110 Harrisons Road, Dromana 3936
Ph: 03 5987 2805
FAX: 03 5981 4345
03 5984 7177
|Movement between classes||10:14am||Bell|
|End of Classes||2:58pm||Bell|
Term dates for 2014 are as follows:
Term 1: 28 January - 4 April
Term 2: 22 April - 27 June
Term 3: 14 July - 19 September
Term 4: 6 October - 19 December
Term dates for 2015 are as follows:
Term 1: 28 January - 27 March
Term 2: 13 April - 26 June
Term 3: 13 July - 18 September
Term 4: 5 October - 18 December
Thursday 22 January 2015 Administration Office re-opens
Wednesday 28 January 2015 Teachers in all government schools resume duty
Thursday 29 January 2015 All students in Year 7 and Year 12 resume
Friday 30 January 2015 All students resume
Dromana College uses DayMap, a program that allows students and parents to access their daily program (using their individual logon) from home via the Internet or at the college. This includes a student’s individual timetable, any homework, projects and revision tasks set by their teachers in any of the subjects they do. Daily Bulletins, sport team selections, excursion and work requirement grades and due dates are also available for each student. As a communication tool, DayMap has proven to be invaluable to parents too.
All the teachers at the college have laptop computers and are involved in ongoing professional development to assist them in providing the students with a collaborative and technologically rich learning environment. The Notebook Program at Dromana College is engaging our students and helping prepare them for lifelong learning with the essential skills required in the rapidly changing technology based work places of the future.
Dromana College formally reports to students and parents on a semester basis. Interim reports, at the end of Terms 1 and 3 provide information on work habits and progress. End of semester reports are a detailed summary of the main achievements and areas for improvement for students along with work habits. The end of semester report contains written information and grades. Reports are given for performance in assessment tasks and VELS levels in all subject areas for Years 7 - 10.
There are opportunities for parent, student and teacher interviews following the distribution of interim reports. These are important occasions in the progress of students and in maintaining effective communication between the school and home. All parents and students are encouraged to attend.
Parents are also encouraged to meet with their child’s teacher outside of the scheduled Parent Teacher interviews to discuss individual learning goals and support for their child.
Parents can expect to receive notification in writing of camps, excursions, sport competition or any other event that will take students off the Dromana College campus, as well as some events which are conducted on site after hours.
The notification letter will be accompanied by an Indemnity Form. This is a critical form for the college; we have a legal obligation to send this form out for each activity. The form serves two purposes: firstly it gives parents/guardians the opportunity to update any medical information relevant to their child; and secondly it provides us with your consent to render medical attention as required in the case of illness or accident whilst your child is on the activity.
We ask that parents complete the form by the date indicated and have your child return the form accompanied with the payment to the Administration Office.
The Daily Bulletin and other daily notices are read to students during Form Meeting every morning. The Daily Bulletin contains notices that may affect the students’ daily programs. Students also have access to the Daily Bulletin on DayMap.
Arrangements have been made for the purchase of books through:Landmark School Supplies (Southern) 13 Hi Tech Place Seaford 3198 Phone: 1300 658 641
Parents are able to purchase the required books and stationery as indicated on the Landmark Booklist. Purchasing through the booklist order form is the best way to ensure that books can be purchased, even if publishers are causing delays.
Booklists are available online and also from the college.
Book orders will be pre-packed and available for collection at Dromana College in the Design Centre on a date to be advised.
To order books please follow the instructions given on the booklist order form. You can also order your books online at www.elandmark.com.au.
The Chaplaincy Committee also conducts a second hand book sale which will be held on a date to be advised.
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The College Canteen is operated by a private company. They provide a wide range of nutritious food at competitive prices. The canteen is open before school, recess and lunchtimes. Students may order lunch before 8:55am, before the end of recess or purchase food across the counter.
Please see our 2013 menu.