Dimboola Memorial Secondary College  DMSC

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
Will Thomson and Katie Griffiths - 2024 School Captains

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 VCE and VM/VET 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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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 17th May 2024

We are now almost halfway through Term 2.

Students and staff are finalising work requirements for the first five weeks of term, and Semester 1 exams are only two weeks away. It is important to remember the need for students to attend school on a regular basis, if they wish to achieve the best outcomes. Research by the University of Melbourne has found that regular attendance is classed as attending school 95% of the time. Anything less than this is deemed to have a negative impact on a child’s education. Attending school less than 90% of the time is considered to be Chronic Absenteeism.

When a child is unwell, they are not expected to attend school and we thank parents and carers for keeping their child at home in this situation.

I encourage parents and carers to reflect on their child’s attendance and to contact the school, if they need support with getting their child to school.

School Savings Bonus

You may have seen the recent announcement of the School Saving Bonus, as part of the Victorian Budget 2024/25. We are sharing more information about how families will be able to access and use this support. This one-off support will include $400 for each eligible student to help families cover the costs of school uniforms and activities in 2025. It will be available to parents and carers of every child enrolled in a Victorian government school in 2025. Cash will not be paid directly to individuals or families. Instead, families will receive the bonus as credits on their school accounts that will help meet the costs of your children’s activities and uniforms.

Existing supports

The School Saving Bonus support will be in addition to existing and continuing means-tested supports for camps, sports, excursions and uniforms.

The application-based Affordable School Uniform program, through State Schools’ Relief, will continue to be available to families experiencing financial hardship or other forms of vulnerability and short-term crisis. This program allows schools to make multiple applications for support on parents' behalf throughout the year if needed.

There will be more information and guidance about the School Saving Bonus in Term 3, 2024, ahead of its implementation in 2025.

Little Desert Cross Country

Congratulations to the students who participated in the inter-school cross country event on Monday. Thirteen students have progressed to the next level of competition in Warrnambool as a result of their success on the day. This includes a clean sweep of the first three placegetters in the 13 years and under girls’ section and ribbon placings in several other age groups. Thanks to Ms Marra for her organisation of this day.

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.

DMSC Virtual Tour

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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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