College Colours are a level of recognition for exceptional achievement that can be worn on the College blazer in our students’ final year at Dominic College – Year 10.
The 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 the areas of Mission, Academics, Creative Arts and Sport.
The Dominic College Colour Awards are predicated upon the following:
Eligibility Criteria and Ideals
Each domain (Mission, Academic, Creative Arts and Sport) 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 and 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.
Year 9 students are briefed in Term 4 and receive a copy of the process and the selection criteria for all four domains. Students are 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 are due in November. Successful recipients are informed in December and commence wearing their Colours in their final year at Dominic.