SCHOOL TOURS IN 2020
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2020 PRINCIPALS SCHOLARSHIPS
Dromana College is committed to recognising and rewarding student excellence in all fields of endeavour. In 2020, the College is offering five (5) Academic and five (5) General Excellence scholarships to students commencing Year 7. These scholarships provide many opportunities for students to pursue excellence in their chosen fields. If the successful students maintain their excellent grades, the scholarship is automatically awarded for the second year.
The College is also offering five (5) Laptop Scholarships.
For more information and to download the application form please follow the links below:
Please note applications close 3:00pm on Wednesday 12th June 2019.
2019 SCHOOL REVIEW
2019 College Council Nominations
All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within centrally provided guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.
The College Council is a voluntary body comprising representatives from across the college community. The council meets on a monthly basis between February and December. Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school. Those parents who become active on a school council find their involvement satisfying in itself and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging.
The College Council provides advice to the Administration Team and facilitates consideration of a range of key strategic initiatives that support the mission statement of Dromana College – ‘To provide a caring, inclusive and sustainable community in which students develop the skills and personal qualities necessary to participate positively and confidently in a changing, global community while striving to achieve their personal best’.
A key platform of the College Council is the Strategic Plan. This document sets the foundation of the College Council and identifies the key areas of interest and attention on an annual basis. The document represents focused discussion on a range of issues of importance to our school that will ultimately create a better school environment for our students.
During recent years the College Council has addressed many strategic issues. These reports have been prepared and presented by members of council as well as the Principal and members of the Management Team. Some of the recent strategic issues that have been considered by council include school bus program, extensive sports program, Healthy Food Campaign, school security and student safety.
Parents or interested persons wishing to make representations to the College Council are invited to complete the election nomination forms. Nomination forms must be returned to the College by 4.00pm Thursday 28 February 2019. Any queries can be directed to Deanne Aubert at the College on 03 5987 2805 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms for Download:
SCHOOL LAPTOP PROGRAM
At Dromana College we offer a successful 1:1 Laptop program for our Students. All students throughout the school are required to have a computer as a tool for learning. Our aim is to make this possible for all families at Dromana College.
Parents may choose BYOD (Bring your Own Device from Home) or to order through our Laptop Purchase Portal organised by Technology Company EduNET.
Currently, our preferred device will be:
- Lenovo Yoga 11e 5th Generation (Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD).
The Lenovo Yoga 11e has been our staple student device for the last 4 years. It has a touch screen and is sufficient for all areas of student learning across our College.
For 2020 there will be:
- School Standard Bundle: This will include 3 years’ worth of Warranty, Bag and Eduskin.
- Custom Bundle: Families are able to choose their own options including insurance and additional accessories.
SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS
Dromana College is offering alternative options for the first time. We have two options for parents to choose from.
- Apple Macbook Air Retina (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD).
The Macbook Air Retina is an entry model into the Apple range and is a great alternative for students or families who would prefer a Mac Computer.
- Lenovo Thinkpad L390 (Core i5, 8GB, 256GB SSD with Tablet Mode)
The Thinkpad L390 is a model that has higher specifications to the Yoga 11e, for students who wish to use their devices for specialty programs in our curriculum.
Parents who purchase a computer through an outside supplier or bring their own device:
- Minimum Specifications (Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD running Windows 10 or Apple MacOS 10.13+)
- The College Technicians can fix Software related issues (Viruses, Problematic Software) with these devices.
- The College Technicians cannot fix any hardware related issues, they need to be logged with the manufacturer.
- Software is available through the School’s Technology Portal for installation onto these devices.
Please note: Windows 10 Home or Professional is our preferred Operating System. If purchasing from a retailer, please ask for Home or Professional Version. Windows 10 S-Mode does not meet school requirements.
WARRANTY AND INSURANCE BUNDLES
To ensure successful use of Technology in the College we have ensured that all Laptop purchases through our Portal are covered with 3 years’ worth of Warranty as standard. Parents may purchase 3 years of Insurance with any selection as well as part of the purchase process.
If purchased in Year 7, this will cover the device until the start of Year 10. A $75 excess is applied to any Insurance requests and this will cover accidental damage or theft. Warranty is applied if there is a fault with the computer, this is covered for free. All Warranty and Insurance cases are logged through the College’s Operations Team.
HOW TO PURCHASE
The EduNET Technology Portal is now open:
Access Code: DC2020
Purchasing accessories for your device is also available through Dromana College. Students misplace their charger, bag or any other accessory, the school has signed up for the EduNET Accessories Portal to be available for parents and students to order a replacement. It will be delivered to the school and a text message can be arranged once delivery has been complete. Alternatively, you can personally visit the I.T Operations Team at the school.
2021 LEAP Applications
LEAP at Dromana College
Fast track to high achievement
What is LEAP?
The Learning Extension and Acceleration Program [LEAP] is offered to a limited number of capable and committed students whose academic skills are above those of their peer group. LEAP students are presented with a challenging curriculum that allows them to investigate and explore topics in a classroom with like-minded students.
How does the program work?
LEAP is open to students who have enrolled at Dromana College and are entering Year 7 in 2021. The students remain in the same class for two years. In Year 9 the LEAP students are able to choose and specialise in the areas of their interest, whilst still enjoying the challenges of the curriculum. In the junior years, the students will experience acceleration in the curriculum that caters to their needs. The LEAP students are also offered all the extra curriculum activities that Dromana College offers. These students participate in sport, camps, clubs and a range of pastoral programs with their peers. This encourages our LEAP students to be involved in the broader social aspects of school and encourages a number of leadership opportunities.
How to apply for LEAP
LEAP is suitable for academically talented students who have a level of maturity and commitment. They need to be capable of learning independently and be able to work in group situations. It is expected that LEAP students and all Year 7 students will have a laptop.
Based on these results, students will be offered a place in LEAP for 2021. Places are limited and are based on academic merit.
Registrations will open by the end of Term 1.
All applicants must sit an exam at 9am on Saturday 8th August 2020 at the College.
More information will be sent to all applicants once they have registered their interest.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact:
- Brooke Mollenkopf
Head of Junior School
email@example.com or 03 5987 2805 during school hours
UNIFORM SHOP TRADING HOURS
Uniform Shop School Holiday Trading Hours
The Uniform Shop will be open during school holidays on
Thursday December 6 12.00pm – 3.30pm
Saturday December 8 9.00am – 1.00pm (pre booked fittings only)
Monday December 10 8.00am – 6.00pm
Tuesday December 11 8.30am – 6.00pm
Wednesday December 12 8.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday January 19 9.00am – 1.00pm
Friday January 25 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday January 29 9.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday January 30 8.30am – 12.00pm (1st day term I)
Tuesday 11th July 1.00pm - 4.00pm (Second Tuesday of Term Break)
We look forward to helping you!
Dromana College Uniform Shop
Telephone: (03) 5984 7143
Full uniform is also available at our Beaconsfield store
Shop 4, Beaconsfield Hub
52-62 Old Princes Highway
BEACONSFIELD VIC 3807
Phone: 9769 9093
Beaconsfield Trading Hours
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm