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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.

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Current Notices

Urgent Update for Dominic Families - K-4 Collection of Devices 29 March 2020

Sunday 29 March, 2020

Dear Families,

You have been wonderful in responding to the state’s changing directives as we adapt our College’s plans on a day-by-day basis as part of arresting the spread of COVID-19. Thank you too for the many encouraging messages to myself and our staff.

Most students quickly exited the College on Friday afternoon, going home to their families at the Premier’s request. Supervised learning is scheduled in classrooms this week, Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April. Students who are attending school are to go to their normal classrooms or homerooms.

Urgent Collection of Devices – Process for K-4 Parents & Guardians

Our E-learning team have worked tirelessly across the weekend to get electronic devices ready for K-4 parents to collect tomorrow, Monday, 30 March from 11.00 am – 6.00 pm from the Savio Centre.

It is vital that parents or guardians of K-4 students collect their iPad or laptop tomorrow. With the changes that happen daily – you could likely not have another opportunity.

All iPads and laptops have been issued in your child’s name. There will be a prompt sheet for accessing on-line resources and our trouble shooting email etc. There will also hopefully be a learning pack ready for Years K-4.

Parents are asked to come to the Savio Centre for collection. To manage human traffic on the College site we are asking parents to select a time slot to collect their child’s device from one of the following time-slots:

11.00 am – 11.30 am: Family surnames A-M
11.30 –12.00 pm: Family surnames N-Z
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm: Family surnames A-M
1.30 pm – 2.00 pm: Family surnames N-Z
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm: Family surnames A-M
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm: Family surnames N-Z
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Family surnames A-M
3.30 pm ­– 4.00 pm: Family surnames N-Z
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm: Family surnames A-M
4.30 pm – 5.00 pm: Family surnames N-Z
5.00 pm – 5.30 pm: Family surnames A-M
5.30 pm – 6.00 pm: Family surnames N-Z
Obviously families need to make a judgement about when they can come that best supports their schedule tomorrow. If you can come only at a certain time, then please come when it does best suit.

We can only have 8 people in the Savio Centre at a time. Please kindly enter the Savio Centre when you are asked to, collect your child’s device which will be on a table under their class name and will be in alphabetical order. Staff will be present to assist. We would ask that you depart as quickly as possible, respecting all social distancing measures. I urge all K-4 families to make it their utmost priority to collect their device tomorrow but they will not be ready before 11.00 am.

Student Absence Notifications on Monday – Friday this Week

All families are asked to use the normal school attendance process to notify the College of your child’s absence for Monday until the remainder of the week. You only need to notify us once - ie on Monday if your child is to be away for the remainder of the week.

Please either call the College on 6276000 and leave a message or email us on: absence@dominic.tas.edu.au

School Fees

We know some of our families have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and we want to assure you of our support during this challenging time.

We are currently reviewing the College’s Fee Assistance Policy on how we can best support unemployed families through these troubled times. This policy is  based on the values of equity, fairness, compassion and mutual responsibility. We will be considering the speed at which the economic and financial support package can be delivered to unemployed families through Centrelink.

School fees will continue to be charged, whether the teaching and learning of students is delivered onsite, online or remotely. College resources will be redirected to fully support best quality remote learning in the event that this happens.

If individual families have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at fees@dominic.tas.edu.au 

Our Fee Assistance assessment process continues to be in place and we remain fully committed to working closely with our families on a case by case basis.

My sincere gratitude to all our Dominic College families for your steady and unwavering support of myself and the staff. You are all constantly in my daily thoughts and prayers as you work to give assurance to your children and maintain a strong and calm family during these challenging times.

With gratitude,

Beth

Beth Gilligan

Principal

Dominic College


Dominic College Principal Update to Families 27 March 2020

27 March, 2020

Dear Families,

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.

The ABC News has reported “Schools will remain open, but where possible from Monday parents should keep their children home from school.”

Next week we will continue to upskill our students who are on-site in using e-Learning devices and tools for the likely possibility of school closure commencing in Term 2. Classes will continue next week for students of essential workers and those who are not able to be supported or supervised in their learning at home.

Families will receive a further detailed communication regarding when and how devices can be collected for students in Kinder to Year 4.  Parents who are keeping their children at home should refrain from entering the school site until communication is received on how and when to collect devices.

As far as we understand, the school holiday period for Dominic students and families will continue to commence on Monday 6 April. Remote learning, if needed to commence, would commence on Monday 27 April.

In light of the Premier’s statement, any Dominic family who keeps their child home is asked to use the normal process of attendance and an absence will be recorded as resolved.

Students who are being kept at home next week, are encouraged to engage with SEQTA in Years 5-10. Other students in Kinder to Year 4 are encouraged to continue daily reading, practice their spelling words, undertake creative story writing, use reading eggs and access Mathletics.

Please take good care, best wishes and prayers for your family.

Beth Gilligan

Principal

Dominic College


Dominic College Principal Update to Families 25 March 2020

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Dear Families,

I send my best regards to you during these deeply anxious and uncertain times. I want to commend our students, families and staff for the calm and positive way they have approached the challenges of the spread and potential spread of COVID-19. Families have been very supportive of the College’s call for students to attend school each day and to remain positive about our circumstances and have been strong and constant.

Calls for Schools to Prepare for Closure in Tasmania

Today the Tasmanian Government announced that schools will bring Term 1 to a conclusion early, on next Friday 3 April, giving a three week holiday for students K-12 across the state.

This measure will enable schools to have the last week of Term1 to undertake staff professional learning to prepare staff for the potential delivery of teaching and learning remotely, should the looming possibility of school closure become necessary in Term 2.

Holiday Care Provision at Dominic College

We have negotiated with our partner, Discovery to ensure that they can commence their normal holiday program service before Easter, commencing Monday 6 April. Dominic families are advised to contact Discovery as soon as possible to book a place in the Holiday Care program, should they need this service.

Dominic College’s Plan for Delivering Remote and On-line Learning

As we have assessed our capacity for remote teaching and learning, in te event of closure, the equitable access to technology has been an important consideration and our E-Learning Team have undertaken an electronic device capacity audit.

Dominic College is in the extraordinary position to be able provide an electronic device to every student in the College K-10 to support their learning, if and when attending school remotely. At the end of this term:

All Kindergarten and Prep students will be issued with an individual College ipad.
Year 1 – Year 4 students will be issued with a College laptop, each with a touch screen.
All Year 5-10 students are already part of our one-to-one laptop program and have a device.
We are able to achieve this by pooling all faculty and year based resources and retired and reserved laptops, that have not yet been re-sold.

The College’s On-line delivery tools will be our current, well-established learning platform, SEQTA, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams and See Saw.  We will only need to seek a College license for See Saw which is a very interactive platform.

Student Readiness for On-line and Remote – An Urgent Plea 

Our Year 8-10 students are the most proficient and competent users of SEQTA, our Year 1-7 students however will need time to build their capacity to navigate their devices and the on-line platforms.

We believe, commencing tomorrow, we have only seven school days to advance all student skill level in knowing their devices and preparing to use these remotely at home. Teacher priority will now work to commence using these devices and integrating them into teaching and learning face-to-face in class

It is therefore urgent that as far as possible, students attend school now to receive this training. Teacher focus will be on students attending school, preparing them for full on-line learning at home.

Dominic College does not have the teachers or the resources to provide individual work to students who ae staying at home, other than those whose family or they themselves are medically compromised by the potential spread of the virus.

Today we had 75% student attendance. We can only teach and prepare students effectively for distance learning if they are at school.

A potential timetable is being designed to enable “real time teaching’ blocks, self-directed learning blocks, supported learning blocks and check-in times with students and teacher feedback . Student, Staff and Parent On-line and Remote Learning Rules are being developed.

It is anticipate that our K-2 students will be supported by emailed or mailed learning packs that can be used at home in tandem with their device. Much more information will be conveyed to parents in due course.

Social Distancing Measures

The College has now begun implementing further social distancing measures:

  • Teachers have been asked to continue to discuss with students the imperative for social distancing, in and out of class at the commencement of each lesson and before and after recess and lunch breaks.
  • K-6 teachers are now requested not to use mat time and not closely gather students on the mat. This is effective immediately.
  • New K-6 student movement and break routines at lunch will be implemented.
  • A new schedule in 7-10 has been designed to reduce the number of student movement from class to class and the use of different furniture and spaces. Year 7-10 core classes (Religious Education, English, Maths, Science, and HPE) have been reallocated to the same room and the teacher will come to the class. 7-10 will now be spread to a different year group in each block.   Japanese teaching is being moved to each classroom with minimal lessons in the LOTE room.

Information regarding Public Transport

Some of our families have expressed concern about their children, continuing to travel on public transport. I urge parents, if they are not confident with buses, to make every effort to get their children to school independently of the buses to build the skills they will need to be confident E-learners.

We have however been advised that all bus services are following the requirements of the Department of Health. These include restrictions on those subject to self-isolation or quarantine. Department of State Growth are liaising with bus companies to advise them on expectations as per the below link:

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-drivers-and-passengers-using-public-transport_1.pdf

Cleaning practices undertaken by all of our bus companies include some of the following additional measures:

  • Cleaning of high-volume touch points morning and afternoon including hand rails, handles, vinyl seats and windows
  • Buses cleaned prior to deploying of a morning
  • Cleaning following any incident such as an uncovered sneeze
  • Clean school bus interiors on a daily basis
  • Social distancing measures are not always possible on school buses; however, all possible measures are in place to improve hygiene on public transport.  It is encouraged that all students use good hygiene procedures when using school buses.  

For families who are still concerned, then it is recommended that you seek alternative travel arrangements for your children to and from school in these next seven days.

Conclusion

Please be assured that we are doing all we can to prepare for school closure at the beginning of Term 2. The commitment and dedication of our staff to our students remains outstanding.  There will be ongoing communications about our on-line learning preparations. I commend the commitment of our families, especially those who have become unemployed and under-employed .You are showing inspirational strength and hope and commitment to your family and their education.

With every blessing,

Beth

Beth Gilligan

College Principal


Girls Year 1-6 & Boys Year 1/2 Soccer

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The girls Year 1-6 and Boys 1/2 Soccer is scheduled to commence this Thursday, 27 Februay.

Rosters were sent home with students who had signed up on Friday, 21 February.

Attached are the rosters and team lists. The season will conclude on Thursday April 9.

If you have any questions, please contact Talia Stopp - tstopp@dominic.tas.edu.au

Attachment: TEAM_1_2_BOYS_SOCCER_MAROON_5e54dbf8ddfaa.docx
Attachment: TEAM_1_2_BOYS_SOCCER_BLACK_5e54dbff1ee3f.docx
Attachment: TEAM_1_2_BOYS_SOCCER_GOLD_5e54dc06347af.docx
Attachment: TEAM_5_6_GIRLS_SOCCER_5e54dc0c2cca9.docx
Attachment: TEAM_3_4GIRLS_SOCCER_GOLD_5e54dc1465511.docx
Attachment: TEAM_3_4GIRLS_SOCCER_BLACK_5e54dc1a34ff3.docx
Attachment: TEAM_1_2_GIRLS_SOCCER_5e54dc202b679.docx
Attachment: JSSATIS_Yr_5_6_Girls_SOCCER_FIXTURE_2020_5e54dc296b836.pdf
Attachment: JSSATIS_Yr1_2_Boys_SOCCER_FIXTURE_2020_5e54dc310bca8.pdf
Attachment: JSSATIS_Yr1_2_Girls_SOCCER_FIXTURE_2020_5e54dc3fd90f5.docx
Attachment: JSSATIS_Yr3_4_Girls_SOCCER_FIXTURE_2020_5e54dc47cf295.docx

Flippa Ball FULL Roster Term 1- 2020

Hi Flippa Ball Parents,

Please find the FULL Roster for Sunday nights matches attached. 

A reminder training is optional and will occur on Friday nights. Trainings will be run by Flippa Ball delegates so it is important parents are supervising their son/daughter at training. Due to such a large number players the training will be split into two half hour sessions: 6:10-6:40 for grade 3/4 and 6:40-7:10 for grades 5/6. 

Please remember there is a fundraising BBQ every Sunday at the games for those interested.

Good luck to all players for the season.

Regards,

Mr Cameron Golding- Director of HPE K-10

 

Attachment: 3_4_and_5_6_Full_roster_2020_Term_1_5e55af888f887.pdf
Attachment: 2020_Dominic_Teams_5e55aff028098.xlsx

3/4 Boys Cricket Roster Term 1

3/4 Boys Cricket is scheduled to begin on Monday 17 February. All games will be played at Soldiers Memorial Oval, Upper Domain Road, Hobert.

Attached is the roster. Here is the team for the season:

Boys 3/4 Cricket 
Coach: Mr. Golding
Lachlan McKay 3B
Brandon Beattie 3B
Maxwell Golding 3A
Cooper Snyman 4A
Luke Bromfield 4B
Noah Reardon 4B
Samuel Lukman 3A

Mr. Golding will run a training session on Monday 17 February at lunchtime. Please wear PE uniform on this day. 

Please note - no games will be played on Monday 9 March due to the public holiday.

Please contact Miss Talia Stopp, Acting K-10 Sport Coordinator, if further information is required. - tstopp@dominic.tas.edu.au

Attachment: 3_4_JSSATIS_Term_1_2020_Cricket_Roster_UPDATED_5e55ad2b97197.pdf

7-10 Term 1 Sport Rosters

Term 1 sport is beginning on Friday 14 February for students in Year 7-10.

Sports on offer this term include:

  • Futsal
  • Girls Soccer
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Cricket
  • Boys AFL

Rosters for each sport can be found online at the following links:

Futsal

https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwebsites.sportstg.com%2Fassoc_page.cgi%3Fc%3D1-8296-0-0-0&data=02%7C01%7Ctstopp%40dominic.tas.edu.au%7C055b1e19b63b4533b81d08d7aee68143%7Cefb1c42ef4574deaa77c11a7845db864%7C0%7C0%7C637170179467494427&sdata=K3ivkWQ0354gYKOS28s4kj3UvelpkjZC%2F7WkgyMUEn8%3D&reserved=0 

All other sport

https://www.satis.com.au/ 

Please contact Miss Talia Stopp, Acting K-10 Sport Coordinator - tstopp@dominic.tas.edu.au


K-6 Sport Options

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome to K-6 Sport for 2020! 

Sport at Dominic College aims to allow students to develop and share their talents with other students in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Attached to this is the K-6 Sport for 2020 for ongoing referral. Student nominations are due by the 7th February.

Any questions please contact Miss Talia Stopp - tstopp@dominic.tas.edu.au

Sincerely

 

Talia Stopp

Acting Sports Coordinator K-10

Attachment: K_6_2020_Sports_5e3a4d120b83e.pdf

7-10 Sport Options

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome to 7-10 Sport for 2020! 

Sport at Dominic College aims to allow students to develop and share their talents with other students in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Attached to this is the 7-10 Sport for 2020 for ongoing referral. Student nominations are due by the 7th February.

Any questions please contact Miss Talia Stopp - tstopp@dominic.tas.edu.au

Sincerely

 

Talia Stopp

Acting Sports Coordinator K-10

Attachment: 7_10_2020_Sports_5e3a4c9a9f73a.pdf

Past Notices

Principal Update Dominic College Sunday 22 March, 2020

Sunday 22 March, 2020

Dear Dominic College Families,

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. I have written to families in the College Newsletter this week regarding this. The landscape of this enormous situation however is rapidly change by the day and by the hour.

The risks in Tasmania of contracting COVID-19 continues to remain comparatively low. The strategies of island border closures, group gathering controls and contraction and exposure tracking and isolation are being well received despite the ramifications and sacrifices for the people of our state.

Dominic College Self-Isolation Requirements

Whilst the Tasmanian Government has advised that people living under the same roof as somebody who is required to self-isolate, are free to move throughout the community as normal, the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office (TCEO) has advised that such students and staff are not to attend school as a means to add an additional layer of protection to Catholic schools.

Dominic College has also invoked this pre-cautionary measure. If one of our College families has a visitor or family member returning from international or interstate travel coming into their home, any such Dominic student or staff member must not enter Dominic College for a period of 14 days. All families and students must adhere to the isolation policy.  It is better to explore how to isolate the incoming traveller beyond one’s home.

They can only return into our school once:

Ø  the 14-day self-isolation period has expired with no member of the household having COVID-
19 symptoms, or

Ø  receipt of a negative COVID-19 test result, or

Ø  a medical professional has advised there is no risk that a member of the household can
transmit the COVID-19 infection. if they have a medical clearance.

Members of the College community must inform the College if they are required to: self-isolate, undergo a COVID-19 test, or have tested positive for COVID-19. They can only return into our school if they have a medical clearance. Please contact the College by phone and seek advice immediately from Maria Walker: mwalker@dominic.tas.edu.au

There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in the College community. If there were, parents and all members of our community would be immediately informed and containment strategies enacted. Families can be assured of full disclosure and transparency about these matters.

Student Attendance

Student attendance at Dominic College continues to be imperative. Teaching and learning continues apace with our ongoing and progressive skills and knowledge development and assessment.

On average, across the year our student attendance at the College is normally hovering around 92%. On Wednesday 19 March we had 84% attendance and on Friday 20 March it was 85% attendance. The majority of Dominic College students are at school and most of those not in attendance are students taking temporary cold and flu pre-cautions.  Our students are fully engaged in ongoing learning and our parents are supporting full attendance.

I commend our families for supporting the College and our government in our directives that all students who are well, continue to attend school and enable continuity in their learning.

There is currently quite a lot communications around student attendance. The normal processes of notifying the College of student absence regarding phone or email will continue.

However, from Monday 23 March, the oversight and management of K-10 student attendance will be centralised under the leadership of a member of the College Leadership Team, Mrs Alicia McMahon. If you have any significant concerns about your child attending school, please contact Alicia amcmahon@dominic.tas.edu.au

If any student who is being kept home and their absence has not been an authorized medical absence by the College, they will not be provided with individual work by teachers. Please do not ask for it. Teachers are using all their energies and resources on those students who are in attendance and supporting the directives and expectations of the College and planning for future contingencies.

Unwell Students

 

If a student is unwell, the College has the authority and duty of care to send them home.  It is important that families liaise with staff in Student Services if in any doubt or if they have concerns about a student.

 

Personal and Group Hygiene and Cleaning Regimes

We are being very proactive to implement particular hygiene and cleaning procedures within the College based on advice from health authorities. There are key actions everyone can and should continue to do both at home and at school:

 

Ø  Follow protective coughing etiquette (cough into an arm or tissue);

Ø  Follow protective sneezing etiquette (sneeze into an arm or tissue);

Ø  Regular washing of hands using soap and water or hand sanitizer;

Ø  Soap and water is more effective for washing hands;

Ø  Washing in warm water is not necessary, cold water (15°C) is sufficient;

Ø  Regular daily wiping down of surfaces; sanitizing wipes are effective for this purpose.

 

A week ago, the College cleaners commenced the cleaning of touch points (door handles, light switches, desks etc) and will continue to do so.  Cleaning has been increased in communal areas.  Our Administration Team have gone to extraordinary lengths to source nationally scarce cleaning products. Cameron Berry is the centralized leader dealing with all issues regarding College cleanliness. Please contact Cameron with any concerns: cberry@dominic.tas.edu.au

Social Distancing

Social distancing within the College community and broader community is an important principle and we have applied bans on gatherings and all activities of large-medium groups of students and contact with people external to the College. We continue to review recommendations from health officials and the College has, where possible, implemented the recommended social distancing strategies for schools in line with the Department of Health advice.

Ø  We are well under the public guidelines of permissible groups and we are committed to sustaining activities to single class activities.

Ø  Our College and class masses have been cancelled in the chapel. Fr Peter Rankin SDB has called for meaningful liturgies with spread of single classes only, without the sign of peace, communion or blessings.  Liturgies commenced last Friday.

Ø  All College participation in sport (contact and non-contact) has been cancelled. The College will not participate in any team or inter-school sporting activities.

Ø  It is anticipated that all winter sports will be cancelled.

Ø  Our teachers are working hard to discuss with students the need for social distancing that goes against ingrained cultural practices for children and young people.

Ø  With the age range of our students and the physical environment in which we are working, our teachers are committed to implementing this principle.

Ø  The College Leadership Team will be reviewing this this week to try to achieve swifter changes in cultural practices amongst students.  Please contact with any concerns for K-6: Mrs Allison Lowe and Mrs Olivia Stephen alowe@dominic.tas.edu.au; ostephen@dominic.tas.edu.au  and 7-10 Mr Aaron Davey: adavey@dominic.tas.edu.au

Cancellation of Events

 

We are all disappointed that much anticipated and valued College events and activities have been cancelled. It is not feasible to reschedule and push these into other terms without putting further pressure on staff and the College resources. The College Leadership Team (CLT) have decided that we will not be re-scheduling activities.

 

Ø  Families should anticipate now that Term 2 events will most likely be cancelled. Staff are asked not to spend their time and resources planning for these events that will most likely be cancelled.

Ø  Robotics has been cancelled commencing this week and updates about further cancellations will unfold.

Ø  The CLT will contemplate a possible re-scheduling is the Year 7 Camp in Term 4.  This is a priority community development activity for students transitioning in their secondary education. However it may not be possible.

Parent Connections & Meetings with Staff

Ø  Parents are asked to move swiftly in and out of the College as far as possible.

Ø  On-site ‘parent help’ will be discontinued immediately.

Ø  Mamma Margaret Kitchen Program will be discontinued immediately.

Ø  All Parent –Teacher meetings or interviews will be conducted by phone or skype, effective immediately.

NAPLAN Cancelled

Last week, a decision was taken by the COAG Education Council meeting, which includes Commonwealth, state and territory ministers, not to proceed with NAPLAN in 2020.

It was announced that amongst a range of reasons, that this decision has been taken to assist school leaders, teachers and support staff to focus on the wellbeing of students and continuity of education, including potential online and remote learning.

Avoidance of School Closure

I have spoken with our College Governing Body, the Salesians of Don Bosco and our College Council Chair, Fr Bernie Graham SDB.

Ø  There is absolute commitment by the Salesians that the College will be guided by national and state directives to virus containment of its spread.

Ø  Whilst we are an independent Catholic school, we will not break ranks with our national and state Governments and our partners in Tasmanian Catholic Education, who are calling for cohesive, unified and strategic action and collective planning.

Ø  To act alone and independently would be irresponsible and go against the social and moral teachings of the Church – to act in the interests of the Common Good.

Contingency Planning for School Closure

A pre-mature and unwarranted closure of schools is not in the interests of our students, families and staff. Dominic College will only close if requested by the Tasmanian Director of Public Health.

Ø  It is expected that a closure at this stage would be in relation to a suspected or confirmed case of Coronavirus by a staff member or student. Closure would be for an anticipated 48 hours to allow Public Health to trace who has been in close contact with the infected person and for us to thoroughly clean the College.

Ø  It is reasonable to anticipate identified close contacts would be directed by Public Health to self-isolate for 14 days in order to ascertain if they are infected with COVID-19.  Once the tracing and the self-isolation of close contacts has been completed it is anticipated that the College would reopen. NSW schools who have needed to temporarily close have provided us with a framework for this.

We need to use the time we have to plan for the advent of a possible school closure and use planning time for teachers smartly. Teacher meetings are being immediately devoted to this.

Our Year 5-10 students have their own individual laptops. We are currently focused on potential on-line learning for Year 4-10 and teacher-parent/family-student interactions for K-3 students that will also use technology. Families can expect a survey regarding their technology capacity at home.

We are very fortunate to be well placed for our students with a wonderful on-line learning platform – SEQTA. Year 5-10 students will be targeted to develop their capacity to use our on-line learning platform.

Remote Teaching and Learning Model

How teaching and learning will look being delivered remotely is unfolding for us and all school communities. We were fortunate that we held on-line meeting last week with our K-10 Director of Science, Jane Myers, who is on leave and is currently teaching in Vietnam for the year at a K-12 international school. They have been in school closure with on-line learning for 7 weeks. We have gained great insight from her and lessons learnt from the school’s experience. Our focus will be on crucial upskilling of our students and staff in remote learning. This will be implemented with what we are teaching and learning now and is one of the crucial reasons students need to be at school if they are well.

Potential short term or prolonged school closure is very worrying for most working parents, especially those who have no immediate family or those who have grandparents but do not want to put them at risk. I would encourage families to think now about how they might manage this.

Social and Emotional Well-being of our Students

There is no doubt that the spread of COVID-19 is increasing levels of anxiety amongst our students. Our staff are doing a first class job in assisting students to be calm and really reinforcing student responsibility for safe hygiene and social distancing. Our K-6 Coordinator of Pastoral Care, Mrs Allison Lowe has written in the College Newsletter this past week highlighting the social and emotional well-being of our students and potential resources to use at home.

Retaining a sense of belonging, keeping connected and intentional interaction are key pillars in designing our model of on-line and remote learning. Students need to continue to have fun in their learning.

Communications

At this time all of us need to be committed to maintaining as much harmony as possible throughout the College. This is not a time to commence divisive conversations or fuel a ‘them and us’ paradigm within the school community.

If you have any concerns, regardless of how large or small, please personally touch base with delegated leaders across the College. At any time, but especially in times of heightened anxiety and worry, person-to-person dialogue works in the best interests of our community. Speak via phone.

I would be most grateful if community members refrain from sharing their personal views about the College’s decisions on matters, especially on social media. At this trying time, we need to be a tight community. The vast majority of our families know how best to be an educational partner with us and do it so well.

Please do not hesitate to contact the College if you have any queries: dominic@dominic.tas.edu.au

I intend to do a weekly update to our families.

My gratitude for your on-going support at this anxious time. Please continue your prayers for all our health workers and our state and national decision-making bodies.

With kind regards,

Beth Gilligan

Principal Dominic College


Communication from Dominic College Principal - Coronavirus

Dear Dominic College Families,

Firstly thank you to all families for your positive support of our College decisions undertaken in the light of the national and state directives for the management of the Coronavirus and its impact on communities.

The health and safety of our students and staff are upmost in all decisions undertaken by the College Leadership Team. Decisions have today been confirmed to both support directives from our state government and health authorities and implement their advice to reduce the rate of spread in the wider community, while enabling quality teaching & learning to continue.

The risks in Tasmania of contracting COVID-19 remain very low, the risk of increased person-to-person transmission however does continue to increase.

You will no doubt be aware that large scale events involving hundreds of people in Hobart and Australia have been cancelled as a proactive means to prevent possible community transmission if it commences.

Social distancing within the College community and broader community is an important principle and we will apply bans on gatherings of large-medium groups of students.

School Attendance

  • School attendance by all students is imperative – daily learning is continuing. Students need reassurance and in these anxious times, normal routines are important in providing calm and harmony. Students should not be kept at home, creating gaps in their learning, through fear of exposure to the virus.
  • Students with compromised immune systems should seek medical advice about school attendance and their absence will only be authorized with a Medical Doctor’s directions and certificates

On-site Precautions

  • We continue to guide students with their personal hygiene with regular soapy handwashing and protected coughing & sneezing.
  • Social distancing makes a difference when people have become unwell, seating and desk arrangements in classes will be re-configured as necessary.
  • Access to hand soap and sinks in K-6 classrooms, toilets and communal areas in our 7-10 will continue with vigilance.
  • Increased cleaning of classrooms and touch surfaces will continue.
  • Students will be involved in cleaning desks each day and in Morning Pastoral Group, using sanitizing wipes.
  • Collaborative group activities between students will continue in classes as part of regular lessons.
  • School photos will be postponed and delayed until later in the year to avoid congregations of students.

International Travel

  • We have earlier made decisions at Dominic not to pursue any overseas travel in 2020 to Japan or Cambodia.
  • The government directive to all people travelling overseas, is that they must self-isolate for 14 days after arrival back in Australia; at Dominic this will be strictly tracked and enforced.
  • Families are encouraged to delay any holiday based international travel now and into the future.


Interstate Travel

  • OZBosco for SYDC and other students in Year 10, has been cancelled in Melbourne.
  • Our scheduled Year 9 trip to the Northern Territory and the Year 6 trip to Canberra have been cancelled due to possible travel exposures and risks and non-refundable monies for families. Any deposits made will be refunded.
  • Participation in the Melbourne Writers’ Festival will not proceed at this stage due to non-refundable monies involved.
  • Staff will not undertake interstate travel for professional learning or meetings.  

Interschool Sport

  • The SSATIS Swimming Carnival has been cancelled and all inter-school sport rosters have been cancelled – effective last Sunday 15 March.
  • The Southern Tasmania Netball Club Roster has been cancelled for the winter and Karana’s booking for the Savio Centre has been suspended.
  • Students are encouraged to keep fit through regular walking or jogging with their families or in- house exercise.

Off–site Visits

  • Planned excursions to off-site facilities for various subjects, are cancelled indefinitely.
  • The Year 10 Marine Science Camp has been cancelled.
  • The 7-10 Athletics Carnival in the last week of Term 1 is cancelled.
  • The School Dance Eisteddfod held at the end of Term 2 has been cancelled by the Eisteddfod Committee and therefore the College will not be participating in the event.
  • The College will not participate in Model United Nations (MUNA) at Deloraine.
  • RYPEN for Year 9 students has been cancelled.
  • Dance classes will continue in the nearby JDW’s studios with the studio maintaining high cleanliness and hygiene standards.
  • Staff will not attend inter-school meetings.

School Assemblies

  • We have discontinued school assemblies: K-6, 7-10 and whole school assemblies indefinitely.
  • Any planned K-6 assemblies provides an opportunity for our K-6 teachers to continue our EMPOWER program.
  • For planned 7-10 assemblies, the period will become a supervised study period for students.
  • Year 5-10 EMPOWER assemblies will be discontinued and replaced by an EMPOWER Class.
  • The P&F will continue its Easter Raffle but the draw will not involve a K-6 assembly.

Public Masses & Religious Ceremonies

  • The St Vincent de Paul Society cancelled its Youth Induction Mass scheduled for Monday night (tonight).
  • Scheduled single class masses in our Chapel will continue.
  • Catholic Education and associated Masses have been cancelled by the Archdiocese.
  • Classes will have their own small Easter ceremonies in class or in the Chapel as directed by the TCEO. The Mission Team will liaise with teachers.

Visitors on Site

  • Launch into Learning has been suspended – effective today 16 March.
  • Visitors who are guest speakers or facilitators are being cancelled.
  • Karana Netball training in the Savio Centre has been cancelled.
  • The Tasmanian Community Language classes held on the weekend in our LOTE Centre have been cancelled

Parent Connections

  • Parents volunteering in the MMK Program cannot bring their babies or younger children to the program.
  • Parents are asked to arrive on time and not wait around K-6 class room entrances for long periods of time before and after school commences.
  • The P&F will review its planned meeting schedule; its meeting this week has been cancelled.

Public Events

  • RSL Tasmania has cancelled Anzac Day ceremonies due to both the nature of the public gathering and risks posed to elderly veterans. We will therefore not be having contingents of students at the various traditional sites of the ceremonies. Planning for these is therefore suspended.
  • The DOSA Quiz Night has been cancelled and will be held on another occasion.
  • ‘The Odd Couple’, to be performed in the Oratory Space has been indefinitely postponed.

Co-curricular Programs

  • With the exception of Sport, most of our co-curricular programs will continue for our students on site: band, choir, drama, art, chess, robotics etc will operate as normal.

Avoidance of School Closure

All education authorities across Australia are weighing the disadvantages and benefits of school closure. Dominic College has always had disaster plans for possible school closure since the bushfires several years ago. We are proactively refining these contingency plans as all schools are doing at the moment.

One of the greatest threats to our effective state and national management of the virus and containment of its spread is pre-mature and unwarranted closure of schools.

At this stage none of the schools in the state need to close our doors.

Conclusion

Dominic College is a community whose students are deeply enriched by its many diverse opportunities. Whilst it pains us to cancel events and activities, we do so with the safety of our community as the focus. Families will be further informed of other events and gatherings as time progresses.

Please do not hesitate to contact the College if you have any queries: dominic@dominic.tas.edu.au

My gratitude for your on-going support at this challenging time. Please continue your prayers for all those suffering through the Coronavirus.

With kind regards,

Beth Gilligan

Principal Dominic College


Urgent Notification Year 7 Camp

Dear Parents and Guardians of Year 7 students,

Fifteen minutes ago, I spoke with Mr Sean Gill,the Deputy Executive Director of Catholic Education Tasmania who told me that he had spoken with Mr Tim Bullard, the  Secretary  of the Tasmanian Department of Education, only 30 minutes ago. There is a directive that all schools in Tasmania discontinue immediately any plans for camps and other specific activities in relation to the management of the Coronavirus.

It would appear that this directive was to be released to schools tomorrow (Monday) but has been intercepted by local media causing considerable confusion and distress amongst parents, staff and students.

Dominic College will comply with Tasmanian Government directives and the Year 7 Camp will be cancelled immediately. I am very sorry that parents are receiving such late notice but this has been beyond our control. Several Catholic Schools were setting off on camp tomorrow.

It will be classes as normal for Year 7 students this week.  Further notifications will be forthcoming to all parents.

Kind regards,

Beth Gilligan

Principal Dominic College


Update Dominic College and Coronavirus Communications

Dear Dominic Families,

It has been a challenging few days as we have watched the global spread of the Coronavirus over the weekend.

We need to pray for those people and families locally and globally afflicted by the virus and who have lost their loved ones.

May they feel God’s strong and constant presence during this time of alienation, isolation and despair. We need to have faith that this virus can and will be conquered swiftly.

The Australian Government, as you know, has put in place a number of measures to work to contain the spread of the virus.

A number of external events in which the College would normally be involved have already been cancelled to proactively contain potential disease spread: SATIS Swimming Carnivals and SATIS Sports, Inter-school Debating, Vinnies Youth Mass, Dance Eisteddfod, Taste of the World Festival at Moonah etc.

Our Year 7 Camp however will proceed this week on the basis that it is an in-school, small scale activity with least and low risk to our students and staff.

The College Leadership Team (CLT) are prepared and members have been working over the weekend on our measures regarding protection of students and staff  and possible  containment if there ever is any exposure to the virus in our community. The CLT  will meet again on Monday (tomorrow) and information and directions will be provided  to all in our community  by evening. I anticipate that communications will be on-going.

A reminder that if your child is unwell, as normal, they should be kept at home in order to recover.

We are committed to being calm, centered and well-informed in all our decision-making. I am grateful for your ongoing support. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or by email:  dominic@dominic.tas.edu.au

Beth Gilligan

Principal Dominic College


Principal Communication re: Confirmation of Year 7 Camp

Dear Parents and Guardians of Year 7 students,

I hope you are all well. As you know, the College has been proactive in the education of our students to sustain good hygiene practices during the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19.

So far, all five cases of COVID-19 in Tasmania have been related to overseas travel, rather than local transmission within the community.

We have made decisions at Dominic not to pursue any overseas travel in 2020.

You will no doubt be aware that large scale events involving hundreds of people  in Hobart and Australia have been cancelled as a proactive means to prevent possible community transmission if it commences.

Schools have been currently advised to be cautious regarding hygiene practices and to operate with business as usual unless directed otherwise by our state health and education authorities.

The Year 7 camp, a small scale group activity to be held at Fortescue Bay will proceed this week as planned.

There are no reasons to cancel or postpone the camp. Hand hygiene and protective covering of coughing & sneezing will continue to be emphasized at the  camp.

Additional supplies of hand sanitizer will be taken to the camp  and these will be placed in the camp toilets as well.

As normal, any staff or students who are feeling unwell, should not proceed to go on the camp.

All internal and external activities will continue to be reviewed at the College as the health and safety of our students remains our top priority.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Health and Safety Officer Maria Walker mwalker@dominic.tas.edu.au if you have any concerns.

Yours sincerely,

Beth Gilligan

Principal, Dominic College


Coronavirus - Principal's Update

Dear Parents and Carers,

Recently, the first cases of the Coronavirus were established in Hobart and the public notified via the media.

I wanted to write to you to ask that all of us in the Dominic College community be vigilant with and use the same common-sense measures that we would use for all infectious diseases.

As you will be aware, the Coronavirus can make people sick, usually with a mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illness, similar to a common cold. The symptoms can include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, possible headache and a fever that can last for a couple of days.

The advice from all health advisory bodies for any student or staff member who feels unwell is to not attend school and to seek immediate medical advice. I would recommend that we be particularly careful and more cautious than usual if our children are presenting with the above symptoms.

At the College, we will implement a campaign this week of Protective Coughing & Sneezing and Protective Hand Washing. We will use the posters from the World Health Organisation to reinforce best hygiene practices.  I would greatly appreciate if you could reinforce this at home.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

We do not want to frighten our students but we do want to be careful and students will be encouraged to not hold hands to avoid spreading germs. 

I want to also assure you that we are increasing our daily cleaning regime both inside and outside the classrooms. This will include the cleaning of student and staff desks in classrooms and touch surfaces in high traffic areas in the College.

We are seeking to secure additional soap and hand sanitisers so they can be placed in classrooms and toilet areas for ease of access by our students and staff.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are concerned about your children. Ms Maria Walker is our College Health and Safety Officer and can be contacted mwalker@dominic.tas.edu.au. You can also call the College on 6274 6000.

 

Yours sincerely,

Ms Beth Gilligan

College Principal


3-6 Swimming Program

Dear Parents,

The excitment is building for Year 3-6 students with the Swimming Carnival scheduled to take place at Clarence Pool tomorrow.

Attached is the final program for the day. Printed copies will also be available.

Any late changes will not appear on the program but can be made on the day if required.

A reminder that the bus will be departing Dominic College by 9.00am.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me, tstopp@dominic.tas.edu.au.

Kind regards,

Talia Stopp

Acting K-10 Sport Coordinator

Attachment: Program_FINAL_2020_5e5eccc48efa6.pdf

7-10 Assessment Schedule 2020

Dear Students, Parents and Carers

Please find a link to the 2020 Assessment Schedule for students in Years 7-10 below. Students are encouraged to use this information to help them plan and organise their work. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns related to this information.

 

Sincerely yours

Janet Marcenko

7-10 Coordinator of Teaching & Learning

Attachment: 2020_Assessment_Schedule_PDF_5e5c4bf65fd30.pdf

DRAFT Dominic 3-6 Swim Program

Dear Parents,

Please find attached the DRAFT of the Swimming Carnival program for next Thursday 5 March.

This is the initial DRAFT and there will be many changes that will occur. Some parents failed to fill in the ‘edsmart’ information in time so their son/daughter may not be in the program or there will be errors that we have made. Please do not stress about this, all changes can be fixed by emailing the K-10 Sport Coordinator Miss Talia Stopp (tstopp@dominic.tas.edu.au ) who will then make the updates.

A reminder that students swimming in a 50m event ‘cannot’ swim in the 25m event of the same stroke. (or vice versa)

Students swimming in any stroke event cannot enter the kickboard/novelty events. The kickboard/novelty events are strictly for students who cannot swim stroke events.

The relay teams will be filled in at House Meetings so please do not email about those. The House Teachers will fill in the relay teams for the students at these meetings.

All students will have ample free swim time at the end of the day which will cater for all swimming needs.

Thanks for your patience and understanding in this process and we look forward to a successful carnival next Thursday.

Regards,

Cameron Golding- Director of HPE K-10

Attachment: Dominic_3_6_Swim_Carnival_DRAFT_2020_5e58c7f7995eb.pdf

2020 School Photos

Dominic College will hold their class school photos on the below dates:

Thursday 12 March: 7-10 Students

Friday 13 March: 7-10 Family Photos

Wednesday 18 March: Kinder – 6 Students 

Thursday 19 March: Kinder – 6 Family Photos

Envelopes will be sent home with the students  Tuesday 18 February

All students envelopes must be returned to the school by Friday 6 March

Attachment: 2020_College_Photos_Letter_Home__5e4b6097cb0fc.pdf

Putting boundaries in place to support learning and teaching at Dominic College

Dear Parents and Families,

Please follow the link below for further information regarding the use of 'smartwatches' by students during school hours.

Attachment: https://www.dominic.tas.edu.au/news/putting-boundaries-in-place-to-support-learning-and-teaching-at-dominic-college

Canteen Reminder

A reminder for parents/guardians to update their child’s details on Flexischool when placing orders to the canteen, especially their new year level and class number, via their website: 

Attachment: https://www.flexischools.com.au

Information for Parents Regarding the Coronavirus Alert

Dear Parents and Families

Many schools across Australia are acting in response to the recent outbreak of a new coronavirus in Australia.

The virus, which is believed to have originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, was confirmed to have reached Australia over the weekend with four cases reported in NSW, with a fifth case being reported in Victoria on Monday.

As part of Dominic College’s response to the outbreak, students and families who have travelled to China over the summer break are asked to contact the College ( Maria Walker 6274 6071 or Steve Casni 6274 6000) and are asked not to return until they have been cleared of the virus by a medical doctor.

Please find a link to further information from the Australian Government regarding the virus here: 

Yours sincerely,

Beth Gilligan - College Principal

Attachment: https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/digistorm-websites/dominic/documents/Coronavirus-information.pdf?

Welcome to 2020 - Information for Day 1, 2020

Dear Families,

A very warm welcome back to our 2020 Academic Year at Dominic College. I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable Christmas and New Year period and had some time to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones.

Over the past few weeks and during Staff Week this week, our staff have been working hard in their preparation to ensure classrooms are organised, lesson plans developed, and all have undertaken professional learning to enable the 2020 school year to be an enjoyable and engaging learning experience for each student at the College.

I am writing to provide you with some reminders to help your family prepare for the return to school.

K-10 Start Date and Times

All students in Prep to Year 10 will commence the new school year this Friday 31 January. This is Week 0. All students in Prep can wear their Sport Uniform this year. All students in Years 1-6 are to wear their full school uniform. Duty of Care commences at 8:30am for Prep to Year 6 classes.

Please be advised that there will be no specialist classes for Prep to Year 6 on the first day of school to allow time for students to meet and work with their new 2020 Classroom Teacher. Refer to any notes provided by your child’s Classroom Teacher for any arrangements for Week 1.

All students in Year 7-10 are to wear full school uniform on Friday 31 January and come prepared for Day 1 classes. Periods 1 to 3 will be organisational activities in Pastoral groups. Formal classes will commence from Period 4 onwards.  Students who have practical HPE classes are able to wear their Sports Uniform The classes this affects are:

  • Year 8C HPE (Mr Reinbach)
  • Year 8D HPE (Mr Westall)
  • Year 10D HPE (Mr Westall)
  • Year 9/10 Athletic Development (Miss Farr)
  • Year 9/10 Outdoor Education (Mr Hyatt)

Kinder timita (A) will commence their first school day on Monday 3 February and Kinder tuminana (B) commence on Wednesday 5 February. Classrooms will be open from 8:30am and parents are welcome to stay until class commences.

Due to the high weather temperatures predicted for this Friday 31 January, students in formal uniforms will not need to wear their ties and blazers. These will need to be worn commencing next week on Monday 3 February.

Response to Coronavirus
Many Schools across Australia are acting in response to the recent outbreak of a new coronavirus in Australia.

The virus, which is believed to have originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, was confirmed to have reached Australia over the weekend with four cases reported in NSW, with a fifth case being reported in Victoria on Monday.

As part of Dominic College’s response to the outbreak, students and families who have travelled to China over the summer break are asked to contact the College (Maria Walker 6274 6071 or Steve Casni 6274 6000) and are asked not to return until they have been cleared of the virus by a medical doctor.

Smart Watches

Smart watches are not to be worn or used by K-10 students during the school day or during any school activity off-site or on-site. They are not needed by students at the College for their learning.

If Smart watches are worn or used by students, they will be confiscated, and parents will be notified and confiscated devices will need to be collected from Grantleigh’s Administration office by the student’s parent or guardian at the end of the day or when convenient to them. We thank you all for your support with this rule.

Year 7 “Belling In” Ceremony

On Friday 31 January, the College will once again continue with the tradition of ‘Belling In’ our new Year 7 students as a symbol of their commencement of secondary education at Dominic College.

Year 7-10 Pastoral Teachers will be available from 8.15am – 8.35am at Pastoral Classes to meet and greet families and reassure students on their first day at school. At 8.35am, all Year 7 students will be moving to the Savio Centre for a short welcome and assembly. Year 7s will then process up to the Top Yard via a Guard of Honour set up by our Year 8-10 students and 7-10 staff, with student leaders ringing the bells used at Boys Town in 1952, St John’s in 1959, Holy Name in 1962 and the Angelus Bell as a reminder of our history and past and symbol of the transition to secondary schooling. Students will then commence Morning Pastoral immediately after the procession.

Year 7-10 SEQTA Engage and Communication

This year we are commencing the use of SEQTA Engage as the main tool to record and communicate Positive and Poor Behaviours. Students who make positive choices within our community will have a positive note recorded on SEQTA for students, families and Pastoral Teachers to view. Community Service, Participation and Certificates will also be recorded.

We have decided to move away from the College Diary as a tool for monitoring positive and poor choices of students. Instead, everything will be recorded on SEQTA and we encourage all families to use SEQTA Engage via the App or College Website to see how their sons/daughters are progressing both academically and pastorally.

All students will still be required to take their diary to class for organisational purposes to record homework and assessment tasks.

If students make poor choices at school, we will follow the process outlined below:

  1. Verbal Warning (student warned)
  2. Note lodged onto SEQTA (emailed to parents)
  3. Isolated within the classroom if another poor choice is made
  4. Lunchtime detention (recorded on SEQTA)
  5. Excluded from classroom and House Coordinator informed if another poor choice is made

Students who receive three negative SEQTA notes in a week will have a meeting with their Pastoral Teacher and families will receive a phone call from the Pastoral Teacher. This will enable the student and Pastoral Teacher to try to resolve any poor choices or behaviours promptly to avoid repetition of this.

If a student receives three negative SEQTA notes in a week from the same Classroom Teacher, then that Classroom Teacher will call or email home to notify families of this, and a meeting time with the teacher will be made if the behaviours do not improve.

Students who receive more than three negative SEQTA entries will receive an afterschool detention and House Coordinators and Pastoral Coordinators will intervene if behaviours do not improve.

Further information about SEQTA Engage and this new platform for communication will be outlined in upcoming newsletters.

New and Updated Policies

Please refer to the updated Student Management Policy that is located on the College Website for further information about our processes for Student Management. Please note also that there is a new Electronic Mail Policy on the website referring to processes and use of email communication. I encourage all families to have a read of these at your earliest convenience.

Finally, I wish you and your children every blessing and joy for the 2020 School Year. We look forward to welcoming you all back and I hope your children experience every success as they undertake an exciting new year of learning with us.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Stephen Casni - Deputy Principal


Dominic 2019 College Carols at Twilight

The Dominic College Carols at Twilight will be held this Thursday 12 December at 5pm to 6.30pm at the Tolosa Park Reserve.  All members of the Dominic College community are warmly invited to attend.  

The link to the program and song lyrics is attached.

Hope to see you there!

Attachment: https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/digistorm-websites/dominic/documents/Carols-at-Twilight-Program-and-Lyrics-December-2019.pdf?mtime=20191211085101

7-10 Swimming Carnival Program

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please see the attached program/running sheet for the 7-10 Swimming Carnival at the Hobart Aquatic Centre on Thursday 14 November.

Regards,

Ms Nicole Millikan

K-10 Sport Coordinator

Attachment: 2019_Swimming_Program_Entries_5dcb376d0963f.xlsx

2019 Prep- 6 Swimming Program

Hi All,

The 2019 Dominic College Prep- Year 6 Swimming Program commences on the 18 November and concludes on the 22 November. All students in Prep- Year 6 will have 5 days of swimming in this program. 

Please see the attached sheet for more information. Parents will be sent a 'Consent 2 Go' email this week to complete in regards to the program.

The bus schedule is also attached for parents to view. Please note on Wednesday 20 November the times will change slightly for P-5 students.

NOTE- On Wednesday 20 November all Year 3-6 students will also have to wear FORMAL uniform on this day so they can attend the scheduled special assembly back at school. 

If there are any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,

Cameron Golding- Director of HPE K-10 (cgolding@dominic.tas.edu.au)

Attachment: P_6_Swimming_Note_Information_2019_5dcd3629793e1.docx
Attachment: Bus_Bookings_P_6_Swimming_Program_2019_DC_App_5dcd36a9869d2.docx

Surf Groms Term 4 Flyer

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please see the attached flyer for Coastrider Surf Groms commencing in November.

Kind regards,

Ms Nicole Millikan

K-10 Sport Coordinator

Attachment: Term_4_2019_Surfgroms_School_flyer_5dbf6f3d25aaf.pdf

3-6 JSSATIS (Independent) Athletics Carnival 14 November

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Permission forms will be emailed home via Consent to Go in the coming days.  Please see the attached team list and event programming for the event to be held on Thursday 14 November at the Domain Athletics Centre.

Please direct any queries to nmillikan@dominic.tas.edu.au.

Kind regards,

Ms Nicole Millikan

K-10 Sport Coordinator

Attachment: JSSATIS_Aths_Team_5dbb62a531557.pdf
Attachment: JSSATIS_Program_cover_page_2019_5dbb6334a67cb.pdf
Attachment: JSSATIS_Participant_Event_List_5dbb63412cce3.pdf

3-6 STCPSSA (Catholic) Athletics Carnival 8 November

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Permission forms will be emailed home via Consent to Go in the coming days.  Please see the attached team lists and event programming for the day.  The event will be held on Friday 8 November at the Domain Athletics Centre.

Please direct any queries to nmillikan@dominic.tas.edu.au.

Kind regards,

Ms Nicole Millikan

K-10 Sport Coordinator

Attachment: STCPSSA_2019_PROGRAM_5dbb5fe2d9350.pdf
Attachment: STCPSSA_Aths_Map_and_seating_2019_5dbb600f04ba4.pdf
Attachment: 2019_STCPSSA_Aths_Team_5dbb60d1730d0.pdf

Cake Stall Flyer

Dear Parents,

 

Each year the cake stall is a huge success, this is largely due to the parents that generously contribute towards our stall. The great range of delicious items are always commented on favourably. As a popular choice for all fair goers we are hoping that this year’s stall will be an even bigger success.

We are once again asking all families of the College to kindly donate goodies, e.g. cakes/slices/muffins/cupcakes/scones/jams/preserves, for the P&F Dominic College Community Fair cake stall.

Please drop off your baking to the Savio Centre on Fair Day, Friday 8 November anytime from 8.00am, with this flyer attached to your baking.

 

Kind Regards

Nicola Rayner

President

Dominic College Parents & Friends Community Fair

Attachment: cake_stall_letter_2019_approved_5db76074a097c.pdf

DC 2019 3-6 Athletics Program

Hi All,

Attached is the program that we will be using for tomorrow's 3-6 Athletics Carnival. Apologies on the delay in getting this on the App and website but due to year 6 Aths trials only being completed today it has been a huge task just to complete the program.

Changes can be made on the day by House Teachers so please do not stress if you see a mistake, it is easily fixed at the carnival by your House Teachers.

We are looking forward to a fantastic day of Athletics at the College. Please use the cover page attached as a guide for approximate times. 

Regards,

Miss Nicole Millikan- K-10 Sport Coordinator

Attachment: 3_6_Aths_Program_Cover_2019_Final_5da6f70d7d34e.pdf
Attachment: DC_Program_2019_Athletics_Carnival_3_6_5da6f7179c0c4.xls

5/6 Touch Football

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please see the attached 5/6 Touch Football roster due to commence in Week 2 of Term 4.

Kind regards,

Ms NIcole Millikan

K-10 Sport Coordinator

Attachment: JSSATIS_5_6_Mixed_Touch_Football_Roster_2019_5da64ca89849e.pdf
Attachment: Touch_Football_Year_5_6_Rules_2019_5da64cb2bc1a0.pdf

3/4 Tee Ball Information

Dear Parents,

Please see the attached roster and regulations for the Tee Ball rosters due to commence in Week 2 of Term 4.

Kind regards,

Ms Nicole Millikan

K-10 Sport Coordinator

Attachment: 3_4_JSSATIS_Mixed_Teeball_Roster_2019_FINAL_vers._2_5da63a4f7e029.docx
Attachment: 34_Teeball_Regualtions_19_5da63a5962eb3.docx

Year 3-6 Girls Cricket Rosters

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see the attached rosters for the upcoming 3-6 girls cricket rosters.

Kind regards,

Ms Millikan

K-10 Sport Coordinator

Attachment: JSSATIS_Girls_Cricket_FIXTURE_Yr_5_6_2019V2_5da54f0ca936d.pdf
Attachment: JSSATIS_Girls_Cricket_FIXTURE_Yr_3_4_2019_V2_5da54f14e3b17.pdf

Year 7-10 Assessment Overview Term 4 2019

K-6 Athletics Carnivals

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please see the attached documents regarding the upcoming carnivals:

3-6 Athletics Carnival - Thursday 17 October (Week 1, Term 4)

K-2 Athletics Carnival - Wednesday 6 October (Week 4, Term 4)

We are seeking parent assistance for both of these events.  If you are able to assist in any way, please email nmillikan@dominic.tas.edu.au for more information.

Kind regards,

Ms Nicole Millikan

K-10 Sport Coordinator

Attachment: 3_6_Aths_Program_Cover_2019_5d9a7503404aa.pdf
Attachment: K_2_Athletics_2019_5d9a751168303.pdf

Netball: Net Set Go

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Please see the attached flyer for a Term 4 introductory netball program aimed at 5 - 10 year olds.  

Kind regards,

Ms Nicole Millikan

K-10 Sport Coordinator 

Attachment: net_set_go_5d8be903502cf.pdf

Upcoming Junior Cricket Opportunities

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see the attached flyer for Glenorchy Cricket Club Junior Blasters (ages 5-7) and Master Blasters (ages 7-10) programs commencing in November.

Kind regards,

Ms Nicole Millikan
K-10 Sport Coordinator

Attachment: Master_Blast_and_Junior_Blast_flyers_5d8aba2153f4d.pdf

Communication from Beth Gilligan

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see attached document to access a communication regarding the College Uniform Review and Redesign process for Dominic College.

Warm regards

Beth Gilligan
Principal 

Attachment: Letter_Parents_Uniform_Development_19_09_19_1__5d898e959be81.pdf