News

Dominic College is a vibrant community of students, staff, families, old scholars and volunteers. We produce a weekly newsletter during term, usually available on a Friday afternoon, featuring a variety of reports and stories from staff and student leaders in areas of administration, teaching and learning, pastoral care and mission.

You'll find a selection of stories here, too, plus additional new items in between newsletters. Your contribution and news is always welcome - please email newsletter@dominic.tas.edu.au


Mental Health Week success

Last week 4-7 June, we had our first ever Mental Health Week. During the week we had many guest speakers who we were very lucky to manage to ask to speak to each year level. They were: The Little Help Project, Mitch McPherson and the Speak Up Stay Chatty Team and Olympic Champion Boxer Luke Jackson.

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Talking Heads 2018 flies

Talking Heads 2018 was performed over three nights in the Oratory Space this week, from 12-14 June. Families and staff were impressed by the honesty, maturity and vivaciousness of the performances in a captivating series of monologues.

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Year 10 and GYC course selections

Year 10 students are already thinking about their career options and which subjects they need to choose for a particular pathway. Dominic College conducts course counselling firstly through our Year 10 Empower classes. We continue to guide, support and build the confidence and resilience of our students to ensure they successfully complete their college education.

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Cross Country season!

​The past fortnight has seen the two interschool junior cross country events held at the Rokeby Police Academy. On 8 June the Catholic Primary School Cross Country was held with good numbers from Dominic College attending on the student-free day, which was great.

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Year 6 in the MMK program

The Mamma Margaret Kitchen Garden Program has become an integral part of the Year 6 Technology syllabus. Over the last three years the program has evolved to be significantly different to that of the other year groups. Overall the focus of the semester long course is for students to work independently to read recipes and individually practise the basic kitchen skills which form the basis of the MMK program.

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Year 5 Port Arthur excursion

​On Thursday 31 May, Year 5 visited Port Arthur as part of their history unit entitled "Convicts: Victims or Villains?"

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Mental Health Week 2018

Maggie Baker - our College Captain was driven to mirror the work done in our EMPOWER Program and help the students who were struggling with their Mental Health. Maggie created numerous options, proposals and ideas that she took to the Senate and through the College Leadership Team to find the right balance and speakers for each year level.

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Talking Heads 2018

​Senior Drama students are presenting monologues in class at the moment. A selection of pieces will be presented in TALKING HEADS next week. Here are some snippets some of the cast about their preparation.

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7-10 Mental Health Week initiative

Dominic College is proud to announce that we will be having a Year 7-10 Mental Health Week from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 June. We will focus on quite a few topics around Mental Health

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Congratulations to our teams

Cooperative learning is an explicit and intentional learning framework that is very strong at Dominic College. It is rare to enter a class here without seeing students engaged in cooperative learning, particularly in various configurations of teams.

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