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Dimboola Memorial Secondary College (DMSC) was established in 1923 and is unique in the sense that it is the only Memorial School in Victoria.

Mitchell Jorgensen and Rebekah Albrecht - 2018 School Captains

Mitchell Jorgensen and Rebekah Albrecht
2019 School Captains

 

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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Principal's Report - Thursday 20th June 2019

Profiles

This week, we are featuring staff member, Hannah Young, Year 12 student, Robyn van Asperen and Year 11 student, Stephanie Glover. I hope you are enjoying reading about some of our DMSC family each week.

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Garage Sale

We were thrilled with the response to our garage sale last Friday afternoon. Keen shoppers arrived prior to 3.00pm and we were still making sales right up until 5.00pm. Thank you to Sally Klinge for overseeing this event and if you missed out on a bargain – please contact Sally to see what goods remain.

Garage Sale

Generous Support from the Dimboola Community Pharmacy

I would like to thank Robyn and Des Lardner from the Dimboola Community Pharmacy for their continued support of DMSC. They have made a donation of $500.00 towards the cost of the trip to Melbourne next week for our Year 10s and 11s. The “Raising Aspirations” trip will be a fantastic experience for our students and it has been made more affordable because of this financial contribution. Thank you Robyn and Des.

Reports

Teachers are currently finalising reports for the Term Two assessment period. Reports will be distributed to students next Monday, June 24. All students will receive a “score” for their achievement and effort as well as some ratings for various work habits. Additionally, all students in Years 7-10 will receive a Victorian Curriculum judgement – something we report on twice a year. (At the end of each semester) If you have any questions regarding the reports, please speak with Charlotte Pyers, our Teaching and Learning Coordinator.

Year 12 Parent Teacher Interviews

Next Wednesday, we will be holding Parent Teacher Interviews for all Year 12 students – VCE and VCAL. It is hoped that all parents or carers will attend with the students. We are going to use an online booking system and details will be provided to parents this week. This is the same system we will use for our whole-school Parent Teacher Interviews in Term Three.

Absences

It is definitely the season of the cough and cold! We are noticing an increase in student absences and I realise that for many students, they are genuinely unwell. Parents and carers are encouraged to keep their children at home if they are sick and perhaps contagious. However, can I please ask for continued support of our commitment to reducing student absences by sending your children to school if they are fit to do so? A little sniffle is manageable – we are happy to provide tissues – and sometimes it’s good to “soldier on” and not miss out on important classwork and discussions.

Busy Final Week

Next week, there are many activities occurring that involve a large percentage of the student population. There is Year 7 & 8 football and netball, the Careers EXPO for students in Years 10-12 (not all) and our Year 10s and some Year 11s will be in Melbourne for the last two days of term. These excursions also mean that we have a significant number of staff out of the school, but all leave well-prepared work for their classes to continue with and all expect their students to remain focussed and working hard, right up until the end of term.

Last Day of Term

Next Friday, the school will be holding a BBQ for all students. Thank you in advance to some of our VCAL students and the SRC for their organisation of this end of term treat. After lunch, all students will participate in a KAHOOT (online quiz) organised by our School Captains, Mitchell and Rebekah. Students will also get to see some of the videos made by our middle-school (Years 9-10) Media class during Semester One. Thank you to Mr Mattschoss for arranging this. School will be dismissed at 2.30pm.

Diary Date – Friday October 11

Very early notice for our much anticipated Trivia with a Twist night! Once again, we will be hosting a trivia night to raise funds for our 2020 Service Trip. Students in Years 10-12 (next year) will be able to apply to go overseas to participate in activities which support children who are in need. It has not been decided what country will be visited, however it will take place after the Year 12 exams have concluded. (Mid-November onwards.) Please put Friday October 11 in your diaries in readiness for what will be a fantastic night.

Charles Rees enjoying the 2018 Trivia with a Twist night.

Charles Rees enjoying the 2018 Trivia with a Twist night.

Anne Gawith

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Respectful Relationships

DMSC would like to congratulate ex- DMSC student, Simone O’Brien on her tireless efforts as an ambassador for the White Ribbon & Family Violence prevention. This has increased the awareness of family violence within Dimboola, Nationally and globally.

DMSC continues to promote respectful relationships and educate our students and community members regarding positive behaviour.

Unfortunately, adversity may affect our community and we would like to support anyone experiencing any issues in relation to family violence. We have created a ‘Disclosure Pathways and Crisis contacts’ list for anyone in immediate need or those questioning who to seek help from in our area.

'Australia says No More'

This is available here on our website under the 'Resources' tab above and at this link: Disclosure Pathways and Crisis Contacts.


   

Calendar

Fri 21st June
Intermediate Year 9/10 Football

Monday 24th June
Semester 1 Reports Distributed

Tues 25th June
Careers Expo

Wed 26th June
Little Desert Year 7/8 AFL X/Netball - Horsham

Wed 26th June
Year 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thurs 27th/Fri 28th June
Year 10 & 11 PE Trip to Melbourne

Friday 28th June
Term 2 Ends
2.30pm Finish


Mon 15th July
Term 3 Starts

Wed 24th July
Wimmera German Poetry Competition

Mon 29th July to Fri 2nd August
Year 9 Rubicon Camp

Tue 30th July
GWR Senior Hockey - Dimboola

Friday 16th August
Curriculum Day - No students at school

Monday 26th August
Year 7 & 8 Earth Ed

Monday 16th September
Western Conference Athletics - Warrnambool

Monday 16th September
Year 12 Elevate Session - Warracknabeal

Friday 11th October
Trivia with a Twist Night


Koorie Connections

Koorie Connections

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eSmart

eSmart Program

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