Tehya Clarke and Harper Harradine
2022 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.
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the Wimmera Mallee area: the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagalk peoples, and pay our respects to elders past, present and future.
From our Principal
We have reached the end of another eventful term which has seen disruptions to our usual routine due to staff and student illnesses.
At Monday’s council meeting, a pupil-free Professional Practice Day for staff on Wednesday 26th October was approved. Council also agreed to replace the existing solar panels on the Health and Fitness Centre and the Science and Language Centre with similar solar panels – at no cost to the school. The parent payment policy for 2023 was approved. This information can be found on our DMSC website, and together with the 2022 booklists, will be provided to parents and carers at the start of Term 4.
Student reports for Term 3 were available on XUNO from last Friday and these formed the basis for discussions during the face-to-face and phone meetings that were held between parents and teachers on Wednesday afternoon. These conferences form an important communication regarding the progress that students have made during Term 3 and provide strategies for helping students to remain engaged with their learning. If you missed the opportunity to catch up with your child’s teacher, please contact them at the start of next term. The link to a short survey regarding the format of future parent-teacher meetings has been sent to all families to seek your feedback.
VCE October tests and holiday revision
Our VCE students currently studying a Unit 3 and 4 subject, will be using the holidays to prepare for their October tests on the first three days of next term. They also have holiday revision lectures and sessions to attend on site. Thank you to the staff who have willingly given their time to ensure that these important sessions can occur. Final year VCAL students have three weeks to complete their outcomes and they too will have exams at the end of this time.
Footy colours day
The last day of term was celebrated with everyone dressing in their favourite football team’s colours. We saw a variety of football codes covered in the dress code and staff and students alike enjoyed some handball and kicking challenges at the end of the day. Thank you to the Student Voice and Leadership – SVL group for organising this activity.
On behalf of all the DMSC staff, I wish everyone a happy and enjoyable holiday break. Let’s hope that we have the opportunity to enjoy some long-awaited sunshine!
Friday 16th September 2022
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.