Principal's Report - Tuesday 29th November 2016
Step Up Programs!
At the conclusion of exams for Year 9 and 10 students, all students in Years 7-10 will participate in our 2017 Step Up programs. All subjects will be running and students will be getting a head start on course work for 2017. Where possible, the staff member who will be taking the class next year will be running the orientation program. Year 10s going into Year 11 will have a full week of Step Up classes from Monday December 5 to Friday December 9. Students in Years 7-9 will commence on Monday December 5 and finish their orientation classes on Tuesday December 13.
Year 10s may leave school on Friday December 9 if they have a note from home requesting this early departure. Please ask your child to drop these notes at the office.
Year 7 Orientation Day
Our third and final transition day for 2017’s Year 7s will be on Tuesday December 6. Once again we are looking forward to welcoming our new students to DMSC and Year 7 Coordinator, Ms Britten has a great day planned.
Year Level Coordinators – 2017
The Year Level Coordinators for next year have been determined. While there are some of this year’s coordinators continuing in the role, there are also some new faces joining the team. If you have any questions regarding these year levels next year, please contact the relevant coordinator.
Year 7 - Marcy Britten
Year 8 - Luke Werner
Year 9 - Kristin Klinge
Year 10 - Jackson O’Neill
Year 11 - Lyndon Kuhne
Year 12 - Louise Simpson
Student Wellbeing Coordinator - Sue Kuhnell
Andrew King receives his Sir Robert Menzies Centenary Prize
Well done to Andrew King who went to Sydney a number of weeks ago to attend a formal dinner where he received his certificate and medallion as part of his Sir Robert Menzies Centenary Prize. He will also be presented at our college Awards Night by a member of the Menzies Foundation.
Fees & Computers
Thank you to the many families who have already paid their levies for 2017. We have also received numerous payments for laptops meaning the students can keep them over the summer break. If you are not planning on paying the lease before the year’s end, can you please ensure that your son or daughter returns the laptop (with charger) to the school before the end of the year.
Congratulations to Macey Laverty!
Year 7 student Macey Laverty, has been selected in the Western Waves U14 cricket team. This is a great accomplishment and will mean that Macey gets to compete in the Victorian U14 Championships in January next year. Good Luck Macey!
Welcome to Mr Hobbs
It is with much pleasure that I announce Mr Jake Hobbs will be joining our DMSC staff next year. Jake completed eight weeks of teaching rounds here earlier this year and he impressed us with his dedication, enthusiasm and passion to teach. Jake will be teaching Mathematics across all year levels and he will be visiting here during our Step Up program, commencing on Dec 5.
Attached to today’s newsletter is a summary of a variety of scholarships available to students between Years 4 and 11 in government schools. Please read over the document and follow the links to the relevant website for further information.
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