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.
DMSC now has QKR!
Qkr! is an app that can be used to make payments to the school for excursions, camps, uniform(hats, beanies, bags), parent payments, computers and food from the canteen.
What can Qkr! do?
- Order and pay for your child's recess and/or lunch food (all items are on the app). You can also order days before their lunch order.
- You can pay and sign permission forms for camps and excursions – avoiding the need to sign a paper copy. All of the information about the event is on your phone to access at any time.
- Purchase a school hat, beanie or bag.
- Pay for your child's computer and Parent Payment.
- If your child has their own bank card, they can join Qkr! themselves to pay for food at the canteen.
Follow the steps on the information sheet linked below.
NOTE: Parents can still make payments using Bpay, eftpos or direct debit.
From our Principal
Students and staff have been reporting that they have enjoyed the first week of our Transition program for Years 7 to 10. Students have been getting to know many of their new teachers for next year and it has been pleasing to see good attendance during this time. Year 10s finish next Tuesday and all students in Years 7 to 9 will have another week of classes.
Shade shelters erected
After more than a year of waiting, the new shade structures over the Health and Fitness Centre playground and bitumen area outside the HEX were erected on Wednesday. The latter structure will provide an outdoor classroom area for students as well as an additional shade-covered play area. Generous donations from several community groups and individuals have financed the shade structure over the playgroup, which has been planned since the complex was opened in 2012.
Former DMSC student news
Congratulations to former DMSC College Captain Andrew King on his appointment as State Commissioner of STEM for Scouts Victoria. Andrew will lead a team of volunteers to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities within Scouts Victoria, including areas such as robotics, programming, electronics, science, aviation, and drones. This includes working with local groups, state teams, and supporting events up to the size of state-wide camps. A well-deserved appointment for a dedicated supporter of the scouting organisation since he was a young boy.
Staff are currently finalising the Term 4 reports for students, which will contain the Semester 2 Victorian Curriculum teacher judgements. These reports will be available on the parent portal in XUNO in the final week of school. Please contact the office staff if you would like to receive a hard copy of the report, or require assistance with accessing the XUNO parent portal.
Miss Fell and Mr Mattschoss are busy planning two days of activities for all students in Years 7 to 9. Students will be travelling to Horsham on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th December for a trip to the movies and other activities. Information regarding these two days will be sent home next week.
Farewell to Gaynor Baker
This week we said goodbye to Gaynor Baker, who has overseen numerous administration roles over the past four and a half years at DMSC. We thank Gaynor for the efficient manner in which she approached her work and wish her well for the future. A part-time Education Support administration position commencing at the end of January 2023 is available if anyone with good computer skills is interested. Please contact the school for further details
Friday 2nd December 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.