Term 1, Week 10 2022
Dear Community Members
Welcome to Week 10 and to the final newsletter for Term 1!
Preparations for our Sports Day on Friday are ramping up this week and we look forward to a successful day at the Port Adelaide Athletics Club. Our Sports Day is always a great event for our school community and I would like to acknowledge and thank our whole staff who all collaborate together to ensure our students have an amazing day. I look forward to seeing you there!
Our Learning Conversations are now completed and I hope these discussions with Class Teachers were valuable and worthwhile. The teachers prepared for these conversations exceptionally well to ensure that parents and caregivers were provided with a clear and precise update on student achievements, successes and areas for growth.
I have pleasure in announcing two new Front Office appointments commencing in Term 2;
- Welcome to Ms Alison Appleby- Executive Assistant
- Welcome to Ms Kim Murphy- Office Administrator
Both Alison and Kim bring a wealth of administrative experience to Dominican School and will certainly complement our new structure in the front office. I am sure you will warmly welcome them both.
We say farewell to Wendy Benson and Mandy Flynn at the end of this term. I would like to thank both Wendy and Mandy for all that they have contributed to our Dominican Community.
On Monday night we held our School Board Annual General Meeting. We have five new members joining the School Board this year. I would like to announce the following members;
- Angela Petts- Mother to Oscar in Year 5 and Annabelle in Year 3
- Chris Russell- Father to Jett in Reception
- Greer Tappert- Mother to Max in Year 4
- Henry Klis- Father to Scarlett in Reception
- Sara Thompson- Mother to Grace in Year 5
I would sincerely like to thank Angela, Chris, Greer, Henry and Sara for taking on these important roles as we continue to strive to make Dominican School the best school it can be.
As the term draws to a close I strongly believe that we have had another successful term despite the challenges that we have all faced. Thank you to our students, staff and families that continue to support our Dominican Community in so many ways. I hope that you all have a great term break and I look forward to seeing all students and families return on Tuesday 3 May.
Stay well and stay healthy!
Next week is Holy Week, the most important week in our Church year. It is the time when we remember and celebrate the last days of Jesus’ life, before his death and resurrection. We recall and honour the rich and powerful gospel stories that take us from Jesus being welcomed into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday; to the sharing of bread and wine with his disciples at the Last Supper on Holy Thursday; to Jesus’ suffering on his way to the cross and his crucifixion on Good Friday; and finally to his joyous resurrection on Easter Sunday.
As a school community, we will celebrate these significant events by sharing in this story through prayer, reflection and action with Holy Week Liturgies:
- On Monday April 11 our R-2 classes will lead us in a Palm Sunday Liturgy.
- On Tuesday April 12 our Year 3/4 classes will lead us in a Holy Thursday Liturgy.
- On Wednesday April 13 all classes will share in a Good Friday Liturgy (staff and students only)
- On Friday May 6 our Year 5/6 classes will lead us in an Easter Liturgy (Term 2 Week 1).
Our liturgies will occur outside on the courts from 9.00 – 9.20am with families of the classes leading these liturgies invited to attend (please ensure that you sign in, socially distance, wear face masks).
As we continue on our Lenten journey to Easter, we are reminded to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God. Our support of Project Compassion is one way of putting our faith in action to support the most vulnerable in our world now and ‘for all future generations.’ Thank you for your generosity in donating to this year’s appeal.
It would be much appreciated if all Project Compassion boxes are returned to the Front Office by Wednesday April 13.
*Please see below for dates and times of our Parish Holy Week Celebrations*
We thank our loving God for the gift of His Son Jesus, through his death and resurrection we have received new life. May our Risen Christ inspire us to be truly Gospel people bringing the love of Jesus to all.
Wishing you and your families all the blessings of a joyous Easter filled with love, peace and hope.
Assistant Principal Religious Identity & Mission
This Friday we are looking forward to our annual Sports day at the Port Adelaide Athletics Club.
We would like to introduce you to our Sport Captains, which have already been instrumental in preparing for what we know, will be a fabulous day! They have been leading their teams during meetings, preparing banners, chants, ribbons, the health hustle and practising marching around the oval. Well done to our Captains for their outstanding leadership and we look forward to seeing them continue to shine on Friday, along with all of our students!
St Dominic's Captains - Oscar & Aitana
Vice Captains - Isaac & Ava (absent)
St Mary'sCaptains - Lachlan & Maya
Vice Captains - Wesley & Molly
St Catherine's Captains - Nate & Indiana
Vice Captains - Mia & Zoey (absent)
St Patrick's Captains - Jacob & Ashlee
Vice Captains - William & Brianna
Congratulations to the following students on receiving Dominican Pillar Certificates in Week 8 this term:
Franklin Sands, Sophia Sison, Kayne McGahey, Imogen Mattner, Jaden King, Ella Yates, Harrison Lock, Kelsey OÇonnor
Mason Hutton, Lilly Andrews
Jackson Hamilton, Parker Patterson, Isabella Humphreys,
On Tuesday, 29th March, we attended the Port SAPSASA Athletics Carnival at the Port Adelaide Athletics Club. There were 14 schools participating, with over 450 students competing! From Dominican School, we had 27 athletes compete. The enthusiasm and participation from our students was outstanding. Overall, Dominican school came 1st place in their division. Well done to all the students on their fantastic effort.
Many thanks to our parent volunteers that gave up their time to assist with duties at the carnival. Your efforts were a valuable contribution to the success of the day. Thank you!
Just a friendly reminder to book your children in for these upcoming April School holidays. View the April School Holiday Program here
- TUESDAY 19TH APRIL –FRIDAY 22ND APRIL (WK 1 Vacation Care)
- TUESDAY 26TH APRIL – FRIDAY 29TH APRIL (WK 2 Vacation Care)
Please book in via the XPLOR app. Any queries, please email email@example.com
Children will also need to bring a packed recess and lunch. Light snacks will be provided. Please book in ASAP in order for staffing rosters to be arranged.
Vacancies exist for 2022 Mid Year Intake
Free Term 3 and Term 4 Tuition for Mid-Year Reception starters.
ENROLMENTS FOR RECEPTION 2023
We are currently finalising our interviews for 2023 enrolments. If you have a child due to start school in 2023 please complete an Enrolment Form asap. Please note that siblings require an enrolment interview.
Families are kindly asked to contact the school office before 9.30am if your child will be absent or late. Please leave the students name, class and the reason for the student’s absence. You can do this by:
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phoning 8114 3600 (select option 1 and leave a message)
Please don’t email teachers directly or use Seesaw for absentees. If an absence is unexplained an automatic SMS message will be sent to parents requesting confirmation of an absence. If a student arrives at school after the 8.50am bell they must sign in at the Front Office. If a student leaves the school before 3.05pm dismissal time they must be signed out in the Front Office by an adult. Communication with the classroom teacher is required when a student:
- Is going to arrive at school late, due to a pre-arrangement
- Needs to leave before dismissal time
- Is going on a family holiday
- Any other pre-arranged absence.
SA Health advises that if your child has a cold, cough, runny nose or flu-like symptoms, please keep them home to avoid exposing vulnerable people, staff, students and families to illness.
If children present at school with any of the above symptoms, parents will be contacted to collect their child from school.
We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our school healthy.
We acknowledge that we are on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today. Approved by Kaurna Elder Uncle Lewis O’Brian 2004
Term 1 Concludes 3:05pm
Pupil Free Day
Easter Saturday / Easter Sunday
Pupil Free Day
Term 2 Commences
School Board Meeting, 6:30pm
School Board Meeting, 6:30pm
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- Lunch Orders (available Monday to Friday)
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