Dimboola Memorial Secondary College  DMSC

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
Jack Kalms and Macey Laverty - 2021 School Captains

Jack Kalms and Macey Laverty
2021 School Captains

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College was proclaimed in 1921 and moved into the purpose-built Soldiers' Memorial Hall on our 'hilltop' site overlooking the town of Dimboola in 1924. We have been proudly educating our district's young people in the memory of our war fallen for the century since.

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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From our Principal - Friday 17th September

End of the term

This has been a somewhat topsy-turvy term with staff and students having been in and out of remote learning three times. While it has been great to have the Year 12 students back on site over the past week, school has remained a very quiet place without all other year levels being present. Let’s hope that Term 4 will see us all back on site together.

General Assembly via Webex

Thank you to all students who have logged in to our whole-school Webex assemblies on Mondays. Our School Captains Macey and Jack have run these events and this week we celebrated the student birthdays that have occurred during remote learning and will occur in the coming holidays.

School Council

At Monday’s council meeting the new parent payment policy for 2022 was approved. The Department of Education and Training has requested that all government schools use the same template for itemising parent payments for each school year. This information, together with the 2022 booklists, will be provided to parents and carers at the start of Term 4.

Parent-Teacher meetings

Student reports for Term 3 were available on XUNO from Tuesday morning and these formed the basis for discussions during the phone meetings that were held between parents and teachers on Wednesday afternoon. These calls form an important communication regarding the progress that students have made during, and prior to, remote learning and provide strategies for helping students to remain engaged with their learning.

Year 12 October tests and the GAT

Our Year 12 VCE students will be using the holidays to prepare for the GAT on Tuesday 5th October and then their October tests on the following three days. Final year VCAL students have three weeks to complete their outcomes and they too will have exams at the end of this time.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Parents and carers will have received the news this week that all students aged 12 years and over are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Letters were emailed to all parents with information about how to book your child’s vaccination. Many Year 12 students have received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and I encourage everyone to consider that the more students and staff who are vaccinated, the more protected our community and school will be.

Farewell to Ms Mc Queen

Tess Mc Queen has been assisting students each Friday as part of the Tutor Learning Initiative. Her pre-service placement in Term 4 will mean that she is unable to continue her work with us, but we hope that there will be opportunity for Tess to return to DMSC again in the future and thank her for the work that she has undertaken in helping to improve the learning outcomes for our students.

Bon voyage

We wish Ms Frost happy travels as she takes a well-earned break until the end of October. Mrs Sue Kuhnell will be returning to DMSC to take Ms Frost’s classes at the start of Term 4.

Happy Holidays

I wish all staff, students and their families a safe and relaxing holiday break and hope that everyone gets a chance spend some time away from the home environment and the computer screen.

Sally Klinge

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Remote Learning Information and Resources

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Victoria leads the way in NAPLAN

Preliminary NAPLAN data has come back today. More details are in the document linked below. Our school's NAPLAN results will be released next week - 31st August.

Highlights from Victorian Preliminary Results in NAPLAN 2021

Student Pfizer Vaccine Update

All students aged 16 and older can now book a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at state vaccination centres and from 30 August through their local General Practitioner or Pharmacist.

Students can book their own appointment and consent to vaccination themselves if the health professional assesses them to be a mature minor.

Again, it is important that all students aged 16 and above get vaccinated, but we strongly encourage all final year students, in particular, to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Eligible students and their parents or guardians should speak to their doctor or pharmacist if they have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and their health.

How to book an appointment

Students can book or change a vaccination appointment at a state vaccination centre through the Victorian Government's COVID-19 vaccine online booking system.

From 30 August, people aged 16-39 can get your COVID-19 vaccine at a doctor's clinic, pharmacy or community health service. You can find a participating doctor, pharmacy or community health service through the Australian Government Eligibility Checker (https://bit.ly/3sN9Ub7). You can book your appointment online or by calling the vaccine provider nearest to you.

To find a vaccination centre and opening times, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

For information on what to bring to a vaccine appointment staff and students visit Checklist: before your COVID-19 vaccination.

DMSC Virtual Tour

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2021 Documents

The document below contains an outline of important dates of school terms, pupil-free days, and other events, as well as a list of year level coordinators and other contact details.

DMSC is now using Campion Education (formerly Ballarat Books) to obtain books and stationery.

The document below contains an outline of important dates of school terms, pupil-free days, and other events, as well as a list of year level coordinators and other contact details.


Bushfire At Risk Register

Our school is on the Bushfire At Risk Register (BARR).

Schools on the BARR must close on a determined Code Red day in their weather district. No staff will remain on site and all out-of-school care programs (including vacation, before and after school programs) will not operate on such days.

As a bus coordinating school all bus routes will be cancelled.

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Click here for fire danger ratings on the CFA website.


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post PO Box 40 | Dimboola | Victoria, 3414
phone 03 5389 1460
fax 03 5389 1981
email dimboola.memorial.sc@education.vic.gov.au

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