Principal's Report - Monday 20th April
This week will be a most significant one for Dimboola Memorial Secondary College.
100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli
This Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli and we are commemorating that momentous event in history, in a variety of ways.
School captain, Andrew King will be in Turkey and present at the Dawn Service on the Gallipoli peninsula. He will also attend a service at Lone Pine later that morning. At our General Assembly on Monday morning, we farewelled Andy and wished him well as he headed off to the airport to fly out later that afternoon. We look forward to hearing his account of what will be an incredibly emotional experience.
Fellow School Captain, Mikayla Smith, will represent the school at the local Dimboola services and later in her home town of Jeparit. Mikayla will read a poem at our school service here on Friday and on ANZAC Day, she will speak about a family member who served with the Imperial forces during WW1.
Year 10 student Olivia Jorgensen has won the "Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Centenary of Anzac" We will remember them... essay competition. Olivia's piece will be published in next week's Hilltop News newsletter. Mrs. Charlotte Pyers and I will attend the presentation event at the Synagogue Chambers in South Yarra with Olivia and her mother on Thursday night.
Certificates of Commendation will be presented for: Chloe Kalms, Matthew Miller, Ezra Barry and Remi Kuhne.
The many VCAL projects which have been based around our ANZAC celebrations have come to fruition. The memorial plaques around our driveway have been restored, the garden beds at our main gate have been replanted, so too the two beds in front of the Memorial Building. Beautiful, large poppies have been fabricated out of industrial plastic and will adorn our gardens during the commemorations. Some students have been making and packaging ANZAC biscuits, with each package tied with a tag that identifies one of the fallen soldiers from the Dimboola area.
Every student and staff member in the school has researched at least one of the names of the servicemen and women from our Honour Roll. A tall, artificial poppy will be "planted" in their honour during our School Service on Friday, April 24. We are endeavouring to create a sea of poppies to not only honour those who served, but as a symbol of hope for a peaceful future.
Year 7 - 2016 - Information Night
This Wednesday will be our Information Night for students wishing to start at DMSC in 2016. I encourage all parents to attend this evening as it will be a great opportunity to learn about the programs we offer here at school and to meet some of the staff. All enquiries should be directed to Mrs Anna Exell or Miss Abby Schultz - our Transition Coordinators.
At next Monday's assembly, the next round of Academic Achievement Awards and Values Awards will be presented. A large number of students have been nominated.
Mrs Anne Gawith