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Feast Day for our Dominican Patron Saints

On Wednesday, we celebrated our Dominican Feast Day with great gusto. Our Feast Day aims to affirm the meaning the lives of our Patrons, St Dominic Guzman and St Catherine of Siena continue to hold for us today. Both these saints were exemplary servants of the Church and people of ...

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Bell Shakespeare at Dominic College

Last Friday it was great to join Year 9 English students for a presentation by the Bell Shakespeare called ‘Shakespeare is Dead.’ The three-member company visiting Hobart explored with us why Shakespeare’s plays are still being performed 400 years after his death. It was a fabulous and interactive journey staged in ...

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Feast Day - Amazing Race

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Feast Day - K-10 Mass

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K-6 assembly on PJ Day

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Festival of Bright Ideas

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The Good Doctor

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Netball Firsts Grand Final

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DOSA meeting at GYC

The Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) committee normally meets in the Basil Fox Room at Grantleigh once or twice a term. However, the August meeting was held at Guilford Young College, the former Dominic College Senior Campus, in the GYC Boardroom, the former chapel at Holy Name Convent. Many thanks ...

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Dominic at the Festival of Bright Ideas

Dominic College has two stalls at the Festival of Bright Ideas, thanks to the hard work of Ms Jane Myers and Mr Brad Parkin. The first day was Friday 11 August, a schools only day. Students were busy entertaining and educating visiting groups of students from all over Hobart, public, independent ...

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Feast Day - Talent Show

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DOSA Football wine

The DOSA (Dominic Old Scholars Association) Football Club is having its annual “Wine Drive” to raise some much needed funds for this wonderful volunteer organisation. Mr Davey and myself as players of this great club and as staff members of the school have loved the support from Dominic College and ...

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Message from the Principal

Dear FriendsMany thanks to all parents, students and staff for your wonderful support, acts of kindness and consistent prayers during my recent illness. I was particularly grateful for the sincere messages, gifts and flowers sent by parents and families during my recuperation. I felt very blessed by such generosity.I ...

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Don Bosco senior winter camp

During the recent holidays, two Dominic College Students, Ben Dowling and Tori Stringer, along with old scholars Jessica Macfarlane and Lisa McConnon, flew to Melbourne for Don Bosco Senior Winter Camp 2017, 9 July to 13 July. The week was packed full of fun, laughter, games and amazing food! There is never a ...

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Old scholar stars in Antigone

Dominic College old scholar, Ryan Enniss, Class of 2013, is studying at UTAS Launceston, and is the Artistic Director of Fawkes Theatre Company there.Ryan says they have just had a very exciting season of Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’, in which he played the lead role of Creon.‘We will be touring the ...

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Senior Drama performances coming soon

THE GOOD DOCTOR Senior Drama Production Tuesday August 15 and Wednesday August 16 7pm The Oratory Space Bookings Tickets are free but must be booked through Trybooking here: The Good Doctor A combination of Neil Simon and Chekhov, The Good Doctor, is a comedy that is by turns, charming, hilarious, sad, and ...

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Food, glorious food

Individual choice cooking lessons are always popular in both Food Studies and Advanced Food classes. It is amazing to see what people create when given the freedom to choose. Students select or adapt recipes to meet certain requirements. In Food Studies, students have completed a tried and tested recipe and ...

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Basketball on the brain

This week the Dominic Year 3-6 Basketball players enjoyed a special training session run by Hobart Chargers and Lady Chargers imports Chris Whitehead and Makaela Ruef. The students loved the session and played many training-based games surrounding dribbling, layups, teamwork and communication. The Dominic students have all been invited to ...

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Debudding the kids

At 2.30am on Friday 14 July, our Australian Miniature goat Gretel gave birth to two little boys - we have named them Alfie and Archie. Part of owning a pet goat is the big question of whether to de-bud your goat or not. Although many people have mixed opinions on the ...

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Sparky and Melody

In my Animal Husbandry elective, we have been able to work and help two new rescue Miniature Ponies. Melody has a white coat and her foal Sparky has a very fluffy black coat. Ms Myers found them in a paddock on their own which didn’t have much grass for ...

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Mr Voss's special Cagliero experience

On 30 June, laden with 40kg worth of much-appreciated donations from the Dominic Community and RHS Sports, I departed Hobart for Cambodia, one of 15 individuals chosen to participate in the Cagliero immersion program.The Cagliero Immersion Project, which started in 2009, offers students and young people from Australian Salesian organisations the opportunity ...

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7-10 assembly 16 August

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Academic Pathways and Elective Choices

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9, together with their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Academic Pathways evening session from 6.30pm-8pm this Wednesday 23 August to be held in the Savio Centre. Teachers will be available to provide assistance and advice with elective subject choices for 2018. The evening will begin with ...

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Strategic Framework and Priorities

VisionA positive community of engaged learners striving for the achievement of excellence. MissionA contemporary Catholic school community in the Salesian tradition – enabling students to be happy and capable learners who become good Christians and honest citizens. Core Values Students are at the centre Quality learning & teaching A Salesian spirituality of ...

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​Jerry and Izzy

Animal husbandry has helped me throughout the year with my confidence, ability to work under pressure and has given me a unique experience no other elective has offered me! At the start I decided to take on the challenge of working with two anti-social, bad-tempered Huacaya alpacas, Jerry and Izzy. ...

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Oli and Polly

Oli and Polly are the two sheep for whom I am responsible, with the help of Ms Myers. They are fun and lively sheep, always looking for food. If they ever escape their paddock they run straight into the green shed because they know there is food. Oli’s personality ...

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Parents & Friends news

We had our first meeting in two months last week and we were thrilled to welcome back Beth Gilligan after six months away. We have missed her guidance, support and her lively Principal reports and we are so glad that she is back on board for the rest of the ...

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7-10 assembly 30 August

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Fire up the barbie Shazza

A message from the Parents and Friends: Congratulations to Sharon Caplice who has won 1st prize of the Fathers Day Raffle. Sharon has won a Pellet Grill Portable BBQ and bag of Pellets, a Makita MT series Drill and accessory pack, a Coleman 56L Extreme Wheeled cooler, a Carton of ...

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K-4 assembly 6 September

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Drumstorm!

At the Dominic’s Got Talent celebration on our Feast Day, the students were dazzled by a gob-smacking drum solo performance from Year 7 student, Campbell Whelan. Although Campbell’s prowess as a drummer is well known to Miss Hewitt and Mr Smith, students from Year 7 to 10 weren’t aware of ...

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Students at the Melbourne Writers Festival

On Monday 28 August, ten students (five Year 7s and five Year 8s) plus Mr Kress and Ms Agius took an early flight out of Hobart and arrived in Melbourne for the Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF). MWF is a festival of various workshops and sessions with different authors teaching those who ...

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Year 7-10 assembly

College assemblies are always a highlight in our week. Whether they are for Kindergarten to Year 6, Year 7-10 or our wonderful Kindergarten-Year 10 whole school assemblies, they are always full of inspiring student achievement and wonderful appreciation by students for each other’s efforts.This week’s assembly was for Year ...

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Book Week 2017

Book Week is one of the most exciting events on the calendar for K-6 students at Dominic! The annual parade allows students to come to school dressed as a character from their favourite book, an Australian author or dress to the Book Week theme, this year being ‘Escape to Everywhere. ...

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Music and Dance Showcase coming up

On Tuesday evening 12 September, Dominic College’s Music and Dance Showcase Evening will be held at the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, Guilford Young College. This is a new event on the Dominic calendar and will provide an opportunity to present some of the larger scale Music and Dance works ...

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DOSA v St Virgil's 19 August 2017

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The Good Doctor

The Senior Drama production of The Good Doctor was an outstanding set of ensemble performances. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening, last week, our hard working cast performed to full houses. The Oratory was in intimate thrust mode, with the audience and actors in close proximity on an atmospheric set, with ...

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Science Week and Festival of Bright Ideas

On last Friday and Saturday, our Year 9 and 10 students, together with our Director of Science K-10 Ms Jane Myers, and Physical Science teacher, Mr Brad Parkin participated in the state’s Festival of Bright Ideas at Princes’ Wharf. This was a wonderful initiative and great experience for our students as ...

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Thank you RH Sports

In the recent term break, I was privileged to participate in the Cagliero project, a two week immersion program to explore the work of the Salesians in Cambodia and experience Cambodian life.The majority of our time we spent in Phnom Penh, at the highly-regarded Don Bosco Technical School, where ...

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Yr 8 Div B Netball Grand Final

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AFL Girls Dominic vs St Als

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Students to the Melbourne Writers Festival

On Monday 28 August, ten Year 7 and 8 students will catch an early flight to Melbourne to attend two exciting days at the 2017 Writers Festival. The Melbourne Writers Festival is an annual two week literary festival and during the Schools Program, aspiring writers can meet numerous authors and attend a variety of ...

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Year 5 Taster Day success

On this last Tuesday, Dominic College welcomed Year 5 students from our local Catholic primary schools to enjoy a ‘Taster Day’ of secondary school as they prepare to complete their primary education and transition over the next 18 months into high school.Students and their teachers from St Therese’s Moonah, St ...

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Book Week Parade in the Savio Centre

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K-6 assembly 26 July 2017

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Dominic students success at Dance Eisteddfod

Elective Dance students enjoyed great success at the Southern Tasmania Dance Eisteddfod on the first day of competition, in the secondary schools group section.Dominic had two classes entered, the Year 8 Dance Elective and the Years 9/10 Dance Elective class. Both performed very well in a very competitive section, which included ...

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Weather station at Dominic College

Students, families and the broader Glenorchy community like to keep an eye on the meteorological forecasts, as well as the mountain and clouds on the horizon. Now they have just the right technology and resources to do so, thanks to the financial support of the Speaker of the House of ...

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Rep footballers

On Sunday 11 June, Dominic College students Alec Wilde, Ben McRoss, Marahn Aitken and Hannah Smith represented the Southern Tasmanian Junior Football Association (STIJFL) in their annual clash with the Northern Tasmanian Junior Football Association. Alec and Ben represented the STJFL under 16 Boys Team and Marahn and Hannah represented the STJFL ...

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GYC Pathways

Transition to GYC begins at entry into Dominic. We start talking about it from Kindergarten. It is emphasised for enrolments and during parent information sessions that GYC is our recommended pathway into Years 11 and 12. Dominic College is K-10, on one site, and Year 11 and 12 is just down the road. Students ...

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K-6 assembly 14 June

What a great start to the assembly we had with Ms Attuoni's Year 2 class beautifully conducted the opening prayer.After the National Anthem, Mrs Kinne reminded everyone to work hard and keep trying to do better with their education. She was very proud of how much improvement was shown by ...

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Jonny Shannon speaks

The Dominic College EMPOWER and Pastoral Care Team is excited to announce that Jonny Shannon will be presenting to our students on Tuesday 27 June.Jonny is one of the most sought after presenters in the Southern Hemisphere. He has completed 2200 presentations to over 370 schools, across Australia, New Zealand and USA ...

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Catholic Education Tasmania announcement

Gavin Abraham, Communications Manager, National Catholic Education Commission, produced two Youtube videos to explain the Catholic Education's opposition to the Federal Government's proposed legislative changes to funding education, and has requested his colleagues to publicise these videos. You can view them through these links:Say No to Catholic Education CutsKeep ...

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Year 5 visit to Port Arthur

On Tuesday Year 5 visited Port Arthur as part of their Term 2 History unit. The students enjoyed amazing weather, allowing them to experience the site at its best. Year 5 experienced a cruise on the harbour, a 50-minute educational tour and an afternoon spent searching for historical clues in competing teams as ...

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Awards to Dominic College Leaders

Last week, the College received news that two of our College leaders, Mrs Janine O’Hea and Mr Mike O’Brien will be honoured by the Australian Council for Educational Leadership (ACEL TAS) for their work and achievements. ACEL awards recognise those leaders in our state and across the country ...

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Year 5 Port Arthur excursion

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Stay Chatty at the 7-10 assembly

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K-6 assembly 14 June 2017

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Weather

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Year 6 at Government House

Morning tea with Her ExcellencyThe bus came to a gentle stop early Wednesday morning as we waited for the large double gates to swing open admitting Year 6 to the grounds of Government House. As we drove up the long tree lined drive there were gasps of astonishment as the beautiful ...

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Year 6 visit Government House

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3-6 Cross Country wow!

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K-2 Cross Country fun!

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Cross country carnivals for K-2 and 3-6

This week the K-2 and 3-6 Cross Country events were held at Dominic College. Both events were in good weather, on our beautiful oval and grounds, and were well-supported by our wonderful community.The K-2 event was held on Wednesday in crisp conditions and all of the students did a ...

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7-10 assembly 7 June

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7-10 assembly 7 June

What a great assembly on Wednesday 7 June! It was made even better by the lovely performance of the 7-10 choir performing their section-winning award piece during the mid-assembly 'intermission.'At this week’s 7-10 Assembly several students were acknowledged for service and achievements. Congratulations to Daniel Hunniford (V5), Connor Riza ...

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Ditto's "Keep Safe" Adventure visits

On Wednesday students from K-2 attended the incursion, “Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure” at Dominic College's Oratory Space.Children are the most vulnerable members of society so it is never too early to begin talking about personal safety.Providing age appropriate information around body ownership and a right to be ...

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Traffic Management

Overall, the changes to the College’s traffic management for the start of the school year to accommodate the work site of the Creative Arts Building Project have worked well and on most days has improved the efficiency of the after-school pick up rush. Please be aware that for the ...

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Delicious muffins from Year 8

One of the major assessment tasks undertaken by Year 8 Home Economics students is a design practical activity whereby students have to design, prepare and present an original savoury muffin recipe which incorporates a vegetable of some kind.Students are given a set amount of ‘base’ ingredients – SR flour, butter and ...

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Mitch Speaks Up at our 7-10 assembly

On Wednesday 21 June, Mr Mitch McPherson, founder of Speak Up, Stay ChatTY presented to the Year 7-10 assembly. Now four years old, Speak Up, Stay ChatTY is a non-profit, meaning that all donations made to Mitch and the organisation, are given to suicide prevention programs. The program started out with ...

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5-6 Theatresports

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9-10 Theatresports

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NAIDOC assembly 2017

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Year 6 Say It Loud 2017

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7-8 Theatresports

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Three Capes Adventure Rec

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Theatresports at Dominic College

Theatresports is a form of improvisational theatre, which uses the format of a competition for dramatic effect. Opposing teams can perform scenes based on audience suggestions, with ratings by the audience or by a panel of judges. The teams are placed in a scenario where they would need to improvise ...

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Year 6 students say it their way

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

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NAIDOC Week

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

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Three Capes Adventure Recreation

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

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Weather

Welcome to the weather at Dominic College!We now have a weather station on site, a webcam to display live views of Mt Wellington/kunanyi and we are building a student Meteorological Club.The weather station is a compact facility mounted on the roof, sending data wirelessly to a student ...

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Jonny Shannon - motivational friend

Last week on Tuesday 27 June, students in Years 5–10 were treated to presentations by Jonny Shannon, a school motivational speaker who addressed students on cyberbullying, their online footprint, bullying and how to be a good friend. Year 5-6 students thoroughly enjoyed Jonny’s sense of humour, animation and the clear message ...

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Jonny Shannon presents

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Lily Newell Bennett - young writer

Old scholar, Lily Newell, Class of 2016, is one of six young writers who have participated in the inaugural Young Writers in the City of Glenorchy program. This writers-in-residence program is sponsored by the Tasmanian Writers Centre in partnership with the Glenorchy City Council and the Moonah Arts Centre. According to ...

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Music and Art building update

The good news is the building schedule is on track for completion during Term 4. With the site in such a prominent position in the school, the build has been highly visible, and although outward signs of progress appear to have been slow, there has been constant activity, drilling into rock ...

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Dominic College old scholars in VET nominations

Guilford Young College announced last week four students were finalists in the Tasmanian Training Awards. Three of these students are old scholars of Dominic College, from the Class of 2015.Georgia Perry and Rebekah Smith are both studying Certificate III in Early Childhood Care and are finalists in the VET in ...

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Annual Report 2016

All schools must make publicly available an annual report that includes information on a set of indicators about the school, aimed at parents and the community. The latest Annual Report for Dominic College is now available and can be accessed at this link: Annual Report 2016 ...

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Kookaburra Club account with the CDF

The Kookaburra Club was the form of school banking run by the Catholic Development Fund some years ago before the current Commonwealth Bank initiative began. There may be a few older students who still have Kookaburra Club Accounts. Please see this notice from the CDF regarding Kookaburra Club banking: Notice ...

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New Salesian provincial announced

Last week the Rector Major of the Salesians appointed Fr William Matthews SDB as the 11th Provincial of Australia-Pacific Region for a period of six years commencing on 1 January 2018. The current Provincial, Fr Greg Chambers SDB, completes his six year term on 30 December this year.Fr William was born in ...

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Goal-setting Day 24 July

Dear Parents/GuardiansThe first day of Term 3, Monday 24 July, will be devoted to individual goal-setting appointments for all students in Year 3 to Year 10. We believe this process is important so this day will be a student-free day for K-10 students to allow for the goal setting sessions. K-2 teachers will ...

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Say It Loud 2017

All three Year 6 classes have been busily preparing for the annual ‘Say it Loud’ performances on Tuesday 4 July. ‘Say it Loud’ is a playbuilding program unique to Dominic College. Over the course of 15 weeks Year 6 students create self-devised documentary drama. Documentary drama is theatre that wholly or in part uses ...

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Year 7 girls basketball vs St Mary's

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1977 Year 10 class reunion

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2018 leadership speeches

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Talking Heads 2017

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Photography and art at the Hobart Show

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Art and photography at the Hobart Show

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K - 2 Athletics Carnival

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Music Count us in

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Nominations for College Captains 2018

On Tuesday, 31 October, Year 9 students wishing to be considered by their 7-9 peers and staff for College Captains presented speeches to their fellow students.It was with tremendous pride the staff and I listened to the reflections of these fine young men and women who spoke of their love of ...

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Talking Heads 2017 quality drama

It takes, courage and conviction for any student to step into the spotlight and extend themselves with a monologue. Students are to be congratulated on the very believable characters they created and their expert management of the actor-audience relationship. We were entertained, amused and were disturbed by the characters who ...

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