Teaching & Learning

VET Hospitality dinner success

​This week our new VET Hospitality Class took the opportunity to extend student gratitude to the most significant volunteer group in the College - our wonderful P&F Committee.

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Shizuoka Blog from Mr Mike

This week has continued to be a learning experience for me at Shizuoka Salesio. Lunchtimes have been occupied assisting Miss Miho Arai in staging a short playlet, written by Mr Akira Taniguchi which will be performed as part of St Mary’s Festival, being presented this coming Saturday at the school.

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Year 6 Reader's Cup challenge

Each year southern Tasmanian schools join together to battle for the coveted Readers’ Cup. This year Dominic College Year 6 students have decided to take the challenge to a new level.

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Shizuoka Salesio College relationship

At the 7-10 Assembly this week, Harry Breslin (Year 9), Mrs Susie Allan and I had the pleasure of sharing some of our experiences from our recent Japan Study Tour. You can read a more detailed summary of the trip later in this newsletter. Whilst on the study tour, we had the opportunity to visit Shizuoka Salesio College, our new sister school. Last year, Ms Gilligan went to visit a number of schools across Japan and has successfully established a relationship with Salesio College.

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Japan's Children's Day

​On Sunday 5 May, students from Years 2-10 participated in the inaugural Japan’s Children’s Day Celebration at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Our wonderful students showcased their love for Japanese language and culture in a number of ways.

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Jaoan Study Tour 2019

​On Saturday 6 April, 10 very excited Year 9 and 10 students, Aran sensei and Mr Casni met at Hobart Airport at 4.30am to venture off to Japan for the 2019 Japanese Study Tour. There was a great deal of excitement in anticipation of the jam-packed itinerary to visit one of the most beautiful countries in the world and to learn more about their culture and lifestyle.

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Welcome back to our Japan travellers

Departure date was 6 April. 12 people left and 12 people came back! At 4:30am we said our goodbyes and left. Heading towards a future of uncertainty. A trip full of surprises. Arriving in Japan at 7:30pm. The air was full of curiosity and excitement. The first priority was food. While us girls tried to get in the spirit of Japan all the boys went to McDonald’s. We caught a bus to Kyoto tower hotel where we would spend the next 3 nights.

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Parent & Teacher Interview bookings

During the final week of Term 1, Expectations Reports for Term 1 were emailed to parents. Following an extensive review, the staff and leadership of the College have worked to develop a report that provides quality feedback about how students are applying themselves in their learning across all subject areas.

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Da Vinci Decathlon

​The Da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. The Decathlon competition places a particular emphasis on higher order thinking skills, problem solving and creativity.

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Japan Study Tour Update

​We commenced our journey last Saturday landing in Osaka and heading straight to Kyoto. We had the opportunity to explore a number of temples and castles throughout Kyoto, Osaka and Nara before making our way to Hiroshima.

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