Principal's Report - Monday 23rd March
Much has been accomplished during the last nine weeks: there has been wealth of school projects undertaken, many camps and excursions, whole school swimming and athletics, SACs and assessments and a myriad of other school related activities. I have been very pleased with how committed to their schooling the vast majority of our students are and for those who are still coming to terms with our expectations of always striving for excellence, I hope to see them keenly focussed next term.
On Saturday, a group of volunteers from the senior team of the Dimboola Football Club, worked to repair the garden beds in front of the memorial building. The men removed the old bottlebrushes, and replaced several sleepers which had deteriorated over the years. The retaining wall has been straightened and the beds are now ready for replanting by Gordon Hughes's VCAL team.
A sincere thank you to Darren Jones - Vice President, DFNC, who organised the working bee and to the men who volunteered their time.
This morning we presented Form Captain Badges at our General Assembly. Congratulations to the students who have been elected into these SRC positions, I am sure they will undertake their roles with enthusiasm and wear their badges with pride.
Dimboola Community Action Network
Next term we are launching a Community Action Network (CAN) for Dimboola. This is a very exciting venture for our school and our town and I am hoping that it will be well supported by local organisations. Please see the information later in the newsletter for a full explanation of what a CAN is.
Tomorrow is our school Athletics Carnival and I am looking forward to a very positive day. I encourage all parents and friends of the school to come and spectate, the events commence at 9.15am.
Significant progress is being made around the school in readiness for our Anzac Day commemorations. When you visit the school, you will notice the replanted garden at the front gate, the neatened memorial plaques and the refurbished garden bed in front of the memorial building. Our VCAL groups and staff are doing an excellent job with these projects. We will be hosting two services on April 25; a dawn service at 6.00am and a full service at 9.00am. I hope the whole community joins with us to remember those who have served.
I would like to wish all the students a restful break - however our senior students will no doubt have school tasks to complete. It is also timely for me to sincerely thank all staff at DMSC for their continued efforts and their willingness to do what is necessary to ensure our students achieve. I wish all members of the DMSC community a Happy Easter and I look forward to seeing you all in Term Two.
Mrs Anne Gawith