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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. Click here to read more.


Principal's Report - 21st March

Student and Staff Profiles

This week we feature the Wimmera House Captain, Will Griffiths and Wimmera Vice-Captain Jorja Byrne and staff member, Maddy Albrecht. You can download the newsletter to read these profiles at this link.


Our Year Sevens and Eights all survived their respective camps and so too our teachers! There are some wonderful photos later in the Hilltop of the adventures that were undertaken and I would once again like to thank the six staff members who gave freely of their time to attend. Holly Ruwoldt, Nick Mattschoss and Sue Kuhnell accompanied the Year Sevens and Luke Werner, Jessica Fell and Justin Chilver went with the Year Eights.


Professional Learning

On Tuesday this week, Charlotte Pyers, Jackson O’Neill and I attended a Data Literacy course for school leaders in Melbourne. The focus of the day was on how best to use the many datasets available to schools. Every year, we gather data from students, staff and parents and that data is vital in measuring our areas of strength, and identifying where we need to refine our efforts. In 2020, DMSC will undergo a School Review – which last occurred in 2016. Every aspect of our school’s operations will be analysed and then these findings will inform our next four year Strategic Plan. Work is already underway in readiness for this Review and all members of the school community will be asked to provide feedback at some stage.

Rowing Success

Congratulations to Tonnis Wolthuis, Tara Petschel and Evan Hunter who all had success at the School Sport Victoria rowing regatta in Geelong last week. Tonnis won a gold medal in the single skull event and then paired with Evan to finish second in the double skulls. Well done also to Tara Petschel who rowed with Maddie Toet to win their pairs. Thank you to Jenni Brand for being the person in charge on this excursion, and it is very exciting for the Dimboola Rowing Club to have some young rowers coming through the ranks.

Rowing Success

School Council AGM

This Monday, March 25, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting for the DMSC School Council. Our 2018 Annual Report will be tabled for discussion and ratification and all members of the school community are welcome to attend. The meeting will be at 6.00pm in the Administration building. Please note that once our Annual Report is formally approved by the Department, it will be available for viewing on our DMSC website.

Reports and Parent Teacher Interviews

The first cycle of school reports will be distributed on Monday April 1. Parents and carers will then have the opportunity to meet with staff at parent teacher interviews on Wednesday April 3. I strongly encourage all students to attend these interviews with their parent or carer, so they can hear the feedback and advice that is being provided about their work. More information about the interviews will be in next week’s Hilltop.

Anne Gawith

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1 to 29 March
Meals on Wheels

Tuesday 2 April
DMSC Athletic Sports

Wednesday 3 April
Parent Teacher Interviews
3.30pm to 6pm

Thursday 4 April
Last Day for Students

Friday 5 April
Curriculum Day - Pupil Free

Friday 5 April
Last Day of Term 1

Friday 12 April
Debutante Ball

Tuesday 23 April
Term 2 Begins

Thursday 25 April
Anzac Day - No School

Friday 3 May
DMSC Cross Country

Monday 6 May
Little Desert Athletics - Nhill

Monday 20 May
Little Desert Senior AFL X/Netball - Horsham

Koorie Connections

Koorie Connections

Read about our Koorie engagement projects by clicking here.


eSmart Program

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eSmart resources

Sun Smart

We are a Sun Smart school.

A reminder that all students must wear a DMSC wide-brimmed hat in Terms One and Four. Only DMSC hats are acceptable, no caps can be worn.

Hats can be purchased from the office.

2018 Awards Night Photos

Click here for Awards Night photos and a list of all award recipients.

UV Index


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