Teaching & Learning

Year 10 Marine Studies camp 2019

This week, 15 Year 10 Animal Husbandry students along with Mrs Jessica Palermo and I, spent four days at the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre on our Dominic College Marine Camp. Students learned about marine biology and obtained their boat licenses. The Centre is located right on the water on the D’Entrecastreaux Channel and is an interactive real life hands on learning centre for all ages from pre-Kinder to University level studies.

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Taiko Workshop magic

Twenty-four students of Japanese accepted the invitation to participate in a workshop with two professional taiko drummers visiting Tasmania from Japan Makoto Sekine and Morimitsu​ Not only did the students have the opportunity to experience playing an authentic Japanese instrument, but they also learned about taiko playing technique, discipline and manners.

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Guilford Young College students commended

Congratulations to the following Old Scholars who were recognised for their wonderful academic and community achievements at Guilford Young College in GYC’s Ceremony of Commendation last week:

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Balance for Better lecture at UTAS

​Being the week of International Women’s Day, last Thursday, I was very pleased to attend the UTAS #BalanceForBetter Lecture: “Why is gender equality so hard to achieve?” where former State Premier, Lara Giddings, was the guest speaker.

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Some tips for Maths success

​Mathematics may not be able to teach us how to solve all our problems but it definitely teaches us that every problem has a solution.

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Frank McDonald Memorial Prize open

​The Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize is now open for 2019 to all Year 9 students. Successful students will travel to France and Belgium in April/ May 2020.

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Vision and commitment

Our Vision at Dominic College is to establish and maintain a positive community of engaged learners striving for the achievement of excellence. This Vision is communicated across various publications - via our website, school diary and many handbooks. A school’s vision helps to set the direction for the students, staff, parents and wider community to clearly articulate what our core purpose is.

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Supporting young writers at home

Several times in the first two weeks of Kinder tuminana, I have been reminded of how much young children love to write — they’re always in search of a marker, paintbrush or crayon to ‘leave their mark’.

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Holidays dates and planning ahead

It has been communicated a number of times that Dominic College cannot support nor approve the taking of holidays during term time. This is a legal mandate in the 2016 Education Act and has been put in place to ensure that sound academic progress can take place with students being present at school in all classes.

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After school programs starting soon

Two after-school programs to commence 27 February Years 3-6 After-School Drama Workshop and Years 7-10 After-School Art!

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