We are a Sun Smart School
A reminder that all students must wear a DMSC wide-brimmed hat in Term Four. It is expected that all students will have their hats ready to wear from day one which is Monday October 8. Only DMSC hats are acceptable, no caps can be worn.
Hats can be purchased from the office.
Principal's Report - 15th November
Last Sunday, DMSC hosted the Dimboola Remembrance Day service. For the first time, the Dimboola Sub-branch of the RSL, held the commemoration here, in front of the Memorial Building and honour rolls. Approximately 60 people attended the short service, and 2019 DMSC School Captain, Rebekah Albrecht, laid a wreath on behalf of the students and staff. Fellow 2019 Captain, Mitchell Jorgensen, was an apology due to a prior commitment. All present were then invited to the RSL clubrooms in Lloyd Street for a light lunch. Thank you to Rebekah for her attendance, and also to the Hands on Learning group, who worked hard to prepare the garden in readiness for the occasion.
Year 12 Graduation Dinner
A final reminder to all Year 12 students and families to book and pay for their tickets to the Graduation Dinner which will be next Friday – November 23. We are looking forward to celebrating the culmination of 13 years of school.
Tomorrow, the Humanities teachers will be holding some activities to promote and celebrate history. Students will have fun playing with a catapult and also nominating some staff members to be placed in the stocks! These activities will be at lunchtime on the oval and we encourage all students to participate.
Year 7/8 Cricket
Tomorrow afternoon, Year 7 and 8 students will be involved in a mini cricket tournament on our front oval. Two weeks ago, the interschool junior cricket was cancelled due to inclement weather, so we have arranged to have our own carnival here at school. For the students who do not wish to participate, there will be a film screening in the afternoon for them to watch. Thank you to the staff who will be assisting with these activities.
Congratulations to the DMSC students who were involved in the Dimboola Rowing Regatta last weekend. By all reports, the weekend was a resounding success and our local rowers performed very well. Pictured below is Tara Petschel and Madalyn Toet who received their medal after winning the female D Grade Double Skull event.
Year 11 Exams
Next Wednesday, Year 11 exams commence, with English at 9.00am. The exam timetable appears later in the newsletter. The following week, all Year 11s will commence their Year 12 orientation program and attendance at these classes is expected. Many teachers set tasks that are assessed as part of the first outcome in their respective subjects. Year 11 students will have their last day on November 30.
It’s only two weeks until a group of 10 students and two staff head to Cambodia. The students are very excited as they make their last minute preparations for the trip. We have now been advised to pack two pairs of work gloves, as our tasks at the school site where we will be working, will involve digging holes and carrying wooden poles for fencing. It will be a wonderful adventure for all! It is envisaged that we will offer this trip again in 2020 – for students who are in Years 10-12. These students may like to start saving now!
DPS Public Speaking
Last Friday, Jackson O’Neill and I were guest judges for the finals of the Dimboola Primary School’s public speaking competition. Joining Emma Kealy – the other guest judge – Jackson and I were very impressed with the quality of the presentations. All students were exceptionally well prepared, they clearly knew their speeches and they held the audience’s interest with ease. It was an incredibly close contest and the two overall winners should be rightly proud of their achievements. Congratulations to Lilly Schorback and Lucy Baker who won their respective sections and to Hinchley House who took out the perpetual shield.
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