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


Relay for Life 2021 - A fundraising record for Dominic!

​Congratulations to our 2021 Relay for Life Team Last weekend, Dominic College fielded a large team of Year 5-10 students and staff for the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life. Students were committed and enthusiastic in their contribution to the 2021 relay. Many dedicated students actively fundraised over several few months. The team have so far raised an extraordinary $48,048.00 for the Cancer Council.

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Marine Camp

A group of twenty-seven Year 10 students went to the Woodbridge Marine Centre recently to spend a week learning about the Marine life living in the D’entrecasteaux Channel. This is part of the Animal Husbandry and Marine Studies elective.

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Dominic College IWD breakfast 2021

The annual Dominic College International Women's Day breakfast was held on Wednesday 10 March 2021 in the Savio Centre. Over 240 students and adults enjoyed breakfast, prayers, music and reflections from our guests. Over 10 years, the breakfast has become an important community event where we celebrate and discuss ways we can help our students, especially our girls and young women, grow and contribute to their world. We also raise important funds for our sister school in Samoa for scholarships for young girls to attend a Salesian school.

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​URStrong – Our Friendship Focus

The URStrong program is a cornerstone of the Kinder – Year 6 EMPOWER program and focuses on children teaching others how to treat them. Friendships mean the world to our students and we use the URStrong program as it supports children to establish and maintain healthy relationships, manage conflict with kindness and increase their overall resilience.

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A Masterclass in Introduction to VET Hospitality

We have a very enthusiastic group of students who have enrolled for the Introduction to Hospitality VET course this year under the guidance of Dominic Applied Studies Teacher, Mr Cameron Golding. Recently they had the wonderful opportunity of a masterclass with a Queensland based Chef, Lauren Kinne from Elska Restaurant in Brisbane.

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World Read Aloud Day

On the first week of school for 2021, Dominic College celebrated World Read Aloud Day. It was lovely to see our K-10 students taking time out to share their favourite books with each other.

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Class of 2000 reunion

​The 20-years reunion of the Year 10 Class of 2000 was held on Saturday 23 January at Dominic College.. The reunion had been postponed for a few months because of the COVID pandemic and even at the end of 2021 the outbreaks in Sydney and Brisbane forced many of our interstate old scholars to rethink their schedules.

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Leading the Way to Support Others

​The Relay for Life is an especially important fundraiser for the Dominic College community as they continue to support their fellow student Ella James who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 22 months and ever since has fought ongoing challenges with reoccurrences of the disease.

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International Women's Day breakfast 2021

The Women's Day breakfast is on Wednesday 10 March 2021 commencing at 7.15am and concludes by 8.30am. It is always a memorable community occasion and all girls from Year 5 to Year 10 are invited along with their mothers or special family. Old scholars, staff and our friends in the community are also invited.​

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Christmas Eve 2020

​On Christmas Eve each year, old scholars and friends of Dominic College celebrate with carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel, in memory of Br Peter Dezani SDB.

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