Important End of Year Dates
Please see the document linked below for the finishing dates for the various year levels. If you have any questions, please call the school and speak with the relevant Year Level Coordinator.
Click here to download Important End of Year Dates as a .pdf
Principal's Report - Tuesday 19th September 2017
End of Term
It’s hard to believe – but this is our last newsletter for Term Three! At yesterday’s General Assembly, I reminded students that we were racing towards the year’s end and that it was important that they remained focussed on their studies. For our Year 12s, their final official school day will be on Friday October 27 – only three short weeks into Term Four. Please note that several teachers are running holiday sessions for Year 12 VCE classes over the upcoming break. The timetable for these classes is included in this newsletter.
We have published our “Important End of Year Dates” and they are again included in this newsletter. Please ensure that you are familiar with what days your child has to attend to school.
R U OK?
Well done to Ezra Barry – Year 12 student – who arranged the guest speaker for “R U Ok Day” last Friday. Students heard a presentation from Emma from Headspace in Horsham and it is always beneficial for students and staff to be reminded that there is help out there, should they need it.
Thank you to Mr Watts and Ms Britten who accompanied our students to Ballarat for the Greater Western Region Athletics carnival yesterday. It was a sunny but chilly day, however our students “toughed it out” and were great ambassadors for our school. Please see the results later in the Hilltop.
This morning, our students in Years 9, 10 and 11, heard from Danielle Spagnol from the Asia Pacific Youth Foundation about the possibility of a volunteering trip to Cambodia in December 2018. It was a great introduction into what the trip entails and many of our students seemed genuinely interested in the opportunity. Danielle gave each student a brochure which includes an Expression of Interest form. This EOI does not sign your child up for the trip, but rather allows the tour organisers to see how many students may want to go. The EOIs should be returned to the office by this Friday. For the Year 10s, the first week back will be fine. DMSC will also have an application process for students to follow. We will be working with Birchip P-12 School to ensure that we implement the same processes. The parent information session will be on Wednesday October 11 in the Health and Fitness Centre. If you complete the EOI, you should receive an email invitation to the evening.
Colour Run for Epilepsy
This Friday, there will be a Purple Colour Run to raise awareness for the Epilepsy Foundation. All students will be able to participate in this event – please send some old clothes with your child! Thank you to Chloe Kalms – Year 12 VCAL student – who has organised this event – it will be a fun way to end the term. School will be dismissed at 2.30pm.
Please remember that hats are compulsory in Term 4. New hats are available from the office.
Have a safe and restful holiday – let’s hope that the sun starts to shine!
Hall of Fame Photos
We are currently trying to update some of the photos in our DMSC Hall of Fame. There are several people whose families we do not have contacts for and so we are asking if members of the community might be able to assist us in trying to locate photos of the following people:
Please contact the school office on 5389 1460 if you are able to help.
Woolworths Earn and Learn
This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. From Wednesday 26th July to Tuesday 19th September or while stock lasts, we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers. You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when it’s complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box here at the school. At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment for the school.