Dear Community Members
Welcome to Term 1 and to the beginning of the 2021 School Year. It is great to be amongst you once again!
A warm welcome to our 18 new students who have joined our Dominican Community this year;
Julian Borg, Eric Craig, Dylan Dworak, Annabelle Fickling, Oscar Fickling, Nidal Hoffmann, Elijah Ioakim, Evie Ioakim, Indianna Ioakim, Lennon Jamieson, Charlize Kitsos, Thomas McKay, Faith McNamara, Leonardo Mouveri, Alex Nguyen, Matilda Oaten, Elise Roberts and Maddison Yates.
It is great to have these students and their families with us here at Dominican School and we wish them all the very best as they embark on their learning journey.
2021 has started extremely well and I have been impressed with the way that all students have settled into their new learning environments. I would like to thank all of the staff who have worked so hard in preparing all aspects of our school in order for this smooth and calm transition.
Last week you received details about our Parent Information Night which will be held here at school next Tuesday 9 February. I ask that you make this night a priority in your diaries as we begin a new school year together. Teachers are well prepared for this important opportunity to share their teaching and learning programs with you. I look forward to seeing all of our families represented on Tuesday night.
This week we have attached a video message from the Director of Catholic Education South Australia, Dr Neil McGoran. I invite you to listen to his welcome message. Please see link below.
Also attached to our newsletter this week is our Term 1 Calendar. This calendar captures as many events as possible for the term ahead. I encourage you all to pop it on the fridge door for easy reference!
Our new boundary fence on Dunn Street and Swan Street will be completed this week and I am sure you would agree with me that it has made a significant difference to the school environment. Watch this space for more improvements that are not far away! Once again I am sincerely looking forward to leading our community in 2021. We have a lot to look forward to with a strong focus on excellence in teaching and learning.