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


Kindergarten Mud Day

It is eight degrees and children at Dominic College Kindergartens are stomping in puddles, making mud soup and running through the afternoon sun. They are rugged up in old clothes, rain jackets, gumboots and matching waterproof puddle suits.

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Holiday Reading is Important

Research has found that when children read extensively they become better writers. It also helps them become more aware of some of the issues, ideas and facts about the world around them.

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Year 5 Taster Day

On Tuesday, Year 5 students from St Paul’s Catholic School, St Therese’s Catholic School, Holy Rosary Catholic School and St Brigid’s Catholic School joined our own Year 5 students in participating in our annual Year 5 Taster Day.

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Year 6 Say It Loud 25 June

On 25 June, parents and loved ones were treated to performances from our Year 6 classes. This was a celebration of the students’ hard work and creativity in the Drama unit – ‘Say it Loud’.

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Sculpture workshop

During their specialist Art classes on Friday 14 June, Year 3 students were treated to a sculpture design workshop with Matt Calvert. Matt is a sculptor of considerable renown with major works in public spaces throughout the country and four pieces in situ at our own MONA.

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Goal setting day coming up

By now you will have received our letter detailing the Year 3-10 Goal Setting Day we are having on the Monday 22 July 2019. If you have not received this letter, please let us know immediately. Our K-2 teachers will also work with Year 3-10 students, so K-2 students will not commence school in Term 3 until Tuesday 23 July 2019.

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Building better friendships

You may have heard your son or daughter coming home with phrases such as “we had a friendship fire,” or “it was mean on purpose.” These phrases are important terms/phrases from the URStrong friendship program which we have begun implementing in Years 1–6, with a focus on the language in Prep and Kinder.

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Junior taiko begins

Dominic College Year 4 students have been offered yet another fun way to spend their lunch break: playing taiko drums! Earlier in the year, all interested Year 4 students came to the LOTE Room to try their hand at taiko drumming. They were then invited to commit one lunch time per week to joining the newly formed Junior Taiko branch of ‘Dominiku Daiko’.

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Year 6 Say It Loud

​Say it Loud is an ongoing playbuilding project which all students in Year 6 have been developing in their Drama classes. The project culminates in a performance of their original work. This performance will be presented next Tuesday June 25. Each class has a difference performance time scheduled. All performances will be in the Oratory Space.

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K-6 assembly 12 June 2019

​On Wednesday Kinder – Year 6 joined together for another wonderful assembly focusing on friendship.

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