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]


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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Christmas Eve carols and Mass

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. The ceremony this year saw a good congregation of old scholar families, current families, some new and some old faces.

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​Blessings and Goodbye to Principal Beth Gilligan

On Friday 14 January 2022, our muchloved Principal who has been the leader of Dominic College since 2009 will transition to retirement after thirteen years of faithful and dedicated service and leadership to our College. Over the past two weeks we have celebrated the many achievements Beth has had during her tenure as Principal and it has been touching to hear the lovely words of gratitude expressed to Beth from members of staff, parents, the wider community, and most importantly past and present students.

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2021 Hall of Achievement induction

It has now become an annual tradition for two old scholars to be inducted into the Dominic College Hall of Achievement and in 2021 the College celebrated the contributions of Dr Tim Tenbensel (1980) to Academia and Sr Mary-Clare Holland OP (1966) to Community Service.

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Christmas Eve carols and Mass in the Dominic Chapel

​Everyone is invited to join our old scholars and families in the traditional Christmas Eve Carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel.

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Class of 2001 Reunion

An excellent group of thirty-somethings enjoyed an exuberant 20-years reunion of the Class of 2001 on Saturday 20 November 2021.

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Blessing of the new Chapel Memorial Wall

​The new Memorial Wall in the Chapel was blessed following Mass in the Dominic College Chapel on Friday 19 November 2021. Family, friends, staff past and present, and student leaders joined together to recognise the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Salesians at Boys' Town in 1946 as well as reflecting on and commemorating the lives of those students and staff who have passed away while working or studying at Dominic College.

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​2022 Leaders Induction Ceremony

On Friday 12 November, the College held its annual Student Leadership Induction Ceremony in the Savio Centre. Our new 2022 College leaders were formally presented to the school body, received their leadership badges and their ties of honour.

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1991 30-years class reunion

​The 30-years Year 10 Class of 1991 Reunion was held at Dominic College on 6 November 2021, upstairs in the White House and a good crowd enjoyed proceedings. Finger food, plenty of liquid refreshments and photos and documents were ready as the middle-aged old scholars arrived.

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Bubbles getting scarce

​The DOSA Wine promotion will be finishing soon. In fact, one of the three delicious varieties is now being withdrawn from sale. Our sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay has been removed from the Trybooking sales in all of its permutations (singles, sixes and mixed dozens) though there is still a small number of 3-packs available for a limited time.

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