Teaching & Learning

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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VET at Dominic College

Dominic College is a member of the consortium of Catholic Colleges that offer a VET in schools program as part of our elective offerings. Students can undertake 3-4 units in the following courses:

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Morning provocations in Kinder

By now you will have noticed that each morning your child’s class has a number of ‘activities’ set up to be explored after they have put away their bags and signed in.

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RoboCup success

Over Term 2 and 3 students in Robotics Club have been preparing to compete in Robocup Junior competitions.

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Science Week Fair at Dominic College

Last Wednesday we celebrated Science Week by holding our second Science Fair. It was rewarding to see so many students engaged in their experiments and having a great time. One group of students who shone academically were the Year 9 and 10 students.

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Launch into Learning news

Our numbers at Launch into Learning (LIL) are growing every week with many new families taking up the offer of our free program for birth to four year olds.

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Academic Pathway evening

On Tuesday 20 August over 400 parents and students from Year 7, 8 and 9 descended upon the Savio Centre for our annual Academic Pathway Evening.

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Senior Concert Band Tour to Brisbane

On Thursday 15 August, 35 excited band members from Years 6 -10 left the College by bus, bound for the Hobart Airport. After several weeks of rehearsals everyone was well-prepared for a jam-packed stay in Brisbane. Needless to say, the weather was a contrast to what they left in Hobart.

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