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Theatresports 2016

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NAIDOC assembly 1 July

Today we gathered as a school community, at the footsteps of kunayi, to commemorate the First Peoples of our nation with our annual NAIDOC Week assembly.Students have also been learning and discovering more about our First People’s culture, history and achievements in class.What does NAIDOC stand for? ...

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Fr Bob: 60 years Mass

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Dance takes off

The Southern Tasmanian Dance Eisteddfod is over for another year. In the last newsletter of term 2, Jess Duggan, Year 10 Bosco House Creative Arts Captain, said students were excited to have the opportunity to perform and showcase their hard work at the Derwent Entertainment Centre before a public audience. “Our choreographer ...

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My Samoan experience

The purpose of my immersion was to join to Cagliero team and travel around Samoa to work with the youth throughout many Salesian communities. We met with three different youth groups during our stay and introduced them to a range of activities and games which we commonly play in Australia. ...

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Student Goal Setting

Currently our teachers are preparing for our Year 3-10 Student Goal Setting Day on Monday 18 July this year. This is a great time for students to set goals for themselves in conjunction with a teacher and their parents. Almost all successful people have one quality in common and that is ...

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Elective dance class

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Year 2 museum - the past in the present

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Year 6 drama - Say it loud 2016

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Oiishi desu

Year 9 Students’ Super Sushi Skills: Savour the sushiYear 9 Japanese elective students welcomed a guest chef to their class to teach them to make authentic sushi. Guest chef, Toshi-san, entertained us with his demonstration and accompanying music before giving everyone a chance to roll their own maki-zushi. With much nervousness and ...

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Year 6 say it loud and say it well

On Tuesday 28 June all Year 6 students performed their self-devised drama as part of Say It Loud 2016. During Term 2 Year 6 worked on two separate documentary dramas, based on the stimulatory ideas of the mountain and the river. Over 16 30-minute lessons students wrote and produced these works.Say it loud is designed ...

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Kinders enjoy International Mud Day

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Mud! The wonder of mud!

Wednesday 29 June was our celebration of International Mud Day. You may well ask why celebrate such a day? The philosophy behind the day is that the development of a child has always been correlated with the natural world. Children all over the world celebrate in one form or another. At ...

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Multicultural futsal tournament

The Youth Settlement Team of the Migrant Resource Centre Southern Tas (MRC) organises activities for new Tasmanians, who come from a variety of countries, refugee backgrounds, religions and cultures. On 8-9 July 2016, a Multicultural Youth Health and Fitness Event was organised in collaboration with the Phoenix Centre and Dominic College ...

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Canteens to merge

The College is in a constant cycle of review of our work, systems and processes. Under review has been both our Canteen Service and our Uniform Service to students and families. We appreciate the need to be able to support families in the provision of good healthy lunch options for ...

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Feast Day - Mass

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Feast Day - Year 3-6 Theatresports fun

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Feast Day - 7-10 Talent Show

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Feast Day - Amazing Race

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Robocup finals at UTAS

Our Robotics students across the school have growing opportunities to learn, make friends and compete in a variety of competitions. Last Saturday 30 July the following students competed in the Robocup Junior Finals at UTAS, Sandy Bay: The JAGYM’s Dance Theatre Team (Peter Pan): Sarah Wright, Anit Saju, Jack Cassidy, ...

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Samoan students dancing in Glenorchy

This month we are gearing up to host a group of special visitors to Dominic College from the Don Bosco Technical Centre in Alafua, Samoa. The Don Bosco Technical Centre offers a ‘second chance’ to around 180 young Samoans. Many of these young men have struggled to successfully complete or continue ...

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Robocup Junior competition 30 July

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Class of 1976 reunion 30 July

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Magic moments on stage

The Scriptless Cup for 2016 was held on the final day of Term 2. Over the four years we have been running this event, the traditions and rituals that form part of the fun have been evolving - the coveted plastic Chicken Trophy, the Magic Moment Award as well as the various ...

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Diamond Award winners

At our 7-10 Assembly last week, 15 students were commended on receiving Diamond Awards for their Mid-Year Expectations Reports. These students received the full 5/5 from all of their teachers for each aspect of their: Attitude towards Learning, Organisation in the Learning Environment, Contribution to the Learning Environment and Respect for the ...

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K-2 assembly 27 July 2016

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Parent Portal opens

All parents who have provided email addresses would have recently received a letter from the Principal about accessing our new parent portal, SEQTA Engage. SEQTA Engage provides parents and guardians with a range of information on their child’s academic progress, including:homework and timetable; pastoral care overview; unexplained absences ...

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Netball finals

Congratulations to all teams who have competed in SSATIS netball rosters and thank you to all parents, coaches and supervisors who have assisted this year.We have a number of teams who have been successful in qualifying for grand finals which are to be played next week:Monday 1 August: 7 Division 1 ...

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Booking for goal-setting day

Goal Setting Day for Year 3-10 is 18 July 2016By now you will have received our letter detailing the Year 3-10 Goal Setting Day we are having on Monday 18 July 2016. If you have not received this letter, please contact the Business Office immediately. K-2 teachers will work with Year 3-10 students, ...

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Creative Arts go beserk!

Just doing it!Rather than winding down towards the end of a typically busy term, our Music and Drama students are proving the adage by using every available second to push themselves in an array of Creative Arts events happening over the final two weeks. At our K-10 Assembly on ...

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UTAS partnership promotes programming skills

David Chung is a Researcher with the School of Engineering and ICT at the University of Tasmania and has been working with Year 8 Digital Technologies classes on embedded programs..UTAS offers a program called the Embedded Systems Learning Program for Digital Technologies, as part of their outreach programs to schools. ...

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7-10 Cross Country student photos

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K-2 and 3-6 Cross Country Carnivals delight

Our two cross country days this week for our younger students were wonderful days of sportsmanship, grit, commitment and fun. They complemented last week's 7-10 carnival very well.On Wednesday we had a brilliant morning of running in the K-2 Cross Country. The “joyfulness” was something to behold as well ...

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Year 5 Port Arthur visit

This term, Year 5 are investigating the nature of convict presence in Australia in the past. We have been using a variety of sources to gather information about the convicts’ experiences, including video re-enactments, copies of original documents and a range of websites. In history studies, primary sources (direct or firsthand ...

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Sprinkles of kindness

A few weeks ago, Year 10 student Bridget Snell, came to see the staff regarding an inspiring young woman who is trying to bring some happiness and compassion to people’s lives.Sarah De Jonge aims to make 1,000 small hearts that can be kept in people’s pockets as a symbol ...

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Year 7 and Year 8 retreats

Last Thursday and Friday, Years 7 and 8 enjoyed a retreat day at Montrose Bay. The focus was on resilience, self-knowledge and authenticity, making good choices, and being a ‘maybe, just maybe’ person – someone who is brave enough to step out of their comfort zone and rise to new challenges. Students considered ...

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International Women's Day donation

Ms Gilligan received a heartfelt letter of thanks to the Dominic College community from Samoa recently. Fr Mosese writes: This letter is to say “Thank You” to you and the Dominic Community for the wonderful donation towards providing scholarships for disadvantaged young women. The $2183 you raised at the breakfast held ...

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Speed and endurance: 3-6 Cross Country

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National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is an annual campaign that encourages more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, child care centres and many other places around the country. On Wednesday 25 May our K-6 ...

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Storytime - National Simultaneous

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Cross Country at Dominic

This week we are holding our K-2 and Year 3-6 Cross Country events. Parents and carers are always encouraged to try to drop in if they can. Our students love to see their parents at these College events. On last Friday we held our Year 7-10 Cross Country. It was ...

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Old Boys talk to Year 6 about Boys' Town

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K-2 Cross Country fun

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3-6 Catholic Schools Cross Country

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K-6 Assembly 15 June

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Spectacular Three Capes Track walk

Nothing is more pristine than Tasmanian wilderness in the winter time. AE2A Adventure Recreation Class have spent this term learning how to navigate, read the weather, cook on camp stoves as well as how to survive in a wilderness setting. This all culminated in a wilderness experience of exploring ...

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Spectacular 3-Capes Track walk

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K-10 assembly 22 June

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K-10 assembly 22 June

On Wednesday this week, we held our Kindergarten–Year 10 Assembly for the term. The assembly saw us change our configuration of seating and we were all pleased to see our patron saint banners, gifts of the Class of 2015, hanging for the first time.Highlights of the assembly included our College ...

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Ms Venettacci, have a nice Immersion!

This weekend our Prep teacher, Miss Christina Venettacci, will be travelling to Samoa to be with our Salesian family there. Christina will be part of a Salesian immersion and formation/animation experience called the Cagliero Program, that our Province runs. This is a wonderful professional learning and service opportunity the ...

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Year 4 mariners

During a week of wild and wet weather, Year 4 students were fortunate to experience a fantastic fair weather voyage on the Lady Nelson last Wednesday, 8 June. As part of the Year 4 HASS studies (Humanities and Social Sciences), students have been examining the journey of an 18th Century sea explorer. Our ...

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Well done, K-6 students in our assembly

Congratulations to our K-6 students!We enjoyed an entertaining and reflective assembly on Wednesday 15 June, efficiently managed and hosted by our Year 6 captains.4B presented a lovely 'Pay it forward' prayer, and, after the national Anthem, 1B led the whole assembly in a rousing Japanese language 'Elephant Song' - which ...

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Say It Loud 2016 coming soon

Both Year 6 classes have been working on their play project, SAY IT LOUD. In this Drama extension opportunity, students devise, script, refine and perform an original piece of process drama. Year 6 Moulton have created a play entitled The Mountain. Year 6 Cunningham’s piece is entitled, The River. Both plays have ...

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Year 4 maritime excursion

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3-6 Independent Cross Country

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Aftershocks: senior drama performance

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Aftershocks - excellent senior drama performance

Molly Woolley, actress and Siena Creative Arts Captain, said the 2016 senior drama performance ‘Aftershocks’ was a huge success for all involved. 'The students who took part in the performance have received some impressive feedback regarding the performance after each show,' Molly said. 'Both casts did an amazing job in ...

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Feast day - what an exhilirating day!

This week we have enjoyed the festivities of our Feast Day honouring our Dominican Patron Saints – St Dominic Guzman and St Catherine of Siena. It was a great day of prayer, fun and friendship for the whole community. We were grateful to warmly welcome back our former College Rector, Fr ...

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Olympics at Dominic College

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Dance, Baby, Dance - finale

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High expectations

A key goal of our Teaching and Learning Philosophy at Dominic College is for all students to achieve their best. We want to see ‘high expectations embedded in teaching and learning’.The following principles characterise the approach teachers take when working to close the achievement gap by establishing and maintaining ...

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Dominic Creative Writers at the Melbourne Writers Festival

On Monday morning 29 August at 6.15am a group of ten Dominic creative writers left Hobart for the annual Melbourne Writers Festival and reported on their return to our community in the newsletter below.We had sessions with famous authors: our favourite was the session with Rainbow Rowell, author of bestselling ...

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Melbourne Writers Festival

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K-6 Canteen orders go online

The K-6 canteen will be closed from 12 September 2016. K-6 students will no longer be able to make recess and lunchtime purchases after this date but will still be able to order lunch from the centralised canteen located in the 7-10. With this change, all lunch orders will now be made ...

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Dance Baby Dance Finale

With less than a week to go until our Creative Arts Festival, Dominic College's K-2 students had a enjoyable week of dancing with the stars!Students in Kindergarten, Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 had a dance intensive each day with old scholar and dance master, Andrew Palmer, and his son, Henry ...

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Dominic College Medical students

Old scholars and current medical students, Aleisha Herington (2013) and Eliza Nolan (2009) talked with a group of Year 10 students who are interested in studying medicine in a few years.Eight keen Year 10 students were given an insight into how to maximise their chances of achieving their goals, in an hour's one-to-one ...

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Dance Baby Dance - Getting ready

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Year 1 art: God's Eye's

Year 1 students and teachers have been busily preparing for the upcoming Dominic College Creative Arts Festival. This year we have themed our collaborative piece of artwork ‘Fashioned in God’s Eyes’. Throughout Term 3 students have been learning to weave small craft pieces called ‘God’s Eyes’. The God’s Eye ...

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Dancers are getting ready

Dominic College's drama production, T.A.G. Hungerford's 'Stories From Suburban Road' will be the centrepiece of the Creative Arts Festival - and the entire Elective Dance group will feature in a stunning dance performance during the play.The play is performed at 7.30pm Thursday 8 September, 7.30pm Friday 9 September and ...

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Dance, Baby, Dance

With one week to go till our Creative Arts Festival, Dominic College's K-2 students are ahead of the game!They are having a daily dance immersion experience with old scholar and dance master, Andrew Palmer, and his son, Henry Cornish.Andrew and Henry are both reknowned award-winning dancers, and bring ...

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7-10 Assembly 31 August

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7-10 assembly: looking back, and forward!

The Year 7-10 assembly was held today (31 August) but in period 7, rather than the usual period 5, to allow Andrew Palmer's Dance Baby Dance program to continue in the Savio Centre for the Early Years students.There were some interesting reviews, including a sample question replay of the Maths Relay, where ...

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Spectacular Samoan assemblies

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Samoa Breakfast and Show

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Festival - Saturday Soiree

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Festival Masterclasses

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That was fun

Our Creative Arts Festival at Salamanca is over until 2018. We had a great time, thanks to the wonderful student art, media, dance, drama and music. And thanks to the dedication and flair of our teachers, visiting experts, support staff, expert curators, generous families and everyone in our community.There are ...

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Grandparents Day

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Womens AFL at Dominic College

On Tuesday 13 September Dominic College’s Year 5/6 Girls AFL team played their inaugural match at Dominic College against the Holy Rosary girls AFL team. The girls have trained in the lead up to the match this week and have worked hard on their kicking, handballing, positioning on the field and ...

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Festival - Rock Group

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Stories From Suburban Road

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Art exhibition preparations in the Long Gallery

Nearly there.We are hanging and sticking, moving and tacking, arranging and admiring, all our student art, Kindergarten to Year 10, which will be on display in the Long Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre from 10am Thursday to Saturday.First there's the launch night, Wednesday 6pm, where we'll have some ...

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Follow them around

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://ntdominic2016.wordpress.com/Canberra: https://canberra2016year6.wordpress.com/Japan: https://dominiccollegeinjapan2016.wordpress ...

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No Strings Attached

Rocking the Peacock 'No Strings Attached' is our Year 8 Dominic College contemporary rock and pop band. Newly formed in Term 3, 2016, the group consists of students who are new to performing and show a great interest and passion for music. Led by Guitar Tutor, Mark Schmalfuss, 'No Strings Attached' performs a ...

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Festival Launch

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Now that was a Launch!

On Wednesday night, 7 September, we launched our 2016 Creative Arts Festival with a terrific community gathering in The Long Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre. The individual and collective student art works K-10 are so interesting and we all thoroughly enjoyed the launch.The Tasmanian Minister for the Arts, Dr Vanessa ...

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Academic Pathways/Subject Choices evening

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Students enjoy new Rua Hub

It has taken a while but this week we opened up the Rua Hub, a social and recreational space for students to chill out, be with friends, have their lunch, or enjoy a game of table tennis.It is open for all Year 7–10 students before school (8.15-8.35am) and during ...

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Dominic students and The Kettering Incident

Dominic College has a strong connection to The Kettering Incident, the popular and critically acclaimed eight-part TV drama, now reaching its conclusion on Foxtel’s Showcase channel. Haylee Fry with sister Libby, and Liam Harris are all involved in the dancing in the Kettering Community Hall. But the show really ...

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Game-a-thon for a cause

Forty players, 10 consoles, 2 hours, 20 pizzas, plus watermelon... and raising money for Salesian schools in Samoan.Thank you to Mr Brad Parkin and students and staff who joined in for our first game-a-thon. A big thank you to Mr Rob Sullivan and the Dominic College e-learning team for the set-ups and ...

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K-6 Mass for the Assumption of Mary

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival: Sidelines

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7-10 Athletics Carnival: Field

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival: Track

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Game-a-thon for a cause

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Old scholars celebrate DOSA milestone

DOSA Football had two close and well-fought wins over OHA in the Old Scholars Football on Saturday 13 August. In the seniors game Patrick Carroll, Class of 1999, and current parent celebrated his 150th game for DOSA, and Scott Beattie, Class of 2001, celebrated his 200th game.The seniors game was played in ...

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Creek planting with Year 6

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Olympic Opening Cermony

NEWSFLASH – World First Olympic Games Opening Ceremony! The ancients of Olympia were seen in 6A last week! On Friday 5 August the age0old tradition of the Rock, Paper, Scissors competition began the ceremony for the prestigious honour of Torchbearer. The Olympians processed around the K-4 area passing on the torch ...

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Drama performance ticket bookings open for Creative Arts Festival

The Dominic College Creative Arts Festival runs from 7-10 September, and is full of inspirational student art, music, drama, photography, media, dance and displays.Everything is free to enter and view, but the drama performances of our moving adaption of T. A.G. Hungerford's "Stories from Suburban Road" must be ...

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K-6 Pyjama Day

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