Community Events

The Dominic College community comes together for a variety of important events throughout the year. Some upcoming events you may like to note include:

The big Community Fair
Friday 3 November 3.30-7pm Fun, games, food, music, craft, treasure, friends.

International Men's Day breakfast
Wednesday 15 November 7.15-8.30am with a special guest speaker.

Old scholars Christmas Eve Mass
in the College Chapel, Saturday 24 December 9.30pm Christmas Carols, then Mass, then supper!



Below are some of the events featured in the last year for your interest.

International Women's Day breakfast at Dominic College
with an interesting special old scholar guest speaker, paediatrician, Dr Naomi Tomlinson.

International Women's Day is celebrated 8 March all around the world and is an opportunity to commemorate the achievements of girls and women locally and globally.

At Dominic College, we will mark this day with a wonderful gathering of girls and women from our community. Girls in Years 5-10 and their mothers, grandmothers or older friends are invited to come together with our teachers and Old Scholars for breakfast 7.15am–8.30am in the Savio Centre, on Wednesday 8 March, where special guest speaker, paediatrician, Dr Naomi Tomlinson, old scholar, Class of 1995, will speak about her life.

Tickets for the breakfast are $10 and must be booked on-line:
BOOK IWD 2017 BREAKFAST TICKETS or visit Frances in the College Business Office in Grantleigh.

Proceeds from the breakfast go towards scholarships for girls to attend our Salesian sister school, Don Bosco High School in Salelologa Samoa.

Old scholars Christmas Eve Mass
in the College Chapel, Saturday 24 December 9.30pm Christmas Carols, then Mass, then supper!

Not just for old scholars either...
Old scholars, and all members of the Dominic College community, are invited to worship and celebrate Christmas at the traditional Christmas Eve Mass in the College Chapel. First carols then Mass and with supper afterwards, in the Basil Fox Room in the White House, you'll even have the chance to catch up with some old faces.

The big Community Fair
Friday 4 November 3.30-7pm Fun, games, food, music, craft, treasure, friends.

We have a great range of entertainment and stalls lined up this year including the Gee Whizzer, Jumping Castle, Pony Rides, Dunking Machine, Fire Truck, Chocolate Wheel, Lucky Jars, Christmas Craft, Fudge a Fare, Cookies in a Jar, Craft Bags, Flowers, Cakes, Treasure stall and much, much more.

We also welcome back Sand’s Family Circus who were a great hit last year and who will be at this year’s Fair from start to finish.

If you require any further information please contact Nicola Rayner on 0437 195 566 or via email parentsandfriends@dominic.tas.edu.auThe P&F are looking at holding a TradeTable event in the Savio Centre as part of the Day. If your business is interested in having a stall to demonstrate or advertise your product or service, please fill in this form and the P&F will be in contact with you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRKF5PH, We have so many great businesses in our College community and we would love to showcase a few to the wider community.

International Men's Day breakfast
Thursday 10 November 7.15-8.30am with special guest speaker Andrew Palmer.

Many will know of Andrew's recent work with our K-2 students in the successful Dance, Baby, Dance week, culminating in an entertaining concert in our Savio Centre. Now, Andrew will return to talk to us about his life, and career, as the men and boys of Dominic College come together to affirm the important role of men in our lives, raise awareness of issues of masculinity and behaviour and to raise funds for scholarships for boys education undertaken at the Don Bosco Technical School in Samoa.

Please note the event is being held in advance of the actual International Men's Day (19 November) due to clashes with other events at the College. Tickets for breakfast at $10 each but must be booked here: Tickets for Mens Day Breakfast.

The amazing Creative Arts Festival

The Dominic College Creative Arts Festival runs from 7-10 September, and is full of inspirational student art, music, drama, photography, media, dance and displays.

Everything is free to enter and view, but the drama performances of our moving adaption of T. A.G. Hungerford's "Stories from Suburban Road" must be booked through the ticketing website Trybooking: Book your tickets here.

There are three public performances, in the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Place, from which to choose:
Thursday 8 September 7.30pm
Friday 9 September 7.30pm
Saturday 10 September 5pm

Director of Creative Arts, Mike O'Brien, says the play will be moving and entertaining.

'The cast is large - we have multiple actors playing characters as they grow older. The stories are about childhood, memory, growing up and connecting with our past; in short what it is to be human.'

Beth Gilligan, Dominic College Principal, recommends all families try to see the show.

'The school community and the cast of "Midsummer Night's Dream" two years ago at our last festival, recall the drama performance as a wonderful experience, a highlight of their time at Dominic College. Don't miss this one!'

Secure your free tickets: Book your tickets now.

Samoan Siva Dance tour

Students from Don Bosco Technical Centre in Alafua, Samoa, are often invited to perform for special occasions in Samoa, and now our Dominic College community and the people of Glenorchy have the opportunity to see the exuberance of the Samoan students as they dance and song to retell and pass on their stories.

The staff and students will be touring parishes, schools and youth centres around Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hobart in August and September, and will stay and dance at Dominic College, during the first week in September.

Public performances include:
Sunday 4 September 6pm - Special Mass at St John's, Glenorchy, followed by an entertaining cultural show. No tickets required.
Tuesday 6 September 7.15am - The Savio Centre, Dominic College - Community breakfast and siva dance performance: Tickets $10 Book at https://trybooking.com/LQFL

International Women's Day breakfast at Dominic College
with special guest speaker, Kate Smith

International Women's Day is celebrated 8 March all around the world and is an opportunity to commemorate the achievements of girls and women locally and globally.

At Dominic College, we will mark this day with a wonderful gathering of girls and women from our community. Girls in Years 5-10 and their mothers, grandmothers or older friends are invited to come together with our teachers and Old Scholars for breakfast 7.15am–8.30am in the Savio Centre, on Tuesday 8 March.

The theme for International Women's Day 2016 is Make a Pledge for Parity - encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women.

Proceeds from the breakfast go towards scholarships for girls to attend our Salesian sister school, Don Bosco High School in Salelologa Samoa.

Here's the news story about the event: Inspiring Women's Day.


Old scholars Christmas Eve Mass
Thursday 24 December 2015 9.30pm Christmas Carols, then Mass, then supper!

Not just for old scholars either...
Old scholars, and all members of the Dominic College community, are invited to worship and celebrate Christmas at the traditional Christmas Eve Mass in the College Chapel. First carols then Mass and with supper afterwards, in the Basil Fox Room in the White House, you'll even have the chance to catch up with some old faces.

Here's the news report with some photos: Old scholars Christmas Eve Mass.

International Men's Day Breakfast at Dominic College
Thursday 19 November 2015 7.15am - 8.30am

with special guest speaker, Dr Dominic Chan. Boys from Years 5-10, their fathers, grandfathers and carers, and staff and old scholars will join for our traditional Mens Day breakfast at 7.15am, in the Savio Centre.
Dr Dominic Chan, old scholar Class of 2004, is young doctor whose life and career will be of great interest as he talks to our gathering. Proceeds from breakfast support Salesian school projects in Samoa. Tickets are available to purchase online here: Men's Day Breakfast.

You can view our photos here: 2015 Men's Day Breakfast.

Dominic College Annual Community Fair
Friday 13 November 2015 3.30pm - 7.00pm.

Check out the program for the 2015 Dominic College Community Fair.

2015 Community Fair Program

There will be plenty to see and do.

    • 7HOFM will be broadcasting live at the Fair from 3.30pm with special performance by X Factor Finalists Brothers3 between 4.30pm-5.30pm.
    • Don't forget to get your raffle tickets with $1,000 up for grabs as first prize (tickets can be purchased at the Fair) For more information ...
    • College Tours at 4.30pm and 5.30pm departing from the Enrolment Desk.
    • Plenty of food to enjoy including Gourmet BBQ, Ice-cream Buffet, Pancakes, Devonshire Tea and much more.
    • Flowers and plants for sale.
    • Entertainment galore including Gee Whizzer, Laser Skirmish, Pony Rides, Jumping Castle, Sands Family Circus and Tas Reptillia just to name a few.

    Fun, games, food, music, craft, treasure, friends. Can you help? Contact the Parents & Friends Committee on parentsandfriends@dominic.tas.edu.au

ANZAC Centenary Project

2015 International Women's Day breakfast at Dominic College
with special guest speaker, Katrina Gregg

International Women's Day is celebrated 8 March all around the world and is an opportunity to commemorate the achievements of girls and women locally and globally.

At Dominic College, we marked this day on Friday 6 March 2015 with a wonderful gathering of girls and women from our community. Girls in Years 5-10 and their mothers, grandmothers or older friends were invited to come together with our teachers and Old Scholars for breakfast 7.30am–8.30am in the Savio Centre.

The theme for International Women's Day this year was Make It Happen - encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women.

We invited one of our Old Scholars to join us for the occasion. Lawyer, Katrina Gregg, established her own legal firm in 2010, and has certainly made it happen in her life.

Proceeds from the breakfast went towards scholarships for girls to attend our Salesian sister school, Don Bosco High School in Salelologa Samoa.


Creative Arts Festival