Dimboola Memorial Secondary College  DMSC

 
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
 
 
 

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

 
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
 
 
Harper Harradine and Tehya Clarke - 2022 School Captains

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.

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Back-to-School Plan - 23 January 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you and your families have enjoyed a relaxing holiday break.

As we prepare to welcome students back to our school next week, the Victorian Government has announced some new measures for the beginning of the 2022 school year across all Victorian schools.

Free rapid antigen tests

Free rapid antigen tests will be available for the first 4 weeks of Term 1 2022.

Twice-a-week testing will be strongly recommended for both students and staff.

The department will supply the tests to our school – you do not need to buy your own.

The department will distribute all kits to schools as early as possible. I will let you know once the test kits are available for collection.

Students and staff will do the tests at home; they only need to report their result if it is COVID-positive. They must report a COVID-positive result to:

Information about how to do a test and how to read RAT results, including a how-to video translated into 33 languages, is available online.

Vaccination requirements

Parents and carers must have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid medical exception (with limited exceptions) to enter school buildings.

All staff working in schools need to be fully vaccinated or have a verified medical exception.

COVID-19 vaccinations for students are not required for them to attend school but vaccination for students is highly encouraged. If your child has not yet had their first dose, please try to organise this before term begins. For more information on how to book a vaccination, including important information about vaccination for children aged 5 to 11, visit Vaccination information for children and teenagers.

Ventilation

We will also make sure that classrooms are well ventilated by opening windows and doors, to minimise the risk of infection. We have received air purifiers, which will be used around the school as an added safety measure.

Vital COVIDSafe steps

Hand hygiene, mask wearing, and social distancing will continue wherever possible in Term 1.

Staffing our school

I know many of you will have questions about what happens if your child’s teacher gets COVID-19. We will be able to bring in extra teachers and other staff if we need them, and we will be doing everything that we can to make sure our school stays safe and open.

Other information about school operations

Feel free to contact us at school on 53891460 to clarify any concerns you may have.

There’s no doubt that this term is going to be challenging for all of us, but we are also very excited to kick off the school year and welcome back all of our students.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Sally Klinge

Principal

2022 School Year - Starting Dates


Thursday 27th January

Staff return and office opens.


Monday 31st January

Year 1, 11 & 12 students commence. Lunch provided for students.


Tuesday 1st February

ALL students attend.


The staggered start to the year will provide the Year 7s with a settling in day. On this first day, the Year 7s will be assisted with organisational matters, school familiarisation and there will also be activities run in conjunction with the senior students.

VCE and VCAL classes will also use part of their first day to attend to administrative matters and will have sessions on study habits and expectations of the senior school.

If you have any queries regarding this arrangement, please contact the school on 5389 1460.

We look forward to seeing all new and returning faces soon!

Memorial Building Hand Drawn Image

Congratulations

Congratulations to all staff and Year 12 students at Dimboola Memorial Secondary College on another successful year in 2021.

Our VCE students obtained the highest median study score in the Wimmera of 31 for the fifth consecutive year!

Year 12 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Dux Grace Crawley with an ATAR score of 88.5.

Grace Crawley

Resources

DMSC Virtual Tour

Click here to experience a Virtual Tour of our school

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Click here for more information.

Click here for fire danger ratings on the CFA website.

 
 
 

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DIMBOOLA MEMORIAL SECONDARY COLLEGE
post PO Box 40 | Dimboola | Victoria, 3414
phone 03 5389 1460
fax 03 5389 1981
email dimboola.memorial.sc@education.vic.gov.au

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