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!

Information Evening & Open Day

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.

openDayTo meet our new Principal, hear from the Junior Sub School Team, and see our facilities please join us at our:

Information Evening

Thursday 14th April – 6.00pm to 7.30pm

To see our school in action please join us at our:

Open Day

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.

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.

SAFEMinds Parent information seminar

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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

Limited Numbers
Bookings Essential: rachel.birrell@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or phone 9433 3190