Reunions

School reunions are a fantastic way to catch up with your old classmates and teachers to find out what your school colleagues have been doing since graduation. Dominic College actively supports the organisation of school reunions and encourages anyone planning a reunion to contact our Old Scholar Coordinator.

The College will assist where possible in providing organisers with the details of past students and teachers to initiate contact. We request that any changes to the contact details of past students and teachers that are found by the organising committee, be passed onto the College to update our database and assist with future events.

The College is also happy to help with the promotion of the event through our school newsletter, Facebook and via the College website so please ensure details are passed on as early in the planning process as possible.

Facebook groups and events are usually associated with these activities and the organisers will let you know or you can search up the entries.

Reunion program for 2019

We are calling out for people who would like to host or attend reunions in 2019.

2009 10-year reunion: Saturday 30 March 2019

Contact Ellen O'Garey: ellenogarey@hotmail.com - we'll start pulling together information and setting up a group to get together. There will be refreshments and a tour in the afternoon at Dominic College and a reunion in the evening. Stay in touch!

1979 40-years reunion

There are events still being planned for this wonderful occasion, but details still have to be plotted! Contact Jenny Cleary: jenny.cleary@communities.tas.gov.au or stay in touch with us here.

1999 20-years reunion TBA

1989 30-years reunion TBA



Reunion program for 2018

1968 50-year reunion 24 November 2018

This reunion of Savio College and Holy Name co-ed classes is confirmed and is being held at a pub. Hmmm, sounds familiar! Contact Maryanne Jackson (nee Delany) mezza123@gmail.com

2008 10-year reunion: Saturday 13 October 2018

This reunion has been held and was very successful. There's a story on our news here: 2008 Reunion. You can see photos on our gallery here:2008 Reunion. Email Sam on sambroadby@outlook.com to stay in touch for the next one!

1988 30-year reunion 18 August 2018

Dominic College hosted a great reunion of the Class of 1988 last Saturday. Over 30 attended their 30th anniversary, and enjoyed a catch-up some old photos and a tour of the College as it is now, before meeting in the evening at the Italian Club for some partying.

The old scholars were amazed with the many new buildings and impressed by the modern educational facilities. They shared some funny stories, and no doubt more tall tales came out later that evening! You can see photos here: 1988 Class Reunion at Dominic College. Thanks to Luisa Cavarretta (nee Frediani) for her organisation of the events.

1998 20-year reunion Saturday 27 October 2018

To join the group search for "Dominic College Class Of 1998" or follow this link: 1998 Reunion. Email Matt on mtaylor@dominic.tas.edu.au

The 1998 group, led by Mr Matt Taylor, enjoyed their first reunion back at Dominic College, with lunch in Siena 5 and a tour of the school. With the stormy weather they appreciated the more extensive shelter now available and the cosi-ness of the student common areas!

Many from this reunion travelled from interstate including three ex-students from Western Australia!

The group also visited the 14th Station of the Cross in our Chapel which they raised money to dedicate. Well done Class of 1998!

You can see photos on our gallery: 1998 reunion gallery.

1978 40-year reunion Saturday 27 October 2018

What a great group this class is! Main contact is Cathy Minnucci (nee Ross) on minnucci@bigpond.com They have produced a flyer with some information: 1978 Reunion flyer.

The Class of 1978, led by Mrs Cathy Minnucci (nee Free) included many good friends who had the occasional get-together, and this was their third or fourth reunion at the College over the last 40 years!

When they were here at the Middle School at Tolosa Street, not even the “Electives Block” had been built: classrooms were just the Boys’ Town Building and the classrooms around the upper courts.

You can see some photos on our gallery: 1978 reunion.

Thank you to Principal Beth Gilligan for the informative tours and to DOSA President, Mr Tony Webb, for his welcome and ready assistance. They enjoyed Saturday night festivities in town being joined by more old scholars who couldn’t make the afternoon sessions.


Reunion in 2017

Mariel Butterworth organised the 10 years reunion for the Class of 2007 and the group celebrated 14 October. If you missed out contact her on mariel_butterworth@hotmail.com and to let the school know your contact details: email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au

You can see some photos here: 2007 reunion.

The Class of 1987 celebrated their 30th anniversary in style in the midst of black fashion week (aka Dark Mofo) at T42 on Saturday night, 17 June 2017. Chief organiser Jason Rice said it was a great night catching up with everyone again.

‘We had around 35 there. Quite a few who couldn’t make the 25th reunion ten years ago. Some even managed to stay out until 3am. Not bad for a bunch of 45 and 46 year olds. Good on you Jason and classmates!

Congratulations to the Year 10 Class of 1977 for hosting a very warm and success reunion on Saturday 9 September.

Upstairs at Grantleigh was the scene for about 40 ex-students, with lots of hugs and a fair bit of double checking of people's identities, as it was up to 40 years since seeing each other!

The class generously brought along extra food and drinks, adding to the refreshments the College provided - including pies, sausage rolls and tomato sauce, in honour of their lunchtimes!

The organisers, Mandy Taylor and Louise Shaddock (nee Bratt) did a great job in coordinating the event, and many students flew in from interstate, including Julie Kelly and Steve Hyland from Victoria, Phillip McDermott from NSW, Sharon Wilson and Cathryn Geraghty from Queensland.

Julie Kelly had actually left in Year 8, while Mark and Chris Kolodziej hadn't started at Dominic till senior school (as boarders) so there were even some classmates who hadn't met - no wonder they didn't recognise each other!

The attendance of old teachers, Fr Lawrie Moate, Fr Nick Castelyns, Mrs Bobby Court and Mr Michael Woolford was also very much appreciated as was the attendance and assistance rendered by Mr Tony Webb on the serving table.

There were many laughs, and a sincere appreciation of school spirit - the tour of the school led by our Principal, Beth Gilligan, certainly impressed the old scholars with how far developments at the school have modernised the facilities for the benefit of students today. You can see more photos on the we gallery: 1977 reunion.

We've had a few expressions of interest from the Class of 1997. Kath McCann was looking to organise an event page and checking with people about what they wanted to do. Is there anyone else keen? Email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au to get in touch.

Are you interested in a future reunion? We'd love to hear from you. Email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au


Other recent reunions

In July 2016 we hosted a reunion for the 40 years anniversary of the Class of 1976 at Dominic College. You can see some photos from the afternoon drinks and the College tour here: 1976 reunion. Thank you to Nick Webb for helping to organise and for also organising the event in Salamanca in the evening.

Recently we had the Class of 2006 reunion, organised by Anthony Coster and Vanessa Hoddy. We had a nice tour of the school with refreshments to kick off proceedings. You can see photos here: 2006 reunion tour.

Year 10 Class of 1986 - Saturday 29 October 2016
Contact Leesa Baker - leesabaker@netspace.net.au
2pm Dominic College - refreshments and tour
7pm The Tug Bar, T42, Elizabeth Street Pier

Photos are on our gallery here: 1986 reunion.

Year 10 Class of 1996 - Saturday 19 November 2016
Contact Claire Ferri on claireferri@gmail.com
3pm Dominic College - refreshments and tour
6pm Post Street Social 11-13 Franklin Wharf

You can see photos here: 1996 reunion.

The following old scholars organised their class reunions in 2015

These were all very enjoyable occasions. You can contact them to join their Facebook groups or make sure you can come to their next get together in five or ten years!

Past Reunions