Save a person’s sight

image1During the week of 21st – 25th November the Interact Club is running a fundraiser over the next few weeks to help people with avoidable blindness. We are fundraising for the Fred Hollows Foundation who aim to prevent avoidable blindness by providing surgery for those who are unable to afford it.
We will be running a raffle, with an aim for each homegroup to raise $25, which will pay for one person’s eye surgery. For every $1 you bring in to you will get one raffle ticket and for every $2 you will get three and later in the term we will draw the raffle. The homegroup that raises the most money will also get a pizza lunch after the fundraiser is finished.
If you would like to know more, help us out or join the club come along to our meetings at lunchtimes on Tuesdays in A1.

Curriculum Day

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Dear Parent / Guardians

Please note that Monday 12 December 2016 will be a curriculum day for Diamond Valley College.

Students are not required to attend on this day and the College Bus Network will not run.

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DVC presents ‘The Winslow Boy’

This week, Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October, 7.30pm

TICKETS available at TRY BOOKING at https://www.trybooking.com/MXXS or at the door.

Adult $15, Student/Pensioner $5, Family (2 adults & 2 children) $25

‘The Winslow Boy’ by Terence Rattigan.

Based around a true story the ‘Winslow Boy’ is about young Osborne Naval Cadet Ronnie Winslow who is charged with the theft of a five-shilling postal order. A charge that he was entirely innocent of, but almost all the evidence was against him. What begins as a small incident ultimately grows into a ‘national cause’ which shakes the foundations of the English government. The boy’s father contests the decision of the college and challenge its right, as a government run institution to damage the reputation of a boy without sufficient legal safeguards. What begins as a private matter builds into a challenge to the force of bureaucracy, and as the play unfolds we see citizens challenge the government to keep alive the issue of the basic rights of the individual.

Subject Selection for 2017 now open

Students in Years 8 to 11 are now able to make 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.

Once you have read the handbook, you may go to the Subject Selection site to complete your choices.

High Achievers Program 2017

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
bennett.allison.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

Stephen Chapman – Assistant Principal
chapman.stephen.s@edumail.vic.gov.au

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

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.nda-2016-logo-2

Swimming Carnival

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.

Final results:

  • 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!

Hour of Code 2015

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starWarsOn 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.