Principal's Report - Tuesday 12th December 2017
Year 7 Transition Day
Today we welcomed 2018’s Year 7s for their last transition day. Judging by their smiling faces, they were very happy to be back at DMSC and we are looking forward to a great year with them in 2018. Thank you to Marcy Britten and Holly Ruwoldt who have coordinated the day.
Farewell to our Year 10s!
Last Friday, our Year 10s finished their school year. Having completed a week of Year 11 orientation, all students now have the information they need to be adequately prepared for the start of next year. I have been very impressed with some of our Year 10s who have been coming into school this week to complete their holiday homework. This is a great idea as it allows them to seek support from teachers and also to use the resources we have available here at school.
This week, all students in Years 7-9 are participating in their second week of our Step Up program. All staff have prepared curriculum and many have set homework to be completed in readiness for next year. Please encourage your son or daughter to complete all tasks in the coming week, that way allowing for a restful break and avoiding the stress on January 29!
Thank you to our new staff who have been attending DMSC to teach their classes for 2018. We appreciate this commitment from Justin Chilver, Kirra Webster Lawson and Jake Anders.
As the year is coming to an end, we look to our Awards Night to reflect on the many achievements of the year that has been. I warmly invite members of the DMSC school community to attend this celebratory event and to share in the successes of our students. This year, we will be opening the doors a little earlier so guests can look over a display of student work. The exhibition will be in the Hall Annexe from 6.15pm – please enter via the deck.
Annual Implementation Plan 2018
Over the last few weeks, all staff have been involved in whole-school planning for 2018. Stemming from our Strategic Plan, we have settled on the key actions we will need to take to ensure we work toward the achievement of our goals. Our constant aim to improve outcomes for all students lies at the heart of every goal and every action that we take. At last night’s School Council meeting, the AIP for 2018 was endorsed.
Last night was our final School Council meeting for 2017. After our meeting, we enjoyed a meal at the Victoria Hotel in Dimboola. I would like to thank all of the councillors who have volunteered their time this year, please see the names at the top of our newsletter, and we thanked and farewelled Suzanne Thomas and Lyndon Kuhne who will be leaving DMSC at the end of this year. A special thank you to Lisa Polycarpou who has been the President in 2017, we appreciate your commitment to the school.