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Welcome to Dominic College. In this section you will find general information for students and families, including news stories and newsletters, key dates and our calendar, policies, parent handbook, uniforms and buses, and much more. School HoursAll students start the day at 9am and finish at 3pm, and have recess... ...

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Enrolment

Welcome to Dominic College. We are a co-educational, Kindergarten to Year 10 College, conducted by the Salesians of Don Bosco. In Hobart, Tasmania, the College is located on a spacious site in Tolosa Street, Glenorchy, nestled in the foothills of Mount Wellington. As a comprehensive, independent, Catholic school, we are... ...

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Our College

Welcome to Dominic College. We are a co-educational Kindergarten to Year 10 College, conducted by the Salesians of Don Bosco. In Hobart, Tasmania, the College is located on a spacious site in Tolosa Street, Glenorchy, nestled in the foothills of Mount Wellington. A comprehensive, independent, Catholic school, we are... ...

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Community

Dominic College has a great community heritage and many past and present students, families, staff and volunteers participate in the life and story of the school. The Dominic College community includes our Salesian priests and brothers, and our Dominican Sisters who have lived in Glenorchy and taught students at... ...

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Programs

At Dominic College we have developed programs that meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum using the most up-to-date contemporary research.Learning at Dominic College centres on 'expressive' methods that support student engagement through:Collaborative teamwork Problem-solving Communicating Making connectionsCreating andExpressing themselves in a variety of ways.The College's Teaching and Learning... ...

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News

Dominic College is a vibrant community of students, staff, families, Old Scholars and volunteers. We produce a fortnightly Newsletter during term, featuring a variety of reports and stories from staff and student leaders in areas of administration, learning and curriculum, wellbeing, community and mission. You'll find a selection of... ...

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Contact

Telephone: (03) 6274 6000 (please listen to the available options)Fax: (03) 6273 0940Address: 204 Tolosa St Glenorchy Tasmania 7010Postal address: PO Box 256 Glenorchy Tasmania 7010All offices close to the public at 4.00pm daily Enrolment enquiries: (03) 6274 6010 For individual staff details please see staff profiles or our complete... ...

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Our Principal

Mr Stephen Casni is the second lay Principal of Dominic College since the school was established by the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1946. In 2002, Steve began his teaching career at St John Bosco College, Engadine, NSW, a Salesian school, as a teacher of History, English, Geography, Pastoral Care,... ...

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Our Story

The origins and history of Dominic College In 1946 the Salesians of Don Bosco were invited by Tasmania's then Archbishop Tweedy to come to Glenorchy to take over "Boys Town" an orphanage established by the Archdiocese, on a property purchased in May 1945. From November 1946, under the care of... ...

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Landmark Property

Dominic College educates students from Kindergarten to Year 10 on the one site at 204 Tolosa Street in Glenorchy. The picturesque property, surrounded by the foothills of Mount Wellington, spans over 28 hectares backing onto the Tolosa Park Reserve. The College features extensive modern learning facilities, with many recent... ...

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A School of Choice

When you choose a Catholic, co-educational, Kindergarten to Year 10 education at Dominic College, you will benefit from the strengths of our faith, our experience and our resources. Kindergarten to Year 10 College all together on one site Dominic students have a consistent learning environment and community right through... ...

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Key Enrolment Dates

Enrolment applications can be submitted all year round for any year level and year of entry. It is never too early to apply for enrolment. ...

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Transition events

The College provides a series of key orientation and transition events to assist in the smooth transfer into the Dominic College community for new students. Information on these events below Important Transition Events for Enrolments 2025 K-10 Morning Tea Tours 28 March 2024 ...

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Payments

BPointYou can make secure payments using Mastercard or Visa to pay for: School Fees Canberra Trip Japan Trip Northern Territory Trip Br Peter Dezani Scholarship Fund Laptop Repairs Leavers Dinner Leavers TopsLeavers Laptop Purchase Enrolment Application Fee Enrolment Acceptance Fee EventsSponsorshipBefore and After School Care Make a Secure Payment For... ...

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Parent Handbook

The 2024 Parent Handbook may help answer questions as they arise during the school year and is a handy reference point for questions that are most commonly asked. Parent Handbook 2024 ...

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Policies

Faithful to the tradition of St John Bosco, the Salesian school community is constantly challenged to re-interpret and re-enliven his educational vision in every generation and circumstance, according to the requirements of the contemporary situation and the needs of young people. We are proud of the up-to-date policies we put... ...

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Terms, Conditions & Fees

The following documents are important reading when enrolling at Dominic College: 2024 General Terms and Conditions 2024 Fee Schedule What your College fees provide In comparison to the fee structure of most schools, Dominic College tuition fees are as inclusive as possible. We do not charge levies and the... ...

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Term & Key Dates

Please see the College event calendar for term time event details. Term Dates 2024 ...

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Recent Information Sent Home

Information is sent home in a variety of ways, in a student's diary, a parental mail-out, via a student's class or pastoral teacher, or from the office, or through the new Parent Paperwork program. Please notify the Business Office if you are a Dominic parent/carer who has for some... ...

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Uniform

It is our desire that our uniform inspires a commitment to quality and excellence and facilitates student pride in appearance, and engenders pride in a distinctive school community. We believe that a strong culture of uniform quality and consistency supports a school environment that is calm, harmonious and focused on... ...

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Canteen

New Canteen Provider The College is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with Custom Catering for the provision of our canteen services commencing Term 1 2023. Custom Catering is an experienced Tasmanian owned business based in Hobart and they currently operate a number of school canteens. Custom... ...

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Bus Information

Transport at the College is continually revised to maintain efficiency and safety. The College is served by both Metro Services and some private services. Metro Services run to and from the City via Lenah Valley, Main Road, and Argyle Street to Springfield via Augusta Road and to and from the... ...

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Before & After School Care

Dominic Early Learning CentreIn 2009 Dominic College and Discovery Early Learning Centres joined together in partnership to offer a Long Day Care and Outside School Hours Care to children aged between 0 and 12 years old.Located on the Dominic College school grounds on Tolosa Street, Dominic Early Learning Centre is... ...

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Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten cares for each student and their family. Your child will experience a safe, stimulating environment with the opportunity to discover new friends, develop an understanding of 'school life' and experience real life learning. Learning environmentOur Kindergarten classrooms offer a variety of settings and experiences with learning centres, free... ...

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Prep - Year 6

The Prep – Year 6 curriculum develops a solid foundation in the Key Learning Areas of Religious Education, English, Maths, History, Science, Geography, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Japanese, Technologies and Food Studies. We believe that through combining core curricular subjects with broader specialist education opportunities, balance is... ...

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Years 7-10

Our Year 7–10 curriculum is structured to engage students in authentic learning to develop logical and creative thinking and to prepare learners for an ever-changing world. Our students are encouraged to be inquiring and reflective thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and self-directed and ethical people. Year 7-10 students have... ...

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Individual Learning

Dominic College, as an inclusive College, provides an individual learning program which is committed to supporting the needs of our students. Our students have diverse and differing abilities that impel us as educators to seek the best ways to achieve equity and excellence.Students who require differentiated education in order to... ...

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Learning and Wellbeing

Learning and Wellbeing is at the heart of daily life at Dominic College. Our aim is to create and maintain a happy and harmonious atmosphere in which there is sensitivity to the needs of young people and encouragement to study and strive for the highest standard of academic achievement.... ...

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Leadership

Dominic College has a strong focus on leadership formation and development. Peer leadership Our founder Don Bosco placed a great emphasis on the leadership of his older students to the younger students. He believed that young people especially, had huge capacity to positively influence those younger than them. We believe... ...

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Technology in Learning

Dominic College believes that information technology is a key area of learning in the 21st century. Students from Year 5 – 10 are each provided with their own laptop for learning. Students from Kindergarten – Year 4 utilise banks of laptops, iPads, touch screens and interactive white boards. Access to... ...

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Co-curriculum

The Co-Curricular Program at Dominic College provides students with enriching opportunities to be involved in the life of the School outside the formal academic teaching program. All students are encouraged to join in with co-curricular activities, to help discover and develop their gifts and talents beyond the classroom. Students who... ...

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Dominic Old Scholars Association

The Dominic Old Scholars Association represents past pupils of Boys' Town (1945-1956), Savio College (1956-1972), Savio Primary, St John's Primary, Holy Name Secondary School (1962-1972) and Dominic College (1973-Present). The Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) Committee actively encourages the continued involvement of all Old Scholars in the wider community... ...

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Dominic Early Learning Centre

In 2009 Dominic College and Discovery Early Learning Centres joined together in partnership to offer a Long Day Care and Outside School Hours Care to children aged between 0 and 12 years old.Located on the Dominic College school grounds on Tolosa Street, Dominic Early Learning Centre is a state of... ...

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Guilford Young College

Guilford Young College (GYC) is the only senior secondary Catholic College in Hobart, and the progressive senior campus for Dominic College students after completing Year 10. GYC's northern campus in Bowden Street, Glenorchy, entirely encompasses the former senior secondary campus of Dominic College, and contains many buildings and memorials familiar... ...

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Parish Life

The Chapel has a prominent position within the College environment and in the life of the Dominic College community. It was built in 2006, designed by Dominic Old Scholar Elvio Brianese and has won at least eight awards for its unique design and architectural innovations. All Dominic students attend regular... ...

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Br Peter Dezani Scholarship Fund

Br Peter Angelo Dezani SDB was born 2 April 1925 in Camerano, Italy, made his first profession 16 August 1944 and his final profession 16 August 1948. He landed in Australia in 1949 and worked at Sunbury, Brooklyn Park and Brunswick before arriving at Glenorchy in 1966. Br Peter... ...

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Community & Business Partnerships

Thank you to our sponsorsOur local business community often provides our students with sources of role modelling of how to contribute positively to society both commercially and through good citizenship. ...

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Parents & Friends

We have an active Parents & Friends Community at Dominic College, providing an important avenue for interaction and communication through social events and regular meetings. The P&F provides significant assistance to the College through fundraising, working bees and forums on issues of interest to parents. The major fundraiser which the... ...

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Hall of Achievement

The Dominic College Hall of Achievement was established in 2003, with induction ceremonies held in 2003, 2005, 2009, and since 2017, annually. The Hall of Achievement ceremony is now aligned with the College's Year 6-10 Annual Awards Ceremony which takes place in November each year.The Hall of Achievement aims... ...

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Volunteers

Dominic College welcomes and encourages our families to support the College by volunteering their time helping with the many curricular and co-curricular activities and programs within the Dominic College community and we are very grateful to those currently support the college in this way.There are plenty of opportunities for parents... ...

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Community Events

The Dominic College community comes together for a variety of important events throughout the year. We'll include notable events for 2023 soon, once the calendar is finalised.EventsOpening College MassIn the Savio Centre at Dominic CollegeMusic & Dance ShowcaseOur annual music and dance extravaganza gives our larger groups the space... ...

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​Creative Arts Scholarships and Bursary winners

In Term 3 2014 the Principal and the Creative Arts Faculty conducted the Creative Arts scholarships auditions for Year 7 2015. Successful students were informed in Term 4 and we look forward to welcoming new students soon.'There are some wonderfully talented students coming into Year 7 in 2015′ said College... ...

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Employment Opportunities

The College offers: An outstanding student body: happy, focused on learning, excellent behaviour; An extensive staff induction program; Diverse professional learning opportunities (state and interstate); A wonderful highly collegial and supportive staff community; Personalised technology; On-site child care services available at Dominic Early Learning Centre operated by Discovery Early Learning;... ...

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Archbishop’s Charter

Archbishop's Charter In 2021 Archbishop Julian Porteous, after wide consultation within Catholic Education, promulgated a new ‘Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic Schools’. This follows the original Charter prepared under the direction of Archbishop Adrian Doyle in 2008. The Charter gives guidance to all involved in Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of... ...

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Annual Report

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 can be accessed here: Annual Report 2022Annual Reports from previous years can be accessed also: Annual Report 2021Annual Report... ...

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Veritas

Veritas is a yearly magazine published by the College which focuses on the news and achievements of Dominic Old Scholars, the history of the school and celebrations involving the Old Scholar community. Download the latest issue here: VERITAS 2023 From 2023 the magazine is delivered electronically, in line with the... ...

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Reunions

School reunions are a fantastic way to catch up with your old classmates and teachers to find out what your school colleagues have been doing since graduation. Dominic College actively supports the organisation of school reunions and encourages anyone planning a reunion to contact our Old Scholar Coordinator. The... ...

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Update Details

To update your details with the College please fill out the form below. ...

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2015 College Calendar

We're getting ready for a bright 2015 during the holidays. The website calendar has been updated with most of the key dates for this year - see Web Calendar. And the printed calendars will be ready for families on the first day back. ...

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Staff return with enthusiasm

Last week new staff enjoyed a three-day induction to the College, learning about the history and culture of the College, the Salesian educational methods and the way Dominic College has changed and grown into a modern, Catholic co-educational Kindergarten to Year 10 school.All staff returned to school today, Monday 2... ...

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First Years 7-10 assembly

Year 7-10 had their first assembly for 2015 on Thursday, in the Savio Centre. Principal, Ms Gilligan, welcomed everyone, especially new students and staff, who were asked to stand and were warmly applauded. College leaders and new 7-10 Pastoral Care Coordinator, Mr Davey, told everyone how much they were... ...

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First newsletter of the year

The first newsletter of the year, for this initial week is available for viewing or downloading.Go to Newsletters and select the latest issue.You'll see welcomes from staff, notes on current events, some explanations from key Coordinators and many photos of students on their return to school.Each week there are a... ...

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How to apply

Applications for Enrolment Applicants for all year levels must complete the Dominic College Enrolment Application Form and submit it along with the relevant supporting documentation (listed on the Enrolment Application Form) and a $50.00 enrolment application fee to the Business Office. Enrol Online Enrolment Application Form (Printable PDF) ->... ...

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Parent info this week

This week we hosted three parent info evenings related to a variety of aspects of the school.Firstly on Tuesday evening, in the Savio wing was the Year 7 Laptop Information and Collection evening for Year 7 students and parents. Here's the letter sent home: Year 7 laptop letter and there... ...

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International Women's Day breakfast

International Women's Day breakfast at Dominic College with special guest speaker, Katrina Gregg International Women's Day is celebrated 8 March all around the world and is an opportunity to commemorate the achievements of girls and women locally and globally. At Dominic College, we mark this day on Friday 6... ...

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Update on volunteer checks

POLICE CHECKS / WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECKS – 2015This year there will be a re-structure of the processing of Police Checks for Volunteers at Dominic College, and at all schools.More information will be on the College website and in future newsletters to assist families / volunteers to prepare for the... ...

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Pancakes

Tuesday was Shrove Tuesday, and that means pancakes!Shrove Tuesday is a feast with ancient roots. The term shrove comes from the English word shrive – to confess one's sins.Pancakes are traditionally eaten on this day as something delicious before the season of Lent. On Tuesday, pancakes were sold, with jam... ...

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first of 40 days of Lent, mirroring the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert. It is a time of prayer, sacrifice and good works. This year our Opening College Mass and Ash Wednesday coincided.K-6 teachers and all 7-10 pastoral teachers received an 'ashing' and an... ...

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Salesians

Dominic College is owned and administered by the Salesians of Don Bosco, an Order of priests and brothers dedicated to the education of young people.The Salesians are a Catholic Religious Order (the third largest in the world) who operate in over 126 countries. The Salesians are involved in education, welfare,... ...

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Dominicans

The Dominicans were founded by St Dominic Guzman in 1206. His Order of Preachers fought error with truth and founded and inspired many of the great European universities.The first Dominican nuns, although leading a contemplative life, accepted converts and the daughters of noble families into their monasteries and educated them.... ...

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Year Books

See below for links to a number of Yearbooks we have for viewing or downloading. We hope to gradually have all our Yearbooks available here, as well as a range of other publications. Please note: these files may be very large and may take some time to view or... ...

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3-6 Swimming Carnival

What a great day at the swimming carnival on Monday 23 February. All students competed in a determined and fun fashion, and great sportsmanship was exhibited by all.Thank you especially to the parents and the helpers who came to the pool, and to the students who contributed in and out... ...

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ANZAC Project tickets launched

You can now buy tickets to the public performances of In their own words.In their own words is a multimedia, interdisciplinary student-created performance project for the ANZAC centenary which will be performed at Dominic College in The Oratory Space on 23, 24 and 25 April 2015.The ticket booking website has... ...

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Rite Journey - The Calling

Year 9 students completed the first part of their Empower program for the year with The Calling, an overnight camp at Dominic College and a pre-dawn rite of passage ritual at Cornelian Bay (for the girls) and on the summit of Mt Wellington (for the boys).Students (and staff) then walked... ...

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Women's Day breakfast celebrations

This morning a record crowd of over 180 celebrated International Women's Day at the Dominic College Savio Centre, including current mothers, carers and daughters, old scholars, special community guests and College supporters. A splendid and healthy breakfast was enjoyed, and we listened to a variety of contributors, including College Captain... ...

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Scientists cold call

Eight international Antarctic scientists, including biologists, ecologists, vulcanologists and glaciologists entranced Dominic College Year 4 students during the first of five Young Antarctic Scientist program visits.Students saw and touched extracted core sample ice formed in Antarctica 200 years ago. The scientists spoke about Antarctica and their work there and conducted... ...

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SSATIS swimming smiles

On Wednesday 45 students from Years 7-10 joined students and schools from all over southern Tasmania at the Hobart Aquatic Centre to compete and assist with the organisation and running of the Southern SATIS swimming carnival.Dominic College 7-10 Sports Coordinator, Nicole Millikan said the studnets had some impressive results from... ...

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Combined Colleges Colours celebration

Dominic College entertained 60 old scholars and leaders from ten independent schools at a colourful evening in its new student hub on Friday 13 March.Each year the Combined Southern Tasmanian Independent Schools Old scholars Associations Committee organises one of its member schools to host a "College Colours" cocktail evening. These... ...

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Lunchtime Harmony photos

Last Friday the College celebrated both the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence as well as Harmony Day in a variety of ways, in the classrooms and in the assemblies, but a colourful and vibrant celebration occurred at lunchtime on the 7-10 middle lawn.Not only did Ms Cazaly's... ...

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Year 5 are back from Camp

Have you asked them how it was yet?There are plenty of photos on our website gallery: Year 5 Camp. Have a look ...

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Lovely lanterns

Kindergarten and Year 3 classes produced some beautiful lanterns last week, especially for the Rotary Clubs Lantern Festival, held at Montrose Bay Foreshore Park on the evening of Saturday 28 March.The lanterns were stunning, especially as night fell - and both entries were awarded the major prizes of the night.Thank... ...

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Doing the Relay for Life

Over 100 students and staff participated in the cancer Council's 'Relay for Life' at the Domain on Saturday and overnight to Sunday morning.This impressive level of support underlined the way the Dominic College community pulls together to support each other and the wider community.You can see photos on our Gallery... ...

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OzBosco 2015

Over 350 young people, some parents and teachers from Samoa, New Zealand and different parts of Australia gathered at Salesian College in Sunbury Victoria last weekend to celebrate the annual gathering of the Salesian youth, the OzBosco.This year being the bicentenary of the birth of St John Bosco, the focus... ...

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The Grammar Song

Not the Grammy the Grammar... See the winning Year 6 entry here: The Grammar Song And you can read about it in our newsletter dated 2 April ...

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Getting ready: In Their Own Words

Students are in their last few days of rehearsals, costumes are being prepared, music and video is being polished, and the stage is set! In Their own Words opens Thursday!So many people have helped make this show a unique and original project.Students from all over the College have contributed with... ...

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Students at Anzac Day services

Well done, students, staff and families! On Saturday for ANZAC Day we have students and staff participating in multiple parades and events to mark the centenary.All our Year 10 Leaders are involved along with 118 of our students will be participating in seven regional parades and services. All students will... ...

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In Their Own Words thank you

Students have been in their last few days of rehearsals, costumes prepared, music and video polished, and the stage is set! What a week! And we opened last night!So many people have helped make this show a unique and original project.Students from all over the College have contributed with historical... ...

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ANZAC Day assembly

Our ANZAC Day assembly had it all!Historian Mr Reg Watson and Principal Ms Gilligan reflected on the history and importance of the rituals which recognise and recall the suffering and the service of military forces and their families.Young students and 'In Their Own Words' cast entertained with excellent and enthusiastic... ...

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Reunions being planned

School reunions are a fantastic way to catch up with your old classmates and teachers to find out what your school colleagues have been doing since graduation. Dominic College actively supports the organisation of school reunions and encourages anyone planning a reunion to contact our Old Scholar Coordinator.The College helps... ...

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ANZAC Project a hit!

Dominic College's ANZAC Project, In Their Own Words, concluded last night with its sixth sold-out show.Many people have helped make this show a unique and original project. Students from all over the College have contributed with historical research; families have shared objects, diaries, letters and their own words; The Army... ...

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MJR: Making Jesus Real

The MJR program in Year 6 is about Christian values and is related to the Gospels.Making Jesus Real is about looking at our attitudes and taking stock of how we behave, treat each other and care for each other. It's about appreciating how fortunate we are compared to others, about... ...

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7-10 assembly update

Students led much of the 7-10 assembly held in the Savio Centre on Monday 4 May.Students updated the assembly on the highlights of the past month including the College's support for Relay for Life, the fantastic 7-10 Athletics Carnival, the unique experiences of students at OzBosco and the recent successful... ...

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Cameron Golding

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David Reinbach

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Hayley Joyce

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Jane Doyle

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Jane Gysen

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Janet Marcenko

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Kate Le Rossignol

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Martin Kress

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Nicole Millikan

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Ruth Scanlon

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Selina Kinne

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Sunita Kumrai

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Excellent equestrians

Our Equestrian Team for the 2015 Schools One Day Event gathered at Seven Mile Beach early on Sunday 3 May for the dressage phase of the competition.Shari Smith (riding Archie), Jasmine Rayner (riding Will), Jasmine Taylor (riding Pumpkin) and Emily McSherry (riding Remy) all completed the dressage test with wonderful... ...

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Mother's Day and Mamma Margaret

Fr Frank Bertagnolli SDB, Dominic College Rector, has often written of Mamma Margaret. He recently wrote:Students at Dominic are reminded every day of a great example of a mother – the mother of Don Bosco, known as "MAMMA MARGARET". The kitchen in the Savio Centre bears her name. I hope... ...

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Year 6 Say It Loud

Year 6 Say It LoudIt's an exciting time for Year 5 and 6 Drama in Term 2.A sequential programme is being implemented to develop skills and experience in one of the most challenging and rewarding areas of the course: process drama.The main focus is upon establishing techniques and skills in... ...

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Working with children volunteer registration

Working with children registration for volunteers Dominic College is very grateful to those who generously support the College by volunteering their time with the many activities and programs within the Dominic College community. Under Tasmanian State Government legislation, all parents and volunteers currently working or wanting to work in a... ...

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Dominic College Friends Club

This term we have started The Dominic College Friends Club.This is a wonderful initiative introduced by Ms Jane Kilpatrick, our educational psychologist, where 12 lucky students are selected by their teachers to attend the lunchtime activity each week.Run by Year 6 volunteers, our Friends' Club is an opportunity for... ...

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Disco Don Bosco

The Dominic College Parents & Friends have organised a disco for K-6 students to be held Friday 22 May 2015. A letter was sent home to parents on Wednesday via the students.There will be two time slots:Kinder to Year 2, start at 5pm till 6pmYears 3–6, start at 6.15pm till... ...

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Family Feast Day fun

Over 300 students, families and staff participated in the Don Bosco Bicentenary Family Feast Day on Sunday 17 May.Mass in the Savio Centre commemorated the life of St John Bosco, founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco and one of the patron saints of Dominic College.The community enjoyed sausages and... ...

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Kitchen Chemistry in Year 4

This term, Year 4 is studying chemical science, with a particular focus on natural and processed materials and the nature of their physical properties.Recently both Year 4 classes had a great time with Dr John O'Reilly, a class parent and professional scientist. Dr John designed an experiment based on the... ...

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Students represent Russia at MUNA

Last weekend Soma Kondo and Dylan Eady joined 46 other Year 10 Tasmanian students to participate in the annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) at Deloraine. Soma and Dylan represented Russia and looked every bit of the role.MUNA is organised and sponsored by Rotary clubs and pits teams of students... ...

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Indonesia-Australia teacher bridge

Mrs Anna Cazaly and I are currently taking part in the Asia Education Foundation Bridge program which brings together teachers from a number of schools globally to connect.Anna and I are part of the Indonesian–Australia Partnership which is the largest component of the program. Along with 38 others we met... ...

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K-6 Disco Don Bosco

The K-6 Disco was held last Friday 22 May. The venue was the Anzac Buffet Room and it was perfect. The disco lights lit up the dance floor and the professional DJ played some awesome music that even had the teachers and staff up dancing. (One particular teacher was seen... ...

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Early Years Maths workshop for parents

Early Years Maths Workshop Over 50 families attended the Early Years Maths Workshop on Wednesday night.What a great response! The workshop was divided into two parts with the focus of each being Maths in our everyday lives, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. Each part of the workshop focused... ...

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7-10 cross-country

Our Year 7-10 House cross-country was a great afternoon of fun and athleticism on Friday 29 May 2015. The challenging diversity of the course confirmed Dominic College's excellent environment for all sports and play. Congratulations to Bosco House for another great win, and to all students, staff and volunteers for... ...

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Prep-Year 10 assembly

This week students in Prep-Year 10 attended our College assembly in the Savio Centre. Our Kinders are still learning about gatherings and will be ready for a taste of the larger community assemblies later in the year.The assembly was a wonderful opportunity for us to be together in community and... ...

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Giant fruit salad day!

Where is Carmen Miranda when you need her?Dominic College Kinder to Year 6 resembled a fruit market on Wednesday morning. Students arrived laden with various types of fruit. All students, teachers, parents and grandparent helpers were busy slicing, eating and sharing fruit salad as part of the Eat Well, Move... ...

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Siena sizzles in 3-6 cross country

Everyone had an enjoyable day on our oval in the Years 3-6 cross country races on Wednesday.Congratulations to Siena who claimed the Years 3-6 trophy in the Cross Country carnival on Wednesday. Siena captains Zac Holdsworth and Matilda McGovern shown here with Ms Gilligan and Mr Golding, were delighted to... ...

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Positive schools

On Thursday and Friday last week, Mr Pritchard and I attended the Positive Schools Conference in Melbourne. Positive Schools is a Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference attended by educators from around Australia and overseas. Many highly-regarded presenters took sessions and lectures on a number of key issues effecting students.... ...

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Young Antarctic scientists program

As part of Year 4 Science Studies the classes have been working with the Young Antarctic Scientist Program. This program consists of five scientists from around the world, who have just returned from Antarctica. The team will visit the College five times this year. On Wednesday the team came to... ...

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Magone Showcase of learning

On Wednesday night last week, students in our Magone Program did a great job in presenting an interesting showcase of their learning to a very appreciative audience of family, friends and members of the College staff at the Magone Centre.The Magone Program is a goal oriented program designed to re-engage... ...

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Gone in five seconds

As part of the lead in activities to competing in MyState each year, the Media class worked on a number of short film projects. Our first this year was our very successful 5-second film pieces. Yes, that's right, a whole film in 5 seconds, complete with character, action and... ...

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Education is a matter of the heart

Dear Friends "Remember that education is a matter of the heart" – is an often-quoted statement by Don Bosco. As all parents and educators know, this is the greatest challenge of all. To think, feel and act from the heart (out of love and genuine interest of the child),... ...

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Music education: the key to raising literacy and numeracy

In recent years there has been research reported about the advantages of learning to play music for cognitive development in the young.This week in The Age, Anita Collins, a researcher in neuroscience and music education at the University of Canberra made a number of points about the contribution music education... ...

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Years 3-10 Goalsetting Day

The first day of Term 3, Monday 20 July, will be devoted to individual goal-setting appointments for all students in Year 3 to Year 10.Because we believe this process is important, the day will be a student-free day for K-10 students. K-2 teachers will also work with Year 3-10 students,... ...

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Dominic Debating - Term 2 wrap

The Tasmanian Debating Union's Southern Schools' competition came to a close last week with the final Year 8 debate at The Hutchins School. It has been a fantastic experience for all fifteen students involved this year and we are all excited to return in even greater numbers next year.... ...

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Diamond Awards for 7-10 students

Yesterday at the Year 7-10 assembly, we recognised a number of achievements by our students. In particular, four students who are the recipients of our highly regarded Diamond Award were recognised.Students who receive the Diamond Award have achieved a perfect score of a grade point average of 5/5 on each... ...

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60th Anniversary of the arrival of the British Child Migrants at Boys' Town

2012 marked the 60th anniversary of the arrival at Boys' Town of 39 British Child Migrants.On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October, the College commemorated the occasion of this very important anniversary. Boys' Town was just an orphanage at the time and with the arrival of these Child Migrants, we... ...

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Class of 1987 Reunion

Old Scholar Jason Rice reported on his recent 25 year reunion:The Dominic College Class of 1987 recently celebrated 25 years since leaving Grade 10. The reunion was held at the Polish Club in Lenah Valley and 50 Old Scholars attended, many of whom had not seen each other since school... ...

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Class of 2002 Reunion

A lively group of Old Scholars gathered at the College on Saturday 20 October for their 10-year reunion – the first time the Class of 2002 had reconnected.The College has certainly undergone a lot of changes since these students departed in 2002, with the refurbishment of many classrooms, the establishment... ...

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Class of 1962 Reunion

Old Scholar Tony Webb, reported on the recent reunion:Well, it was going to be great … some time together with ex-students from way back! Yes, around 50 years ago! That is so long ago!I took on the role of chasing names down from a completely blank 1962 list – no... ...

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Class of 1972 Reunion

On Saturday 25 August, a reunion for the Savio College and Holy Name classes of 1972 was held at Dominic College in Grantleigh.This was the 40 year reunion for the Year 10 students and everyone who attended the event had a fantastic time catching up with old school friends and... ...

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Class of 1982 Reunion

A small but enthusiastic group from the Year 10 Class of 1982 celebrated their 30th anniversary reunion Saturday 19 May 2012.Matt Curtain, who recently gained his pilot's license, flew in from Melbourne, and Damian Rutledge escaped Canberra's political intrigue for the weekend.Maria Gerathy wagged it, not for the first time,... ...

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Savio College and Holy Name Class of 1971 Reunion

On July 16, the Savio College boys and Holy Name girls from the Class of 1971 gathered at Dominic College for their first combined reunion. It was quite a milestone considering during their schooling years, the students never combined for classes let alone social events.There was a lot of news... ...

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Class of 1985 Reunion

A number of Old Scholars from the Class of 1985 held a reunion at the Queens Head, North Hobart in February 2011. Two Old Scholars flew to Hobart for the event, Tarasa Power (Midgely) from Victoria and Peta Guy from South Australia, with Marguerite Smith (Laughlin) travelling from Launceston to... ...

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Visit from 1984 Year 10s

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Class of 1978 Reunion

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Class of 1983 Reunion

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Class of 1984 Reunion

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Class of 1994 Reunion

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Class of 2004 Reunion

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Stationery Guide

The following Book List contains stationery requirements each student should have in order to participate in their specific year level and specific subjects. The College offers families a convenient Online Ordering System through Office National. It has a safe and secure online payment system which is open 24/7 and... ...

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Year 6 Say It Loud! performance

This week our Year 6 students premiered their production of Say it Loud!, featuring two one-act plays, devised, written and performed by themselves. On Monday they performed two shows to full houses and their work was well-received by the Dominic community.Over the course of 16 weeks Year 6 Moulton and... ...

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Mud plus Kinders equals fun.

The Wonder of Mud!Wednesday was our celebration of International Mud Day.We 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 Mother Nature and as an individual we have to make them acquainted with nature.... ...

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NAIDOC Observance

This week we have observed the celebration of NAIDOC Week which begins on Sunday 5 July.At Dominic we have acknowledged this with a Year 3-10 gathering ceremony to celebrate the history, spirituality, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our K-2 students have undertaken curriculum based work... ...

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Last day TheatreSports mayhem

The 7-10 House TheatreSports afternoon was an organised riot on the last day of Term 2. 7/8 students competed in the Little Theatre under the management of Ms Brownrigg, and 9/10 students in The Oratory Space under the chairmanship of Mr O'Brien. House teams competed in creative tasks of varied... ...

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Class of 2004 reunion 2 August 2014

Year 10 2004 met on Saturday 2 August for their first reunion. Plenty of the group have stayed in touch, and Laura Curtain did a champion job organising them all, and planning for a big Saturday night on the town.Most participants were surprised at the developments at the school, commenting... ...

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Class of 1994 Year 10 reunion 16 August 2014

The Year 10 Class of 1994 returned for their 20-year reunion on Saturday 16 August.Nicole McKay (nee Glover) helped organise both the afternoon gathering and tour of the College as well as the after-party at Soho, where the group were much less well-behaved than at chool in the afternoon.Thanks Nicole... ...

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Class of 1984 Christmas visit

Jarrod Gibson rustled up some of his mates from the Class of 1984 for a Christmas holiday visit on 22 December 2014 to celebrate their 30th anniversary.The group enjoyed a tour of the school led by Principal Beth Gilligan, and were interested in the many updates to the classrooms they... ...

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Class of 1978 reunion - 11 October 2014

The Year 10 Class of 1978 reunion was held Saturday 11 October, upstairs in Grantleigh, and 20 old scholars had an enjoyable catch-up, nibbles, photo and old newsletter sharing, and a tour of the school to see how it has been transformed. The group plus others then descended upon Cooley's... ...

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Christmas Eve old scholars Mass - 24 December 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in the celebration of Christmas on Christmas Eve at Dominic College.Old scholars, supporters and families enjoyed a spirited session of carols led by the St John's Parish choir, and a "midnight" Christmas Eve Mass followed by supper in Grantleigh (The White House). Special thanks... ...

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Class of 1993 reunion - 24 August 2013

Nineteen ex-students from the Year 10 Class of 1993 returned to Dominic on Saturday 24 August for a reunion. Many of the old scholars had not been back to Tolosa Street for 20 years, as they had their time till Year 9 here, then were at Bowden Street for their... ...

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Class of 1973 reunion - 27 July 2013

The boys and girls of Year 10 1973 linked up again on Saturday 27 July upstairs at The White House at Dominic College. Joined by current Principal Beth Gilligan, current Rector Fr Frank Bertagnolli and former Deputy Principal Fr Lawrie Moate, along with Old Scholars Chairman Tony Webb, the group... ...

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Class of 2003 reunion - 6 April 2013

Daniella Marino and Kirra-Lee Webb gathered some of their classmates together for ten year anniversary Class of 2013 reunion was held on a bright Saturday 6 April 2013.The group enjoyed discussions with the Principal and Rector in the White House and shared some stories and photos over refreshments. Then it... ...

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Class of 1983 reunion - 22 June 2013

Last Saturday, 22 June, the Year 10 Class of 1983 returned to the College for their 30-year reunion.Some friends had kept in touch - others hadn't met face-to-face for years, and some interesting catch-ups occurred amongst these middle-agers.Kaye was dropped off by her daughter, who, in a turn-up, was on... ...

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Traffic Management Update

If it was possible to start from the beginning and totally redesign the current roadways and paths infrastructure at Dominic College it would look considerably different to the current arrangements. Traffic would be kept to the perimeter of the College to ensure the current mixing of cars, buses and... ...

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60th anniversary of the arrival of the British child migrants

(IMAGES STILL TO BE ADDED)In October 2012, Dominic College commemorated 60 years since the arrival at Boys' Town of 39 child migrants. A large school assembly in the new Savio Centre on Friday 12 October witnessed the honouring of nine former child migrant guests with speeches, gifts and formal recognition.... ...

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Fr Denis Allen - 50 years a priest

Fr Denis Allen celebrated his 50 years of priesthood this week.Fr Denis has been closely involved with Dominic College students and community over many years, and was an old scholar of Boys' Town, attending from 1947 till 1950. The early part of his story was published in Veritas 2014. He... ...

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Death of old scholar, Mr David Despard

The College received the sad news of the death of David Despard, old scholar (Boys' Town, 1952-1957) one of the former British child migrants.David was born in 1942 and left as a baby by his mother at a convent orphanage, Nazareth House, Swansea, in Wales, where he grew up and... ...

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Old scholar football this Saturday

This Saturday 25 July DOSA play Hutchins at the TCA ground in an important game.The match is an important one as three teams, DOSA, Hutchins and Richmond, are all tied in first place in the seniors old scholars competition with 10 wins and 3 losses and only the top two... ...

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Sports

Dominic College is a rich sporting community offering extensive sports amenities, elective subjects and many co-curricular opportunities. The College enters teams in a variety of rosters catering from Prep – Year 10. Teams can participate in SATIS, JSSATIS independent or non-school based club rosters. Participation is not compulsory at Dominic... ...

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Old scholar, Kieran Dooley’s 300th game

On Saturday 25 July DOSA played Hutchins at the TCA ground in an important game. DOSA, Hutchins and Richmond, were are all tied in first place in the seniors old scholars competition with 10 wins and 3 losses and only the top two sides get a second chance in the... ...

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Literacy Pro at Dominic College

Assessing reading to inform teachers and students and to develop reading successThe need for a Year 3-9 Reading ProgramWe know reading is an important lifelong skill required for all of our students. We need to have a standard measure of reading levels for our students across Year 3-9. While reading... ...

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Cambodian experience

Year 3 teacher Laura Nelson recently returned from Cambodia where she participated in the Cagliero Immersion Program. Laura reports:On Sunday 28 June 12 young Salesians embarked on the journey of a life time. This amazing group of people ranging from 17 to 52 years old came together from different Salesian... ...

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Sport this week

Boys’ soccer rosters start now. Dominic has three teams entered, including one combined Year 7/8 team, one Year 9 team and one Year 10 team. We urgently need coaches and umpires for both the 7/8 and 9 teams. If anyone is able to assist, please email me ASAP at nmillikan@dominic.tas.edu.au.... ...

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Entertainment books closing soon

Entertainment Book sales close soon! Thank you to the families who have already supported the College by purchasing an Entertainment Book. We appreciate your support and we hope you continue to enjoy the discounts and benefits. Digital and Book memberships are still available to purchase at $65.00 each. But sales... ...

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Talking Heads 2015

Year 9/10 Drama are well into preparations for Talking Heads, 2015. First presented in 2012, this performance project aims to give our students practical experience in one of the most demanding forms of dramatic and theatrical performance; the monologue. The choice of material is broad and not restricted to any... ...

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Dominic College App

Developed in partnership with Digistorm Education, the Dominic College app is designed to allow Dominic College parents, teachers and students to access important information about events and daily activities at the college. The Dominic College app is updated regularly to ensure that the school community is able to keep their... ...

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Changes to some Metro bus fares

METRO is planning to make changes to their fare structure from 1 October 2015 including • making standard daily caps lower• discontinuing Day Tripper and Day Rover all-day tickets• ceasing 90-minute transfers on cash tickets. METRO want as many people as possible to have Green cards. From 2 August and... ...

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Stress Down Day Milo

Today (Friday 31 July) was 7-10 Stress Down Day, run by the students partly to raise funds for the Year 10 College gift, and partly to remind everyone to destress sometimes!Research reports 90% of Australians need to stress less - with 74% of people reported being stressed from work. That’s... ...

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House Debating starts soon

Students responded positively to the Tasmanian Debating Union’s Southern Schools’ competition and performed with credit. We will now hold a Year 7 and 8 House-based competition this term. Team’s of four students will debate topics relating to College life, social issues, and popular culture. The competition is open to all... ...

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Sport this week

This week will see some of our netball teams progress to finals. Both Mr Hill’s Year 9 division 1 and Ms Millikan’s Year 9 division 2 teams will be playing on Tuesday afternoon. Times and venues are yet to be announced. Players should check the SATIS website. The Year 7... ...

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Beanie and Snow Day

Although snow falls caused some disruptions to transport in Hobart, suburbs and higher elevations, many students and staff managed to get to school, and enjoyed snow, some combined classes and some spontaneous and varied learning!This week's Family Care Program for Years 2, 4 and 6 had to be postponed, and... ...

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Feast Day of our Dominican Saints

This week we celebrated the Feast of our Patrons Saints, Dominic Guzman and Catherine of Siena. Dominic College is proud of its tradition of Christian education based on the values of the Gospel of Jesus, as embodied and lived by its Patrons. On this occasion we highlighted the centuries old... ...

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Year 9 netball grand final winners

Both our Year 9 netball teams reached their competition grand finals. Congratulations to both teams on an excellent season. Our Year 9 division 1 netball team took on MacKillop College. The Dominic girls put their excellent skills and team work on display right from the first whistle and had a... ...

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State Football representatives

Dominic College Year 6 students Zachary Holdsworth, Lachlan Rowlands and Tyler Carr recently represented Tasmania at the National Football Carnival held in Geelong.Tasmania played five games in the carnival and achieved some excellent results including a good win over the Northern Territory by 65 points, an excellent win over the... ...

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Our students at Tasmanian sports breakfast

Seven Year 10 girls attended the Womensport and Recreation Tasmania Schoolgirls Breakfast at Blundstone Arena to celebrate the contributions of women in sport, while discussing issues and challenges faced in everyday life and sharing stories, experiences and achievements. Eloise Southby, netball commentator, former Diamond and Melbourne Phoenix player, was MC.... ...

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What is the DUCK Club?

On Tuesday 28 July, a new lunchtime music program was launched for students in Years 3 and 4, where they have the opportunity to try something new and learn to play an instrument, all while having fun with music.The Dominic Ukulele Cool Kids (DUCK) Club is led by a team... ...

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This week in 7-10 sport

Thank you to the players, families, coaches and supporters. More cheering and supporters are always welcome on the sidelines.Monday7 maroon v 7 gold netball 4:15 @DC8 div 1 netball - 5pm @ DC8 div 2 black netball- 4:15 @ Friends8 div 2 gold netball - 4:15 @ Fahan1sts netball -... ...

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Chess competition

Mr Swan has garnered a very enthusiastic group of chess players during lunchtimes. The Savio classrooms have been the site of much energetic strategising and passionate attempts by students to outwit each other, and dedicated observers and supporters have enjoyed the games.With lunchtime chess a popular fixture, the players decided... ...

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9/10 boys basketball success

Our 9/10 boys Maroon team qualified for the grand final against St Virgil’s College. The match was played in the Savio Centre last Tuesday and the DC boys were excited to wear our new representative uniforms for the first time.The first half was extremely close, but the Dominic boys surged... ...

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Double celebration at St John's

At St John's Church, Glenorchy, on Sunday 16 August we celebrated with twice the conviction: Catholic Education Week and the 200th anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco.Students from Dominic College participated in Mass leading the procession of schools, featuring in prayers and with wonderful singing from a special... ...

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Talking Heads - book your tickets here.

This annual feature of contemporary and classic monologues is presented in the Oratory Space Tuesday 18 August, Wednesday 19 August and 20 Thursday at 7pm. Tickets are free, but you must book here: http://www.trybooking.com/IOPD, as seating is strictly limited. Our new performance space is the perfect venue for this production... ...

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Year 2 history museum

Year 2 students are completing a History unit called The Past in the Present. After looking at our school history last term, Year 2 have focussed on technology and how things have changed over time. Students have brought in items from home belonging to parents, grandparents and even great grandparents.... ...

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Academic Pathways evening 25 August

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9, together with their parents/guardians were able to attend the Academic Pathway evening on Tuesday 25 August, to find out more about the importance of choosing their electives for next year.The evening began with a brief introduction and an information session about choosing electives... ...

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Talking Heads 2015 opening night

Congratulations to the senior drama performers who enthralled and excited with contemporary monologues in Talking Heads 2015 in The Oratory Space.Book your complimentary tickets here for Wednesday and Thursday evenings. ...

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Social Justice Day for Year 10

On Friday, Year 10 students enjoyed a special learning experience focussed on Social Justice. Students explored the reasons why all Christians are called to work for justice in the world. The Year 10s examined a particular issue, Child Labour, as a way of gaining a deeper understanding of Universal Human... ...

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Maths relay excitement

The 5/6 Maths Relay teams did a great job on Sunday at Rosny College. One of our teams finished in 2nd place - congratulations! They passed on one question and finished with 8 minutes to go. The team was Max Brideson, Harry Breslin, Oscar Breslin and Kelsea Cano-Calderon, all from... ...

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Sacrament of Confirmation and First Communion

Congratulations to Dominic students and their families who have made the wonderful, life-giving commitment in their lives: Ashley Cruse, Taylor Cruse, Ella Freeman, Joseph Gillie, Oliver Nicolle, Hamish Wareing, Kate Young, Kirrawyn McNamara, and Benjamin Matthew.These students have been attending classes and learning many aspects of the Catholic faith at... ...

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Sensational K-6 Book Week Parade

Students from Kindergarten to Year 6, plus some very enthusiastic staff, dressed up as their favourite characters in an outstanding Book Week Parade for 2015.You can see more photos on our website gallery here: Book Week Parade.Congratulations to Siena House, who were awarded the Cup for their costumes. In many... ...

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Important College assembly, with very special guests

Our Prep-Year 10 assembly today was full of interest and entertainment. There was poetry, history and geography, as well as singing, badge-blessing, gift-giving and a few laughs, too.Two very special guests were highlighted. Fr Denis Allen, old scholar of Boys' Town (1947-1950), one of our tangible links with the pioneer... ...

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200th anniversary badges

Badges are great symbols of identity and values. In 2013, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Dominic College by the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Salesians of Don Bosco, we designed and developed a special badge to mark this occasion. Our students continue... ...

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Local stars in soccer clinics

Football stars, Rani Cavarretta (shown above) and Ben Hamlett recently undertook a series of visits to Dominic College to promote AIA Vitality MiniRoos football, a smaller version of the game that is designed for students aged between 5 and 12 who are learning the game.‘The students had a blast!’ said... ...

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Congratulations sports teams across the board

The effect of exercise on the body is well documented, but something often forgotten is the social, mental and even spiritual enrichment that can be found through organised sport.Dominic College is renowned for its strong sports teams. This year, Dominic College continues to be a dominant force within Southern Tasmanian... ...

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"Thank you Dominic College" say Samoan students

Dominic College's leadership in producing badges to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Don Bosco for Salesian schools was much appreciated, especially by those in Samoa. Fr Chris Ford SDB writes to us:The Don Bosco Technical Centre had its celebration for the 200th anniversary of the Birth of St... ...

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Year 5s looking forward

On Tuesday 8 September, Dominic College Year 9 students were pleased to host our own Year 5s for a fun filled educational experience, providing the students with a taste of what high school will be like. Students were involved in a variety of activities on the day including fitness work... ...

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Year 7s visit UTAS museum

This week our Year 7 students visited the John Elliott Classics Museum at the University of Tasmania as part of their Ancient Societies studies in Humanities. I took Year 7 Siena yesterday and it was a terrific experience for all of us. Whilst the museum is relatively small – it... ...

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Don Bosco's 'Autumn Walks'

At the beginning of this week I was looking over the various events that will involve many students during the few weeks left in this school term.I noticed that during the last week of term, three groups of students will be travelling to various destinations: Japan, Northern Territory and Canberra.... ...

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School and community partnerships

One of the domains of the National School Improvement Tool is School and Community Partnerships. These partnerships are vital for enriching learning and providing authentic learning experiences for our students. The Year 10 VET Certificate I AgriFood Operations students went out week to do a one week work placement at... ...

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Awards recognition at 7-10 assembly.

In the second last week of Term 3, we held a Year 7-10 assembly which focused on academic improvement and success.Mr Fulton thanked students for their participation in Year 7/8 House Debating and announced the winning Houses: Savio House in the Year 7 competition, and Siena House in the Year... ...

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3/4 sports day fun

Over 500 students enjoyed the annual Dominic College Year 3/4 Sports Day on Friday 11 September 2015, playing netball, football, soccer and tee ball. Students in Years 3 and 4 from Catholic primary schools participated, including Holy Rosary School, St Therese's, St Brigid's, St Paul's, and St John's as well... ...

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Our grandparents are the best!

Dominic College celebrated our very first Grandparents Day with hundreds of grandparents and special carers on Wednesday 16 September. Grandparents shared in classroom activities with students, and were quickly put to work by their young family, colouring in, finding words, answering quizzes and calculating. Students enjoyed sharing their grandparents with... ...

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SSATIS Athletics Carnival

The Southern SATIS athletics carnival will be held Tuesday 22 September at the Domain Athletics Centre. SSATIS has issued a draft timetable for the events. Families, staff and competitors may like to download or view it here: SSATIS Athletics timetable.Students will need to arrive at school by 8.35am ready to... ...

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DOSA grand final anguish

Both grand finals of the Old Scholars Football Association ended in anguish, as DOSA reserves and seniors fell well short in their double premierships campaign. Despite an undefeated season, the DOSA reserves were beaten by University. DOSA was strong in the first half but in the third and final quarters... ...

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Exciting new development at Dominic

Even more new building development begins very soon as College facilities progressive upgrading accelerates. In 2014, Dominic College was awarded a Federal Government Grant by the Capital Projects Committee to help fund the redevelopment of the Year 7-10 Siena and Bosco toilets, the four Bosco classrooms located in the Boys... ...

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Fresh Face Friday

Last week's 7-10 assembly included a presentation on Fresh Face Friday, a pastoral care initiative launched to help get rid of things which might be holding you back. On Friday, the wall outside S5 (under the Don Bosco mural) held a large poster, on which students and staff were invited... ...

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Blogs for student trips

Our Japan travellers left Sunday, our NT sojourners leave Monday and our very excited Year 6 depart on Tuesday. When our students and teachers are away from us they keep a blog. You can sign up for these and keep in touch with them, plus send messages to them as... ...

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Ursula Harris, WEG Ambassador

As part of my role as Ambassador to the World Education Games 2015, I went to Sydney for a 2-day briefing with my teacher, Mrs Barbara Moulton, and my Mum. This briefing included Media Training with Media Gurus, a presentation from the Microsoft Education Team, an overview of the UNICEF... ...

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SSATIS Athletics team

On Tuesday 22 September, the Dominic College Athletics Team participated in the SSATIS Athletics Carnival at the Domain. The day tested even the most durable athletes with sunshine, rain, hail and wind but that did not deter the determination of our athletes. Dominic College students represented their school with pride... ...

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AFL Best and Fairest

On Thursday last week, during lunch, The 7/8 and 9/10 AFL Teams came together to go through the 2015 Best and Fairest Count. This year was a successful year on the football field. In particular, our Year 9/10 Boys won a majority of their games. The Best and Fairest counts... ...

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Canberra crusade

Year 6 enjoyed a great educational experience on their trip to Canberra, where their thirst for knowledge was quenched and their appetites for learning whetted, each day. Highlights included a moving Last Post at the Australian War Memorial with wreath-laying by our K-6 Captains and a wonderful day of hands-on... ...

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Visitors from 1985

The Year 10 Class of 1985 enjoyed a reunion at the Glenorchy Rugby Club on Saturday 26 September and, as some of the old scholars were coming from interstate for the party, a small group wanted an intimate tour of the College.Although much has changed, especially the level of comfort... ...

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Huge first prize in P&F Fair raffle

The Dominic College P&F Community Fair raffle 1st prize is a whopping $1000! Raffle tickets have been distributed to students and the Business Office for sale. Each booklet has 10 tickets at $2 each. Additional booklets are available from school offices. To assist with people requiring more tickets, please return... ...

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Brilliant Breslins

Dominic College Year 5 twins Harry and Oscar Breslin have topped the State in the recent International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) testing. ICAS testing are independent skills-based assessments and are the most comprehensive generally available suite of academic assessments and school tests for primary and secondary school students.... ...

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Students return from Japan invigorated

Our Japanese travellers returned safe and well from their cultural immersion. Japan is a beautiful country and students enjoyed experiences in Japanese education, culture, history and food.Highlights included some important and impressive ancient temples and the moving and complex sites remembering the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima. One... ...

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Fr Frank farewell foreshadowed

During the term break I received a letter from our Provincial Fr Greg Chambers SDB regarding Fr Frank’s term as Rector of Dominic College coming to conclusion. It is with sadness that we will farewell one of the Province’s most outstanding Salesians. We have indeed been blessed with Fr Frank’s... ...

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Wonderful trip, wonderful memories.

Our Year 9 Northern Territory students returned from their adventures during the Term break, having had a successful and memorable immersion trip. While they travelled the group maintained a blog, so their families and friends could follow them. You can see their blog here: Year 9 trip blog. Photos on... ...

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Siena wins 3-6 athletics carnival

A brilliant day shone on our Years 3-6 athletics carnival this morning and staff and students were out on the oval setting up in perfect conditions. Events included long jump, high jump, vortex, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m, as well as hurdles, relays and novelty events, too. Not only... ...

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Sports update

The SATIS Carnival is on at Launceston Saturday 17 October. Good luck to all students competing. Don't forget the bus will be leaving DC at 6am sharp and also collecting students at Bridgewater McDonald's at 6:15am.Here is the events timetable. Here is the list of students and events.We certainly have... ...

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Remembering the good times, at assembly

Students were reminded by Mr Davey at the 7-10 assembly today (Friday 16 October) that this was the last 7-10 assembly for the year! There would be a 7-9 assembly (after the Year 10s had left) and there would be our College's Awards assembly, attended by K-10 students, where our... ...

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This week's Asian Festival

Dominic College students have been preparing for our biennial Asian Festival to run over three days this week. Class research projects on aspects of our neighbouring countries, including Japan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, China, India, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Pakistan, have been varied and surprising. Students have studied Cinderella-type... ...

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Asian Festival off to a great start

This week's biennial Dominic College Asian Festival was off to a fantastic start today with students visiting the static and digital displays in the K-6 library, undertaking research and collecting material for their passports. Students have enjoyed learning of our neighbours, and the many aspects of life we share, as... ...

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First Lego League off to a fast start

Year 5 & 6 students who have shown an interest in being part of a Robotics Club to compete in a Lego Robotics competition met in the library last Friday 16 October, to begin work on their project. Dominic College received a grant of $1000 from First Australia, in partnership... ...

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Asian Festival Finale a winner

The finale of Dominic College's biennial Asian Festival was a fantastic blend of entertainment and participation. Following weeks of class projects, and three days of displays, sharing, cooking, music and practising their moves, the whole K-6 assembled for a final spectacle. Everyone joined in but the assembly was led by... ...

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Student success at the Show

A large number of Dominic College students enjoyed success at the Royal Hobart Show Youth Art and Photographic competition, including first prizes in categories in Art, Sculpture and Photography. Five students were able to attend the ceremony on Thursday morning and collect their awards from the Royal Hobart Show committee... ...

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Photo fundraiser this Sunday

This Sunday, 1 November, a photo fundraiser is being held which may interest families. The Parents & Friends Committee together with the support of old scholar, Michael Webb, from Pied Piper Portraits, is pleased to offer a 25cm x 38cm family portrait for only $20.00. Other photo packages are available,... ...

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International Men’s Day Breakfast 2015

The Dominic College International Men’s Day Breakfast 2015 will again be held in the Savio Centre from 7.15am on Thursday 19 November. Boys in Year 5 through to Year 10, their fathers and carers, along with old scholars and the community are invited to join us for a hearty breakfast,... ...

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Congrats DOSA Football Club award winners

DOSA Football Club held its Best & Fairest Dinner on Friday 30 October at the Carlyle Hotel, to conclude the season. There were speeches, cheers and standing ovations for some special club favourites. Club President, Ben McKay, controlled the countdown of 3s, 2s and 1s for the B&F and reserves... ...

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Crazy Sock Day for Missions

Students donated a gold coin to wear crazy socks on Friday 30 October for the Children’s Mission Soctober appeal. Last week students represented Dominic College at St Mary’s Cathedral with many other Catholic schools to celebrate Children’s Mission Mass, presided by Archbishop Porteous.Catholic Mission Children’s Mission started in 1843 in... ...

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Music - count us in!

The Bellerive Boardwalk was a special place on Thursday morning with 1500 school children, singing, playing and dancing for the Music Count Us In! event for 2015, and performing the song Gold.John X hosted the event and led the song, which was performed along with half a million other children... ...

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Leadership preparations

On Tuesday 27 October all students in Years 7-9 gathered in the Savio Centre to begin the process of discernment of our 2016 College leaders. Year 9 students who nominated for the roles of College Captains, gave their speeches to the assembly and this was followed by voting by students... ...

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Parents & Friends News

The Annual General Meeting of the Parents and Friends Community will be held on Wednesday 18 November 2015, upstairs in Grantleigh at 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. We welcome new people to attend and to join. There will be two new executive positions available at the AGM, Executive Assistant... ...

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Bosco wins 7-10 Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to all who swam in the 7-10 House swimming carvival at the Hobart Aquatic Centre on Wednesday 28 October. It was great to see student participation rates even higher than last year and there was certainly a tremendous level of House spirit on display. Congratulations to Siena for taking... ...

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Music soirees

Over the past two weeks we have hosted two Music soirees, providing an opportunity for our instrumental students to perform, in some cases for the first time, in an encouraging and relaxed environment. Students from Prep to Year 10 have performed at a variety of levels on all instruments for... ...

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Remembrance Day

God of Freedom, on this day of remembrance we give thanks and honour for the lives of those who have helped make our beautiful country a place of freedom and peace. Your son Jesus showed usthat the greatest love is in giving one’s life for the sake of others.May we... ...

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Community Fair Program - Friday 13 November

Check out the program for the 2015 Dominic College Community Fair. There will be plenty to see and do. 7HOFM will be broadcasting live at the Fair from 3.30pm with special performance by X Factor Finalists Brothers3 between 4.30pm-5.30pm. Don't forget to get your raffle tickets with $1,000 up for... ...

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Spelling at Dominic College

Year 9/10 Drama are finishing the year's performances with Children’s Theatre. First up will be Badjelly the Witch, by Spike Milligan, the anarchic English comedian who is credited with being one of the influences that resulted in the Monty Python phenomena.Badjelly The Witch can turn children into sausages or chop... ...

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College Fair enjoys massive support

Dominic College huge annual Community Fair drew thousands of families, students, old scholars and people from all over the northern suburbs to the school on Friday 13 November. Principal, Beth Gilligan, said she was delighted with the record numbers, and the wonderful mood of support and fun. 'It was especially... ...

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2016 College Captains announced

After student and staff elections and an interview process, the College Captains are Meg Parkinson and Jacob Davidson and the Vice Captains are Eloise Kerstan and Jack Harry. These four students are clearly identified and supported by their peers and younger students as leaders in whom they place their trust... ...

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Robotics Club wins FLL regional competition

The new Year 5 and 6 Robotics Club students at Dominic College are on their way to Macquarie University for national finals after winning the Champion Award at the regional First Lego League (FLL) titles on Saturday 14 November. Dominic College hosted the event for five qualifying schools in our... ...

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Students in Christmas Pageant on Saturday

Families in the Dominic College community are invited to join in the Christmas Pageant fun on Saturday 21 November. You can see and download maps and instructions here: Pageant details. Students are requested to be at the Meeting Point by 9.30am, as our group must be in position by 9.45am... ...

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International Men's Day breakfast

Dominic College held its annual International men's Day breakfast bright and early on Thursday 19 November. Boys from Year 5 to 10, their fathers, grandfathers and carers; men from the staff, the community and old scholars, too, enjoyed egg and bacon burgers, muffins, fruit and refreshments in elegant style in... ...

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The tragedy in Paris

Reports of the tragedy that has taken place in Paris (France) in the last few days are still dominating the media; and the aftermath will probably continue to be in the news for many more days. These senseless acts of barbaric violence against completely innocent people just leave us all... ...

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Students helping Vinnies

Dominic College Year 10 student, and Vinnies president, Samarah Burke, presented Vinnies Youth Coordinator, Jayne Direen, with a cheque for $1200 from fundraising activities through the year. Samarah said the students had worked tirelessly during the year to raise much needed funds for St. Vincent de Paul. "We have sold... ...

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Christmas in the Alps at St John's

Meli Melo singers present a concert of folk songs and traditional carols from France, Switzerland and beyond, with French and Alpine horn ensembles piano and organ accompaniment. Entry is by donation in support of Salesian Missions in Nepal (includes light refreshments).The Tasmanian premiere of Petite Messe pour Noel by Pierre... ...

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Decking the halls of Glenview

Student leaders from K-6 visited Glenview Nursing Home on Tuesday 24 November to help them “deck their halls”. When the 18 students arrived after lunch, they were greeted with buckets, bags and boxes of stars, tinsel and baubles. Our students enthusiastically jumped in, decorating Christmas trees, creating patterns with stars,... ...

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Year 10s graduate

Year 10's Class of 2015 graduated in an important and touching ceremony at St John's Parish, Glenorchy, on Thursday 26 November. Students had completed their week of exams that morning, and had spent the afternoon unwinding with a barbecue, plenty of reminiscing and friendship. Then to St John's church where... ...

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Awards assembly celebrates achievements

The annual end-of-year Awards assembly saw record numbers of achievements celebrated, including the awarding of the prestigious Student of the Year awards in a variety of categories. The assembly was held in the Savio Centre on Friday 28 November, for students in Years 6-10, their families and staff, though this... ...

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Double reunion Saturday

The College hosted two groups of former students on Saturday 28 November. The Year 10 Class of 1995 were having a big dance party at SoHo in the evening, but some of the group asked for a tour of the College in the afternoon, and we are always happy to... ...

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​Year 10 report, reference & photo collection

The Year 10 Class of 2015 are reminded to collect their reports and references on Monday 14 December from 9.00am until 11.00am from the College Library. The Graduation Photos will also be available at this time. Each student will require a USB in order to download photos. The cost for... ...

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Fees and payments - deadlines and improvements to procedures

2016 Fees A reminder that the 2016 Fee Schedule, detailing the fees that will apply next year, is available from the College website or from the Business Office. 2016 TCEC Discount Families with three or more children in any Tasmanian Catholic School are eligible for a fee discount. Families who... ...

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Year 7 Orientation Day

On Wednesday 2 December, our 2016 Year 7 Students attended their orientation day at Dominic College. Students were greeted in the morning by Ms Gilligan and challenged to get out of their comfort zone, meet new people and explore new experiences. Mr Pritchard and Ms Gilligan conducted a role play... ...

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College Captains Conference

Early this week we had the privilege to attend the Salesian Schools Captains Conference in Melbourne hosted by St Joseph’s College. We departed early Sunday morning with Mr Swan and met all of the other captains from the other Salesian schools. We then travelled to St Kilda where we had... ...

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Robotics team in national challenge

On Friday 4 December a very excited group of 7 students and 8 adults travelled to Sydney for the First Lego League National Tournament. Our Lego EV3 robot was carefully packed along with extra lego parts, posters, brochures, USB and laptops. On Saturday morning we headed to Macquarie University with... ...

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Magone Showcase evening

Last night, Thursday 10 December, students participating in our Magone Program shared an outstanding showcase of learning with their parents, family and teachers. Students presented with confidence and maturity on a range of topics from the challenge of skill mastery to child studies. These hard working students are to be... ...

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Year 8 camp week

Year 8 students have enjoyed picturesque Fortescue Bay camping in a 3-day and 2-night adventure of challenge and excitement. The camp concludes the work students have been undertaking with their Rock and Water EMPOWER Class in Year 8 and gives studnets a taste of the challenges and ideas they are... ...

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Congrats, Max, Australian champion!

Max Brideson from Year 5, competed at the Primary Schools National Championships held in Canberra last week. We are pleased to announce Max won a gold medal for the U11 boys long jump with an excellent leap of 5.14m. Congratulations to the new Australian champion, Max on your dedication and... ...

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Junior Neighbour Awards

Last Friday 4 December, six students attended Glenorchy City Council’s Junior Neighbourhood Award presentstion to receive their awards from old scholar, Ms Jan Dunsby. These students had been nominated by their teachers because of their outstanding effort and commitment and should feel extremely proud of their efforts. Well done to... ...

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Junior Carols Christmas story in the Chapel

Wednesday afternoon, 9 December, the Chapel was bursting at the seams with birds, angels, sheep, camels, wise men and many very proud families. It was the highly anticipated Junior Carols performance to celebrate the birth of Jesus and great fun was had by all in attendance. This year’s story followed... ...

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Year 6 farewelled at final K-6 assembly

Year 6 students were fareweled in a beautiful ceremony in the Dominic College Chapel this morning, Monday 14 December. They lined the entrances to welcome and be congratulated by every other student entering, then starred at the assembly as the College celebrated their achievements and their spirit.The Principal, Ms Beth... ...

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Most popular names at Dominic College

What are the most popular names at Dominic College? Can you guess? There are 927 students listed in the 2015 Yearbook, and amongst these there are 505 different first names. There are an amazing 357 students who have first names shared with no other student.The most popular boys and girls... ...

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A new generation of student leaders

At our assembly on the penultimate day of Term 4, our recently elected House Leaders were officially introduced to the Year 5-9 students and staff. They are all committed working very hard for the community next year. The Leaders for 7-10 2016 are7-10 CaptainsJacob Davidson, Meg Parkinson7-10 Vice CaptainsJohn Harry,... ...

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Christmas services

Christmas Eve services on Thursday6pm St John's Parish Church, Glenorchy - Carols, Mass inc Children's Nativity Play9.30pm Dominic College Chapel - Carols, Mass and Old Scholars Supper.Christmas Day services on Friday10am St John's Parish Church, Glenorchy - Mass ...

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Christmas Eve service in the Chapel and the old scholars supper

Old scholars, St John’s parishioners and friends of the College began arriving early in time for carols at 9.30pm in our chapel, lead by Tony Gregs, Vin Howe and Ann Loring with the great choir, as we have come to expect. Again, a number of old scholars and their families... ...

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A mystery from 57 years ago

Ian Stewart and his brother Malcolm were at Boys' Town in 1958, after their mother disappeared from their Mt Nelson home, a mystery they are hoping to solve while visiting Tasmania. Last year Ian's sister, Angela Armstrong, contacted Dominic College to ask about our records, as her brothers had boarded... ...

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Camping out of comfort zone

The Mercury's education feature for 12 January, highlighted Dominic College's The Abyss camp and the experience of Cameron Goodsell.The Abyss is the biggest challenge of the year for Dominic College Year 9 classes. Students leave their comfort zone behind on a solo camping experience designed to provide them with a... ...

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New development at Dominic College

The progressive upgrading of Dominic College facilities has accelerated, and the impressive redevelopment of the oldest classrooms, the Bosco rooms, in the Boys’ Town building is on track to be ready for students when they return for Term 1 2016. In 2014, Dominic College was awarded a Federal Government Grant... ...

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Enrolment Enquiry Form

You can get enrolment packs from the College Business Office or we can post one to you if you submit this enquiry form online. Please note that due to Australia Post policy it may now take up to six business days for delivery. ...

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Supporting our indigenous people

Members of the Dominic College community will be marching in Hobart in support of the Tasmanian indigenous community on this Tuesday 26 January. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) invited the College to participate in the peaceful protest march and rally, to mark the day as one of survival of aboriginal... ...

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Our beautiful 2016 Calendar

Our 2016 Calendar is available now. Our website calendar has been available for some time, but now you can view or download a digital pdf of the printed calendar here: 2016 Calendar.Printed calendars are being mailed out to each family also. We hope you find them useful, and enjoy the... ...

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Year 1-Year 6 Sports Forms

Welcome to another fantastic year of Sports in K-6 at Dominic College. Our students are so lucky with the opportunities they have to participate in sports and carnivals and a lot of thanks needs to go to everyone involved for your help and support. Here is information about the sports... ...

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Year 7 laptops collection and induction evening

Welcome to the 2016 academic year at Dominic College. Our 1:1 Laptop Program is a very important framework used to facilitate and enhance student learning. Students will receive their laptops at a Year 7 student and parent ‘Laptop Collection Evening’ designed to ensure responsible use of laptops by student. This... ...

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Fr Peter Rankin SDB, our new Rector.

Dear Friends Beginnings. Beginnings. A new school year is underway. Hopefully we all feel refreshed for the year ahead. I am delighted to be here at Dominic College and part of the College team. Over the holidays I moved here from Sydney where I was a priest working in a... ...

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Welcome to the 2016 academic year

Dear FriendsWelcome to the 2016 academic year at Dominic College. A particularly warm welcome to our students, families and our staff who are new to the College. May your association with the College community be a life-long and happy one. We are all delighted to welcome our new College Rector,... ...

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New staff at Dominic College 2016

We welcomed a number of new staff in the first week, and everyone who had joined us since the beginning of last year received a special candle as they pledged to do their best for the students in our staff Mass on Monday 1 February.Best wishes to them, and may... ...

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​Introduction of Positive Education in Empower K-10

This year we are proudly launching our EMPOWER program across Kindergarten to Year 10. The EMPOWER program has been extended from 7-10 to incorporate our school wide adoption of Positive Psychology and now will be taught in K-6 for the first time. Positive Psychology provides the underlying framework for the... ...

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Principal's update

The annual letter to parents in Term 1, giving a detailed update to parents on a range of matters concerning the progress of the College was posted to families this week. You can read or download a copy here: Principal's update. ...

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International Women's Day Breakfast 2016

Our special guest speaker at our 2016 International Women’s Day Breakfast will be Kate Talbot Smith who has been well-recognised for her significant outreach to others, locally and globally.An Old Scholar of Dominic College, Class of 1995, Kate is an inspiring woman of service who has had to face her... ...

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K-6 Parent "Meet and Greet"

A very successful informal evening was held on Wednesday in The Little Theatre for Kinder to Year 6 parents to meet and chat with their child’s class teacher. Our Principal Ms Beth Gilligan welcomed the parents and introduced all K-6 class teachers and specialist teachers. Father Peter Rankin SDB our... ...

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Homework tips, from the experts!

Teachers set homework that will enhance and support the learning in the class - to practise skills, consolidate understanding, extend knowledge, think deeply about a topic or create something unique. Here are some great tips about homework from our students:Set up a homework-friendly area‘Having a clean, quiet, space to work... ...

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Year 6: learning to be leaders

Every new school year is exciting but it is particularly exciting in Year 6 where there are special roles and challenges that make it a little different. The smiles and positive attitudes demonstrated by everyone in Room 14 and 15 on Day 1 were a fantastic start to the year!... ...

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Our first 7-10 assembly for 2016

7-10 students participated in their first 7-10 assembly of 2016 on Wednesday 17 February in the Savio Centre. Our assemblies are timetabled for Wednesdays, and will alternate between ones involving 7-10 students, Prep-6 students and the whole K-10 student body.Ms Millikan congratulated the new Year 7s who had qualified for... ...

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Students engaging with their learning

Each week I undertake classroom walkthroughs in different parts of the school – K-6 one week and 7-10 the next week. I have been doing this since I returned from my course in School Improvement at Harvard University in 2014. In the walkthroughs I am observing student engagement, the types... ...

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Lent is a special time

More than a week has passed since a good number of us received ashes on our foreheads with the challenge to ‘strive to be more like Jesus’ or something similar. Sometimes Lent conjures up a giving up, going without chocolates or sweets or alcohol. Sometimes we miss the point. In... ...

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Writing is more than putting words on paper

In the week before students returned, staff were back at Dominic preparing their classrooms, collaborating with their colleagues and participating in Professional Development. Teachers on the K-10 Writing team were fortunate to spend a whole day working with Educational Consultant, Ivana Jones, beginning the design of our K-10 Writing Plan.... ...

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Death of Fr Elio Proietto

The passing of Dominic College’s foundation Principal.We received the sad news on Tuesday night from the Salesian Provincial House in Melbourne, that Fr Elio Proietto SDB, our first Principal of Dominic College had passed away.Fr Elio had been frail and unwell for a number of years and was in care.Dominic... ...

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Our Prep-Year 6 assembly in the Savio Centre

We had an enjoyable Prep-Year 6 assembly in the Savio Centre today, Wednesday 24 February. Year 2 students welcomed us and got us joining in with a great song, with plenty of actions. Year 5 students presented their video on "Gratitude" - what a nice movie! - there were messages... ...

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SYDC weekenders

Last weekend, the Salesian Youth of Dominic College welcomed new members at a formation retreat. Youth Mentor Lisa McConnon led the students in fun games and creative activities and Fr Peter led the group in the evening prayer. New members signed a ‘values agreement’ that includes such virtues as honesty,... ...

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World Read Aloud Day at Dominic

Reading is a lifelong skill that can take a person to any place in the world, for any length of time. In most of our classrooms, a teacher sharing novels and picture books with their classes is normal and occurs several times each day. The class novel is an excellent... ...

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Getting our hands dirty in the name of science.

Year 9 and 10 Physical Science and Biology classes joined together to prepare the Agriculture Science Shed into a new learning space. Our vision in Science this year is to have students to be conducting projects of their own choice and to be guided by the teacher to work independently... ...

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Fr Elio's memorial Mass

Many past and current members of the Dominic College and St John's Parish community gathered on Tuesday evening 2 March for a memorial Mass for Fr Elio Proietto SDB, who passed away last week in Melbourne. Fr Elio had a long and valued relationship with Boys' Town, Savio College, Dominic... ...

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SSATIS Swimming Carnival events and times

2016 Southern SATIS Swimming Carnival - 3/03/2016 Best wishes to everyone for tomorrow's SSATIS swimming. For the beenfit of family supporters and contestants, session times for events can be found here: Times for events SSATIS SwimmingNicole Millikan - 7-10 Sports Coordinator ...

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7-10 assembly 2 March

Our scheduled 7-10 assembly on Wednesday 2 March was an engaging blend organised by Mrs Fraser and Mr Davey. Ms Gilligan said how pleased she was with each year level - the spirit and effort of students during this important start to the year, and the way they have helped... ...

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Children's author, Sarah Brennan, at Dominic.

On Monday and Tuesday this week, Dominic College was privileged to welcome and learn from children’s author Sarah Brennan.A Tasmanian who lives, writes and publishes in Hong Kong, Sarah currently has 12 children’s picture books available. Her books are written in verse and illustrated by Harry Harrison, who is principal... ...

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Dominic 3-6 House Swimming Carnival

On Thursday over 220 students engaged in lots of fun, cheering, socialising, laughter and of course, swimming at the 2016 Year 3-6 Dominic Swimming Carnival. It was a fantastic day and Siena House finished with a comfortable lead on top from Bosco in 2nd, Savio in 3rd and Guzman in... ...

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Year 10 get a grip on leadership.

On Monday 29 February, 20 Year 10 Student Leaders attended the GRIP Leadership Conference at the Hotel Grand Chancellor. The Dominic Leaders were amongst leaders from 15 other schools to attend this conference undertaking workshops on:Teamwork Leadership Teams Dynamic Events Removing BullyingContributionDynamic SpeechesHow to Motivate OthersHighlights of the event included... ...

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Inspiring event for Women's Day

Nearly 200 girls, their mothers and grandparents, teachers, old scholars and community leaders, joined hands at Dominic College, to help the women of the world on International Women's Day, Tuesday 8 March. The Dominic College International Women's Day breakfast has become an annual highlight for the community, and the numbers... ...

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K-2 parent literacy night

This week at the K-2 Parent Literacy workshop teaching staff focused on the development of reading in the Early Years and how parents play an integral part in this development. Presentations by Early Years Teachers explored the following areas: identifying key Pre-Reading and Early Reading skills, and ways to support... ...

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The Calling - part of The Rite Journey for Year 9

On Thursday 25 February Year 9 students attended “The Calling”, as part of their EMPOWER course, The Rite Journey. The Rite Journey is a unique educational program designed to support the development and transition of our students from children into self-aware, vital, responsible, respectful and resilient adults.Both girl and boy... ...

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Junior Talking Heads - bookings open.

WHEN: Wednesday 6 April at 7pm WHERE The Oratory Space Outstanding Drama students from Year 7 and 8 have taken up the challenge to engage with one of the most demanding, but rewarding forms of theatre, the monologue. The project focuses upon the basic theatrical equation: an actor and an... ...

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Thanks Year 5 for a very nice time!

Thanks Year 5 students and all the staff for a great Year 5 camp. And special thanks to Fr Peter, who went all that way for our lovely liturgy, and managed to get lost on the way! Year 5 superstar teachers wrote in this week's newsletter about the camp. On... ...

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Year 7-10 assembly 16 March

Our regular Year 7-10 assembly was conducted by Mr Davey and Year 10 leaders, although captains and many leaders were away representing the College at the SSATIS swimming carnival. Sona Sojan presented to the assembly on Harmony Day, and our Mission Captains on Project Compassion. Chloe Wells talked about the... ...

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Reflections from the Rector

Dear Friends As we approach Palm Sunday this week and Good Friday next week we can’t really evade the notion of suffering. It is real, it is evident, it has been a part of the human story for such a long time. Let us be perfectly clear about the suffering... ...

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Dominic College and GYC

I had the wonderful pleasure on Wednesday night of attending the Guilford Young College Ceremony of Commendation. Awards were presented to students in celebration of their Academic Achievements and their outstanding contributions to all aspects of the College during 2015. Year 12 students from 2015 are invited to return to... ...

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Year 7 camps at Fortescue Bay

Year 7 attended camp last week in House groups. Siena and Guzman went Monday-Wednesday, Savio and Bosco went Wednesday-Friday. While one group went on a 6 km hike to Bivouac Bay, the other went kayaking and did beach activities. During the hike many people got attacked by leeches! Two Houses... ...

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P&F Easter Raffle

The P&F Easter Raffle has received amazing support from all parents, students and the school community with nearly $3000 being raised in just 3 short weeks. From the donations we received, we managed to put together over 30 large hampers that were drawn on Wednesday afternoon. A huge thanks to... ...

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The quack is back

Following a highly successful launch in 2015, the Dominic Ukulele Cool Kids (DUCK) Club has recommenced in K-6 for another exciting year. Last year the DUCK Club was offered to students from Years 3 and 4, where students were given the opportunity to try something new and learn how to... ...

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Holy Week

This week, students across the College have taken the time to recall and mark the journey of Christ’s passion. Students have entered these liturgies and ceremonies with reverence and sincerity, demonstrating respect and understanding of the meaning of the Lenten Season for our faith community.Our Year 5 and 6 students... ...

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Congratulations SRC leaders

Twenty students received their SRC Leader badges today in the K-10 whole school assembly. Four students from Years 4, and 5 are elected to represent their peers on the Student Representative Council, joining the Year 6 captains and Vice-captains. In Years 7 – 9 four students from each year level... ...

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Entertaining and economical

The NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Book are here, as well as the Entertainment Digital Memberships that put all of the value of the Book on your phone. Please purchase your Entertainment™ Membership from Dominic College again to support the Br Peter Dezani Scholarship Fund. For every Entertainment Membership sold,... ...

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Playground vision

Play is a rich dimension of being human, human development and learning. Children and young people worldwide love to play and it is essential to their growth as positive, cooperative and collaborative people. Being with friends is often quoted by students as the thing they most enjoy in their lives.... ...

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Dominic debating

On the evening of Wednesday 31 March Dominic College hosted Round 2 of the Tasmanian Debating Union’s Southern Schools’ Competition. Students, teachers and parents from schools all over Hobart were present for 18 separate debates involving over 100 students.Dominic College’s involvement in this competition has grown this year, with five... ...

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Year 4 excursion to Bonorong

Last week, Year 4 students visited the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to complement their studies in History, Geography and Science. Wildlife experts presented some fascinating information about the characteristics of Tasmanian native animals, including their habitat, behaviour and breeding cycles. The students and our generous adult helpers loved meeting cuddly wombats,... ...

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Junior Talking Heads triumph

Wednesday was an intense but exciting day for cast members of our inaugural performance project, Junior Talking Heads. At 10am, over 80 students and their teachers from Austins Ferry Primary School were the first audience. The visitors were very appreciative of the opportunity to experience live performance and were also... ...

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Sabres stars visit Dominic

Dominic College students had a unique basketball training session, when 16 of the best underage girls from the Sandringham Sabres Basketball Club visited the College for an elite level clinic.The Sandringham Sabres are a hugely successful basketball club from Victoria, comprising over 60 teams, from Juniors to SEABL men’s and... ...

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Dominic College at the Derwent Festival

Fifteen Dominic College students ran the robots for visitors to our Dominic College Robotics tent at the Derwent Valley festival on Sunday 10 April. Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Selina Kinne, said the display was an extension of the activities undertaken by the Robotics Club at Dominic College, who... ...

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ANZAC Day commemorations 2016

ANZAC Day last year was the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC Landings at Gallipoli. To commemorate and honour this significant historical occasion we asked all students to get involved in their community as way of recognising and honouring the sacrifices of our forebears. Over 150 Dominic College students participated in... ...

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Dominic College students in ANZAC Day commemorations

Dominic College students, staff, families and old scholars particpated in community services across Tasmania on ANZAC Day morning. Students marched behind Dominic College banners and laid wreaths in services at Pontville, Lenah Valley, Hobart, Glenorchy and New Norfolk. Dominic College Principal, Ms Gilligan, who attended the New Norfolk ceremonies with... ...

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College gathers for ANZAC service

Our ANZAC Day service followed after ANZAC Day this year as the public holiday fell in the school holidays. We made our assembly a whole school assembly on Wednesday and both kindergarten classes were then able to join the rest of the school for the commemoration.Our Catafalque Party, made up... ...

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Year 7-10 parent/teacher interviews

We have had a successful start to Term 2 this week. As we progress through the first half of the academic year it is important to connect with and gain feedback from our parents. Building strong relationships and communicating effectively with our parents is vital in ensuring that your child... ...

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Mice and bears in the castle!

Last term saw both Kinder groups blossom as young learners, developing in confidence as they began their journey at Dominic College. It has been wonderful to see our Kinder students back to school ready for their second term with so much excitement and energy!Our Kinder Classroom has transformed once again... ...

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7-10 Term 2 sports news

Tonight we have waterpolo rosters kicking off with our combined 7-10 boys team (in the 9/10 roster) playing at 6.30pm, coached once again by College parent and old scholar, Mr Nathan Golding. Thank you, Nathan, for the excellent work you do.Due to insufficient numbers, our girls have combined with Mackillop... ...

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Big Creative Arts events coming up this term

There are some exciting events happening in the Creative Arts Department in Term 2. Senior Drama students have begun working on a production of AFTERSHOCKS, a verbatim theatre piece about the Newcastle earthquake which occurred on 28 December, 1989. The play focuses upon the people who were at the Newcastle... ...

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DOSA Football - Rounds 1-4

The Old Scholars Football roster got underway on Saturday 9 April at the TCA, and the Dominic Old Scholars had a mixed bag in their Round 1 games against University. The reserves fell behind earlier, but managed to catch and pass their opponents for a gritty win. Our seniors, however,... ...

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Feast Day celebrations

On Wednesday 4 May the whole College celebrated the Feast Day for our Salesian Saints, St John Bosco and St Dominic Savio. Later in the year we again celebrate a different Feast Day, for our Dominican Saints, St Catherine of Siena and St Dominic Guzman. On this week's Feast Day,... ...

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Tasmania's biggest school Boot Camp session

Military Mumma and her team of Personal Trainers will be at Dominic to test our strength, fitness and ability to have some fun! Following the 7-10 assembly on Wednesday, the Savio Centre will be alive to the pounding rhythm of fett, music and commands.All 7-10 students are to get involved,... ...

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7-10 assembly - 11 May

Following the all school assembly to commemorate ANZAC Day, and the all school Mass to celebrate our Feast Day, today, Wednesday 11 May, was the first opportunity in Term 2 for 7-10 students to have their regular gathering.Knowing Mr Davey was keen to finish the assembly early to get Mr... ...

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The biggest school Boot Camp session ever.

Over 500 students from Year 7 to 10, plus staff from all parts of the College and a group of Military Mumma personal trainers, combined in the Savio Centre for what must be Tasmania's biggest school indoor Boot Camp session ever today. Music, action, a series of tough exercise routines... ...

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Year 9 Rite Journey continues with The Departure

On Tuesday, Year 9 students and their parents/guardians gathered in the Savio Centre to take part in ‘The Departure’, one of the ceremonies that occurs as part of The Rite Journey – Year 9 EMPOWER Program.We asked parents/guardians to bring in up to five things that represent their son/daughter’s childhood... ...

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Murder in the laboratory!

Ms Gilligan writes: This week it was a pleasure to observe our Director of Science K-10, Ms Jane Mallay teach her Year 9/10 Science Extended students a hand-on Forensic Science lesson, and see our teaching and learning beliefs enacted in a highly engaging lesson on DNA.Students entered a cordoned off... ...

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Commendation of students: Diamond Awards

At our 7-10 Assembly this week, 15 students were commended on receiving Diamond Awards for their Term 1 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... ...

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Taswater talks to Year 2 students

Educator, Ms Kate Beard, came in to talk to our Year 2 students on Monday 16 May, as part of Taswater's corporate community education goals. Kate explained Taswater was responsible for managing the collection, treatment and distribution of water used in our homes. Students were able to recall many important... ...

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Year 10 work experience

You can see photos on our website gallery: Year 10 Work Experience. We will add some more photos as they come in next week. ...

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Rector's message

I love the great feasts of the Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity our Church celebrates at the end of Easter. They are all rich in meaning and so relevant to our Christian life. The Ascension celebrates Jesus return to his Father and the commissioning of the disciples to continue his work... ...

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Spooky disco Friday 13th

Our Spooky Disco was held on Friday 13 May, for the fi rst time in The Oratory Space and was a very successful and enjoyable night. We had double the numbers of students for both discos compared to last year so that was fantastic - over 150 for K-2... ...

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OzBosco 2016

Six years in a row and OzBosco continues to amaze me. Every year over 200 young people gather together to celebrate the life of Saint John Bosco and the legacy he left for us. In an atmosphere alive with music, dancing, games, passion, love and joy it is easy to... ...

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Commemorate and donate with Art by Esther Shohet

Many of you will have noticed the strikingly beautiful painting in Grantleigh's entry, of Esther Shohet's view of the world of Dominic College.Esther, a College parent, and celebrated international artist, agreed to create this piece especially for the College. Esther generously offered to also produce a range of branded household... ...

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Water Polo shoot out

Mr Cameron Golding coached the 9/10 boys Waterpolo team last Friday evening, 20 May filling in for their normal super-coach, Mr Nathan Golding. The temporary coach was seriously excited by the performance of the team, as can be seen by his report: On Friday night the Dominic boys Waterpolo team... ...

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Senior drama students present 'Aftershocks'

Senior Drama students are working on a production of AFTERSHOCKS, a verbatim theatre piece about the Newcastle earthquake which occurred on 28 December, 1989. The play focuses upon the people who were at the Newcastle Workers Club when it was hit. It is a complex and demanding undertaking. Performances will... ...

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Commitment shown in 7-10 Cross Country Carnival

Dominic College 7-10 House cross Country Carnival on Friday 27 May was a great day of endeavour and fun.There were eight races (boys and girls, u/13, u/14, u/15 & open) in three course lengths, each of covered many aspects of our beautiful grounds. All races commenced on the oval,where students... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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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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 over... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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 of... ...

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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... ...

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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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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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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... ...

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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 Tasmania’s... ...

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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 College... ...

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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 Wednesday,... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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.... ...

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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? NAIDOC stands for... ...

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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.... ...

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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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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... ...

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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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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... ...

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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... ...

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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 and attendance... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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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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,... ...

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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... ...

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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 booked through... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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 features... ...

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TCEC Awards to Dominic personalities

During Catholic Education Week, the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission (TCEC) recognises people who have given significant and dedicated service to Catholic Education in Tasmania.We would like to congratulate the Chair of our College Council and former Dominic Principal, Fr Bernie Graham SDB who last night received the highest and most... ...

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Academic Awards presented at assembly

Awards and achievements were on our cultural agenda this week with the Olympics looming large. At our 7-10 assembly we recognised and celebrated the academic achievements of our outstanding students. Students who received three or more awards were acknowledged with certificates to mark their academic success. These students have shown... ...

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Participation is the key

Participation is the Key. Each year the 7-10 Houses battle to win the Aggregate Shield. This shield accumulates the points from four key areas – Sport, Academia, Mission and Creative Arts. Students can earn points for talent, particularly in terms of Academic Awards and Achievement and results within Sporting Carnivals... ...

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Science Week at Dominic

This year as part of Science Week we decided our senior students would create hands-on wow-but-fun Science activities that would engage students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our Year 9/10 students from the two Physical Science classes researched, adapted and created 10-minute activities that would have the K-6 students involved... ...

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Ella's Olympic grandfather

Year 6 student, Ella Freeman, has enjoyed watching the Olympics, and was proud to share the news that her grandfather, Gerald Freeman, was a competitor at the Rome Olympics in 1960. Gerald Freeman was a boxing star as a young man who went on to win six Tasmanian Open... ...

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Kate's artwork is a hit.

Dominic College’s biennial Creative Arts festival is two weeks away, and when it came time to choose a student’s art to feature in the publicity for the Festival, the Creative Arts teachers agreed: the artwork of Year 10 student, Kate Lovell, was the first choice! You might have noticed her... ...

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Year 7-9 Subject choices

The Subject Handbook is available on the web site for viewing and downloading now. Please read the introductory pages to assist with understanding the process for choosing electives.You can go to the link here: 2017 Subject handbook. Web Preferences Manager will be open at 7.30pm Thursday and will be closed... ...

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Canteen changes

Centralisation of the Canteen and relocation of the Uniform Shop updateBuilding works for the new uniform shop are planned to start on Monday 12 September 2016. The College has been working very hard to ensure these works can start as soon as possible as the start date of the Creative... ...

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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 lunchtime... ...

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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 the... ...

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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 is... ...

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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 some high-energy... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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 high... ...

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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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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,... ...

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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... ...

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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.com/NORTHERN TERRITORYOur Northern Territory Trip is fast approaching! Students who... ...

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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 speeches,... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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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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... ...

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Franklin v Denison Football and Netball

On Wednesday Dominic College hosted the annual 5/6 Catholic Denison v Franklin Football and Netball representative matches at the College. The weather started well for the football game and the football teams were in amazing spirits as they competed in a highly-skilled match with the best players in Hobart. As... ...

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Netball Firsts at Silverdome

On Tuesday our firsts of the school netball team travelled to the Launceston Silverdome to compete with five other schools in the Tassie Hawks Cup. The girls played two matches, the first against St Patrick’s College where St Pat’s managed to come away with a narrow 27-23 win, and in... ...

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Grandparents Day 2016

What a wonderful day we had for our Grandparents Day on Wednesday 14 Spetember! Our students were delighted and overwhelmed by having their Grandparents join them in the classrooms. In particular it was delightful to see Lucy in Year 1A; she was speechless when her Grandparents arrived from Launceston when... ...

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RAW Challenge

This year the Adventure Recreation elective class has had a strong focus on developing students' leadership and interpersonal skills through challenging activities. For the first time ever, Dominic College students were able to put themselves to the test and participate in the Raw Challenge at Baskerville Raceway. The course had... ...

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Guest chef visit from Wrest Point

The annual guest chef ‘performance’ has become an eagerly anticipated event on the Year 10 Advanced Food Studies calendar. This year we were privileged to have chef de cuisine from Wrest Point, Mr Kent Sullivan, visit us Monday 12 September, to demonstrate the production of a 3-course meal, using a... ...

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Parents & Friends News

It has been a very busy month for the P&F with lots of events happening and even more coming up next term.We had a great turnout of volunteers for our Fathers Day Stall and we had a great range and variety of gifts. The stall was well supported by all... ...

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Year 5 Taster Day, with Year 9/10 students

On Tuesday 20 September, Year 9 students exercised leadership in their participation in the College Year 5 Taster Day. Four schools were invited to participate in activities to showcase Dominic’s broad range of subjects. These schools were St Paul’s, St Therese’s, St Brigid’s, and our Dominic College Year 5 classes.... ...

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EMPOWER presents Embrace

The Dominic College Empower Program would love to invite our girls, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and female friends to a very special viewing of Taryn Brumfitt’s documentary – Embrace.When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photograph in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million worldwide and... ...

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World Teachers' Day

Schools across Australia celebrate World Teachers’ Day on 5 October each year. This event was inaugurated in 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and complex work of teachers in our society. We, too, at Dominic College salute our teachers and... ...

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Tech Team Summit in Hobart

Six Dominic College teachers and staff were among participants in the first EdTechTeam Summit held in Tasmania, featuring Google for Education. Over the two days during the term break, Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 September our staff members attended a range of sessions aimed at empowering them with new tools... ...

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2006 Reunion

The Class of 2006 had their first, ten years, reunion on Saturday 8 October - with a meet and tour of the College in the afternoon, and a reunion in the evening at Hotel Soho.The afternoon tour was very interesting for the 13 ex-students. Meeting upstairs in Grantleigh, they enjoyed... ...

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3-6 & K-2 Athletics Carnivals postponed

Further to my news item below, we have now rescheduled K-2 and Year 3-6 Athletics as follows: 3-6 Athletics Carnival Tuesday 18 October from 11.00am - 3.00pmK-2 Athletics Carnival Wednesday 2 November from 10.00am - 12.55pmThis is how we assessed the conditions before postponing the carnival earlier this week:Unfortunately the... ...

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Assembly celebrates determination, contribution and success

Our 7-10 assembly was a rewarding occasion, as a range of students were congratulated on their determination, spirit, contributions and successes from Term 3.Director of Creative Arts, Mr Mike O'Brien, reflected on the hundreds of students and families who were involved in the successful Creative Arts Festival in Hobart's creative... ...

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Music soirees coming up

Dominic College music students are looking forward to presenting their work in upcoming soirees.On Monday 31 October and Tuesday 1 November, we will be presenting two Music Soirees. The purpose of these events is to allow all students who are having instrumental lessons the opportunity to perform and showcase their... ...

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Dominic College students perform in Seniors Week

Dominic College students made a Seniors Week visit to Glenview Nursing Home last week.Dominic College has developed a strong relationship with Glenview Nursing Home in recent years. Students have participated in their lantern festival, performed concerts for the residents and helped hang Christmas decorations, and in return, residents have come... ...

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Year 6 student performs with Russian Ballet

Year 6 student, Ariarne Roberts, had a professional start to her potential dance career recently, performing in Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, with the visiting Russian Ballet. The performances were on 12-13 October at the Theatre Royal. Ariarne had been practising for about two months every Sunday. Ariarne joined a 3-hour master... ...

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International Mens Day Breakfast 2016

Our special guest for International Mens Day breakfast this year is old scholar and dancemaster, Andrew Palmer, Class of 1995. Many will know of Andrew's recent work with our K-2 students in the successful Dance, Baby, Dance week, culminating in an entertaining concert in our Savio Centre.Now, in November, Andrew... ...

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Congrats to students at the Hobart Show

Art and photography from a large number of Dominic College students was on display at the Hobart Show this week in the YouthArt exhibition.Students work was awarded prizes and certificates in a number of categories, including Year 7/8 art where Alyssa Haremza won second place, and Libby Fry third. Chloe... ...

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Parents & Friends News

On Sunday 16 October we held a very successful Family Photo Day. The day was fully booked and all families looked very happy with their photos. A massive thank you to Michael Webb, for donating his time to capture beautiful family images and to Nanette Dowling for organising and helping... ...

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Blessing and opening of recent work

On Monday 24 October Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz officially opened the Founders Link at Dominic College. Fr John Papworth SDB, a former Principal and Rector of the College blessed the redeveloped classrooms of the Bosco Wing and the newly constructed Founders Link. This program was partly funded by the... ...

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K-10 assembly: 70 years of our Salesians at Glenorchy

On Wednesday 26 October the College held a very special assembly to mark a significant anniversary in the life of Dominic College. Next month, in November it will be 70 years since our first Salesian brothers and priests came here to Glenorchy and established a home and school to educate... ...

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School Fees

Further to the information emailed to all current and future families recently, we would like to remind parents and guardians of the fee arrangements for next year. 2017 FeesThe 2017 Fee Schedule, detailing the fees that will apply next year, is available from the College Website or from the Business... ...

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DOSA Football Best & Fairest 2016

DOSA Football concluded its season functions with the annual Best & Fairest Dinner last Wednesday evening at the Hobart Yacht Club. A large number of players, their WAGs, families and supporters listened to the end of season news, reflected on an excellent season, tempered by defeat in the finals, and... ...

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All Souls' Day

On Wednesday this week the College Chapel was open all day. Teachers and students were encouraged to pay a visit, to light a candle in honour of a loved one who has died and pray in silence and thanksgiving for them. The Catholic Church stands apart from some other Christian... ...

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Music soirees

This week was a hive of activity for our music students and their teachers. On Monday and Tuesday evening just over 50 students from Prep to Year 9 showcased their talents in our annual Soiree. Many younger students were performing in public for the first time. Instruments featured were guitar,... ...

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Music - Count Us In 2016

Nearly 2000 students from eight schools became a massed choir at this annual Hobart event held on the Bellerive Boardwalk on Thursday. Our 7-10 Concert Band, the combined DUCK Clubs and the Years 3/4 and 5/6 choirs all performed. John X compered the event. At 12.30 all students joined together... ...

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Leadership speeches for College Captains 2017

On Wednesday 2 November, students from Years 7-9 were privileged to hear the speeches given for the election of the 2017 School Captains. Students were required to write a letter of application, stating why they would like to be Captain of our College. Following this application, students were invited to... ...

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College Fair a fantastic community day

The Dominic College Community Fair held on Friday 4 November was yet another special success for the hard-working Parents & Friends.Despite threatening gales, our intrepid band of staff and volunteers worked hard to have everything ready for the 3.30pm start, and were a bit 'close to the wind' with the... ...

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K-2 athletics carnival 2016

How much fun was that!On Wednesday we held the rescheduled K-2 Athletics Carnival at Dominic in what was fantastic atmosphere. The parents and friends of the Dominic Community were out in full force on the day with what, at times, looked like the “paparazzi” on the finish line with so... ...

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Men's Day Breakfast 2016

On Thursday 10 November, the College celebrated International Men’s Day with a breakfast in the Savio Centre for over 100 of our boys and men.International Men’s Day is celebrated in over 60 countries across the world. It is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and, in particular their... ...

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Kinder 2017 orientation

The first of four Kindergarten Orientation sessions was held on Tuesday 8 November. Throughout the day 60 students, some excited and some apprehensive, explored their new surroundings and participated in many activities. This is an invaluable time for them to meet our teachers, become familiar with their new environment and... ...

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Year 10 exams begin soon

It is an important time for our Year 10 students as they focus on their upcoming exams, which begin with English on Friday 18 November. In preparation, students are encouraged to create a study timetable, to print out their exam timetable and place it in a prominent place. You can... ...

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Remembrance Day Service

On Wednesday 9 November students from Years 3-10 gathered together in the Savio Centre to recognise Remembrance Day. This year is the 100th anniversary of many of the significant and horrific battles that occurred on the Western Front. Our keynote speaker Ms Gilligan spoke eloquently on the significance of this... ...

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Year 7-10 House Swimming Carnival 2016

Huge congratulations to all who participated in the 7-10 swimming carnival, held on Tuesday 8 November at the Hobart Aquatic Centre, either through competing in the events, or helping out with time-keeping and judging roles on the day. The carnival ran smoothly thanks to the combined efforts of the staff... ...

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Media Arts short film

Media Arts students finalised their short film entries to the MyState Film Festival. This was a natural progression from their One Minute Film assignment completed in Term 2 and provided the opportunity to expand and extend their filmmaking skills and understanding. Being a competition in the public arena it carried... ...

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Super Saturday!

Saturday 19 November was really a Super Saturday for Dominic College.Brilliant sunshine welcomed our festive staff and students as they rendezvoused for the 2016 Hobart Christmas Pageant. Great costumed angels, shepherds and elves held up fantastic stars and banners held high on bamboo poles.Students and staff had worked hard on... ...

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National Excellence in Teaching Award

Last week we received news that our K-2 Teaching & Learning Coordinator and Literacy Support teacher, Mrs Jane Doyle has been awarded a National Excellence in Teaching Award.Jane is one of three Tasmanian educators who has been awarded this national recognition this year, involving a selection process within a field... ...

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New Uniform Shop opening soon

The Uniform Shop redevelopment is progressing well and is expected to be finished on time. To enable the setup and transfer of stock to the new site, the uniform shop will be closed from Monday 21 November 2016 to Friday 25 November 2016.Once the new shop is opened on Monday... ...

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A bit of Mr Chips

Mr Oliver Morgan, Dominic College old scholar, Class of 2008, has completed his practical at Dominic College, this term. There was a nice little item in the most recent edition of Veritas, suggested by Fr Frank Bertagnolli, about the cumulative 60 years of my family’s association with Dominic.In 2017 I... ...

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Congratulations to Daniel Warwarek, Australian champion.

Year 10 student, Daniel Warwarek missed his graduation ceremony, but he has an excuse.Daniel was in Cairns competing in the Australian National Amateur Boxing Championships, representing Tasmania, under the auspices of the Claremont Boxing Club.His family said he has been boxing for four years and this was the first time... ...

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Year 10 Graduation Mass at St John's

With their final Year 10 exam in the morning on Thursday 24 November, Year 10 students had an afternoon sharing lunch, and reflecting with their peers and staff on their memories, their friendships and their time at Dominic College.Students readied themselves for their formal graduation Mass at St John's Church,... ...

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Annual Awards Ceremony success

There was so much talent and good will on display at the annual end-of-year Dominic College Year 6-10 Awards ceremony in the Savio Centre on Friday 25 November.Students and staff, family and friends, plus local community and special guests, witnessed a remarkable group of students congratulated for their academic results,... ...

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Future VET Pathways

A number of students from Dominic have chosen to enrol in VET studies at GYC in 2017. Below, they share why they have chosen to study VET:Sam Peters (Hospitality) I have chosen Hospitality as my VET course next year because, I love cooking and it’s my passion, I plan to... ...

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Women in Parliament

On Wednesday 30 November, Kalia and I joined girls from a number of schools in Parliament House to learn about females in politics: how things worked, what went on and how women make an impact in our government. We started our day with a warm welcome from old scholar and... ...

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Old scholars Christmas Eve Mass

The old scholars Christmas Eve Mass is not just for old scholars. DOSA Chairman, Tony Webb, and stalwart and Diane Cerritelli, invite all old scholars, and all members of the Dominic College community, to worship and celebrate Christmas at the traditional Christmas Eve Mass in the College Chapel.We will start... ...

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What does Advent mean?

We so often hear rather glibly that Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas but what does that mean? Work out the invitation lists as to who is coming for Christmas dinner, getting the kids to put up the Christmas tree, or running through a checklist of ensuring all... ...

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Year 7 2017 Orientation

On Wednesday 30 November, 120 fresh new 2017 Dominic College Year 7s embarked on Orientation Day. The morning started with an introduction by Ms Gilligan, detailing how this group will spend the next four years together and eventually be the Class of 2020. Although scary to think, some of the... ...

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Huge last day House competition

On Friday 16 December, the final day of Term 4 2016, students will have assemblies, clean-up and an Advent Mass in the morning. Our Year 7-9 Student Representative Council, have designed an afternoon event and all students from Years 5-9 will be involved in a large game of House v... ...

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Most popular names at Dominic College 2016

What are the most popular names at Dominic College? Can you guess? There are 929 students listed in the 2016 Yearbook, and there are 490 different first names. There are an amazing 341 students who have first names shared with no other student. The most popular boys and girls names... ...

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Lost and found

Toby has been lost and found, on the College grounds this morning, and is enjoying a little holiday in our new stables.Spotted on the oval by curious staff early this morning, he was expertly wrangled by Mr Reinbach and Nr Nolan, and safely tucked in with some feed and water... ...

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Year 8 camp - girls report

Camp was a great experience for all of us, leading us to the beginning of our Year 9 Rite Journey. For some students it was about overcoming fears, learning new things and having new experiences and for others it refreshed our minds, made us think differently and have time to... ...

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SYDC Retreat

Last weekend, 36 students from Years 8-10 attended a retreat in the Savio Hub. This was an opportunity for Year 8s (soon to be Year 9s) to join the group and for some outgoing Year 10s to pass on their experiences and wisdom from their time with Salesian Youth of... ...

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K-2 Carols in the Savio Centre

A large and supportive audience of parents and families enjoyed an entertaining performance of carols and the Christmas story from our Kindergarten to Year 2 students, on Wednesday 7 December. Costumes were very impressive, whether angels, shepherds, wise men and wise women, or animals.Year 1 presented Silent Night, Kinders gave... ...

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Year 10s final collection

Year 10 students returned for their last official job this morning, Monday 12 December, when students came back to the College to collect their documents and materials.They began to gather early and had the chance to talk to Mr Williams managing the buses.References, reports, USBs with graduation dinner photos, their... ...

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Year 6 graduation assembly

Year 6 students had a big day today, Monday 12 December, to start their final week of Term 4.All our Year 6 students lined up outside a crowded Savio Centre to receive the congratulations of the younger students as they entered the assembly.There were welcomes and singing, prayers and speeches.... ...

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Final day of Term 4

The final day of Term 4, Friday 16 December, was an excellent day of celebration and fun. Students were involved with administration in the morning, cleaning up classrooms, cleaning out lockers, readying to take home their Christmas craft and gifts, talking to teachers about their plans for the summer break,... ...

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Don't be a "Summer Slider"!

Over 100 years of research confirms the phenomenon referred to as ‘summer slide’ (White, 1906). This body of research has shown that during the summer children can lose the equivalent of two months of Maths and English achievement. (Cooper, Nye, Charlton, & Greathouse, 1996).How can you prevent this ‘summer slide’... ...

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Leaders for 2017 inaugurated

On Thursday we officially inducted our 2017 College student leaders, in a beautiful ceremony in the Savio Centre. Students received blessed badges and ties, were presented to the College community and recited their act of dedication together. We are very proud of all of them and are sure they will... ...

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Magic moments in 2016 for Creative Arts

For the last issue of the newsletter for 2016, magic moments chosen by the Creative Arts staff.Music Count Us In was an exciting day of celebration, which saw all K-6 students participating in the national simultaneous singing event. K-1 students filled the playground with their beautiful voices, while Year 2-6... ...

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Sad news of Mrs Edwards' death

It is with sadness that I write to inform you that Mrs Jenny Edwards, one of our K-6 Teacher Assistants, passed away very suddenly Thursday morning. Jenny collapsed at a bus stop in Claremont and despite efforts by bystanders, the police and ambulance officers, could not be revived. This... ...

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Christmas Eve Mass in the Chapel

Once again, Old Scholars and their families gathered in the Dominic Chapel for the traditional Mass on Christmas Eve, beginning with carols at 9.30pm lead by the beautiful choir with thanks to Ann Loring at the helm, ably assisted by Tony Gregs on keyboard. Dominic College Rector, Fr. Peter Rankin... ...

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Back to school bus services

Dominic College has been advised that Metro, Redline, O’Driscoll & Creswell School Buses will be running as normal from Thursday 2 February. Please note that as Metro will be running their service for Dominic Students, the buses will be signed Charter with route number on the first few days. As... ...

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​Have you updated your Dominic College App?

As parents and students prepare to return for the 2017 academic year we would like to remind users of the College App to ensure they have updated the ‘tags’ for which they wish to receive news. For example, if you had the Year 6 news tagged and your child is... ...

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2017 Dominic College Calendar

Our Dominic College 2017 Calendar is being printed in January and will be posted home to our families before school commences. You can access our electronic calendar here: Website calendar.Or you can view and download a pdf of the printed calendar (not interactive and without links) here: 2017 printed calendar.We... ...

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Japanese Festival in Hobart

Happy New Year! Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy year for 2017, the Year of the Rooster. Susie Allan (Aran sensei) and I are very excited about the year ahead and sharing our passion and knowledge about Japan and Japanese with students from Kindergarten... ...

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Discovery picnic at Dominic

Over 100 children from Early Learning Centres had great fun on our ovals today. Our Dominic Vacation Care hosted children and staff from four Discovery Early Learning Centers, with games, barbecues and activities on a perfect day.The children gave our swings in the new playground a thorough work-out and pronounced... ...

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The special K-6 Meet and Greet afternoon is on this week

K-6 Meet and Greet is on Tuesday 31 January from 4pm-6pm.The K-6 Meet and Greet is for all K-6 students and their parents - you are welcome to visit your child's classroom and talk to their teacher for 2017. Parents and students should go straight to their child's classroom on... ...

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International Women's Day breakfast 8 March 2017

International Women's Day is celebrated 8 March all around the world and is an opportunity to commemorate the achievements of girls and women, locally and globally.At Dominic College, we will mark this day with a wonderful gathering of girls and women from our community. Girls in Years 5-10 and their... ...

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College staff welcome new members at Mass

After a 3-day induction last week, new staff were welcomed and made their commitment to the students of the College at ou staff Mass on Monday 30 January.All staff returned to work on Monday for three days of preparation, organisation and friendship, as the College gets ready to welcome back... ...

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Important traffic management changes

There will be significant changes to the College’s traffic management for the start of the school term to accommodate the work site of the Creative Arts Building Project. The main changes to be aware of are: The gravel carpark will be a car-free zone from the start of Term 1.... ...

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Dominic students in UTAS science group

Four of our excellent science students attended the UTAS Summer school in January. Indy Brideson reports:From 23 to 25 January, Dominic College students, Megan Brennan, Breanna Brennan, Shiona Kondo, and I participated in the UTAS Science Experience. The annual UTAS Science Experience is aimed at Year 10 students, especially those... ...

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Upcoming Community Mass for Mrs Jenny Edwards RIP

We sadly recommenced our school year without our warm and generous Teacher Assistant, Mrs Jenny Edwards. Jenny was taken swiftly and unexpectedly from her family and from our community in December 2016. May Jenny rest in eternal peace. Now with our God Creator, we want to give thanks for Jenny’s... ...

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Students report on Don Bosco summer camp

Some of our Year 9 and 10 students attended a summer camp - the Don Bosco Camp - in Safety Beach, Victoria. Summer camp was an amazing experience - it was a fun and social event. We all made a bunch of new life-long friends, some of whom are either... ...

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Launch into Learning: Pre-kinder

Dominic College commenced its Launch into Learning Program for pre-kinder children and their parents in 2017. This program recognises and reinforces our philosophy that parents are the primary educators and that the nature and quality of children’s experiences in the first phase of their life, before they commence school, are... ...

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World Read Aloud Day celebrated

This year World Read Aloud Day grew even bigger at Dominic College. Older students joined their younger schoolmates to enjoy short stories, picture books and other engaging texts. Not only was it a wonderful opportunity to interact with fellow students from different year levels, but it also allowed the younger... ...

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World Challenge opportunity

Dominic College is proud and excited to introduce a new Immersion Learning Opportunity for 2017.World Challenge is the ‘Trip of a Lifetime’ and in 2017 the opportunity to travel to Cambodia for three weeks is available to all Year 9 and 10 students at the conclusion of this year (December).World... ...

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Relay for Life challenge

Every two years Dominic College staff and students are involved in the Relay for Life. The Relay for Life is a fundraiser to raise money and remember those people who are affected by cancer. It is an overnight walk held at the Domain Athletics Centre. Many people in our community... ...

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Old scholars honoured at Dominic College

Congratulations to Fr Denis Allen, Dr Ian McShane, Dr Karen Westwood and Dr Olivia Rundle, on their induction into Dominic College's Hall of Achievement.The Hall of Achievement aims to celebrate the history of the school and the lives of the people who have been shaped by their education at Dominic... ...

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DOSA Football getting ready

With six weeks left to the start of the Old Scholars Football season, the team is looking good. We have had over 55 participants at training and the team has been working hard on their fitness and game style. DOSA have picked up new Assistant Coaches Jake Briggs and Gareth... ...

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The Calling - part of Year 9's Rite Journey program

On Thursday 23 February Year 9 students attended “The Calling”, as part of their EMPOWER program, The Rite Journey. The Rite Journey is a unique educational program designed to support the development and transition of our students from children into self-aware, vital, responsible, respectful and resilient adults. In Year 9... ...

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The Creative Arts Project

The Creative Arts Project is off to a great start in Term 1, on the journey to transform the ground floor of the old Middle School Art and Craft Electives Block. This level once housed the metalwork rooms, and most recently The Anzac Buffet space and Uniform Shop. The project... ...

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Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

The word shrove is a form of the English word shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins. Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the custom for Christians to be “shriven” before the start of Lent. On this day the tradition is to eat pancakes – to feast on... ...

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Music's opening note

Music is now underway and the symphony of offerings will have students humming along.Private instrumental lessons have started for the year, and 89 students have taken up this valuable opportunity. Excellent work!Six professional tutors are employed by the College to teach students privately in Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Guitar, Ukulele, Trumpet,... ...

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Year 3-6 swimming carnival won by sharks

The Savio sharks took out the Year 3-6 House Swimming Carnival trophy but with such spirit and competition everyone's a winner.On Thursday, Year 3-6 were in fantastic spirits as they participated in the 2017 Swimming Carnival at the Clarence Pool. The day was very enjoyable and our students should be... ...

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Opening Mass and Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday 1 March, the College celebrated our Opening Mass and Ash Wednesday liturgy. Fr Bernie Graham SDB, Vice Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco, presided over the Mass with the assistance of Fr Nick Castelyns SDB.Our College student leaders led the service with prayers as we gave thanks... ...

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2017/2018 Entertainment Book

Once again the College will be selling Entertainment Books for 2017/18 with 20% from every Membership going towards the Br Dezani Scholarship Fund.Purchase online or via the Business Office and Student Services Offices with both physical Books and Digital memberships available at $65.00Pre-purchase before 3 May to receive Early Bird... ...

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Student indigenous art

The 2017 NAIDOC poster competition is on and entries are open to all talented artists over the age of 13 across Australia, including our own Aimee Hogan, with this beautiful entry. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and... ...

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Animal kingdom

In our new Animal Husbandry and Marine Science 9/10 elective, nearly all the students have their animals on site. Animals include rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, week-old calves, Alpacas, a miniature goat, Toggenburg goats, a pony, donkeys, sheep, homing pigeons and chickens. We also have frogs and soon will include dragon... ...

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International Women's Day breakfast at Dominic College

International Women’s Day highlights the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, past and present, and focuses on today's women supporting and encouraging each other for the next generation to progress even further.On Wednesday morning, 165 Year 5-10 girls and their mothers, guardians, grandmothers, staff members and special guests... ...

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Prayer for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Harassment

Friday 17 is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Harassment. We would like all our students, staff and everyone in our community to think about how they can help do the right thing, in their daily lives.Dear Lord,Please guide us to be better friends, classmates, role models and... ...

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Indigenous students excursion to TMAG

On Friday 10 March 2017, 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Dominic College participated in a Cultural Program held at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.Named tunapri rrala (meaning strong knowledge), this program celebrated the creativity and resilience of the Tasmanian Aboriginal women who have passed the tradition... ...

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Kitean's Pink Stumps Day

Kitean Aitken (Year 6 Vice Captain) plays for the Lindisfarne Junior Cricket Club (Under 13) and they made their competition’s Grand Final, played on Sunday 5 March at Lindisfarne. The Sunday prior, Kitean explained he wanted to have a Pink Stumps game to fundraise some money for Cancer support. His... ...

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Athletics success for Sam

Year 9 student, Samuel Walker, has been successful in qualifying in the T38 classification for the upcoming Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney in two weeks. Samuel is currently registered with the University Athletics Club and his recent 100m and 200m times place him as fastest in his age group and... ...

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Year 7 camp stories

On camp we undertook a really big hike - a 5km walk to and from Bivouac Bay to stay the night. When we got to camp we prepared our sleeping gear. After we had all our things ready we had about 5 to 10 minutes to relax, before we had... ...

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K-6 Pastoral Care: What a week!

There have been many wonderful Pastoral Care events over the last week; Year 5 had an important whole-year at Far South Wilderness Camp; we looked at the idea of inclusion on the National Day Against Bullying and we recognised the importance of ‘Everyone Belongs’ on Harmony Day. On Friday 17... ...

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DOSA ready for Round 1

The Old Scholars Football Association has released the 2017 roster, and DOSA hosts University in a huge Round 1 fixture at the TCA.Snowy - old scholar Brendan Loveless - plays his 363rd game for DOSA, breaking the record previously held by the great Tom Jarvis.The team has been prepared well... ...

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100 years of service

Congratulations to Mr Warwick Cardamatis, Mrs Jane Doyle, Mr Rocco Mangione and Mr David Reinbach, who received awards for 25 years of service to Catholic Education in Tasmania from the TCEO at St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday 23 March.These four Dominic College teachers were among 25 teachers recognised and honoured,... ...

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P&F news 24 March

Term 1 is flying by and we have three major events on in the next few weeks.Our Easter Raffle is up and running and donations and raffle tickets are starting to come into the school offices, so thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Please remember you can... ...

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Parent Literacy Night Part 11

This week saw the second in the series of planned Literacy Presentations for parents with children in K-6. On Wednesday evening a large number of parents joined the Year 3–6 teachers to find out more about spelling strategies they can use to support their child’s learning at home. The evening... ...

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Dominic old scholars feature in GYC awards

On Thursday 16 March, Guilford Young College held their Commendation Ceremony for students who were outstanding achievers in 2016. Many of the recipients were Dominic College Old Scholars.Ms Michelle Harris was Master of Ceremonies, and awards were presented by The Most Reverend Julian Porteous DD assisted by Mr Craig Deayton,... ...

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Year 5 camp stories

Year 5 experienced their first Dominic camp last week when they spent three days at Far South Wilderness Lodge. The theme of the camp was “Let your Light Shine” and the children explored how they could let their inner selves shine in order to be more like Christ. The many... ...

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Cultural Immersion trips

This week, students, and families of students, who have signed up for our Year 9 Northern Territory and Year 10 Japan experiences, came along to an information night. giving details about the trips and allowing all to ask questions and discuss their expectations of these experiences with the staff who... ...

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Dancing class visits JDW

An annual event that is beginning to be a rite of passage for Dance students at Dominic is the much anticipated visit to Miss Jenina’s JDW Dance Workshop Studios situated near the school in Bosco Drive. This week, both the Year 8 Dance class and the Senior Dance class visited... ...

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Outstanding support for Relay For Life by students, staff and families

On 25 and 26 March, Dominic College participated in the Relay for Life, for the second time.2017 was an extra special year following the shock news our loved College Principal, Ms Beth Gilligan, was diagnosed with cancer. Together, the students and staff wanted to make the 2017 Relay extra special.... ...

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Mini-Vinnies Sausage Sizzle for Project Compassion

Our Mini-Vinnies Sausage Sizzle is the first of a number of fun events we have planned!This year, Mrs Rootes, our K-6 Religious Education Coordinator has developed a Mini Vinnies Group. It’s based on the work of St Vincent de Paul and helps students put the gospel values into action. All... ...

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ANZAC Day services 2017

To commemorate and honour the 100th Anniversary two years ago, of the ANZAC Landings at Gallipoli, we asked all Dominic College students to get involved in their community as a way of recognising and honouring the sacrifices of our forebears. Over 150 Dominic College students participated in numerous parades and... ...

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K-6 Open Classroom for parents and carers

Dear Parents and CarersYou are invited to share in your child’s learning at Dominic College through our K–6 Open Classroom Afternoon. The Open Classroom Afternoon will give you the opportunity to spend time in your child’s classroom and participate in learning activities.The afternoon will begin at 1.45pm. All K- 6... ...

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival

Thank you all for your amazing contribution to yesterday’s carnival. The carnival went off without a hitch and we were blessed with some amazing weather. Attendance was the best we’ve had in years and student participation and spirit was exceptional. Congratulations to Savio for their popular victory, in a close... ...

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DOSA Football begins with new and old success

Four old schoalrs played their first game, and one played his 363rd game on Saturday!The Old Scholars Football Association commenced with DOSA hosting University and the TCA and four recent old scholars made a fine debut. Damon Curtain (2015), Lucas Henderson (2015), Owen Arrowsmith (2015) & Trent Henderson (2014) represented... ...

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K-6 Open Classroom afternoon for parents

On Wednesday 5 April, K-6 parents and guardians were invited to join their children at school. The afternoon had two purposes. The first was to give K-6 parents another look inside their child’s classroom and have the opportunity to experience the learning activities that take place every day. We had... ...

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Under the sail certificates

It was wonderful for K-6 students to gather under the Sail on Thursday morning for the presentation of “We are Learners” and “Bucket Filler” certificates. It was yet another difficult job for classroom teachers to select one student in each area who has been consistently displaying learner behaviours and consistently... ...

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Da Vinci Decathlon competition

On Friday 31 March, a team of eight students from Years 9/10 competed in the Da Vinci Decathlon at Launceston, for the first time for Dominic! The Decathlon is an academic challenge in 10 different subjects across academic fields of Maths, English, Engineering, Creative Producers, Cartography, Science, Art & Poetry,... ...

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Raw challenge!

Last week Year 9/10 elective Athletic Development and Adventure Recreation students undertook the Raw Challenge.We headed to Baskerville Raceway, changed into some old clothes and were introduced to the Raw Challenge instructors who talked us through the course, the safety procedures and elements of tecnique. After some warm ups we... ...

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Uniform shop hours

Last week of Term 1Monday 10 April – 8.00am to 12.30pmWednesday 12 April – 2.30pm to 4.30pm (shorter trading hours for this day only)Closed during term break Friday 14 April to Sunday 30 AprilFirst week of Term 2Monday 1 May – 8.00am to 4.00pm (Extended opening for first day back)Term... ...

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Orienteering gets a great start

Orienteering had a great start in Term 1 at Dominic College.HPE students and teachers were excited to have worked with excellent specialist coaches in Term 1, in learning the basics of Orienteering.Dominic College received $2700 in special funding from the Federal Government through Sporting Schools Funding Grants in Term 1.... ...

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SRC leaders at the Prep-Year 10 assembly

The 7-10 and 4-6 Student Councils are an important part of life at Dominic College, and follow the teachings of Don Bosco, who recognised the positive influence of peer leadership. It is a great honor to be recognised by your peers, and we know these students will be excellent role... ...

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DOSA Football news

DOSA Football's first month has been frenetic. Each week has seen different celebrations, and some great early season form displayed.Four old scholars played their first game, and one played his 363rd game on Saturday 7 April! The Old Scholars Football Association commenced with DOSA hosting University at the TCA and... ...

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ANZAC Day - our students in the community

Dominic College students participated as a College in a number of ANZAC Day services around Hobart including Hobart, Glenorchy, New Norfolk, Lenah Valley and Pontville.Large numbers of students were particularly prominent at Glenorchy, Pontville and New Norfolk. In all cases leaders layed wreaths in a solemn and careful ceremony, and... ...

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OzBosco 2017

Our students enjoyed an excellent OzBosco weekend in Melbourne for the last weekend of term break, accompanied by Mr Swan, Ms McConnnon and Br Michael.The Don Bosco Now magazine reports:A large group of young people from Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney gathered together for OzBosco 2017 at St. Joseph’s College... ...

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Athletics runs in the family

Brother and sister, Max and Indy Brideson, dominated the field events at the recent Dominic College House Athletics Carnival, breaking four records. Year 10 student, Indy Brideson, won the under 16 discus, shotput and javelin. She broke the previous College record in the discus by two metres. Her brother, Year... ...

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Equestrian team flies the flag

On Sunday 30 April the 2017 Dominic College Equestrian Team, Bella Lee and Neave Schofield, proudly represented Dominic College at the 2017 Inter-Schools Horse Trials. Held at Huntingfield Pony & Riding Club grounds at Howden, with an 8.00 a.m. start, team members and their trusty steeds were on the road... ...

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Year 7-10 Parent and Teacher evening 4 May

It was very pleasing to see such a large number of parents attend 7-10 parent teacher interviews last night. Our parent community is very engaged with their children’s education and our parents are committed to achieving the best educational outcomes for them. Parent teacher sessions provide opportunities for our school... ...

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Feast Day, a great day for all!

Feast Day was a wonderful day of celebrating our Salesian heritage. On Wednesday 3 May, our College community celebrated our Feast Day honoring two Salesian saints, Don Bosco & Dominic Savio. This day always creates an air of reflection, excitement and joyous participation. Thank you to our volunteer staff and... ...

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Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

On 7-9 April, we attended the RYPEN camp weekend at the Lea Scout Centre near Kingston. We had a weekend of team building exercises and special guest speakers, with a focus on communication in a team. Julie Preston, a career advisor from the University of Tasmania, spoke about resumes and... ...

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Dominic students at OzBosco 2017

Last weekend 36 Dominic students and 3 Dominic Old Scholars visited St Joseph’s College in Melbourne to gather with students from Salesian schools from all over the country. Director of Mission, Mr Tim Swan, said that the Dominic contingent comprised one third of the whole gathering. 'This was the ninth... ...

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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Students and Staff, I am writing to firstly thank all of you for your wonderful messages of loving support and kindness during my management of breast cancer. The surgery and chemotherapy treatment have proceeded well and I have been especially so grateful for your ongoing prayers. It is... ...

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Laura Ackerley: dancer

Year 7 student, Laura Ackerley auditioned successfully to join Jenina’s Dance Workshop (JDW) on their USA tour in April 2017. She was the youngest member of the team. Not only did Laura attend classes with the world’s best teachers, she also took part in one of America’s top 3 Dance... ...

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Bianca Davidson: gymnast

Year 9 student, Bianca Davidson has competed in the Artistic Gymnastics for the past nine years. Last year, she also commenced Trampoline and Tumbling. Bianca competed in her first Trampoline State Championships in April this year, placing second in U17 women’s Double Mini Trampoline and in first place in U17... ...

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The Departure - Year 9 Rite Journey

On Thursday 18 May, Year 9 students and their parents/guardians gathered in the Savio Centre to take part in ‘The Departure’, one of the ceremonies that occur as a part of The Rite Journey - our Year 9 EMPOWER Program.Using the Empower program and performing this ceremony helps us stop... ...

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Death of Fr Mark McGuinness MSC

Vale – Fr Mark McGuinness MSCDominic College received news this week of the death of Fr Mark McGuinness MSC. Fr Mark attended Savio and then Dominic from 1969-1976. He had been diagnosed early this year with inoperable cancer. Mark attended primary school at St Therese’s Moonah and then completed his... ...

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Launch into Learning program success

Launch into Learning continues to be a great success. We have two sessions running each Tuesday. Misty Morning session from 9.30am-11.00am and Apple Afternoons from 1.30pm-3.00pm. Each week our very talented and creative Kinder teacher, Mrs Linda Douglas, leads the group in activities that are fun and engaging but also... ...

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Kindergarten - Year 6 assembly awards

On Wednesday 17 May, K-6 held their first assembly for Term 2. Our focus for this term is on ‘Being Respectful and Kindness.’ The certificates this term reflect those areas and were presented along with the ‘We are Learners’ Certificates. The following students received, respectively, Loving Kindness Awards, We are... ...

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Vinnies Mass of Induction at the Cathedral

On Wednesday 17 May at 7pm St Mary’s Cathedral, St Vincent de Paul Society held the Youth Induction Mass. Father Shammi Perere and the Cathedral Administrator honoured the hard work and appreciation of the St Vincent de Paul team and celebrated the Vinnie’s Mass of Induction for the year. Congratulations... ...

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Debating round at Dominic

On Wednesday evening 24 May Dominic College hosted the Tasmanian Debating competition roster, facilitated by the Tasmanian Debating Union. Students from across 15 High Schools and Colleges participated. The sheer number of participants created a very studious atmosphere in the preparation sessions and then a great contest in the actual... ...

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Soiree, a special occasion

What a great night on Thursday night, 25 May with our music students! Two choirs, a rock band, ten individual solos and a duet. The Oratory Space has never hosted a finer set of Disney songs!For a significant number of students this was their first public performance. They were warmly... ...

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Not MONA, MUNA

MUNA stands for Model United Nations Assembly. Last weekend six Dominic College Year 10 students, Annalise Ball, Kalia Combs, Nicki Stanton, Jacob Percy, Julia Narracott and Eric Glover joined 44 other Year 10 students from across the state to compete in the annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). MUNA is... ...

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Strength on show, at the 7-10 Cross Country Carnival

Strength was on show at the 7-10 House Cross Country Carnival on Friday 26 May.Students across all ages and capacity pushed through strongly on the beautiful, but challenging, course around the Dominic College property and the edges of Tolosa Park, including the ovals, the football fields, the roads and paths,... ...

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Ellie Newland, emerging artist

Arts Profile: Ellie NewlandWhich Creative Arts subjects have you taken at Dominic College?Three, including Drama, Music and Visual Art. Although I thoroughly enjoyed Music and Drama, I continued Visual Art due to my stronger passion for sculpting, painting and drawing.What are you currently working on in visual art? This term... ...

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Teenagers can be difficult

Last week, Mr Andrew Pritchard and I participated in a Professional Development on Mental Health. One session we attended was focused on the importance of Relationships and Consequence for young people as teachers and parents.In particular, we know that at times that teenagers can be difficult to manage. How hard... ...

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Feast of Mary Help of Christians

Last week on Wednesday 24 May, our Church celebrated the feast of Mary Help of Christians. All students and teachers K-6 joined Father Nick in the Chapel to honour Mary. Australia was the first country in the world to name Mary Help of Christians as their patron saint. This was... ...

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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... ...

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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 fantastic... ...

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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 rest... ...

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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 safe from an... ...

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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 (S4)... ...

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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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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... ...

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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... ...

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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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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... ...

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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 the... ...

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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 who have... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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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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... ...

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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... ...

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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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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... ...

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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.... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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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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... ...

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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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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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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... ...

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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,... ...

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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 show... ...

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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... ...

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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 would... ...

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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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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... ...

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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 them... ...

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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... ...

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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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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... ...

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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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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,... ...

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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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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... ...

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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 students... ...

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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... ...

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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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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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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... ...

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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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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.’Book... ...

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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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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 is... ...

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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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Strategic Plan

VisionOur vision is to be a community of compassionate and reflective learners who strive to flourish and grow to achieve their fullest potential. MissionWe are a diverse and contemporary Catholic College in the Salesian tradition who works in partnership with students, staff, families and the broader community to enable students... ...

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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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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 7-10... ...

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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... ...

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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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Seven ways to demonstrate on-line skills

NAPLAN Online - trial of the new online assessment platformYou may have heard that NAPLAN online is being introduced across Australia over three years from 2017. Tasmanian Government schools will be administering NAPLAN online from 2019. NAPLAN online hopes to provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of... ...

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K-4 assembly 6 September

This week we held a K-4 Assembly on Wednesday and a 5-6 Gathering on Thursday. During the K-4 Assembly the audience was wowed with some of the wonderful work happening in classrooms, including storytelling, singing and poetry! The entertainment included a beautiful prayer from 4A, a story from Prep B,... ...

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Clarence eisteddfod success for music groups

The City of Clarence Eisteddfod was held last week and Dominic College was well represented with over 70 students performing at City-Wide in Mornington. On Monday, the Senior Choir competed and were awarded a merit certificate in a tightly contested section. In the evening, the Concert Band presented two pieces,... ...

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Terrapin theatre review by Year 6 House Captains

On Wednesday 8 September, Kinder to 6 students had the opportunity to watch a play produced by The Terrapin Puppet Theatre. The play was about a boy and his mother moving to a town due to work and was titled The Riddle of Washpool Gully. The boy was not happy... ...

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Vocational Education and Training at Dominic College

VET classes at Dominic College are very busy finalising work units by the end of the year ready for assessment. The aim is to obtain competency in specific units in Certificate I in Construction & Certificate II in Engineering Pathways.Units offered at Dominic College are:CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction CPCCVE1011A... ...

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Class of 1977 reunion 9 September 2017

Congratulations to the Year 10 Class of 1977 for hosting a very warm and success reunion on Saturday 9 September.Upstairs at Grantleigh was the scene for about 40 ex-students, with lots of hugs and a fair bit of double checking of people's identities, as it was up to 40 years... ...

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Good on you, Eli

Eli’s SleepoutEli Morrison is in the newsletter today for the wonderful Salesian spirit he has shown through his Scouting activities. Eli has been involved in the Scouting movement since his days as a Cub Scout and is a member of the Mt Stuart Scouts.At a meeting of his Troop Council... ...

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Music and Dance Showcase wows audience

On Tuesday evening 12 September, the College held our inaugural Showcase of Music and Dance at the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre at Guilford Young College, a wonderful showcase of performing arts talent from Years 3-10!One of the outstanding features of the evening was the high student participation with over... ...

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We love our grandparents!

After weeks of planning and preparation our annual Grandparents Day celebration began with a lovely morning tea in the Savio Centre on Wednesday. It was a wonderful sight to see so many generations enjoying our beautiful Grandparents Song. Students had practised for several weeks to be able to sing with... ...

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Looking after the creek

On Monday 10 September, all Year 6 students worked on the creek as part of our ongoing rehabilitation/conservation Science project. Everyone worked very hard weeding, mulching, clearing, cage making and re-caging most of the plants we had planted two years ago. The current protective guards had become too small for... ...

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Tournament of Minds

Last weekend, two Dominic College teams participated in the State Final of the Tournament of Minds, a problem solving programme for teams of students from primary and secondary years who solve demanding, open-ended challenges from many disciplines.Teams work on a Challenge for six weeks without assistance from teachers, parents or... ...

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Time to pack!

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://dominiccollegeinnt2017.wordpress.com Canberra: https://year6canberra2017dc.wordpress.com Japan: https://dominiccollegeinjapan2017.wordpress.com Northern TerritoryStudents who are travelling on this... ...

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Music students perform for Strathhaven

On Wednesday 20 September students from the Year 3/4 an 5/6 choirs, Dominic Ukulele Cool Kids (DUCK) club, and Sarah, Ella and Sarah from Year 7, visited Strathhaven Aged Care to perform some musical pieces to the residents. The 3/4 Choir performed ‘Meow’ and ‘I see the Light.’ The 5/6... ...

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Tasmanian Young Artist Award nominations

There is a wealth of talented young artists within our school and five of our Year 10 students have been selected as finalists in the inaugural Tasmanian Young Artist Awards 2017. This award is a new initiative of the annual Tasmanian Craft Fair and provides an opportunity and a platform... ...

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P&F Raffle Tickets

The P&F will be conducting a raffle that coincides with our Community Fair. The proceeds from this raffle allows the Parents & Friends Community to fund educational resources and play equipment which help enrich the curriculum for our children. There are nine brilliant prizes up for grabs with the total... ...

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Our P&F is a wonderful asset

Dear FriendsDominic College’s Parents & Friends Committee under the wonderful leadership of parent and old scholar, Mrs Nicola Rayner continues to be a great presence and a proactive force for good in the Dominic College community.This week, P&F members generously prepared and served the BBQ for visitors on site for... ...

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Talking Heads 2017

Senior Drama students have begun working on what is now is an established tradition in the College, TALKING HEADS. This performance project allows our students to attack one of the most demanding, but rewarding forms of theatre, the monologue. Students are challenged to explore that basic theatrical equation: an actor... ...

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Welcome to our 2018 Deputy Principal

The last week of Term 3 the College commenced our transition process for Mrs Janine O’Hea’s retirement. We welcomed back into our community, Mr Steve Casni who will commence as our Deputy Principal in 2018.Mr Casni had the opportunity to orient himself to the physical changes in the College’s facilities,... ...

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Fairies and pirates

On Wednesday 20 September, Kinder Mice and Bears participated in Pirate and Fairy Day, a combination of two events: International Talk Like A Pirate Day (19 September) and International Fairy Tea Party Day (22 September).Students and teachers alike arrived to school dressed in their very best pirate and fairy costumes... ...

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Footy Colours Day

On Friday 22 September, Prep-Year 10 held their Footy and Sports Colours Day! It was fantastic to see such a high participation level from students, with a large spread of team colours and sporting codes. Footy Colours Day is held in the time leading up to the AFL Grand Final... ...

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Old Scholars football

Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) Football Club reserves team had been minor premiers this year, and met Richmond in the Grand Final on Saturday 23 September.But just three points was the margin that put DOSA Reserves season to a disappointing end. A hard fought battle from both sides was the... ...

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SSATIS and SATIS Athletics

We highly commend every student who represented Dominic College at both the Southern Sports association for Tasmanian Independent Schools (SSATIS) on Wednesday 20 September and the Sports Association for Tasmanian Independent Schools – State wide (SATIS) on Saturday 23 September. The participation and school spirit on both days were fantastic.Congratulations... ...

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House debating

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In a jam

Thank you to everyone who helped after school in the last week of term to get the job done.There was plenty of stirring and purring, and just enough tasting to pronounce the jam "berry good."Raspberry Jam ...

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Class of 2007 Reunion

The facilities here at Dominic, although in the middle of much building endeavour and some disruption, were impressive, as many students had not been back at Dominic College for ten years. The new Savio Centre - their old one was the old gym which was replaced by the Br Peter... ...

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DOSA Football B&F Awards

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Project Rockit launch at Dominic College

Project Rockit is a group of young people who address the issues young people have with Technology and Social Media.For over ten years Project Rockit has been empowering school students to stand up to hate instead of standing by watching. Through the lens of (cyber) bullying, their workshops explore themes... ...

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Pastoral care: being a good sport

This term in Prep–6 we are focusing on ‘Being a Good Sport', and this was talked about in our K-6 assembly on Wednesday afternoon.Part of this is recognising students who display the qualities of being a good sport whilst out in the playground. We want to recognise and congratulate students... ...

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Fred Hollows Humanity Awards recipients from Dominic College

Last term, Year 6 students, Bianca Russell and Kitean Aitken were nominated by Dominic College for a Fred Hollows Humanity Award. The Fred Hollows Humanity Award celebrates Year 6 students who show compassion, integrity and kindness in their lives, just as Fred Hollows did.Bianca and Kitean, with other Year 6... ...

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Mano's Cup experience for a great Dominic team

The Year 4 children from the Dominic U/11 Soccer team ended up their holidays on a high, but very tired, note! The team did themselves very proud by participating in the ‘2017 Manos Cup’ in Launceston on Saturday 14 October. This U9 and U10 competition is open to all boys... ...

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Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival - a great day in tough weather!

On Thursday 19 October the 3-6 Athletics Carnival was held at Dominic in testing conditions of wind, rain and sunshine which can be described as a typical Tasmanian day. The normal running of the day was impossible due to early heavy falling of rain so events were postponed and then... ...

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Coming to Dominic in 2018 or 2019?

Whilst the end of the academic year is fast approaching, the College is also forward planning for 2018 and 2019. Dates for Orientation sessions for students commencing 2018 in Kindergarten and Year 7 are listed below. A College Open Day is being held on Wednesday 25 October for parents wishing... ...

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Professor James Vickers guest of honour at IMD breakfast

Year 5 to Year 10 boys, their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, caregivers and all staff and friends of the Dominic community are invited to join Professor Vickers and staff for breakfast. on Wednesday 15 November at 7.15am-8.30am to celebrate International Men’s Day. ...

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Uniform Shop news

There are extended trading times for NOVEMBER 2017 Monday 8am – 12.30pmTuesday 10am – 2pmWednesday 12.30pm – 4.30pm Regular Opening times will resume from Monday 5 February 2018 Mondays 8.00am – 12.30pmWednesdays 12.30pm – 4.30pm ...

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Provincial Council visit

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Fees and payments

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Year 7 visit UTAS museum

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Asian Festival success

We have had an excellent start to our Asian Festival festivities at the College on Monday and Tuesday and an exciting culmination at our assembly on Wednesday 25 October.There was study of the various cultures, dancing, cooking, demonstrations and games, in and out of the classrooms.Students in Prep to Year... ...

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Photography and art at the Hobart Show

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Music - Count Us In

On Thursday 2 November, 650 000 students around Australia celebrated music together, through Music Count Us In. Our Kinder to Year 1 students sang their hearts out at school, whilst our Year 2-6 students travelled to Bellerive Boardwalk with 1000 other students, from 7 other schools, to take part in... ...

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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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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... ...

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​Glenorchy City Council Safer School Communities Awards

These were formally known as the Junior Neighbourhood Awards. These awards are presented to Primary School students who demonstrate pride, safety and community spirit both at school and in the wider community. This year Dominic College had six students who were awarded for their incredible efforts. They were:Josie Stefankowski -... ...

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Cows Create Careers success for students

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Animal Husbandry stiudents at the Hobart Show

Showing my Dorper Ram, OliLast Wednesday morning I went to the Royal Hobart Show to compete with my ram, Oli. Oli is a Dorper ram; he was entered in the section for rams not exceeding 1.5 years. When we got to the show grounds, we put Oli in a pen... ...

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Old scholar, Les McGuire Schultz visits

Les is probably the oldest old scholar we know - he was first admitted in 1946, before even Fr John Brennan and the Salesians arrived to take over from the Archdiocese in running the orphanage. Les, now 77 years old visited from Queensland with his wife, Helen, who has family... ...

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2018 College Captains announced

This week, our 2018 College Captains and Vice Captains have been announced. Our College Captains are Will Parkinson and Maggie Baker. Our Vice-Captains are James Stansbie and Ashley Cano-Calderon. They emerged out of an amazing field of outstanding Year 9 leaders all of whom we commend and recognise as wonderful... ...

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Community farewell to retiring teachers

I want to alert parents to the community farewell we are planning for the retirement of Mrs Janine O’Hea and Mr Paul Williams. This will take place on Friday 8 December at 4.00pm in the Savio Centre. All families will receive an invitation to this occasion. Members of the community,... ...

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Taiko drumming performance

Dominic College Year 8-10 students of Japanese attended 11 taiko workshops with the awesome team from Taiko Drum. The group performed the songs they learnt at these workshops at our recent Asian Festival Assembly as part of our grand finale. Please enjoy their performances of “Isami Goma” and part of... ...

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Upcoming exams for Year 10

The End of Year exams for Year 9 and 10 students are getting close and students are starting to get into exam mode. Exams can seem daunting initially however our aim is to alleviate some of this stress by ensuring students are prepared and focused, which is why we’ve introduced... ...

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Dominic College Fair 2017

Our annual Community Fair was held last Friday and even though the weather forecast predicted thunderstorms, constant rain and hail, the whole school community still turned out in droves to support the event and the day was a great success.We had a great mix of old favourites like lucky jars,... ...

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2018 Year 6 Captains

It is with pleasure that we announce this week, the 2018 K-6 Captains and Vice Captains. 2018 K-6 Captains are Harry Johnston and Zoe Swan and our Vice Captains are Oscar McGann and Alarna Waller.These four students were clearly identified and supported by their peers and younger students as leaders... ...

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International Men's Day breakfast 2017

On Wednesday 15 November, we held our traditional International Men’s Day Breakfast. This is a day where we encourage the boys and men in our community to focus on what kind of men they want to be and promote the concept that they support each other to become good men... ...

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Student Leadership 2018 ceremony

On Friday 17 November we officially inducted our 2018 College student leaders, in a beautiful ceremony in the Savio Centre. Students received blessed badges and ties, were presented to the College community and recited their act of dedication together. We are very proud of all of them and are sure... ...

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FLL tournament at Dominic

STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist... ...

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End of Year Award winners

Congratulations to all our wonderful Subject and Special Award winners.The improved visual access thanks to projection of live action on the big screen was a successful innovation. ...

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Thank you, Luke McGregor

Luke was in Hobart for some public commitments and managed to juggle his schedule to return to Dominic College to talk to students about his days at school and his pathway to performing arts.Luke was very generous with his time and students enjoyed not only a brush with fame, but... ...

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Year 10 2017 Leavers Mass and Graduation

Earlier that day, the students had completed their final exam, and spent lunchtime and afterwards watching a show about their time at school, remembering the highlights of their years, and the special moments of friendship and spirit that characterised their journey.Felicia and Noah, College Captains, lit the Dominic College candle;... ...

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Cambodia calling

A group of ten Year 9 and 10 Dominic College students along with Mr Davey and Mrs Marcenko are about to depart on a trip of a lifetime to Cambodia. This is Dominic’s first trip with the World Challenge organisation which involves a trekking phase, a community project phase and... ...

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Game-a-thon champions

The Gameathon was a charity gaming evening where students brought in their gaming consoles and played them together with other students in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The students paid a small entry fee and we were able to raise over $200 for our St. Vincent de Paul’s charity. Sarah... ...

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GYC and Catholic College VET National Award

In 2017, the senior secondary pathways offered were in the fields of agrifood, automotive, business, community service, construction, early childhood education and care, engineering, health services, horticulture, hospitality kitchen operations, sport coaching and tourism. One of the features of the system is that VET is fully integrated into the timetables... ...

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Michael Lampard, Hall of Achievement

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Students farewell Mrs O'Hea and Mr Williams

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Salesian Captains Conference

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School banking - final day 15 December

Thank you for a great year of School Banking. We would like to thank all of our students who have participated in the CommBank School Banking program this year. Our final School Banking day for 2017 will be 15 December 2017. If your child is eligible to order a reward... ...

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Most popular names for 2017

The most popular boy's name at Dominic in 2017 was Jack, with William coming second. The most popular girl's name was a tie between Ella and Lily.The top five for each male and female were:Top Five BoysTop Five Girls ...

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Beautiful K-2 carols

On Wednesday afternoon, the Savio Centre was filled with our wonderful K-2 parents,and grandparents as they gathered to be inspired by the carol singing of our students in the Early Years classes.Our K-2 students sang with excellent musicality and sincere tenderness and joy. There was not a dry eye in... ...

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Community farewell for Mrs O'Hea and Mr Williams

Following the student farewell on 29 November to our retiring stalwarts, Mrs Janine O’Hea and Mr Paul Williams, the wider College Community joined the school to bid them farewell after classes 8 December in the Savio Centre. On this very special occasion, we acknowledge the blessings Mrs O’Hea and Mr... ...

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Launch into Learning grows bigger for 2018

Launch into Learning - the Foundations of LearningThe children in Dominic College’s Launch into Learning (LIL) program for pre-kindergarten students and their families, have had a wonderful year of learning, friendship and fun.LIL started in February this year with 22 children in the morning session and five in the afternoon.The... ...

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Year 8 Camp - the boys.

This week Year 8 students have been on camp at Coles Bay/Freycinet Peninsula. Mr Pritchard asked four of our Year 9 student leaders what their highlights and challenges were:My highlight of the Year 8 Camp at Freycinet National Park was the beautiful scenery. I had a chance to experience nature... ...

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Can you help us in the garden?

Can you help us? Betty and John Stefankowski are grandparents who volunteer at Dominic College, working in the Mamma Margaret Kitchen Garden, planting, watering, weeding and looking after vegetables and herbs. They do such a great job! Betty and John have been helping now for about five years, and they... ...

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Snapshots: Learning in the last week of Term 4

Learning never stops at Dominic College!As we finish a very busy year of learning our students from Kinder to Year 9 are focused on finishing the year, undertaking a range of enriching learning opportunities. You can see a snap shot of the activities students have been engaged in yesterday: Snapshots:... ...

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Carols from the choir

Following the special K-2 carols presented to parents at Dominic College there have been several more opportunities for the community to enjoy carols from our lovely choirs.Glenorchy Carols by Candlelight – A Not So Silent NightOn Saturday evening 12 December, nearly 50 Dominic students from Years 3–10 sang their hearts... ...

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Year 9 - the Abyss

Over Monday–Wednesday of the last week of term 4, Year 9 students participated in their final challenge as part of The Rite Journey – our Year 9 EMPOWER Program. Students were only allowed to take with them on their overnight camp a booklet filled with reflective questions and thought-provoking stories,... ...

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Sam Walker - athletics achiever

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Vinnies group presentation

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Christmas Eve in the Dominic College Chapel

The old scholars Christmas Eve Mass is not just for old scholars!DOSA Chairman, Tony Webb, and DOSA stalwart Diane Cerritelli, invite all old scholars, and all members of the Dominic College community, to worship and celebrate Christmas at the traditional Christmas Eve Mass in the College Chapel.We will start with... ...

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Christmas Mass times at St John's Glenorchy and at Dominic College

Christmas MassesSaturday 23 December 9am and 6pm - Masses at St John’s as usual Sunday 24 December 9am - Mass at St John’s and Family Mass at 6pm with Carols beforehand at 5:30pmSunday 24 December 9.30pm Carols - Mass 10pm at Dominic College Monday 25 December Christmas Day 9am Mass... ...

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2017 Yearbook on website

The Dominic College 2017 Yearbook was printed, and distributed to students in the alst week of term.Year 10 students had the opportunity to collect the Yearbook with their leavers' USBs and references and reports, while for the balance of families, the eldest child was given a yearbook to take home.Please... ...

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Weather station online through holidays

Did you know our live weather webcam has been operating now for nearly six months?Any time of the day - it doesn't update views at night - you can check on the weather over Mt Wellington, from Dominic College.But you can also replay a cool time lapse video of any... ...

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Creative Arts hub development update

Whilst our students and hopefully their siblings and parents/guardians enjoy some well-deserved holiday time over the summer, Maveric builders are back onsite arranging the finishing touches to our new Fra Angelico Creative Arts Centre. Having been able to attend a creative arts project site visit with Liminal Architecture just before... ...

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Bell Shakespeare partnership

The renowned Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced that Dominic College's Head of English, Mrs Jan Marcenko, is one of just 30 teachers nationally (just two from Tasmania) to receive a Regional Teacher Mentorship. This mentorship gives Dominic College a fully-funded, year-long mentorship with the company.Mrs Marcenko will receive professional... ...

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Animal holiday

Over the holidays the animals are having a rest getting ready for the new students starting or returning students continuing the Animal Husbandry in 2018. Animals need daily care especially as the alpaca Izzy is due to drop her Grow in the next few weeks. Dominic will be separated at... ...

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Glenorchy Council elections

For those voting in the Glenorchy Council elections, you may be interested to know that the following candidates have connections with Dominic College: Jan Dunsby – old scholar Simon Fraser – current parent Kristie Johnston – current parent Anne Lacy – current parent Gaye Richardson – current grandparent Best wishes... ...

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Alicia McMahon

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2018 College Calendar available

The 2018 College calendar has been printed and mailed to families last week. We hope you will begin to review and mark in dates important to you and your family.The calendar will also be available from the Business Office and can be downloaded in it's printed format here: 2018 Dominic... ...

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Stephen Casni

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Year 8-10 student timetables

Welcome back to 2018. You’ll be pleased to know that students from Years 8-10 can now access their timetables from SEQTA. Students in Year 7 will receive their username and passwords at the Laptop Induction Evening. They will receive a hard copy of their timetable on their first day of... ...

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Uniform Shop now open for 2018

The Uniform Shop at Dominic College, run by Permapleat, has re-opened for 2018.The Back to School Opening Hours are, this week, Monday 22 January - Thursday 25 January 8am-4:30pm and then next week Monday 29 January - Thursday 1 February - 8am-4:30pmThe uniform shop can be contacted directly on 6274... ...

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School bus transport during the first week

Dear Parents and Guardians,Dominic College has been advised that Metro, Redline & Creswell School Buses will be running as normal from Thursday 1 February.Please note that as Metro will be running their service for Dominic College Students, the buses will be signed Dominic College with the route number on the... ...

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Staff return and prepare

The property and business office teams returned in mid-January, and new staff and leaders woked last week for the new staff inductions and leadership preparations. Now, all staff have returned ready for Term 1 to begin Thursday 1 February.We held a staff Mass on Monday during which new staff received... ...

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Music

The Creative Arts at Dominic College offer many opportunities to enhance the creative skills of students. The extensive co-curricular options for Music are continually growing, with these groups performing regularly both within the school and to the wider community. Private instrumental lessons during school time are offered to students from... ...

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Year 9 Rite Journey information evening

In 2013, we launched a detailed pastoral education program called EMPOWER, for our Year 7 to Year 10 students. This program was specifically designed to address identified social and emotional needs within our student body. As part of this program we introduced ‘The Rite Journey’ for our Year 9 students.The... ...

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​Launch into Learning is back

Launch into Learning is back in 2018, bigger and better. Last week we began promoting our Launch into Learning program for Pre-Kinders in some local shopping centres. Our Early Years Educator and LIL Coordinator Mrs Linda Douglas and Community Relations Support Ms Leesa Harrison visited both Northgate and Claremont Plaza.... ...

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Welcome from the Principal

Dear FriendsWelcome to the 2018 academic year. I hope all in our community enjoyed opportunities for rest and renewal during the summer.I also hope all students are returning excited about the opportunities and the challenges of the year ahead.A special welcome is extended to those students and their families who... ...

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7-10 Sport in Term 1

This year we will be using a number of platforms to communicate information to students (and parents) regarding our sporting teams and events. These include:7-10 Sports Noticeboard, in the Siena Corridor, used to display team lists, rosters and other upcoming event information.Daily Bulletin: it is essential students read this each... ...

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DOSA Christmas Eve Carols and Mass

Once again, old scholars, family and friends gathered in numbers of around 100, in the Dominic Chapel for the annual Christmas Eve Carols and Mass remembering Br Peter Dezani SDB. Carols were beautifully led by members of the St John’s parish choir, and grateful thanks go to old scholars, Robin... ...

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Effie Pryer, IWD breakfast guest

Effie Pryer is a young artist who has been painting and exhibiting for a number of years in Hobart. Effie’s family moved to Hobart when she was three, and she enrolled at Dominic College in Year 4 when her mother started work next door at GYC. She always loved painting... ...

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Traffic Management at Dominic College

In discussions with our traffic management consultant he has indicated that we have a large amount of parking compared to other similar schools. He has also indicated that a majority of the problems that we are experiencing are being caused by driver behaviour and that if drivers were willing to... ...

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Welcome Br Por

Br Por, a Thai Salesian brother, is in theological training in Melbourne and has come to Dominic to have an experience of pastoral ministry immersion. He attended the first K-6 assembly this week and has been very busy visiting classes from Kindergarten to Year 10. I had the chance to... ...

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Our assemblies begin

This week we commenced our cycle of assemblies and we held our first 7-10 Assembly in the Savio Centre on Wednesday. Our student leaders did a great job in leading the gathering and outlining activities and opportunities that will be on offer for students this term and across the year.... ...

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​Technology and Self Control

This generation of young people are incredibly connected and spend a lot of time using, watching and interacting with various technology platforms. This is part of the modern world and we need to embrace technology, as there are certainly many positives associated with the ability to find answers and stay... ...

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Lent and Ash Wednesday

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which we celebrated alongside our Opening College Mass. Thank you to Fr Bernie, Fr Nick and Br Abilio a Salesian Deacon visiting our College, who helped us celebrate these two significant events. Also thank you to the many staff and students who played a significant... ...

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Year 3-6 after-school Drama opportunity

Drama is great way to build skills in communication, problem solving, build confidence and learn how to navigate group dynamics. Here’s a chance for students to explore all these possibilities through a non-threatening, inclusive activity-based introduction to drama and performance. The course will run for one semester (Terms 1 and... ...

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Year 7 swimming trials

A reminder that on Tuesday 20 February and Thursday 22 February at 7am at Glenorchy Pool we will be holding tryouts for the Year 7 swimming team. We will be selecting approximately 6 boys and 6 girls to represent the College in the Southern and State SATIS swimming carnivals to... ...

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It's all happening in Animal husbandry!

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Working with children registration for volunteers

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Election material from the TCEO

The Church 's mission provides the rationale for Catholic Education in Tasmania (CET). The Church and Catholic education cannot be portrayed and treated simply as a stakeholder or a service provider participating in current political debates out of a corporate interest. Accordingly, we support the increased investment in education... ...

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Kiera Farr

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Enrolment changes Year 7 2019 and 2020

Applications for enrolment in Year 7 for 2019 and Year 7 2020 are now due 29 March.Contact Ms Leesa Harrison for enrolment information - email lharrison@dominic.tas.edu.au or call 6274 6010. ...

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GRIP leadership from across the school

This week the Kinder-Year 6 Captains and House Captains travelled to the Derwent Entertainment Centre. There they were privileged to attend the GRIP Leadership conference - a practical and interactive training opportunity for student leaders. One of the key concepts we learnt was: “Lead like a strawberry and not like... ...

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Year 3-4 boys cricket opens on the oval

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Assembly - Prep to Year 6

On Wednesday afternoon, we held our first formal Prep – Year 6 Assembly. It’s a little early for the Kinders to join us for assembly, but we look forward to them joining us later in the term.Our assemblies are a wonderful opportunity to gather together, celebrate student achievements and share... ...

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Year 9 Empower - The Calling

Last Thursday night and Friday morning, Year 9 students as part of the Year 9 EMPOWER Program ‘The Rite Journey’, undertook a significant ceremony called ‘The Calling.’ It was an overnight gender-based experience in which students started their Rite of Passage and looked into the adult they wish to be.... ...

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Year 9/10 Creative Writing elective

Creative Writing gives students an opportunity to flex their writing muscles, explore different techniques and embrace the joy of creating art with words. Students also explore and pull apart the workings of existing writers’ pieces, to further understand their process and style. To start the year, the Creative Writing class... ...

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Visit from Salesian Provincial

We had a quick hello this week from our Salesian Provincial Fr Will Matthews SDB down from Melbourne. It was fantastic to have Fr Will visit the College briefly. A teacher himself, Fr Will was impressed by our student focus and the way they spoke about their learning. We called... ...

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College Library

It is my great privilege to be the new Teacher Librarian at Dominic College. Mrs Alston is also in the library as Library Assistant. The library is open from 8.15am to 4.30pm daily, and anyone in the Dominic Community is welcome. The K-6 room is now open at lunchtimes for... ...

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Just Leadership Day

On Monday, a selection of Year 8 and 9 students attended the Caritas Leadership Day at MacKillop College. Year 9 student, Annalize Moase, wrote:The day consisted of various interactive activities to make new friends while discussing social justice issues and leadership. It was a great opportunity to meet like-minded students... ...

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Adam Lapolla

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Cambodia 2019: World Challenge meeting.

Following a successful 2017 World Challenge Cambodia Immersion, Dominic College is proud to announce we will be sending another team to Cambodia at the end of November 2019. This trip is open to current Year 8 and Year 9 students who are interested in a once in a lifetime opportunity.Have... ...

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International Women's Day breakfast success

On Wednesday 7 March we held our International Women’s Day Breakfast for Year 5-10 girls, their mothers, carers, aunties, grandmothers and older sisters. Old scholars and friends of the College also attended in significant numbers with some 240 people gathered in the Savio Centre on Wednesday morning for a shared... ...

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Junior Dance news

This year we are introducing JUNIOR DANCE for students from Prep-Year 2. This is very exciting and we can’t wait to start this initiative in the early years. Whilst dance is a good source of fun exercise for young children, it is also a creative outlet. We hope to promote... ...

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Year 4 students walk into history

Historians pose questions about the past, and then find ways to discover some possible answers. Year 4 students have been asking questions about how Aboriginal people lived before Europeans came. Instead of conducting all of our research in books or on the Internet, we decided to go for a short... ...

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Old scholars excel in stage productions

The annual Tasmanian Theatre Awards, known as the Errols after Tasmanian Hollywood star, Errol Flynn, were awarded last weekend. Congratulations to all the winners especially old scholar Andrew Casey (1989) for his Best Supporting Performance (Male) for The Effect (Loud Mouth Theatre Company); and to old scholar Ryan Ennis (2013)... ...

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Year 7 Camp 2018

Year 7 students visited Fortescue Bay for their 3-day 2-night camp last week, in two groups. Students reported on the camp in our newsletter:Camping at Fortescue Bay was amazing! We were right on the beach and the view was just fantastic. The tents were great quality and it was perfect... ...

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Debating begins for 2018

This week saw the commencement of the Tasmanian Debating Union’s Southern Schools competition. As in previous years, we have a strong presence in this competition, with teams representing each of the year levels. Congratulations to all students on their efforts last night at Taroona High School, where the issues included... ...

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K-6 Parent Literacy Workshop

Dominic College is again offering parents and guardians the opportunity to participate in workshop sessions to hear about ways they can support their child’s learning at home. Our first Parent Workshop for 2018 will focus on Literacy and will look at practical ways you can help your child with Writing.... ...

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Gifted Get Together

On Wednesday 14 March, 11 of our students joined 86 students from Catholic primary schools at the Gifted Get Together organised by the TCEO in Hobart. Students chose two workshops to attend, from Creative Writing, Creative Thinking, Technology, Science, Drama and Mathematics. Science was a very popular choice and it... ...

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Dominic College presents Steve Biddulph

Dominic College in collaboration with the Dominic College Parents & Friends is very proud to present 'An Evening with Steve Biddulph'.We have been very lucky to secure Steve Biddulph as a guest speaker at our College. He will be presenting his world famous presentation on Raising Boys at the College... ...

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P&F Community news

We had an amazing turnout to the P&F Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 21 February and as a result all positions this year have been filled. The new P&F Community Executive members are President - Nicola Rayner, Vice President - Anne Lacy, Treasurer - Amanda Page, Secretary - Jo... ...

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Catholic Education Week at Dominic College

This week we have marked Catholic Education Week by continuing to work with our students, families and parish to help children and young people develop and learn to integrate their gifts of body, mind and spirit in a caring community, based on Gospel values.We celebrated Mass with Fr Lawrie Moate... ...

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Very melodramatic

Melodramatic scenes at Dominic College!Year 9-10 Elective Drama students have been turning their hands to full blown 19th Century Melodrama. They have looked at the English models with their preoccupation with spectacle and sensation, stock character types, the codes that audiences expected such as the bass voiced villain, dressed in... ...

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Taco Tuesday

Captains Corner: Taco TuesdayOn Tuesday 19 March, the College Captains ran a new fundraiser called “Taco Tuesday,” for 7-10 students. This was a perfect event to raise money for our current mission focus Project Compassion. Project Compassion is run by Caritas and is aimed at helping those who are less... ...

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Supporting students writing skills

K-6 Parent Literacy Workshop‘Teaching how to write effectively is one of the most important life-long skills educators impart to their students.’ (Time4Writing) and on Wednesday evening a large number of parents joined the K-6 teachers to find out more about how they, too, can support their child’s writing. The evening... ...

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P&F News update 23 March

It has been a very hectic but exciting start to the year for the P&F with guest speakers at our first two meetings, exciting projects on the go and a vibrant and energised committee.Dylan Chivers, College Chief Financial and Operations Officer, attended our February meeting and provided an overview on... ...

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Natalie Roland, you star

Well done, Natalie Roland and team! Year 10 student, Natalie Roland did a great job with her team in the 2018 Relay for Life last weekend.The College enters a school-wide team every second year and 2017 was a huge success in terms of participation, money raised and fun. So this... ...

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More than 25 years of service

Congratulations to Mrs Rosemary Street (nee Fielding) who received her 25 years of service award from Catholic Education this week. But this is only the tip of the iceberg for her involvement! Rosemary enrolled at St John’s Primary School at the age of 4, when it was run by the... ...

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Dominic DELC Vacation Care - April holidays

Discovery Early Learning Centre will be offering a full vacation care program for Kinder to Year 6 children during the upcoming school holidays 16-27 April from 6.30am till 6.30pm.To make a booking please contact the Centre by phone on 6273 6005 or to view the full program and further information... ...

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Holy Week 2018

This week across the College we have spent significant time in prayer and reflection in our Chapel and in our classrooms. I also commend all students for the manner in which they have energetically and selflessly committed to raising funds for Caritas’ Project Compassion. It has been a great effort... ...

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Japanese news

Japanese senior classes welcomed special guests in a particularly exciting week for Year 8 and Year 9/10 Japanese elective classes.BonsaiThe week began with a visit by Chris Xepapas, President of the Tasmanian Bonsai Society to the Year 9/10 Japanese elective class. Xepapas-san brought many bonsai trees of varying ages, styles... ...

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New SRC student leaders recognised

This week our Student Representative Council (SRC) members for 2018 were appointed and received their badges from our College Principal Ms Beth Gilligan. Congratulations to the new SRC members.Bosco HouseYear 7 SRC Lily RaderYear 8 SRC Chanel ForsterYear 9 SRC Emmett McShane-GoldsworthyGuzman HouseYear 7 SRC Priyanka JibiYear 8 SRC Erin... ...

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Sports Science: chicken wings

This term in Sport Science we have been learning about muscular, skeletal and articular systems. We are learning the functions of bone and muscles, different types of joints and the types of movements they allow. We have completed two mini tests naming 26 bones and 24 muscles. Following these, we... ...

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Junior dance fun!

Junior dance has started! We had our first lesson this week and what a great success it was as we introduced dance to 38 young dancers from Prep to Year 2.On Tuesday, we introduced students to the role of improvisation and allowed students to use expressive movement to present a... ...

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Child Migrant UK Redress report

Former child migrants and other members of the community may have heard of recent reports of further redress to former child migrants becoming available from the British Government.Below is information from Mr Mervyn Humphreys, Assistant Director, Child Migrant Trust taken from a blog post.The UK Government Independent Inquiry into Child... ...

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Adventure Rec Extension Program

Adventure Recreation Extension Program – Bruny Island Surf CampOver the Easter Break a keen group of Adventure Recreation students took the opportunity to take part in the Extension Program for the year. This Extension program was an opportunity for students to extend the surfing skills they have been developing throughout... ...

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Dominic College App

Parents and guardians may have noticed recently a change in branding from one of our forms of communication. Early this year Parent Paperwork transitioned to become EdSmart. While all functionality of our existing tools in use by the College remain unchanged the name change enables EdSmart to broaden its offerings... ...

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ANZAC Day: Dominic College and the community

This year ANZAC Day falls during the upcoming Term 1 school holidays on Wednesday 25 April. It has become a tradition at Dominic College that all students are asked to represent the College at ceremonies at Glenorchy, Hobart, Lenah Valley, Pontville or New Norfolk. This is a day of national... ...

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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 Briggs as... ...

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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

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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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... ...

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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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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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 thank... ...

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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 Bronze... ...

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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... ...

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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 school... ...

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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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Partner School relationship announced

At the beginning of the term break, I had the privilege of being the guest of Mr Le Thanh Bình in Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province, about two hours south of Ho Ci Minh City. Last year I was introduced to Mr Binh through Tien Ho, the father of Peter and... ...

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Feast Day for our Salesian Saints

College Feast Day – Honouring our Salesian SaintsThis week we held the first of our College Feast Days for 2018. It was a magnificent community day for our students and staff - commencing in class groups - having fun, being with friends, then praying together at mass. Sharing a meal... ...

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ANZAC Day commemorations

I want to thank all families who supported the 140 students who represented Dominic College on ANZAC Day during the term break. It means a lot to us that so many students and staff took the time to break their vacation, dress in their formal uniform and gather with other... ...

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Archaeology Fair at Dominic College

National Archaeology Week for Tasmania will be launched at Dominic College on Monday 21 May. Old Scholars of Dominic College, archaeologist Sam Dix (1999) and geophysicist John Stephenson (1998), approached Dominic College to gauge the school’s interest in being involved in an exciting initiative. Their approach has now grown into... ...

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School closed Friday 11 May

Dominic College will be closed today Friday 11 May due to severe flooding in the Greater Hobart Area.We have been informed that all Catholic Schools have been asked to close. We hope that none of our families are experiencing the distress of homes flooded and without power.Ms Beth Gilligan -... ...

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Mother's Day blessings

Dear FriendsAs Mother’s Day approaches, I extend my appreciation to all the wonderful mothers, grandmothers and foster carers in the Dominic College community. I know the work, and sacrifices that many of you undertake. I also appreciate the energy and care you devote to our students’ ongoing education at home.I... ...

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7-10 assembly 9 May

At this week’s 7-10 Assembly, we celebrated the wonderful contributions students have made in all facets of College life. Mrs McMahon talked about the amazing efforts in raising money for those less fortunate through fundraising for Project Compassion. We also celebrated the terrific efforts of students on the sporting field... ...

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Scarves and beanies for winter!

Scarves and the matching beanies, are now available from the Uniform Shop for all K-10 students. Scarves are available in two lengths – 150cm and 180cm, with both sizes $37.00. The new designs will now replace black scarves and beanies, these are optional uniform items.For more information on any uniform... ...

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3-10 Cross Country carnival

On Friday 25 May we will be holding our inaugural Year 3-10 Cross Country Carnival. Students have been training hard for this in PE and Athletic Development lessons and we hope that they are looking forward to the event and competing for their house. The carnival will be held from... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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 and... ...

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College Library

The Dominic College Library is a central learning environment that plays key roles in promoting reading for pleasure, inspiration, information, and developing lifelong learning skills. The College Library supports learning across the College by: Offering a broad range of materials (fiction, non-fiction and reference) in print and digital formats.Addressing a... ...

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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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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 students... ...

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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 our... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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 is... ...

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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!... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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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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 a significant... ...

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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... ...

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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,... ...

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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, viewing... ...

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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 tradition, the... ...

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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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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 to... ...

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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 AgriFoods... ...

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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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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... ...

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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 part of Year... ...

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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.... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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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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... ...

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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 individual... ...

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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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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... ...

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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... ...

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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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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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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 fights... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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 received... ...

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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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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 thus... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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... ...

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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 NOTHING. Ms... ...

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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 to 240C.Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium... ...

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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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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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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... ...

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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 various... ...

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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... ...

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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 -... ...

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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... ...

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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 been... ...

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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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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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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...The Festival officially... ...

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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 Old... ...

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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... ...

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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 welcome... ...

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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... ...

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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. We will investigate and send... ...

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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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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 Mustchin,... ...

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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 the... ...

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Year 6 Canberra trip blog

Canberra Countdown!It is that time of year again, and the countdown is on as we head to the last few weeks of Term 3! Students are getting very excited about the prospects of jetting to Canberra for an educationally rich trip, full of wonderful experiences and great times shared with... ...

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Bookmark competition

In conjunction with Science Week and Book Week, the Dominic Library ran a BOOKMARK competition for K-10 students. There was an outstanding number of entries, and the winning Bookmarks will be made into proper laminated bookmarks for students to use. Well done to the winners, and thank you to everyone... ...

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School Registration process praised

On Friday 31 August, the College hosted our School Re-registration visit by the Office of Education Registration (OER). The OER team comprised Dr Jill Abel, Mr Lynden Leppard and Mr Michael Moore. During their visit, the team undertook a partial tour of facilities and enjoyed seeing the developments in the... ...

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Tasmanian Governor has fun

The Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner and her husband Mr Warner attended our production of Much Ado About Nothing last Friday night. The Governor was full of praise for our students and staff. She indicated that the production was outstanding and even ended up dancing... ...

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2019 and 2020 Japan trips dates change

Due to the Rugby World Cup being hosted by Japan in September 2019, and then the Summer Olympics being hosted by Tokyo in August/September 2020, Dominic College has decided to make some alterations to the way we usually schedule the Japan Study Tour in 2019 and 2020.With high costs due... ...

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Innovative teaching and vocabulary development

Ensuring reading and writing success in the Early Years is our most important responsibility.One of the things that fascinates me most about being an Early Years educator is watching as our students acquire new skills, skills which enable them to read and write.During this week, I have seen two innovative... ...

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Raising Girls with Steve Biddulph

Earlier this year on Wednesday 11 April, we hosted renowned parent educator and psychologist Steve Biddulph for the first time. On that night, Steve gave his world famous talk on raising boys. It was an enlightening, moving and emotional night and everyone who attended walked away smiling, a little wiser... ...

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Melbourne Writers Festival 2018

On Monday 27 August, Rachael Glidden, Sophie Moy, Lily Bowerman, Hannah Lane-MacDonald, Henry Edwards, Tyler Wheeler, Abbey Turner, Chloe Cooper, Erin Waters and Heidi McPherson headed to Melbourne with Mr Kress and Mrs Le Rossignol for the Melbourne Writers Festival. We departed Hobart early and arrived in Melbourne at about... ...

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Death of Mr Frank Lewis

Last week St John’s held a funeral service to remember the life of Frank Lewis, old scholar of Boys’ Town and past parent and friend of Dominic College.Frank was born in 1943 in England, grew up in a Catholic orphanage and was one of the 39 child migrants sent to... ...

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3-4 Sports Day - schools join in the fun

Students from 4 local catholic schools joined Dominic College Year 3 and Year 4 students for a day of friendship, participation and good competitive fun as we hosted the Year 3/4 Sports Day.Students from St Therese's primary, St Paul's Primary, St brigid's Primary and St John's Primary enjoyed games if... ...

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Time to pack and follow the blogs

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://northernterritorydc2018.wordpress.com/Canberra: https://year6canberra2018.wordpress.com/Japan: https://dominiccollegejapantrip.wordpress.com/Northern TerritoryStudents who are travelling on this year’s Central Australia... ...

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Maths students success at Dominic

In Term 1, four of our Year 8 boys participated in the Australian Mathematics Trust’s Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Competition. This is a very difficult competition in which participants have to attempt 15 questions on a one hour test. This is the first time Dominic students have competed in this... ...

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Dominic students stand out at SSATIS Athletics

Congratulations to the 86 students who proudly represented Dominic College in the SSATIS Athletics Carnival at the Domain Athletics Centre on Wednesday. All students represented the College with pride, commitment and showed exceptional leadership skills. A big thank you to our Dominic College staff, students and wonderful parent support. The... ...

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Music students perform at Clarence Eisteddfod

Last week, over 120 Dominic students performed in the City of Clarence Eisteddfod, and we saw some excellent performances. The Senior Choir took out first place in the Secondary School Choral section, with a beautiful performance of Fly Like an Eagle and Agnus Dei. The Junior Concert Band was awarded... ...

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Tips for talking about reading

In last week’s Teaching & Learning article Mrs Jane Doyle talked about the importance of reading and the difference it makes to a child’s development. We all want the best for our children and most parents at Dominic agree that reading is essential but sometimes it is hard to know... ...

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K-6 Grandparents Day visit

On Wednesday 12 September, we welcomed our grandparents to our school and shared a day filled with love, joy and happiness. We started off the day by greeting our guests and guiding them to the Savio Centre where they were presented with a selection of delicious scones, muffins, fruit and... ...

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Old scholars impress in DOSA reserves win

Both DOSA teams are now through to the grand final next week!The DOSA seniors qualified by defeating Richmond last week at Richmond in the qualifying final. Now this weekend the DOSA reserves had a great win over Richmond in the preliminary final at North Hobart. The grand finals are on... ...

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Showcase sold out - almost....

UPDATE: A limited number of tickets have been returned and are now able to be booked on the link below; https://www.trybooking.com/XKBJ The 2018 Music & Dance Showcase is almost sold out. The event is on Thursday 20 September with the lobby of GYC's Don Bosco Arts Centre open at 6.15pm... ...

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Greetings from Japan

Six years ago, in 2012, we held our inaugural Asian Festival at Dominic College and we had just commenced the gradual introduction of Japanese as our foundational Language other than English (LOTE) in K-6. Our biennial Asian Festival was, and still is, part of our commitment to becoming an Asia-literate... ...

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Photo purchases: sport and family

Sport and Co-curricular Photo purchasesAs introduced last year the format for viewing and ordering sports and co-curricular photos will be on-line.Photographer, Michael Webb, asks all families to view and purchase photos via his website: https://mwebb.azurewebsites.net/orderphotosSelect event: Dominic Sports PhotosAccess code: DOMIF20F6113Families select the photos and pay on-line directly to Michael... ...

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Cooking with Lisa sensei

On Monday Year 8 and Year 9/10 Japanese elective classes welcomed Japanese Teacher Assistant, Lisa sensei, back to the College to provide guidance for cooking some Japanese food.Year 8 students made a popular dish called “Oyakodon” – a delicious topping of flavoured chicken and egg on a bed of rice.... ...

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More sports stars

Our Denison representativesOn Wednesday Year 6 students Jessica Weeding, Caitlin Turner, Molly North, Ella Maw, Brodie Laycock, Isaac Cox, Henry Sanford and Joel Bresnehan represented Dominic College in the annual Franklin v Denison Football and Netball matches which are hosted on our ovals and courts. All students did an amazing... ...

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Plogging and World Clean Up Day

World Cleanup Day and ‘Plogging’ – A new trend at Dominic CollegeTo recognise World Cleanup Day on 15 September at Dominic College, our Kinder-Year 6 Student Represented Council (SRC) wanted to combine a clean-up event with our daily fitness program. Some students had seen the trend of ‘plogging’ online (picking... ...

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DOSA Football Club triumphant

Five years after their 2013 senior premiership, DOSA Football Club not only celebrated a mighty win but for the first time two premierships, as the club won both the seniors and reserves Old Scholars Football Association grand finals.North Hobart Oval was decked out in beautiful yellow, maroon and black streamers... ...

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Derwent Valley Concert Band Spring School at Dominic

Derwent Valley Concert Band Spring School set to attract over 80 musicians The Derwent Valley Concert band is holding their 4th annual Spring School on the weekend of the 5-7 October, at Dominic College. The Derwent Valley Concert Band is extending an invitation to all woodwind, brass and percussion musicians... ...

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Songwriting project during the holidays

The Fra Angelico Project In this exciting school holiday project, students will be exposed to a series of music making experiences including Music Recording, Live Performance, Song Making and Industry Insights. There are three workshop days 8-10 October 9am-4pm, with a performance showcase on 10 October 6pm. Limited places available... ...

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Term 3 House debating concludes

The House Debating competition came to a fitting conclusion last week with the final debates held in The Oratory Space, and with guest adjudicator Mr Casni presiding. Congratulations to the Year 7/8 Guzman Team (That our treatment of animals in the food industry is inhumane), and the Year 9/10 Siena... ...

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Kinder Bears visit the Br Peter Dezani Design Centre

Following on from learning experiences of building and constructing, Kinder Bears were offered opportunities to experiment with the use of hammers and sandpaper in the classroom to help develop their coordination and motor skills. To encourage further learning and new skills, Kinder Bears were invited up to the woodwork room... ...

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Music and Dance Showcase success

On Thursday 20 September over 180 students participated in the second Dominic College Music & Dance Showcase. The event gives us the opportunity to present the large scale music and dance performance works in a suitable venue, the Don Bosco creative Arts Centre, GYC. The evening featured the larger Dance,... ...

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The importance of friendship

The Importance of FriendshipChildren choose friends who enjoy the same kind of activities as they do. Friendships fluctuate and change as children grow older and they begin to understand themselves more. Friendships are an important part of school life; some students may have a couple of very close friends, whilst... ...

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Joe Brooks speaks to 7-10 students

In 2018, the Year 10 Leaders have undertaken work to address Mental Health with students in our community. College Captain, Maggie Baker, drove this through our first ever Mental Health Week. To continue this great work, Maggie went through the Beyond Blue website and requested a speaker for our College.Maggie... ...

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P&F update on activities

It has been a very busy month with P&F members involved in many school and community activities, all gearing up the Colour Run and Community Fair next term.Hardworking volunteers came out in force to support our Father’s Day Stall and we had a fantastic range and variety of gifts again... ...

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Roll up for the Dominic Community Fair

Dominic College is delighted to celebrate its upcoming School Fair, on Friday 2nd November from 3.30 to 7.00pm. Join us for an afternoon of delicious food, handicrafts, rides and entertainment for the whole family. Don’t miss your chance to win a Lift 2 Medium Trampoline plus Basketball Hoop Accessory, with... ...

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2019 Fees and Terms & Conditions

2019 FEES AND PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTSThe College emailed all parents and guardians on 1 October 2018, including parents new to the College in 2019, to inform them of the fees that will apply next year, associated payment arrangements and changes to our General Terms and Conditions. If you did not receive... ...

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DOSA Football Best & Fairest

The DOSA Football Club Best & Fairest 2018 Awards dinner, held Friday 12 October at the North Hobart Bowls Club, was a very special night of celebration for the players in the premiership winning reserves and seniors sides, as well as the families, WAGS, supporters and old-timers of the club.Speeches... ...

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Class of 2008 reunion

The ten years reunion of the Class of 2008 was held at Dominic College on Saturday 12 October 2018. Sam Broadby was the instigator and around 30 classmates enjoyed refreshments upstairs at Grantleigh and then a grand tour of the school. We thank Sam for her work in gathering the... ...

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Mano's Cup superstars in Launceston

On the weekend of 12-14 October, the Dominic U10 Soccer team participated in the Mano’s Cup for Soccer in Launceston. This tournament aims to bring the best U9 and U10 soccer teams together for a day/weekend tournament. Our Dominic U10 team lead by super coach Dave Cockerill played amazing in... ...

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College Captains 2019

This week, students and staff were involved in election and discernment processes regarding our student leaders of the College for 2019. Year 9 students spoke to Year 7-9 students and staff at an extended assembly in the Savio Centre on Wednesday and outlined their thoughts on leadership, their time at... ...

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Year 6 Canberra trip

The Year 6 trip to Canberra in the last week of Term 3 was a tremendous learning experience for everyone, and a great success. Each place visited provided new insights and educational richness to our History units about ‘Democracy’ and ‘The Australian Government’. Feedback from the BLOG was positive; a... ...

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DVCB Spring School at Dominic

During the first week of holidays the Derwent Valley Concert Band held its annual Spring School for the first time at Dominic College, utilizing the new state-of-the-art facilities in Fra Angelico. This was the largest attendance thus far for the Spring School with approximately 120 students from around Tasmanian in... ...

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New Japanese relationship

At the end of last term, I visited a number of Salesian schools in Japan, meeting a range of wonderful Principals, teachers and students in Salesian schools. I was warmly welcomed and there was considerable interest in and enthusiasm for our desire to establish a variety of relationships with schools.... ...

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2019 K-6 Captains announced

Last week, Year 2-5 students and staff were involved in election processes regarding our 2019 Year 6 student leaders. We commend all Year 5 students who nominated for leadership roles and prepared excellent speeches about what it means to be a leader at Dominic College. We were extremely proud of... ...

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Dominic at the Royal Hobart Show

Good luck and many thanks to Ms Jane Myers, Mr Mark Nolan, Ms Miriam Cockerill and Ms Judy Scaife who will be working at various times over the coming weekend with our Year 5-10 students and their animals who are entered into the Royal Hobart Show. We are entering sheep,... ...

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Fra Angelico Song Writing School

Dominic College was privileged to host 32 students from 10 different schools during the recent school holidays, to participate in a song writing workshop with high profile Australian Music Director Darryl Beaton. Working alongside Brett Budgeon, Mark Schmalfuss, Greg Souter and myself, Darryl took the students through three days of... ...

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Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival

On Thursday 18 October, our Year 3-6 Athletics carnival was held at the College. The weather looked terrible during set up for the day but once the students arrived the day cleared and we were able to push through without too many issues. The day was a huge success with... ...

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P&F updates on the big Community Fair

Community Fair - Friday 2 NovemberThis year’s line-up of stalls and entertainment is looking fabulous and I know that all students/parents/guardians and old scholars who come along will have an amazing time. Entertainment includes Gee Whizzer, Tas Reptillia, Fishcare, Animal Displays, School Choirs, Taiko Drums and much more. Stalls include... ...

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Year 9 Northern Territory trip

Our Year 9 Central Australia Immersion journeyOn 24 September, 42 students and five staff assembled at Hobart airport. The group prepared to commence the annual Year 9 trip and began their journey from the small island of Tasmania to the outback landscapes of the Northern Territory.Over the course of 12... ...

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Taylah's Speedway success

My family shares my love of SpeedwaySpeedway is a sport where you race on dirt and you are in a car that has a roll cage in it. You also wear a helmet, fireproof gear and neck brace. There are different types of cars you can race. I race a... ...

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Stepping Up - young women leaders in schools

Each year at Dominic College two Year 9 students are selected to participate in a Parliament House event intended to encourage and inspire our young women to pursue leadership roles in school and in the community, and hopefully engage fully in our representative democracy one day. Year 9 student, Annalize... ...

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Moves in the Salesian Community and the Parish

Dear Students, Parents, Caregivers, Teachers and Friends,I take this opportunity to inform you that the Salesian Provincial, Fr Will Matthews SDB, has announced the changes for 2019 which affect the Salesian Community here at Dominic. In January 2019 I will conclude my term as Acting Rector of the College and... ...

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Very colourful event

Last week and this week have been marked by community events which invite all across the College to become involved and deepen further student and family sense of belonging at Dominic. Our sense of belonging comes from participation in a group, the ability and accessibility to contribute to a group... ...

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New College Colours to be awarded

We are pleased to announce a new level of recognition for exceptional achievement that can be worn on the College blazer in our student’s final year at the college – Year 10. Our new College Colours process is designed to recognise exceptional achievement in a designated area of the college.... ...

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Year 10 Japan immersion trip 2018

On 23 September 2018, a group of Year 10 students and two teachers, Mrs Kinne and Kumashiro Sensei, embarked on a journey to Japan for 10 days. Eager to experience a new country, the 12 tourists had different ideas about what to expect and also to what they were looking... ...

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At the Hobart Show

Our 'Science in Action' program continued with exhibiting our Animals for the Royal Hobart Show. We entered the Silkie Bantams, Auracanas and the Pekin Duck into the Poultry Section. Sharni Stoward, Sopie Van Tienen and Ashley Eyles worked very hard to wash and clean their animals so they were looking... ...

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K-2 Athletics Carnival 2018

What a great day!On Wednesday 31 October, the Year K-2 Athletics carnival was held onsite at the College in glorious conditions. The atmosphere was electric and students had an absolute blast in the events of obstacle course, 50m/100m, relays, sack races, egg and spoon races and vortex. The Dominic College... ...

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Reunions update

On Saturday 27 October both the Classes of 1978 and 1998 held a reunion each at Dominic College.Although 20 years apart both classes had much in common: they enjoyed continuing and renewing their friendships, were enthusiastic about staying connected, were impressed by the new facilities and new technologies at Dominic... ...

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Christmas Eve Carols and Mass

Everyone is invited to join our old scholars and families in the traditional Christmas Eve Carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel.DOSA legends Tony Webb and Diane Cerritelli carry on the tradition once more in 2018 with the wonderful support of many helpers.'We do this in memory of dear... ...

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Catholic School Principals meet at Dominic

Last week, the Catholic School Principals from across Tasmania held their Term 4 meeting at Dominic College. The principals meet collectively four times a year as what is known as the Catholic College of Educational Leaders (CCEL).CCEL attend to and discusses a range of educational matters concerning all of our... ...

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Remembrance Day ceremony

On Wednesday 7 November, Year 3-10 students and staff gathered for our College Remembrance Day Ceremony. This Sunday on Remembrance Day we mark the final year of the First World War – the Great War – the war to end all wars and its Armistice at the 11th hour on... ...

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The big Community Fair

Our Fair Committee - made up of Anne Lacy, Christine Smith, Sharyn Majchrzak, Pam Cosker, Amanda Page, Jo Berry, Kirsty Schulze, Jess Quin, Hayley Stoddart, Elise Reardon & Sharon Cook - deserve high commendation for their dedication, hard work and hours of organisation that went into this year’s Community Fair.The... ...

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Music, count us in!

On Thursday 1 November, the Hobart Music Count Us In event on Bellerive Boardwalk was taken to the next level, as it became the national broadcast event that 700,000 students tuned into across Australia. Year 3 and 4 Dominic students and our Senior Concert Band who joined 2500 other local... ...

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2019 Leaders Induction

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

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Advanced Food Studies afternoon tea

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

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Year 10 exams begin soon

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

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Music Soirees

This week the Creative Arts Faculty hosted three consecutive nights of music soirees in The Oratory Space. These performances featured all students at Dominic College who are enrolled in private instrumental and vocal lessons as well as a number of students from our new Year 5 and 6 Instrumental Band... ...

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The Three Capes experience

On Friday 9 November a select group of keen and adventurous students set out with Mr Daniel Blake and Miss Tyler O’Neill on a 3-day multi day walk along the spectacular Tasman Peninsula coastline to explore the Three Capes. The small group arrived mid-afternoon at Fortescue Bay, our base camp... ...

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Year 7 2019 Orientation

On 14 November, the whole Year 9 cohort were involved in the Year 7 orientations for next year. The day consisted of multiple activities in which our Year 9 students worked with the new Year 7 students including: a pastoral group session, a tour of the school, an amazing race... ...

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7-10 assembly 21 November

Our 7-10 assembly this week was the final assembly of the year for secondary students. Our 2019 College Captains Maddison Cockerill and Lachlan Rowlands acknowledged the leadership of our Class of 2018 and wished their Year 10 friends well in their exams and their graduation ceremonies and celebrations next week.At... ...

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2019 Leaders function

Last Friday, our 2019 Leaders Induction Ceremony took place, where Year 9 students step up as the new 2019 leaders. Parents and carers of the excited leaders watched proudly in the Savio Centre, as each worthy leader was called to the stage to receive their badge and tie. It was... ...

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Hobart Christmas Pageant

On Saturday 17 November Dominic College was part of the 2018 Myer Christmas Pageant. The weather was beautiful and we had over 50 smiling students from Years 1 and 2, enjoying the atmosphere of the day. Students were ‘stars’ as representatives of the College and as their part in the... ...

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On-line learning for now and in the holidays

At Dominic College students have access to a range of online learning tools. K-6 students have a Mathletics account where they can develop their mathematical skills and an ABC Reading Eggs account for literacy development. Each student has a log on and a password that allows them access to a... ...

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Top names for students in 2018

We have so many great students at Dominic College, but it is always fun to have a look at which names are most popular.The most popular boy's name at Dominic in 2018 was Jack, with Lachlan coming second. The most popular girl's name was Lucy and Ella came second.Again this... ...

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Work & Training Graduation and Awards

Work & Training, Tasmania’s largest private provider of nationally-recognised training and assessment, held their graduation and awards ceremony on Friday 23 November and Dominic College old scholars were prominent.Shania Kava (2014, Glenorchy City Dental, Cert 111 in Dental Aassisting), Daniel Revell (2012, TasTAFE, Cert 11 in Business), Tyler O’Neill (2013,... ...

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The Don Bosco Green Alliance

What is the Don Bosco Green Alliance? The Don Bosco Green Alliance is an international collective of young people from Don Bosco Institutions and Organizations, that contributes to global environmental action, thought and policy. Our mission is to create an environment that is safe and caring for all life on... ...

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Year 7 2019 Orientation

Year 7 Orientation DayOn 14 November, the whole Year 9 cohort were involved in the Year 7 orientations for next year. The day consisted of multiple activities in which our Year 9 students worked with the new Year 7 students including: a pastoral group session, a tour of the school,... ...

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MyState Film Festival

Good luck to film directors Jude Saavedra and Lachie Pullen from Year 9. Their short film ‘Mask’ is an original piece they created for the MyState Film Festival.Mask was chosen as one of three finalists in the high school section. Watch their movie at ...

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2018 Awards Assembly, practising and success

Last Thursday 29 November, our Year 6-10 students, staff and members of their families gathered in the Savio Centre for our 2018 Awards Ceremony. This ceremony recognizes the academic and personal achievements of our students who have achieved excellence in learning and in leadership this year. The Characteristic of Stickability... ...

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2018 Awards Assembly and the Hall of Achievement

Last week our Year 10 students ended their time well at Dominic College. Thank you to all members of our community who were part of their graduation and celebrations and also part of our 2018 Awards Ceremony. It was so rewarding seeing our students in Years 6-10 being recognised for... ...

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Staying active and social

With the school holidays rapidly approaching, we begin to assess what we will do over the holiday break. Through the school year we socialise and see each other every day at school. But in the holidays some students can become socially isolated. Technology can be a wonderful thing, but some... ...

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Relay for Life 2019 Team Dominic underway

In 2015, Dominic College had their first ever Relay for Life Team. $4000 was raised for the Cancer Council. In 2017, Dominic had over 160 students and 40 staff signed up for the Relay and we fundraised over $15,000. Now, in 2019, Dominic hopes to exceed this and our 2019... ...

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Farewell to departing staff

The permanent and limited tenure staff who will be departing the College at the end of 2018 include: Mr Daniel Blake, Mr Brian Brennan, Mr James Gray, Mrs Roslyn Hawkins, Miss Tyler O’Neill, Mrs Jenny McGuire, Br Michael Morrow SDB, Mrs Charmienne O’Brien and Mr Michael Voss. We wish these... ...

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Advent Reflection

‘Present’ of ‘Presence’ “Beloved: May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all…..” (1 Thessalonians 3:12) Reading from 1st Sunday in AdventGod sent a ‘present’ into the world, the gift of a loving presence named Jesus. The Gospel stories indicate that Jesus gave... ...

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Wash House Blues

On Wednesday last week there was an open workshop for family and friends of our Year 3-6 Co-curricular Drama participants. This group have met every Wednesday afternoon this semester and have made solid progress in developing their skills as collaborators and communicators. The group engage with the processes of drama... ...

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K-2 Carols

On Wednesday afternoon, the Savio Centre was packed with parents, grandparents and guardians to watch the 2018 K-2 Junior Carols. The students looked absolutely adorable dressed in a variety of costumes from angels to shepherds and wise men. There was even a donkey or two. Every class sang with great... ...

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P&F News: Program for 2019

The P&F has finished off the year strongly with our final meeting held on Wednesday 21 November and our Christmas Dinner held on Friday 23 November. It was great to look back over the year and celebrate our achievements as a group. We are excited for next year and the... ...

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Launch into Learning concludes for 2018

Launch into Learning concluded for 2018 last week. Thank you to all the wonderful families that have come along this year and supported the program. We have thoroughly enjoyed watching the children participate eagerly in the activities.In 2019, LIL session times and location of the program is changing. We will... ...

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DELC Holiday Program

Dominic Early Learning Centre, run by Discovery, held their big Christmas party last Friday, and the community enjoyed our oval, facility, tents and barbecues as well as some fabulous entertainment in jumping castles, face painting and Santa.The Vacation Care Program is now available and you can see the information here:... ...

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URSTRONG Parent/Child Workshop announced

Dana Kerford is a teacher, "Friendship Expert" and the founder of internationally-recognised friendship programs, GirlPower and GoodGuys from URSTRONG. In Term 1 2019 Dominic College parents have the chance to experience one of Dana's workshops on friendships, at Dominic College for a reduced cost of $20 for each participant, (minimum... ...

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2019 Creative Arts Scholarships awarded

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

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Robotic Club end-of-year wrap

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

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A community of Japanese learners

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

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Year 9 - The Abyss

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

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K-6 facilities developments

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

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ADFA Graduation of old scholar

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

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Year 8 boys camp and Year 8 girls camp

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

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Academic awards celebrated at Dominic College

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

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Getting ready for VET Hospitality at Dominic College

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

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Old scholars celebrate Christmas Eve in the Chapel

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

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Final day of Term 4 2018

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

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College Colours awards

College Colours are a level of recognition for exceptional achievement that can be worn on the College blazer in our students’ final year at Dominic College – Year 10. The College Colours process is designed to recognise exceptional achievement in a designated area of the college. Students meeting certain criteria... ...

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The passing of Tempest, our Anglo-Nubian goat

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

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Parent Handbook updated for 2019

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

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Kinder teachers and kinder animals

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

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

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

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Launch into Learning 2019

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

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2019 College Calendar

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

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Project Rockit at Dominic College

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

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Ringing in Year 7s

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

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Vanessa Young

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World Read Aloud Day

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

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Our Salesian Priests and Brothers

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

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Ringing in Year 7 students

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

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Holidays dates and planning ahead

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

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URStrong Workshops at Dominic College

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

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Opening College Mass

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

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After school programs starting soon

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

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Uniform Review & Redesign underway

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

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Supporting young writers at home

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

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Year 7 Bible Liturgy

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

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Prep-Year 6 Assembly 20 February 2019

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

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Time to enrol - for Kindergarten 2020 and Year 7 2021

If you have a child to commence Kindergarten in 2020 or Year 7 in 2021 it is now time to enrol. It is important that you complete an Enrolment Application form and submit to the College as soon as possible. Please note current students attending Year 5 or 6 at... ...

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Dominic students in netball rep teams

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

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International Women's Day breakfast 5 March 2019

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

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Parents & Friends morning tea

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

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Lent Commences with Ash Wednesday

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

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Vision and commitment

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

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Traffic advice

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

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7-10 Assembly 27 February

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

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Frank McDonald Memorial Prize open

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

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P&F News - first meeting 2019

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

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Marching Band workshop

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

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Hina dolls

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

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Fr Peter on Lent

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

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Some tips for Maths success

Mathematics may not be able to teach us how to solve all our problems but it definitely teaches us that every problem has a solution. I’m just no good at maths. We hear it a lot, but it is very seldom true. While it is true that some people are... ...

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International Women's Day breakfast 2019

Thank you to the members of the Dominic College community who joined together for our International Women’s Day Breakfast on Tuesday morning. It was a brilliant gathering with 250 people in attendance and a great atmosphere of celebration and solidarity with women and girls across the globe.Our special guest and... ...

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Open Day 12 March 2019

We hosted 35 families at our successful recent Open Day, on Tuesday 12 March. They enjoyed special tours conducted by teachers and student leaders, learning more about the excellent variety of learning opportunities at Dominic College. Thank you to the students and staff who welcomed our prospective families.Our Open Day... ...

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Balance for Better lecture at UTAS

Being the week of International Women’s Day, last Thursday, I was very pleased to attend the UTAS #BalanceForBetter Lecture: “Why is gender equality so hard to achieve?” where former State Premier, Lara Giddings, was the guest speaker. Lara spoke passionately and honestly about her career and the hurdles she had... ...

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The Calling - Year 9 Rite Journey begins

Year 9 students, Alexander Bourne and Jackie Van Lierop, share with us some of their experience of The Calling.On 28-29 February, the Year 9 boys had their Calling. This was an amazing experience as it was the first step of our transition to becoming adults. We had plenty of activities... ...

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Bullying No Way!

Friday 15 March is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and the theme for 2019 is Bullying. No Way! Take Action EverydayAt our Year 7-10 Assembly on Wednesday, I was very proud of our Guzman Sports Captain Alyssa Mustchin who stood up and reminded students about what... ...

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Catholic Education Week 2019

This Sunday, 19 March, marks the commencement of Catholic Education Week in Tasmania. Next week is designated as a time to celebrate the achievements of Catholic schools. In particular for us, it is a time to honour the great educational legacy provided to us by the Salesians of Don Bosco... ...

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Uniform Review and Redesign Project

As we move through the consultation phase of our Uniform Review and Re-Design Project, I would like extend my appreciation to all members of our College community who completed our on-line surveys regarding our formal uniform and our PE uniform.There were 442 parents who responded to the survey providing us... ...

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Guilford Young College students commended

Congratulations to the following Old Scholars who were recognised for their wonderful academic and community achievements at Guilford Young College in GYC’s Ceremony of Commendation last week:Lily Bennett (Newell): 2018 Principal’s Award for Outstanding Achievement across all areas of College Life; 2018 Guilford Young College Award for Exceptional Commitment &... ...

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Catholic Education Week 2019 celebrated at Glenorchy

Last Sunday saw the beginning of Catholic Education Week. This is a special time when we acknowledge how unique and special our Catholic schools are. Dominic College was warmly invited by Fr Guy and the Parish of St John’s Glenorchy, to join them to commemorate the start of Catholic Education... ...

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Year 10 Marine Studies camp 2019

This week, 15 Year 10 Animal Husbandry students along with Mrs Jessica Palermo and I, spent four days at the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre on our Dominic College Marine Camp. Students learned about marine biology and obtained their boat licenses. The Centre is located right on the water on the... ...

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Harmony Week

Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world, and Harmony Week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Harmony Week celebrates Australian multiculturalism, by promoting inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic... ...

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Taiko Workshop magic

Twenty-four students of Japanese accepted the invitation to participate in a workshop with two professional taiko drummers visiting Tasmania from Japan Makoto Sekine and MorimitsuNot only did the students have the opportunity to experience playing an authentic Japanese instrument, but they also learned about taiko playing technique, discipline and manners.... ...

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Uniform Review Survey update

This week in our newsletter we published the survey data summary for students, parents and staff that has been developed by the Uniform Review and Re-Design Committee.It has been most encouraging that there has been much discussion about the type, style and option improvements with our uniform. Year 3 student,... ...

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Relay For Life 2019, thank you

We have all felt huge pride in our students in Years 5-10 and our staff who formed the 2019 Dominic Relay for Life Team. They gathered for 20 hours overnight last Saturday to honour our donors’ $30,000 plus commitment to the outstanding work of the Cancer Council and walk hundreds... ...

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Moonah Taste of the World and Harmony Day

Did you realise that the 2016 Census showed that 5,701 people who live in Glenorchy were born overseas and 9.4% of the residents speak a language other than English at home? With figures like these we can confidently say that we live and work in a multicultural place. Last week,... ...

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Salesian Youth Dominic College (SYDC)

This year, at lunchtime on Mondays, the Salesian Youth of Dominic College gather together. This group of Year 9 and 10 students formed four years ago as a community to celebrate the teachings and guidance of our founding Saint, John Bosco. Our lunchtime meetings are divided into three parts, FAITH,... ...

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Process Drama

Year 8 Drama students have been exploring the techniques involved in Process Drama. For this style of performance, it’s all in its name: this creative instructional method offers students the experience of an event, a place, or a time period using improvisation as a tool of discovery. Teacher and students... ...

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Year 7 Camp March 2019

On Monday 18 March, Bosco and Guzman Houses headed down to Fortescue Bay for our Year 7 camp. We were looking forward to some amazing experiences such as a four-hour hike, surfing, rafting, studying the tessellated pavement evironment, aboriginal activities and orienteering. On Tuesday we went to Eaglehawk Neck and... ...

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My beautiful balloon

WOW! What an amazing learning experience we had at the Year 5 Hot Air Balloon incursion on Monday 1 April. It was no joke in any shape or form even though the April Fool tradition was mentioned by a few as they couldn’t believe that such an event as this... ...

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Class of 2009 reunion

The Class of 2009 enjoyed a 10-years reunion on Saturday 30 March 2019. Over 30 old scholars met upstairs at Grantleigh in the Basil Fox Room, for nibbles and refreshments. Amidst the catching up and hugs, there was some chat about what the College was like 10 years ago with... ...

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Term 1 Expectations reports

Term 1 Expectations Reports will be emailed to all parents/guardians and students next Thursday 11 April. After a review of these reports in 2018, we have moved to a model where we will be reporting on eight (8) core learning expectations rather than 16. Based on the feedback, some of... ...

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RYPEN

On Friday 29 March, Cassie Mcloughlin, Shakira Cate, Oriel Estorninho and I all attended RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) at the Lea Scout camp off the Southern Outlet. We had the opportunity to go to this program due to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Glenorchy and the... ...

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ANZAC Day 2019

This year ANZAC Day falls during the upcoming Term 1 school holidays on Thursday 25 April. It has become a tradition at Dominic College that all students are asked to represent the College at ceremonies at Glenorchy, Hobart, Lenah Valley, Pontville or New Norfolk. This is a day of national... ...

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Kinder timita and the balloon

There is always something exciting happening at Dominic College and this week we were so very excited to see a hot air balloon on the College oval. We watched from our room as the balloon was inflated and took the Year 5 students and some staff members up in the... ...

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Year 5 Camp at Far South

What a wonderful camp we had at Far South last week! Hastings Caves and the Thermal Pool were awesome. Star gazing around the campfire was amazing, and of course toasted marshmallows are always a favourite! We shared stories together and Fr Damien delighted us all with his campfire activities making... ...

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Da Vinci Decathlon

The Da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. The Decathlon competition places a particular emphasis on higher order thinking skills, problem solving and creativity.Our Dominic team joined other school teams from Hobart in the Nettlefold Library, in Sandy Bay on... ...

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Observation of Easter Rituals

This week, as a community, we have been focused on preparations for one of the most important seasons in the Christian calendar.Our Chapel has seen many visits by classes in spiritual readiness for Easter. Yesterday our K-6 students entered our annual Stations of the Cross. These were led by our... ...

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Japan Study Tour Update

We commenced our journey last Saturday landing in Osaka and heading straight to Kyoto. We had the opportunity to explore a number of temples and castles throughout Kyoto, Osaka and Nara before making our way to Hiroshima. Over the course of the four days we got to taste many local... ...

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Parent & Teacher Interview bookings

During the final week of Term 1, Expectations Reports for Term 1 were emailed to parents. Following an extensive review, the staff and leadership of the College have worked to develop a report that provides quality feedback about how students are applying themselves in their learning across all subject areas.... ...

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Pop up tutor's concert

There is always a great deal of music being made at the College and in the past few days it has been spilling out from Fra Angelico. In the Oratory Space last Friday, our wonderful Music Tutors and their associates, aided and abetted by Music teachers and Creative Arts staff,... ...

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Student Rock Band

The members of the Rock Band range from Years 7 to 10 and we even have a staff member who comes to play as well: Mr Fulton. We started rehearsing together at the start of term. Mr Schmalfuss helps us all with choosing the music, getting our stuff together and... ...

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Learn2Lead

On Friday 29 March, the four Year 9 SRC representatives, Laura Ackerley, Jacob Tarvydas, Alicia Smith and I went to the Menzies Institute for Medical Research building and participated in the Learn2Lead leadership program. On this day we learned some of the skills it takes to become a better leader... ...

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Tasmanian Everest climber speaks to Year 10

As part of Year 10 EMPOWER guest speakers program, John Zeckendorf, the first Tasmanian to summit Mt Everest, shared his story with Year 10 this week. Even more importantly, John demonstrated how he broke down the challenge of climbing Everest into smaller achievable goals.John compared this process to the many... ...

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Welcome back to our Japan travellers

Welcome back to our students and staff from their Japan Study Tour 2019. Students recount some of their time below:Departure date was 6 April. 12 people left and 12 people came back! At 4:30am we said our goodbyes and left. Heading towards a future of uncertainty. A trip full of... ...

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Students help prepare for Provincial Chapter

Ms Gilligan has often reminded me this year that it is a long time since we have had three Salesians working full time at the College, Fr Damien, Bro Barry and myself, all with different temperaments and talents. We too, want to make a difference and contribute our bit to... ...

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Feast Day 1 May

On Wednesday 1 May, we celebrated the lives and great contributions of our patron saints Don Bosco and Dominic Savio. We entered this celebration knowing that we are part of a community that is based on love, friendship and unity in Jesus Christ. For Don Bosco, he believed that Jesus... ...

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Tankyuu Project

During Term 2, the Humanities Department will launch the Tankyuu Project: A cultural exchange program between our Year 8 students and students at our new sister school, Shizuoka Salesio near Tokyo in Japan. This exciting project will allow the students of Dominic College to engage and interact with their peers... ...

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Year 2 win Bunnings Poster competition

Year 2A decided to enter an Easter Canvas competition at Bunnings, Glenorchy last term. Bunnings Warehouse hosted an Easter Community Art Show for local schools and invited our class to take part. This entailed a donation of a canvas, which was to be painted or decorated by our students, each... ...

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ANZAC services

One of our school expectations is ‘we are respectful.’ Over the holidays we commemorated ANZAC day as an opportunity for us to show our respect for those who fought under our flag. As a Dominic community we were a presence at a number of ANZAC day services throughout the Hobart... ...

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Latest news from the P&F

We have had a very busy couple of months since our February meeting with some of our most popular events being very well supported.Thank you to all parents who took the time to come along to the Parent Uniform Forum that was held instead of the March P&F Meeting. Parents... ...

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Japan's Children's Day

On Sunday 5 May, students from Years 2-10 participated in the inaugural Japan’s Children’s Day Celebration at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.Our wonderful students showcased their love for Japanese language and culture in a number of ways.You can see more photos on our gallery: Japan's Children's Day.Year 2-4 students sang... ...

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Jaoan Study Tour 2019

On Saturday 6 April, 10 very excited Year 9 and 10 students, Aran sensei and Mr Casni met at Hobart Airport at 4.30am to venture off to Japan for the 2019 Japanese Study Tour. There was a great deal of excitement in anticipation of the jam-packed itinerary to visit one... ...

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Uniform Review Update

Last week, the College Uniform Review and Re-Design Committee met for the third time with the focus on reviewing perspectives provided from the parent and staff focus groups based on the stakeholder survey feedback. These were held at the end of Term 1. Our student leaders held focus groups with... ...

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Shizuoka Salesio College relationship

At the 7-10 Assembly this week, Harry Breslin (Year 9), Mrs Susie Allan and I had the pleasure of sharing some of our experiences from our recent Japan Study Tour. You can read a more detailed summary of the trip later in this newsletter. Whilst on the study tour, we... ...

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OzBosco 2019

On 3 May, seven students from the Salesian Youth at Dominic College (SYDC) travelled to Safety Beach to attend OzBosco. OzBosco is an annual camp in which Salesian schools nationwide gather together and celebrate being a part of the Salesian community. Ozbosco never fails to amaze and was a fantastic... ...

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Election information from CET

The Federal Elections will take place this Saturday 18 May. Here are links to some frequently asked questions relating to funding in Education and information about how Catholic schools are funded in Tasmania. Catholic Schools in TasmaniaFAQs ...

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Mural Project for College Chapel

Dominic College and ‘Hullabaloo’ Designs have embarked on an exciting collaboration with a Mural Project for our Chapel. This project, initiated by our Principal, Ms Gilligan, and led by Ms Audrey Durbridge, is intended to bring a visually creative element into the interior walls of the Chapel and complement both... ...

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Shizuoka Blog from Mr Mike

Rain, Play, Shine and ShoesThis week has continued to be a learning experience for me at Shizuoka Salesio. Lunchtimes have been occupied assisting Miss Miho Arai in staging a short playlet, written by Mr Akira Taniguchi which will be performed as part of St Mary’s Festival, being presented this coming... ...

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Rite Journey - The Departure

On Thursday evening, Year 9 students and their families participated in the annual Rite of Passage Ceremony, “The Departure”. This is a process that involves expressing gratitude towards the people who have cared for you and looked after you in times of need. Students were invited to write a letter... ...

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Year 7 Drama: Comedy

Laughter is the best medicineThis term in Drama, Year 7 students are getting more than a double dose of humour as they begin exploring the many facets of Comedy in performance. Each week students are developing skills and applying different concepts to create short, performed examples of specific comedy styles.... ...

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Year 6 Reader's Cup challenge

Year 6 takes the Readers’ Cup ChallengeEach year southern Tasmanian schools join together to battle for the coveted Readers’ Cup. This year Dominic College Year 6 students have decided to take the challenge to a new level. EVERY student in Year 6 is working as a member of a small... ...

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Well done, Jacob

Mountain BikingCongratulations to Year 9 student, Jacob Tarvydas, on his performance in last week’s Tasmanian All Schools XC MTB Championships where he placed 15th out of 175 competitors in the Under 17 race. This event is held annually and is one of the largest mountain bike races in Tasmania. There... ...

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VET Hospitality dinner success

This week our new VET Hospitality Class took the opportunity to extend student gratitude to the most significant volunteer group in the College - our wonderful P&F Committee. The VET Hospitality Class prepared and served a three course meal for the P&F in the College Library which was transformed into... ...

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Salesians join the National Redress Scheme

Fr Will Matthews SDB, Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has announced that the Salesian Society [Vic] Inc, also known as Salesians of Don Bosco, was declared as a participating non-government institution in the National Redress Scheme by the Minister for Families and Social Services on 16 May 2019.The... ...

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Salesian Chapter

This week I have been privileged to be invited to attend the Chapter of the Salesians of the Australia-Pacific Province in Melbourne. Together with Paul Mastronadi, Director of the Dunlea Centre, we represented the APSPA Principals at the Chapter. Dominic College and the Dunlea Centre are two of the independent... ...

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Concert for Cambodia

Outreach for Salesian Works in CambodiaFormer student of Dominic College, Ben Dowling, who is now Guilford Young College Vice-Captain is involved in the Salesian Youth movement. This year, Ben is representing Dominic College on the Cagliero Program to Cambodia. Ben and his leadership friends will be holding a fundraiser ‘Concert... ...

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7-10 assembly 22 May

World Challenge 2020: CambodiaStudents interested in a World Challenge trip to Cambodia in December 2020 are invited to bring their parent/carer along to an information session on Wednesday 29 May. This will be held in the College Library starting at 6.00pm. Our World Challenge Representative, will be on hand to... ...

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Walk to School Day 17 May

This year Walk Safely to School Day was held on Friday 17 May. Now in its 20th year, National Walk Safely to School Day is an annual event when all school children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote road... ...

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Simultaneous Storytime

Year 1 celebrated 2019’s National Simultaneous Storytime with a trip to the Glenorchy LINC.National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual event in which a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, educational facilities, childcare centres, family homes, book stores and many other... ...

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Bell Shakespeare visit

On Wednesday 22 May, Year 9 students were treated to a lively exploration and celebration of William Shakespeare’s language and words through Bell Shakespeare’s presentation of “Words, Words, Words”. The actors masterfully took the students on a dramatic journey of epic proportions as they discovered some of the literary techniques... ...

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Year 10 students at MUNA

Last weekend Ursula Harris, Angelica Matusewicz, Jarrod Good, William Meere, Eli Morrison and Thomas Readman joined 46 other Year 10 students from across the state to compete in the annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). MUNA is organised and sponsored by Rotary clubs throughout Tasmania and pits teams of like-minded... ...

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Media students making 5-seconds films

Each year in Media, students are required to take the Five Second Film challenge. Given a double period time constraint, they have to write, plan, film and edit in groups. Each group begins with a title pulled out of a hat or bucket or whichever container is at hand! Then... ...

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Retreats at Dominic College

Once a year every priest, religious brother and religious sister (nun) take a week out of their busy schedules to undertake a retreat. It is a time to take stock, to refresh, reset and return to their places of work and living recharged. Fr Damien is on retreat next week... ...

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Tips from Teaching & Learning for parents

This week marks the halfway point of Term 2. We are three-quarters of the way through Semester 1 and reports are just around the corner. For the last few years Dominic College has not only included a statement about your child’s achievements but we have also highlighted particular areas where... ...

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3-10 Cross Country Carnival

Congratulations to each and every one of our students who participated in last Friday’s 3-10 Cross Country Carnival. It was certainly a busy day for both students and staff alike, with not only running races underway, but also many novelty activities for students to try. Thank you to all staff... ...

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Year 5 at Port Arthur

On Wednesday 22 May, Year 5 visited Port Arthur as part of their history unit entitled Convicts: Victims or Villains? We enjoyed wonderfully sunny conditions as we participated in an educational tour of Point Puer, a cruise on the harbour and an afternoon spent searching for historical clues as part... ...

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World Challenge 2020

On Wednesday 29 May, World Challenge representatives Hannah and Rachel were on hand to help launch the World Challenge trip to Cambodia for 2020. They hosted a parent evening in the College library were many families braved the cold weather to learn about this amazing opportunity. Students currently in Years... ...

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GYC Subject Handbook 2020

GYC have completed their course handbook for 2020 and copies will be available during their liaison and planning sessions this month. You can view an electronic version here: GYC 2020 Handbook. ...

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Uniform Review update

The Uniform Review and Redesign Committee recently met to consider initial designs that have been developed for Dominic College’s new uniform by Elizabeth Delahoyde, Head of Design at Perm-A-Pleat. These designs have been based heavily on the consultation data as well as Ms Delahoyde’s experience of what will best meet... ...

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Year 8 retreat

The Year 8 Retreat was held on Tueday this week. Students were invited to enter into a special time of reflection where they could begin to understand more about recognising the importance of others around us and to see God in each and every person. Students were encouraged to see... ...

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Jaoanese Sports!

UNDOUKAI - Japanese Sports Day at Salesio Shizuoka JapanOn, Saturday 1 June, the Year I to 6 annual sports day was held at Salesio. Students have been preparing for weeks. Although similar to our Sports Carnivals, there were distinctly Japanese touches. Being Saturday, there were extended families present, complete with... ...

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Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Education Program

On Wednesday 26 June 2019, K-2 students will have the opportunity to experience Bravehearts’ Personal Safety Education Program; “The Ditto Show.” Bravehearts are proud of this program and believe that by providing children with the basic principles of personal safety, they are providing them with the tools to stay safe.... ...

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K-6 assembly 29 May 2019

Last Wednesday, 29 May, our Kinder–Year 6 students enjoyed an assembly with some amazing class performances. Our Year 1 students sang their Japanese song about being in Year 1 – ‘Ichinensei’, Year 1A performed the hilarious story ‘Piranha’s Don’t Eat Bananas’ as they focused on expressive reading and Year 2A... ...

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Prizes for Entertainment Books

New prize offer for Entertainment Book supporters There are great prizes to be won soon for Entertainment Book holders. Everyone who has already purchased a Dominic College Entertainment Book is already in the draw. If you now purchase an Entertainment Book or Digital Membership App by Friday 5 July you’ll... ...

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K-2 Development continues

The development of our K-2 precinct continues and we have recently achieved support for our Development Application from the Glenorchy City Council, contingent on some additional conditions being met.It is exciting to be at the stage of signing off on the interior designs of our purpose-built classrooms. The first stage... ...

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Year 9 retreat

On Tuesday 11 June we held our Year 9 Retreat at the Lindisfarne Rowing Club. Students were invited to enter into a special time of reflection where they could begin to understand more about the power of forgiveness and reconciliation, and the need for healing in our own hearts. There... ...

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K-6 assembly 12 June 2019

On Wednesday Kinder – Year 6 joined together for another wonderful assembly focusing on friendship. Our new friendship program ‘U R Strong’ is being implemented in classrooms, and during the assembly, we focused on some common language and the introduction of the first two friendship rules – No friendship is... ...

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Skateboard art

In Term 2, students in Year 8 have been working on their Design and Composition unit, which is more commonly known as the skateboard unit!It’s a slow and steady process which involves researching a number of modern and contemporary artists in the area of painting, street art and design. Then... ...

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Madi Browne at Dominic College

Netball star, Madi Browne, visits Dominic CollegeAs part of developing the relationship of elite athletes and juniors, Dominic College hosted netball star, Australian Diamonds player, Collingwood Magpies co-captain, Madi Browne to run drills with and answer questions from our students on Thursday 6 June in the Savio Centre.This was one... ...

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Concert for Cambodia at GYC

On Thursday 6 June, Dominic College old scholar, Benjamin Dowling, (Class of 2017) organised and ran a music concert to raise funds for students at Don Bosco Technical School in Cambodia. Ben is joining the Cagliero Project to Cambodia later this month, as part of a team of young people... ...

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A Day at Shizuoka

A Day at Shizuoka Salesio with 8 C7.55-8.05am Arrival. Students arrive in formal uniform and change into sports uniform for the school day. This is done every day.8.05-8.15am Reading: Silent reading. The Bell: Chimes indicate end of sessions across the day. (It’s the first few bars of Ave Maria)8.15-8.25am Study:... ...

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Year 6 Say It Loud

Say it Loud is an ongoing playbuilding project which all students in Year 6 have been developing in their Drama classes. The project culminates in a performance of their original work. This performance will be presented next Tuesday June 25. Each class has a difference performance time scheduled. All performances... ...

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Building better friendships

You may have heard your son or daughter coming home with phrases such as “we had a friendship fire,” or “it was mean on purpose.” These phrases are important terms/phrases from the URStrong friendship program which we have begun implementing in Years 1–6, with a focus on the language in... ...

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Goal setting day coming up

Year 3-10 Goal Setting Day,By now you will have received our letter detailing the Year 3-10 Goal Setting Day we are having on the Monday 22 July 2019. If you have not received this letter, please let us know immediately. Our K-2 teachers will also work with Year 3-10 students,... ...

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Junior taiko begins

Junior Taiko Begins! - a lunch break well-spentDominic College Year 4 students have been offered yet another fun way to spend their lunch break: playing taiko drums! Earlier in the year, all interested Year 4 students came to the LOTE Room to try their hand at taiko drumming. They were... ...

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Year 5 Taster Day

On Tuesday, Year 5 students from St Paul’s Catholic School, St Therese’s Catholic School, Holy Rosary Catholic School and St Brigid’s Catholic School joined our own Year 5 students in participating in our annual Year 5 Taster Day. Students were treated with performances from our 9/10 Dance Class and our... ...

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Holiday Reading is Important

Research has found that when children read extensively they become better writers. It also helps them become more aware of some of the issues, ideas and facts about the world around them. Reading a variety of genres helps students learn text structures, vocabulary and language techniques that they can then... ...

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Kindergarten Mud Day

It is eight degrees and children at Dominic College Kindergartens are stomping in puddles, making mud soup and running through the afternoon sun. They are rugged up in old clothes, rain jackets, gumboots and matching waterproof puddle suits. This year we are developing a Bush Kinder site behind the Property... ...

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Year 6 Say It Loud 25 June

How far can one idea take you? On 25 June, parents and loved ones were treated to performances from our Year 6 classes. This was a celebration of the students’ hard work and creativity in the Drama unit – ‘Say it Loud’. This unit is a playbuilding project. Playbuilding is... ...

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Sculpture workshop

During their specialist Art classes on Friday 14 June, Year 3 students were treated to a sculpture design workshop with Matt Calvert. Matt is a sculptor of considerable renown with major works in public spaces throughout the country and four pieces in situ at our own MONA. He has been... ...

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Can anyone help show off Tassie?

Call for friendly Tassie guides!A teacher from our Japanese sister school, Mr Akihiro Shimomura (teacher of Music and English, and conductor of the school choir) will be participating in the Dominic College-Shizuoka Salesio School teacher exchange during Term 3. He will be working at Dominic mostly with teachers of Japanese,... ...

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MMK Taco Bowls

Home Made Taco Bowls Ingredients: - Recipe makes 6 taco bowls 1 Flat Bread per person1 carrot2 sticks of celery¼ of a red capsicum¼ of a green capsicum1 tomato200g of cheese500g mince1 onion 2 cloves of garlic150ml of pasta sauce (passata or equivalent)Taco seasoning (1 packet)Taco sauce- to tasteSour Cream-... ...

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Annual Report 2018

The College’s 2018 Annual Report has been completed and is now on our website. The Annual Report provides a comprehensive summary of the College – its initiatives, events, progress and achievements. The document highlights our financial income and expenditure and capital development. Key information on student attendance, NAPLAN results and... ...

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NAIDOC Assembly

On Wednesday, we marked the commencement of NAIDOC Week. This weekend, around Australia, communities will be celebrating the history, culture and achievements of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We have over 50 Aboriginal students in our school community of whom we are very proud. Annually, we celebrate NAIDOC... ...

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BRACE: Online Anxiety program

Many of us can get confused about the nature of anxiety and especially, when to really worry about it. Anxiety refers to feelings of worry, nervousness, or a sense of apprehension, typically about an upcoming event where the outcome is uncertain, or where a young person feels he or she... ...

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Once, Then. Now: Morris Gleitzman

ONCE Year 6A started reading a series of books written by the outstanding author Morris Gleitzman. Through reading these stories we have got to know characters and have been transported to different places through their settings. We have been able to empathise with the main characters in his books in... ...

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Festival of Voices

The Dominic College 5/6 Choir spent Monday and Tuesday preparing to sing as part of a massed combined choir at Tasmania Sings, in the City Hall on Tuesday evening. The Dominic students combined with 500 other children from schools all around Tasmania, working with the conductor Christie Anderson from Adelaide,... ...

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Game 400 for DOSA legend

On Saturday, 29 June 2019, old scholar, Brendan “Snowy” Loveless (1990) played his 400th game with the DOSA Football Club, the first player ever to do so.Snowy is DOSA through and through! He started in 1995, but only played three games. Since then. despite ACL surgery and broken legs, he... ...

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From Ben in Cambodia

On the afternoon of Saturday 29 June, I flew to Melbourne to meet the team travelling to Cambodia for The Cagliero Project’s yearly immersion program. From there we travelled to Phnom Penh, stopping in between in Bangkok, totalling my flight time to about 11 hrs. Since arriving in Phnom Penh,... ...

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Entertainment Books prize drawn

Dominic College Entertainment BooksThe special Entertainment Book prize draw was conducted on Friday. The winners have been contacted. Congrats to:Major Prize Winner – RYDGES Voucher – Rosanna GerardSecond Prize – Entertainment Book - Aaron DaveyThird Prize – Frank’s Cider Voucher - Kathy LyneMany people find the Entertainment Books a useful... ...

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50 years since the moon landing

At the end of these coming holidays there will be celebrations of a significant event: the first manned landing on the moon, that of Apollo 11, took place on 20 July 1969 (US time) and in Australia it was 21 July.In those days the coverage of a live international event... ...

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Mental Health Week 2019 announced

Dominic College Captains, Maddison Cockerill and Lachlan Rowlands, are proud to launch Mental Health Week 2.0. Following the great success of the 2018 Mental Health Week, we have expanded further, with more workshops and guest speakers from all over Australia. From the moment we were elected captains, we knew we... ...

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Parent Teacher interviews

K-6 Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Monday 29 July, Tuesday 30 July and Thursday 1 August from 3.30pm-5.30pm each day, with times also available on the Tuesday from 6.00-7.30pm. These interviews will be held in the College Library.7-10 Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday 6 August from 4.00... ...

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Book Week 2019 from 19 August

The Children’s Book Council of Australia theme for Book Week 2019 is: ‘Reading is my Secret Power.’Book Week runs from 19-23 August and there will be activities throughout the week in K-6 classrooms and the library. We will be having a Book Week Dress Up Day on Wednesday 21 August... ...

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Welcome Mr Akihiro Shimomura

This week we welcomed back Mr Mike O’Brien, our Director of Creative Arts K-10 from his exchange time at Shizuoka Salesio School, Japan. At the same time, we have warmly welcomed Mr Akihiro Shimomura from Shizuoka Salesio onto our teaching staff for this term. Our students are very excited about... ...

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Robocup Junior Regionals success

Dominic College's three entries in the Robocup Junior Hobart Regionals all progressed to the State Finals on the weekend.Zoelle Lin gained 1st Place Secondary Rescue DC Dominators (Kyan Cubit, Leo Newman, Sam Annie, Seb Bush) 3rd place Primary Rescue DC United (Matthew Rime, Abel Sony Vallera, Ethan Lane) 1st place... ...

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Morning Tea Tour coming up!

Are you looking at where to enrol your children in 2020 or 2021? Parents are invited to join us for a morning on Friday 16 August for a College tour, to see our facilities and the difference Dominic College can make. You will feel the vibrancy and the nurtured environment... ...

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Catholic Art Competition win

Congratulations to Year 9 Visual Arts student, Shakirra Cate who was named as the winner of the Arch’s Archies, an Art competition initiated by Catholic Education Tasmania. Shakirra entered a drawing of our Patron Saint, St John Bosco whose iconic face is known internationally and represents the face of kindness... ...

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Academic Pathways Evening coming up

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9, together with their parents/carers are invited to attend the Academic Pathway evening session from 6.30-8.00pm on Tuesday 20 August in the Savio Centre. Teachers will be available to provide assistance and advice with elective subject choices for 2020.The evening will begin with a... ...

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Dominican Saints Feast Day Mass

Wednesday 31 July was our Dominican Feast Day where we celebrated the lives and great contributions of our Dominican patron saints Dominic Guzman and Catherine of Siena. We entered this celebration knowing that we are part of a community that is based on love, friendship and unity in Jesus Christ.... ...

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Quiz Night announced

The 2019 Year 10 student leaders are running a number of fundraisers in preparation for their Year 10 gift to the conclusion of 2019. A new initiative that will be led by the Academic Captains is a Dominic College Quiz Night.This exciting event will be held at the conclusion of... ...

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Science Fair on 14 August

Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking once said, “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” As Science Week approaches we have asked our students at Dominic College to be curious... ...

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Shimomura sensei profile

Mr O'Brien, recently returned from his own teacher exchange to Shizuoka Salesio, interviews Mr Akihiro Shimomura for our newsletter: ...

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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 productive Term 3.Thank you to all families, teachers and students who supported our PJ Day on the last day of Term 2 -... ...

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Congrats Luke Golding

In a huge milestone, old scholar Luke ‘Gobble’ Golding (1997) played game number 300 for the DOSA Football Club at the TCA on Saturday, in an important win over Hutchins for the reserves side.Luke has been the face of DOSA for many years and continues to make it all happen... ...

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Developing writing in the Early Years

In Kinder tuminana this week, I have been reminded of the wonderful process by which emergent writers become more adept at transferring their thoughts to paper. The realization that what they are putting on paper conveys meaning to someone else is a powerful moment to be a part of. I... ...

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Dominican Sisters arrival celebration

60th Anniversary of arrival of Dominican Sisters in TasmaniaIn 1959, 60 years ago, the Dominican Sisters arrived in Hobart, to bring Catholic Education to the Northern Suburbs. They founded St John’s Primary and Holy Name schools in Glenorchy, and Holy Rosary school in Claremont. Years later they co-founded Dominic College... ...

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Song writing and music making workshop

Song Writing and Music Making Workshop: 30 September – 2 OctoberDo you like song writing? Is this something that you are interested in, but have never tried before? Come along to the Song Writing and Music Making Workshop for three days during the next school holidays. Hosted here at Dominic,... ...

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Science Fair coming up

Wednesday 14 August is coming quickly upon us and that means it is time for the Dominic College Science Fair. The Science Fair will include a variety of exciting and engaging activities from our students. All parents and carers are welcome as are grandparents and other family members. As this... ...

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Mental Health Week: special K-6 events

This year there will be a College-wide focus on mental health during our Mental Health Week 26-30 August and students in K-6 will also be working on developing positive Mental Health.Hot Chocolates before SchoolPart of good mental health is ensuring that we eat a good breakfast, this helps our brains... ...

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Maestro Eager gives masterclass

On Monday our Senior Concert Band participated in a rehearsal and masterclass with world-class conductor and soloist Mark Eager from the UK. Maestro Eager took the band through a number of techniques, with a focus on wind instrument technique, musicality and dynamics, sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge... ...

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Senior Concert Band to Queensland

Senior Concert Band on Tour Our Dominic Senior Concert Band embarked on Thursday for their first interstate tour where they will perform in the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival to be held at Villanova College. Dominic College will be the first school from Tasmania to perform at this... ...

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Year 3 Molesworth visit

On Tuesday 6 August, 61 Year 3 students, 5 Staff Members and 10 parents ventured to Molesworth Education and Environment Centre for a day full of challenges, teamwork and learning in the great outdoors. The excursion aimed to support learning in the classroom within our HASS units including the importance... ...

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History

Published histories of Dominic CollegeThere have been a handful of general histories of the Dominic College and its predecessors, Boys' Town, Savio College and Holy Name School.As with any history, the "facts" presented are by necessity the viewpoint of the author/editor of the articles who has always decided what information... ...

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Interschool chess tournament

On Tuesday 13 August, 22 students from across Year 4 – Year 9, represented the College at the Kids Unlimted Southern Interschool Chess Tournament. Students participated in seven rounds of competitive chess, against students from The Friends School, The Hutchins School, St Virgil’s College, St Aloysius Catholic College, Mt Nelson... ...

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ACEL Award for Mrs Kumashiro

Congratulations to our Japanese teacher, Mrs Belinda Kumashiro who has been awarded an Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) TAS Teacher Leadership Award for her outstanding initiatives and excellent leadership as a teacher. Mrs Kumashiro has taken a fledging Japanese language program at Dominic College and developed it into a... ...

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Ticket to play

Ticket to Play is a Tasmanian Government initiative designed to reduce the cost of participating in club sporting activities for Tasmanian children. Tasmanian children aged 5 to 17 who are listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card, or who are in Out of Home Care, are eligible... ...

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Academic Pathway evening

On Tuesday 20 August over 400 parents and students from Year 7, 8 and 9 descended upon the Savio Centre for our annual Academic Pathway Evening. The terrible weather did not deter families from attending this important event in the life of the College. This shows how much our school... ...

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Senior Concert Band Tour to Brisbane

On Thursday 15 August, 35 excited band members from Years 6 -10 left the College by bus, bound for the Hobart Airport. After several weeks of rehearsals everyone was well-prepared for a jam-packed stay in Brisbane. Needless to say, the weather was a contrast to what they left in Hobart.Friday... ...

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Cagliero Immersion 2019

At the end of June, I began my Cambodian immersion. In total I spent 10 days in Don Bosco Technical School (DBTS) in Phnom Penh and the other four days in Siem Reap. Our trip focused on the charism of the Salesians and St John Bosco, service of the young.... ...

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Library activities

What’s been happening in the Library?For the second half of Term 2 our library focus was on Australian stories which frequently involve Indigenous narratives, native animals and capture the unique culture, identity and customs of Australia. These stories often paint a picture of a resilient and independent people, who rise... ...

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Science Week Fair at Dominic College

Last Wednesday we celebrated Science Week by holding our second Science Fair. It was rewarding to see so many students engaged in their experiments and having a great time. One group of students who shone academically were the Year 9 and 10 students. Each one of these students undertook an... ...

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Launch into Learning news

Our numbers at Launch into Learning (LIL) are growing every week with many new families taking up the offer of our free program for birth to four year olds. Each week the children are able to immerse themselves in craft, fine motor activities, role play, and construction and music activities.... ...

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Cagliero Volunteers called

Volunteer Opportunities for English Teachers, Youth Workers and Youth Ministers The Cagliero Project is an initiative of the Australia-Pacific Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, providing overseas volunteer experiences for Australians who wish to work with disadvantaged young people. We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers for January 2020 departure. Our... ...

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Trivia night is OFF

Trivia Night postponed Year 10 students are disappointed to advise that Friday night’s Trivia Quiz event has been postponed due to insufficient prior bookings. Although support was growing, bookings did not meet the minimum advanced ticket sales necessary to meet the required deposits for catering and support. We know many... ...

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Mental Health Week success

We have had a fabulous week this week with much energy focused at the College on our Mental Health Week. According to the World Health Organisation, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of... ...

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Veritas magazine for 2019

The old scholars magazine, Veritas, for 2019, was mailed out to families and old scholars early this term. If you did not receive a copy please email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au with your postal address and we will check where your magazine was sent. If other family members would like to receive our... ...

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RoboCup success

Over Term 2 and 3 students in Robotics Club have been preparing to compete in Robocup Junior competitions. On Saturday 27 July three Dominic College teams competed in the Hobart Regional. DC Dominators came 3rd in Primary Rescue. ‘Z’ which the is the team name for Zoelle Lin achieved 1st... ...

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Music & Dance Showcase 2019

Thursday 19 September is the date for our Music & Dance Showcase for 2019. The Showcase gives an opportunity for our larger scale Dance and Music works at the College to be presented in a suitable venue with full stage and an auditorium that can accommodate family and friends of... ...

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Morning provocations in Kinder

By now you will have noticed that each morning your child’s class has a number of ‘activities’ set up to be explored after they have put away their bags and signed in. These ‘activities’ are referred to as provocations. So what is a provocation? In childhood education, the term provocation... ...

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Mental Health Week, from the Captains

Last week, Mental Health Week 2.0 took place with more workshops and activities and guest speakers from all over Australia. Last year’s inaugural Mental Health Week was a huge success but we wanted to build and make it even bigger and better. We’re proud to announce that it was yet... ...

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Clarence Eisteddfod success

Dominic Choirs have traditionally been very competitive at the Clarence Eisteddfod. The current results have seen our Concert Bands move up several notches with equally strong results reflecting the development of Music at the college. At this year’s 51st Clarence Eisteddfod, Dominic College entered three concert bands and one instrumental... ...

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VET at Dominic College

Dominic College is a member of the consortium of Catholic Colleges that offer a VET in schools program as part of our elective offerings.Students can undertake 3-4 units in the following courses: Introduction to Construction Introduction to Engineering Pathways Introduction to HospitalityFurther information about units covered in these course can... ...

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Prep Twilight Night

In our Term 3 Science unit, Weather in our World, Prep is exploring how daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life. Through guided investigations, the students are engaging in observing events, asking questions and describing changes about the weather and how it affects us. To complement these... ...

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Talking Heads 2019 announced

The 8th installment of this ongoing performance project will be presented in the Oratory Space in the first week back in Term 4. Talking Heads is an ongoing challenge our Senior Drama students undertake to deepen their experience through one of the most demanding of theatrical forms, the monologue. After... ...

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Tournament of Minds Year 4/5

Tournament of Minds is an inter-school problem-solving competition, which fosters creative thinking, cooperative learning and teamwork.The Dominic team known as the Dominic Brainy Bunch was made up of the following students from Years 4 and 5: Kyan Cubit, Abbie Doran, Zac Forey, Callum Kelly, Cameron Moase, Georgia McPherson and Laura... ...

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Uniform Review information

The Uniform Review process has been completed in Term 3 and families will be updated at the end of this term.There were 442 parents who responded to the survey providing us with a wealth of data and excellent perspectives. Our Year 3-10 students completed the survey and there were 683... ...

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Student trip blogs coming up

In September each year Year 6 and Year 9 make their exciting immersion trips, Year 6 students travel to Canberra and Year 9 students to the Northern Territory. When they eventually graduate from Dominic College old scholars often recall these trips as some of the best times of their education.Parents,... ...

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Melody saves the day!

With a special request from Ms Gilligan for the Year 9/10 Japanese elective students to collaborate with Shimomura sensei on a piece of artwork using the school motto in Japanese, we faced a challenge. Where to source a very large brush for very large calligraphy? At that point Shimomura sensei... ...

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60th anniversary of Dominicans in Glenorchy

Last Sunday a larger than usual congregation gathered at St John’s Church in Glenorchy at the 10.00am Mass to celebrate the 60th anniversary since the arrival of the Dominican Sisters in Tasmania.Several mainlander based Dominican Sisters and former workers in the Lord’s vineyard in Glenorchy were able to be present... ...

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Music & Dance Showcase an amazing evening

On Thursday night 19 September, the College held our third annual Showcase of Music and Dance at the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre at Guilford Young College. Indeed it was a wonderful showcase of performing arts talent from Years 3-10.One of the outstanding features of the evening was the high... ...

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Farewell Shimomura sensei

On Monday, students in Prep to Year 6 gathered in the Savio Centre to farewell Shizuoka Salesio teacher exchange participant, Akihiro Shimomura.The gathering began with a heartfelt speech from Shimomura sensei about his time spent at Dominic College. He presented the College with the calligraphy artwork he produced using pony... ...

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Living History - Year 5

On Tuesday the Year 5 re-enactment was just sensational, what a rich learning experience everyone had, not only for those living the life on the goldfields, but also for the other classes that took a step back in time.We were blessed with favourable weather too, scrumptious damper, hot potatoes, lemonade... ...

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DOSA Grand Finals success

The Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) Football Club defeated Richmond in both the Old Scholars Football grand finals on Saturday 21 September. Back to back premierships in Seniors and Reserves! What a day! The final scores were:Reserves - DOSA 11 13 79 Richmond 8 13 61Seniors - DOSA 14 14... ...

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Parents & Friends News

It has been a very busy month for the P&F with members involved in many school and community activities.In conjunction with the Clark and Franklin Footy & Netball day, the P&F held an after school BBQ for all students and families on Wednesday 18 September. It was a very successful... ...

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Back to School - Resources

Helpful resources to prepare for the school year: General Information: 2024 Term Dates 2025 Term Dates Stationery and Booklists 2024 Bus Timetables 2024 2024 Fee Schedule 2024 Payment Arrangements General Terms And Conditions 1 Jan 2024 Centrelink Request CECT Sibling Discount 2024 Attendance Information Student Code of Personal Appearance Uniform... ...

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A Talking Heads record!

Year 10 student, Matilda McGovern will be performing for the 4th time in TALKING HEADS this week in the Oratory Space. A feat unmatched in this performance project, now in its 8th continuous year. Matilda was in JUNIOR TALKING HEADS when she was in Year 7, was a guest performer... ...

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Three more reunions for 2019

There are three more reunions planned for 2019, two at Dominic College on 2 November and one in Salamanca on 9 November.1979 40-years reunionYear 10 1979 are doing the double-trouble afternoon and evening on 2 November 2019.First the old scholars group is meeting upstairs in the "White House" at Dominic... ...

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Rotary Peace Pole Ceremony

As part of the national Rotary Club’s ‘100downunder’ project, students at Dominic College recently held a peace vigil and ceremony to commemorate the installation of a Peace Pole on the school grounds. A gift from the Rotary Club of Glenorchy, the Pole is an active reminder to think and act... ...

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Tasmanian Japanese Speech Contest 2019

On Tuesday 22 October, 29 wonderful students of Japanese participated in the annual Tasmanian Japanese Speech Contest with over 300 students from over 30 schools around the state. As anyone who has ever entered this type of event will know, making a speech that will be judged is a daunting... ...

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Dominic Community Fair P & F Update

Roll up, roll up, the Dominic College Community Fair is nearly here! I cannot believe that next week our Community Fair will be up and running! Our Fair committee has been working overtime this year to bring all students and parents the biggest and best Fair they can. This year’s... ...

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Asian Festival

What a week we have had in Kindergarten to Year 6, immersing ourselves in learning about various countries and people of Asia. Gallery All classes and students contributed to the creation of our Gallery space. Classes took time this week to visit the Gallery and find out what their peers... ...

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The Gift of a Mural

2019 Year 10 Leavers have designed and gifted a beautiful mural to the College as a parting gesture in their last year. The mural project facilitated by Visual Arts Teacher Ms Audrey Durbridge, and the result of the students’ creative collaboration and planning throughout the year, is now installed in... ...

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International Men's Day Breakfast 2019

The 2019 International Men's Day Breakfast was a huge success this year, attracting around 150 attendees, to acknowledge the men in our lives and to hear our special guest speaker, Liam Jones.Liam, an Old Scholar from the Class of 2007, is best known for his successful AFL career playing for... ...

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Dominic College Fair 2019

College Community Fair - Outstanding P&F VolunteersThe Dominic College Community Fair was held last Friday and I would like to thank all parents, staff, students and old scholars for their contributions to this very successful event.Despite the intermittent rain, it was a highly successful event, with the community rallying and... ...

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Christmas Eve Carols and Mass

Everyone is invited to join our old scholars and families in the traditional Christmas Eve Carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel.DOSA legends Tony Webb and Diane Cerritelli carry on the tradition once more in 2019 with the wonderful support of many helpers and the special support of Anne... ...

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Hall of Achievement 2019

Two more distinguished old scholars have been inducted into Dominic College's Hall of Achievement, during the College's end of year awards ceremony, the Years 6-10 Awards.Prof Brett Williams (1987) and Dr Melanie Wuttke (1995) joined students, family, staff and guests for the awards ceremony and spoke to students about their... ...

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Farewell to our 2019 Year 10 Students

Congratulations to our Year 10 Class of 2019 who last week finished their compulsory secondary education at Dominic College. At their Graduation Mass our wonderful Year 10 students officially became Old Scholars and had the opportunity to reflect on and celebrate their time together as a year group of friends... ...

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Top names for students in 2019

We have so many great students at Dominic College, but it is always fun to have a look at which names are most popular.The most popular boy's name at Dominic in 2019 was Jack, with Samuel coming second. The most popular girl's name was tied between Ella and Lucy.Again this... ...

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Students Awarded Prestigious ICAS Medals.

Dominic College Year 9 Students Oscar Breslin and Cassandra McLoughlin were recently awarded the prestigious International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) medals for Mathematics and English. This is an outstanding achievement for the students who were two of 980,000 contestants for ICAS awards across Australia and South East Asia.... ...

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Carols at Twilight

As another active and successful academic year came to an end, the Dominic College community gathered in the Tolosa Park Reserve to celebrate Christmas with the inaugural College Carols at Twilight event. The occasion was attended by hundreds of Dominic students, their families, and friends, and was a time to... ...

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Dominic and Discovery Celebrating 10 Years of Partnership

The milestone of the ten-year partnership between Dominic College and Discovery Early Learning was a timely opportunity to bring families and staff together for a big birthday party and Christmas celebration. The occasion was an opportunity to reflect on the success of the collaboration, and its benefit to the local... ...

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Christmas Eve in the Dominic Chapel

On Christmas Eve each year, old scholars and friends of Dominic College celebrate with carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel, in memory of Br Peter Dezani SDB.This year's ceremony was managed with his usual capability by Mr Tony Webb, celebrated by College rector, Fr Peter Rankin SDB, assisted... ...

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2019 Yearbook now available

The 2019 Yearbook, which was distributed at the end of Term 4 2019, is now available for you to view or download from the College website: 2019 Yearbook.On our Yearbook page, you will find a selection of older yearbooks, which we hope we can add to in the future.Each year,... ...

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International Women's Day 2020

Each year Dominic College invites an old scholar to be the special guest at our Women's Day breakfast. Our guest this year is Dr Joanna Vince (nee Krasnicki, 1992) who is a Senior Lecturer in the Politics and International Relations Program, at the School of Social Sciences in the College... ...

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Information for Parents Regarding the Coronavirus Alert

Dear Parents and Families Many schools across Australia are acting in response to the recent outbreak of a new coronavirus in Australia. The virus, which is believed to have originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, was confirmed to have reached Australia over the weekend with four cases reported in... ...

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New community event: Dominic/DOSA Trivia Night

Everyone loves a trivia quiz night and now Dominic College is hosting the first ever Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) Trivia Quiz Night fundraiser in support of the Br Peter Dezani Scholarship Fund. The Br Peter Dezani Scholarship Fund is used to provide assistance for new students who begin Year... ...

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Putting Boundaries in Place to Support Learning and Teaching at Dominic College

The phenomenal growth of technology and its role in education for 21st century teaching and learning, has been very extraordinary. Dominic College has a philosophy that technology has enabled learning ‘anywhere and anytime’. Our Year 5-10 Lap top program has embraced this context. However, the exponential explosion of technology is... ...

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DOSA Football news

DOSA Football Club players have returned to pre-season training at Dominic College for the 2020 Old Scholars Football roster which commences in April.The DOSA Football Club Annual General Meeting in February, confirmed the following positions: Co-Presidents: Cameron Golding and Brendan Loveless; Vice President/Secretary: Aaron Davey;Treasurer: Sarah Curtain General Committee: Luke... ...

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Library Lovers Day

On Valentine's Day this year, Dominic College celebrated it’s first Library Lovers Day! Library Lovers Day is a fun way for students and teachers to engage with their library and explore the reasons why libraries play an important role within their communities as well as encouraging everyone to celebrate their... ...

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The Odd Couple - The Oratory Ensemble - Term 1 Production - POSTPONED

The Oratory Ensemble, is the name of a production company that aims to give Dominic College students experience as performers, stage managers, theatre designers, lighting and sound operators as well learn to ushering and run front of house. In an ensemble, there are no, ‘stars’. Everyone is of equal, no... ...

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Dominic College's Odd Couple

This term Year 9/10 Drama students present Neil Simon's 'Odd Couple' in the first production by Dominic College's The Oratory Ensemble.The Oratory Ensemble, is the name of a production company that gives Dominic College students experience as performers, stage managers, theatre designers, lighting and sound operators as well learn to... ...

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DOSA Football hosts Daisy for Round 1

DOSA Football Club have signed Dale Thomas to play a one off game for the Club in Round 1 of the Old Scholars Football Association roster. Collingwood Football Club premiership player and life member, recent Carlton player, 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here' runner-up and Triple M commentator,... ...

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Year 7, 2022 Information Evening

Dominic College Year 7, 2022 Information Evening is being held on Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 at 6.30pm in the Oratory Space. This evening is an opportunity for our current Year 5 students and prospective students and their families to see the facilities and subjects we have on offer. Families will... ...

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Principal's Update - Coronavirus

Over the weekend, the first case of the Coronavirus was established in Hobart and the public notified via the media. I wanted to write to you to ask that all of us in the Dominic College community be vigilant with and use the same common sense measures that we would... ...

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International Women's Day Breakfast 2020

Our annual International Women’s Day Breakfast was held this week in the College Savio Centre. This is a wonderful community event, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We were delighted to welcome our special guest speaker, Dr Joanna Vince, a Dominic College Old Scholar and UTAS... ...

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Dominic DOSA Trivia Quiz Night cancelled

The Dominic DOSA Trivia Night Quiz scheduled for 27 March has been cancelled.With so many community and school events being cancelled or suspended the DOSA Committee felt there would be mixed feelings about supporting such an event, whatever people thought about risks.We thank the community for their enthusiasm and all... ...

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COVID-19 Update from Dominic College Principal

Dear Dominic College Community, Firstly thank you to all families for your positive support of our College decisions undertaken in the light of the national and state directives for the management of the Coronavirus and its impact on communities. The health and safety of our students and staff are upmost... ...

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COVID19 - PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE 22 MARCH 2020

Sunday 22 March, 2020Dear Dominic College Families,My gratitude to all families for your positive support of our College during this unprecedented phenomenon of the spread of the Coronavirus and its impact on communities. I have written to families in the College Newsletter this week regarding this. The landscape of this... ...

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COVID-19 PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE - FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020

27 March, 2020 Dear Families, Today the Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein announced that families who are not essential workers can keep their children at home commencing this Monday 30 March. The ABC News has reported “Schools will remain open, but where possible from Monday parents should keep their children home... ...

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Dominic Old Scholars Association update

All physical activities of the Dominic Old Scholars Association have been cancelled or suspended by the DOSA Committee, as the community would expect.This has included the regular Committee meetings, social occasions, the inaugural Dominic/DOSA Trivia Quiz night, arrangements for the DOSA Football season launch and Round 1, and the Daisy... ...

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Kindergarten to Year 6 Assembly Awards

One of our favourite parts of Kinder to Year 6 assemblies is when students who have been exceptional learners and true friends get acknowledged by their teachers. It is usually very difficult to decide who is awarded these as our students are so amazing. Even though we are currently not... ...

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COVID-19 PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE - 10 APRIL 2020

Dear Families, Greetings to all of you as we enter the Easter weekend. It is my hope that you are well and that your children have enjoyed the first four days of their extended Term 1 break. As you know, this past week, all Teachers and Teacher Assistants worked... ...

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Child Sexual Abuse in Institutions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse concluded its investigations in 2017 after five years, 57 public hearings extending for 444 days and nearly 8,000 private sessions. The Commission found that many children were sexually abused in religious institutions in Australia and that the greatest number of... ...

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DOSA Football Club wine offer

Dominic College, the Dominic Old Scholars Association and the DOSA Football Club have a great partnership and support each other in their endeavours. With the Old Scholar Football Association roster unable to commence so far this year, DOSA Football have not only been unable to get started with their football... ...

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Mamma Margaret's Kitchen - Cooking at Home

Remote Learning has been a well embraced challenge by students throughout the Food Technology courses. The Food Technology teachers have been creating cooking videos and pantry challenges. Year 7s are currently working on their 'design a salad' task where they research flavor combinations and dressings to see what works well... ...

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Remote Learning in Japanese Lessons

Harnessing the Power of TechnologyJapanese learning has been powering ahead for students from K-10 so far this term. In our attempt to try to overcome some of the hurdles of remote teaching and learning, Aran sensei and Kumashiro sensei have been trying to make the most of the new opportunities... ...

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2020 Term 1 Year 7-10 Expectation Awards Presentation

Diamond Awards are presented to students who receive full marks in all of Dominic College’s expectations – Attitude, Engagement in Learning, Organisation and Independent Learning. Students can see which award they received on SEQTA Engage.Here is the full presentation https://youtu.be/FJjAKTHtBOM ...

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PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE - 24 MAY 2020

23 May, 2020Dear Families, Greetings to all of you as we prepare for our K-10 students to return to the College on Monday 25 May.Firstly I want to extend my gratitude to all families for your outstanding support during this difficult time when we had the majority of our students... ...

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Subject Selection for Years 7- 9 for 2021

Dear Students, Parents and Carers, Students and families in Years 7-9 will begin the process of choosing electives for 2021 this term. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines regarding large gatherings, our elective selection process will be moved entirely online this year. From 16-26 June, our SEQTA Engage and SEQTA... ...

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A Blessing in Disguise

Over the past few weeks our Year 6 instrumental/band students have been spending time in the Fra Angelico DAW (digital audio workspace), recording small ensemble pieces. Here they learn the language of a recording studio with the help of Band tutor Mark Schmalfuss. Mark has significant experience in audio production,... ...

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Old Scholar Football update

The Old Scholars Football competition will commence 11 July and will conclude with the grand final on 3 October. DOSA Football Club co-president, Mr Cameron Golding, said the team was looking forward to the start. ‘We have been training over summer and at the TCA when permitted. The boys are... ...

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Old Scholars magazine distributed

The 2020 issue of Veritas, the magazine of the Dominic Old Scholars Association, has been distributed recently, to staff, families and old scholars.The free annual magazine includes articles on contemporary and historical education at Dominic College and its predecessors and the lives of our old scholars, from a range of... ...

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Reunions and College visits update

Are you from the Year 10 classes of 1980, 1990, 2000 or 2010? Or the Savio and Holy Name Year 10 classes of 1970?At Dominic College we try to hold reunions for classes each ten years. During 2020 we would normally host reunions for the Year 10 classes from 1970,... ...

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Launch into Learning is back!

Dominic College's Launch into Learning program is back, following the COVID-19 regulation closures. We are so excited to welcome back all our families and resume this wonderful program. LIL is a free early learning program for 0-4 year olds and their parents or carers, which provides opportunities for parents and... ...

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The recent death of Sr Maura McAvoy OP

Sadly Dominican sister and former staff member of Dominic College, Sr Maura McAvoy OP passed away in Auburn NSW on Monday 6 July after some weeks of ill health.Sr Maura had extensive leadership experience and generously served the Dominic College community from 1991-1993 as Principal of the then Dominic College... ...

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Term 3 Parent Teacher Interviews - Book Online Now.

Following our very successful Parent Teacher Interviews in Term 2 using Microsoft Teams we have decided to utilise this platform again for our Parent Teacher Interviews in Term 3. We will again contact students and parents via the student device. Parents can log into SOBS (School Online Booking System) to... ...

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OzBosco Connect 2020 - Good Christians and Honest Citizens

This year, OzBosco Connect, will be an online event taking place from August 14th to August 16th - the birthday of Don Bosco! Join together online via Zoom, during a series of morning and evening sessions across three days.We'll be hearing from:Stephen Eguino a.k.a. The Bosco Beats, New York, USAAkec... ...

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DOSA Football teams defeated by Hutchins

DOSA's second round of the Old Scholars Football Association roster on Saturday was at the TCA against Hutchins but both reserves and seniors lost.In the shortened season the teams are desperate for improvement and showed glimpses of potential in a hard-working but fruitless and bitterly cold afternoon.Crueled by serious injuries... ...

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Premiers Reading Challenge

Congratulations to all our Prep-Year 6 students who successfully completed the 2020 Premiers Reading Challenge of 10 books in 10 weeks! Sophie Ransley (Year 6) was a lucky winner in one of the weekly prize draws. Sophie’s prize was a Hawthorn Football Club reading cushion which was presented to Sophie... ...

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Prep - Year 10 Assembly

At Dominic College we love our gatherings and we were delighted to hold a Prep - Year 10 Assembly on Wednesday 5 August, the first since February. Our theme for this Assembly was ‘Belonging to and Creating Dominic College Community’ where we shared our students’ accomplishments with their peers. We... ...

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TALKING HEADS 2020

TALKING HEADS is an ongoing performance project for our Year 9/10 Drama students. In spite of COVID-19 restrictions preventing us from performing for parents, friends, and the wider school community, we are able to present the project for student audiences. On 10 and 11 September, selected classes from electives in... ...

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DOSA celebrates wins in Snowy's milestone game

DOSA Football had two important wins against St Virgil's on Saturday at the TCA, making sure of their qualification for the semi-finals in reserves and seniors and making the day even more memorable for those celebrating Snowy's day.Old scholar, Brendan "Snowy" Loveless, Class of 1990, played game number 417 for... ...

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School and Community Partnerships

Dominic College is always looking for ways to enhance student learning, partnering with local businesses and community organisations. Partnerships provide access to experiences, support and resources not available within the school. We seek partners who are committed to common purposes and goals. Our K-2 Development project has created a wonderful... ...

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Science Week in Prep

National Science Week was a big event this year in Prep. The theme for 2020 was ‘Deep Blue: Innovation for the Future of our Oceans’. Science Week gives us the opportunity to increase our engagement and understanding of ocean science. We live on an island and our oceans are ever... ...

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Mr Matthew Stolp, Men's Breakfast guest speaker

Mr Matthew Stolp, Dominic College old scholar, Class of 1989, has been announced by Dominic College Principal, Ms Beth Gilligan, as the special guest speaker at the 2020 Dominic College International Men's Day breakfast on Tuesday 10 November commencing at 7am for breakfast and proceedings from 7.15am. Matthew is an... ...

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DOSA wins through elimination finals

DOSA Football players and supporters couldn't be happier with both reserves and seniors winning their elimination finals on Sunday!Reserves: DOSA 15 8 98 to St V 10 2 62 inc 7 goals from Tim Golding (2001) for DOSA.Seniors: DOSA 11 14 80 to Uni 12 5 77Both preliminary finals are... ...

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Season finishes for DOSA Football

For the first time in many years there are no DOSA teams in Old Scholar Grand Finals in 2020, as both seniors and reserves DOSA Football teams were beaten by their opponents in last Saturday's preliminary finals.In the seniors, OHA won by 6 points 11 14 80 to 11 8... ...

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Br Peter Dezani Scholarship Fund raffle

The Dominic College Old Scholars Association (DOSA) is conducting a raffle to raise money for the Br Peter Dezani Scholarship Fund, which will support students to enrol at Dominic College who otherwise would not be able to do so. The prizes for this raffle are vouchers ($300, $150 and $50)... ...

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Matthew Stolp, Men's Day breakfast guest speaker

'Being a part of these pantry drives with Matthew was one of the most rewarding things I have done,' said teacher and old scholar, Emily Wilkins, about working with our guest speaker at the International Men's Day breakfast in November. Emily graduated from Dominic College in Year 10 1995, the... ...

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Class of 2010 10-years reunion

The College successfully hosted its first reunion of the year on Saturday 31 October 2020. We hope this signals a return to more normal and on-going connections of old scholars after what has been a difficult year for the community!The reunion had been postponed several times since Term 2 and... ...

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DOSA Football Best & Fairest Awards

The Old Scholars football season concluded with the annual Best & Fairest Awards Dinner on Friday 30 October and the players and club were able to celebrate some of the highlights of 2020 and come together to anticipate an enjoyable and successful 2021 season.DOSA Football Club co-President, Mr Cameron Golding,... ...

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Where in the World?

Now that we are globally connected the opportunities to learn about our world have increased in every classroom. In Kindergarten the students are part of a global initiative that celebrates who we are. This ties in with their current curriculum focus of I am unique… there is no one else... ...

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Dominic College's 2020 Men's Day breakfast

The 2020 Men's Day breakfast was a great success raising over $2800 for scholarships for Salesian schools in Samoa. The breakfast featured an important address from our special guest, Mr Matthew Stolp, old scholar Class of 1989, as well as participation by our leaders and parents. The International Men's Day... ...

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Year 8 Dance - A Year of Opportunities

It has been a year of opportunities in Dance. Not only have students developed work in different styles, they have also been able to do this in different venues. For the majority of the year, Dance classes have been held at Jenina’s Dance Workshop Studios. Our students have enjoyed being... ...

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Christmas Eve Carols and Mass

Everyone is invited to join our old scholars and families in the traditional Christmas Eve Carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel.DOSA legends Tony Webb and Diane Cerritelli carry on the tradition once more in 2020 with the wonderful support of many helpers and the special support of Anne... ...

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Congrats to Uniform Raffle winners

Thank you to all families who supported the DOSA Uniform Raffle, which was drawn under the sails on 25 November by Ms Leesa Baker.The winners were: 1st Kylie Henderson, 2nd Max Korenstra, 3rd Trudy Peterson and these winners have been contacted to collect their vouchers for the Uniform Shop.The raffle... ...

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Dominic honours two more old scholars

Dominic College held the annual Years 6-10 Awards Ceremony on Thursday 26 November 2020 in the Savio Centre. Students receive awards and trophies for a range of subjects and nominations. Each subject studied has a student awarded, and all the winners are published in the College Yearbook. There are also... ...

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Class of 1980 Reunion

The 40-years anniversary of the Year 10 Class of 1980 was held at Dominic College on Saturday 28 November.This was just second reunion we have held at the College as we were unable to host reunions during much of the year with COVID precautions. Old scholars appreciated the opportunity to... ...

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Class of 1990 reunion

The 30-years reunion of the Year 10 Class of 1990 was held at Dominic College on 5 December 2020.A very enthusiastic group of old scholars gathered in the Basil Fox Room upstairs at Grantleigh and as they greeted and caught up the noise was huge! Just like the old days!... ...

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​2021 Relay For Life

We are very excited to bring to you the 2021 College and Vice Captains first initiative for 2021: Relay For Life! In 2019, Dominic entered a team into Hobart’s Relay For Life, and have now made it a tradition that every two years Dominic will put forth a team, raising... ...

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Christmas Eve 2020

On Christmas Eve each year, old scholars and friends of Dominic College celebrate with carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel, in memory of Br Peter Dezani SDB.The ceremony this year saw a good congregation of old scholar families, current families, some new and some old faces. The event... ...

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International Women's Day breakfast 2021

The Women's Day breakfast is on Wednesday 10 March 2021 commencing at 7.15am and concludes by 8.30am. It is always a memorable community occasion and all girls from Year 5 to Year 10 are invited along with their mothers or special family. Old scholars, staff and our friends in the... ...

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Leading the Way to Support Others

The Relay for Life initiative is a national fundraiser for all those who have been touched by cancer in one way or another. This initiative is an especially important fundraiser for the Dominic College community as they continue to support their fellow student Ella James who was diagnosed with Acute... ...

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Class of 2000 reunion

The 20-years reunion of the Year 10 Class of 2000 was held on Saturday 23 January at Dominic College. The reunion had been postponed for a few months because of the COVID pandemic and even at the end of 2021 the outbreaks in Sydney and Brisbane forced many of our... ...

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World Read Aloud Day

On the first week of school for 2021, Dominic College celebrated World Read Aloud Day. This popular event celebrates the joy of reading and sharing stories in three easy steps: 1. Select a book 2. Find a buddy 3. Read aloud! It was lovely to see our K-10 students taking... ...

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A Masterclass in Introduction to VET Hospitality

We have a very enthusiastic group of students who have enrolled for the Introduction to Hospitality VET course this year under the guidance of Applied Studies Teacher, Mr Cameron Golding. Recently they had the wonderful opportunity of a masterclass with a Queensland based Chef, Lauren Kinne from Elska Restaurant in... ...

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​URStrong – Our Friendship Focus

URStrong – Our Friendship Focus The URStrong program is a cornerstone of the Kinder – Year 6 EMPOWER program and focuses on children teaching others how to treat them. Friendships mean the world to our students and we use the URStrong program as it supports children to establish and maintain... ...

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Dominic College IWD breakfast 2021

The annual Dominic College International Women's Day breakfast was held on Wednesday 10 March 2021 in the Savio Centre. Over 240 students and adults enjoyed breakfast, prayers, music and reflections from our guests. Over 10 years, the breakfast has become an important community event where we celebrate and discuss ways... ...

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Marine Camp

A group of twenty-seven Year 10 students went to the Woodbridge Marine Centre recently to spend a week learning about the Marine life living in the D’entrecasteaux Channel. This is a part of the Animal Husbandry and Marine Studies elective. Students stayed at the West Winds Community Centre and participated... ...

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Relay for Life 2021 - A fundraising record for Dominic!

Congratulations to our 2021 Relay for Life Team Last weekend, Dominic College fielded a large team of Year 5-10 students and staff for the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life. Students were committed and enthusiastic in their contribution to the 2021 relay. Many dedicated students actively fundraised over several few months.... ...

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Project Compassion

Project Compassion is the major annual fundraising appeal of the Catholic Church. It is organised by Caritas Australia and runs each year throughout Lent. Every student, the staff members, and the families of Dominic College participated in activities throughout Lent at the College and gave generous amounts of time, money... ...

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​Active Engagement in Music K-4

Active Engagement is an important part of teaching and learning at our College. In K-6 Music, our specialist teachers – Mrs Katherine Denholm, Mr Martin Smith, and Ms Kylie DeCalmer – are constantly working to ensure high levels of teacher and student engagement across all Music classes. To ensure... ...

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AGFEST 2021

AGFEST was a wonderful and rich learning experience for all involved. Twelve students attended the event, the bus and truck were loaded and left on Tuesday 4 May and arrived at AGFEST at 1.00pm to unload our sheep in preparation for the show to begin. It was an amazing atmosphere... ...

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​Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee Finalists

Fifty Dominic College students in Years 3 – 6 recently competed in both the Local and then State rounds of the Prime Ministers’ Spelling Bee. All our students recorded terrific scores with high levels of accuracy. We are proud of all these students. Last week we received notification that three... ...

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​Music and Dance Showcase Returns

The Music and Dance Showcase provides Dominic students with the opportunity to present some of the larger scale Performing Arts offerings to the school community. As with the Creative Arts Festival, the aim of the Showcase is to show the work that students are undertaking as part of their course... ...

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Dominic Students at Campbell Town Show

Recently, five Dominic Animal Husbandry students travelled to the showgrounds at Campbell Town to showcase Dominic's Border Leicester Sheep and compete against other breeders and schools across the state. The students entered a variety of classes and were up against sheep studs and breeders who have been breeding stock in... ...

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The Buddy Experience

Year 1B (1 nimina) recently spent quality time with their Buddy class, Year 4A. The Buddy experience provides a valuable time for both older and younger students to connect and share their understandings. Together these Buddy classes have enjoyed hearty conversation, good humor, and have shared an opportunity to... ...

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Japanese Cultural Experience Day

On Wednesday 16 June, Dominic College Year 4 hosted students from New Norfolk and Molesworth Primary Schools, and Holy Rosary and St. Paul’s Catholic Schools and took part in an immersive day of Japanese cultural experiences. The day began with a welcome Assembly and a video of our friends at... ...

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​Kindergarten News

Term 2 has been an exceptionally busy term in Kindergarten. We have experienced our first Cross Country, a K-6 Assembly, Reconciliation Week - we are very proud of the Rainbow Serpent Kinders tuminana and timita made for Reconciliation Week. If you are in our foyer area, please have a look... ...

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Veritas 2021

The free annual old scholars magazine, Veritas 2021, was mailed to families and old scholars in June. We try to send one copy for each household, but if you received extra copies which you do not wish to keep, please return them to any student services office for reuse. If... ...

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Pedagogical Framework

Since 2018, the Dominic College teaching staff have been explicitly working on their competencies in understanding and delivering ‘high impact’ teaching. We have worked with Qld Education Consultant, Yvana Jones on this professional learning. In 2019, the College’s Teaching and Learning Team K-10 worked with Yvana on translating and shaping... ...

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Class of 2011 10-years reunion

The Class of 2011 enjoyed their 10-years reunion on Saturday 24 July 2021 at Dominic College. It was their first reunion and despite the absence of interstate old scholars due to the lockdowns and quarantines, the group was large and enthusiastic.Principal Beth Gilligan said they were an impressive group of... ...

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Creative Arts Festival 2021

The tradition of curating an exhibition of student work in tandem with Performing Arts events has been evolving over a number of years at Dominic College. On the one hand, it allows some work to be created specifically for this event, but most importantly, it provides us with an opportunity... ...

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DOSA Wine Offer launched

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Salesians in Glenorchy, the Dominic Old Scholars Association has teamed with the Tamar Valley’s Holm Oak Vineyards to produce three DOSA 2021 celebration wines.DOSA Pinot Gris: This wine has lifted floral aromatics, underpinned by typical pear characters. The palate is... ...

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Festival of Voices - Tasmania Sings!

At the end of Term 2, students from Year 6 at Dominic College joined with students from thirteen other Choirs to rehearse and perform in Tasmania Sings! as part of the Festival of Voices. A big thank you to our dedicated students for their preparation for and participation in this... ...

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Vale Brian Smith

DOSA Football Club announced that Mr Brian Smith, past parent, DOSA Football Club Life Member and loved and respected friend of the College, the Club and the Church, died this week. the Club's honorary historian and chronicler, Mr Jack Szymanski, wrote of Brian's contributions to the Club:Vale Brian Alfred SmithIt... ...

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Wine. Cheese. Hard Times.

The Dominic Old Scholars Association invites you to enjoy a treat for the senses and the mind!The 2021 Creative Arts Festival features an inspiring exhibition of student art at the Long Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre, as well as nightly performances of drama and music students in a production... ...

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VET Hospitality Enjoy All Things Chocolate

On Wednesday 11 August the VET Hospitality students were lucky enough to have a masterclass on all things chocolate in the 7-10 kitchen. Qualified Chef and hobby chocolatier Simon Hull (Husband of Kitchen Learning Support Assistant, Gill Hull) was generous enough to give up his own time, being a Chef... ...

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​Hobart Hurricanes and Tassie Tigers K-2 Visits

K-2 students at Dominic College were lucky enough to meet some local superstars firsthand last week when cricket stars Caleb Jewell and Tim Ward made a special visit to the College. Caleb plays for the Tassie Tigers and the Hobart Hurricanes and Tim plays for the Tassie Tigers and both... ...

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Music and Dance Showcase

On Thursday 6 August, over 150 Dominic students performed at the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre to an energetic and responsive audience. Our Music and Dance students rehearsed throughout the day and came to the evening energised and ready to perform. This Showcase gives our students the opportunity to present... ...

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Aboriginal Program and Reconciliation Action Plan

Aboriginal Program Dominic College takes great pride in our Aboriginal students and their families who are connected to and continue one of the oldest living cultures known in the world. We have over fifty Aboriginal students who attend the College in Kindergarten – Year 10. One of our aims as... ...

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The College's Mural of kunanyi

‘kunanyi’ is an original collaborative artwork that was created in 2019 by Tasmanian Aboriginal artist, Mr Reuben Oates, along with Dominic College Kindergarten to Year 10 Aboriginal students, in workshops during the College’s annual celebration of NAIDOC Week. The artwork depicts kunanyi, the palawa kani naming of Mt Wellington. The... ...

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Aboriginal Student Leaders

Two Year 6 Aboriginal students have been selected to be members of the College’s K-6 Student Representative Council (SRC). Another Year 9 Aboriginal student has been selected to be a member of the Year 7-10 SRC. These roles, especially for Aboriginal students, were developed in 2021. The Aboriginal SRC... ...

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Acknowledgement of Country

Dominic College uses the following Acknowledgement of Country: For thousands of years Aboriginal Tasmanians have walked this Land, on their own country as custodians to their Earth Mother. Their unbroken relationship with the Land, waters and sea was and remains to be at the Centre of their lives. These Lands,... ...

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The Aboriginal Flag

Dominic College flies the Aboriginal Flag in two places on its property. It is flown with the Australian flag and the Tasmanian state flag at the entrance to our Year 3- 5 precinct. It also flies singularly with our commemorative symbol to remember the muwinina people in our K-2 precinct.... ...

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Dominic College Commemorative Installation

In 2021, a simple commemoration was developed to acknowledge the original custodians of the lands on which Dominic College has been built – the muwinina people. Wooden poles, sawn from forest trees have been used to remind the College community of the destruction of the muwinina people. The commemorative plaques... ...

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​K-2 Classes and their Learning Spaces

With the permission and support of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, in 2019 Dominic College began naming its Early Years classrooms using palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aboriginals. The College embarked on this process in order to: Heighten the significance of the amazing retrieval and revival of palawa kani, the... ...

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The Dominic College Peace Pole

With permission, palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines is also used on the College’s Peace Pole, acting as a reminder to think and act in the spirit of peace to all. The College’s Peace Pole was a gift from the Rotary Club of Glenorchy in 2019 and is part... ...

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​Aboriginal Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

At Dominic College, we recognize the importance of reconciliation and are committed to ensuring our school community values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures. Our formal Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a public commitment to reconciliation. It is lodged with Reconciliation Australia’s and placed on the... ...

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NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. At Dominic College, we stop what we normally do, gather together and pray for the lives and future of our First Nation peoples during NAIDOC Week. The acronym NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines... ...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

The College first commenced marking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August 2021. Children’s Day is a national day dedicated to celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children across Australia. It is a time when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities celebrate the strengths and... ...

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​Highly Significant and Culturally Important Dates

Highly Significant and Culturally Important Dates* that Celebrate or Recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Culture26 January Invasion Day Australia's national day, the 26th of January, is celebrated as Australia Day in recognition of the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. But for Indigenous... ...

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​The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures priority

Dominic College integrates the Australian Curriculum’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures priority into its teaching and learning programs. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures priority provides opportunities for all students to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living... ...

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​Dominic College’s Library

Our Library holds many resources for use in our development and awareness of Aboriginal histories, culture and perspectives (fiction, non-fiction and reference) in print and digital formats. Five key online resources can be accessed readily by students, staff and families: Library Catalogue (which provides access to a range of other... ...

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​palawa kani Word Wall

A word wall is a literacy tool comprising an organised collection of words which are displayed to provide a visual reference for students for their language and communication development and interaction. The College’s palawa kani Word Wall is part of our tangible commitment to being an inclusive community. Each word... ...

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Mr Paul Curtain, Men's Breakfast 2021 guest speaker.

Mr Paul Curtain, Dominic College old scholar, Class of 1970, is our special guest speaker at the 2021 Dominic College International Men's Day breakfast on Tuesday 9 November commencing at 7.15am for breakfast, entertainment and reflection.Paul Curtain has been a fierce advocate for community sports and participation all his life.... ...

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​Theatresports: Years 3-6 Competition

Theatresports is worldwide phenomena in which drama and improv games are played as team sports. The object of the event is to let your imagination run riot exercise your improv skills and most importantly, participate and have fun. The top ten rules for Theatresports are: 1) Say ‘yes and ...’... ...

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​Year 4 Camp – An Amazing Adventure

Recently, our Year 4 students set off on an amazing adventure; their first overnight school camp at Dominic College! The camp location was Blue Lagoon, Dodges Ferry, and the purpose of the camp was to develop stronger connections and relationships with each other, connect with the outdoors, focus on Aboriginal... ...

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Dominic Community Outreach

Dominic College does much to reach out to those in need. Our Outreach and Fundraising Policy directs us in the fundraising that we focus on as a community. Our students, families, and staff do much to make a difference with our support of St Vincent de Paul, Caritas Australia, and... ...

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In Their Shoes

A Drama Immersion was created for the Year 7 Alternative Program in Term 1 this year. As 2021 commemorates the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Salesians in Glenorchy, Tasmania, it is an opportune time to give our Year 9 students the experience of delving into founding stories of... ...

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1981 Year 10 Class Reunion

The Class of 1981 enjoyed their 40-years reunion on Saturday 2 October 2021, upstairs in The White House, Dominic College. It had been ten years since their last reunion, so the school had physically changed in its many new buildings and facilities improvements in just that short time.The old scholars... ...

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2021 DOSA Football Best & Fairest Dinner

The Dominic Old Scholars Association Football Club held its annual Best & Fairest Dinner and presentations evening at the Carlyle Hotel on Friday 8 October 2021. A huge crowd of members, supporters and guests enjoyed a loud and glamourous evening to finish the 2021 season.Mr Cameron Golding and Mr Pat... ...

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1970 Holy Name Year 10 Class Reunion

The girls from the Holy Name Class of 1970 celebrated their reunion in the White House at Dominic College on Saturday 9 October 2021, with DOSA wine and champagne and a lot of laughs.Beth Harvey from Holy Name and some friends had planned a reunion at Dominic College back 18... ...

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Important Message - Dominic College Principal - Re: Three Day Lockdown - 15 October 2021

A Message from the Principal - Dominic College 15 October, 2021 Dear Families, RE: Three Day Lockdown in Southern Tasmania and Dominic College Arrangements This afternoon, we have been informed by the Tasmanian Premier, Mr Peter Gutwein that Southern Tasmania is going into a three-day lock-down due to potential... ...

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1991 30-years class reunion

The 30-years Year 10 Class of 1991 Reunion was held at Dominic College on 6 November 2021, upstairs in the White House and a good crowd enjoyed proceedings.Finger food, plenty of liquid refreshments and photos and documents were ready as the middle-aged old scholars arrived. Sarah Mulcahy brought along some... ...

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Class of 1971 50-years reunion postponed

The 50-years reunion of the Year 10 Class of 1971 was supposed to be held on Saturday 16 October 2021, but it was caught up in Tasmania's snap lockdown, causing havoc for our interstate visitors!Our reunion champion organisers recommended postponing their reunion until early next year and Diane and Greg... ...

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Bubbles getting scarce

The DOSA Wine promotion will be finishing soon. In fact, one of the three delicious varieties is now being withdrawn from sale. Our sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay has been removed from the Trybooking sales in all of its permutations (singles, sixes and mixed dozens) though there is still a small... ...

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Christmas Eve carols and Mass in the Dominic Chapel

Everyone is invited to join our old scholars and families in the traditional Christmas Eve Carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel.DOSA legends Tony Webb and Diane Cerritelli carry on the tradition once more in 2021 with the wonderful support of many helpers and the special support of Anne... ...

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Blessing of the new Chapel Memorial Wall

The new Memorial Wall in the Chapel was blessed following Mass in the Dominic College Chapel on Friday 19 November 2021. Family, friends, staff past and present, and student leaders joined together to recognise the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Salesians at Boys' Town in 1946 as well... ...

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​2022 Leaders Induction Ceremony

On Friday 12 November, the College held its annual Student Leadership Induction Ceremony in the Savio Centre. Our new 2022 College leaders were formally presented to the school body, received their leadership badges and their ties of honour. Our 2021 student leaders passed the mantle of leadership to their successors... ...

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2021 Hall of Achievement induction

Dominic College held our annual Years 6-10 Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 24 November 2021 in the Savio Centre. Students receive awards and trophies for a range of subjects and nominations. Each subject studied has a student awarded, and all the winners are published in the College Yearbook. There are also... ...

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Class of 2001 Reunion

An excellent group of thirty-somethings enjoyed an exuberant 20-years reunion of the Class of 2001 on Saturday 20 November 2021.Many thanks to organisers Nat Downton and Aaron Wojcik, who were responsible for planning the afternoon and who also set up the after-party in town. Thanks also to Dominic College Principal,... ...

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​Blessings and Goodbye to Principal Beth Gilligan

On Friday 14 January 2022, our much loved Principal who has been the leader of Dominic College since 2009 will transition to retirement after thirteen years of faithful and dedicated service and leadership to our College. Over the past two weeks we have celebrated the many achievements Beth has had... ...

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Christmas Eve carols and Mass

On Christmas Eve each year, old scholars and friends of Dominic College celebrate with carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel, in memory of Br Peter Dezani SDB.The ceremony this year saw a good congregation of old scholar families, current families, some new and some old faces. The event... ...

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The passing of Fr Peter Rankin SDB

The Principal of Dominic College has announced the passing of former College Rector, Fr Peter Rankin SDB, on Friday 14 January 2022:It is with a very heavy heart and deep sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of our much-loved former College Rector and friend Fr Peter... ...

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Sports Rosters

2023 Sports RostersSports Rosters for all K-10 Teams will be advised. ...

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Year 7 Camp Week Salesian Immersion

In recent years the College has been developing ways that students can learn about the history of Dominic College and the experiences of its students.A successful innovation has been the introduction of a Salesian Immersion program during the Tear 7 Camp Week.While two of the four House groups are attending... ...

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Science in Year 5

In Year 5, we have been studying adaptations in animals and plants in Science. We have explored the different kinds of adaptations – structural, behavioural, and physiological. Students have investigated ways that animals and plants adapt to survive in their natural environments. We visited Animal Husbandry to look at ways... ...

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​Focus on Graphic Novels

What are graphic novels? Are they ‘real’ books? Are they good for our children? These are common questions that parents and teachers ask all the time. Many parents may be concerned that their child is choosing to read graphic novels instead of ‘proper’ books and that somehow this will slow... ...

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Reunion for the Class of 1971

The Savio College and Holy Name Year 10 classes from 1971 had a great reunion on Saturday 9 April 2022 at Dominic College. This reunion was initially planned for October last year, but was caught in the snap lock-down and so the 50th anniversary reunion became the 51st.Organisers, Diane Cerritelli,... ...

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Death of former Deputy Principal Sr Val Grimson op

Sr Valerie Grimson op passed away in Concord, Sydney, NSW on 18 March 2022 aged 97 years.Sr Val was a much-loved Dominican Sister for 80 years, teaching in primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as with vision impaired children.She was Deputy Principal at Dominic College 1976-1978 in charge of... ...

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Happy retirement Mrs Street

Mrs Rosemary Street has retired after nearly 30 years working at Dominic College, but her association with the school goes back to when she enrolled at St John's Parish school when she was 4 years old.In 1966 Rosemary Fielding began Year 7 at Holy Name (which became Dominic College in... ...

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​ANZAC Day Commemoration Assembly

On Wednesday, our Year 5-10 students and staff gathered in the Savio Centre to commemorate ANZAC Day which took place last Monday during the term break. I would like to firstly extend my thanks to all students, families and staff who represented our College at the Glenorchy, Lenah Valley, New... ...

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​Year 8 Retreat

On Monday 9 May, Year 8 students travelled to Lindisfarne Rowing Club for their Retreat Day. The theme for Retreat was Love Thy Neighbour. Students unpacked who their ‘neighbours’ are, both in a local and global context, with a focus on those in need and the less fortunate. They were... ...

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Term 2 in Kindergarten tuminana

Term 2 is turning into a busy term for tuminana. This term we are lucky enough to have visits from GYC students who are completing a VET Sport Coaching class as part of their studies. Each Kinder class will benefit from having five sessions where they will work in a... ...

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Important Communication from the Principal

The following communication from Principal, Mr Stephen Casni was sent to families on 4 July 2022, announcing the appointment of Deputy Principal Primary - Mrs Alicia McMahon and Deputy Principal Secondary - Mrs Janet Marcenko. Please read more here. ...

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Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Child Migrants

On Wednesday 3 August Dominic College commemorated 70 years since the arrival of the Former British Child Migrants, when 39 young boys arrived at Boys’ Town in 1952 from orphanages in Great Britain. Six of these children were able to attend our assembly and receive our proud acknowledgement and sincere... ...

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Congratulations old scholar Ryan Ennis

Dominic College old scholar actor and playwright Ryan Ennis (2013) has won the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2022-23.His play, DRIZZLE BOY, is a story about a young autistic man trying to make his way in a world filled with miscommunications, misnomers, and misunderstandings. This is a prestigious and important award... ...

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Old scholar to be appointed first female Tasmanian Police Commissioner

Donna Adams has been appointed Tasmania's first female Commissioner of Police, after 35 years in the force. The highest-ranked woman in the 125-year history of Tasmania Police began her career as a constable when she was 19 years old, straight after graduating Year 12 at Dominic College in 1986.“This is... ...

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Both DOSA sides are into the grand final

Both DOSA reserves and seniors are through to the grand final in the Old Scholars Football Association roster, with stirring wins over St Virgils Old Scholars on Saturday 27 August.The DOSA reserves were strong throughout the four quarters in one of their best performances of the year coming at the... ...

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Grand Final losses for DOSA in the Old Scholars

Both DOSA reserves and seniors teams lost their grand final games to Hutchins on Saturday 3 September. The players had a great year in 2022 but ultimately fell short at the last hurdle.Hutchins are congratulated for an outstanding and professional display of strong kicking and marking. You can see photos... ...

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GYC Theatre Performance presents Joan

GYC Theatre Performance class presented Dorothy Hewett's "Joan," directed by Matthew Stolp, at the Don Bosco Theatre 20-24 October 2022. The cast included many Dominic College old scholars, plus old scholars were in the crew (Technical Theatre students) and there were even current Dominic College students in the chorus.What an... ...

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Year 10 2012 has their first reunion

Year 10 2012 celebrated their first ten years reunion on Saturday 22 October at Dominic College.The weather was terrible but nevertheless a good number of ex-students came along to share their news and have a look at how the school had changed and grown.Tynesha said they were the last class... ...

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1972's Year 10 celebrate 50 years!

About 40 boys and girls from Year 10 1972 at Savio and Holy Name celebrated 50 years in style on Saturday 1 October 2022 with a comprehensive suite of activities.Thanks to the organising committee we had a large numbers of old scholars attending including several interstate visitors and one from... ...

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You're invited to Christmas Eve carols and Mass

Everyone is invited to join our old scholars and families in the traditional Christmas Eve Carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel, celebrated by Fr Bernie Graham SDB.DOSA legends Tony Webb and Diane Cerritelli carry on the tradition once more in 2022 with the wonderful support of many helpers... ...

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All Souls Day Mass in the Chapel

Dominic College's annual All Souls Day Mass was celebrated in the Chapel on Wednesday 2 November 2022. Fr Bernie Graham SDB reflected on the community's recent deaths and how their lives and those of many more over past decades, have affected us and made us appreciate both life here and... ...

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40-years reunion of the Class of 1982

The Year 10 Class of 1982 held their 40-years reunion on Saturday 5 November 2022 in the White House at Dominic College.The group had good numbers and an even better attitude - they were excited to catch up and there were a large number of interstate visitors, from Queensland, NSW,... ...

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Hall of Achievement 2022

The Dominic College Hall of Achievement aims to celebrate the history of the school and the lives of the people who have been shaped by their education at Dominic College, and its precursors, Boys’ Town, Savio College and Holy Name College. The College gives thanks for the blessing of the... ...

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Graduation Mass 2022: new old scholars

The Year 10 Class of 2022 officially became Old Scholars at their Graduation Mass held Thursday evening 24 November 2022. In a beautiful ceremony, held again in the College's Savio Centre, Year 10 students, staff, old scholars, family and friends gathered to commend the Class of 2022, to celebrate with... ...

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Farewell to our Year 10 Graduating Students of 2022

We say thank you and good luck to our Year 10 students as they end their journey with us here at Dominic College. For some, this journey commenced back in Kindergarten in 2011 and it is with genuine affection that we now send each of these young people on to... ...

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Year 10 Class of 2002 reunion

The Year 10 Class of 2002 held a reunion at Dominic College on Saturday afternoon 3 December 2022.The group had ruminated on how and where to hold it for much of the year, then quickly organised their local members to visit the school before the year finished!Though small in numbers... ...

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A Christmas Message from our Principal

Our College has continued to thrive as a faith-based learning centre during the 2022 Academic Year. At the start of the year, we were challenged by our 2022 Strenna to ‘do all through love, and nothing through constraint’ and for us all to be people who make Dominic College a... ...

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College Staff

The staff at Dominic College are a dynamic, hard working and talented team. Dominic has been fortunate to attract a range of outstanding and experienced educators, leaders and administrators dedicated to our students and to the College. Generosity and service are key features of the College staff. Each of our... ...

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Old Scholars Christmas Eve

The traditional Dominic College carols and Mass was held Christmas Eve in the Chapel with a good attendance of old scholars, families and friends.The evening commenced at 9.30pm with the congregation joining the choir in a selection of carols. Thank you to Anne Loring for organising the choir and musicians.... ...

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Dominic College 50 Year Anniversary Celebration

This year we mark the celebration of 50 years as Dominic College. The Dominican Sisters and the Salesians of Don Bosco merged their Glenorchy schools in 1973 and we are all fortunate to be here as current students, staff and community members in 2023 embracing the traditions of these two... ...

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​eSafety - A Home and School Responsibility

The staff at Dominic College take eSafety very seriously and part of our role as a school is to teach and inform our children, staff, families, and the wider community about the risks of electronic media, whilst also acknowledging the many benefits that the internet can offer to help student... ...

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Dominic Animal Husbandry at Bushy Park Show

The Animal Husbandry Show Team have attended their first show at the Bushy Park Show where they showed either sheep or miniature ponies. All students and animals did a fantastic job, making the school very proud and coming away with some prizes. Bella Davis won the Champion Handler Class and... ...

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National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

Dominic College is committed to the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. The Principles, of which there are ten, have been endorsed by all Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. They provide a nationally consistent approach to embedding child safe cultures within organisations that engage with children, and act as a... ...

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Governance

Dominic College Governance‘Education is largely a matter of the heart.’ St John BoscoDominic College is an independent catholic, co-educational College owned and governed by the Salesians of Don Bosco since 1946. The Provincial of the Salesians, with his Provincial Council, exercises all legal and ecclesiastical authority in respect of Dominic... ...

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Lian Tanner Author Visit

What do a minch-wiggin, a Queen, and a rather large magical pup have in common? They need to find the dragon that has turned their worlds upside-down . . . even if it means revealing all they want to keep hidden.'In Term 1, Year 4 students were treated to a... ...

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​Da Vinci Decathlon Report

In Term 1, sixteen Year 8 students participated in the 2023 Year 7/8 Da Vinci Decathlon.Throughout the day, students were engaged in ten challenges on ten different topics. It was great to see the students working as cohesive teams as they tackled the different challenges. And challenge is indeed the... ...

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COVID Safety 2023

Dominic College has an active COVID-19 safety plan and is following the recommendations of the Department of Health ...

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Old Scholars magazine available to download

The annual Old Scholars magazine for 2023 is available to download from the links on the web page Veritas. This is the 13th edition of the magazine and the first to be primarily digital, in line with the College's policy of care for the environment. You can update your contact... ...

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Class of 2013 Reunion

On Saturday 5 August a great turn-out of students from Year 10 2013 celebrated their first 10-years reunion. They enjoyed refreshments and photos in the White House and loved their tour around the school, especially the old classrooms, courts and playground. They are just setting out on their careers, as... ...

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Celebrating the Arts at Dominic

This week we saw the start of a series of showcases to celebrate the wonderful work Dominic College students are engaging with in the Creative and Performing Arts areas starting with our Senior Drama Production ‘Bottom’s Dream’ directed by one of our Drama teachers, Dr Marty Crerar. It was amazing... ...

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​Relic of Don Bosco Visit

As part of our celebration of 100 years of the arrival of Salesians in Australia this year at the College, we will next week host the visit of a ‘Relic of Don Bosco’ that has been touring Salesian schools and parishes over the past few weeks. As our Rector Fr... ...

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First Nations Focus

This term, our Year 7-10 First Nations students embarked on an enriching journey during their recent visit to St Virgil’s College. Beyond exploration, this excursion became a platform for cultivating cultural knowledge and fostering connections. Guided by Jamie Graham Blair, a trawlwoolway and plengarmairenner palawa man, the excursion began by... ...

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Springtime in Animal Husbandry

It feels like spring in Animal Husbandry at the moment with the arrival of baby season. Our sheep have all lambed now and we have 15 happy and healthy lambs who are bouncing around the paddocks. The goats have all kidded this week with our mums Evie, Haley, and Tarraleah... ...

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​Celebrating Teamwork and Green Spirit: The Remarkable Rubbish Relay!

We are excited to share the fantastic success of the recent Rubbish Relay event, an inspiring initiative brought to life by the dedicated members of our SRC Environmental Committee. This event not only promoted environmental awareness but also showcased the incredible teamwork and sportsmanship of our students. Under the bright... ...

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DOSA Football Best & Fairest

At the DOSA Football Club Best & Fairest Awards, held at the Carlyle Hotel on 22 September 2023, President Todd Curtain didn’t want to dwell on the disappointments of the 2023 season. ‘There were some great games at the start of the year, and some unfortunate results and a cruel... ...

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Old Scholars visit

Football legend, Anthony (Andy) Lovell (1986) and family visited Dominic College during the recent school holidays to enjoy the memories and show his wife and daughter where he went to school. Andy enrolled in Year 7 in 1983 and left at the end of Year 11 in 1987 as he... ...

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Class of 1973 reunion

In 1972, before the formal amalgamation of Savio College, Holy Name, St John's Primary School and Savio Primary School, there had been some co-educational classes in the Senior matriculation classes. But for most students it was not till 1973 that they enjoyed co-ed classes. The Class of 1973 were together... ...

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6-10 Awards Ceremony - 2023

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Year 10 Bell Out - 2023

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Year 10 Graduation Mass - 2023

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Year 10 Graduation Dinner - 2023

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K-6 Final Assembly - 2023

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Year 6 Thanksgiving Mass - 2023

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Complaints Form

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College Opening Mass + Ash Wednesday

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Liverpool Academy Partnership

Dominic College is pleased to announce a new community partnership with Liverpool Football Club International Academy Australia. This new partnership marks the first school in Tasmania to offer an exclusive Liverpool FC Academy high-performance soccer school program. In addition to the soccer program, the partnership with Liverpool FC International Academy... ...

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Liverpool FCIA Launch

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Liverpool Academy Partnership

Dominic College is pleased to announce a new community partnership with Liverpool Football Club International Academy Australia. This new partnership marks the first school in Tasmania to offer an exclusive Liverpool FC Academy high-performance soccer school program. Liverpool FC International Academy’s presence at Dominic College will also provide benefits to... ...

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7-10 Athletics - 2024

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3-6 Swimming Carnival - 2024

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7-10 Assembly + College Colours - 2024

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Year 7 Camp - 2024

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Liverpool FCIA Community Taster Day

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Harmony day - 2024

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Year 8 Shizuoka Salesio School Visit - 2024

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3-6 Assembly - 27 March - 2024

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Holly Week Liturgies - 2024

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Mother's Day Mass - 2024

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Opening of Pulana Precinct - 2024

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7-10 Assembly 8-May - 2024

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3-10 Cross Country - 2024

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AGFEST - 2024

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DOSA v St Virgils 11 May 2024

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K-2 Cross Country

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National Walk Safely to School Day - 2024

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Talking Heads - 2024

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Year 7 Retreat - 2024

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