About Us


Dee Why School for Seniors was formed as an outreach initiative 40 years ago by the Dee Why Uniting Church.  This was done to counter-act loneliness among seniors in the area. Dee Why School for Seniors is a volunteer educational programme held at St David’s Uniting Church, 3 St David’s Ave Dee Why.

Dee why School for Seniors offers a wide variety of courses and activities such as:

  • Tai Chi (All Levels)
  • Languages
  • Arts and Craft
  • Music
  • History
  • Memoirs/Poetry
  • And many more!

We have 400 members in over 30 classes!

The school gives senior members of our community a welcoming place where new friendships and skills are forged.

Term Dates 2020

Term 1

03/02/2020 – 9/04/2020

Term 2

27/04/2020 – 02/07/2020

Term 3

20/07/2020 – 24/09/2020

Term 4

12/10/2020 – 17/12/2020


9:00 am


9:30 am


10:00 am

French 3

10:30 am


11:00 am

French 2

Poetry/Book Club

12:00 pm

French 1 (Beginners)

Tai Chi (Shibashi/Qigong)

Gentle Exercise (Chair-Based)

1:00 pm

Ukulele (Intermediate)

Yoga (chair-based)

2:30 pm

Traditional Folk Dance (Term 1&4)


10:00 am

String Orchestra


9:30 am

Art (Advanced – alternate weeks)

10:00 am

Tai Chi (Beginners)

10:30 am

Tai Chi (Beginners – alt. weeks)

 Spanish (Advanced)

11:00 am

Tai Chi (Intermediate)

12:00 pm

Tai Chi (Advanced)

12:30 pm

 Creative Card Making

1:00 pm


1:30 pm

Art (Pastels, Water Colours)


9:00 am



9:30 am

Senior Singers

French Conversation (Advanced)

10:00 am

Jewellery Making

11:00 am

Italian 3

Play Reading

12:00 pm



Crochet (alternate weeks)



1:00 pm

German (Beginners – new)

1:30 pm

Art (Oil Painting)


A fee of $50.00 per calendar year enables you to take part in any of the activities, provided there are vacancies. You can join in as much of the program as you wish.  This is payable at the beginning of Term 1 or on joining.

Fees must be paid for insurance cover.

Enrollments can be made at the Hall before class commencement on the first two weeks of each turn.

You are able to participate in any of the activities in the programme providing there are vacancies.

Contact Information


(02) 9453 2762


(02) 9997 5120


St David’s Uniting Church

St David’s Uniting Church, 3 St David’s Ave Dee Why

Mailing Address: PO Box 248 Dee Why 2099

Affiliated With

dee_why_church_logoDee Why School for Seniors is affiliated with ST. DAVID’S UNITING CHURCH in Dee Why.

Website: http://www.deewhychurch.org/


The yearly Art and Craft Exhibition is generously supported by the Dee Why RSL Club Community Support Program. 

Please visit https://www.deewhyrsl.com.au/community/ for more information.

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2021-01-22 10:50:07 Australia/Sydney