ph: (03) 5987 2805

110 Harrisons Rd Dromana VIC 3936

SCHOOL LAPTOP PROGRAM

At Dromana College we offer a successful 1:1 Laptop program for our Students. All students throughout the school will need to have a computer as a tool for learning. Our aim is to make this as easy as possible for existing families as well as new families entering the school. 

This program offers the opportunity for parents to choose BYOD (Bring your Own Device from Home) or to order through our Laptop Purchase Portal organised by Technology Company EduNET. 

 

SCHOOL OFFERED

Currently, our preferred device is: 

  • Lenovo Yoga 11e (Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD). Please CLICK HERE for the specification sheet for this device. 

The Lenovo Yoga 11e has been our staple student device for the last 3 years. It has a touch screen and is sufficient for all areas of student learning across our College. 

 

BYOD

Parents may decide to purchase a computer through an outside supplier or bring a device they may already own. If this is the case, families must note the following:

  • 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. 

 

WARRANTY AND INSURANCE

To ensure successful use of Technology in the College we have ensured that all Laptop purchases through our Portal are covered with 3 years of Warranty and Insurance. If purchased in Year 7, this will cover the device until the start of Year 10. A $50 excess is applied to any Insurance requests and this will cover accidental damage to the device. Warranty is also 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 I.T Support Team. 

 

HOW TO PURCHASE

To order a School Offered Laptop for 2019, This link is hosted by eduNET: http://dromanacollege.technologyportal.com.au.

The password you will need to enter is DC2019. 

As part of the purchasing process, we offer full purchase as well as payment plans to help with the financial obligations during the start of your student’s school journey at Dromana College. 

 

ACCESSORIES PORTAL

Dromana College offer the opportunity to purchase accessories for your device. Unfortunately, throughout the year, students may misplace their charger, bag or any other accessory that was ordered with your laptop. The School has signed up for 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 Support Team at the school.

http://accessories.edunet.com.au

UNIFORM SHOP TRADING HOURS

DROMANA COLLEGE

Uniform Shop School Holiday Trading Hours

The Uniform Shop will be open during school holidays on

Thursday 12 April 3:00pm – 6:00pm

We look forward to helping you with your Winter purchases...

 Dromana College Uniform Shop

Telephone: (03) 5984 7143

dromana@noone.com.au

 Normal trade will resume on Tuesday 17 April 8:30am – 12:00pm

Full uniform is also available at our Beaconsfield store

 Noone Imagewear

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

 

The Beaconsfield store will be closed Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday and will reopen on Tuesday 3 April at 9:00am

 

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OPEN NIGHT

2019 Open Night

Tuesday 30th April 2019 at 6:00pm in the Gymnasium

As the highest performing secondary school of academic excellence on the Mornington Peninsula, Dromana College continues to work tirelessly to develop and consolidate the many exemplary educational programs we have on offer. With outstanding facilities, a committed professional staff and a caring school community, students are challenged to explore their interests and use their talents to achieve their personal best.

Please come along to our Open Night and witness first hand all the wonderful programs at Dromana College.

Tours are available Tuesday mornings at 9:30am. Please phone 03 5987 2805 for bookings

Address:          110 Harrisons Road Dromana 3936 (entry via Old White Hill Road)

Phone:             03 5987 2805

Website:          www.dsc.vic.edu.au

Email:              Dromana.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au

2018 SCHOOL PHOTO ORDERS

Please click on the following link to order your 2018 student photos: Arthur Reed Photography

Please use the following School Code for your order:   1801DC557

School Photo Orders

YEAR 7 LANGUAGE SELECTION FORM

Year 7 Language Selection
 

All students attending Dromana College in Year 7 are required to study a language in accordance with Department of Education & Training guidelines.  At Dromana College, students can choose to study Japanese or Indonesian.

Our tuition in both languages focuses on learning to communicate in the Language, as well as developing intercultural understanding between Australia and our Asian neighbours.  While some students may have studied a language at Primary School, we begin the Year 7 program catering for students with no prior experience of the language. For some students this will be revision, and they can extend their knowledge using interactive computer software, such as Language Perfect. The Australian Government recognises the vital importance of equipping young Australians with the knowledge and skills to communicate and work with our regional neighbours, and as such Asian awareness must be a core element of our curriculum.

To select the language your child will study, you need to follow these steps:

NOTEBOOK & LEAP INFORMATION NIGHT

Wednesday 2 August 2017 in the Dromana College Basketball Stadium

6:15pm                  presentation for LEAP applicants

LEAP applications for 2018 opened on 17 July 2017. 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.

Enrolment into this class is only via on line application and testing of the students. Parents who are interested in this program can access the application via the Dromana College website at www.dsc.vic.edu. The LEAP transition teachers will be presenting at the Information Night on Wednesday 2 August 2017.

 

7:00pm                  presentation for recommended Notebook Device

At Dromana College, all students in the Junior School are expected to have a computer device at the commencement of Year 7 in 2018. Students benefit from a depth of experience that has developed within college with the use of a computer device. Students and all teaching staff at Dromana College use a personal notebook computer on a daily basis. In implementing the Notebook Program, the college believes that computers on their own do not enhance learning, but the use of computers in the classroom leads to positive changes in teaching methods that enhance student learning.  The college will be presenting more information on the recommended device at the Information Night on Wednesday 2 August 2017.

Bushfire At-Risk Register

Bushfire At-Risk Register - Schools

Dromana College Procedures for the Bushfire Season   

Fire danger ratings and warnings are used in Victoria to provide clear direction on the safest options for preserving life.                                               

Schools and children’s services listed on the DET Bushfire At-Risk Register (BARR) will be closed when a Code Red fire danger rating day is determined in their Bureau of Meteorology district.  

Dromana College has been identified as being one of those at high bushfire risk and is listed on the BARR.

Where possible, we will provide parents with up to four days’ notice of a potential Code Red day closure by letter, SMS message and also on our website at www.dsc.vic.edu.au A Code Red day will be determined by the Emergency Management Commissioner no later than 1:00pm on the day before the potential closure.  Once we are advised of the confirmation of the Code Red day we will provide you with advice before the end of the school day.

Once confirmed, the decision to close will not change, regardless of improvements in the weather forecast.  This is to avoid confusion and help your family plan alternative care arrangements for your child.  It is also important to note that:

  • No staff will be on site on days where the school is closed due to a forecast Code Red day.
  • School camps will be cancelled if a Code Red fire danger rating day is determined for the Bureau of Meteorology district in which the camp is located.
  • As a bus co-ordinating school all bus routes will be cancelled.
  • Depending on which Bureau of Meteorology district is impacted bus route cancellations may affect our school.

On these Code Red days families are encouraged to enact their Bushfire Survival Plan – on such days children should never be left at home or in the care of older children.  For those of us living in a bushfire prone area, the CFA advise that when Code Red days are forecast, the safest option is to leave the night before or early on the morning of the Code Red day.

As part of preparing our school for potential hazards such as fire, we have updated and completed our Emergency Management Plan,

What can parents do?

  • Make sure your family’s bushfire survival plan is up-to-date and includes alternative care arrangements in the event that our school is closed.
  • Ensure we have your current contact details, including your mobile phone numbers.  Keep in touch with us by reading our newsletters.
  • Most importantly at this time of year, if you’re planning a holiday or short stay in the bush or in a coastal area, you should check warnings in advance of travel and remain vigilant during your stay.
  • If your child is old enough, talk to them about bushfires and your family’s bushfire survival plan.
  • You can access more information about children’s services closures on the Department of Education and Training website – see http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/pages/closures.aspx

For up-to-date information on this year’s fire season, visit the CFA website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au or call the 24-hour Victorian Bushfires Information Line on 1800 240 667.

UNIFORM SHOP TRADING HOURS

 

DROMANA COLLEGE UNIFORM SHOP TRADING HOURS


Tuesday                              8:30am – 12:00noon
Thursday                             12:00noon - 3:30pm                                

Full uniform is also available at Noone Imagewear Beaconsfield store:-
Noone Imagewear
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

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YEAR 7 / 8 PROGRAM

The focus of our Year 7/8 program is on providing students with exposure to a breadth of subjects and learning areas. Dromana College has a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy, which is reflected across the curriculum; with all subjects undertaking extended timed writing tasks and having an explicit focus on developing students reading comprehension and problem solving skills.

We also recognise that the transition from Primary to Secondary school can be a daunting step and to support all of our students to transition smoothly we adopt a pastoral care approach. All Year 7/8 students have form assembly at the start of each day where they meet with their pastoral care teacher. This teacher is the first point of contact for parents and students and they will likely teach students for a core subject within the timetable. This means that Year 7/8 students are in the same class for all classes except their language elective, and will see one of their main subject teachers at the start of every day.

Dromana College also has a designated Year 7 area that for exclusive Year 7 use during recess and lunchtime. The majority of Year 7 classes will take place in the Year 7 area, with the exception of specialist subjects.

Dromana College operates on a two-week timetable, with form assemble and 4 x 72 minute sessions each day. The two-week cycle encompasses 40 sessions and is broken up as per the table below. Four Art and four Technology subjects are included within the program and students rotate through each of these four electives, completing a semester of each across Year 7 and 8.

 

Year 7 8 program2