Principal's Report - Tuesday 13th September 2016
Congratulations to Mr Throssell and the cast and crew of Rabbit. What a wonderful show! Thursday night saw an excited crowd assembled for a delicious dinner – prepared by Ms Clarke’s Year 9-10 Food Technology class before the play, and Friday night was a traditional theatre show. Friday’s audience were also treated to a question and answer session at the conclusion of the performance. The special effects utilised throughout the performance also added to the enjoyment of the show. I have heard so many positive reports about the quality of the production and how professional our performers were. Well done and thank you to all involved – the school community will eagerly await next year’s production!
Our Review is finally here! This Wednesday and Thursday, we will undertake a review of our performance over the past four years and look at how we can continue to improve DMSC in the future. On Thursday morning between 8.30 and 9.15am, our reviewer, Ms Pam Toose, will be available to speak with parents and students. Please feel free to call into school if you would like to contribute to the discussion.
I would like to thank all of the staff at DMSC for their input into our school review. We have spent considerable time going over the various aspects of our practice and it has been great to get a wide range of observations and suggestions for the future.
This Friday, students will be issued with their end of term, Progress Reports. This summary document provides parents and carers with a snapshot of their child’s progress and is an indication of whether they are on track to successfully pass their subjects this semester. If you have any concerns regarding the Progress Reports, please contact the relevant teacher early next term.
Year 12 Revision Sessions and Practice Exams
During the holiday break, our Year 12 students will have the opportunity to attend revision sessions here at school. Year 12 Coordinator, Ms Lou Simpson, will send home a timetable outlining what classes are on and when. We have endeavoured to schedule these classes over a couple of days to minimise the amount of times that students need to come into school. If you have any queries regarding these sessions, please contact the relevant staff member.
I would like to thank staff for willingly giving of their time to run these revision classes and also thank the teachers who are taking their students to revision lectures at other centres.
In the first week of Term Four, there will be three days of practice exams for all Year 12 students. (Wed – Fri) A timetable will be sent home with students before the end of term.
Save the Date – Year 12 Graduation Dinner!
Friday December 2nd is the date of the Class of 2016’s Graduation Dinner. More information will be sent home in the first week of next term but it is hoped that all students will have family members able to attend to celebrate the end of their child’s secondary schooling.
Hockey Vote Count Success
Congratulations to Noah Krelle who received the Encouragement Award for the junior team, the Kangaroos, and Lachlan Geary who received the Coach’s Award – well done boys.
Last Friday, three of our students received some very exciting news. Year 9 students Rebekah Albrecht, Teo Haines and Year 10 student Kaylee Withers, were all notified that they have been selected to participate in a German exchange program for 10 weeks in 2017. This therefore means that we will host three German students in return.
Well done to Chloe Kalms and Britany Warner for the High Tea they put on today. The girls chose the Epilepsy Foundation as a worthy charity to support and prepared a beautiful high tea for the staff and students to enjoy. The girls also sold some merchandise, with all proceeds going to their cause.
I would like to wish every member of the DMSC community a happy holiday. It has been a long, cold and wet term – and it will be nice to return to school in October when Spring will no doubt be upon us. Stay safe and enjoy this time with your children. (Year 12s – study hard – you’re almost done!)
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