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K-6 Mass for the Assumption of Mary

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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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7-10 House Athletics Carnival: Sidelines

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival: Track

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7-10-assembly-17august

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7-10 Athletics Carnival: Field

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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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Game-a-thon for a cause

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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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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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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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Science Week

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Year 4 visit the creek

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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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K-6 Assembly 24 August

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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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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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Maths Relay competition 21 August

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Olympics at Dominic College

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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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Theatresports 2016

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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? ...

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Fr Bob: 60 years Mass

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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. “Our choreographer ...

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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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Student Goal Setting

Currently our teachers are preparing for our Year 3-10 Student Goal Setting Day on Monday 18 July this year. This is a great time for students to set goals for themselves in conjunction with a teacher and their parents. Almost all successful people have one quality in common and that is ...

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Elective dance class

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Year 2 museum - the past in the present

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Year 6 drama - Say it loud 2016

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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 nervousness and ...

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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 works.Say it loud is designed ...

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Kinders enjoy International Mud Day

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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. At ...

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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 College ...

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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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Feast Day - Mass

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Feast Day - Year 3-6 Theatresports fun

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Feast Day - 7-10 Talent Show

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Feast Day - Amazing Race

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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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Robocup Junior competition 30 July

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Class of 1976 reunion 30 July

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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 the various ...

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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 for the ...

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K-2 assembly 27 July 2016

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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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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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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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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 extend our ...

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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 sparked ...

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Year 6 Canberra trip

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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 to engage ...

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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 some photo ...

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2006 reunion tour

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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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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 ...

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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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Dominic College vs Sacred Heart College

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9/10 RAW Challenge

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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 great range ...

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Year 5 Taster Day

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Year 9 Northern Territory trip

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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 running ...

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Photography and art, at the Hobart Show

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

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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 run ...

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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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7-10 Assembly 12 October

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Year 10 Japan trip

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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 skills. ...

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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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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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Melbourne Writers Festival

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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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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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Samoa Breakfast and Show

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Spectacular Samoan assemblies

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Dance, Baby, Dance - finale

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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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