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


Professor James Vickers guest of honour at IMD breakfast

Professor James Vickers, Director of UTAS's Wickens Institute, international dementia expert and Dominic College old scholar will be the guest of honour at Dominic College's annual International Men's Day breakfast in November. Year 5 to Year 10 boys, their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, caregivers and all staff and friends of the Dominic community are invited to join Professor Vickers and staff for breakfast. on Wednesday 15 November at 7.15am-8.30am to celebrate International Men’s Day.

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Coming to Dominic in 2018 or 2019?

Whilst the end of the academic year is fast approaching, the College is also forward planning for 2018 and 2019. Dates for Orientation sessions for students commencing 2018 in Kindergarten and Year 7 are listed below. A College Open Day is being held on Wednesday 25 October for parents wishing to view College facilities and programs for 2018 and 2019 enrolments.

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Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival - a great day in tough weather!

On Thursday 19 October the 3-6 Athletics Carnival was held at Dominic in testing conditions of wind, rain and sunshine which can be described as a typical Tasmanian day. The normal running of the day was impossible due to early heavy falling of rain so events were postponed and then students marshalled from classrooms over the school PA system.

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Project Rockit launch at Dominic College

Project Rockit is a group of young people who address the issues young people have with Technology and Social Media. For over ten years Project Rockit has been empowering school students to stand up to hate instead of standing by watching.

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Fred Hollows Humanity Awards recipients from Dominic College

Last term, Year 6 students, Bianca Russell and Kitean Aitken were nominated by Dominic College for a Fred Hollows Humanity Award. The Fred Hollows Humanity Award celebrates Year 6 students who show compassion, integrity and kindness in their lives, just as Fred Hollows did.

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Pastoral care: being a good sport

This term in Prep–6 we are focusing on ‘Being a Good Sport', and this was talked about in our K-6 assembly on Wednesday afternoon. Part of this is recognising students who display the qualities of being a good sport whilst out in the playground. We want to recognise and congratulate

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Mano's Cup experience for a great Dominic team

​The Year 4 children from the Dominic U/11 Soccer team ended up their holidays on a high, but very tired, note! The team did themselves very proud by participating in the ‘2017 Manos Cup’ in Launceston on Saturday 14 October.

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Class of 2007 Reunion

The Year 10 Class of 2007 held their reunion Saturday 14 October, meeting at school, in the White House, for refreshments, photos and a tour of their old classrooms. A function then followed at a glamorous venue on the waterfront, where they could let their collective hair down. Many thanks to Mariel Butterworth and Emily Coatman for the organisation of the reunion.

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DOSA Football B&F Awards

The annual DOSA Football Best & Fairest Awards dinner on Friday night, finished the year off in style. President of the club, Mr Luke Golding presided over proceedings with panache. There were a variety of speeches, many r

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Talking Heads 2017

Senior Drama students have begun working on what is now is an established tradition in the College, TALKING HEADS. This performance project allows our students to attack one of the most demanding, but rewarding forms of theatre, the monologue.

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