Principal’s Report – 6th February
Last Friday, we presented the badges to our newest school leaders. It was important for these students to have their badges before our school photos yesterday. Congratulations to the following students:
Captains: Trinity Ough and Lucas Harberger
Vice Captains: Kaylee Withers and Scott Neulist
Captains: Nicole Polycarpou and Isaac Schembri
Vice Captains: Stacey Cossans and Isaaia Hollingsworth
Form Captains – SRC Representatives
7D - Eamon Pyers, Oli Reimann
7M - Harry Clark, Brook Ward
8D - Will King, Tara Petschel
8M - Will Abbott, Imogen Bird
9 - Jack Kalms, Macey Laverty
10D - Noah Krelle, Mackenzie Ryen
10M - Mitchell Bastow, Tess Robinson
11D - Teo Haines, Jasmine Talbot
11M - Tyreece Taylor, Sophie Warner
12D - Isaac Schembri, Kaylee Withers
12M - Georgia Young, Stacey Cossans
Positive Start to the Term
I would like to congratulate the vast majority of our students who have settled very well into their schoolwork. It is heartening to see individuals and classes on task and students genuinely engaged with their learning. Our four new staff members have also fitted seamlessly into DMSC and I am sure they are exhausted, but enjoying their new challenges. Term One is a very short term, with many interruptions for sporting activities and excursions; it is therefore vital that all non-essential absences from school are avoided. If your child is unwell, then please let the office know, however if they are fit for school, please ensure that they attend. Attendance at our whole school events – swimming, athletics and cross country, is also compulsory.
Trivia with a Twist!
Don’t forget to book a table – or come alone and join a table – to our first fundraiser for Cambodia. We are raising money to purchase building supplies for the school our group will work on in December this year. While only a small group of DMSC students are going, our whole school community will be acknowledged on a plaque on the school in Cambodia. This is our school’s opportunity to help those whose lives are so impoverished compared to ours. This will be a fun night for a great cause! Friday March 2nd at 7.00pm. DMSC Hall. Call the office to book.
Rehearsals are underway for the 2018 Debutante Ball. Thank you to the parents who have volunteered for the committee, this event would not run without their input. Please note that the date for the ball has changed, it will now be held on Thursday March 29. (The last day of term.)
School Council Elections
Later in the newsletter, is an article on how to join the School Council. There are also two nomination forms attached – one for self-nomination and one where you can be nominated by someone else. Nominations close on Friday March 2 and completed forms should be returned to the General Office. Our next School Council meeting is on Monday February 19, however new members will be in office from the March meeting.
Next Tuesday, February 20, we have our first whole school sporting event for 2018. Please join us at the Dimboola Swimming Pool for a fun day of competition – and don’t forget to wear your colours to support either Hindmarsh or Wimmera.