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Year 10 and GYC course selections

Year 10 students are already thinking about their career options and which subjects they need to choose for a particular pathway. Dominic College conducts course counselling firstly through our Year 10 Empower classes. We continue to guide, support and build the confidence and resilience of our students to ensure they successfully complete ...

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Talking Heads 2018 flies

Talking Heads 2018 was performed over three nights in the Oratory Space this week, from 12-14 June. Families and staff were impressed by the honesty, maturity and vivaciousness of the performances in a captivating series of monologues.The cast of 19 students presented a selection of contemporary Australian playwriting, ranging for Tasmania ...

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Cross Country season!

The past fortnight has seen the two interschool junior cross country events held at the Rokeby Police Academy. On 8 June the Catholic Primary School Cross Country was held with good numbers from Dominic College attending on the student-free day, which was great. Numbers were even better considering that staff had ...

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Year 6 in the MMK program

The Mamma Margaret Kitchen Garden Program has become an integral part of the Year 6 Technology syllabus. Over the last three years the program has evolved to be significantly different to that of the other year groups. Overall the focus of the semester long course is for students to work independently ...

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Talking Heads 2018

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K-6 assembly 13 June

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Mental Health Week success

Last week 4-7 June, we had our first ever Mental Health Week. During the week we had many guest speakers who we were very lucky to manage to ask to speak to each year level. They were: The Little Help Project, Mitch McPherson and the Speak Up Stay Chatty Team ...

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Work Experience 2018

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Bell Shakespeare 26 June

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Netball: Year 9 maroon

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Launch into Learning at TMAG

Launch into Learning visited the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery this month.It was a delight to accompany the LIL children and parents to the Museum for an excursion. The children loved all the hands on exhibits. We enjoyed time in the Antarctic display feeling the ice, exploring the technology, ...

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Year 5 Taster Day at Dominic

On 19 June, Year 5 students from Dominic College, St Bridget’s, St Paul’s, St Theresa’s and Holy Rosary attended the annual Dominic Year 5 Taster Day. The Taster Day was held in a variety of classrooms and eduational spaces around the College, with many Year 9 Dominic students helping out, supervising ...

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Congrats to Mrs Douglas

I would like to extend our congratulations to Mrs Linda Douglas, one of our Kindergarten Teachers and Launch into Learning Teachers, who has been recognised with the prestigious, Kate O’Driscoll Aspiring Leadership Award (KOALA) Scholarship.The scholarship, which is managed by the Catholic Principals’ Association Tasmania (CPAT), will fund ...

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Work experience 2018

This week our Year 10 students have had the opportunity to participate in a Work Experience program. Students have been experiencing a variety of industries and types of work places in and around Hobart. This is an excellent way for them to gain real world experience and helps them decide on ...

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Kinder Bears HPE 12 June

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Year 5 Port Arthur excursion

On Thursday 31 May, Year 5 visited Port Arthur as part of their history unit entitled "Convicts: Victims or Villains?" As the original excursion had to be cancelled due to recent floodwaters, the students had their fingers crossed for forgiving weather. Fortunately, they enjoyed wonderfully sunny conditions on the day! Year 5 participated ...

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Junior dancers perform

We would like to congratulate our Junior Dance group on a fabulous performance on Wednesday in our K-6 assembly. What a wonderful effort from all our students who have worked incredibly hard to learn all the steps and put the routine together in such a short time.Thank you to ...

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UTAS Science and Engineering Challenge

UTAS Science & Engineering Challenge: Bridging Futures into the STEAM Engine RoomAt UTAS Sandy Bay Campus 32 Dominic College Year 9 and 10 students joined with over 120 other students from schools last week for a day of competitive critical-thinking STEAM (Science, Engineering, Arts, Technology and Mathematics) activities, aimed at inspiring creativity, innovation, problem-solving and ...

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Thank you to Mrs Alston

Congratulations to Mrs Elspeth Alston on her Volunteers Award last week and thank you for your many hours of volunteer service.Since her boys enrolled at Dominic College in 2003, Mrs Alston has been a generous volunteer in our community, especially in the College Library, for which we are most grateful. ...

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Congratulations to our teams

Cooperative learning is an explicit and intentional learning framework that is very strong at Dominic College. It is rare to enter a class here without seeing students engaged in cooperative learning, particularly in various configurations of teams.Cooperative Learning Theory incorporates the idea that quality learning can be optimised when ...

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K-6 assembly 30 May 2018

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P&F President reports

We have had a very busy month since our last meeting with some of our most popular events being very well supported. Our Mother’s Day Stall was held on Wednesday 9 May and the students had a great time picking out beautiful and special gifts for the women in their ...

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Junior waterpolo

The Junior Waterpolo team is having a stellar season and is so far undefeated in the Friday night Waterpolo Tasmania roster. I have been so proud of Jack Gilligan, Henry Sanford, Joel Bresnehan, Chloe Tarvydas, Jack Miller, Oscar McGann, Brodie Laycock, Lucas Pyke, Chloe Howells, Andrew Kidd and Bruni Lees ...

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Inaugural Year 3 - Year 10 Cross Country Carnival

On Friday 25 May a large part of the Dominic community came together for the inaugural 3-10 Cross Country. A day full of fun, cheering, competitiveness and sportsmanship ensued in what can only be seen as a huge success. Having a 3-10 event has been a dream for a long while ...

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Talking Heads 2018

Senior Drama students are presenting monologues in class at the moment. A selection of pieces will be presented in TALKING HEADS next week. Here are some snippets some of the cast about their preparation. How will the audience respond to your piece?My character misleads the audience. You think she ...

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Year 5 Port Arthur excursion

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Mental Health Week 2018

In 2017. student leaders ran a very successful Relay for Life Team that had over 120 student members and raised nearly $20,000. In 2018, the College Captains were keen to introduce something new to Dominic College. Something special that would be fun, that students would enjoy, but most importantly, help them.Maggie Baker - ...

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Netball - Firsts v Friends 4 June 2018

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7-10 Mental Health Week initiative

Dominic College is proud to announce that we will be having a Year 7-10 Mental Health Week from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 June. We will focus on quite a few topics around Mental Health including:Mental illness Body Image Resilience Courage StrengthWe will bring in some very special guest speakers to ...

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Sacrament of Confirmation

Last Sunday, Archbishop Julian Porteous presided over the sacramental ceremony of Confirmation for a group of Dominic College students at St John’s parish. As our students received the sacrament, they opened themselves to receive God’s blessings and make a commitment to be faithful to God. In the Catholic ...

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Naming spaces and places at school

Dominic College, like many schools, has the opportunity to name its buildings, facilities and spaces to commemorate important links, events and individuals in the life of the College, its history and traditions. Recently we named our new art and music facilities after Dominican artist Fra Angelico. Our Oratory Space, for ...

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Samoan Immersion experience

On Friday 29 June, I flew to Samoa to begin my immersion with a group of young Australians representing the Caligero Project and the Salesians of Don Bosco. We were warmly welcomed in Leauva’a by our homestay families and young people. Having the opportunity to stay with a Samoan family ...

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VET at Dominic College

Dominic College is a proud member of the Southern Tasmania Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre (STCCTTC) consortium. VET has been a part of the Year 7-10 curriculum for over eight years and each year the results are very satisfying. Two of the courses that students at the College can currently ...

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Creative Arts Festival 2018 announced

The biennial Dominic College Creative Arts Festival will be held at the Salamanca Arts Centre next month. During the week of the Festival, the Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart’s creative hub, will became a focus of exhibition, performance and teaching and learning for our students. The art exhibition, comprising K-10 ...

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Leadership Awards to Dominic College staff

Congratulations to our Coordinator of 7-10 English, Mrs Jan Marcenko who will receive a 2018 Australian Council for Educational Leadership Tasmania (ACEL TAS) Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Further congratulations to our Coordinator of 7-10 Humanities, Mr Ben Fulton who will receive an ACEL TAS Early Career Teacher Leadership Award. ...

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Creative Arts Festival 2018

The Dominic College Creative Arts Festival has concluded after running from 30 August through 1 September, and was full of inspirational student art, music, drama, photography, media and displays.You can read more aout the events and presentations on our news pages and view extensive galleries of photos on our web gallery ...

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Meningoccal Disease and Vaccinations

The College was very saddened to hear of the passing of a young local student whose family, friends and school community we keep in our thoughts and prayers.The State Government has announced that Tasmanians aged from six weeks to 20 years will now be able to be vaccinated for free ...

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Dominican Feast Day coming up

This Wednesday 1 August, all students and staff will be celebrating our St Dominic Guzman and St Catherine of Siena Feast Day. We look forward to celebrating Mass together as a College and taking part in a range of fun activities throughout the course of the day. Just a reminder that ...

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Year 9 Netball Grand Final

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Beautiful image for our Creative Arts Festival

A beautiful work by Year 10 student artist, Aynee Williams, Savio House Creative Arts Captain has been chosen to help promote our upcoming Dominic College Creative Arts Festival.Director of Creative Arts, Mr Mike O'Brien, said the work challenged interpretation and triggers multiple meanings and resonances. Aynee named her series ‘Neon ...

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Finegan Kruckemeyer to open the Creative Arts Festival

Dominic College is delighted to announce that renowned playwright and artistic celebrity, Finegan Kruckemeyer, will officially open our Creative Arts Festival in a special opening event on 29 August 2018.Finegan is a prolific writer who has had 80 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into six languages. His work has ...

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3-6 Theatresports

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Dominic's Got Talent 2018

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7-10 Amazing Race on Feast Day

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K-10 Feast Day Mass

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At the Dance Eisteddfod

Success and fun at the 2018 Dance Eisteddfod!Once again Dominic students and families enjoyed an eight day extravaganza of performing and watching dance at the 2018 Southern Tasmanian Dance Eisteddfod.The eisteddfod began on the last day of Term 2, Friday 6 July, with the schools section and both our dance groups, the ...

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Dance Eisteddfod 2018

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Junior hockey

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Mental Health Week 2018

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Bell Shakespeare Company's 'The Players'

On Tuesday 26 June, Dominic College was delighted to welcome “The Players” from Bell Shakespeare to help launch our upcoming Shakespeare units in Years 9 and 10. The Year 9 cohort watched “Shakespeare Is Dead” which took them on a funny, enlightening and fast-paced journey through the world of William Shakespeare. The show challenged ...

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Learning Support 7-10

There is much debate about the best models for inclusion across school environments. A reality faced by all students in all schools, is that there are times and occasions as we grow, when we all have diverse needs. This year Learning Support has been very fortunate to have Ms Kiera ...

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Kinder-Year 2 Bravehearts program

On Wednesday our Kinder–Year 2 students attended the annual Braveheart’s Education Program which focuses on personal safety. It is designed to empower students with the tools to keep them safe and educate them, with a focus on resilience, while building confidence and awareness as well. It teaches students what ...

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More work experience stories

Last week’s newsletter portrayed some of the work experience for Year 10 students which covered such a variety of occupations. Here are some more! We are very grateful to the businesses and individuals who helped our students. You can see these and more photos on our gallery: Work Experience.VET ...

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Technology in Year 3

Technology has revolutionised the way we think, work and play. Technology, when integrated in the curriculum improves students’ learning processes and outcomes... Students are engaged in their learning using these powerful tools, and can become creators and critics instead of just consumers. https://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration-guide-importance; accessed 27 June, 2018As ...

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Year 6 Say It Loud

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Year 10 Marine Camp

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Year 10 Marine Camp

On Tuesday 26 June Year 10 students from the Animal Husbandry & Marine Science elective went on a comprehensive four-day camp program week incorporating marine and foreshore ecology, physical oceanography and climate modelling held at the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre, Woodbridge. Students looked at the features and adaptations of marine organisms and human ...

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NAIDOC Week assembly

NAIDOC week will officially begin this Sunday 8 July. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. NAIDOC Week is ...

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Say It Loud 2018

On Tuesday 3 July Year 6 presented the end result of their Playbuilding Project for 2018, Say it Loud, to an appreciative audience of family and friends. The starting point for this project was concept of a boat going on a journey. Both classes developed their material from this stimulus. After sharing their ...

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NAIDOC Assembly 4 July

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College Library

The Dominic College Library provides a flexible space with a wide and inclusive range of resources to support learning and teaching throughout the school. Through our collection, we aim to provide a place for collaborative learning, creativity, and for developing independent research and information literacy skills. Our Library has a ...

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Leadership recognition for Principal

Leadership Recognition for Dominic College Principal Dominic College Principal, Beth Gilligan has been nominated by the Tasmanian Catholic Secondary Principals for the association’s national Leadership Excellence Award which will be judged in July. Catholic Secondary Principals Australia (CaSPA) is the national peak body for Australian Catholic Secondary School Principals ...

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ANZAC Day 2018

On ANZAC Day this year over 250 students, staff and families attending community commemorations around Hobart, focusing on parades and wreath-laying at Hobart, Lenah Valley, Glenorchy, New Norfolk and Pontville/Brighton.The College was very proud of the participation and the presentation of our students. Well done to the wreath-layers and ...

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DOSA v OHA seniors 28 April

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ANZAC Day - New Norfolk

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Equestrian Neave

On Sunday 15 April, the 2018 Dominic College Equestrian Representative, Year 8 student, Neave Schofield, encountered harsh winter weather while representing Dominic at the 2018 Inter Schools Horse Trials. With the event held at Huntingfield Pony & Riding club grounds, Howden, with an 8.30 a.m. start Neave was preparing her mount, Benton Park Campaign, in ...

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Open Classroom morning

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Open Classroom morning

K-6 Open Classroom morningThis week we hosted our annual Open Classroom event, which saw over 300 parents, grandparents, carers and guardians working alongside their children and grandchildren during our first morning block. The feedback from our visitors was positive with many commenting on how wonderful this opportunity was to spend time ...

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Bronze Age coming to Dominic College

Archaeologist and old scholar, Sam Dix, Class of 1999, is just one of a number of archaeoligists heading to Dominic College this month to launch National Archaeology Week here with student workshops.Sam has been recently in England with his family, undertaking a dig in Cornwall, UK.Sam said that the ...

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ANZAC Assembly 1 May 2018

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Feast Day - Mass

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Feast Day games 3-10 Dominic Day Cup

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Feast Day - 7-10 quizzes

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7-8 girls soccer 1 May

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Dance Eisteddfod coming up

An important event for many students, the Southern Tasmanian Dance Eisteddfod is on in July at the Derwent Entertainment Centre. The schools session is on the first day, the last day of Term 2, and Dominic College will again have two teams competing: Year 8 Elective Dance and Year 9/10 Elective Dance.We ...

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Old Scholars Football 2018

Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) Football has a long history of successful competition and maintaining valuable links and friendships between Dominic College and past students.The Football Club is renowned for the number of old scholars playing for the Roosters, and is now the only club now playing with the ...

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Year 5 Camp

After Easter, Year 5 went on their Far South Camp. The theme of the camp was “Let your Light Shine.” We explored how we could let our inner selves shine and used the time to get to know each other in a different environment. On the first day, we celebrated Sophia ...

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Year 5 Camp at Far South

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Field

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Track

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Cheer

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7-8 boys in Yr 8 Basketball Grand Final

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Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) Football 2018

The Old Scholars Football competition kicks off this weekend and the Roosters hold high hopes of a very successful season. Tomorrow we celebrate Matt Fielding’s 150th game against Hutchins at Queenborough. Off the field the club has worked hard on its recruitment and has appointed father/son recruit Jake ...

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7-10 Athletics Carnival information

The Dominic College Inter-House Athletics Carnival is to be held on Tuesday 10 April at the Domain Athletics Centre. This is a normal school day and an important part of your child’s school life. We encourage full participation and ask for your assistance in promoting this event as a positive ...

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Fra Angelico Opening Ceremony

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Theatresports 2018 - Year 7-8 and 9-10

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival

We watched our brilliant friend, Year 10 student, Samuel Walker compete at the Commonwealth games on Monday night. Then on Tuesday, 10 April, we had our 2018 Athletics Carnival! Everyone had extra motivation from watching one of our own doing so well on the world stage. Well done, Sam!We were very fortunate ...

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TheatreSports 2018 7-10

TheatreSports is a collection of theatre games involving quick-thinking, creativity, humour and collective embarrassment - all to the cheers of the audience and the whims of the judges!On the last day of Term 1 Year 7 and 8 compete in the morning, and Year 9-10 after lunch, all in the Oratory Space. ...

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Dominic College presents: Steve Biddulph

On Wednesday night, 11 April, the Dominic College Community were blessed with a presentation from world-famous author and speaker, Mr Steve Biddulph, on Raising Boys.Steve was an amazing presenter. He talked about the evolution of boys and men and offered many ideas and suggestions on how we can best mould ...

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Musical Theatre classes after school

Dominic College is very proud to offer a performance-based Musical Theatre class, starting in Term 2, run by Mr Brett Budgeon, our distinguished vocal tutor. The class will combine the elements of singing, acting and movement to develop and nurture creative communication skills in young people. There will be several performance ...

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Fra Angelico Opening Ceremony

On Wednesday 11 April, we blessed and opened our new Creative Arts facilities - Fra Angelico - and also took the opportunity to bless The Oratory Space.It was wonderful to have gathered together, with our Salesian Provincial, Fr Will Matthews SDB, our Vice Provincial and Chair of our College Council, ...

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Feast Day games K-2

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Tanks for the visit

On Monday morning many of our younger students had the great opportunity to see, touch and climb into an eight wheeled Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV). This class of vehicle is largely used by the Army for reconnaissance, as well as a personnel carrier, command, surveillance, ambulance, fitter and recovery ...

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Netball teams 7-10 Term 2

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K-2 Cross Country 23 May

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National Archaeology Week launch

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Walk to School Day 18 May

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K-6 Assembly 16 May 2018

The Kinder-Year 6 Assembly was held on Wednesday 16 May. It was an exciting assembly, particularly for our Kinder students as it was the first assembly they have attended this year. As usual, the assembly was full of student work and achievement. Year 1 did an amazing job performing a song that they ...

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Year 3-6 Drama workshops

Act II: The Drama keeps on comingOn Wednesday 16 May, our 3-6 Drama Workshops started up again for 2018. It was great to see some old faces and some new ones as well! The group converges every week on Wednesdays, working to build their confidence, hone dramatic skills and to have fun ...

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New Taiko Drums

Many people may remember the amazing taiko performance by some of our Year 8, 9 and 10 Japanese elective students at the Asian Festival assembly last year. This breathtaking performance was the catalyst for our dedicated Parents & Friends to decide to support the College to purchase our own set of taiko drums! The ...

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