News

Dominic College is a vibrant community of students, staff, families, old scholars and volunteers. We produce a weekly newsletter during term, usually available on a Friday afternoon, featuring a variety of reports and stories from staff and student leaders in areas of administration, teaching and learning, pastoral care and mission.

You'll find a selection of stories here, too, plus additional new items in between newsletters. Your contribution and news is always welcome - please email [email protected]


Term 2 in Kindergarten tuminana

​Term 2 is turning into a busy term for kinder tuminana. This term we are lucky enough to have visits from GYC students who are completing a VET Sport Coaching class as part of their studies. Each Kinder class will benefit from having five sessions where they will work in a small group with three GYC students to develop their gross motor skills.

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​Year 8 Retreat

On Monday 9 May, Year 8 students travelled to Lindisfarne Rowing Club for their Retreat Day. The theme for Retreat was Love Thy Neighbour. Students unpacked who their ‘neighbours’ are, both in a local and global context, with a focus on those in need and the less fortunate.

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​ANZAC Day Commemoration Assembly

On Wednesday, our Year 5-10 students and staff gathered in the Savio Centre to commemorate ANZAC Day which took place last Monday during the term break.

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Reunion for the Class of 1971

​The Savio College and Holy Name Year 10 classes from 1971 had a great reunion on Saturday 9 April 2022 at Dominic College.

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Death of former Deputy Principal Sr Val Grimson op

​Sr Valerie Grimson op passed away in Concord, Sydney, NSW on 18 March 2022 aged 97 years.

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Happy retirement Mrs Street

Mrs Rosemary Street has retired after nearly 30 years working at Dominic College, but her association with the school goes back to when she enrolled at St John's Parish school when she was 4 years old.

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​Focus on Graphic Novels

What are graphic novels? Are they ‘real’ books? Are they good for our children? These are common questions that parents and teachers ask all the time. Many parents may be concerned that their child is choosing to read graphic novels instead of ‘proper’ books and that somehow this will slow down their learning or that it isn’t ‘real’ reading.

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Science in Year 5

Year 5 classes have been learning in Science class about adaptations in animals and plants. This week they got 'hands-on' (literally) to discover how blubber insulates animals and helps them to survive in cold temperatures. Looks like a lot of fun!

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Year 7 Camp Week Salesian Immersion

In recent years the College has been developing ways that students can learn about the history of Dominic College and the experiences of its students. A successful innovation has been the introduction of a Salesian Immersion program during the Tear 7 Camp Week. While two of the four House groups are attending camp, the other two Houses undertake activities including a History Walk, Salesian games, art and journals, cooking "dodgers" and potatoes in the ashes and a drama intensive "In Their Shoes".

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The passing of Fr Peter Rankin SDB

The Principal of Dominic College has announced the passing of former College Rector, Fr Peter Rankin SDB, on Friday 14 January 2022.

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