Dara School is an accommodating and specialised environment designed to meet social and emotional needs of children and teenagers who are gifted, including those who are gifted with a learning disability. The school ensures gifted children have a safe, fun and challenging environment, where they can learn and grow. The school is a co-educational, secular, community school, which is environmentally friendly, and which develops ongoing partnerships with local community.
Dara School’s vision ensures that gifted children have a challenging and meaningful educational environment that caters to their unique needs by optimising relevant opportunities for learning outcomes and socio-emotional development.
The mission of Dara School is to cultivate individual strengths and recognise the needs of our diverse and unique students. Our aim is to nurture and support students’ affective development while inspiring our students to become innovative thinkers and expert communicators, in readiness for participation in the increasingly relevant global community. Our focus on creating a strong relationship between the educator and the student allows us to build a challenging, meaningful and engaging curriculum at each child’s individual readiness level.
We work hard so that our students can grow into adults who have integrity, strive for excellence, and are empowered with a sense of purpose and optimism for the future.