Our Year 7 students were welcomed on their first day by their Year 11 Peer Support buddies. In 2020, Years 7 and 11 will work together on building a strong connection with the College and Its values. Students focus particular attention on the Resilience Project aspects of the College diary and essential information on adjusting to life in High School. Sessions will continue throughout the term to build lasting relationships now and into the future.
Year 12 HSC Survival Night
Parents of the Class of 2020 attended an informative night in Week 2 to discuss tips and tactics to help their Son’s excel in the HSC. Parents engaged in a number of informative presentations from, study tips, to health, nutrition and student wellbeing. Parents also heard advice from the class of 2019 Symposium, including study tips from State ranked students and Band 6 recipients.
Year 7 Parents and Students Welcome evening
On Wednesday, 5 February St Dominic’s College held a Welcome Evening for new Year 7 parents and students.
The afternoon commenced with a Welcome Liturgy, followed by our new students receiving their House Polo Shirts.
A BBQ was provided with parents also being invited to meet with their child’s Embark Teacher. Embark is a flagship subject of St Dominic’s College, assisting our students in their transition into secondary schooling.
Big Fish Little Fish
On Thursday, 6 February, Year 7 had the opportunity to participate in the Big Fish Little Fish Program to help with their transition from primary school to high school. It was a rewarding experience where we were able to reflect on our time so far, and discuss strategies to help for the future.
Safer Internet Day
Safe Internet Day on Tuesday 11th of February gave students a chance to reflect on digital safety. Our online world is as much a part of our lives as our offline experiences, so it’s crucial we are all involved in supporting online wellbeing as much as physical health. esafety.gov.au #eSafetySID”
The SRC is an opportunity for students in Years 8-10 to demonstrate and develop leadership in the College. It provides the student body with a voice, and develops students into active College citizens. Year 8-10 elected 2 representatives from each House (1 per Homeroom). 2020 SRC members were presented to the College Community at our Opening Mass. Congratulations and we look forward to your valuable contribution.
Pastoral Care Program
2020 has begun with a strong focus on Student wellbeing. Students participate in regular Pastoral Care Program lessons with their Pastoral teacher. Lessons are engaging and aim to build meaningful conversations and individual action in the following focus areas:
Year 08 – Resilience
Year 09 – Social Media
Year 10 – Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
Year 11 – Mindset
Year 12 – Success in the HSC
Mrs B Birkett