What makes us different
Dominic students have a consistent learning environment and community right through from Kindergarten to Year 10, making the transition from primary to secondary years seamless.
Modern facilities complement the natural, picturesque 70 acre setting of the College. Students enjoy access to multiple sporting facilities, developmental play equipment, contemporary classrooms and technology, and brand new buildings such as the design centre, dance studio, multipurpose centre and science laboratories.
A laptop program has been introduced to Year 5 Dominic students, and Year 7 students will be introduced to the program in 2012. Currently, all students from Prep to Year 10 have access to portable banks of laptops which complement interactive whiteboards to maximise learning potential.
Dominic College has an extensive range of elective subjects which are available to students from Year 8. Students can choose from over 30 subjects across the faculties in addition to the essential core subjects.
The Creative Arts is an integral part of fostering creativity within students and the Dominic College Creative Arts program has grown significantly in the last two years. Year 7 students choosing to attend Dominic in 2013 will have the opportunity to apply for Creative Arts Scholarships.
Dominic College is Catholic community within the Salesian tradition; the only school of its kind in Tasmania. The Salesian system of education is based on reason and loving kindness, that promotes the active and caring presence of educators with students from all backgrounds.
Dominic College has an extensive co-curricular program to supplement learning and communication outside of the classroom. There are over 30 activities to be involved in ranging from clown school and sport to public speaking and the St Vincent de Paul’s Young Vinnies.
The College has clear values, policies and reward systems, based on principles of self-respect and respect of others. They enable the College to provide a supportive and challenging atmosphere where students can experience and develop leadership and decision making skills, and a sense of personal worth. This enables students to support and respond to an ever-changing society and become life-long learners.
A large percentage of students enrolled at Dominic are the children of Dominic Old Scholars. We also have 15 Old Scholars on staff. Friends made at Dominic College are friends for life.