Principal's Report - Tuesday 6th December 2016
Year 7 Transition Day
Today we welcomed 2017’s Year 7s for their last transition day. Judging by their smiling faces, they were very happy to be back at DMSC and we are looking forward to a great year with them in 2017.
Year 12 Graduation
Last Friday night we officially celebrated the end of school for the Class of 2016. The students looked absolutely magnificent and it was a pleasure to see them presented with their parting gifts from DMSC. Please see photos later in the newsletter. Thank you to Lou Simpson, Yr 12 Coordinator for her work in putting the event together and also to Sharon Reilly and Lisa and Mick Polycarpou for assisting with the setting up.
This week, all students in Years 7-10 are participating in a Step Up program. The program is designed to allow students to make a start on next year’s curriculum and to get a taste of what the various subjects will entail next year. While the Year 10s finish this Friday, the 7-9s will have two more days of Step Up next week, before the end of year activities commence.
Welcome to Holly Ruwoldt!
This week we welcome another new staff member to DMSC. We were thrilled to appoint Holly to a fulltime Maths position at the school. Holly is here this week, beginning next year’s work with her classes during our Step Up program.
We are sure that both Holly and Jake (who we welcomed last week) will make a great contribution to our school.
As the year is coming to an end, we look to our Awards Night to reflect on the many achievements of the year that has been. I warmly invite members of the DMSC school community to attend this celebratory event and to share in the successes of our students. This year, we will be opening the doors a little earlier so guests can look over a display of student work. The exhibition will be in the Hall Annexe from 6.15pm – please enter via the deck.
Annual Implementation Plan
Over the last few weeks, all staff have been involved in whole school planning for 2017. Having completed our new Strategic Plan, we are settling on the key actions we will need to take, to ensure we work toward the achievement of our goals. Our constant aim to improve outcomes for all students lies at the heart of every goal and every action that we take.
Fees & Computers
Thank you to the many families who have already paid their levies for 2017. We have also received numerous payments for laptops meaning the students can keep them over the summer break. If you are not planning on paying the lease before the year’s end, can you please ensure that your son or daughter returns the laptop (with charger) to the school before the end of the year.
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