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Dimboola Memorial Secondary College (DMSC) was established in 1923 and is unique in the sense that it is the only Memorial School in Victoria.

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. read more...

Principal's Report - Tuesday 19th May

Successful Schools Conference
Last Thursday and Friday, Mrs Sally Klinge and I attended the South Western Region, Successful Schools Conference at Etihad Stadium. Over 500 Principals and Assistant Principals from our Region participated in a series of lectures and workshops, all with the singular focus of improving student outcomes. Several senior researchers from the Marzano Institute in the USA, presented a series of keynote addresses and workshops on the concept of High Reliability Schools. At this model's heart, is the development of a school in which all staff participate in ongoing professional learning and reflection and they use that knowledge to improve student outcomes.

During the conference our Regional School Improvement Plan was launched. The priority areas as identified by Principals in our Region all align with the DMSC goals we have been working towards and all have improvements in student achievement at their core.

Tidy Towns
On Monday morning, a representative from the Keep Australia Beautiful organisation, Mr Brian Winch, visited DMSC to judge our newly refurbished gardens. Mr Winch was accompanied by Dimboola resident, Mrs Jan Ballard and former Dimboola resident, Mrs Audrey Hurst. Members of the VCAL classes who were involved with the projects hosted the visitors to the school and the judges were suitably impressed with their achievements. Thank you once again to Mr Kuhne and his class and Mrs Kuhnell and her class for their collective efforts.

Little Desert Cross Country
Today, approximately 50 DMSC students are participating in the inter-school Cross Country in Kaniva. Thank you again to Mr O'Neill for coordinating this event and I am sure our students performed to the best of their abilities.

Football and Netball
Yesterday, our Intermediate girls and boys participated in Little Desert football and netball. By all reports they played well and I would like to thank Mrs Tracey Jorgensen for coaching the girls.

Mrs Anne Gawith

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College and Rainbow P-12 College have, in the past, had a sister-school relationship with the Brueder-Grimm school in Neu-Isenburg, near Frankfurt in Germany. There have been eleven successful exchanges with this school since 1996, but due to staffing changes, the exchange will now be with the Friedrich-Ebert Schule in Frankfurt. This school has a member of staff, who was part of our previous sister-school exchange program, and who will be able to ensure that the program is successful in this new school.

2012 Exchange Group

Students who are in Years 8 and 9 this year are eligible to apply to go on this 4 week exchange, which will be departing at the end of March 2016. The German students will then come to Australia in October 2016 for 4 weeks. The cost of the exchange is the airfare and insurance and a trip to Berlin. It is estimated that this will be approximately $3200 in 2016. Spending money is extra, as is the cost of obtaining an Australian passport.

Any student who wishes to participate in this exchange should submit their expression of interest to Frau Klinge as soon as possible.

Other news this week...
Aiming to become more sustainable... - Newsletter Article
School Play 'Triptych' - Rehearsals have begun

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