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Science Fair news

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

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Three stream kindergarten 2019

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

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Girls AFL: Dominic vs Friends

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Dominic College Science Fair 2018

On Wednesday 15 August 1.45pm – 6.30pm, in conjunction with National Science Week, we will be holding the inaugural Dominic College Science Fair.College students from Kindergarten to Year 10 will be showcasing their learning through displays, demonstrations and interactive experiences. This opportunity has allowed students to present, create, make or research in ...

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DOSA v Hutchins 4 August

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Blades of glory

Year 10 students, Promise Mudzingwa and Oliver Wareing, began learning their stage swordmanship with old scholar and well-known actor, Mr Andrew Casey, last week.Mr Casey said that the swords he has allowed the players to borrow have featured in many bloody fights in a variety of theaters and plays.'Sword ...

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K-6 Parent Workshop - Numeracy Night

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

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Study tips with Chey-Anne

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

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7-10 assembly 15 August

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Science Fair

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Academic Pathways evening

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

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A part of you could be on stage!

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

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Media short films

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

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3-6 Theatresports on Feast Day

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

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Year 4 Japanese Day

On Thursday we welcomed students from Westerway, New Norfolk, Austins Ferry and Windermere Primary Schools to our first ever Japanese Cultural Experience Day. Students form these schools joined our own Year 4 students and staff at Dominic College for a day devoted to Japanese language and culture.Our staff welcomed all ...

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Dominican Feast Day 2018

On Wednesday our students and staff celebrated the Dominic Feast Day commemorating our Dominican patron saints St Catherine of Siena and St Dominic Guzman. The College was bustling with activities starting with buddy activities in K-6 and the Amazing Race in 7-10. We then all gathered in the Savio to ...

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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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Much Ado about a piano

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

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Noella's Souffle

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

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Talking Heads Retrospective

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Creative Masterclasses at the Creative Arts Festival

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The Governor and The Honorable with students at the CAF

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Music Soiree 1 September

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Creative Arts Festival 2018 launch

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Much Ado About Nothing

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Masterclasses

Thank you to our arts professionals who have been running Masterclasses for selected students throughout our Creative Arts Festival. These have been held in the Salamanca Arts precinct and have now built on our initial experience of developing this program two years ago.Professional arts practitioners such as artist and ...

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Creative Arts Festival wows Hobart

Thank you to our students, staff, parents, friends and Old Scholars who attended the launch of our 2018 Creative Arts Festival at the Long Gallery on Wednesday evening. Student art works are looking wonderful and the collaborative class pieces are particularly striking. It was wonderful to see our youngest friends who ...

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Music Soiree students charm

The final day of the Creative Arts Festival featured the tradtional Music Soiree, a charming entertainment in a beautiful setting: the timbered Long Gallery dressed with an exciting exhibition of student artwork.Musicians included Zoelle Lin, Mihaela Ashby, Harry Johnston, Xin Chan, Mingus, Harry and Oscar Breslin, Jarrod Good, Gemma ...

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Retrospective demonstrates student and old scholar talent

Talking Heads Retrospective, held on the final night of the Dominic College Creative Arts Festival in the Peacock Theatre at Salamanca, was not only an exciting night of theatre, but demonstrated the talent pathway available for students who pursue rich dramatic experiences at Dominic College.The monologue is one of ...

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Much Ado About Nothing sizzles

Dominic College students again amazed Hobart with an entertaining version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in Salamanca's Peacock Theatre. The show was the culmination of elective drama students work and included musicians and vocalists as well as the talented cast. Matinees, for our own and other school students were ...

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Veritas 2018

This year’s Veritas magazine, the magazine of the Dominic Old Scholars Association, has been mailed to families and to old scholars who are on our mail list.If you have not received your copy by 5 September, please email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au and include your correct postal address. ...

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Derwent Valley Concert Band Spring School

The Derwent Valley Concert Band would like to extend a warm invitation to all musicians to participate in its fifth annual, non-residential concert band Spring School held at Dominic College, over the middle weekend of the upcoming school holidays.Musicians of all ages and abilities with their own instrument are ...

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Dominiku Daiko performs at the CAF launch

Congratulations to the nine dedicated students who committed to participating in a 10 week course of taiko drumming, followed up by a performance at the Opening of the Creative Arts Festival on Wednesday. Noella Irumva, Tara Davie, Doyle Browning, Daniel Nguyen, Eli Morrison, Alex Bourne, Matilda Watson, Brielle Cusick and Abbey ...

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The exhibition takes shape

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

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Zabuton!

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

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Book Week K-6 assembly

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Off to the library

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

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Book Week Parade 22 August

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Girls basketball Yr 7-8 playing in Year 9

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Leadership Awards to Dominic College staff

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

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Class of 1988 reunion

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

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

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Yr 7-9 Academic Pathways evening

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

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Apple for the teacher visit

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

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Colourful character

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

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Class of 1988 reunion

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

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Parents & Friends news

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

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Book Week news

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

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K-6 Book Week assembly 22 August

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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K-6 assembly 30 May 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Model United Nations Assembly 2018

Last weekend Isabella Cooke, Daniel Hunniford, Noella Irumva and Georgia Amos joined 32 other Year 10 students from across the state to compete in the annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). Isabella and Daniel were representing Syria, and Noella and Georgia were representing France.MUNA is organised and sponsored by Rotary clubs ...

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Walk to School Day 18 May

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National Archaeology Week launch

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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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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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Good at Badminton!

Year 10 students, Mathew Sojan and Ben Scott represented Tasmania in the school holidays, playing in the Under 17 Australasian Badminton Championships held in Invercargill, New Zealand in April. They were part of a six-player team, with the aim of building the experience and skills of exciting young players for future competitions. ...

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Migration Morning Tea

This week Year 6 hosted and prepared a scrumptious morning tea set out in the fashion of days gone by. We thank Mrs Roslyn Hawkins for her support of this initiative, as students used their MMK session to prepare the food. Staff also helped with the loan of the crockery and ...

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Netball teams 7-10 Term 2

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K-2 Cross Country 23 May

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The Departure - a Rite Journey Rite of Passage

On Thursday 19 May, Year 9 students took part in The Departure, as part of the Rite Journey through the Empower Program. The Departure was all about saying thanks and showing our gratitude towards our parents for everything they have done for us throughout our lives. During the past few weeks, Empower ...

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Da Vinci Decathlon stars

On Friday 18 May we had eight students from Year 8 push through a demanding day of academic challenges participating in the Da Vinci Decathlon. The Da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of students who compete in teams of eight across 10 different disciplines, with ...

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Short films: 5-seconds

5-second film challengeIn Years 9 and 10, learning in Media Arts involves students making and responding to media independently and in small groups, and with their teachers and communities. Students explore Media Arts as an art form through representation, manipulation of genre and media conventions and analysis of media artworks.In Term 2, ...

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Gratitude to volunteers

National Volunteer WeekThis week we commemorate National Volunteer Week to acknowledge and give thanks to all the wonderful people in our country to who give up their time to generously help others. We are most grateful to all our parents, guardians and friends here at Dominic who give up their ...

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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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Years 3-10 Cross Country Carnival

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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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Kinder Bears HPE 12 June

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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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Junior hockey

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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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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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