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.
From our Principal - Friday 31st March 2023
Today we celebrated the unveiling of our three new flagpoles and flags near the entry to the Administration Building. Our two College Captains – Maryam Yahiat and Tilli Menzel, together with School Council student representative and Koorie student Ethan AngelHands, led the short ceremony to officially raise the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian flags together.
Students, staff, parents and visitors assembled around the new flagpoles prior to the start of the House Athletics sports to mark this special occasion. Thank you to our maintenance staff member Peter Hayes for his work in ensuring that the flag poles were erected correctly, and to Lachlan Dixon, who worked with Peter to get the job completed.
House Athletic Sports
Our house Athletic Sports were held today. Thanks to Ms Marra for her planning and organization of the event and to the staff and students who assisted with the setting up on the day. Thank you also to our valued parent helpers A full report containing all results and pictures will be published in next Thursday's newsletter.
Student reports are available today using the XUNO portal. These will form the basis for important discussions at Parent-Teacher meetings that are scheduled for next Wednesday. Please take the time to discuss these reports with your child and refer to the information later in the newsletter regarding how to book your time to meet or speak with your child's teacher.
ANZAC Day plans
The town's ANZAC Day services will once again take place at the front of the Memorial Building at DMSC, which houses the Honour Roll of those who have served in past wars. There will be both a 6am dawn service and an 8.30am service, which starts with students of all three Dimboola schools, local community groups and ex-servicemen and women marching from the front gates of the school to the front of the Memorial Building where wreaths are then laid. I encourage families and students of our school to plan ahead for this day, when we ask students to wear their school uniforms to join the march. We are asking students to assemble at the front gates at 8.20am on Tuesday 25th April, which will be the second day of Term 2 and a public holiday.
Our Term 1 school holidays begin next Thursday 6th April, with school finishing at 2.30pm.
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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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.
- 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.
Parent Payment Information
- Parent Payment Information - Years 7, 8, 9
- Parent Payment Information - Year 10
- Parent Payment Information - Years 11 & 12
DIMBOOLA MEMORIAL SECONDARY COLLEGE
post PO Box 40 | Dimboola | Victoria, 3414
phone 03 5389 1460
fax 03 5389 1981
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