Principal's Report - Tuesday 28th March 2017
We are now at the final week of Term One! As I reflected on last week – it has been an incredibly busy term, but one which has gone well at DMSC. Students should have brought their Reports home on Friday or yesterday, however if you are yet to receive one, please call at the office to collect it.
Well – what a wonderful night! Each year I am so impressed with how our students conduct themselves – and this year was no exception. Both the boys and girls looked wonderful and their dancing skills were excellent. The Hall looked absolutely marvellous – it was apparent how much time and effort had gone into setting it up. Thank you again to the tireless committee who worked very hard to ensure the night was a success for their children and I am sure you are all now eagerly awaiting the photos and video to arrive. (Please see the group photo later in this week's newsletter.)
At yesterday’s General Assembly, we presented our first round of Academic and Values Awards for 2017. Congratulations to the many students who were called up on stage – it is great to see our students striving for, and being rewarded for success.
Farewell to Mr Rae
At the end of this term, Mr Derek Rae will be finishing up at DMSC. Mr Rae has been at our school for 17 years and over that time has taught many, many students. His specialist areas are Psychology and Humanities, however Derek has been called on to teach in other fields. Derek loves technology and has always been an early adopter of the latest software or device. The DMSC Staff Association are putting on a morning tea for Derek this Thursday to say goodbye and good luck. I would like to publicly thank Derek for his contributions to this school over many years and sincerely wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter of life. (In Term Two, Mr Rae’s classes will be covered by existing DMSC staff who are qualified to teach Humanities.)
Parent Teacher Interviews
This Thursday we will be holding our Parent Teacher Interviews. I encourage every parent or carer to attend, as they provide an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. It is also advisable to bring the students too, as then everyone can hear the same message. I look forward to seeing you here on Thursday afternoon and evening.
This Friday we are ending the term with our Athletic Standards. All students are expected to attend and participate – with the only exception being unable to do so because of illness or injury. Please support the school by encouraging your child to attend and please also join us at school for the day to watch. (We will be dismissing students at 2.30pm)
Bon Voyage Rebekah!
During the holiday period, Year 10 student, Rebekah Albrecht, will be visiting Darwin and Singapore as part of a “Spirit of Anzac Prize” tour group. We are very proud that Rebekah was chosen for this honour and we are sure that it will be a most memorable experience. We look forward to hearing about Rebekah’s week away when she returns to DMSC next term.
Just an early reminder that we will be hosting the Dimboola ANZAC Day commemorations on Tuesday April 25. The Dawn Service will be at 6.00am sharp, with the longer service commencing with a march from the front gates at 8.30am. (Assemble at 8.15) Once again, DMSC will provide a cooked breakfast for community members who may like to join us. More details will be published after the holidays.
I would like to wish all members of the DMSC community a safe holiday period and a Happy Easter. I hope that our students find some time to rest and recharge (and study if necessary) and also that our staff can enjoy a little time away from school. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our school – it really is a great place to be. And don’t forget that school starts back on Tuesday April 18, not on Easter Monday.)
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