Creative Arts

Welcome Mr Akihiro Shimomura

​This week we welcomed back Mr Mike O’Brien, our Director of Creative Arts K-10 from his exchange time at Shizuoka Salesio School, Japan. At the same time, we have warmly welcomed Mr Akihiro Shimomura from Salesio onto our teaching staff for this term.

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Festival of Voices

The Dominic College 5/6 Choir spent Monday and Tuesday preparing to sing as part of a massed combined choir at Tasmania Sings, in the City Hall on Tuesday evening.

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Year 6 Say It Loud 25 June

On 25 June, parents and loved ones were treated to performances from our Year 6 classes. This was a celebration of the students’ hard work and creativity in the Drama unit – ‘Say it Loud’.

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Sculpture workshop

During their specialist Art classes on Friday 14 June, Year 3 students were treated to a sculpture design workshop with Matt Calvert. Matt is a sculptor of considerable renown with major works in public spaces throughout the country and four pieces in situ at our own MONA.

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Skateboard art

In Term 2, students in Year 8 have been working on their Design and Composition unit, which is more commonly known as the skateboard unit!

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Concert for Cambodia at GYC

On Thursday 6 June, Dominic College old scholar, Benjamin Dowling, (Class of 2017) organised and ran a music concert to raise funds for students at Don Bosco Technical School in Cambodia.

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Bell Shakespeare visit

On Wednesday 22 May, Year 9 students were treated to a lively exploration and celebration of William Shakespeare’s language and words through Bell Shakespeare’s presentation of “Words, Words, Words”.

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Media students making 5-seconds films

Each year in Media, students are required to take the Five Second Film challenge. Given a double period time constraint, they have to write, plan, film and edit in groups.

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Mural Project for College Chapel

​Dominic College and ‘Hullabaloo’ Designs have embarked on an exciting collaboration with a Mural Project for our Chapel. This project, initiated by our Principal, Ms Gilligan, and led by Ms Audrey Durbridge, is intended to bring a visually creative element into the interior walls of the Chapel and complement both its architecture and location. The completed mural will consist of a three-panelled triptych that will hang towards the far end wall.

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Shizuoka Blog from Mr Mike

This week has continued to be a learning experience for me at Shizuoka Salesio. Lunchtimes have been occupied assisting Miss Miho Arai in staging a short playlet, written by Mr Akira Taniguchi which will be performed as part of St Mary’s Festival, being presented this coming Saturday at the school.

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