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Academic Pathways/Subject Choices evening

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Students enjoy new Rua Hub

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

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Dancers are getting ready

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

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Year 1 art: God's Eye's

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

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7-10 Assembly 31 August

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Dance, Baby, Dance

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

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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 Arts Redevelopment ...

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K-6 Assembly 24 August

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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 and four Australian ...

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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 in science ...

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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 ...

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Maths Relay competition 21 August

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Book Week Parade

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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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7-10 assembly: looking back, and forward!

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

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Dance Baby Dance - Getting ready

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Follow them around

Once more family and friends can follow our student trips in September, as Year 6 visit Canberra, Year 9 visit the Northern Territory and Year 10 students visit Japan. It's the next best thing to being there!Northern Territory: https://ntdominic2016.wordpress.com/Canberra: https://canberra2016year6.wordpress.com/Japan: https://dominiccollegeinjapan2016.wordpress ...

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Samoa Breakfast and Show

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Art exhibition preparations in the Long Gallery

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

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No Strings Attached

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

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Now that was a Launch!

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

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Festival Launch

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Spectacular Samoan assemblies

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K-6 Canteen orders go online

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

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High expectations

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

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Dominic College Medical students

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

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Dance, Baby, Dance - finale

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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, Henry ...

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Melbourne Writers Festival

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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 and ...

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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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Robocup finals at UTAS

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

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Samoan students dancing in Glenorchy

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

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Feast day - what an exhilirating day!

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

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Olympics at Dominic College

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Creek planting with Year 6

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Olympic Opening Cermony

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

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Feast Day - Amazing Race

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Feast Day - 7-10 Talent Show

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Netball finals

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

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Parent Portal opens

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

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Class of 1976 reunion 30 July

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Robocup Junior competition 30 July

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Feast Day - Mass

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Feast Day - Year 3-6 Theatresports fun

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Drama performance ticket bookings open for Creative Arts Festival

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

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K-6 Pyjama Day

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7-10 Athletics Carnival: Field

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival: Track

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7-10-assembly-17august

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Science Week

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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 ...

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Year 4 visit the creek

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival: Sidelines

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K-6 Mass for the Assumption of Mary

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Old scholars celebrate DOSA milestone

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

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DOSA vs OHA 13 August 2016

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Game-a-thon for a cause

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Game-a-thon for a cause

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

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Dominic students and The Kettering Incident

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

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Stories From Suburban Road

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Festival - Rock Group

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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 children and ...

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K-10 assembly - 70 years at Glenorchy for our Salesians

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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 Office. 2017 TCEC ...

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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 celebrated ...

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3/4 Sports Day with local schools 28 October 2016

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Embrace

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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 Australian ...

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Blessing and opening of the Founder's Link and Bosco class refurbishment

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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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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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Year 3-6 Athletics carnival - rain, hail and shine

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Photography and art, at the Hobart Show

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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 run ...

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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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1986 Year 10 - 30 years reunion

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K-2 athletics fun

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7-10 swimming carnival

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Assembly for Remembrance Day

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Men's Day breakfast 2016

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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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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 access a ...

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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 importantly, meet ...

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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 ...

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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 last ...

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Our big Community Fair

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Music: Count us in, at Bellerive

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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, piano, trumpet, ...

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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 the next ...

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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 and sang ‘Let it ...

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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 ...

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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 skills. ...

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Footy Colours Day

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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, ...

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Dominic College vs Sacred Heart College

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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 she ...

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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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