About Navigate Education Services

Dave Youl is a Christian Educator who is passionate about using his experience of nearly 20 years to assist schools develop their ICT strategy in such a way that allows the gospel of Christ to impact "every square inch". He is not a typical technologist. Working in business for a number of years subsequent to completing a Bachelor of Business degree, Dave entered teaching first as an HSIE teacher, specialising in Business Studies and Economics. An interest in technology led to subsequent positions of Computing Studies Coordinator, ICT Integrator and then Director of ICT at Covenant Christian School, Sydney.

Navigate Education Services aims to support ICT strategy development in Christian Schools around Australia. Dave is a skilled communicator and strategist who will work with existing staff to develop and refine strategic goals for the use of ICT in schools in such a way that ensures cohesion with a biblical worldview and the vision and mission of the school.

Dave and his wife Rachel have two wonderful children who both attend Covenant Christian School in Sydney. They worship at St Paul's Family Church in Terrey Hills.



every square inch

Helping Christian Schools navigate "every square inch" of the ICT landscape.

Dave has a deep understanding and offers great insight into assisting schools align their IT direction with their own vision and mission. I highly recommend Navigate Education.

Sharon Sopher - Principal - Belmont Christian College - December 2018

Steering Committee

A robust framework for setting the direction of ICT in your school is of great importance. Strategic management groups or ICT Strategic Directions committees can provide that transparent framework necessary in every school.

An impartial voice organising, managing and chairing this committee, can be highly effective by removing pressure from existing ICT staff while maintaining decision making accountability.

Strategic Planning

Creating ICT Strategic Plans clearly linked to and influenced by the vision and mission and strategic management plan of your school. The planning process will engage all relevant stakeholders, enabling them to articulate the "why".

A rolling strategic planning process is used ensuring that the plan is a dynamic document that is regularly updated, frequently referred to, and always relevant.

Biblical Worldview

It is not enough, for a Christian School, to simply implement the latest and greatest technology in the classroom without considering the implications of this from a Christian perspective.

Navigate specialises in bringing a Biblical Worldview into all facets of ICT management for the Christian school.

Director of ICT

Many Christian schools are unable to employ a full-time Director of ICT. This role will typically encompass strategic direction, staff development, budget management, community communication and consultation, and project management.

Navigate Education Services is able to provide bespoke Director of ICT services, with a clear focus on Education.

Dave always ensures that any ICT decision benefits both educational and Kingdom outcomes.  He has a strategic focus and looks beyond the day to day requirements.  I highly recommend Navigate Education to any School looking to stretch their ICT capacity.
Chris Boyce - Business Manager - Maitland Christian School - October 2020