Olivia Lehmann and Bryce Day - 2020 School Captains

Bryce Day and Olivia Lehmann
2020 School Captains

 

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College (DMSC) was proclaimed in 1921 and is unique in the sense that it is the only Memorial School in Victoria.

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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Latest on COVID-19

Return to School Dates

Tuesday 9th June:
All remaning students return to school

Recent Documents

COVID 19 Return to School Policy DMSC
COVID-19 Support Contacts
Transitioning to in school learning - by Andrew Fuller

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg's SchoolTV

Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg's School TV with access to Special Editions related to Coronavirus and transitioning back to school.

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Student Timetable and Due Dates

Student Timetable for Remote Learning at DMSC
Year 11 and 12 - VCAL and VCE - Timetables

Tips for Parents

Parents and Edmodo
Parent Support with for Remote Learning at DMSC (13th April)
Learning from Home - Parent Fact Sheet (9th April)
Talking to young people about Coronavirus - Andrew Fuller (9th April)


Advice

On Site Attendance Form
Coronavirus advice (Dept. Education & Training Website)
Learning from Home Advice (Dept. Education & Training Website)

VCE

Information for VCE Students (VCAA)
Information from VTAC regarding Year 12 Students and ATAR Scores (3rd April)
Continuity of Learning for VCE Students - Unit 3-4 Assessment Tasks Update (25th March)


Wellbeing

Wellbeing - online learning and anxiety - Suggestions from Psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg (12th May)
Wellbeing Resources and Tips (8th April)
Wellbeing Help - Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Tips to manage anxiety during times of uncertainty
Talking to your child during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Resources for Students

How to use School Closure to Surge Ahead Academically
ABC iview - for a break from study


Quick Links

eSmart - Cyber Safety   Bushfire Season Procedures   Newsletters   Downloads   Child Safe   2019 Annual Report

Family Violence Disclosure Pathways   2020 Important Dates and Coordinators


 
 

From our Acting Principal - Thursday 28th May

Welcome back to our Senior Students

It was wonderful to be able to welcome our Year 11 and 12 students back to on-site learning on Tuesday. Staff joined the students outside the Memorial Building to say hello and the smiles on everyone’s faces reminded us all of what we had been missing during these past two months.

Many staff are reporting that their students have done a great job with keeping up-to-date with their remote learning and that they have been asking for help when they are unsure. Some students have actually revelled in their new-found independence with remote and flexible learning because they can do their school work when it suits them. Once all student return to on-site learning at school, we will be asking them to provide feedback about some of the things that they have enjoyed about remote learning and how these could be incorporated in their schooling in the future.

Transitioning back into a routine

With just over one week remaining of learning at home for our Year 7 to 10 cohort, I encourage all families to work towards establishing a routine that will assist the students to be able to get up early and ready for school when June 9 comes around. Many students will need to re-adjust their sleep patterns, as feedback from the senior students tells us that they feel quite tired in the afternoon, now that they have returned to a normal school day.

If there are students who have been struggling with working from home, who feel that attending school during this final week of remote learning might help them to readjust, their parents/carers should contact the school to arrange this.

Staff Planning Day

Monday was a planning and curriculum day for all staff at DMSC. Preparations for the return of students and the handing over of some classes to different teachers once all students return were made. Staff also worked on the student reports, which will be distributed in the second last week of term, prior to the Parent-Teacher interviews on Wednesday 24th June. Details regarding the online booking system for these interviews will be made available once all students return to school.

Acting Assistant Principal

Mrs Charlotte Pyers will continue in her current role as Acting Assistant Principal for Term 3. Mrs Pyers will still oversee Teaching and Learning at DMSC during this period and I look forward to continuing our work together.

Landscaping of the demolition site

School Council approved the plans that have been drawn up for the landscaping of the demolition site at Monday’s meeting. It is hoped that by the start of Term 4, this barren area will be transformed into an oasis of green lawns, gardens, pathways and gazebos for all students and staff to enjoy when the warmer weather returns. Tenders will be sought for this work, with a plan for the work to be done during the Term 3 school holidays.

Other landscaping work has taken place around the school while our students have been learning at home and we thank Peter Hayes and Donna Baldock for their hard work in making this happen. Photos of their achievements can be found below.

Keep smiling, find time to laugh and stay positive!

Sally Klinge

Acting Principal

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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 co-ordinating school all bus routes will be cancelled.

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Click here for fire danger ratings on the CFA website.

   

Senior Pathways Options

VCE, VCAL, SBAT, VET

Senior Pathways Options - VCE, VCAL, SBAT, VET

A short video on Senior Study Options.

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Koorie Connections

Koorie Connections

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eSmart

eSmart Program

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eSmart resources


 

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phone 03 5389 1460
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