Dimboola Memorial Secondary College  DMSC

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
Jack Kalms and Macey Laverty - 2021 School Captains

Jack Kalms and Macey Laverty
2021 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.

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From our Principal - Friday 15th October

Welcome back on site

This week we welcomed all students back to school on staggered days. Students were treated to healthy lunches to celebrate their return to regular classes. This staggered return will continue again next week. Year 8 and 9 students will be at school on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Year 10s will be back again on Thursday and Friday.

Last week for Year 12 students

Next week is the final week of normal classes for our Year 12 students. We are all proud of them, as they have spent a significant proportion of their final two years of schooling doing remote learning. Many of their planned activities have been changed or cancelled at the last minute, but they have accepted this and will be glad to see the approaching exams come to an end. Tuesday will be the final General Assembly for our School Captains Macey and Jack. We thank them both for their leadership this year.

Elective selections

Students in Year 7 and 8 are currently choosing their electives for 2022. Details about possible subject choices have been provided to all students in a booklet and they have been submitting their preferences to Miss Kuhnell.

Vaccination requirements

In accordance with the Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination directions issued by the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all staff are required to provide proof of their vaccination status to the Department of Education and Training. It is not mandated that students are vaccinated, however, this is strongly encouraged by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Schools will be required to collect, record and hold vaccination information for all visitors and volunteers working on site. This does not include parents and carers who are just visiting on site briefly. A data collection statement can be provided to visitors or volunteers on request. Any queries regarding these new regulations can be directed to the school.


A reminder that masks must be worn at all times both inside, and outside and when travelling to and from school on buses. By doing this, we are all working together to keep our school and community safe.

Sally Klinge

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Return to School Update - Term 4

Weeks 2 and 3 Term 4

  • Monday 11th October - Year 7s return to school for all five days for the remainder of the term
  • Years 8 and 9 return to school for ONLY Tuesday and Wednesday and do remote learning on the other three days
  • Year 10s return to school for ONLY Thursday and Friday and do remote learning on the other three days

Week 4 Term 4

  • Tuesday 26th October – ALL year levels return to onsite learning
  • Students will follow their normal timetable.
  • A list of work requirements and when Webex sessions will be held will be posted on the Edmodo form page by 8.30am each Monday morning.

We are all looking forward to having everyone back at school and encourage all students to get vaccinated if they have not yet done this, so that our community can be safe.

Remember that masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors when at school, and summer hats must also be worn this term.

The canteen will be open from Week 2.

Thank you for your ongoing support during these ever-changing times.

Wellbeing Resources

Remote Learning Information and Resources

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Student Pfizer Vaccines

All students aged 16 and older can now book a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at state vaccination centres and from 30 August through their local General Practitioner or Pharmacist.

Students can book their own appointment and consent to vaccination themselves if the health professional assesses them to be a mature minor.

Again, it is important that all students aged 16 and above get vaccinated, but we strongly encourage all final year students, in particular, to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Eligible students and their parents or guardians should speak to their doctor or pharmacist if they have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and their health.

How to book an appointment

Students can book or change a vaccination appointment at a state vaccination centre through the Victorian Government's COVID-19 vaccine online booking system.

From 30 August, people aged 16-39 can get your COVID-19 vaccine at a doctor's clinic, pharmacy or community health service. You can find a participating doctor, pharmacy or community health service through the Australian Government Eligibility Checker (https://bit.ly/3sN9Ub7). You can book your appointment online or by calling the vaccine provider nearest to you.

To find a vaccination centre and opening times, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

For information on what to bring to a vaccine appointment staff and students visit Checklist: before your COVID-19 vaccination.

DMSC Virtual Tour

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2021 Documents

The document below contains an outline of important dates of school terms, pupil-free days, and other events, as well as a list of year level coordinators and other contact details.

DMSC is now using Campion Education (formerly Ballarat Books) to obtain books and stationery.

The document below contains an outline of important dates of school terms, pupil-free days, and other events, as well as a list of year level coordinators and other contact details.


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.

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Click here for fire danger ratings on the CFA website.


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post PO Box 40 | Dimboola | Victoria, 3414
phone 03 5389 1460
fax 03 5389 1981
email dimboola.memorial.sc@education.vic.gov.au

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