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.
From our Principal - Thursday 1st April 2021
Today sees the end of an action-packed first term. Students have been fortunate to once again participate in a variety of sporting events and excursions, including the Year 7 and 8 camps and inter-school swimming.
Susan McLean visit
On Monday, all students were privileged to hear cyber safety expert Susan McLean speak about the need to be cautious when growing up in a digital world. Parents and other members of the community attended an information session that evening and left with the clear message that using the word no as a parent can often have far more benefits than allowing a child to follow the crowd when using electronic devices. Thanks to our wellbeing coordinators Ms Albrecht and Mr Corbett for organising this event.
Parent-teacher meetings and reports
Parent-teacher meetings were held after school yesterday and parents were able to discuss their child's progress based on their Term 1 reports. A reminder that these reports can be found on XUNO and your child will be able to assist with locating them. Alternatively, you can request a printed version of the report by contact the school office.
Progressive Achievement Tests, commonly known as PATs, are one of the main sets of tests schools use. PATs are multiplechoice tests designed to help teachers determine achievement levels of students in Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary, and Listening Comprehension. All students in Years 7 to 10 at DMSC sit these tests and this data is now being made available to both the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER) and the Department of Education and Training. Should you not wish your child's data sets to be made available to these groups, please contact the school to advise us of this.
Former student news
Last Friday, I received the news that one of our school's former students - Samuel Kerber, has made the South Australian cricket team and has been awarded the Bradman Medal, which is SA's highest cricket honour. Samuel had previously come both third and then runner-up in this award, which is the cricket equivalent of the Brownlow Medal in that state. It is great to see students from Dimboola achieving their dreams and we congratulate Samuel on his determination to follow his passion to the highest level.
Anzac Day services
Due to limits on the number of people who can be in the Assembly Hall, the school will not be combining with the local primary schools for a shared Anzac Day service this year. Instead, DMSC will recognise this event with a special assembly on Monday 26th April.
The town's Anzac Day service will once again be held at the front of the memorial building for both a dawn service at 6am, followed by a cooked breakfast, and the 8.30am wreath- laying ceremony, when students from all three schools march from the front gates to the memorial building. I encourage families and students to plan for this day, which falls on the first Sunday of Term 2. We are very proud to be the only purpose-built memorial school in Victoria.
I would like to wish all students, staff and families a safe and enjoyable Easter break. This year we will be able to enjoy travelling to be with family and friends, making this something to be grateful for.
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.
Advice and Other Documents
- Coronavirus Advice - on DHHS Website
- Information - Parents and Edmodo
- Click here for more Wellbeing Resources
DMSC is now using Campion Education (formerly Ballarat Books) to obtain books and stationery.
- Year 7 - 2021 - Booklist
- Year 8 - 2021 - Booklist
- Year 9 - 2021 - Booklist
- Year 10 - 2021 - Booklist
- VCE/VCAL - 2021 - Booklist
2021 Essential Learning Items
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.