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.
From our Principal - Friday 4th December
This week has seen the start of our Step-Up program. The Year 10s had their last day of school today, which leaves Years 7 to 9 at school next week to complete their second week of introduction to next year’s work. These students will have the chance to choose the activities that they would like to participate in during activities days during the last week of school.
Year 12s will celebrate their Graduation this evening at a function in the Assembly Hall. This will be the first formal occasion at the school since February this year. Thank you to Year 12 Coordinator Ms Tellbach, Helen Polack and Gaynor Baker for overseeing the organisation of the event.
Awards Night this year will be very different from other years. We are unable to use the hall for this event due to COVID restrictions, and as there is insufficient shelter outside, it has been decided that the awards will be presented virtually this year. Mr Corbett is overseeing this event, which will be pre-recorded and posted on the school's website at 7pm on Tuesday 15th December. Some key awards such as the sport and citizenship awards will not be presented this year, due to the impact of two rounds of remote learning. Parents and students will be able to collect any awards and prizes the following day from the front office.
School magazines will also be available for collection from the front office during the last week of school. Mr Mattschoss has done a great job to put together a magazine that reflects some of the happenings in our school community during a very different year.
Teachers are currently finalising student reports, which will be available online through the XUNO parent portal on Wednesday 16th December. I encourage any parent who requires assistance with using XUNO to contact our IT technician Erich Vix via the front office.
The state-wide Transition Day for Year 6 students going into secondary school is next Tuesday 8th December. Mrs Combe has organised this day for those students who will be attending DMSC next year and we are all looking forward to having them visit our school for the day.
DMSC is now using Campion Education (formerly Ballarat Books) to obtain books and stationery. Students/parents cannot access the website other than via DMSC's website (the link below). Current students will receive hardcopies of these lists on Wednesday 4th November.
- You can have your purchases sent to your home address.
- You can also purchase these items yourself from other stores.
If you have any queries or need any assistance please ring DMSC on 5389 1460 to speak to Kaye Webb or Charlotte Pyers.
- Year 7 - 2021 - Booklist
- Year 8 - 2021 - Booklist
- Year 9 - 2021 - Booklist
- Year 10 - 2021 - Booklist
- VCE/VCAL - 2021 - Booklist
2021 Essential Learning Items
A copy of this document was sent home with students on Friday 13th November.
This form that outlines the cost of essential learning items and computer lease agreements for 2021. In light of the impact of COVID-19 on people's lives this year, there have been no changes to any charges for any of these items. Parents are reminded that payment plans can be set up by speaking with Kaye in the office.
Advice and Other Documents
- COVID-19 Support Contacts
- Coronavirus advice (DET)
- Coronavirus advice for students (DET)
- Information for VCE Students (VCAA)
- Information - Parents and Edmodo
VCE, VET, VCAL Updates
- Advice for students (Dept. Education & Training Website)
- Brochure - Partners in Wellbeing
- Flyer - Partners in Wellbeing
- Click here for more Wellbeing Resources
- Coping with Stress
- Work/Study Challenges
- Telehealth FAQ
- Family Conflict Factsheet
- Financial Support for Young People
Community Activation and Social Isolation Initiative
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.