Maryam Yahiat and Tilli Menzel
2023 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.
College Centenary - 2024
We will celebrate our school's centenary at an event on Saturday 25th May 2024. Please visit www.dmsc.vic.edu.au/centenary for more information.
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the Wimmera Mallee area: the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagalk peoples, and pay our respects to elders past, present and future.
From our Principal - Friday 15th September 2023
Staff and students have been busy removing all of the furniture and books from the Library in readiness for Stage 1 of the Library refurbishment. Painting will commence on Monday and plans have been drawn up for where new bookshelves, tables, chairs and soft reading chairs will be located. These plans will be presented to staff and students next term and their vote will decide what furnishings are located where as part of Stage 2. The next stage will be for new carpet to be laid during the summer school holidays and hopefully new lighting installed. Students are already excited about the “new-look” that the Library will have in the near future.
Student reports for Term 3 were available on XUNO from last Friday and these formed the basis for discussions during the face-to-face and phone meetings that were held between parents and teachers on Wednesday afternoon. These conferences form an important communication regarding the progress that students have made during Term 3 and provide strategies to help students remain engaged with their learning. If you missed the opportunity to catch up with your child's teacher, please contact them at the start of next term.
VCE October tests and holiday revision
Our VCE students currently studying a Unit 3 and 4 subject, will be using the holidays to prepare for their October tests on the first three days of next term. They also have holiday revision lectures and sessions to attend on site. Thank you to the staff who have willingly given their time to ensure that these important sessions can occur. Final year VM, VPC and VCAL students have three weeks to complete their outcomes and they too will have exams at the end of this time.
Sports colours day and PE week
This week we celebrated PE with different activities each lunchtime and students and staff wearing their favourite sporting team's colours today. Thank you to the Student Voice and Leadership – SVL group for organising this activity and to the PE staff for their efforts with the activities.
Former DMSC student in the news
Congratulations to Jessie Holmes who has been appointed as the new CEO of the Hindmarsh Shire. Jessie graduated from DMSC with the class of 2004 and we wish her well in this new role.
On behalf of all the DMSC staff, I wish everyone a happy and enjoyable holiday break. Let's hope that we have the opportunity to enjoy some more of the beautiful sunshine that we have had this week!
Bushfire At Risk Register
Our school is on the Bushfire At Risk Register (BARR).
Schools on the BARR must close on a determined Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating 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.