Principal's Report - Tuesday 16th May 2017
Interschool Football and Netball
Yesterday, our Intermediate footballers and netballers ventured to Horsham to participate in an interschool competition. Thank you to Mr Luke Werner and Miss Holly Ruwoldt for accompanying the students. (Please see report in the newsletter.)
Little Desert Cross Country
Today, we sent our Cross Country Team to sunny Kaniva! By all accounts our students performed well and there were some standout performances. Congratulations to the students who have qualified for the next level and thank you to Ms Lou Simpson and Mrs Sue Bell for taking the students to the event. (Photos in next week’s edition.)
It is now official – Courtney Dove has been named the Menzies Centenary Prize recipient for 2016. Representatives from the Menzies Foundation have contacted Courtney, who is studying at the University of Melbourne, and made arrangements for Courtney to receive her prize. She will receive a sum of $5000 this year and a further $5000 in 2018 to be used to support her tertiary studies. We are very proud of Courtney’s achievements and included in today’s newsletter is an article about Courtney that was published by the Menzies Foundation.
Extension of the Avenue of Honour
This Sunday, May 21, the Dimboola Memorial Secondary College, Avenue of Honour will be officially extended. A tree planting ceremony and dedication by Hindmarsh Shire Mayor, Debra Nelson, will commence at 2.00pm sharp, however it is asked that all those wishing to attend, assemble at 1.30pm in front of the Memorial Building. A light afternoon tea will be served afterwards. The five men to be honoured in the dedication are listed below and where possible, members of their families will participate in the tree planting ceremony.
Alfred G Kuhne
Walter A Brown
Albert J Glatz
W Roy Smith
Last week our Year 7s and our Year 9s completed five separate tests, across a wide range of literacy and numeracy areas. All of our students conducted themselves well and approached the tests with a great level of maturity. As a celebration of the tests finishing on Thursday, the students were treated to a hot lunch and some fruit and chocolates! (Thank you Helen)
Our examination period is rapidly approaching and I encourage all families to work with their children to ensure that they are adequately prepared. All students in Years 9 to 12 will have mid-year exams, commencing on Tuesday June 13th. (Immediately after the long weekend.) Each Year Level will receive their own Exam Timetable – these will be distributed soon and will also be published in the Newsletter. If you have any questions regarding the exams, please contact your child’s Year Level Coordinator. Students in Years 7 and 8 will also be having end of Unit/Semester assessments so will need to be organised too! If you have any queries, please contact the relevant Year Level Coordinator.
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