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.
Dear Parents, Students and Staff,
It’s almost time for our “Colour Explosion” - which is on Wednesday 24 October. One week to go!
Please register your child for our “Colour Explosion” via https://myprofilepage.com.au/ It will ask you for a code. If you have misplaced your booklet, please skip this step.
We ask that every student raise $10. By registering online and donating $10 the supplier then sends direct to the school the following for your child:
By each student paying $10, they participate, cover the cost of the colour pack and receive a prize. This is all about raising funds so our students receive the benefits over the whole College.
We want to make this an amazing event but we also need to cover the costs associated with this. Should you have queries on this please email us at email@example.com
Kind regards, The Parents and Friends Committee
Kinder to Year 2 Athletics Carnival
Wednesday 31 October
11.00am - 3.00pmAttachment: Athletics_Dominic_College_K_2_Note_2018_Final_5bc54a2b8d2d9.pdf
Please find attached the 3/4 and 5/6 girls cricket rosters for the 2018 JSSATIS season.
Mr. Cameron Golding- Director of HPE K-10 and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: JSSATIS_Girls_Cricket_FIXTURE_Yr_3_4_2018_V1_5bc53cb08296c.xls
Please find attached the note, rules and roster for the 5/6 Touch Football season.
Mr. Cameron Golding- Director of HPE K-10 and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Touch_Football_Note_2_2018_5bc53a8c5b477.docx
Please find attached the 3/4 JSSATIS Teeball Roster for 2018.
Cameron Golding- Director of HPE and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: 3_4_JSSATIS_Teeball_Roster_2018_5bc5388faa58a.docx
Please find the 5/6 Indoor Cricket note and roster attached.
Cameron Golding- Director of HPE K-10 and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: JSSATIS_Indoor_Cricket_Roster_2018_Term_4_Year_5_6_Boys_5bc535654ab65.docx
The P&F is organising a fundraiser for Wednesday 24 October and have sent home this letter for the information of parents.Attachment: School_Colour_Explosion_Kick_Off_Parent_Letter_5ba4f1e384745.pdf
Please find attached the notes for Mr. Golding's MMK classes in Terms 3 and 4- Kinder Bears, Kinder Mice, 1A, 1B and 3B.
Please be sure to look at the correct note. These notes have also been sent home with students.
Mr. Cameron Golding- MMK TeacherAttachment: Mamma_Margaret_letter_Kinder_Bears_2018_5b57be543b5cb.docx
Mr Golding is teaching MMK to Kinder Bears, Kinder Mice, 1A, 1B and 3B in Terms 3 and 4. The attached note has gone home to students today. Please make sure you are looking at the relevent note for your son/daughters class.
Mr. Cameron Golding- MMK TeacherAttachment: Mamma_Margaret_letter_Kinder_Bears_2018_5b3afd030f3f7.docx
Please find attached the Dominic 3/4 Sport Day booklet.
Attached are the teams for the 3/4 Sports Day on September 7.
Mr. Cameron Golding- Director of HPE and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: 3_4_Sports_Day_Teams_2018_5b8f60e4233e5.pdf
Wednesday 5 September – Year P-6 Sports Photos and Co-Curricular Photos
• Full Formal Uniform required for co-curricular photos
• Full Sport Uniform required for sports photos
If students are not involved in any photos on this day, then please treat this as a normal day with the normal required uniform for your son/daughter.Attachment: Photo_Day_note_home_2018_5b85e2d15fd79.pdf
The Children’s Book Council of Australia recently announced the theme for Book Week this year is:
‘Find Your Treasure’
As a part of our celebrations throughout the week in the K-6 area, we will be having a Dress Up Day on Wednesday 22nd August 2017.
Come dressed as a book character from…
We will be holding a house competition again for the most creative costume. We don’t want parents to feel they have to spend a lot of money and we encourage involving the children in designing and making costumes using items from home. We would ask you to stay completely away from much loved “onesies”. Points will be awarded to each house group by classroom teachers and an overall tally will determine which house wins the Book Week Cup for 2018.
We encourage students to bring in the book their costume is inspired by so we can share these during the day. Students will have the opportunity to parade their costumes and carry their book after recess where the winners of the house competition will be announced, in the K-4 courtyard (weather permitting).
We look forward to celebrating this special week together and encourage you to look at the website https://www.cbca.org.au/short-list-2018 for the amazing books that have been shortlisted for awards this year!
Miss Sarah Webb – College Librarian
We are sorry to our customers, but the Dominic College Uniform Shop is closed today due to illness.
Messages or enquiries can be left at the Student Services office.
Attached is the Hockey note that is going home to players in the Term 3 Friday afternoon 3/4 roster.
Mr. Cameron Golding- Director of HPE and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Hockey_note_1_Term_3_34_Roster_5b690852b0e6d.docx
Please find attached the Gala Day Soccer Roster for the NSJSA. This is the last round of the season on the 25 August at the Metro Soccer Club, Allunga Road, Chigwell.
Cameron Golding- Director of HPE and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Gala_Day_Roster_2018_with_venues_FINAL_5b7cd2cd3e288.xlsx
Please find the rosters for the JSSATIS Basketball Roster Attached.
If there are any issues or queries please call or email Cameron Golding.
Cameron Golding- Director of HPE and K-6 Sport Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 62746089Attachment: 3_4_Boys_JSSATIS_Roster_2018_5b639bb28e8f9.docx
Please find attached the note going home to all JSSATIS 3-6 Basketball players.
Also on page 2 of the note are the team for this season.
The second attachment are the rules for JSSATIS Basketball.
Mr. Cameron Golding- Director of HPE K-10 and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Note_1_2018_JSSATIS_Basketball_Season_Dominic_5b57bd5ff29c5.docx
A reminder that the Goal Setting Day for Year 3-10 students is being held on the first day of Term 3, Monday 23 July 2018. Please read attachment for more details.Attachment: Goal_Setting_Session_Reminders_Year_3_6_5b3c5dbd57f23.pdf
Please find attached an Auskick Flyer that has been sent home to all Kinder and Prep students this week.
Mr. Cameron Golding- K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Auskick_Flyer_Term_2_Term_3_2018_5b3afe4bbc2c5.pdf
Dominic College, like many schools, has the opportunity to name its buildings, facilities and spaces to commemorate important links, events and individuals in the life of the College, its history and traditions.
Recently we named our new art and music facilities after Dominican artist Fra Angelico. Our Oratory Space, for example, is named after the title our Founder St John Bosco gave to his school – an integrated and creative home, school, playground and parish in Turin. Our K-6 Kitchen is named after Don Bosco’s mother Mamma Margaret.
Through the naming of buildings, facilities and spaces, the College reinforces its identity and uses this as another medium through which to tell the story of our founders, their associates and saints who came after them. It also allows us to transfer the story of the Catholic Church.
Some time ago the College developed a policy to ensure that buildings, rooms, grounds and facilities are named in a manner consistent with our purpose and history as a Catholic school in the Salesian and Dominican traditions.
Recently at our Whole College Staff meeting we devoted time to thinking about what we might call some of our spaces such as our library, our driveway, our ovals bordering on Tolosa Street and our creek.
The staff named lots of worthy and esteemed figures in the Salesian and Dominican stories such as St Mary Mazzarello, co-founder of the Salesian sisters; Blessed Phillip Rinaldi, successor to Don Bosco and the first Salesian Cardinal and loved pupil of Don Bosco, Giovanni Cagliero.
Some of our Dominican saints were discussed such as St Thomas Aquinas, St Rose of Lima and St Martin de Porres. Students will be asked for their ideas as well.
This coming week our K-6 staff will be working together on potential names for each of our K-6 classrooms. We hope to name our classrooms after our saints and those who have been named as blessed or have been venerated by the Church. We hope that this will be an embedded way our students can learn about their classroom patron each year.
If parents at this stage would like to make suggestions to add to our initial list for consideration and discussion please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: email@example.com
Ms Beth Gilligan - Dominic College Principal
As you know omorrow is the 5/6 STCPSSA Football and Netball Round Robin. Football will be played at Dominic and Netball predominately at Creek Road with some overflow matches at the Moonah Basketball Stadium.
Netball- Departs DC at 9.00am sharp, returns to DC at 3.00pm
Football- Stay at DC with Mr. Golding and staff for the whole day. If boys have footy boots bring them along. If not runner will suffice.
Reminder- Students are to wear full sports uniform and bring a healthy packed lunch and plenty of water.
Attached are the 2 netball rosters, the football roster and the updated teams for the day.
Thanks to the teachers and assistant who are helping and making the day possible.
If there are any issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 62746089.
Mr. Cameron Golding- K-10 Director of HPE and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Netball_and_Football_teams_Dominic_College_2018_Final_5b34969471980.xlsx
A version of the following letter was sent home to all parents Year 2-10 by email or post, regarding Goal-setting Day 23 July 2018.
The first day of Term 3, Monday 23 July, will be devoted to individual goal-setting appointments for all students in Year 3 to Year 10. Because we believe this process is important, the day will be a student-free day for K-10 students. K-2 teachers will work with Year 3-10 students, so K-2 students will not commence school in Term 3 until Tuesday 24 July 2018.
All Year 3-10 students have been allocated a teacher and will be asked to book in an appointment with that teacher.
Your child has been allocated a specific teacher to guide you both through this process, which will take around 25 minutes of the day.
This booking can be made now through SOBS. While we appreciate this may be difficult for some with work arrangements, we consider goal-setting an essential step on your child’s learning journey. We hope by giving you enough notice you will be able to make the necessary arrangements to enable your presence to support your child. If circumstances do not allow this, another family member as nominated by you, could be present instead.
We also look forward to welcoming you to Parent/Teacher Interviews which will be held on the 30th July and 31st July for K-6 students and on Tuesday 7th August for 7-10 students. The bookings for parent teacher interviews will open on Tuesday 24th July.
We have been seeing the results of this endeavour and we look forward to implementing this valuable process with your child.
Prep to Year 6 students come to school dressed in your PJs on Friday 6 July 2018. Gold coin donation to be handed to your class teacher. More information attached.Attachment: Pyjama_Day_Prep_to_Year_6_5b32e0467a352.pdf
Due to staff illness the uniform shop will be closed today, Wednesday 27 June. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Tracy Reid, Manager
Dominic College will be taking part in the Catholic Schools 5/6 Football and Netball Round Robin on Friday 29 June. Please open attachment for more information and teams.Attachment: Year_5_and_6_Football_Netball_Round_Robin_Update_5b30604b2b0dd.pdf
On Wednesday 27 June 2018, Bravehearts will be running a parent session at 8.45am in the Magone Building (on the main oval). This session is for parents of students in Kinder - Year 2 and will run for about 20 minutes.
The parent session aims to inform you about the program that your child will be involved in and offer ways that you can reinforce the critical messages and teachings of personal safety.
You should have received an email outlining details of the program. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us via phone or email.
Mrs Allison Lowe and Mrs Olivia Stephen - Coordinators Pastoral Care K-6
The attached course maps have been sent home with students previously but are here for your perusal as well.
The carnival is tomorrow at the Rokeby Police Academy. The team is also attached as a refresher of who made this interschool carnival. Times for events can also be found on the course maps.
Mr. Cameron Golding- K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Cross_Country_Gr_3_2018_5b209a08c7308.pub
Attached is the relevent information about Friday's 3-6 Catholic Cross Country. A reminder that this event is optional and parents need to supervise their own son/daughters at the event. Your son/daughter only made the team if they finished in the top 8 (see attached sheet for team).
Also for those who do attend on Friday you can arrive and leave at the time you wish as per your event on the day. This is up to parents discretion.
1. Information for the day
2. Course Maps- 3/4 and 5/6
3. Dominic team
Mr. Cameron Golding- Director of HPE K-10 and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: 2018_program_and_information_5b15ec13d0f4c.docx
Please see attached the note and team for the upcoming interschool cross country events for the 3-6 Dominic team.
Cameron Golding- Director of HPE K-10 and K-6 Sport CoordinatorAttachment: Note_1_2018_JSSATIS_Cross_Country_Dominic_team_5b15da2210097.docx
Please be advised that due to the Student Free day on Friday 8 June, the school banking will be processed on Thursday 7 June.
Due to staff illness the uniform shop will be closed today. Any enquiries please go to the uniform shop page which can be found on the Dominic College website. Apologies for any invoncenience this may cause.
Towards the end of May a brochure was mailed home to parents. A digital copy of the brochure can be viewed here: https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/digistorm-websites/dominic/content/Our-College/Heart-of-the-Matter.pdf?mtime=20180329091528
The letter accompanying the mail out is reproduced below:
21 May 2018
The Heart of the Matter
Please find enclosed your copy of Dominic College’s updated Strategic Directions and Plan, The Heart of the Matter. It contains highlights of our plans for improvement and development of the College for the next four years, which will ensure that our community and College continues to thrive and achieve.
The Strategic Directions and Plan are set out under four areas of priority – Our Mission, Teaching and Learning, Community, and Resources and Systems. The plan highlights our values which are central to enabling our community to grow in faith, skill and knowledge.
I encourage you to review and reflect on this booklet, and as always I welcome any feedback our valued families have to offer as we implement the plan.
Every blessing on you and your family from all of us at Dominic.
Ms Beth Gilligan - College Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This afternoon at 12:20pm the Year K-6 students were evacuated from their classrooms due to a small fire in the K-4 Boys Toilets.
No injuries to students nor staff were sustained and the College’s emergency evacuation processes were followed leading to a calm and orderly evacuation.
We thank the teachers and students for their patience as the situation was dealt with. Students returned to class in a very short space of time.
The cause of the fire is being investigated and our initial findings show that there is no need for parent concern regarding student safety.
If you have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Mr Stephen Casni - Deputy Principal
The NSJSA Saturday Soccer Roster can be found in a couple of places:
1. Follow this link- http://websites.sportstg.com/comp_info.cgi?a=ROUND&round=5&client=1-8327-0-489458-0&pool=1
Make sure you type in your son/daughters age group and go to the correct date/round.
2. GAME DAY APP
To easily view the JUNIOR rosters online please try the Game Day App. To setup the app, please do the following:
- Download App from AppStore
- Open Game Day App
- Press the "+" in the top right hand corner
- Select "Football"
- Select "Association"
- Search for "FFT"
- Select "FFT - Northern Suburbs Junior Soccer Association"
- Select Age Group
- Select Team
- Press Star with the "+" in the top right hand corner
- Enter the Team name
Please use either of the above methods for NSJSA rosters in 2018.
Cameron Golding- K-6 Sport Coordinator
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The K-2 Cross Country will be held on Wednesday 23 May 2018. More information attached.Attachment: Cross_Country_K_2_2018_5af91cd737939.pdf