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Dimboola Memorial Secondary College (DMSC) was established in 1923 and is unique in the sense that it is the only Memorial School in Victoria.

Mitchell Jorgensen and Rebekah Albrecht - 2018 School Captains

Mitchell Jorgensen and Rebekah Albrecht
2019 School Captains


DMSC is a small rural secondary college situated in the Wimmera Region 36 km from Horsham. It is a traditional secondary college in its curriculum design but prides itself on its broad senior offerings including VET/VCAL and VCE pathways.

Everything we do at DMSC is designed to deliver ever improving learning experiences and outcomes that will enable all students to leave DMSC with the skills, knowledge, behaviours and values that drive quality life experiences.
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Principal's Report - Thursday 15th August 2019

Professional Learning

On Monday and Tuesday this week, our two DMSC Learning Specialists, Jackson O’Neill and Marianne Tellbach, accompanied me to the VASSP (Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals) Conference in Melbourne. The focus of the conference was, “Leading with Wisdom in a Complex World”. We heard some great speakers, including Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel. Lots of the new ideas we heard we will be able to apply to our teaching and learning programs here at DMSC. While these conferences are expensive and do take staff out of the school, it is important to keep abreast of changes in education so we can provide the best program for our students.


Tomorrow, Friday August 16, is a pupil free day. Staff will be involved in a range of professional learning activities throughout the day, all with a focus on developing our teacher practice which then improves student outcomes. We commence our day at 7.15am with a shared breakfast and are into work by 8.00am sharp. I hope our students enjoy their long weekend!

Parent Survey

A huge thank you to our families for completing the Parent Opinion Survey. At last count, there had been 47 respondents, the largest number we have ever had! The survey closes this Sunday.

Acknowledgement of Country

This week, we unveiled a new banner which acknowledges the five Traditional Owner groups of the Wimmera Mallee area. The banner captures many images of our students and families and some of the events that we have celebrated. The artwork across the top and bottom of the banner is by DMSC student and proud Wotjobaluk woman, Yasmin Harradine. The original piece of artwork was recently displayed at the NAIDOC week exhibition in Horsham and has now been bought by Wimmera Health Care Group.


Thank you the Dimboola Store

Today, our Year 11 Business Management class visited the Dimboola Store with their teacher, Ms Holly Ruwoldt. This year is the first time we have taught Business Management in Year 11 at DMSC and it is an increasingly popular subject. Thank you to John and Aly at the Dimboola Store for welcoming our students and imparting some of their business wisdom.


15K for 15Y

DMSC is in the running for the Bendigo Bank’s 15 thousand for 15 years program. We are hoping to install a shade structure at the Health and Fitness Centre, something that will not only benefit our students, but all of the user groups who use the facility every weekend. Please see the link on our Facebook page with details on how to vote.



The 2019 NAPLAN data is due for release next week. As is often the case, various data sets are released periodically, and we will send home the individual student reports to our Year 7s and 9s when they become available. If you have any questions about your child’s NAPLAN report, you can speak with me or with Mrs Charlotte Pyers.

Staff and Student Profiles

This week, we are featuring staff member, Myrna Allan and Year 9 students, Zarnia Klotz and Eli Reimann. I hope you are enjoying reading about some of our DMSC family each week.

You can download the newsletter to read these profiles at this link.

Anne Gawith

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Trivia with a Twist

Respectful Relationships

DMSC would like to congratulate ex- DMSC student, Simone O’Brien on her tireless efforts as an ambassador for the White Ribbon & Family Violence prevention. This has increased the awareness of family violence within Dimboola, Nationally and globally.

DMSC continues to promote respectful relationships and educate our students and community members regarding positive behaviour.

Unfortunately, adversity may affect our community and we would like to support anyone experiencing any issues in relation to family violence. We have created a ‘Disclosure Pathways and Crisis contacts’ list for anyone in immediate need or those questioning who to seek help from in our area.

'Australia says No More'

This is available here on our website under the 'Resources' tab above and at this link:

Disclosure Pathways and Crisis Contacts

Say no to violence - say yes to equality



Friday 23rd August
Year 12 English Revision Day - Horsham

Friday 23rd August
Year 7 & 8 Girls trip to Horsham

Monday 26th August
Year 7 & 8 Earth Day

Friday 30th August
Year 11 Fit2Drive

Monday 16th September
Year 12 Elevate Session - Warracknabeal

Wednesday 18th September
Parent Teacher Interviews
3.30pm to 6pm

Friday 20 Sept
Term 3 Ends, 2.30pm exit

Monday 7 Oct
Term 4 Begins

Friday 11th October
Trivia with a Twist Night

Friday 20 Dec
Term 4 Ends

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