Will Thomson and Katie Griffiths
2024 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.
School Centenary in 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 and to register.
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 16th February 2024
New Library furniture has arrived!
Yesterday, we were excited to receive the new bookshelves, tables, chairs, study corrals and soft furnishings for our revamped Library. Feedback from students and staff has been extremely positive and we now have the task of ensuring that only recent novels are back on the shelves. Students voted on the type of furnishings that were purchased and such is the popularity of the new study “booth”, we will look at purchasing another set of the same furniture. Thank you to the students and staff who willingly stepped in to unpack the furniture and set the room up.
School Council news
Our School Council is seeking two new parent representatives following the departure of Lynley Robinson and Kylie Barry, whose children are no longer at school. Council meets on the third Monday of most months and the valued input of school council members plays an important role in the governance of the school. Nomination forms are available through the front office upon request. Please speak with one of the existing council members listed on the front of the newsletter or ring to discuss the role with me.
Nominations open on Monday 19th February and close at 3.30pm on Monday 26th February.
As a school on the Bushfire At Risk Register (BARR), DMSC is required to close on days with a Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating. This occurred for the first time on a school day on Tuesday. I thank all parents and community members for making this situation one that people responded to in a positive manner. Please refer to the information sheet that has been included in all newsletters since December last year regarding bushfire preparedness.
Swimming Sports next Tuesday
Due to the school closure this week, our annual House Swimming Sports have been rescheduled for next Tuesday 20th February. Favourable weather conditions have been forecast and we look forward to seeing as many parents and supporters as possible to cheer on the swimmers and perhaps participate in some of the events!
Parent Payment Information
Use the link below to access DMSC's online Campion page. Use the code QYCV (found on the front of the booklist) to set up your child's account.
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.