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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 - ...

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Catholic Education Week Mass at St John's Glenorchy

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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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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 was one of ...

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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 ...

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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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7-8 boys basketball 20 March

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 year, Natalie ...

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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 ...

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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 privileged, ...

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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 ...

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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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Year 7 Camp 2018

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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 from other ...

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Adam Lapolla

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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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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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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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2018 Women's Day Breakfast

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Prep-6 Assembly 7 March

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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 walk ...

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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) for the ...

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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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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 breakfast, ...

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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 a look at ...

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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 Dominican ...

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Palm Sunday liturgy

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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 ...

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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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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 ritual and ...

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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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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 the ...

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7-8 boys in Yr 8 Basketball Grand Final

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Cheer

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Theatresports 2018 - Year 7-8 and 9-10

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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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Fra Angelico Opening Ceremony

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Track

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Field

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Year 1 to Year 4 soccer 5 April

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9-10 basketball 4 April

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P&F Easter Raffle

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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 here: DELC ...

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7-10 assembly 28 March

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LiL Easter BBQ and Egg Hunt

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Prep-Year 2 dancing

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Stations of the Cross Easter 2018

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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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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 dance, ...

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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 ...

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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 had a ...

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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 WatersYear 9 SRC Shabecah McWhirterSavio HouseYear 7 ...

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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 and species ...

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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. Thanks to ...

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The Calling - Year 9 Rite Journey

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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 Rite Journey is ...

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Music Tuition Enrolment

Terms and conditions for participating in the Dominic College Individual Music Tuition Program. 1. Payment Plan: Payment arrangements are made directly with your instrumental teacher. An account covering lessons for the whole term will be sent home via email to the person nominated responsible for the account within the first few ...

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K-6 Parent Meet and Greet

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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 the following options currently available for students to participate in: 3/4 Choir, 5/6 Choir, Senior Choir, 5/6 Training band, Senior Concert Band, DUCK (Dominic Ukulele Kool Kids) ...

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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 their ...

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Test page

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First day arrivals

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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. It ...

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First day under the sail welcome

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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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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 6031 or via email ...

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Old scholars Christmas Eve Mass 2017

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 at St ...

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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 the ...

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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 school. ...

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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 College ...

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Alicia McMahon

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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 to all candidates! The full ...

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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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Kindergarten begins - Monday Bears

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A Day in the... by Harrison H

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Kiera Farr

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Prep-Year 6 assembly 21 February

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3/4 Boys Cricket

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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 with ...

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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 a ...

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Year 9-10 girls soccer 26 February

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7-10 assembly 28 February

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Year 4 visit Humphrey's Rivulet

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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 3-4 boys cricket opens on the oval

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A Day at Dominic 2018

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Working with children registration for volunteers

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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 catch ...

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