Students in Years 8 to 11 will be soon making their subject selections for the 2017 School Year. Course Handbooks are available on the Curriculum site now. It is important that students and parents are well-informed about subject offerings in order to make the best choices for their future studies.
Diamond Valley College offers a High Achiever Program designed to challenge and enrich our young people’s educational opportunities.
For the Application & Information Pack, download the following documents:
An Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 19 April 2016 at 7:30 pm. Please RSVP to the General Office by Friday 15 April.
Please complete the documentation and payment by Friday 29 April 2016.
Formal testing will be conducted on Saturday 21 May 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.
For more information please phone 9438 1411 or email:
Allison Bennett – College Principal
Stephen Chapman – Assistant Principal
Friday the 18th of March is Australia anti bullying day. To participate students are asked to wear full school uniform with an accessory of the colour orange; for example a ribbon to be tied around their hair or wrist, orange socks etc. There will be a bbq on the day. $2 for a sausage or a vegie burger with drinks being sold from the canteen. Students are encouraged to participate in a lunch time activity which will include printing hands on a huge sheet which will later be hung around the school.
On February 25, the school headed to Aquarena for the annual swimming carnival. Fine weather greeted us as the competition began. Students participated in swimming races, volleyball, diving, waterslides and the fashion parade.
- Green: 675 points
- Red: 409 points
- Yellow: 329 points
- Blue: 294 points
The day concluded with the staff vs. students relay which was decisively won by the staff team!
Diamond Valley College invites you to explore the many opportunities we have to offer your child to support and challenge them throughout their secondary schooling.
Thursday 14th April – 6.00pm to 7.30pm
To see our school in action please join us at our:
Friday 15th April – Tours depart at 9.15am & 11.15am
Bookings can be made on 9438 1411
Can’t make it? – call Allison Bennett to make an alternative tour time.
On the last day of formal classes for the year, our Year 7 and Year 8 students participated in the biggest computing event in history, Hour of Code, joining over 100 million other students around the world. The activities were based on many themes, including Star Wars, Minecraft and Frozen. The philosophy of the event is that all students should be exposed to concepts of Computer Science, as these technologies are important in the world around them.
This idea aligns with the incorporation of a new Digital Technologies subject into the new Victorian Curriculum to be taught in all Victorian schools beginning in 2017. Diamond Valley College is already teaching aspects of this course, and will be expanding it further in 2016.
This coming Friday, September 4th 2015 is a Curriculum Day, where staff will be working on various Professional Development tasks.
Students are not required at school.
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Nillumbik Council is hosting a FREE Parent seminar for local parents of 8-15 year olds. This session will assist parents to support their children through this crucial stage of development and stay connected.
Guest speaker Barb Collard, a Mental Health Promotion Officer from Austin Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service will speak to parents about:
- Recognising worries and anxiety in 8-15 year olds
- Support for young people and their parents
- Inform about the SAFEMinds at Home program
- Provide strategies to support positive mental health in young people
- Local agency’s panel discussion
When: Monday 7 September
Time: 7.30pm SHARP until 9pm
Where: Nillumbik Shire Offices – Civic Drive, Greensborough
Bookings Essential: email@example.com or phone 9433 3190
The College production for 2015 of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ will be presented on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd August at 7:30 pm.
Tickets available online from Trybooking (http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=150330) from July 30.