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.
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.
Save the date - Our Centenary
We will celebrate our school's centenary at an event on Saturday 25th May 2024.
A planning committee has been formed and initial plans are for an afternoon of school tours, displays and refreshments, followed by a formal function in the Assembly Hall. Please keep this date free on your calendars and pass the word around to those you may know who would be interested. An online booking system for this event will be created later in the year.
From our Principal - Friday 9th June 2023
It is hard to believe that the school year has reached the half-way mark. Students in Years 9 to 12 completed their mid-year exams yesterday and I have been extremely proud of the dedicated approach that all students have taken towards these assessments. Year 8 students sat two short exams for each of their electives yesterday afternoon and reported that this was not a difficult experience. Photos of students sitting the exams in the Assembly Hall and HEX can be found later in the newsletter.
I would also like to acknowledge the support of parents and carers in this exam process. Students have arrived at school on time and prepared for their exams, which has been pleasing. Thanks must also go to the teaching staff for their dedicated work in preparing the exams and marking them, so that reports can be written and distributed to all students in the final week of this term.
Semester Two begins
Next Tuesday marks the start of a new timetable with a new set of elective subjects for students in Years 8 and 9. All students have been provided with a hard copy of their timetables and these can also be found on the year level Google Classroom pages. Thank you to Mr Hobbs for the work that has gone into organising both the exam timetable and the new Semester Two timetable.
This week I had the opportunity to attend the annual State Principals' Conference in Melbourne. Although this was a one-day event this year, the keynote and guest speakers provided excellent insights into changes in the education landscape and what the future in schools might look like, from both the student and staff perspective. Staff professional learning sessions in Semester Two will include a look at the impact of rapid changes in technology on student work and its authenticity.
Term 3 Administration Staff
I am pleased to announce that Mrs Abbey Greig has been appointed to the fixed-term administration position while our Business Manager Kaye Webb takes Long Service Leave during Term 3. Abbey will be in the front office on Mondays and Fridays next term, and Alicia Albrecht will continue in her administration role from Tuesday to Thursday. Abbey will commence work next Friday to learn the ropes and will continue her work as a tutor in junior Maths and English classes.
With today being a pupil-free Curriculum Day and Monday a public holiday, this has provided a well-earned break for everyone. I hope that you are all able to enjoy this free time with special people in your lives.
Parent Payment Information
- Parent Payment Information - Years 7, 8, 9
- Parent Payment Information - Year 10
- Parent Payment Information - Years 11 & 12
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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DIMBOOLA MEMORIAL SECONDARY COLLEGE
post PO Box 40 | Dimboola | Victoria, 3414
phone 03 5389 1460
fax 03 5389 1981
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