gosford

20 Narara Creek Rd, Narara NSW

DALE Gosford started from humble beginnings in 2012 and in 2020, opened its new state of the art building to support students to thrive in their learning. We desire to see students excel in school and become all that God has planned for them.

DALE fills the gap for students who want a mainstream education but are unable to access this in its entirety due to their mental health needs. Our passionate staff, who are lead by Salina Mayall, Head of Campus, are providing students with opportunities to excel across every area of their education.


DALE Waratah

98 Georgetown Rd, Waratah NSW

The Waratah campus first opened its doors in 1997 and has grown exponentially over the years. Originally catering for students in Year 5 to 10 the school expanded its intake to enrol Year 3 to 12 students.

Our Waratah site is housed in a restored, historical building, close to inner city Newcastle. Our staff are committed to make sure that all our students are safe, know they belong and that they are loved by God. Our Teaching team, lead by Fiona Searls, Head of Campus, are passionate about creating dynamic, alternative learning environments.

DALE Port Stephens

182 Salamander Way, Salamander Bay NSW

Nestled along the beautiful coastline point of Port Stephens, DALE Port Stephens is located within the stunning grounds of SPCC Port Stephens. The campus opened in January 2022 offering places in Years 7-9 and will expand to Year 12 by 2025.

Our team of Teachers and Wellbeing Assistants, lead by Peter Buchan, Head of Campus, believe in creating a safe space, full of opportunities and grace, where students can succeed in the learning and become successful individuals. DALE fills the gap for students who want a mainstream education but are unable to access this in its entirety due to their mental health needs.