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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 to view College facilities and ...

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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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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 students ...

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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 and girls from ...

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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 student nominees ...

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Asian Festival - Day 2

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Asian Festival - assembly performances

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Year 7 visit UTAS museum

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Fees and payments

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Provincial Council visit

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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Class of 2007 reunion

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DOSA B&F 2017

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Japan and Year 10

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Northern Territory and Year 9

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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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3-6 Athletics Carnival 19 October

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K-6 assembly 18 October 2017

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Project Rockit Launch at Dominic

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Fred Hollows Humanity Award Tasmanian Presentation Ceremony

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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 ...

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Art and photography at the Hobart Show

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3-10 Remembrance Day assembly

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Advanced Food Studies presentation tea

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3-4 Sports Day

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Basketball grand final 6 November

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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 in Hobart. ...

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7-10 Swimming Carnival

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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 young leaders ...

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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 ...

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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 end ...

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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 “Bruny ...

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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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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 and ...

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Cows Create Careers success for students

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K - 2 Athletics Carnival

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2018 leadership speeches

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Talking Heads 2017

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Photography and art at the Hobart Show

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Music Count us in

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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 the Hobart Music Count Us In ...

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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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Nominations for College Captains 2018

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

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Talking Heads 2017 quality drama

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

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Community Fair 2017

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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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House debating

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1977 Year 10 class reunion

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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 information.Our ...

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Year 7 girls basketball vs St Mary's

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K-4 assembly 6 September

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Drumstorm!

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

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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, ’Oh ...

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Year 6 creek upgrades

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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 since seeing each other ...

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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 ...

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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 about moving ...

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Students at the Melbourne Writers Festival

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

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Year 7-10 assembly

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

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Book Week 2017

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

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Music and Dance Showcase coming up

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

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Students to the Melbourne Writers Festival

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

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Year 5 Taster Day success

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

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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 ...

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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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7-10 assembly 30 August

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Strategic Framework and Priorities

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

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​Jerry and Izzy

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

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Music and Dance Showcase

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Grandparents Day 2017

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Canberra visit by Year 6 2017

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7-10 assembly 27 September

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DOSA v Richmond reserves grand final

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 to the ...

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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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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 as a ...

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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 and it ...

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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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Footy Colours Day

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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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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 100 ...

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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 ...

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Taiko drumming group

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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 the ...

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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 ...

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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 to highlight ...

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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 Choir performed ‘The Gecko’ and ‘Lets ...

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Kinder Pirate & Fairy Day

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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:/ ...

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Int Mens Day breakfast 2017

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New leaders receiving their badges and ties

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Test page

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