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


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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Observation of Easter Rituals

This week, as a community, we have been focused on preparations for one of the most important seasons in the Christian calendar. Our Chapel has seen many visits by classes in spiritual readiness for Easter. Yesterday our K-6 students entered our annual Stations of the Cross. These were led by our Year 5 and 6 students in beautiful weather.

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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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Student Rock Band

We started rehearsing together at the start of term. Mr Schmalfuss helps us all with choosing the music, getting our stuff together and focusing on putting our own original spin on the pieces.

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Tasmanian Everest climber speaks to Year 10

As part of Year 10 EMPOWER guest speakers program, John Zeckendorf, the first Tasmanian to summit Mt Everest, shared his story with Year 10 this week. Even more importantly, John demonstrated how he broke down the challenge of climbing Everest into smaller achievable goals.

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Pop up tutor's concert

​There is always a great deal of music being made at the College and in the past few days it has been spilling out from Fra Angelico. In the Oratory Space last Friday, our wonderful Music Tutors and their associates, aided and abetted by Music teachers and Creative Arts staff, put together a Pop-up Concert for Dominic staff.

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ANZAC Day 2019

This year ANZAC Day falls during the upcoming Term 1 school holidays on Thursday 25 April. It has become a tradition at Dominic College that all students are asked to represent the College at ceremonies at Glenorchy, Hobart, Lenah Valley, Pontville or New Norfolk. This is a day of national ritual and commemoration of sacrifice undertaken for our nation. It is a day during which large number of students, looking wonderful in their formal uniforms, participate in ANZAC Day marches and ceremonies.

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Term 1 Expectations reports

​Term 1 Expectations Reports will be emailed to all parents/guardians and students next Thursday 11 April. After a review of these reports in 2018, we have moved to a model where we will be reporting on eight (8) core learning expectations rather than 16.

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