27 March, 2020

Dear Families,

Today the Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein announced that families who are not essential workers can keep their children at home commencing this Monday 30 March.

The ABC News has reported “Schools will remain open, but where possible from Monday parents should keep their children home from school.”

Next week we will continue to upskill our students who are on site in using e-Learning devices and tools for the likely possibility of school closure commencing in Term 2. Classes will continue next week for students of essential workers and those who are not able to be supported or supervised in their learning at home.

Families will receive a further detailed communication regarding when and how devices can be collected for students in Kinder to Year 4. Parents who are keeping their children at home should refrain from entering the school site until communication is received on how and when to collect devices.

As far as we understand, the school holiday period for Dominic students and families will continue to commence on Monday 6 April. Remote learning, if needed to commence, would commence on Monday 27 April.

In light of the Premier’s statement, any Dominic family who keeps their child home is asked to use the normal process of attendance and an absence will be recorded as resolved.

Students who are being kept at home next week, are encouraged to engage with SEQTA in Years 5-10. Other students in Kinder to Year 4 are encouraged to continue daily reading, practice their spelling words, undertake creative story writing, use reading eggs and access Mathletics.

Please take good care, best wishes and prayers for your family.

Beth Gilligan


Dominic College