Principal's Report - 14th February
A time to care.
February 14 has become quite the commercial juggernaut – with millions of dollars spent on flowers, chocolates and far more elaborate gifts. However, while Valentine’s Day may have become more about what you purchase, it is important to remember that at the heart of the day, is CARE. Care is one of our five school values and we encourage all members of the DMSC school community to show care each and every day.
Today, staff showed they care by hosting a morning tea and donating all proceeds to the Heart Kids foundation. Each year on Valentine’s Day, the Heart Kids organisation runs a Sweet Hearts fundraiser, designed to raise awareness of the families who are impacted by infant and childhood heart conditions, and also to raise much needed funds for research and support. Just on the DMSC staff alone – we have five families who have had a child affected by a heart condition, an amazing statistic for a staff of 32.
Next Tuesday is our school swimming carnival. It is always a fun day, with many students putting considerable effort into their costumes and also participating to their best of their ability. Parents and friends of the school are encouraged to attend and there will be a BBQ running if you would like to purchase lunch. Please be reminded that this is a normal school day and the expectation is that every student attends. There will be lots of ways to assist if some students aren’t swimming.
Family Details Information
This Friday, all students will be given a print out of the family information we currently have recorded on CASES (our Admin IT system). All families are asked to check this information very carefully and amend any errors on the document and return it to school. It is vital that this information is correct so we can be sure that you are receiving text messages and written correspondence when sent. This information is also used to make contact during an emergency, so please also check that your child’s medical information is accurate and that the emergency contact information is up to date and correct.
Please note, if we do not receive the amended documents, we will assume that all details are correct.
On Monday, we had our official school photos taken. For any students who were absent, there will be a catch-up date in the next weeks, with the exact date to be confirmed.
Students in Years 7 and 10 are reminded that they must return their vaccination cards to the General Office as soon as possible. The date for the immunisations is Monday February 25. If you have any questions regarding the vaccination program at school, please contact Mrs Sue Bell.
Deb Ball 2019
Rehearsals are underway for our students who are participating in this year’s Debutante Ball. Lots of planning decisions are being made regarding the theme, decorations and the colour of the boys’ suits! Thank you to Gaynor Baker who is the staff representative on the committee and to the many parents who have signed up to take on a committee role too. This year, the Ball will be on Friday April 12, which is the middle weekend of the holidays. More information regarding times and ticket prices will be communicated closer to the date.
School Council Elections – Information for Parents
School council elections will commence next week and nomination forms are available in today’s newsletter. All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within state-wide guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.
For most school councils, there are four possible categories of membership:
Please consider applying for school council and helping to shape our school.
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