Dimboola Memorial Secondary College  DMSC

 
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
 
 
 

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

 
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
 
 
Jack Kalms and Macey Laverty - 2021 School Captains

Jack Kalms and Macey Laverty
2021 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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Face-to-face learning resumes

We resumed face-to-face learning on Wednesday 28th July in line with eased restrictions.

More information about the eased restrictions is available on the DHHS website.



From our Principal - Friday 23rd July 2021

Well done to everyone on surviving a whole week of lockdown! I am very proud of how smoothly everyone has transitioned back to learning from home and thank our staff, students, parents and carers for their support. One good thing is that we have been able to spend these cold days indoors, which many people have commented on.

Classes have been running via Webex and using our online learning platform and it is pleasing hear reports from teachers that most students are engaging with the work. We have had students on site each day and I encourage anyone who is struggling with learning from home to contact the office and make arrangements to come into school. Should the current lockdown be extended, the same learning arrangements will continue.

General Achievement Test (GAT) 2021

The GAT has been rescheduled to Thursday 12 August 2021. The information below is from VCAA:

The rescheduling of the GAT allows schools time to organise logistics and put COVIDSafe protocols in place, so that students and staff can return onsite to participate safely.

It is important that as many students as possible have the opportunity to sit the GAT. The new date will allow students who may be impacted by school closures, quarantine and the need to self-isolate to participate in the test. This is applicable to all students who are currently studying a Unit 3 and 4 VCE subject.

Year 9 Rubicon Camp

Sadly, the Year 9 camp to Rubicon, which was scheduled for next week, has been cancelled due to the current lockdown. This is the second year that this has happened, and we hope that there may be the possibility of having some sort of camp for the Year 9s later in the year. Thank you to the Year 9 coordinator Ms Naomi Kuhnell, who has spent a great deal of time and effort preparing for this camp on both occasions.

Uniform update

School Council met via Webex on Monday night and approved the uniform changes that were voted on by the students last term. There were only a few changes, and these included allowing boys to wear navy long pants and the girls' summer shorts can have an elasticised waist, but must not be short sports shorts. The new DMSC beanies, designed and chosen by the students, arrived last week and will be available for purchase from the front office for $15, when the current lockdown is over.

Wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing is something that we are all mindful of, but more so during times of lockdown. Please remember to look out for one another and take the time to contact friends and relatives - just to say hello. Our wellbeing staff in Ms Albrecht and Mr Corbett are available to assist students who may be wanting to chat to someone and there are a number of other support organisations that can be contacted. Details can be found later in the newsletter and on the DMSC website under the remote learning tab.

Take care,

Sally Klinge

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DMSC Virtual Tour

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2021 Documents

The document below contains an outline of important dates of school terms, pupil-free days, and other events, as well as a list of year level coordinators and other contact details.

DMSC is now using Campion Education (formerly Ballarat Books) to obtain books and stationery.

The document below contains an outline of important dates of school terms, pupil-free days, and other events, as well as a list of year level coordinators and other contact details.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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DIMBOOLA MEMORIAL SECONDARY COLLEGE
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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