Principal's Report - 12th June
All students in Years 9-12 are involved in exams this week. Today, our senior students completed their English exams and some classes had exams for other subjects too. I would like to commend the majority of students who seem very well prepared for their exams. Please encourage your son or daughter to continue to revise throughout the week, it is never too late to make a difference to the final result. Tomorrow, our Year 12 VCE students will complete the GAT – General Achievement Test.
Illness and absences
The weather has most certainly changed and we are already noticing an increase in student absences due to illness. It is always the best approach to have your child at home if they are particularly unwell, however if they only have a little sniffle – as we all seem to do at this time of year – please encourage them to attend school. If your child is absent due to illness, please call the office to let us know. This will stop you receiving an absence SMS later in the day. For students who are studying VCE, please be reminded that you will need a medical certificate if you miss a SAC. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact our VCE Coordinator, Mr Luke Werner.
Bon Voyage to Mrs Klinge
This Friday is Mrs Sally Klinge’s last day this term. Mrs Klinge is taking some Long Service Leave for the last fortnight and she will be heading overseas to visit one of her daughters, who is currently living abroad. We wish Mrs Klinge well with her travels and in her absence, Mrs Charlotte Pyers will be our Acting Assistant Principal.
Welcome to Mr Mattschoss
Commencing next week, DMSC would like to welcome Mr Nick Mattschoss to our staff. Mr Mattschoss has already been working here as a Casual Relief Techer (CRT), but will now take on some classes of his own. Formally from South Australia, Nick has settled in Nhill with his partner Lauren, who is also a teacher. Mr Mattschoss will be teaching a range of subjects, with his area of speciality being in IT and Creative Design.
Next Monday, we commence our Semester Two studies. The timetable will change, with many of the junior classes moving time slots and students in Years 7-10 commencing new elective units. Please discuss these changes with your son or daughter, as these changes may mean they need their PE gear on a different day, or a container for food studies, etc.
On Tuesday June 26, our Year 10, 11 and some of our Year 12 students will be attending the Wimmera Careers Expo at Longerenong College. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to speak with employers, organisations and tertiary institutions about future careers. A permission form will be sent home and if you have any questions regarding the Expo, please contact our Careers Coordinator, Mr Luke Werner, at the college.