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Class of 2008 reunion

The ten years reunion of the Class of 2008 was held at Dominic College on Saturday 12 October 2018. Sam Broadby was the instigator and around 30 classmates enjoyed refreshments upstairs at Grantleigh and then a grand tour of the school. We thank Sam for her work in gathering the group together, as well ...

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Mano's Cup superstars in Launceston

On the weekend of 12-14 October, the Dominic U10 Soccer team participated in the Mano’s Cup for Soccer in Launceston. This tournament aims to bring the best U9 and U10 soccer teams together for a day/weekend tournament. Our Dominic U10 team lead by super coach Dave Cockerill played ...

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Candidates for Year 6 Captain 2019

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Class of 2008 reunion

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DOSA Football Best & Fairest

The DOSA Football Club Best & Fairest 2018 Awards dinner, held Friday 12 October at the North Hobart Bowls Club, was a very special night of celebration for the players in the premiership winning reserves and seniors sides, as well as the families, WAGS, supporters and old-timers of the club.Speeches from successful ...

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2019 Fees and Terms & Conditions

2019 FEES AND PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTSThe College emailed all parents and guardians on 1 October 2018, including parents new to the College in 2019, to inform them of the fees that will apply next year, associated payment arrangements and changes to our General Terms and Conditions. If you did not receive this information, please contact ...

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Year 6 visit Canberra

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Candidates for Year 10 Captain 2019

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3-6 Athletics Carnival 18 October

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P&F Colour Run

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New Japanese relationship

At the end of last term, I visited a number of Salesian schools in Japan, meeting a range of wonderful Principals, teachers and students in Salesian schools. I was warmly welcomed and there was considerable interest in and enthusiasm for our desire to establish a variety of relationships with schools. ...

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Year 9 Northern Territory trip

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DVCB Spring School at Dominic

During the first week of holidays the Derwent Valley Concert Band held its annual Spring School for the first time at Dominic College, utilizing the new state-of-the-art facilities in Fra Angelico. This was the largest attendance thus far for the Spring School with approximately 120 students from around Tasmanian in attendance ...

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College Captains 2019

This week, students and staff were involved in election and discernment processes regarding our student leaders of the College for 2019. Year 9 students spoke to Year 7-9 students and staff at an extended assembly in the Savio Centre on Wednesday and outlined their thoughts on leadership, their time at the College ...

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Year 6 Canberra trip

The Year 6 trip to Canberra in the last week of Term 3 was a tremendous learning experience for everyone, and a great success. Each place visited provided new insights and educational richness to our History units about ‘Democracy’ and ‘The Australian Government’. Feedback from the BLOG was positive; a great way ...

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Roll up for the Dominic Community Fair

Dominic College is delighted to celebrate its upcoming School Fair, on Friday 2nd November from 3.30 to 7.00pm. Join us for an afternoon of delicious food, handicrafts, rides and entertainment for the whole family. Don’t miss your chance to win a Lift 2 Medium Trampoline plus Basketball Hoop Accessory, with a ...

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P&F update on activities

It has been a very busy month with P&F members involved in many school and community activities, all gearing up the Colour Run and Community Fair next term.Hardworking volunteers came out in force to support our Father’s Day Stall and we had a fantastic range and variety ...

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Grand Final reserves: DOSA v University

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Grand Final seniors: DOSA v Richmond

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Kinder Bears woodwork

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Plogging and World Clean Up Day

World Cleanup Day and ‘Plogging’ – A new trend at Dominic CollegeTo recognise World Cleanup Day on 15 September at Dominic College, our Kinder-Year 6 Student Represented Council (SRC) wanted to combine a clean-up event with our daily fitness program. Some students had seen the trend of ‘plogging’ online (picking up rubbish whilst ...

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More sports stars

Our Denison representativesOn Wednesday Year 6 students Jessica Weeding, Caitlin Turner, Molly North, Ella Maw, Brodie Laycock, Isaac Cox, Henry Sanford and Joel Bresnehan represented Dominic College in the annual Franklin v Denison Football and Netball matches which are hosted on our ovals and courts. All students did an amazing job ...

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Photo purchases: sport and family

Sport and Co-curricular Photo purchasesAs introduced last year the format for viewing and ordering sports and co-curricular photos will be on-line.Photographer, Michael Webb, asks all families to view and purchase photos via his website: https://mwebb.azurewebsites.net/orderphotosSelect event: Dominic Sports PhotosAccess code: DOMIF20F6113Families select the ...

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Cooking with Lisa sensei

On Monday Year 8 and Year 9/10 Japanese elective classes welcomed Japanese Teacher Assistant, Lisa sensei, back to the College to provide guidance for cooking some Japanese food.Year 8 students made a popular dish called “Oyakodon” – a delicious topping of flavoured chicken and egg on a bed of rice. The overall review ...

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DOSA Football Club triumphant

Five years after their 2013 senior premiership, DOSA Football Club not only celebrated a mighty win but for the first time two premierships, as the club won both the seniors and reserves Old Scholars Football Association grand finals.North Hobart Oval was decked out in beautiful yellow, maroon and black streamers ...

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Derwent Valley Concert Band Spring School at Dominic

Derwent Valley Concert Band Spring School set to attract over 80 musicians The Derwent Valley Concert band is holding their 4th annual Spring School on the weekend of the 5-7 October, at Dominic College. The Derwent Valley Concert Band is extending an invitation to all woodwind, brass and percussion musicians to ...

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The importance of friendship

The Importance of FriendshipChildren choose friends who enjoy the same kind of activities as they do. Friendships fluctuate and change as children grow older and they begin to understand themselves more. Friendships are an important part of school life; some students may have a couple of very close friends, whilst ...

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Joe Brooks speaks to 7-10 students

In 2018, the Year 10 Leaders have undertaken work to address Mental Health with students in our community. College Captain, Maggie Baker, drove this through our first ever Mental Health Week. To continue this great work, Maggie went through the Beyond Blue website and requested a speaker for our College.Maggie speaks ...

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Music and Dance Showcase success

On Thursday 20 September over 180 students participated in the second Dominic College Music & Dance Showcase. The event gives us the opportunity to present the large scale music and dance performance works in a suitable venue, the Don Bosco creative Arts Centre, GYC. The evening featured the larger Dance, Choir and College ...

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Kinder Bears visit the Br Peter Dezani Design Centre

Following on from learning experiences of building and constructing, Kinder Bears were offered opportunities to experiment with the use of hammers and sandpaper in the classroom to help develop their coordination and motor skills. To encourage further learning and new skills, Kinder Bears were invited up to the woodwork room ...

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Songwriting project during the holidays

The Fra Angelico Project In this exciting school holiday project, students will be exposed to a series of music making experiences including Music Recording, Live Performance, Song Making and Industry Insights. There are three workshop days 8-10 October 9am-4pm, with a performance showcase on 10 October 6pm. Limited places available – ...

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Term 3 House debating concludes

The House Debating competition came to a fitting conclusion last week with the final debates held in The Oratory Space, and with guest adjudicator Mr Casni presiding. Congratulations to the Year 7/8 Guzman Team (That our treatment of animals in the food industry is inhumane), and the Year 9/10 Siena team (That ...

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2019 K-6 Captains announced

Last week, Year 2-5 students and staff were involved in election processes regarding our 2019 Year 6 student leaders. We commend all Year 5 students who nominated for leadership roles and prepared excellent speeches about what it means to be a leader at Dominic College. We were extremely proud of every student who ...

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Dominic at the Royal Hobart Show

Good luck and many thanks to Ms Jane Myers, Mr Mark Nolan, Ms Miriam Cockerill and Ms Judy Scaife who will be working at various times over the coming weekend with our Year 5-10 students and their animals who are entered into the Royal Hobart Show. We are entering sheep, ...

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Reunions update

On Saturday 27 October both the Classes of 1978 and 1998 held a reunion each at Dominic College.Although 20 years apart both classes had much in common: they enjoyed continuing and renewing their friendships, were enthusiastic about staying connected, were impressed by the new facilities and new technologies at Dominic College, and shared ...

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Christmas Eve Carols and Mass

Everyone is invited to join our old scholars and families in the traditional Christmas Eve Carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel.DOSA legends Tony Webb and Diane Cerritelli carry on the tradition once more in 2018 with the wonderful support of many helpers.'We do this in memory of ...

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Remembrance Day Commemoration

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K-2 Athletics Carnival 2018

What a great day!On Wednesday 31 October, the Year K-2 Athletics carnival was held onsite at the College in glorious conditions. The atmosphere was electric and students had an absolute blast in the events of obstacle course, 50m/100m, relays, sack races, egg and spoon races and vortex. The Dominic ...

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At the Hobart Show

Our 'Science in Action' program continued with exhibiting our Animals for the Royal Hobart Show. We entered the Silkie Bantams, Auracanas and the Pekin Duck into the Poultry Section. Sharni Stoward, Sopie Van Tienen and Ashley Eyles worked very hard to wash and clean their animals so they were looking ...

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New College Colours to be awarded

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 the college – Year 10. Our new College Colours process is designed to recognise exceptional achievement in a designated area of the college. Students ...

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Year 10 Japan immersion trip 2018

On 23 September 2018, a group of Year 10 students and two teachers, Mrs Kinne and Kumashiro Sensei, embarked on a journey to Japan for 10 days. Eager to experience a new country, the 12 tourists had different ideas about what to expect and also to what they were looking forward. Most were looking forward ...

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Catholic School Principals meet at Dominic

Last week, the Catholic School Principals from across Tasmania held their Term 4 meeting at Dominic College. The principals meet collectively four times a year as what is known as the Catholic College of Educational Leaders (CCEL).CCEL attend to and discusses a range of educational matters concerning all of our ...

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Remembrance Day ceremony

On Wednesday 7 November, Year 3-10 students and staff gathered for our College Remembrance Day Ceremony. This Sunday on Remembrance Day we mark the final year of the First World War – the Great War – the war to end all wars and its Armistice at the 11th hour on the 11th day ...

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Men's Day Breakfast 2018

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2019 Leaders Induction Ceremony

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Music Soiree - piano and guitar

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Advanced Food Studies afternoon tea

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The big Community Fair

Our Fair Committee - made up of Anne Lacy, Christine Smith, Sharyn Majchrzak, Pam Cosker, Amanda Page, Jo Berry, Kirsty Schulze, Jess Quin, Hayley Stoddart, Elise Reardon & Sharon Cook - deserve high commendation for their dedication, hard work and hours of organisation that went into this year’s Community Fair ...

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Music, count us in!

On Thursday 1 November, the Hobart Music Count Us In event on Bellerive Boardwalk was taken to the next level, as it became the national broadcast event that 700,000 students tuned into across Australia. Year 3 and 4 Dominic students and our Senior Concert Band who joined 2500 other local students at the event, where ...

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Very colourful event

Last week and this week have been marked by community events which invite all across the College to become involved and deepen further student and family sense of belonging at Dominic. Our sense of belonging comes from participation in a group, the ability and accessibility to contribute to a group ...

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Moves in the Salesian Community and the Parish

Dear Students, Parents, Caregivers, Teachers and Friends,I take this opportunity to inform you that the Salesian Provincial, Fr Will Matthews SDB, has announced the changes for 2019 which affect the Salesian Community here at Dominic. In January 2019 I will conclude my term as Acting Rector of the College and Parish ...

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Taylah's Speedway success

My family shares my love of SpeedwaySpeedway is a sport where you race on dirt and you are in a car that has a roll cage in it. You also wear a helmet, fireproof gear and neck brace. There are different types of cars you can race. I race a ...

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Class of 1998 reunion 27 October 2018

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Year 9 Northern Territory trip

Our Year 9 Central Australia Immersion journeyOn 24 September, 42 students and five staff assembled at Hobart airport. The group prepared to commence the annual Year 9 trip and began their journey from the small island of Tasmania to the outback landscapes of the Northern Territory.Over the course of 12 days we were blessed ...

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P&F updates on the big Community Fair

Community Fair - Friday 2 NovemberThis year’s line-up of stalls and entertainment is looking fabulous and I know that all students/parents/guardians and old scholars who come along will have an amazing time. Entertainment includes Gee Whizzer, Tas Reptillia, Fishcare, Animal Displays, School Choirs, Taiko Drums and much more. ...

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Fra Angelico Song Writing School

Dominic College was privileged to host 32 students from 10 different schools during the recent school holidays, to participate in a song writing workshop with high profile Australian Music Director Darryl Beaton. Working alongside Brett Budgeon, Mark Schmalfuss, Greg Souter and myself, Darryl took the students through three days of song writing ...

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Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival

On Thursday 18 October, our Year 3-6 Athletics carnival was held at the College. The weather looked terrible during set up for the day but once the students arrived the day cleared and we were able to push through without too many issues. The day was a huge success with students ...

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Class of 1978 reunion

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Hobart Show animals 2018

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Dominic Community Fair 2018

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Stepping Up - young women leaders in schools

Each year at Dominic College two Year 9 students are selected to participate in a Parliament House event intended to encourage and inspire our young women to pursue leadership roles in school and in the community, and hopefully engage fully in our representative democracy one day. Year 9 student, Annalize Moase writes ...

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Music Count Us In 2018

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K-2 Athletics Carnival

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Year 10 basketball grand final

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7-10 Spooktober

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Greetings from Japan

Six years ago, in 2012, we held our inaugural Asian Festival at Dominic College and we had just commenced the gradual introduction of Japanese as our foundational Language other than English (LOTE) in K-6. Our biennial Asian Festival was, and still is, part of our commitment to becoming an Asia-literate school. ...

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Music & Dance Showcase performance

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Book Week news

During Book Week, there has been a Scholastic Book Fair in the K-6 section of the library. Many families visited the fair and bought books. We can now use a percentage of sales to buy more books for the library. The Picture Book of the Year was also on display ...

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K-6 Book Week assembly 22 August

The Kinder – Year 6 Assembly was held Wednesday 22 August 2018 with a special focus on Book Week. Students and Staff looked fantastic and the assembly was full of wonderful items that students and staff had prepared. Under the guidance of our Librarian Mrs Webb, teachers and some students performed a funny play ...

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Parents & Friends news

We had a fantastic finish to Term 2 with our PJ Day and have been working hard over the last few weeks to prepare for a very busy Term 3.Thank you to all families, teachers and students who supported our PJ Day on the last day of Term 2 - all students ...

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Yr 7-9 Academic Pathways evening

The Academic Pathways planning evening for Years 7-9 students was again a successful evening as we provided our parent community an opportunity to mingle, connect and discuss elective subjects.These partnerships provide important links, opportunities and networks for our students. There were great conversations as parents and students perused the ...

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Dominic College teacher wins national 'Teacher of the Year' Award

Mr Mike O’Brien, Director of Creative Arts K-10 and Mrs Jane Doyle, Coordinator of Teaching & Learning K-2 were nominated and short-listed for the 2018 Australian Education Awards for Head of Faculty and Teacher of the Year, respectively. We are proud of both these leaders and they were recognised for their ...

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Book Week K-6 assembly

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Off to the library

Students from Prep B had an excursion to Glenorchy Library as part of their Book Week activities last week.The library staff thoroughly enjoyed our students' rendition of "Off to the library" and you can watch it on Youtube here: Off to the library. ...

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Class of 1988 reunion

1988 30-year reunion 18 August 2018Dominic College hosted a great reunion of the Class of 1988 last Saturday. Over 30 attended their 30th anniversary, and enjoyed a catch-up some old photos and a tour of the College as it is now, before meeting in the evening at the Italian Club for some partying.The ...

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Apple for the teacher visit

7HOFM are on the hunt for Southern Tasmania’s favourite Primary School Teacher. On Tuesday 21 August Dominic College welcomed local radio talent Mick and Matt into classrooms of College teachers who have been nominated for 'Apple for the Teacher.' Dominic College has seven of our K-6 teachers who have ...

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Much Ado About Nothing

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Music Soiree 1 September

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Creative Arts Festival 2018 launch

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The exhibition takes shape

After a term of thinking, drawing, painting, creating, shooting and analysing, student work is going up at our exhibition of K-10 work in the Long Gallery and Sidespace Gallery at the Salamanca Arts Centre.Ms/rs Durbridge, Jeffery and O'Grady have been curating like mad! Hanging, sorting, arranging and collaging.. ...

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Colourful character

Lachlan Rowlands is playing Claudio in our production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to be presented at the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre next week. The production has eclectic costuming and this week Lachlan and the cast were exploring how to use their costumes to create and enhance their characters. ...

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Zabuton!

Dominic College's taiko drums gone to the Long Gallery in preparation for Wednesday night’s Dominiku Daiko performance at the Creative Arts Festival launch. Our dedicated drummers practised yesterday instead with zabuton (floor cushions)! ...

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Book Week Parade 22 August

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Girls basketball Yr 7-8 playing in Year 9

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Study tips with Chey-Anne

Some students at school are able to find a good balance between all the parts and areas of their life: schoolwork, sports, activities, friends, family, work, technology and all of the other aspects of life that keep us busy from when we wake to when we sleep. Many other students ...

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Media short films

Alfred Hitchcock once said to make a great film you need three things: the script, the script and the script.Earlier this year Media students completed their 5-second film and were beginning to make their 30-second commercial. Now they have moved to the pinnacle of their short film making careers ...

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3-6 Theatresports on Feast Day

On Feast Day last week, Years 3–6 finished the day with the exciting conclusion of our annual Theatresports competitions, with great energy and a wonderful display of House Spirit. There were signs and incredible costumes. The event began with a House cheering competition and straight away it was clear that each ...

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K-6 Parent Workshop - Numeracy Night

Albert Einstein said, ‘Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.’ Mathematics is certainly something that many students and parents worry about but if a great man like Albert Einstein worried about his skill level then we are in esteemed company! Joking ...

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Three stream kindergarten 2019

The College has been supported by the Salesians of Don Bosco in our endeavours to initiate a restructure of our K-6. Our capacity to enrol more students to meet demand and simultaneously reduce our class sizes K-6 is linked strategically with our ability to establish three Kindergarten classes.We recently ...

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Girls AFL: Dominic vs Friends

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Science Fair news

Year 10 students, Sarah Hawkins and Mikaela Cruz, and Dominic College Director of Science K-10, Ms Jane Myers, attended Government House on Wednesday evening for a reception hosted by His Excellency the Honourable Justice Alan Blow, OAM, Lieutenant-Governor, and Mrs Margaret Blow. This event was to mark National Science Week in ...

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A part of you could be on stage!

Yes, a part of your old neglected wardrobe, could star on stage at the Peacock Theatre!For the Creative Arts Festival production of Much Ado About Nothing – we are searching for around 30 Hawaiian shirts for the cast to wear. The brighter and garish the better. If you have such a ...

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Academic Pathways evening

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9, together with their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Academic Pathway evening session from 6.30-8pm on Wednesday 22 August. Teachers will be available to provide assistance and advice with elective subject choices for 2019.The evening will begin with a brief introduction and an information session ...

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Leadership Awards to Dominic College staff

At a function at the University of Tasmania this week, our Coordinator of 7-10 English, Mrs Jan Marcenko and our Coordinator of 7-10 Humanities, Mr Ben Fulton, both received 2018 Australian Council for Educational Leadership Tasmania (ACEL TAS) Awards for Excellence. I congratulate them on their achievements.Both of these Dominic ...

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Class of 1988 reunion

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Noella's Souffle

Year 10 Advanced Food Studies student, Noella Irumva, shares with us her delectable recipe on individually baked chocolate soufflés.Baked Chocolate SouffléIngredients60g butter2 Tbsp. cocoa40g flour60g brown sugar250ml milk 250g dark chocolate 10ml vanilla essence6 eggs250ml cream 20g icing sugar (to serve)MethodPreheat oven ...

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Much Ado about a piano

Play Me, I’m yours is an artwork by British artwork, Luke Jerram. Located in streets, public parks and train stations, the pianos are available for everyone to play and enjoy.We are including a specially decorated piano as part of the set for our production of MUCH ADO ABOUT ...

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7-10 assembly 15 August

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Science Fair

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The Governor and The Honorable with students at the CAF

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