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Athletics runs in the family

Brother and sister, Max and Indy Brideson, dominated the field events at the recent Dominic College House Athletics Carnival, breaking four records. Year 10 student, Indy Brideson, won the under 16 discus, shotput and javelin. She broke the previous College record in the discus by two metres. Her brother, Year 7 student, Max ...

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ANZAC assembly Prep-Year 10

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OzBosco 2017

Our students enjoyed an excellent OzBosco weekend in Melbourne for the last weekend of term break, accompanied by Mr Swan, Ms McConnnon and Br Michael.The Don Bosco Now magazine reports:A large group of young people from Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney gathered together for OzBosco 2017 at St. Joseph ...

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DOSA v OHA 29 April 2017

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Feast Day - quizzes and buddies

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Feast Day - Mass in the Savio Centre

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Equestrian team flies the flag

On Sunday 30 April the 2017 Dominic College Equestrian Team, Bella Lee and Neave Schofield, proudly represented Dominic College at the 2017 Inter-Schools Horse Trials. Held at Huntingfield Pony & Riding Club grounds at Howden, with an 8.00 a.m. start, team members and their trusty steeds were on the road early to get to ...

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Feast Day - Dominic Day Cup

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Feast Day games K-2

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ANZAC Day - our students in the community

Dominic College students participated as a College in a number of ANZAC Day services around Hobart including Hobart, Glenorchy, New Norfolk, Lenah Valley and Pontville.Large numbers of students were particularly prominent at Glenorchy, Pontville and New Norfolk. In all cases leaders layed wreaths in a solemn and careful ceremony, ...

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DOSA Football news

DOSA Football's first month has been frenetic. Each week has seen different celebrations, and some great early season form displayed.Four old scholars played their first game, and one played his 363rd game on Saturday 7 April! The Old Scholars Football Association commenced with DOSA hosting University at the TCA and ...

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Prep-Year 10 assembly 12 April

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K-6 Stations of the Cross on the grounds

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Easter raffle draw

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Orienteering gets a great start

Orienteering had a great start in Term 1 at Dominic College.HPE students and teachers were excited to have worked with excellent specialist coaches in Term 1, in learning the basics of Orienteering.Dominic College received $2700 in special funding from the Federal Government through Sporting Schools Funding Grants in Term 1. The College ...

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SRC leaders at the Prep-Year 10 assembly

The 7-10 and 4-6 Student Councils are an important part of life at Dominic College, and follow the teachings of Don Bosco, who recognised the positive influence of peer leadership. It is a great honor to be recognised by your peers, and we know these students will be excellent role ...

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ANZAC Day - Hobart, Lenah Valley, New Norfolk, Pontville

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ANZAC Day 2017 - Glenorchy

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DOSA vs St Virgils 22 April

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Year 7-10 Parent and Teacher evening 4 May

It was very pleasing to see such a large number of parents attend 7-10 parent teacher interviews last night. Our parent community is very engaged with their children’s education and our parents are committed to achieving the best educational outcomes for them. Parent teacher sessions provide opportunities for our ...

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Feast Day, a great day for all!

Feast Day was a wonderful day of celebrating our Salesian heritage. On Wednesday 3 May, our College community celebrated our Feast Day honoring two Salesian saints, Don Bosco & Dominic Savio. This day always creates an air of reflection, excitement and joyous participation. Thank you to our volunteer staff and parents, under ...

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7-8 AFL 24 May

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Year 10 basketball 24 May

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Vinnies Mass of Induction at the Cathedral

On Wednesday 17 May at 7pm St Mary’s Cathedral, St Vincent de Paul Society held the Youth Induction Mass. Father Shammi Perere and the Cathedral Administrator honoured the hard work and appreciation of the St Vincent de Paul team and celebrated the Vinnie’s Mass of Induction for the year. ...

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Kindergarten - Year 6 assembly awards

On Wednesday 17 May, K-6 held their first assembly for Term 2. Our focus for this term is on ‘Being Respectful and Kindness.’ The certificates this term reflect those areas and were presented along with the ‘We are Learners’ Certificates. The following students received, respectively, Loving Kindness Awards, We are Respectful Awards, ...

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Musical soiree 25 May

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5-6 netball 25 May

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Soiree, a special occasion

What a great night on Thursday night, 25 May with our music students! Two choirs, a rock band, ten individual solos and a duet. The Oratory Space has never hosted a finer set of Disney songs!For a significant number of students this was their first public performance. They were warmly ...

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Debating round at Dominic

On Wednesday evening 24 May Dominic College hosted the Tasmanian Debating competition roster, facilitated by the Tasmanian Debating Union. Students from across 15 High Schools and Colleges participated. The sheer number of participants created a very studious atmosphere in the preparation sessions and then a great contest in the actual debates. The ...

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7-10 Cross Country 26 May

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Launch into Learning program success

Launch into Learning continues to be a great success. We have two sessions running each Tuesday. Misty Morning session from 9.30am-11.00am and Apple Afternoons from 1.30pm-3.00pm. Each week our very talented and creative Kinder teacher, Mrs Linda Douglas, leads the group in activities that are fun and engaging ...

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Death of Fr Mark McGuinness MSC

Vale – Fr Mark McGuinness MSCDominic College received news this week of the death of Fr Mark McGuinness MSC. Fr Mark attended Savio and then Dominic from 1969-1976. He had been diagnosed early this year with inoperable cancer. Mark attended primary school at St Therese’s Moonah and then completed his ...

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7-10 assembly 10 May

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Dominic students at OzBosco 2017

Last weekend 36 Dominic students and 3 Dominic Old Scholars visited St Joseph’s College in Melbourne to gather with students from Salesian schools from all over the country. Director of Mission, Mr Tim Swan, said that the Dominic contingent comprised one third of the whole gathering. 'This was the ninth OzBosco ...

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Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

On 7-9 April, we attended the RYPEN camp weekend at the Lea Scout Centre near Kingston. We had a weekend of team building exercises and special guest speakers, with a focus on communication in a team. Julie Preston, a career advisor from the University of Tasmania, spoke about resumes and ...

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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Students and Staff, I am writing to firstly thank all of you for your wonderful messages of loving support and kindness during my management of breast cancer. The surgery and chemotherapy treatment have proceeded well and I have been especially so grateful for your ongoing prayers. It is ...

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Laura Ackerley: dancer

Year 7 student, Laura Ackerley auditioned successfully to join Jenina’s Dance Workshop (JDW) on their USA tour in April 2017. She was the youngest member of the team. Not only did Laura attend classes with the world’s best teachers, she also took part in one of America’s top 3 Dance ...

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The Departure - Year 9 Rite Journey

On Thursday 18 May, Year 9 students and their parents/guardians gathered in the Savio Centre to take part in ‘The Departure’, one of the ceremonies that occur as a part of The Rite Journey - our Year 9 EMPOWER Program.Using the Empower program and performing this ceremony helps us stop and ...

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K-6 assembly 17 May

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Bianca Davidson: gymnast

Year 9 student, Bianca Davidson has competed in the Artistic Gymnastics for the past nine years. Last year, she also commenced Trampoline and Tumbling. Bianca competed in her first Trampoline State Championships in April this year, placing second in U17 women’s Double Mini Trampoline and in first place in U17 ...

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Uniform shop hours

Last week of Term 1Monday 10 April – 8.00am to 12.30pmWednesday 12 April – 2.30pm to 4.30pm (shorter trading hours for this day only)Closed during term break Friday 14 April to Sunday 30 AprilFirst week of Term 2Monday 1 May – 8.00am to 4.00pm (Extended opening for first day back)Term 2 trading hoursMonday 8.00am – 12.30pm; Wednesday 12.30pm – 4.3 ...

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Raw challenge!

Last week Year 9/10 elective Athletic Development and Adventure Recreation students undertook the Raw Challenge.We headed to Baskerville Raceway, changed into some old clothes and were introduced to the Raw Challenge instructors who talked us through the course, the safety procedures and elements of tecnique. After some warm ups we ...

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Year 5 camp 2017

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A Day in the Life at Dominic College 1

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Year 7 camp stories

On camp we undertook a really big hike - a 5km walk to and from Bivouac Bay to stay the night. When we got to camp we prepared our sleeping gear. After we had all our things ready we had about 5 to 10 minutes to relax, before we had to get ...

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Athletics success for Sam

Year 9 student, Samuel Walker, has been successful in qualifying in the T38 classification for the upcoming Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney in two weeks. Samuel is currently registered with the University Athletics Club and his recent 100m and 200m times place him as fastest in his age group and the ...

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K-6 Pastoral Care: What a week!

There have been many wonderful Pastoral Care events over the last week; Year 5 had an important whole-year at Far South Wilderness Camp; we looked at the idea of inclusion on the National Day Against Bullying and we recognised the importance of ‘Everyone Belongs’ on Harmony Day. On Friday 17 March students ...

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A Day in the Life #2 - student photography

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P&F news 24 March

Term 1 is flying by and we have three major events on in the next few weeks.Our Easter Raffle is up and running and donations and raffle tickets are starting to come into the school offices, so thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Please remember you can ...

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100 years of service

Congratulations to Mr Warwick Cardamatis, Mrs Jane Doyle, Mr Rocco Mangione and Mr David Reinbach, who received awards for 25 years of service to Catholic Education in Tasmania from the TCEO at St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday 23 March.These four Dominic College teachers were among 25 teachers recognised and honoured, during Catholic ...

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DOSA ready for Round 1

The Old Scholars Football Association has released the 2017 roster, and DOSA hosts University in a huge Round 1 fixture at the TCA.Snowy - old scholar Brendan Loveless - plays his 363rd game for DOSA, breaking the record previously held by the great Tom Jarvis.The team has been prepared well ...

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Kitean's Pink Stumps Day

Kitean Aitken (Year 6 Vice Captain) plays for the Lindisfarne Junior Cricket Club (Under 13) and they made their competition’s Grand Final, played on Sunday 5 March at Lindisfarne. The Sunday prior, Kitean explained he wanted to have a Pink Stumps game to fundraise some money for Cancer support. His main motivation ...

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Indigenous students excursion to TMAG

On Friday 10 March 2017, 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Dominic College participated in a Cultural Program held at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.Named tunapri rrala (meaning strong knowledge), this program celebrated the creativity and resilience of the Tasmanian Aboriginal women who have passed the tradition of shell ...

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2017/2018 Entertainment Book

Once again the College will be selling Entertainment Books for 2017/18 with 20% from every Membership going towards the Br Dezani Scholarship Fund.Purchase online or via the Business Office and Student Services Offices with both physical Books and Digital memberships available at $65.00Pre-purchase before 3 May to receive Early Bird Offers, including ...

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Prep-Year 6 assembly 8 March

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International Women's Day 2017

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Student indigenous art

The 2017 NAIDOC poster competition is on and entries are open to all talented artists over the age of 13 across Australia, including our own Aimee Hogan, with this beautiful entry. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait ...

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Animal kingdom

In our new Animal Husbandry and Marine Science 9/10 elective, nearly all the students have their animals on site. Animals include rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, week-old calves, Alpacas, a miniature goat, Toggenburg goats, a pony, donkeys, sheep, homing pigeons and chickens. We also have frogs and soon will include dragon lizards. ...

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Prayer for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Harassment

Friday 17 is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Harassment. We would like all our students, staff and everyone in our community to think about how they can help do the right thing, in their daily lives.Dear Lord,Please guide us to be better friends, classmates, role models ...

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Year 7 Camps

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International Women's Day breakfast at Dominic College

International Women’s Day highlights the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, past and present, and focuses on today's women supporting and encouraging each other for the next generation to progress even further.On Wednesday morning, 165 Year 5-10 girls and their mothers, guardians, grandmothers, staff members and special ...

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Parent Literacy Night Part 11

This week saw the second in the series of planned Literacy Presentations for parents with children in K-6. On Wednesday evening a large number of parents joined the Year 3–6 teachers to find out more about spelling strategies they can use to support their child’s learning at home. The evening ...

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Dominic old scholars feature in GYC awards

On Thursday 16 March, Guilford Young College held their Commendation Ceremony for students who were outstanding achievers in 2016. Many of the recipients were Dominic College Old Scholars.Ms Michelle Harris was Master of Ceremonies, and awards were presented by The Most Reverend Julian Porteous DD assisted by Mr Craig Deayton, GYC ...

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival

Thank you all for your amazing contribution to yesterday’s carnival. The carnival went off without a hitch and we were blessed with some amazing weather. Attendance was the best we’ve had in years and student participation and spirit was exceptional. Congratulations to Savio for their popular victory, in ...

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7-10 Athletics - cheering

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7-10 Athletics - track

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7-10 Athletics - field

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DOSA vs Uni 7 April 2017

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DOSA Football begins with new and old success

Four old schoalrs played their first game, and one played his 363rd game on Saturday!The Old Scholars Football Association commenced with DOSA hosting University and the TCA and four recent old scholars made a fine debut. Damon Curtain (2015), Lucas Henderson (2015), Owen Arrowsmith (2015) & Trent Henderson (2014) represented DOSA for the first ...

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Da Vinci Decathlon competition

On Friday 31 March, a team of eight students from Years 9/10 competed in the Da Vinci Decathlon at Launceston, for the first time for Dominic! The Decathlon is an academic challenge in 10 different subjects across academic fields of Maths, English, Engineering, Creative Producers, Cartography, Science, Art & Poetry, Code Breaking, General Knowledge ...

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Under the sail certificates

It was wonderful for K-6 students to gather under the Sail on Thursday morning for the presentation of “We are Learners” and “Bucket Filler” certificates. It was yet another difficult job for classroom teachers to select one student in each area who has been consistently displaying learner behaviours and consistently ...

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K-6 Open Classroom afternoon for parents

On Wednesday 5 April, K-6 parents and guardians were invited to join their children at school. The afternoon had two purposes. The first was to give K-6 parents another look inside their child’s classroom and have the opportunity to experience the learning activities that take place every day. We had ...

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K-6 Open Classroom for parents and carers

Dear Parents and CarersYou are invited to share in your child’s learning at Dominic College through our K–6 Open Classroom Afternoon. The Open Classroom Afternoon will give you the opportunity to spend time in your child’s classroom and participate in learning activities.The afternoon will begin at 1.45pm. ...

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ANZAC Day services 2017

To commemorate and honour the 100th Anniversary two years ago, of the ANZAC Landings at Gallipoli, we asked all Dominic College students to get involved in their community as a way of recognising and honouring the sacrifices of our forebears. Over 150 Dominic College students participated in numerous parades and services. ...

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Year 4 Bonorong visit

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Relay for Life - Ms Gilligan visits Saturday afternoon

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Year 5 camp stories

Year 5 experienced their first Dominic camp last week when they spent three days at Far South Wilderness Lodge. The theme of the camp was “Let your Light Shine” and the children explored how they could let their inner selves shine in order to be more like Christ. The many and ...

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Relay for Life 25-26 March

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Cultural Immersion trips

This week, students, and families of students, who have signed up for our Year 9 Northern Territory and Year 10 Japan experiences, came along to an information night. giving details about the trips and allowing all to ask questions and discuss their expectations of these experiences with the staff who will be ...

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Mini-Vinnies Sausage Sizzle for Project Compassion

Our Mini-Vinnies Sausage Sizzle is the first of a number of fun events we have planned!This year, Mrs Rootes, our K-6 Religious Education Coordinator has developed a Mini Vinnies Group. It’s based on the work of St Vincent de Paul and helps students put the gospel values into ...

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Outstanding support for Relay For Life by students, staff and families

On 25 and 26 March, Dominic College participated in the Relay for Life, for the second time.2017 was an extra special year following the shock news our loved College Principal, Ms Beth Gilligan, was diagnosed with cancer. Together, the students and staff wanted to make the 2017 Relay extra special. In total, Dominic ...

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Dancing class visits JDW

An annual event that is beginning to be a rite of passage for Dance students at Dominic is the much anticipated visit to Miss Jenina’s JDW Dance Workshop Studios situated near the school in Bosco Drive. This week, both the Year 8 Dance class and the Senior Dance class visited ...

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Not MONA, MUNA

MUNA stands for Model United Nations Assembly. Last weekend six Dominic College Year 10 students, Annalise Ball, Kalia Combs, Nicki Stanton, Jacob Percy, Julia Narracott and Eric Glover joined 44 other Year 10 students from across the state to compete in the annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). MUNA is organised and sponsored ...

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Strength on show, at the 7-10 Cross Country Carnival

Strength was on show at the 7-10 House Cross Country Carnival on Friday 26 May.Students across all ages and capacity pushed through strongly on the beautiful, but challenging, course around the Dominic College property and the edges of Tolosa Park, including the ovals, the football fields, the roads and paths, ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Three Capes Adventure Recreation

The sense of achievement on all student’s faces when they reached their destinations is the reason why we do what we do. Over the two Adventure Recreation camps these destinations included Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar, Shipsterns Bluff and Fortescue Bay. The students spent most of Term 2 experiencing ...

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Three Capes Adventure Rec

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7-8 Theatresports

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NAIDOC Week

On Monday 3 July, 21 students represented Dominic College at the Flag Raising Ceremony held at Risdon Cove to begin NAIDOC week celebrations. On a beautiful but frosty morning, students walked to the top of the hill at Risdon Cove and gathered with many others who listened to a Welcome to Country, ...

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Year 6 students say it their way

Year 6 students at Dominic College recently premiered their production of ‘Say It Loud!’ The annual show featured three original one act plays devised, scripted and presented by the students. Now in its fourth year at Dominic College, ‘Say It Loud!’ is the culmination of the College’s primary drama curriculum ...

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