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.
From our Principal
Rising Covid cases
This week, our school has seen a rise in the number of positive Covid test results within our student body. I encourage families to continue using the Rapid Antigen Tests and to report any positive results to both the school and Department of Health, as outlined in the letters that are being emailed to families whenever positive cases are reported. A reminder that household contacts who have tested negative, should wear masks when indoors, including on school buses.
Students in Years 7 to 9 participated in the annual NAPLAN tests this week. It was the first year that DMSC has completed this important series of Literacy and Numeracy tests online and reports from participating students and supervising staff indicate that it has been a smooth process. Any students who have been unable to sit their NAPLAN tests this week will be able to do so during designated sessions next week. Thank you to Ms Klinge and Mrs Combe for overseeing the entire NAPLAN process and to our technician Erich Vix for his assistance with any internet and computer issues.
Year 7 2023 Information Evening
On Wednesday evening, we invited families of Year 6 students to visit our school and take a tour to get to know a little more about what life at DMSC is like. Several Year 7 and 10 students volunteered to act as tour guides for small groups of visitors and answered questions during a Q and A session at the conclusion of the evening. Thank you to Ms Fell for her work in organising the event and to the staff and students who helped on the night. Anyone who was unable to attend the evening is encouraged to contact the school office to arrange a tour.
Little Desert Cross Country
Reports from our Sport Coordinator Ms Marra indicate that DMSC has 13 students who participated in Monday’s Little Desert Cross Country in Kaniva who are now eligible to go to the Greater Western Region event in Warrnambool. Thanks to Mr Hobbs and Ms Collet for taking the students on the day.
Individual Education Plans
This week in Mentor sessions, students have been completing information about their learning strengths and developing learning goals for this term and the remainder of the year, based on their Term 1 reports. Parents and carers will be receiving a phone call from Mentors this Wednesday afternoon to obtain their feedback and input on these goals and their child’s learning.
Centenary of our school
In two years’ time, DMSC will be celebrating 100 years since the school was officially opened. It is now the only remaining purpose-built memorial school in Victoria, something that we are very proud of. We encourage any former students and teachers who have ideas regarding possible ways in which this milestone could be celebrated by the whole community to contact the school office.
Friday 13th May 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.