Tehya Clarke and Harper Harradine
2022 School Captains
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College was proclaimed in 1921 and moved into the purpose-built Soldiers' Memorial Hall on our 'hilltop' site overlooking the town of Dimboola in 1924. We have been proudly educating our district's young people in the memory of our war fallen for the century since.
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.
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the Wimmera Mallee area: the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagalk peoples, and pay our respects to elders past, present and future.
From our Principal
Next week marks the half-way point for this term. Mr Werner has been assisting Year 11 and 10 students and their parents with subject selections for 2023. Year 9 students will begin this process next week and we encourage students to speak with staff regarding their choices.
Principals’ network meeting
On Wednesday I joined with other Wimmera Principals to discuss changes to the working arrangements for teachers and Education Support staff in schools. These will affect the number of hours that staff can work face-to-face with students and the extra time spent on additional duties that staff undertake throughout the year. Victorian schools are working to ensure that these changes do not have significant impact of the extra-curricular activities that are offered to students.
Goolum Goolum Try a Trade Day
Yesterday I had the privilege of accompanying a small group of Year 8 and 9 students to the Try a Trade Day for Koorie students. Lachlan, Seamus, Kaiden, Nathan and Jandamurra all enjoyed testing their skills at making a tool box, bricklaying, making playdough, looking at fire fighting equipment and a range of other possible trades they could try in the local area. We met with former students Tracey Rigney and Darcy Barber at two of the stands. Other photos can be found later in the newsletter.
Curriculum Day next Thursday
A reminder that next Thursday 11th August is a pupil-free day. Staff will be spending the day working together on ways to include the Berry Street Education Model from our previous professional learning days in our curriculum. Student feedback will also be used to plan and develop future units of work.
Although today was officially identified as Principals’ Day, this is really every day at school for principals. Our work is to ensure that the best possible outcomes can be achieved for all students in the schools that we work in. This is only possible through the dedicated work of our teaching and education support staff, together with the strong communication channels between families and the school.
Friday 5th August 2022
- Year 7 - 2022 - Booklist
- Year 8 - 2022 - Booklist
- Year 9 - 2022 - Booklist
- Year 10 - 2022 - Booklist
- VCE & VCAL - 2022 - Booklist
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Bushfire At Risk Register
Our school is on the Bushfire At Risk Register (BARR).
Schools on the BARR must close on a determined Code Red day in their weather district. No staff will remain on site and all out-of-school care programs (including vacation, before and after school programs) will not operate on such days.
As a bus coordinating school all bus routes will be cancelled.