Principal's Report - Tuesday 19th May
Successful Schools Conference
Last Thursday and Friday, Mrs Sally Klinge and I attended the South Western Region, Successful Schools Conference at Etihad Stadium. Over 500 Principals and Assistant Principals from our Region participated in a series of lectures and workshops, all with the singular focus of improving student outcomes. Several senior researchers from the Marzano Institute in the USA, presented a series of keynote addresses and workshops on the concept of High Reliability Schools. At this model's heart, is the development of a school in which all staff participate in ongoing professional learning and reflection and they use that knowledge to improve student outcomes.
During the conference our Regional School Improvement Plan was launched. The priority areas as identified by Principals in our Region all align with the DMSC goals we have been working towards and all have improvements in student achievement at their core.
On Monday morning, a representative from the Keep Australia Beautiful organisation, Mr Brian Winch, visited DMSC to judge our newly refurbished gardens. Mr Winch was accompanied by Dimboola resident, Mrs Jan Ballard and former Dimboola resident, Mrs Audrey Hurst. Members of the VCAL classes who were involved with the projects hosted the visitors to the school and the judges were suitably impressed with their achievements. Thank you once again to Mr Kuhne and his class and Mrs Kuhnell and her class for their collective efforts.
Little Desert Cross Country
Today, approximately 50 DMSC students are participating in the inter-school Cross Country in Kaniva. Thank you again to Mr O'Neill for coordinating this event and I am sure our students performed to the best of their abilities.
Football and Netball
Yesterday, our Intermediate girls and boys participated in Little Desert football and netball. By all reports they played well and I would like to thank Mrs Tracey Jorgensen for coaching the girls.
Mrs Anne Gawith