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


PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE - 24 MAY 2020

Greetings to all of you as we prepare for our K-10 students to return to the College. Firstly I want to extend my gratitude to all families for your outstanding support during this difficult time when we had the majority of our students (85- 90%) remaining at home in the last seven – eight weeks. I am also grateful to those families of essential workers who worked constantly in collaboration with us to ensure that their children, being supervised at school, were focused and motivated.

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2020 Term 1 Year 7-10 Expectation Awards Presentation

Diamond Awards are presented to students who receive full marks in all of Dominic College’s expectations – Attitude, Engagement in Learning, Organisation and Independent Learning. Students can see which award they received on SEQTA Engage. Here is the full presentation

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Remote Learning in Japanese Lessons

Japanese learning has been powering ahead for students from K-10 so far this term. In our attempt to try to overcome some of the hurdles of remote teaching and learning, Aran sensei and Kumashiro sensei have been trying to make the most of the new opportunities that have been presented through the accessibility of online tools.

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Mamma Margaret's Kitchen - Cooking at Home

Remote Learning has been a well embraced challenge by students throughout the Food Technology courses. The Food Technology teachers have been creating cooking videos and pantry challenges. Year 7s are currently working on their 'design a salad' task where they research flavor combinations and dressings to see what works well together. Miss Gysen is looking forward to seeing a variety of salads appearing in the Microsoft Teams Home cooking chat.

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DOSA Football Club wine offer

​Dominic College, the Dominic Old Scholars Association and the DOSA Football Club have a great partnership and support each other in their endeavours. With the Old Scholar Football Association roster unable to commence so far this year, DOSA Football have not only been unable to get started with their football season but finances are more difficult without the weekend games.

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COVID-19 PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE - 10 APRIL 2020

When we re-commence school on Monday 27 April we will commence Term 2 with confidence, and commitment. We are anticipating that most families will be able to keep their children home and we will have a percentage of those families of essential workers and those unable to provide supervision, who need ready support for their children from the College so they can go to work.

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Kindergarten to Year 6 Assembly Awards

Even though we are currently not able to have assemblies, we still want to recognize some of our wonderful students. So each fortnight in Term 2 we will still be awarding certificates, but in a different way. We will create a video congratulating those students who have received an award.

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COVID-19 PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE - FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020

Today the Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein announced that families who are not essential workers can keep their children at home commencing this Monday 30 March. Please read an urgent update to all Dominic College families from Principal, Ms Beth Gilligan.

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Dominic Old Scholars Association update

​All physical activities of the Dominic Old Scholars Association have been cancelled or suspended by the DOSA Committee, as the community would expect.

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COVID19 - PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE 22 MARCH 2020

My gratitude to all families for your positive support of our College during this unprecedented phenomenon of the spread of the Coronavirus and its impact on communities. The landscape of this enormous situation, however, is rapidly changed by the day and by the hour.​

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