Information is sent home in a variety of ways, in a student's diary, a parental mail-out, via a student's class or pastoral teacher, or from the office, or through the new Parent Paperwork program.
Please notify the Business Office if you are a Dominic parent/carer who has for some reason missed an important mail-out, and especially if your contact details (address, mobile, email) have changed.
Year level specific notices are often published via the Dominic College App. Download the App to your device to view these notices.
This year ANZAC Day falls during the upcoming Term 1 school holidays on Wednesday 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.
Information has been sent home to families via Parent Paperwork, which contains a digital form which will allow parents to let us know which venue students will attend on ANZAC Day.
Glenorchy – Parade and Wreath Laying
• Assemble outside Glenorchy RSL at 10:15am
• Main Parade 10:30am
• Service 11:00am
Hobart – Main Parade & Wreath Laying
• Assembly for the Hobart ANZAC Day parade starts at 10:30am in Macquarie Street, and the Parade commences at 11:00am at the Town Hall, and proceeds to the Cenotaph on the Queen’s Domain.
Lenah Valley – Parade and Wreath Laying
• Assemble at RSL car park at 8:30am to move across to Lenah Valley Primary School at 8:40am
• March starts at 8:50am with service to follow
New Norfolk – Parade, Wreath Laying, Flag Bearers & Helpers
• Assemble at the bottom of High Street between 10:15-10:30am
• Main Parade 10:45am
• Service 11:00am
Pontville/Brighton – Lay a wreath
• 11:00am Service
• Assemble at Pontville Memorial Park (Corner Brighton & Ford Roads)
• Games/Activities & Picnic/BBQ after the service
Please find attached the note that is going home today to all players.
Please find attached the soccer rules for U/6-U/11. In the U/12 roster full soccer rules apply.
Cameron Golding- K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Grass_Roots_Football_Rules_U6_U11_5ac5750fbbf80.pdf
Please note the important attachments:
1. The Player, Parent and Coach Code of Conduct. An important document that must be abided by for the whole NSJSA season. Please read it carefully and discuss this with your son/daughter.
2. The NSJSA ground directory for information on where all grounds are located. Toilets will be available at all ground whilst matches are being played, this is a NSJSA requirement.
Cameron Golding- K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Codes_of_Conduct_and_Sportsmanship_Note_5ac573253cb5b.docx
Prep - Year 6 Soccer Teams and other informationAttachment: SKMBT_C55418032114280_5ab1ced03c7c2.pdf
Please find attached the Dominic Year 5/6 Tennis information for 2018.
Cameron Golding- Director of HPE and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Note_1_2018_Tennis_5a824470455c3.docx
Please see the attached note for Flippa Ball that will be sent home in hard copy today to all players.
Cameron Golding- Director of HPE and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Note_1_Flippa_Ball_2018_5a7cfc652b1dc.docx
Please find attached the roster for the NSJSA soccer for this weekend. The balance of the roster (14 weeks) will be sent out at the start of next term. A reminder there is this match this weekend and then no more matches until the weekend of May 5.
Cameron Golding- K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: NSJSA_Week_2_Roster_14_April_Weekend_Final_5ace9e961a567.xlsx
The Dominic College Inter-House Athletics Carnival is to be held on Tuesday 10 April at the Domain Athletics Centre. This is a normal school day and an important part of your child’s school life. We encourage full participation and ask for your assistance in promoting this event as a positive way to participate in the life of the College. Students are required to wear full sports uniform to and from the Domain but are encouraged to wear HOUSE COLOURS at the carnival.More information is in the attached letter.
Ms Kiera Farr - Acting Sports Coordinator
Week 1 of the NSJSA Soccer Roster is attached.Attachment: Round_1_Roster_NSJSA_2018_6_7_April_5ac43bd3e1404.docx
Year 5 Camp contact details and reminders - 4-6 April 2018Attachment: SKMBT_C55418032914300_5abc5dc73b4b0.pdf
Dominic College in collaboration with the Dominic College Parents & Friends is very proud to present 'An Evening with Steve Biddulph'.
We have been very lucky to secure Steve Biddulph as a guest speaker at our College. He will be presenting his world famous presentation on Raising Boys at the College on Wednesday 11th April at 7:30pm.
Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best known parent educators. A psychologist for 30 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. His books, including The Secret of Happy Children, Raising Boys, The New Manhood and now 10 Things Girls Need Most are in four million homes and 31 languages. They have influenced the way we look at childhood and especially the development of boys and men.
Steve’s live talks have had a remarkable public response, reaching 130,000 people. Many people express surprise at how moving and emotional these talks are, as well as how much fun.
This is a ticketed event for parents, staff and friends of the College. Cost of the tickets is normally $25.00 per person, but the Dominic College Parents & Friends and the College have agreed to subsidize tickets for our parents by $5.00 each, therefore tickets are $15.00.
This is a fantastic opportunity for our entire Dominic College Community. Many of Steve's teachings have been incorporated into our EMPOWER program and we believe this will be an amazing learning opportunity for all families.
“We regret babies and children are not admitted to the talks”.
Tickets can be purchased from the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/UTVT
If you would like to see the flyer about Steve's presentation please click the link below:
I hope to see you all there.
Andrew Pritchard, Director of Pastoral Care K-10
Easter Raffle -
Tickets 50c each, Donations Welcome of Easter Eggs & Bunnies, Easter Candies, Easter Toys & Teddies, Mugs & Baskets, as well as any types of vouchers.
Raffle Drawn 28 March 2018Attachment: Easter_Raffle_2018_B_W_version_5aa1d9d996908.docx
A reminder that student photo envelopes (and family photo envelopes) are due on Tuesday 13 March, to the K-6 or 7-10 offices. Every student must return their OWN envelope to the office before photo day even if you are not purchasing any photos.
7-10 Students-Tuesday 20 March
K-6 Students & Kinder Family Photos-Wednesday 21 March
Photo envelopes and money will not be accepted on photo day or after Tuesday 13 March. Late orders must be posted to Pied Piper Studios, PO Box 128, New Town. email@example.com
Attached is some information for parents about the Hobart Cartoon Camp in the April holidays.Attachment: Hobart_April_Cartoon_Camp_2018_5a971435e8d8a.pdf
The Year 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 girls and the Year 1/2 boys roster is attached. There has been some changes to the 1/2 girls roster as of the 28 February so please use the attached copy as the most relevent.
Mr. GoldingAttachment: JSSATIS_SOCCER_FIXTURE_2018_FINAL_5a95e7e50bbea.docx
Emails have been sent home to families of Year 9 students regarding the Rite Journey - The Calling.
On Thursday 22 February, Year 9 students attend an overnight experience as part of their Year 9 Pastoral Program. ‘The Calling’ is the first of seven unique steps of The Rite Journey program that form a contemporary Rite of Passage, aimed at honouring your child’s transition into young adulthood.
As a Rite Journey team, we have worked to ensure The Calling is a special, memorable event for your child that will act in positively transforming and supporting the transition into young adulthood by providing conversation around what it is to be a respectful and responsible man or woman in society.
Whilst all of Year 9 students will participate together in this overnight experience, The Calling is a rite of passage to be experienced differently for young men and women. As such, girls and boys will be separated for the duration (except for sharing together dinner). An itinerary has been sent home with a permission receipt.
The Pastoral Care team
Please find attachd the information for the Year 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6 Girls soccer teams in the JSSATIS midweek roster.
Cameron Golding- K-10 Director of HPE and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: 2018_Girls_1_2_3_4_and_5_6_Soccer_note_1_5a8a25fbce5a1.docx
Please find attached the note for the midweek year 1/2 boys soccer (JSSATIS).
Mr. Cameron Golding- Director of HPE and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: 2018_Boys_1_2_Soccer_note_1_5a8a0a9747ca1.docx
The Southern Tasmanian Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre is holding a combined VET Information night for VET students at the Glenorchy Campus of GYC on Thursday 1 March at 7.00pm. This invitation is open to all students who are interested in enrolling in a VET course in 2018 and attend the Colleges of the STCTCC of which Dominic College is a member. It is a requirement of enrolment in a VET course that all VET students and at least one parent attend.
At Dominic College the students in the following electives are invited to attend the VET Information Night at GYC Glenorchy Campus:
VET ConstructionVET EngineeringVET Agrifoods
Students who are interested in enrolling in a VET course should have received or will soon receive the following Course documentation:
Enrolment FormContractStudent Handbook
At the VET Information Night, the requirements and expectations of the course will be fully explained along with an opportunity to ask questions. Tours of the GYC facilities will allow you to see the opportunity students will have to continue their VET Pathway at GYC in Year 11 and 12.
A reminder that on Tuesday 20 February and Thursday 22 February at 7am at Glenorchy Pool we will be holding tryouts for the Year 7 swimming team. We will be selecting approximately 6 boys and 6 girls to represent the College in the Southern and State SATIS swimming carnivals to be held in March. The tryouts will consist of some structured warm up time, and then several timed-races will be held, depending on the events for which students wish to be considered. Students may try out for as many events as they wish.
We encourage any students who participate in club/squad swimming, those who performed well in primary carnivals, and anyone who believes they are a strong swimmer to come along and try out! The trials will run from 7-8am.
Students are required to make their own way to the pool. A Redline bus will transport students from the pool to Dominic at the conclusion of the session, where breakfast will be provided.
A number of students have already registered their interest in these trials. An information and consent letter is on Parent Paperwork. Any students who are wishing to come along and participate in the tryouts will need to have a parent/guardian complete the online consent form. If you are having any issues with Parent Paperwork or the online consent form, or if you have any questions, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Kiera Farr, Acting 7-10 Sports Coordinator
Please find attached the initial note for 3/4 Boys Cricket.
We are seeking 3 more players so if your son is interested please let me know.
Mr. Cameron Golding- Director of HPE and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: 3_4_Boys_JSSATIS_Cricket_Note_1_5a84ed18ccc81.docx
Immunisation Forms were given out to the Year 7 and Year 10 students today. The forms need to be returned to the 7-10 office by 21 February ready for the Glenorchy City Council to collect.
COME AND TAKE A LOOK!
The Creative Arts staff invite parents to drop by our new music and art facilities and take a look over Fra Angelico for themselves. Each day this week Monday 5 through Friday 9 February between 3.30pm and 4.30pm, staff will be on hand to give you a tour.
They would love to show off our wonderful new facility.
Please see the attached form for more information on the sporting options for Prep- Year 6 students in 2018. An email sign up has been sent to all parents on the 2 February.
Mr. Cameron Golding Director of HPE K-10 and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Sport_Options_Letter_for_Parent_Paperwork_2018_5a73897e2cafa.docx
Dear Parents / Guardians
The Dominic Year 3-6 swimming carnival will be held at the Clarence Pool on Thursday 8 March, from 9.30am – 2.30pm. We are all looking forward to a great carnival in 2018.
The aim of the carnival is participation, fun, sharing of talents and an opportunity to pick our Year 3-6 swimming team. The swimming team will be picked predominantly from students swimming in the 50m events so please be aware of this. Students who are chosen for the school team should be swimming 50m events. All swimming abilities are catered for at Dominic College.
Students can either be taken to/from the pool by their parent’s/guardians or will be bussed to and from school. Students will need to arrive at the pool by 9.30am if they are arriving by their own transport. If students need to be bussed to and/or from the pool, please indicate on the form below. THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR PLANNING SO PLEASE SELECT THE CHOSEN FORM OF TRANSPORT BELOW.
All parents and friends are warmly invited to attend and the entry fee is $1 for adults. The canteen will be open to parents but not for students whom must bring a packed lunch. Please fill in the form below and submit by Wednesday 7 February 2018.
ENSURE that your child is capable of swimming the distance. This is VERY IMPORTANT as it is very dangerous to have students swimming distances that they aren’t capable of swimming!
For any further information please email the Director of HPE K-10 and K-6 Sport Coordinator Mr. Cameron Golding- email@example.com or call 62746089.
Correspondence and Evelopes for School Photo orders will be issued to all students on 13 February through their class/home room teacher
All Envelopes MUST be returned by Tuesday 13 March and every student must return an envelope whether purchasing or not
Envelopes and Money will not be accepted on photo day
Photo Day Dates:
7-10 Students - Tuesday 20 March
K-6 & Kinder Family Photos - Wednesday 21 March
Family Photos - Thursday 22 March
Prep to Year 10 Students are required to wear their full FORMAL COLLEGE UNIFORM
Kindergarten Students to wear their COLLEGE SPORTS UNIFORMAttachment: SKMBT_C55418020113360_5a7280155515e.pdf
In 2013, we launched a detailed pastoral education program called EMPOWER, for our Year 7 to Year 10 students. This program was specifically designed to address identified social and emotional needs within our student body. As part of this program we introduced ‘The Rite Journey’ for our Year 9 students.
The Rite Journey is based around the traditional rite of passage of moving from childhood towards adulthood. It has been specifically designed for Year 9 students with the help of numerous specialist educators and child psychologists. This program is gender specific, and taught by staff specially selected and trained.
We are launching ‘The Rite Journey’ program for 2018 on Monday 5th February 2018 at 6:00pm in the Savio Centre (Gymnasium).
All Year 9 students and one or both of their parents/guardians are invited to attend. The evening is expected to finish at aproximately 6.30pm. Parking will be available in the gravel car park which allows easy access to the Savio Centre.
This program requires significant cooperation between teachers and parents and will test and challenge our students on a regular basis. The extent of success depends on students and parents being active participants.
We look forward to seeing you on the night as we launch this program for 2018. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Mr Aaron Davey
Coordinator of Pastoral Care 7-10
Dear Parents and Guardians
On Monday 5 February we are holding the Year 7 Camp Information Session and Year 7 Laptop Collection Evening.
The Year 7 Camp Information Session will provide important information about the upcoming Year 7 Camps being held on the 5–7 & 7–9 March 2018. This session will be held in the Savio Centre and begins at 6:45pm. Parents will be briefed on the structure and activities of the camps and will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Immediately following the Year 7 Camp Information Session we will be holding the Year 7 Laptop Collection Evening. As you are aware our 1:1 Laptop Program is an important framework that we use to facilitate and enhance learning for our Year 7 students and beyond.
We have learnt that it is essential that both students and parents receive the same information about the care of laptops, access to laptops and the internet, safe use of the internet and all the necessary details about effective storage of files.
Students and parents are invited to attend the Year 7 student and parent ‘Laptop Collection Evening’ designed to ensure responsible use of laptops by students and enhance parent knowledge and understanding of the program and our expectations of students. During this session all Year 7 students will collect their laptops as well as take part in a ‘getting started’ session which will be held in House groups. You will be directed to these areas from the Savio Centre at the conclusion of the Year 7 Camp Information Session. Members of our teaching staff and eLearning team will be running these sessions and will be available to answer any questions that you may have.
The Year 7 Camp Information Session and Laptop Collection Evening are expected to conclude around 7.45pm. As the Laptop sessions will be held in the 7-10 classroom areas it is suggested that you park in the top car park near the Chapel (head straight up past the Business Office) or park in the parking area above the Savio Centre. This will allow easy access to the Savio Centre using the steps and a short walk to cars at the conclusion of the evening.
We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Ganga Fraser Mr Aaron Davey
Coordinator of Teaching and Learning 7-10 Coordinator of Pastoral Care 7-10
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Dominic College has been advised that Metro, Redline & Creswell School Buses will be running as normal from Thursday 1 February.
Please note that as Metro will be running their service for Dominic College Students, the buses will be signed Dominic College with the route number on the first four days.
O’Driscoll Coaches advises that the Route 1782a student only service from New Norfolk to Dominic College will also resume on 1 February 2018.
Please note that the Route 139 service to and from Ellendale will not recommence until 7 February 2018.
Until 7 February students who normally catch the Ellendale bus will need to use the Route 138 Ellendale service to New Norfolk Central and transfer to the student only service in the morning and use the 1782a student only service from school in the afternoon and transfer to the Route 138 Ellendale service in the afternoon at New Norfolk Central. Bus drivers have been briefed on this change and buses will be held at Central to ensure connections are made.
As Dominic College does not have a direct relationship with Walker Coaches or Hilliard Christian School bus services, it is recommended that families who use these companies contact them to confirm the schedule for these days.
Kind RegardsDylan Chivers
You are warmly invited to attend the K-6 Meet and Greet afternoon to be held at Dominic College:
Date: Tuesday 30 January 2018
Venue: K-6 Classrooms
This provides you with the opportunity to spend a short time with the classroom teachers in each of your children’s classrooms. The idea is for students to bring their books into the classroom, find their desk and bag locker and generally orient themselves with their new classroom. Parents will have an opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and ask any general questions they might have before the first day of school. This way, it is hoped the first day of the year will be less stressful for everyone.
Please find attached information that was recently sent via parent paper work.Attachment: Excursion_Information_Year_5_and_Year_6_Beach_Day_5a29d424831ee.pdf
This year, Dominic College are going to be collecting goods for class hampers. These hampers will be located in your child's classroom. More information attached.....Attachment: Dominic_College_Christmas_Outreach_5a1e234deb59f.docx
On Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 December students in Years 3 and 4 will be attending a workshop that focuses on family and growth. This program was previously called 'Family Life'. More information attached.....Attachment: Circle_of_Life_3_4_5a16317b5657a.pdf
On Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 December students in Years 5 and 6 will be attending a workshops that focuses on family, growth and changes. This program was previously called 'Family Life'. More information attached....Attachment: Circle_of_Life_5_6_5a162fe4d8419.pdf
The JSSATIS Athletics Carnival today is cancelled due to poor weather. The 3-6 Interschool team will revert back to a normal day.
Mr. Cameron Golding