Teaching & Learning

Library Lovers Day

On Valentine's Day this year, Dominic College celebrated it’s very first Library Lovers Day! This event is a fun way for students and teachers to engage with their library and explore the reasons why libraries play an important role within their communities as well as encouraging everyone to celebrate their love of libraries, reading and literature.

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Putting Boundaries in Place to Support Learning and Teaching at Dominic College

The phenomenal growth of technology and its role in education for 21st century teaching and learning, has been very extraordinary. Dominic College has a philosophy that technology has enabled learning ‘anywhere and anytime’. Our Year 5-10 Laptop program has embraced this context. However, the exponential explosion of technology is also very challenging.

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Asian Festival

What a wonderful week we have had in Kindergarten to Year 6, immersing ourselves in learning of various countries and people of Asia. Students made passports, and have been collecting stamps for their passports as they have participated in their learning journey.

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Tasmanian Japanese Speech Contest 2019

​On Tuesday 22 October, 29 wonderful students of Japanese participated in the annual Tasmanian Japanese Speech Contest with over 300 students from over 30 schools around the state.

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Living History - Year 5

This week's Year 5 historical re-enactment was a rich learning experience for everyone, not only for those living the life on the goldfields, but also for the other classes that took a step back in time.

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Farewell Shimomura sensei

​On Monday, students in Prep to Year 6 gathered in the Savio Centre to farewell Shizuoka Salesio teacher exchange participant, Akihiro Shimomura.

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Melody saves the day!

​With a special request from Ms Gilligan for the Year 9/10 Japanese elective students to collaborate with Shimomura sensei on a piece of artwork using the school motto in Japanese, we faced a challenge. Where to source a very large brush for very large calligraphy?

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Student trip blogs coming up

​In September each year Year 6 and Year 9 make their exciting immersion trips, Year 6 students travel to Canberra and Year 9 students to the Northern Territory. When they eventually graduate from Dominic College old scholars often recall these trips as some of the best times of their schooling.

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Tournament of Minds Year 4/5

Tournament of Minds is an inter-school problem-solving competition, which fosters creative thinking, cooperative learning and teamwork.The Dominic team known as the Dominic Brainy Bunch was made up of the following students from Years 4 and 5: Kyan Cubit, Abbie Doran, Zac Forey, Callum Kelly, Cameron Moase, Georgia McPherson and Laura O’Reilly.Students had five weeks to finalise its solution to a long-term challenge, which it presented last Saturday at Ogilvie High School. The team also completed a spontaneous challenge on the day.

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Prep Twilight Night

In our Term 3 Science unit, Weather in our World, Prep is exploring how daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life. Through guided investigations, the students are engaging in observing events, asking questions and describing changes about the weather and how it affects us.

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