Principal's Report - Tuesday 23rd August 2016
What a wonderful weekend it was for Dimboola. The inaugural Dimboola Food Festival commenced on Friday evening and continued through until Sunday afternoon. There was a great variety of events on offer, with loads of samples to be had and produce for sale. My husband and I enjoyed the hospitality of Meran and Stoph at the Victoria Hotel on Friday evening, where we were entertained by “The Little Desert Warbler” playing some relaxing, mellow blues. A highlight of the weekend was the “Off the Grid” dining experience – held in a spectacular marquee by the river at the Arura guide camp. I would like to congratulate the event organisers, in particular Mary Clarke who was a driving force behind the festival. I would also like to thank and congratulate the many DMSC students who worked and volunteered over the weekend – your efforts contributed to making the festival a great event.
Teo brings home the Silver
Congratulations to Teo Haines who won a silver medal in the German poetry competition in Melbourne on the weekend. This is an extraordinary result and DMSC’s first ever medal at this competition. Well done also to Grace Crawley who also participated and represented our school with pride.
Well done girls and boys!
Congratulations also to the DMSC boys who play in the Dimboola Men’s Hockey team. They too had success on the weekend, however they will need to win again next week to secure a place in the Grand Final.
Good Luck to all of our students and parents who have important games coming up in their respective sports.
On Saturday, the Dimboola Under 17 girls made their through to the Wimmera League netball Grand Final – to be played in a fortnight. By all reports, the girls played a very solid match and were most deserving of their win. I am sure all of the town will get behind them when they take on their yet to be determined opposition for a chance to win the flag.
For students in Years 7 and 9, you will have now received you NAPLAN reports from ACARA. As a school, we were very pleased with the relative growth that our students have shown between Years 7 and 9. At DMSC, we continue to “value add” to our junior students, with most showing medium or high growth in all assessment areas of the NAPLAN. While there is always room for further improvement, our students have consistently shown excellent growth in both literacy and numeracy. If you have any questions about your child’s NAPLAN report, please contact Mrs Charlotte Pyers - our Curriculum Coordinator at the college.