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Principal's Report - Tuesday 9th August 2016

Parent Survey
Thank you to the 35 families who returned their surveys. They have now been sent to Melbourne for data analysis. The winner of our hamper was Lynne and Pat Geary.

German Poetry Competition
Congratulations to our students who competed in the German Poetry Competition in Horsham last week. We had a very successful day and a full list of the results and some photos appear in this week's Hilltop. Thank you to Sally Klinge and Marcy Britten for accompanying our students.

Final Restaurant Night
Wednesday August 17 is our final DMSC restaurant night for 2016. These events are now firmly fixed on the Dimboola social calendar and I look forward to seeing another big crowd enjoying some sensational food. Tables are already on sale – please contact the office to reserve a place. (Numbers are limited.)

School Production – “Rabbit”
Tickets are now on sale for our school production. The students and Mr Throssell have been working tirelessly on this year’s performance and I am looking forward to seeing the show. The Thursday night will be theatre-restaurant style and the Friday night will be a standard theatre performance. Please ring or call into the office to reserve your tickets.

Welcome Back Mrs Thomas and Thank You to Ms Frost!
Next week Mrs Suzanne Thomas returns from five weeks long service leave. She has enjoyed her time away from work travelling in Australia and we are sure she will return refreshed and rejuvenated. Thank you to Belinda Frost who filled in for Suzanne, she slipped seamlessly back into her teaching role here at DMSC.

Student Survey
As mentioned last week, we were delighted to receive our Student Attitudes to School Survey results. The bar graph below shows how our students are feeling about various aspects of their experiences at school. Please note that for areas such as “Student Distress” – you do want the bar to be a long as possible, as the statisticians reverse the result so you can read all of the areas on the one graph. So, a very long bar in “Student Distress” actually means that there is very little distress being experienced by our students. Please also note that this graph represents the combined results of all year levels. There were some slight variations between the classes, however overall – as the graph shows – the students are very happy with their education here at DMSC.

While we are thrilled to receive these results, as a school we are aware that there are many areas of our practice that we can continue to work on and develop. At any time if you feel there is an issue you would like to raise, please contact the relevant staff member or arrange a time to pop in and speak with me.

Anne Gawith