What is the Function of the Dale Christian School Board?
Dale Christian School is a ministry of the Armadale Congregational Church. By law, the existence of a Board of governors, is responsible for the oversight of the school, using public and government funds. This Board, as it serves the school community, is answerable to the Armadale Congregational Church.
The School Board operates at a governance level which means its responsibility is to:
Ensure the strategic values, purpose and vision continue to be supportive of the primary function of the school.
This primary function is to offer affordable, quality education within the framework of a Christ-centred biblical world view as we strive to equip our students with skills and strong values that encourage them to pursue excellence in all areas.
Appointing the Principal and monitoring the school’s standard of education and care provided to all students.
It is important to understand the School Board does not involve itself with the management responsibilities of the school but rather sets its strategic direction. The day-to-day responsibilities of the school are devolved to the School Principal, his executive team, and staff.
Who are the Members of the School Board?
Board Chair: Mr. Ian Prangnell Dip T
Board Secretary: Mrs Charmaine Lamprecht
Board Treasurer: Mr. Kevin Ryan CPA, BBus
Members: Mr. John Younger, Mr. Daniel Steadman, Mr. Richard Butcher, Mr. Chas Cameron, Mr. Keith Newby Dip T, B.Ed., M.Ed., (Retired School Principal)
School Principal: Mr. Fourie Jordaan Cert IV TAE, Dip T, Higher Dip T
How often does the School Board meet? The School Board meets on the third Thursday of the month a minimum of ten times in the year.
Responsive Education adds a new point of view on responding to individual students who are at educational risk, that are just below the benchmark and talented students to create a culture that celebrates diversity and builds on the strengths of each student.
Middle School 7 – 9
All students study a comprehensive program covering the eight learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, The Arts, Health & Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages other than English and Technology and Enterprise.
The students also have the opportunity to partake in specialist subjects including Music, Dance, Special Physical Education, STEM, Art/Ceramics, Media, Food Science, Specialist Basketball and Textiles. Students are encouraged to experience a range of activities.
Bush Rangers is an after-school, Government funded unit with the emphasis on conservation activities, team work and camping experiences.
Dale Christian School runs a wide variety of extra-Curricula activities. These programs include:
Duke Of Edinburgh
Instrumental Music Program
These programs have proved to be very popular with students and we are sure they will continue to be in years to come.
Myanmar / Thailand Service Trip
‘And he said unto them, Go into the entire world, and preach the gospel to every creature’
Dale Christian School welcomes enrolment enquiries at any time throughout the year for entry into our Primary or High school. Our main intake years are Kindergarten and Year 7.
There are some vacancies available for 2023, however some levels are already full. Please keep in mind it is difficult to advise as to availability due to many reasons. In order to gain enrolment, it is highly suggested to submit your applications and other requested documents, as soon as possible. Once all requested details have been received you will receive further updates by email.
Admission is at the discretion of the Principal, following a successful application.
Online application forms are now being accepted. Click here to be directed to the form. You will receive a temporary password to gain access and should you need to return to the form you are able to do so. There is no need to fill all the details in, in one sitting.
We are offering Group Tours and Private Tours. Group tours are specific to school areas, eg, High School, Primary School. Private tours may be limited due to time constraints. They can be booked below: