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Parents & Friends news

We had a fantastic finish to Term 2 with our PJ Day and have been working hard over the last few weeks to prepare for a very productive Term 3.

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Quiz Night announced

The 2019 Year 10 student leaders are running a number of fundraisers in preparation for their Year 10 gift to the conclusion of 2019. A new initiative that will be led by the Academic Captains is a Dominic College Quiz Night.

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Mental Health Week 2019 announced

Following the great success of the 2018 Mental Health Week, we have expanded further, with more workshops and guest speakers from all over Australia. From the moment we were elected captains, we knew we wanted to continue and build upon the compelling and powerful project that Mental Health Week is and the messages that it spreads.

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BRACE: Online Anxiety program

Many of us can get confused about the nature of anxiety and especially, when to really worry about it. Anxiety refers to feelings of worry, nervousness, or a sense of apprehension, typically about an upcoming event where the outcome is uncertain, or where a young person feels he or she might not be up to the task.

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Year 5 Taster Day

On Tuesday, Year 5 students from St Paul’s Catholic School, St Therese’s Catholic School, Holy Rosary Catholic School and St Brigid’s Catholic School joined our own Year 5 students in participating in our annual Year 5 Taster Day.

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Goal setting day coming up

By now you will have received our letter detailing the Year 3-10 Goal Setting Day we are having on the Monday 22 July 2019. If you have not received this letter, please let us know immediately. Our K-2 teachers will also work with Year 3-10 students, so K-2 students will not commence school in Term 3 until Tuesday 23 July 2019.

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Building better friendships

You may have heard your son or daughter coming home with phrases such as “we had a friendship fire,” or “it was mean on purpose.” These phrases are important terms/phrases from the URStrong friendship program which we have begun implementing in Years 1–6, with a focus on the language in Prep and Kinder.

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K-6 assembly 12 June 2019

​On Wednesday Kinder – Year 6 joined together for another wonderful assembly focusing on friendship.

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Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Education Program

​On Wednesday 26 June 2019, K-2 students will have the opportunity to experience Bravehearts’ Personal Safety Education Program; “The Ditto Show.” Bravehearts are proud of this program and believe that by providing children with the basic principles of personal safety, they are providing them with the tools to stay safe.

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Uniform Review update

The Uniform Review and Redesign Committee recently met to consider initial designs that have been developed for Dominic College’s new uniform by Elizabeth Delahoyde, Head of Design at Perm-A-Pleat. These designs have been based heavily on the consultation data as well as Ms Delahoyde’s experience of what will best meet our needs in our climate as a K-10 co-educational school.

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