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Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Welcome to our Year 7 2021 Online Prospectus

Please take some time to look through the information below and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

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

DMSC 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.

 
 

School Values


Respect

Excellence

Honesty

Care

Freedom

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Subject Offerings

Year 7 students study a set of core subjects for the whole year and a set of other subjects for two terms each. There are opportunities to pursue further study in the half year subjects in future years.

Full Year Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • PE and Health
  • German

Half Year Subjects

  • Drama
  • Woodwork
  • Art/VCD
  • Study Skills
  • Food Technology
  • Information Technology
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NAPLAN Growth and VCE Results

In every domain of NAPLAN, we continue to "value add" to our students, showing consistently high growth in literacy and numeracy.

In 2019, 38% of Year 9 students showed high growth in their Reading in NAPLAN.

We also have outstanding VCE results with DMSC being the top Wimmera school in 2017, 2018 and 2019 for the all-subject median score.

 
 
 
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Homework

Students in Year 7 are expected to complete regular homework, including weekly reading, spelling, academic vocabulary and numeracy.

Occasional homework is given in other subjects too.

 
 

SMART Sessions

SMART Sessions are held for an hour twice a week after school in the library.

They are a great opportunity to catch up on homework or get ahead, with teachers available to help.

 
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Individual Learning Plans

We pride ourselves on working closely with each and every student to ensure the best possible learning outcomes.

Quicksmart Numeracy and catch-up programs are available as needed.

All students in Years 7 to 9 have an Individual Learning Plan, and in senior years students work on a Career Action Plan (CAP) to assist with their journey through their senior secondary schooling.

 
 

Extra Curricular

A wide range of extra-curricular acivities are available to our students, including:

  • Music lessons
  • Sport
  • Clubs
  • German Exchange
  • Lunchtime Activities
  • Senior School Cambodia Trip
  • Hands on Learning

Some of these are expanded upon below.

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Music Program

Students are able to take advantage of lessons in the following aspects of music:

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Woodwind Instruments
 
 

Sport

Students are exposed to many different sports through our Physical Education program, and are able to compete at local, regional and state level, including in:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Track & Field
  • Swimming
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Golf
  • Table Tennis
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German Exchange

Students studying German in middle- and senior-school are encouraged to take advantage of scholarship and exchange oppurtunities, including a ten-week exchange program.

 
 
 
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Lunchtime Activities

 
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Senior Cambodia Trip

In December 2018 we ran a volunteering trip to Cambodia for students in Years 10 to 12. Nine students and two staff spent a fortnight in Cambodia working on a school, and visiting some of the country's famous sites.

This was a wonderful opportunity for our students and we are definitely hoping to offer this trip again in the near future.

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Pathway Options

From Year 10, students have the option to pursue a range of different pathways.

VCE

Victorian Certificate of Education

Students have access to a huge range of VCE subjects, taught at DMSC or available through video conferencing from other schools across the region. Subjects are available from a wide range of disciplines including science, humanities, business, information technology and many more.

VCAL

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

Like the VCE, the VCAL is a recognised senior secondary qualification. Unlike the VCE, which is widely used by students as a pathway to university, the VCAL focuses on 'hands-on learning'. VCAL can lead to apprenticeships, TAFE and training courses.

VET

Vocational Education and Training

VET subjects give you the chance to combine job-focused training with your VCE or VCAL studies, and marks from VET courses can count towards VCAL and the VCE.

 
 
 
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Hands on Learning

Our Hands on Learning program provides students with the opportunity to develop skills outside the classroom.

Previous projects by our Hands on Learning students include:

  • Making a bus for the kindergarten playground
  • The Fred Lord Memorial Garden at the Dimboola Police Station (pictured below right)
  • Gardening around our school grounds
  • Cooking, a Masterchef competition, and more
 
 
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One-to-one Computers

Students lease computers from the school. The current Year 7 laptops are Acer netbooks.

We use Edmodo, an online portal, to assist with teaching and learning. Students, staff and parents have access to Edmodo, allowing parents to be in the loop with their child's progress.

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Facilities

We have well-resourced general purpose and specialist teaching and learning spaces.

  • Science and Language Centre
    • Environmental Science Room
    • Physics and Chemistry Equipment
    • Multipurpose Classrooms

  • Health & Fitness Centre
    • Community Gym
    • Multipurpose Rooms
    • Hockey Pitch with Tennis Courts
  • Memorial Building
    • Original School, 1920s
    • Town War Memorial
    • Library and Study Centre

  • Technology Wing (Metalwork and Woodwork)

  • Hospitality Centre

  • Sports Stadium
 
 
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Pastoral Care

Students are well supported throughout their time at DMSC.

  • Mentor Groups
  • Year Level Coordinators
  • Wellbeing Coordinator
  • MATES Mentoring Program
 
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Year 7 Camp

A highlight of the year for our Year 7 class is the school camp, which in 2020 was to Campaspe Downs in central Victoria. The camp provides a great chance for students to try new things and, being early in the school year, to get to know there classmates better outside the classroom.

 
 
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Memorial School

We are proud of our status as a memorial school and we ensure that our students leave with an appreciation of our nation's history. Each year, we hold a number of remembrance events:

  • School Anzac Service, in conjunction with Dimboola's two primary schools
  • Host the town Anzac Day services, including Dawn Service, Breakfast, March and Morning Service
  • School Remembrance Day Service, in the forecourt of the Memorial Building
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Student Management

We have high expectations of our students and exercise a "firm but fair" approach.

We pride ourselves on communicating well with students and parents, including with SMS notifications to parents and carers.

 
 

Buses

Buses are available from Horsham and surrounding districts around Dimboola:

  • Jeparit
  • Kiata and Gerang Gerung
  • Katyil and Wallup
  • Pimpinio
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What to do now...

Tours are available - please call us on 5389 1460 to find out more.

Transition days will take place in November and December this year. We will update our website and Facebook page when these dates are confirmed.

 
 

Get in touch

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Holly Combe, our Transition and Year 7 Coordinator.

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Holly Combe
Transition and Year 7 Coordinator

phone 5389 1460
email dimboola.memorial.sc@edumail.vic.gov.auClick here to email

 
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