Principal's Report - Tuesday 6th October
Welcome Back! To say that we have made a blistering start to Term Four is most certainly an understatement. While we were all lamenting the long, cold winter - no one would have predicted or wanted such a dry, scorching start to October. With the hot weather comes the time for hats - please ensure that your son or daughter has their school hat and that it is clearly labelled with their name. If they need a replacement, they are available from the Office for $10.00.
School Captains - 2016
Today the applications closed for the positions of School Captains for 2016. This is a very important role within the school and our current captains, Mikayla Smith and Andrew King have done an excellent job as our student leaders. At next Monday's assembly, all nominees will make a short speech outlining their suitability and vision for the position. The student body will then vote on Tuesday, so we hope to be able to announce the 2016 captains in the Week Three Hilltop.
End of Year 12
In a little over three weeks, our Year 12s will finish their formal classes at DMSC. For those undertaking the VCE stream, they will have a short study period, then their first external exam - English - on Wednesday October 28. For those in the VCAL stream, they will also have formal assessments in both English and Maths before their year concludes. While this is an exciting time for the students, I encourage parents to support their children to stay focussed on what still needs to be accomplished. There will be time to relax and celebrate at the Year 12 Graduation on December 4 and again at Awards Night on December 16. If you are worried about your child's wellbeing during the exam period, please contact our VCE Coordinator, Mrs Charlotte Pyers or our Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Mrs Sue Kuhnell for support and assistance.
Our first school excursion this term is the Greater Western Athletics in Ballarat on Friday. We have a field of 16 athletes participating and we are hopeful of some great results. Good Luck to all the students and a full report will be in next week's Hilltop.
Jack Shines at Golf Awards
DMSC student Jack Werner has had a stellar year at the Dimboola Golf Club, culminating in him winning the Handicap Champion Trophy and also the Winter Cup. Jack absolutely loves his golf and is developing into a most accomplished player. Congratulations Jack!
Painting works have continued on the Memorial Building over the holidays. The fašade of the building is looking greatly improved and I would again like to acknowledge the Department of Premier and Cabinet for a $20,000.00 grant which has enabled these works to be undertaken. Thank you also to Assistant Principal, Sally Klinge, who has been overseeing the project. We will continue to seek funding to ensure this significant building is maintained.
Dimboola Community Health Night
On Thursday October 15, DMSC will be hosting a Community Health Night which will focus on the issue of family violence. The Dimboola Pharmacy is organising and funding the event and it is hoped that both women and men from our community will attend. It was heartening to hear our new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnball, address this increasing blight on our culture by making it a top priority for his government. While the subject matter is confronting, this will be an excellent opportunity for the community to come together to learn and to support one another, as we work towards tackling this increasing problem. Please see the flyer later in the Hilltop.
Mrs Anne Gawith