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


Uniform Review Update

Last week, the College Uniform Review and Re-Design Committee met for the third time with the focus on reviewing perspectives provided from the parent and staff focus groups based on the stakeholder survey feedback. These were held at the end of Term 1. Our student leaders held focus groups with the K-6 and 7-10 SRCs this week.

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Election information from CET

​The Federal Elections will take place this Saturday 18 May. Here are links to some frequently asked questions relating to funding in Education and information about how Catholic schools are funded in Tasmania. ​

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Japan's Children's Day

​On Sunday 5 May, students from Years 2-10 participated in the inaugural Japan’s Children’s Day Celebration at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Our wonderful students showcased their love for Japanese language and culture in a number of ways.

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OzBosco 2019

On 3 May, seven students from the Salesian Youth at Dominic College (SYDC) travelled to Safety Beach to attend OzBosco. OzBosco is an annual camp in which Salesian schools nationwide gather together and celebrate being a part of the Salesian community.

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Jaoan Study Tour 2019

​On Saturday 6 April, 10 very excited Year 9 and 10 students, Aran sensei and Mr Casni met at Hobart Airport at 4.30am to venture off to Japan for the 2019 Japanese Study Tour. There was a great deal of excitement in anticipation of the jam-packed itinerary to visit one of the most beautiful countries in the world and to learn more about their culture and lifestyle.

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Feast Day 1 May

On Wednesday 1 May, we celebrated the lives and great contributions of our patron saints Don Bosco and Dominic Savio. We entered this celebration knowing that we are part of a community that is based on love, friendship and unity in Jesus Christ.

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Students help prepare for Provincial Chapter

Later this month Salesians will gather in Melbourne for a Provincial Chapter. Provincial Chapters are opportunities to review and plan for the immediate future. Br Barry and myself will represent the Salesians living and working in Glenorchy at this meeting.

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ANZAC services

One of our school expectations is ‘we are respectful.’ Over the holidays we commemorated ANZAC day as an opportunity for us to show our respect for those who fought under our flag.

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Tankyuu Project

During Term 2, the Humanities Department will launch the Tankyuu Project: A cultural exchange program between our Year 8 students and students at our new sister school, Shizuoka Salesio near Tokyo in Japan.

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Year 2 win Bunnings Poster competition

Year 2A decided to enter an Easter Canvas competition at Bunnings, Glenorchy last term. Bunnings Warehouse hosted an Easter Community Art Show for local schools and invited our class to take part.

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