Important End of Year Dates
Please see the document linked below for the finishing dates for the various year levels. If you have any questions, please call the school and speak with the relevant Year Level Coordinator.
Click here to download Important End of Year Dates as a .pdf
Principal's Report - Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last Friday night, I was fortunate to attend the opening of a wonderful exhibition at the Horsham and Regional Art Gallery. Two of our students, Jessica Revell and Brena Williams, have been involved in this project, which is a joint initiative of the gallery and the Department of Education and Training. Jessica was mentored by a professional writer and was responsible for writing the descriptions of the art work and some biographic information about the artists. Brena was mentored by a graphic designer and she worked with another student to design the logo for the exhibition. Overseeing the program was our own Deb Moar, who works for both DMSC and the Horsham Gallery. Congratulations to both students and to Deb, and I encourage all of our Dimboola families to visit the Horsham Gallery to see this great collection of local Wimmera students’ work.
White Ribbon Campaign
At yesterday’s General Assembly, White Ribbon campaigner and former DMSC student, Simone O’Brien, attended to receive some care packages for women and children who need to flee domestic violence. This project was run by Year 12 students, Chloe Kalms, Ashley Blundell, Ezra Barry and Year 11 student, Georgia Young. Our students arranged for Simone to attend DMSC earlier in the year and share her domestic violence story. The four students wanted to continue to show support for the White Ribbon cause and decided to gather donations and purchase goods for the packages. Simone was then invited back to take possession of the goods. I was so proud of our students, and Simone commented that she felt very emotional to think that the Dimboola students would commit to such a worthy cause and be so active in showing their awareness and support. Please see photo later in the Hilltop.
Congratulations to the students who were presented with 100% Attendance Awards at yesterday’s assembly. There is a full list published later in the newsletter. I would like to particularly acknowledge the students who are on track to have 100% attendance for the entire year. We will be celebrating this great achievement at the end of Term Four.
School Captains 2018
This Friday, the nominations close for School Captain for 2018. The position of School Captain is a significant one, and with the role comes responsibility. At DMSC, we have been fortunate to have had excellent captains, students who exemplify our values and who are great ambassadors for our school. At next Monday’s assembly, our current captains, Remi Kuhne and Kynan Clarke, will welcome the two new incoming captains for 2018. At our Awards Night in December, there will be a formal presentation of badges to the new DMSC School Captains.
Motov8 – Rev John McMahon
In November, DMSC will host a presentation from a great speaker and motivator, Rev John McMahon. The “Rev” has visited here before and many past students list him as one of the best speakers they have ever heard. We are grateful for the generous support from Robyn and Des Lardner at the Dimboola Community Pharmacy and the Respectful Relationships division of the Department of Education and Training, for providing financial assistance to bring this presentation to our students. Thank you also to staff member Lyndon Kuhne, who is overseeing the incursion and there will be more details in later newsletters.
Woolworths Earn and Learn
This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. From Wednesday 26th July to Tuesday 19th September or while stock lasts, we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers. You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when it’s complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box here at the school. At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment for the school.