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Ringing in Year 7s

The first day of Term 1 2019, Monday morning, 4 February, the College is starting a new tradition with the ‘Ringing In’ of our new Year 7 students as a symbol of their commencement of secondary education at Dominic College.Pastoral Teachers will be available from 8.15am – 8.35am at Pastoral Classes to chat with ...

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First day arrivals 2019

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Ringing in Year 7

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Project Rockit at Dominic College

Congratulations to our friends and Project Rockit co-founders, Lucy and Rosie, who were awarded an Order of Australia Medal, for their service to youth, and contribution to tackling bullying.Rosie launched their Tasmanian digital program at Dominic College in 2017, and Lucy will be part of this year's Mental Health Week ...

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What we did in our holidays

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Launch into Learning 2019

Dominic College’s Pre-Kindergarten program Launch into Learning is becoming part of the curriculum in 2019.There will be four Launch into Learning classes, two on Thursdays and two on Fridays in term time this year. One of Dominic College’s most experienced Kindergarten teachers, Mrs Linda Douglas, will be taking ...

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2019 College Calendar

The 2019 College Calendar has been printed and has been mailed to all families. The calendar is a handy reminder and guide to the majority of important events at Dominic in 2019. Keep it on your fridge or your utility area! As the year progresses, however, circumstances change and there are a ...

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First day Kinder

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Vanessa Young

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Ringing in Year 7 students

On the first day back from school holidays, students in 7-10 participated in a new tradition called the ‘Ringing In’. When Maddi Cockerill, Mr Davey and I went to the Salesian Captains Conference held at Xavier College in Adelaide last year, we came across the idea of having a guard ...

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Opening College Mass

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A Day in the Life 2019

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Our Salesian Priests and Brothers

Welcome to our Salesian Priests and Brothers for 2019. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful representation of the Salesian community in our College. This year we have Fr Peter Rankin returning as the College Rector SDB, Fr Damien working with our K-6 staff and students and Br Barry ...

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World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day was celebrated on Friday 8 February at Dominic College to promote the importance of ‘reading out aloud’. Across the school students could read aloud in their classes in many different subject areas. Our Year 7-10 English classes visited Kinder to Year 6 classes to read books to students ...

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P-6 assembly 6 February

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Read Aloud Day

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IWD breakfast 2019, with old scholar guest, Mercury journalist Jessica Sargent

Our annual International Women's Day breakfast is held on Tuesday 5 March 2019 and our special guest speaker is old scholar, Jessica Sargent (nee Howard, 2004).Years 5-10 girls, their mothers, carers, grandmothers and aunties are invited to celebrate the achievements of women, past, present and future. Old scholars are also warmly invited ...

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Kinder teachers and kinder animals

Our three Kinder Classrooms have been named after three native animals for 2019. Kinder A, taught by Mrs Douglas Monday-Wednesday, will be known as timita (possum). This class will be based in the Magone Building (near the oval). Kinder B, taught by Mrs Doyle Wednesday-Friday, will be tuminana (little fairy penguin) ...

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ADFA Graduation of old scholar

Congratulations to old scholar, Connor Haas (2012), who not only was awarded his Bachelor of Business but then at his Defence Force graduation was awarded the RSL Sword of Service.The 2018 Graduation Parade was held at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra on Thursday 13 December 2018.The Graduation Parade is ...

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Year 8 Camp 2018

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Year 8 boys camp and Year 8 girls camp

In the second last week of Term 4 Year 8 students travel to Freycinet for a thrre-day camp as part of their EMPOWER Program. The boys travel on the Monday and return Wednesday - the girls begin on the Wednesday and return Friday. You can see some photos on our gallery: Year 8 ...

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K-6 facilities developments

The improvement and expansion of Dominic College’s K-6 has been identified as a strategic priority. The K-6 buildings are now 14 years old and in need of expansion and refurbishment. The classrooms were originally built to accommodate a 1.5 stream primary which resulted in the need to build four classrooms near ...

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Year 9 - The Abyss

In the final week of Term 4 all of the Year 9 cohort went on a journey called The Abyss. The Abyss is a part of a course called “The Right Journey” and is a program taught all around Australia. The Abyss is for both boys and girls and is where you ...

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Robotic Club end-of-year wrap

We held our last Robotics Club meeting for 2018 after school last Friday afternoon 7 December. We always finish off with a party where everyone brings some party food to share and Mrs Kinne supplies the drinks. We really enjoyed trying all the different types of food that people brought. One of ...

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A community of Japanese learners

In Kinder Mice’s Japanese lesson on Friday, a little boy asks me if he can go to the toilet. Thomas Golding pipes up, and using perfect Japanese, says “no, you have to say, ‘toire ni itte mo ii desu ka’”. Astounded, I ask him how he knows how to ...

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Old Scholars Christmas Eve Mass and supper

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Year 10 Japan 2018

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College Colours awards

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 ...

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The passing of Tempest, our Anglo-Nubian goat

The cycle of life is a mystery and brings us both joy and sorrow. We have been so blessed to have a family of magnificent animals who respond so well to our students and families and often to crowds of members of the public. The Dominic College community will be ...

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Parent Handbook updated for 2019

The 2019 Parent Handbook is now available for viewing or downloading from this page: 2019 Parent Handbook. ...

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Final day of Term 4 2018

The final day of Term 4 for students, Friday 14 December, was an excellent day of celebration and fun.Students were involved with administration in the morning, cleaning up classrooms, cleaning out lockers, readying to take home their Christmas craft and gifts, talking to teachers about their plans for the summer break, ...

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Old scholars celebrate Christmas Eve in the Chapel

Christmas Eve carols and Mass were joyfully celebrated in the Dominic College Chapel by a large group of old scholars and friends of Dominic College.The evening was hosted by the inimitable Mr Tony Webb and the Carols and hymns were harmonically projected by the St John's Parish choir and ...

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Academic awards celebrated at Dominic College

Three Dominic College students have won prestigious ICAS medals this year for being Tasmania’s top achievers. Each year over one million students from more than 6300 schools in Australia and New Zealand participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) conducted by the University of New South Wales. ...

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Getting ready for VET Hospitality at Dominic College

Dominic College is offering an exciting new elective course for Year 10 students who are interested in entering the Hospitality industry. SIT10216 Certificate I in Hospitality will offer Dominic College students real life exposure to the Hospitality industry by providing foundational technical kitchen skills, including learning to prepare dishes and how ...

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Year 7 Bible Liturgy in the Chapel

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Holidays dates and planning ahead

It has been communicated a number of times that Dominic College cannot support nor approve the taking of holidays during term time. This is a legal mandate in the 2016 Education Act and has been put in place to ensure that sound academic progress can take place with students being present ...

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Traffic advice

As most parents would be aware there has been an increase in the number of cars coming into the school particularly around drop off and pick up times. Whilst there is always going to be a level of congestion during these peak periods, there are some things that all drivers ...

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7-10 Assembly 27 February

On Wednesday 27 February, we had our first 7-10 Assembly. It was an excellent opportunity for our 2019 College Captains Maddi and Lachie, and Vice Captains Ella and Tom to lead our assembly.We had a number of presentations, specifically ensuring students were aware of the Sport and Creative Arts opportunities in 2019. ...

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A Day in the Life, by student photographer, Yi Chan

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Vision and commitment

Our Vision at Dominic College is to establish and maintain a positive community of engaged learners striving for the achievement of excellence. This Vision is communicated across various publications - via our website, school diary and many handbooks. A school’s vision helps to set the direction for the students, ...

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Lent Commences with Ash Wednesday

We mark the commencement of the Church season of Lent with Ash Wednesday, 6 March, and which will conclude on Holy Saturday, 20 April, the day before Easter. There will be Mass in the Dominic College Chapel at 7.30am on Ash Wednesday. All parents and students are welcome. One of the key ...

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Year 9 Boys Rite Journey - The Calling

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Parents & Friends morning tea

On Wednesday, 6 March 9.15am-10.20am, our Principal and Parents & Friends’ ‘Meet and Greet’ will be held in the College Library.This is an opportunity for parents, relatively new to the school or who are well established, to catch up with the Principal and to meet members of the P&F. ...

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Junior Soccer - Thursday 28 February

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IWD 2019 breakfast

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Marching Band workshop

Last weekend, 2-3 March, the Derwent Valley Concert Band held a Marching Band Workshop weekend at Dominic College, outside on our sports fields and inside the Savio Centre. The group had a special guest Drum Major, Geoff Carter CSM, retired Warrant Officer First Class, from Rockhampton. Geoff has an extensive ...

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Hina dolls

This week I was thrilled when one of our Year 1 students, Daisy Bradley, came to visit me with some beautiful Japanese Hina dolls (hina ningyou). Her father had received them many years ago when he was an exchange student in Japan. Daisy (accompanied by her classmate and friend Vincent Davey) ...

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Fr Peter on Lent

In teaching we are always looking at ways and means to improve student learning. The days of ‘chalk and talk’ are long gone. New teaching strategies focus on engagement of the student in their own learning and students taking ownership of the process. In the teaching profession itself Professional Development ...

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P&F News - first meeting 2019

Our first meeting of 2019 was held on Wednesday 27 February and we had an amazing turnout of P&F members and staff. Dylan Chivers, Dominic College Chief Financial and Operations Manager, came along and did an in depth presentation on the capital development of the K-2 area that will begin later ...

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Ash Wednesday Mass and liturgies

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Frank McDonald Memorial Prize open

The Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize is now open for 2019 to all Year 9 students. Successful students will travel to France and Belgium in April/ May 2020. This year, the Information Pack and Entry Forms are all in a digital format. It is hoped that all students in Year 9 will have access to ...

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Prep-6 Assembly 6 March

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Year 9 Girls Rite Journey - The Calling

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Year 8 Boys Basketball 26 February

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9-10 Boys Basketball

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P-6 Assembly 20 February 2019

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Uniform Review & Redesign underway

This year we have commenced a major review and re-design of the College Uniform K-10. This week we had the first of five scheduled meetings of the College Uniform Review and Re-Design Committee together with Perm-A-Pleat, our current supplier and one of the country’s most prominent and experienced uniform ...

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7-8 Girls Soccer

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After school programs starting soon

Two after-school programs to commence 27 FebruaryYears 3-6 After-School Drama WorkshopIs your child interested in Drama? Here’s a chance for them to explore the possibilities through a non-threatening, inclusive activity based introduction to performance. Drama is great way to build group dynamic skills, communication, problem-solving and build self-confidence. An after ...

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URStrong Workshops at Dominic College

We had a fabulous professional learning session for our K-6 teachers last week with a first class educator and expert in friendship development, Ms Dana Kerford. This session was followed in the evening by a wonderful parent and student workshop on friendship also facilitated by Dana. Dana is the founder ...

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Opening College Mass

Every year at Dominic College, we plan that the very first time we gather as a whole school community, that it will be in prayer.On Wednesday, 13 February, all students and staff (except Kindergarten) gathered in the Savio Centre to pray. Our focus was to give thanks to God for ...

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Supporting young writers at home

Several times in the first two weeks of Kinder tuminana, I have been reminded of how much young children love to write — they’re always in search of a marker, paintbrush or crayon to ‘leave their mark’. As can be seen in the photos accompanying this article, these early illustrations ...

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Year 7 Bible Liturgy

On Friday 15 February, Year 7 students were presented with their bibles from Dominic College in a special Bible Liturgy. Year 7 students entered the Dominic College Chapel for the first time as a year level , with respect and anticipation. Their reverence in the Chapel and their attentive behavior throughout the Liturgy was ...

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9-10 Girls Soccer 25 February

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7-10 assembly 27 February

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Year 7 Boys Basketball 26 February

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International Women's Day breakfast 5 March 2019

International Women's Day is celebrated all around the world in March and is an opportunity to commemorate the achievements of girls and women, locally and globally.At Dominic College, we are marking this day on Tuesday 5 March with a wonderful gathering of girls and women from our community. Girls in ...

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Dominic students in netball rep teams

On 17 February, the squads for the 2019 Stingas program were announced. We would like to congratulate the following students for being selected for the program: Jessica Weeding, Iszaebella Zielinski, and Caitlin Turner were all selected in the Stingas under 13s side. Congratulations to Katelyn Butler for successfully making the Stingas under 1 ...

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Prep-Year 6 Assembly 20 February 2019

Prep–Year 6 held a wonderful assembly on Wednesday. Ms Gilligan shared with the assembly a fantastic story about one of our Year 5 students, Lucy Schiebel, who demonstrated great citizenship and honesty in our community and is a great role model of the College. She was presented with a Principal’s ...

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Time to enrol - for Kindergarten 2020 and Year 7 2021

If you have a child to commence Kindergarten in 2020 or Year 7 in 2021 it is now time to enrol. It is important that you complete an Enrolment Application form and submit to the College as soon as possible. Please note current students attending Year 5 or 6 at Dominic College are not required ...

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2019 Creative Arts Scholarships awarded

Each year Dominic College offers a limited number of Creative Arts Scholarships into Year 7 in the areas of Music, Drama, Dance and Visual Art and this year we received many exceptional applications. We congratulate our 2019 Scholarship recipients, Year 6 students, Brianna Gadd and Kayla Loveless, as well as future student, Heidi ...

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Last day: Flags fun.

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Remembrance Day Commemoration

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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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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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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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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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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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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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2019 Leaders Induction

Congratulations to our 2019 Leaders who were inducted today.College student leadership was transferred between our current 2018 leaders and our future 2019 leaders today at a movin ceremony, where students volunteered to exercise their special role, and accepted the honour of college and House leadership.2019 STUDENT LEADERS Name Leadership Role Lachlan Rowlands ...

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Advanced Food Studies afternoon tea

On Monday afternoon the Advanced Food Studies students presented their final assessment task at an afternoon tea for their parents, grandparents and teachers. The students, under the direction of their teacher, Miss Jane Gysen, prepared a range of delectable hot and cold platters served with tea, coffee or juice. Miss ...

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Year 10 exams begin soon

As students continue with their exam preparations, they are reminded to keep up an established routine, maintain a positive mind frame and to remember not to panic! Creating lists and making sure notes are organised with key topics will be important preparation. Students should focus on the subjects of the ...

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2019 Leaders Induction Ceremony

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Men's Day Breakfast 2018

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Advanced Food Studies afternoon tea

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Music Soiree - piano and guitar

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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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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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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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Class of 1978 reunion

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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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Hobart Show animals 2018

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Year 10 basketball grand final

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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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