New College Colours awards

We are pleased to announce a new level of recognition for exceptional achievement that can be worn on the College blazer in our student’s final year at Dominic College – Year 10.

Our new College Colours process is designed to recognise exceptional achievement in a designated area of the college. Students meeting certain criteria can apply to have an embroidered bar colour on their blazer pocket for outstanding achievement in Sport, the Creative Arts, Academics and Mission.

The Dominic College Colour Awards are predicated upon the following:

  • That awards are acknowledgment of participation and achievement beyond the standard normally expected of students.
  • That the standard of participation expected of students includes notions of commitment, dedication, good sportsmanship and perseverance.

Eligibility Criteria and Ideals

Each domain (Creative Arts, Sport, Academic & Mission) has its own eligibility criteria which can be found on the College Website: Colours Process. However, there are four common ideals that apply across all areas:

The Ideal of Excellence
Awards should be reserved for students whose achievements identify them as outstanding in all respects: attitude, performance, outcomes.

The Ideal of Commitment
Whilst it is expected that all students will be committed to their endeavours, students who receive a Colour Award must consistently display dedicated commitment to their chosen area.

The Ideal of Integrity
Students should act with dignity and integrity in all areas of College life.

The Ideal of Service
Recipients should make consistent ongoing contributions over a period of time to the domain for which they are recognised.

Application Process

Year 9 students will be briefed and receive a copy of the process and the selection criteria for all four domains in Term 1. Students will be asked to reflect on whether they meet the selection criteria before applying to the Director in charge of that Domain, Mr Mike O’Brien (Director of Creative Arts), Mrs Selina Kinne (Director of Teaching & Learning, Mr Cameron Golding (Director of HPE) and Mrs Alicia McMahon (Director of Mission).

Applications will conclude in October.

We look forward to celebrating our first ever recipients in 2019.

Mr Andrew Pritchard - Director of Pastoral Care K-10