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Kinder Pirate & Fairy Day

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Music students perform for Strathhaven

On Wednesday 20 September students from the Year 3/4 an 5/6 choirs, Dominic Ukulele Cool Kids (DUCK) club, and Sarah, Ella and Sarah from Year 7, visited Strathhaven Aged Care to perform some musical pieces to the residents. The 3/4 Choir performed ‘Meow’ and ‘I see the Light.’ The 5/6 Choir performed ‘The Gecko’ and ‘Lets ...

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Time to pack!

Once more family and friends can follow our student trips in September, as Year 6 visit Canberra, Year 9 visit the Northern Territory and Year 10 students visit Japan. It’s the next best thing to being there!Northern Territory: https://dominiccollegeinnt2017.wordpress.com Canberra: https://year6canberra2017dc.wordpress.com Japan: https:/ ...

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Tournament of Minds

Last weekend, two Dominic College teams participated in the State Final of the Tournament of Minds, a problem solving programme for teams of students from primary and secondary years who solve demanding, open-ended challenges from many disciplines.Teams work on a Challenge for six weeks without assistance from teachers, parents ...

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Looking after the creek

On Monday 10 September, all Year 6 students worked on the creek as part of our ongoing rehabilitation/conservation Science project. Everyone worked very hard weeding, mulching, clearing, cage making and re-caging most of the plants we had planted two years ago. The current protective guards had become too small for the ...

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Tasmanian Young Artist Award nominations

There is a wealth of talented young artists within our school and five of our Year 10 students have been selected as finalists in the inaugural Tasmanian Young Artist Awards 2017. This award is a new initiative of the annual Tasmanian Craft Fair and provides an opportunity and a platform to highlight ...

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Footy Colours Day

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7-10 assembly 27 September

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DOSA v Richmond reserves grand final

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Our P&F is a wonderful asset

Dear FriendsDominic College’s Parents & Friends Committee under the wonderful leadership of parent and old scholar, Mrs Nicola Rayner continues to be a great presence and a proactive force for good in the Dominic College community.This week, P&F members generously prepared and served the BBQ for visitors on ...

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P&F Raffle Tickets

The P&F will be conducting a raffle that coincides with our Community Fair. The proceeds from this raffle allows the Parents & Friends Community to fund educational resources and play equipment which help enrich the curriculum for our children. There are nine brilliant prizes up for grabs with the total ...

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We love our grandparents!

After weeks of planning and preparation our annual Grandparents Day celebration began with a lovely morning tea in the Savio Centre on Wednesday. It was a wonderful sight to see so many generations enjoying our beautiful Grandparents Song. Students had practised for several weeks to be able to sing with ...

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Music and Dance Showcase wows audience

On Tuesday evening 12 September, the College held our inaugural Showcase of Music and Dance at the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre at Guilford Young College, a wonderful showcase of performing arts talent from Years 3-10!One of the outstanding features of the evening was the high student participation with over 100 ...

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Vocational Education and Training at Dominic College

VET classes at Dominic College are very busy finalising work units by the end of the year ready for assessment. The aim is to obtain competency in specific units in Certificate I in Construction & Certificate II in Engineering Pathways.Units offered at Dominic College are:CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction ...

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Terrapin theatre review by Year 6 House Captains

On Wednesday 8 September, Kinder to 6 students had the opportunity to watch a play produced by The Terrapin Puppet Theatre. The play was about a boy and his mother moving to a town due to work and was titled The Riddle of Washpool Gully. The boy was not happy about moving ...

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Clarence eisteddfod success for music groups

The City of Clarence Eisteddfod was held last week and Dominic College was well represented with over 70 students performing at City-Wide in Mornington. On Monday, the Senior Choir competed and were awarded a merit certificate in a tightly contested section. In the evening, the Concert Band presented two pieces, ’Oh ...

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K-4 assembly 6 September

This week we held a K-4 Assembly on Wednesday and a 5-6 Gathering on Thursday. During the K-4 Assembly the audience was wowed with some of the wonderful work happening in classrooms, including storytelling, singing and poetry! The entertainment included a beautiful prayer from 4A, a story from Prep B, ...

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Class of 1977 reunion 9 September 2017

Congratulations to the Year 10 Class of 1977 for hosting a very warm and success reunion on Saturday 9 September.Upstairs at Grantleigh was the scene for about 40 ex-students, with lots of hugs and a fair bit of double checking of people's identities, as it was up to 40 years since seeing each other ...

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Year 6 creek upgrades

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Good on you, Eli

Eli’s SleepoutEli Morrison is in the newsletter today for the wonderful Salesian spirit he has shown through his Scouting activities. Eli has been involved in the Scouting movement since his days as a Cub Scout and is a member of the Mt Stuart Scouts.At a meeting of his ...

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Taiko drumming group

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Grandparents Day 2017

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Music and Dance Showcase

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Canberra visit by Year 6 2017

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Talking Heads 2017

Senior Drama students have begun working on what is now is an established tradition in the College, TALKING HEADS. This performance project allows our students to attack one of the most demanding, but rewarding forms of theatre, the monologue. Students are challenged to explore that basic theatrical equation: an actor ...

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K-6 assembly 18 October 2017

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Project Rockit Launch at Dominic

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Fred Hollows Humanity Award Tasmanian Presentation Ceremony

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DOSA Football B&F Awards

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3-6 Athletics Carnival 19 October

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Project Rockit launch at Dominic College

Project Rockit is a group of young people who address the issues young people have with Technology and Social Media.For over ten years Project Rockit has been empowering school students to stand up to hate instead of standing by watching. Through the lens of (cyber) bullying, their workshops explore ...

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Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival - a great day in tough weather!

On Thursday 19 October the 3-6 Athletics Carnival was held at Dominic in testing conditions of wind, rain and sunshine which can be described as a typical Tasmanian day. The normal running of the day was impossible due to early heavy falling of rain so events were postponed and then students ...

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Mano's Cup experience for a great Dominic team

The Year 4 children from the Dominic U/11 Soccer team ended up their holidays on a high, but very tired, note! The team did themselves very proud by participating in the ‘2017 Manos Cup’ in Launceston on Saturday 14 October. This U9 and U10 competition is open to all boys and girls from ...

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Fred Hollows Humanity Awards recipients from Dominic College

Last term, Year 6 students, Bianca Russell and Kitean Aitken were nominated by Dominic College for a Fred Hollows Humanity Award. The Fred Hollows Humanity Award celebrates Year 6 students who show compassion, integrity and kindness in their lives, just as Fred Hollows did.Bianca and Kitean, with other Year 6 student nominees ...

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Pastoral care: being a good sport

This term in Prep–6 we are focusing on ‘Being a Good Sport', and this was talked about in our K-6 assembly on Wednesday afternoon.Part of this is recognising students who display the qualities of being a good sport whilst out in the playground. We want to recognise and congratulate ...

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Class of 2007 Reunion

The facilities here at Dominic, although in the middle of much building endeavour and some disruption, were impressive, as many students had not been back at Dominic College for ten years. The new Savio Centre - their old one was the old gym which was replaced by the Br Peter ...

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Class of 2007 reunion

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Old Scholars football

Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) Football Club reserves team had been minor premiers this year, and met Richmond in the Grand Final on Saturday 23 September.But just three points was the margin that put DOSA Reserves season to a disappointing end. A hard fought battle from both sides was the ...

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Footy Colours Day

On Friday 22 September, Prep-Year 10 held their Footy and Sports Colours Day! It was fantastic to see such a high participation level from students, with a large spread of team colours and sporting codes. Footy Colours Day is held in the time leading up to the AFL Grand Final as a ...

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Fairies and pirates

On Wednesday 20 September, Kinder Mice and Bears participated in Pirate and Fairy Day, a combination of two events: International Talk Like A Pirate Day (19 September) and International Fairy Tea Party Day (22 September).Students and teachers alike arrived to school dressed in their very best pirate and fairy costumes and it ...

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Welcome to our 2018 Deputy Principal

The last week of Term 3 the College commenced our transition process for Mrs Janine O’Hea’s retirement. We welcomed back into our community, Mr Steve Casni who will commence as our Deputy Principal in 2018.Mr Casni had the opportunity to orient himself to the physical changes in the College ...

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SSATIS and SATIS Athletics

We highly commend every student who represented Dominic College at both the Southern Sports association for Tasmanian Independent Schools (SSATIS) on Wednesday 20 September and the Sports Association for Tasmanian Independent Schools – State wide (SATIS) on Saturday 23 September. The participation and school spirit on both days were fantastic.Congratulations to the ...

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House debating

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DOSA B&F 2017

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Japan and Year 10

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Northern Territory and Year 9

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In a jam

Thank you to everyone who helped after school in the last week of term to get the job done.There was plenty of stirring and purring, and just enough tasting to pronounce the jam "berry good."Raspberry Jam ...

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Seven ways to demonstrate on-line skills

NAPLAN Online - trial of the new online assessment platformYou may have heard that NAPLAN online is being introduced across Australia over three years from 2017. Tasmanian Government schools will be administering NAPLAN online from 2019. NAPLAN online hopes to provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information.Our ...

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1977 Year 10 class reunion

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Feast Day for our Dominican Patron Saints

On Wednesday, we celebrated our Dominican Feast Day with great gusto. Our Feast Day aims to affirm the meaning the lives of our Patrons, St Dominic Guzman and St Catherine of Siena continue to hold for us today. Both these saints were exemplary servants of the Church and people of ...

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Bell Shakespeare at Dominic College

Last Friday it was great to join Year 9 English students for a presentation by the Bell Shakespeare called ‘Shakespeare is Dead.’ The three-member company visiting Hobart explored with us why Shakespeare’s plays are still being performed 400 years after his death. It was a fabulous and interactive journey staged in ...

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Feast Day - Amazing Race

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Feast Day - K-10 Mass

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K-6 assembly on PJ Day

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Festival of Bright Ideas

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The Good Doctor

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Netball Firsts Grand Final

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DOSA meeting at GYC

The Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) committee normally meets in the Basil Fox Room at Grantleigh once or twice a term. However, the August meeting was held at Guilford Young College, the former Dominic College Senior Campus, in the GYC Boardroom, the former chapel at Holy Name Convent. Many thanks ...

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Dominic at the Festival of Bright Ideas

Dominic College has two stalls at the Festival of Bright Ideas, thanks to the hard work of Ms Jane Myers and Mr Brad Parkin. The first day was Friday 11 August, a schools only day. Students were busy entertaining and educating visiting groups of students from all over Hobart, public, independent ...

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Feast Day - Talent Show

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DOSA Football wine

The DOSA (Dominic Old Scholars Association) Football Club is having its annual “Wine Drive” to raise some much needed funds for this wonderful volunteer organisation. Mr Davey and myself as players of this great club and as staff members of the school have loved the support from Dominic College and ...

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Don Bosco senior winter camp

During the recent holidays, two Dominic College Students, Ben Dowling and Tori Stringer, along with old scholars Jessica Macfarlane and Lisa McConnon, flew to Melbourne for Don Bosco Senior Winter Camp 2017, 9 July to 13 July. The week was packed full of fun, laughter, games and amazing food! There is never a ...

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Old scholar stars in Antigone

Dominic College old scholar, Ryan Enniss, Class of 2013, is studying at UTAS Launceston, and is the Artistic Director of Fawkes Theatre Company there.Ryan says they have just had a very exciting season of Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’, in which he played the lead role of Creon.‘We will be touring the ...

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Senior Drama performances coming soon

THE GOOD DOCTOR Senior Drama Production Tuesday August 15 and Wednesday August 16 7pm The Oratory Space Bookings Tickets are free but must be booked through Trybooking here: The Good Doctor A combination of Neil Simon and Chekhov, The Good Doctor, is a comedy that is by turns, charming, hilarious, sad, and ...

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K-6 assembly 26 July 2017

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Message from the Principal

Dear FriendsMany thanks to all parents, students and staff for your wonderful support, acts of kindness and consistent prayers during my recent illness. I was particularly grateful for the sincere messages, gifts and flowers sent by parents and families during my recuperation. I felt very blessed by such generosity.I ...

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Food, glorious food

Individual choice cooking lessons are always popular in both Food Studies and Advanced Food classes. It is amazing to see what people create when given the freedom to choose. Students select or adapt recipes to meet certain requirements. In Food Studies, students have completed a tried and tested recipe and ...

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Debudding the kids

At 2.30am on Friday 14 July, our Australian Miniature goat Gretel gave birth to two little boys - we have named them Alfie and Archie. Part of owning a pet goat is the big question of whether to de-bud your goat or not. Although many people have mixed opinions on the ...

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Sparky and Melody

In my Animal Husbandry elective, we have been able to work and help two new rescue Miniature Ponies. Melody has a white coat and her foal Sparky has a very fluffy black coat. Ms Myers found them in a paddock on their own which didn’t have much grass for ...

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Mr Voss's special Cagliero experience

On 30 June, laden with 40kg worth of much-appreciated donations from the Dominic Community and RHS Sports, I departed Hobart for Cambodia, one of 15 individuals chosen to participate in the Cagliero immersion program.The Cagliero Immersion Project, which started in 2009, offers students and young people from Australian Salesian organisations the opportunity ...

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Basketball on the brain

This week the Dominic Year 3-6 Basketball players enjoyed a special training session run by Hobart Chargers and Lady Chargers imports Chris Whitehead and Makaela Ruef. The students loved the session and played many training-based games surrounding dribbling, layups, teamwork and communication. The Dominic students have all been invited to ...

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7-10 assembly 16 August

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Academic Pathways and Elective Choices

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9, together with their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Academic Pathways evening session from 6.30pm-8pm this Wednesday 23 August to be held in the Savio Centre. Teachers will be available to provide assistance and advice with elective subject choices for 2018. The evening will begin with ...

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7-10 assembly 30 August

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Strategic Framework and Priorities

VisionA positive community of engaged learners striving for the achievement of excellence. MissionA contemporary Catholic school community in the Salesian tradition – enabling students to be happy and capable learners who become good Christians and honest citizens. Core Values Students are at the centre Quality learning & teaching A Salesian spirituality of ...

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​Jerry and Izzy

Animal husbandry has helped me throughout the year with my confidence, ability to work under pressure and has given me a unique experience no other elective has offered me! At the start I decided to take on the challenge of working with two anti-social, bad-tempered Huacaya alpacas, Jerry and Izzy. ...

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Oli and Polly

Oli and Polly are the two sheep for whom I am responsible, with the help of Ms Myers. They are fun and lively sheep, always looking for food. If they ever escape their paddock they run straight into the green shed because they know there is food. Oli’s personality ...

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Fire up the barbie Shazza

A message from the Parents and Friends: Congratulations to Sharon Caplice who has won 1st prize of the Fathers Day Raffle. Sharon has won a Pellet Grill Portable BBQ and bag of Pellets, a Makita MT series Drill and accessory pack, a Coleman 56L Extreme Wheeled cooler, a Carton of ...

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Year 7-10 assembly

College assemblies are always a highlight in our week. Whether they are for Kindergarten to Year 6, Year 7-10 or our wonderful Kindergarten-Year 10 whole school assemblies, they are always full of inspiring student achievement and wonderful appreciation by students for each other’s efforts.This week’s assembly was for Year ...

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Year 7 girls basketball vs St Mary's

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K-4 assembly 6 September

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Drumstorm!

At the Dominic’s Got Talent celebration on our Feast Day, the students were dazzled by a gob-smacking drum solo performance from Year 7 student, Campbell Whelan. Although Campbell’s prowess as a drummer is well known to Miss Hewitt and Mr Smith, students from Year 7 to 10 weren’t aware of ...

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Students at the Melbourne Writers Festival

On Monday 28 August, ten students (five Year 7s and five Year 8s) plus Mr Kress and Ms Agius took an early flight out of Hobart and arrived in Melbourne for the Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF). MWF is a festival of various workshops and sessions with different authors teaching those who ...

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Parents & Friends news

We had our first meeting in two months last week and we were thrilled to welcome back Beth Gilligan after six months away. We have missed her guidance, support and her lively Principal reports and we are so glad that she is back on board for the rest of the ...

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Book Week 2017

Book Week is one of the most exciting events on the calendar for K-6 students at Dominic! The annual parade allows students to come to school dressed as a character from their favourite book, an Australian author or dress to the Book Week theme, this year being ‘Escape to Everywhere. ...

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DOSA v St Virgil's 19 August 2017

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The Good Doctor

The Senior Drama production of The Good Doctor was an outstanding set of ensemble performances. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening, last week, our hard working cast performed to full houses. The Oratory was in intimate thrust mode, with the audience and actors in close proximity on an atmospheric set, with ...

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Science Week and Festival of Bright Ideas

On last Friday and Saturday, our Year 9 and 10 students, together with our Director of Science K-10 Ms Jane Myers, and Physical Science teacher, Mr Brad Parkin participated in the state’s Festival of Bright Ideas at Princes’ Wharf. This was a wonderful initiative and great experience for our students as ...

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Thank you RH Sports

In the recent term break, I was privileged to participate in the Cagliero project, a two week immersion program to explore the work of the Salesians in Cambodia and experience Cambodian life.The majority of our time we spent in Phnom Penh, at the highly-regarded Don Bosco Technical School, where ...

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Yr 8 Div B Netball Grand Final

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AFL Girls Dominic vs St Als

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Music and Dance Showcase coming up

On Tuesday evening 12 September, Dominic College’s Music and Dance Showcase Evening will be held at the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, Guilford Young College. This is a new event on the Dominic calendar and will provide an opportunity to present some of the larger scale Music and Dance works ...

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Students to the Melbourne Writers Festival

On Monday 28 August, ten Year 7 and 8 students will catch an early flight to Melbourne to attend two exciting days at the 2017 Writers Festival. The Melbourne Writers Festival is an annual two week literary festival and during the Schools Program, aspiring writers can meet numerous authors and attend a variety of ...

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Year 5 Taster Day success

On this last Tuesday, Dominic College welcomed Year 5 students from our local Catholic primary schools to enjoy a ‘Taster Day’ of secondary school as they prepare to complete their primary education and transition over the next 18 months into high school.Students and their teachers from St Therese’s Moonah, St ...

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Book Week Parade in the Savio Centre

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Coming to Dominic in 2018 or 2019?

Whilst the end of the academic year is fast approaching, the College is also forward planning for 2018 and 2019. Dates for Orientation sessions for students commencing 2018 in Kindergarten and Year 7 are listed below. A College Open Day is being held on Wednesday 25 October for parents wishing to view College facilities and ...

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Professor James Vickers guest of honour at IMD breakfast

Year 5 to Year 10 boys, their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, caregivers and all staff and friends of the Dominic community are invited to join Professor Vickers and staff for breakfast. on Wednesday 15 November at 7.15am-8.30am to celebrate International Men’s Day. ...

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Can you help us in the garden?

Can you help us? Betty and John Stefankowski are grandparents who volunteer at Dominic College, working in the Mamma Margaret Kitchen Garden, planting, watering, weeding and looking after vegetables and herbs. They do such a great job! Betty and John have been helping now for about five years, and they ...

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Year 8 Camp - the boys.

This week Year 8 students have been on camp at Coles Bay/Freycinet Peninsula. Mr Pritchard asked four of our Year 9 student leaders what their highlights and challenges were:My highlight of the Year 8 Camp at Freycinet National Park was the beautiful scenery. I had a chance to experience nature and ...

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Launch into Learning grows bigger for 2018

Launch into Learning - the Foundations of LearningThe children in Dominic College’s Launch into Learning (LIL) program for pre-kindergarten students and their families, have had a wonderful year of learning, friendship and fun.LIL started in February this year with 22 children in the morning session and five in the ...

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