We are a Sun Smart School
A reminder that all students must wear a DMSC wide-brimmed hat in Term Four. It is expected that all students will have their hats ready to wear from day one which is Monday October 8. Only DMSC hats are acceptable, no caps can be worn.
Hats can be purchased from the office.
Principal's Report - 18th September
Last week, all students were issued with their Cycle Three Report. Most students have been making steady progress throughout the year which has been pleasing to see. If you have any questions regarding your child’s report, please contact the relevant Year Level Coordinator or the classroom teacher.
Year 7 - Holly Ruwoldt
Year 8 - Naomi Kuhnell
Year 9 - Luke Werner
Year 10 - Jackson O’Neill
Year 11 - Lou Simpson
Year 12 - Marianne Tellbach
Athletics in Warrnambool
Peter Hayes and Shari Porter accompanied our DMSC team of athletes to Warrnambool for the South West Victorian carnival yesterday. Setting off at 6am, it was a long day, but a great opportunity for our students to test themselves against some of the best athletes in the west of Victoria. Thank you to our maintenance man, Peter and parent Shari, for taking and supervising our students on this excursion.
Welcome to Jess, Steph and Judy
This week, we are hosting three Pre-service teachers from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Jess Fell, Steph Searle and Judy Rees will be with us for this week, conducting some classroom observations and participating in other school activities. They are visiting as part of a “Country Immersion” program which is an opportunity to get the feel for a country school. As part of this program, there are a total of 15 pre-service teachers placed at different schools in the Wimmera. We hope that our three girls thoroughly enjoy their time at DMSC.
Year 11 – Alfred Hospital – Trauma presentation
Yesterday, all of our Year 11 students attended a presentation from the Alfred Hospital, entitled, “Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth”. This very important workshop was attended by students from all over the Wimmera and our students reported that it was most worthwhile. Thank you to Year 11 Coordinator, Mrs Lou Simpson, for organising this excursion and to both Lou and Ms Belinda Frost for accompanying them to Horsham.
Indigenous Leadership Academy – Darwin trip
Tristan Rayes, Kaitlyn Beeton and Niah Boundy have returned from Darwin. By all accounts they had a wonderful time, please see their report and photos later in the newsletter.
Arrangements for Friday
This Friday is the last day of Term Three. Students will be in timetabled classes until lunchtime, and then we will have a free BBQ lunch and some activities to round out the day. It is also “Footy Colours” day, so students may come in their favourite team’s gear. Students will be dismissed at 2.30pm. Please also note that the VCAL class are running a “Bake Sale” on Friday, with lots of delicious goodies available for purchase.
VCE Revision Program
During the term break, our Year 12 teachers will be running VCE revision classes here at DMSC. A timetable has been included in the newsletter and I thank all of the staff for giving so willingly of their time to support their students. Snacks and lunch will be provided to students who attend.
Deb Ball 2019
Planning is underway for the DMSC Debutante Ball in 2019. All interested Year 10 students attended a meeting last week, where the basics of the event were covered. Students were given an “Intention to Participate” form and we ask that these forms are returned to school as soon as possible. We realise that Year 10s are on Work Experience this week, however the form can be dropped off by a sibling or parent, or returned on the first day back in Term Four. (October 8) If you have any questions relating to the 2019 ball, please contact Mrs Gaynor Baker at the college.
Hats in Term Four
DMSC is a sun-smart school and as such, the wearing of hats is compulsory in both Term One and Term Four. From Monday October 8, all students will be expected to be in the correct DMSC hat. A few students have been pushing the uniform boundaries by wearing caps – these are not a part of our uniform and cannot be worn. So too for beanies, only DMSC hats can be worn in Term Four. Can I please ask that families support the school with this requirement and new hats can be purchased from the office for $12.00.
I would like to wish all students and their families a happy holiday – I hope you are able to rest and recharge over the next couple of weeks. Term Three is notoriously long and cold and many have suffered with colds and other ailments during the last few months. With some fine, Spring weather on the way, we hope to see all students attending every day when they return after the break.
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