Dimboola Memorial Secondary College  DMSC

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
Tehya Clarke and Harper Harradine - 2022 School Captains

Tehya Clarke and Harper Harradine
2022 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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Save the date!

The DMSC Annual Awards Night is to be held on Tuesday 14th December 2021 commencing at 7.00 pm in the Assembly Hall.

From our Principal - Friday 26th November

Year 12 Graduation Dinner

Last Friday was a special occasion for our Year 12 students as they celebrated the end of thirteen years of schooling. Students and their special guests enjoyed a meal together and received a bag of mementos from their time at DMSC. A report appears later in the Hilltop.

Exciting news

This week, we learnt that two of our Year 9 Media students had been short-listed in the Junior 15 years and under section of the Australian Photography Awards. Alyssa Petschel and Katie Griffiths photographed two students for their entries, under the guidance of their teacher Mr Mattschoss. This is an outstanding achievement and we will now eagerly await the judges’ final decision.

Year 9 and 10 Exams and Step-up

These concluded today and mark the end of 2021 curriculum for the students. It has been encouraging to see students working to produce the best outcomes for themselves. Next week is the start of a two-week Step-up program for all students in Years 7 to 9. They will meet the teachers who will be taking their classes next year and begin the curriculum for 2022. It is important that all students attend these classes to ensure that they make the best start for their learning after this year’s disruptions.

Hindmarsh Shire Youth Council

Each year, the Hindmarsh Shire invites members of the three secondary schools within its shire to join the Youth Council. There are still two vacancies on this council, which works together to promote ideas and activities for the young people within the shire. Applications are available from the front office and close next week.

Use of the Health and Fitness Centre resumes

The recent easing of restrictions has allowed members of the community to resume use of the Health and Fitness Centre tennis courts. Thank you to Russell Hunter and his assistants for organising one of the large nets that cross the pitch are to be replaced in readiness for the tennis season.

Staffing update

I am pleased to announce that Kylie Barry will be joining our staff next year as the part-time Science Lab Technician. Kylie brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of experiments and data collection, and we look forward to having her as part of our DMSC team.

Awards Night

We are looking forward to holding our annual Awards Night on Tuesday 14th December at 7pm in the Assembly Hall. This event was held virtually in 2020, so it will be very special to welcome all students and their parents, carers and guests to join us this year. Please note that Department of Health and DET regulations require all adults aged 16 years and over (excluding DMSC students) to check in using the QR code, and to provide proof of full vaccination upon arrival. We encourage all guests to arrive early to ensure that this process can run smoothly. Prior registrations of attendance are not required.

Staying Covid-safe

With instances of positive Covid cases being recorded in communities close to Dimboola, it is timely to remind everyone of the need to ensure that we continue to practise Covid-safe measures such as staying at home if you are unwell and getting tested if you have flu-like symptoms. Should a positive Covid case be recorded within our school population, parents and carers will be informed using Department of Health and DET processes and advice.

Sally Klinge

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End of Year Dates

Please see below 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.

Year 12

  • Friday 19 Nov: Year 12 Graduation Dinner

Year 11

  • Tuesday 16 Nov: Last day of classes
  • Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 Nov: Year 11 Exams
  • Monday 22 to Friday 26 Nov: O’Week for Year 12 2022
  • Friday 26 Nov: Last day for Year 11

Year 10

  • Tuesday 23 Nov: Last day of classes
  • Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 Nov: Year 10 Exams
  • Monday 29 Nov to Friday 3 Dec: O‘Week for Year 11 2022
  • Friday 3 Dec: Last day Year 10

Year 9

  • Wednesday 24 Nov: Last day of classes
  • Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 Nov: Year 9 exams
  • Monday 29 Nov to Wednesday 10 Dec: “Step up” – Year 10 Orientation
  • Monday 13 to Tuesday 14 Dec: Activities
  • Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 Dec: Clean up at school

Year 8

  • Friday 26 Nov: Last day of classes
  • Monday 29 Nov to Wednesday 10 Dec: “Step up” to Year 9
  • Monday 13 to Tuesday 14 Dec: Activities
  • Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 Dec: Clean up at school

Year 7

  • Nov 26: Last day of classes
  • Nov 29 - Dec 10: “Step up” to Year 8
  • Monday 13 to Tuesday 14 Dec: Activities
  • Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 Dec: Clean up at school

All students to attend Awards Night - Tuesday 14th December At 7pm


Wellbeing Resources

Remote Learning Information and Resources

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Student Pfizer Vaccines

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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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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