Dimboola Memorial Secondary College  DMSC

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
Maryam Yahiat and Tilli Menzel - 2023 School Captains

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.

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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 17th March 2023

This week, students in Years 7 and 9 undertook their NAPLAN tests in Writing, Reading, Conventions of Language and Numeracy. While these Australia-wide tests measure the capabilities of students at a point in time, they provide an indication of the learning levels that the students are currently sitting at. This information can then be used to tailor the learning needs of students and identify areas that may require additional support as a whole-school initiative. I was very impressed by the positive attitude that the students displayed towards these tests and wish to thank the coordinating staff - Ms Klinge, Mr Hobbs and Erich Vix, who ensured the smooth running of the test program. Any students who were absent from school during NAPLAN testing will have the opportunity to catch up on these missed tests next week.

Greater Western Region Swimming

On Tuesday we had fourteen swimmers from our school representing the Wimmera at the western region finals in Horsham. A full report of the day's efforts can be found later in the newsletter.

PLC Link School work

DMSC has been a link school for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in the south-west region of Victoria for a number of years. Together with Camperdown P-12 College and Koroit Primary School, our school will be presenting to all schools in this half of the state at a regional forum in Dunkeld. Mr O'Neill is the Leading Teacher in charge of PLC work at DMSC and has been working with the lead staff from these schools to ensure that we are at the forefront of latest developments on staff professional learning within schools.

Student Voice and Leadership group

Our 2023 Student Voice and Leadership group were presented with their badges at last week's General Assembly. These students volunteered to be part of two separate committees - the News Team and the Activities/Fundraising Team. These groups are run by the students to provide agency to the voices of all students in the school and give them ownership of things that engage them in their school experience. Congratulations to these students for their willingness to be part of the SVL team.

End of term reports

With just three weeks of the term remaining, staff are currently completing final assessment tasks and writing reports. Students should refer to their google classroom pages to check for any work they may need to complete. The homework page at the end of the newsletter provides parents with a summary of work requirements and due dates.

Sally Klinge

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.

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Click here for fire danger ratings on the CFA website.

Qkr! app for payments

DMSC uses the Qkr! app for payments for excursions, camps, uniform (hats, beanies, bags), parent payments, computers and food from the canteen. Parents can still make payments using BPAY, EFTPOS or direct debit.

You can:

  • Order and pay for your recess and lunch food (all items are on the app). You can also order days before their lunch order.
  • Pay and sign permission forms for camps and excursions - avoiding the need to sign a paper copy. All of the information about the event is on your phone to access at any time.
  • Purchase a school hat, beanie or bag.
  • Pay for your child's computer and Parent Payment.
  • If your child has their own bank card, they can join Qkr! themselves to pay for food at the canteen.
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post PO Box 40 | Dimboola | Victoria, 3414
phone 03 5389 1460
fax 03 5389 1981
email dimboola.memorial.sc@education.vic.gov.au

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