KiTE (Kindness in Thanking Everyone)
Our focus for this initiative is to help students to focus less on themselves and further develop a sense of gratitude towards the people in their community. Every Tuesday for home room we have a writing session. DDAC provides special postcards for our students to write a card of thanks to either another student, a staff member, family members or someone important to them in their community. As a part of KiTE, each year level will be given the opportunity to thank a person at chapel via a video. The video will be "spreading Kindness through thanks". There is a memory verse that is associated with our KiTE - Ephesians 4:32: And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another even as God in Christ forgave you."
2024 sees a special initiative on focusing on not only our new name but also our values: Active Kindness, Cheerful Effort and Humble Service. These values will be intentionally embedded throughout our curriculum and campus activities. A special lesson each week for Years 7 – 10, KiTE, will have a focus on these values and students demonstrating them will be affirmed regularly throughout the year along with acknowledgement at Presentation Evening.
Chapel is an integral part of who we are at DDAC. It is a time where our student chaplains and chapel band shine and provides opportunity for our Chaplain and guest speakers to share the word of Jesus with our students and staff. In the secondary, Chapel is held every Monday morning straight after our weekly Assembly.
Friday morning is a time of extended Homeroom in the Secondary whereby students can choose to participate in small group bible studies with Pastoral volunteers as well as our teaching staff and senior student Chaplains leading out these small groups. A time to connect, question, study and discuss the Word of God in a way that meets individual needs and spiritual growth.
WOW and RAW
Our annual Week of Worship and Real Authentic Worship weeks see students and staff come together each morning to be challenged and encouraged to live their lives for Christ.
Students in all year levels participate in our holistic religious education curriculum, Encounter. The Encounter curriculum is designed to help students share what they learn about Jesus with others by developing their own personal relationship with God and serving others through the overflow of this relationship.