SCHOOL TOURS IN 2020
DHHS - CORONAVIRUS FACT SHEET
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.
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.
Registration link will appear at the end of Term 1.
All applicants will sit an exam on Saturday 8th August 9am
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 2020 Term 1 school holidays on
Tuesday 7th April 10am – 1pm.
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
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
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.
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.