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 2021

Are you from the Year 10 classes of 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 or 2011? Email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au and we'll stay in touch. We'll be adding information here for each reunion as the year groups get organised! See below:

STOP PRESS! CLASS OF 1970 50+ YEARS REUNION!

1970 50-years reunion
Beth Harvey from Holy Name and some friends had planned a reunion at Dominic College on in October 2020 and then on-again off-again as COVID difficulties kept interfering. But it's definitely on now on soon: 2pm Saturday 9 October 2021, upstairs in The White House at Dominic College. Contact Beth on bharvey161903@hotmail.com or Leanne at theplummers2@bigpond.com or email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au

Class of 1971
50-years reunion of the Year 10 Class of 1971
Saturday 16 October 2021, 2pm upstairs in The White House, Dominic College
Facebook group: "Dominic College 1971 Year 10" https://www.facebook.com/groups/473143483827226
Contacts: Diane Cerritelli dpbyrne@iinet.net.au and Greg Breen gregnbreen@gmail.com

Class of 1972
Cathy Parr from the Class of 1972, regularly organises an annual dinner for the Holy Name Year Year 10 Class of 1972. Contact her on cathyparr@bigpond.com for details. The next one is on Friday 6 August 2021.
A Facebook group has been set up to register and organise for the upcoming 50th anniversary reunion in 2022. Please join the group "Dominic College 1972 Year 10 (Savio College/Holy Name)
at https://www.facebook.com/groups/873166303278300 or email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au

Class of 1981
40-years reunion of the Year 10 Class of 1981
Saturday 2 October 2021, 2pm upstairs in The White House, Dominic College
Facebook group: "Dominic College Grade 10 1981" https://www.facebook.com/groups/10150132786420375
Contacts: Maxine Downey-Smith (nee Gore) maxineds1901@gmail.com, Michele Guy (Cleary) family.guy@bigpond.com and Jenny Jeffries (Howard) tim_jenny@dodo.com.au

Class of 1991
30-years reunion of the Year 10 Class of 1991
Saturday 6 November 2pm upstairs in The White House, Dominic College
Facebook group: "Dominic College - Class of 1991" https://www.facebook.com/groups/235402546475487
Contact: Mark Williams mark.williams@spiritsuper.com.au

Class of 2001
20-years reunion of the Year 10 Class of 2001
Saturday 20 November 2021
Facebook group: "Dominic College 2001 Year 10" https://www.facebook.com/groups/434888664603732
Contacts: Aaron Wojcik aaronwoj@gmail.com and Nat Downton (Aulich) nat@downtonproperty.com.au

Class of 2011
The 10-years reunion of the Year 10 Class of 2011 was very successfully held on Saturday 24 July 2021 from 2pm upstairs in The White House, Dominic College. You can see photos from the reunion here: Class of 2011 Reunion gallery
The Facebook group is "Dominic College 2011 Year 10" https://www.facebook.com/groups/5282884185085216 - please join us for a 20-years reunion in 2031!



Reunion program for 2020

With the pandemic restrictions since March, we had to put many of our plans on hold. The below contacts are still accurate but the previously booked dates have been changed. We did manage a numbe rof reunions, with some smaller numbers.

1970 50-years reunion
Beth Harvey from Holy Name and some friends had planned a reunion at Dominic College on in October 2020 but the group will reassess in the new year to see when they can meet. You can get in touch with her on bharvey161903@hotmail.com or email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au

1980 40-years reunion
The 40-years anniversary of the Year 10 Class of 1980 was held at Dominic College on Saturday 28 November.
You can see photos here: 1980 reunion. Shani Goodluck did a great job in engaging with some enthusiasm a feisty bunch from 1980, including the nicest police commissioner on the roll, Tony Cerritelli. Of extra credit for this reunion was the attendance of two old teachers, Mr Chris Hatch (from the 1980s and 1990s) and Mr Patrick Naughtin (1970s and 1980s).The group enjoyed a long catch up in the Basil Fox Room, with some champagne, beer and photos. Thank you to Mr Tony Webb and Ms Gilligan for helping to host, and thence Ms Gilligan gave all a tour of the school, beginning with the new facilities such as the Savio Centre, the new Creative Arts hubs of The Oratory Space and Fra Angelica as well as the old classrooms such as the Little Theatre and the Rathole (Rua Hub).
You can join the Facebook group: Dominic College 1980 Year 10 to get ready for the reunion in ten years time (or earlier?)

1990 30-years reunion The 30-years reunion of the Year 10 Class of 1990 was held at Dominic College on 5 December 2020. You can see photos here: 1990 Reunion. A very enthusiastic group of old scholars gathered in the Basil Fox Room upstairs at Grantleigh and as they greeted and caught up the noise was huge! Just like the old days! Finger food, drinks and photos encouraged the memories. Mr Tony Webb, their old primary school principal was present to welcome them. Mr Paul Williams, who had these students in 9 Orange in 1989 at the Middle School, came along and described them as one of the best classes he ever had at Dominic College.Karen Westell did a great job of getting old scholars along and also organised the after party at the Maypole. Many of the ex-students had not been back at school for over 20 years - the last reunion was in 1996. But also there were some old scholars who were past or current parents and they were able to bring some connection to the old and new parts of the school during the tour led by Principal Ms Beth Gilligan. These old scholars were respectful, interested and had a lot of fun - congratulations Class of 1990! You can jstill oin the facebook group: Dominic College 1990 Year 10.

2000 20-years reunion
After a couple of postponements we held a successful reunion upstairs in the White House from 3pm Saturday 23 January 2021 for a 20-years reunion.
Missed out but want to stay in touch with classmates? The Facebook group is set up and lots of old scholars have joined: Dominic College Year 10 2000
You can see photos from the reunion here: 2000 Reunion.

2010 10-years reunion
The College successfully hosted its first reunion of the year on Saturday 31 October 2020. We hope this signals a return to more normal and on-going connections of old scholars after what has been a difficult year for the community! The reunion had been postponed several times since Term 2 and 3 but still our interstate classmates could not make it. Nevertheless, a nice group of locals enjoyed refreshments upstairs at Grantleigh and some photos and school magazines, before a tour of the new facilities and the old classrooms. See photos on our gallery: 2010 reunion. You can still join the Facebook group at Year 10 of 2010 reunion.

Email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au if you have any questions.

Reunion program for 2019

The reunion program for 2019 has concluded. We would love to see you at the Dominic College Old Scholars Christmas Eve carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel starting at 9.30pm 24 December.

1979 40-years reunion Year 10 1979 are doing the double-trouble afternoon and evening on 2 November 2019. First the old scholars group is meeting upstairs in the "White House" at Dominic College for nibbles and drinks supplied by the College where they can catch up and see some memorabilia and then getting the tour of Dominic, including the old classrooms and old haunts... Then at 6pm they are assembling at the Queens Head, 400 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, where partners are optional, for drinks and food. Contact Jenny Cleary: jenny.cleary@communities.tas.gov.au or 0422 137 189.

1999 20-years reunion Daniel Price & Kimberley Carrodus (nee Sale) are the lovely organisers and they are getting ready for 3pm 2 November at Dominic College, with parking up near the Chapel and drinks and nibbles in the playground. Later on then they'll be going to Boodle Beasley in North Hobart for dinner and drinks. You can email Kimberley at ksale9@yahoo.com.au

1989 30-years reunion Thanks to Rachel Grgurevic and her helpers, plans are now finalised for the Year 10 Class of 1989 reunion on 9 November 2019 which will not be at Dominic College. The group kicks off at 5pm at Irish Murphy's in Salamanca, 21 Salamanca Place. You will need to pay $10 to cover canapes by 5 November into the following bank account:
Baldwin J BSB 017318 ACC 471970045 with your name/maiden name as a reference.
Drinks are for purchase at the bar. Rachel says they are all keen to have a great night! Any questions you can email her on rlgrgurevic15@hotmail.com or Facebook her.

1969 Holy Name Reunion Old scholars from the Holy Name Year 10 1969 enjoyed their 50th anniversary reunion, held from 3pm Saturday 3 August at the Black Buffalo, Federal Street, North Hobart. Rosalie Allen and Cath Clements did a great job contacting people and getting a very extensive group there.

2009 10-year reunion: Saturday 30 March 2019 The Class of 2009 enjoyed a ten-years reunion on Saturday 30 March 2019. Over 30 old scholars 2009 met upstairs at Grantleigh in the Basil Fox Room, for nibbles and refreshments. Amidst the catching up and hugs, there was some chat about what the College was like ten years ago with lots interest about the good times. College Principal, Beth Gilligan, was there and remembered most of these students as 2009 was her first year at Dominic College.
Chief organiser, Ellen O'Garey, did a great job organising the students to come along and there was an excellent turn-out of enthusiastic ex-students. Students were heading into North Hobart's entertainment strip for a long night of celebrations afterwards! You can see photos from the school reunion on our gallery: https://www.dominic.tas.edu.au/galleries/2009-year... Contact oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au so that we can stay in touch! You can join the Facebook group: Class of 2009 DC

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