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 newsletter@dominic.tas.edu.au


Important Message - Dominic College Principal - Re: Three Day Lockdown - 15 October 2021

This afternoon, we have been informed by the Tasmanian Premier, Mr Peter Gutwein that Southern Tasmania is going into a three-day lock-down due to potential COVID-19 community exposure in Hobart. On this coming Monday 18 October, students are being asked by the Premier to remain at home. However, those students who are either the children of a permitted worker or unable to be supervised or supported at home can come to school for supervision.

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1970 Holy Name Year 10 Class Reunion

​The girls from the Holy Name Class of 1970 celebrated their reunion in the White House at Dominic College on Saturday 9 October 2021, with DOSA wine and champagne and a lot of laughs.

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2021 DOSA Football Best & Fairest Dinner

The Dominic Old Scholars Association Football Club held its annual Best & Fairest Dinner and presentations evening at the Carlyle Hotel on Friday 8 October 2021. A huge crowd of members, supporters and guests enjoyed a loud and glamourous evening to finish the 2021 season.

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1981 Year 10 Class Reunion

​The Class of 1981 enjoyed their 40-years reunion on Saturday 2 October 2021, upstairs in The White House, Dominic College. It had been ten years since their last reunion, so the school had physically changed in its many new buildings and facilities improvements in just that short time.

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In Their Shoes

A Drama Immersion was created for the Year 7 Alternative Program in Term 1 this year. As 2021 commemorates the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Salesians in Glenorchy, Tasmania, it is an opportune time to give our Year 9 students the experience of delving into founding stories of our College, and exploring the story of two members of the original child migrants sent from England in the early 1950s

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Dominic Community Outreach

Dominic College does much to reach out to those in need. Our Outreach and Fundraising Policy directs us in the fundraising that we focus on as a community. Our students, families, and staff do much to make a difference with our support of St Vincent de Paul, Caritas Australia, and our Catholic and Salesian Missions. There are occasions when we are able to support broader community charities, at their request, with the use of our facilities.

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​Year 4 Camp – An Amazing Adventure

Recently, our Year 4 students set off on an amazing adventure; their first overnight school camp at Dominic College! The camp location was Blue Lagoon, Dodges Ferry, and the purpose of the camp was to develop stronger connections and relationships with each other, connect with the outdoors, focus on Aboriginal heritage and culture and help students to recognise the importance of sustainability and how they can be stewards of our environment.

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​Theatresports: Years 3-6 Competition

As part of Feast Day celebrations, students in Years 3 to 6 competed in the House Theatresports Competition on Friday. Theatresports is worldwide phenomena in which drama and improv games are played as team sports.

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Mr Paul Curtain, Men's Breakfast 2021 guest speaker.

Paul Curtain has been a fierce advocate for community sports and participation all his life. He was a boarder at Savio College from Year 7 in 1967 through Year 12 in 1972, a good student, keen sportsman, friend of the Salesians and a legend of old scholar cricket and football. Paul was a successful player and administrator, and always promoted investment in the local community.

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Music and Dance Showcase

The Music and Dance Showcase has returned! On Thursday 6 August, over 150 students performed at the Don Bosco Performing Arts Centre to an energetic and responsive audience.

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