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


Interschool chess tournament

On Tuesday 13 August, 22 students from across Year 4 – Year 9, represented the College at the Kids Unlimted Southern Interschool Chess Tournament.

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ACEL Award for Mrs Kumashiro

Congratulations to our Japanese teacher, Mrs Belinda Kumashiro who has been awarded an Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) TAS Teacher Leadership Award for her outstanding initiatives and excellent leadership as a teacher.

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Senior Concert Band to Queensland

Our Dominic Senior Concert Band embarked on Thursday for their first interstate tour where they will perform in the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival to be held at Villanova College. Dominic College will be the first school from Tasmania to perform at this festival.

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Ticket to play

​Ticket to Play is a Tasmanian Government initiative designed to reduce the cost of participating in club sporting activities for Tasmanian children. Tasmanian children aged 5 to 17 who are listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card, or who are in Out of Home Care, are eligible for a voucher of up to $100 in value to be used towards the cost of club membership.

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Maestro Eager gives masterclass

On Monday our Senior Concert Band participated in a rehearsal and masterclass with world-class conductor and soloist Mark Eager from the UK. Maestro Eager took the band through a number of techniques, with a focus on wind instrument technique, musicality and dynamics, sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge as a musician and educator with our students.

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Year 3 Molesworth visit

​On Tuesday 6 August, 61 Year 3 students, 5 Staff Members and 10 parents ventured to Molesworth Education and Environment Centre for a day full of challenges, teamwork and learning in the great outdoors.

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Mental Health Week: special K-6 events

This year there will be a College-wide focus on mental health during our Mental Health Week 26-30 August and students in K-6 will also be working on developing positive Mental Health.

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Science Fair coming up

Wednesday 14 August is coming quickly upon us and that means it is time for the Dominic College Science Fair. The Science Fair will include a variety of exciting and engaging activities from our students. All parents and carers are welcome as are grandparents and other family members.

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Song writing and music making workshop

Do you like song writing? Is this something that you are interested in, but have never tried before? Come along to the Song Writing and Music Making Workshop for three days during the next school holidays.

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Dominican Sisters arrival celebration

In 1959, 60 years ago, the Dominican Sisters arrived in Hobart, to bring Catholic Education to the Northern Suburbs. They founded St John’s Primary and Holy Name schools in Glenorchy, and Holy Rosary school in Claremont. Years later they co-founded Dominic College and then Guilford Young College. Throughout they were, and continue to be, an integral presence in St John’s Catholic Parish in Glenorchy.

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