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Old scholars impress in DOSA reserves win

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

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Showcase sold out - almost....

UPDATE: A limited number of tickets have been returned and are now able to be booked on the link below; https://www.trybooking.com/XKBJ The 2018 Music & Dance Showcase is almost sold out. The event is on Thursday 20 September with the lobby of GYC's Don Bosco Arts Centre open at 6.1 ...

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K-6 assembly 19 September

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K-6 Grandparents Day visit

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

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Tips for talking about reading

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

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DOSA v Richmond 15 September

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Music students perform at Clarence Eisteddfod

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

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Music & Dance Showcase rehearsals

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Music & Dance Showcase performance

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Plogging and World Clean Up Day

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

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Grand Final reserves: DOSA v University

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More sports stars

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

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Cooking with Lisa sensei

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

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Greetings from Japan

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

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Photo purchases: sport and family

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

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Dominic students stand out at SSATIS Athletics

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

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Maths students success at Dominic

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

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School Registration process praised

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

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Tasmanian Governor has fun

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

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Bookmark competition

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

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Year 6 Canberra trip blog

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

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Music Soiree students charm

The final day of the Creative Arts Festival featured the tradtional Music Soiree, a charming entertainment in a beautiful setting: the timbered Long Gallery dressed with an exciting exhibition of student artwork.Musicians included Zoelle Lin, Mihaela Ashby, Harry Johnston, Xin Chan, Mingus, Harry and Oscar Breslin, Jarrod Good, Gemma ...

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Retrospective demonstrates student and old scholar talent

Talking Heads Retrospective, held on the final night of the Dominic College Creative Arts Festival in the Peacock Theatre at Salamanca, was not only an exciting night of theatre, but demonstrated the talent pathway available for students who pursue rich dramatic experiences at Dominic College.The monologue is one of ...

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2019 and 2020 Japan trips dates change

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

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Innovative teaching and vocabulary development

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

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K-6 Grandparents visit

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Time to pack and follow the blogs

Once more family and friends can follow our student trips in September, as Year 6 visit Canberra, Year 9 visit the Northern Territory and Year 10 students visit Japan. It’s the next best thing to being there!Northern Territory: https://northernterritorydc2018.wordpress.com/Canberra: https://year6canberra2018.wordpress.com/Japan: https://dominiccollegejapantrip ...

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3-4 Sports Day - schools join in the fun

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

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Death of Mr Frank Lewis

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

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Raising Girls with Steve Biddulph

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

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Melbourne Writers Festival 2018

On Monday 27 August, Rachael Glidden, Sophie Moy, Lily Bowerman, Hannah Lane-MacDonald, Henry Edwards, Tyler Wheeler, Abbey Turner, Chloe Cooper, Erin Waters and Heidi McPherson headed to Melbourne with Mr Kress and Mrs Le Rossignol for the Melbourne Writers Festival. We departed Hobart early and arrived in Melbourne at about 7.20am. ...

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Grand Final seniors: DOSA v Richmond

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Kinder Bears woodwork

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Year 6 Canberra trip

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

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DVCB Spring School at Dominic

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

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Year 9 Northern Territory trip

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College Captains 2019

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

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3-6 Athletics Carnival 18 October

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Candidates for Year 6 Captain 2019

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Candidates for Year 10 Captain 2019

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P&F Colour Run

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New Japanese relationship

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

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P&F updates on the big Community Fair

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

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Year 9 Northern Territory trip

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

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Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival

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

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Fra Angelico Song Writing School

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

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2019 K-6 Captains announced

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

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Dominic at the Royal Hobart Show

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

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Mano's Cup superstars in Launceston

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

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Class of 2008 reunion

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

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Kinder Bears visit the Br Peter Dezani Design Centre

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

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Music and Dance Showcase success

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

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Term 3 House debating concludes

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

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Songwriting project during the holidays

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

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DOSA Football Club triumphant

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

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Derwent Valley Concert Band Spring School at Dominic

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

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The importance of friendship

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

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Joe Brooks speaks to 7-10 students

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

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DOSA Football Best & Fairest

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

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Class of 2008 reunion

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Year 6 visit Canberra

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2019 Fees and Terms & Conditions

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

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P&F update on activities

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

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Roll up for the Dominic Community Fair

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

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Much Ado About Nothing sizzles

Dominic College students again amazed Hobart with an entertaining version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in Salamanca's Peacock Theatre. The show was the culmination of elective drama students work and included musicians and vocalists as well as the talented cast. Matinees, for our own and other school students were ...

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Veritas 2018

This year’s Veritas magazine, the magazine of the Dominic Old Scholars Association, has been mailed to families and to old scholars who are on our mail list.If you have not received your copy by 5 September, please email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au and include your correct postal address. ...

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Dominican Feast Day 2018

On Wednesday our students and staff celebrated the Dominic Feast Day commemorating our Dominican patron saints St Catherine of Siena and St Dominic Guzman. The College was bustling with activities starting with buddy activities in K-6 and the Amazing Race in 7-10. We then all gathered in the Savio to ...

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Year 4 Japanese Day

On Thursday we welcomed students from Westerway, New Norfolk, Austins Ferry and Windermere Primary Schools to our first ever Japanese Cultural Experience Day. Students form these schools joined our own Year 4 students and staff at Dominic College for a day devoted to Japanese language and culture.Our staff welcomed all ...

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DOSA v Hutchins 4 August

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Finegan Kruckemeyer to open the Creative Arts Festival

Dominic College is delighted to announce that renowned playwright and artistic celebrity, Finegan Kruckemeyer, will officially open our Creative Arts Festival in a special opening event on 29 August 2018.Finegan is a prolific writer who has had 80 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into six languages. His work has ...

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Beautiful image for our Creative Arts Festival

A beautiful work by Year 10 student artist, Aynee Williams, Savio House Creative Arts Captain has been chosen to help promote our upcoming Dominic College Creative Arts Festival.Director of Creative Arts, Mr Mike O'Brien, said the work challenged interpretation and triggers multiple meanings and resonances. Aynee named her series ‘Neon ...

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Dominic's Got Talent 2018

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3-6 Theatresports

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Blades of glory

Year 10 students, Promise Mudzingwa and Oliver Wareing, began learning their stage swordmanship with old scholar and well-known actor, Mr Andrew Casey, last week.Mr Casey said that the swords he has allowed the players to borrow have featured in many bloody fights in a variety of theaters and plays.'Sword ...

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Dominic College Science Fair 2018

On Wednesday 15 August 1.45pm – 6.30pm, in conjunction with National Science Week, we will be holding the inaugural Dominic College Science Fair.College students from Kindergarten to Year 10 will be showcasing their learning through displays, demonstrations and interactive experiences. This opportunity has allowed students to present, create, make or research in ...

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Study tips with Chey-Anne

Some students at school are able to find a good balance between all the parts and areas of their life: schoolwork, sports, activities, friends, family, work, technology and all of the other aspects of life that keep us busy from when we wake to when we sleep. Many other students ...

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Media short films

Alfred Hitchcock once said to make a great film you need three things: the script, the script and the script.Earlier this year Media students completed their 5-second film and were beginning to make their 30-second commercial. Now they have moved to the pinnacle of their short film making careers ...

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K-6 Parent Workshop - Numeracy Night

Albert Einstein said, ‘Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.’ Mathematics is certainly something that many students and parents worry about but if a great man like Albert Einstein worried about his skill level then we are in esteemed company! Joking ...

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Three stream kindergarten 2019

The College has been supported by the Salesians of Don Bosco in our endeavours to initiate a restructure of our K-6. Our capacity to enrol more students to meet demand and simultaneously reduce our class sizes K-6 is linked strategically with our ability to establish three Kindergarten classes.We recently ...

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Girls AFL: Dominic vs Friends

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Science Fair news

Year 10 students, Sarah Hawkins and Mikaela Cruz, and Dominic College Director of Science K-10, Ms Jane Myers, attended Government House on Wednesday evening for a reception hosted by His Excellency the Honourable Justice Alan Blow, OAM, Lieutenant-Governor, and Mrs Margaret Blow. This event was to mark National Science Week in ...

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K-10 Feast Day Mass

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7-10 Amazing Race on Feast Day

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Dance Eisteddfod 2018

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At the Dance Eisteddfod

Success and fun at the 2018 Dance Eisteddfod!Once again Dominic students and families enjoyed an eight day extravaganza of performing and watching dance at the 2018 Southern Tasmanian Dance Eisteddfod.The eisteddfod began on the last day of Term 2, Friday 6 July, with the schools section and both our dance groups, the ...

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Year 10 Marine Camp

On Tuesday 26 June Year 10 students from the Animal Husbandry & Marine Science elective went on a comprehensive four-day camp program week incorporating marine and foreshore ecology, physical oceanography and climate modelling held at the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre, Woodbridge. Students looked at the features and adaptations of marine organisms and human ...

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Year 10 Marine Camp

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Say It Loud 2018

On Tuesday 3 July Year 6 presented the end result of their Playbuilding Project for 2018, Say it Loud, to an appreciative audience of family and friends. The starting point for this project was concept of a boat going on a journey. Both classes developed their material from this stimulus. After sharing their ...

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NAIDOC Week assembly

NAIDOC week will officially begin this Sunday 8 July. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. NAIDOC Week is ...

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Creative Arts Festival 2018

The Dominic College Creative Arts Festival has concluded after running from 30 August through 1 September, and was full of inspirational student art, music, drama, photography, media and displays.You can read more aout the events and presentations on our news pages and view extensive galleries of photos on our web gallery ...

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Meningoccal Disease and Vaccinations

The College was very saddened to hear of the passing of a young local student whose family, friends and school community we keep in our thoughts and prayers.The State Government has announced that Tasmanians aged from six weeks to 20 years will now be able to be vaccinated for free ...

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Dominican Feast Day coming up

This Wednesday 1 August, all students and staff will be celebrating our St Dominic Guzman and St Catherine of Siena Feast Day. We look forward to celebrating Mass together as a College and taking part in a range of fun activities throughout the course of the day. Just a reminder that ...

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Year 9 Netball Grand Final

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VET at Dominic College

Dominic College is a proud member of the Southern Tasmania Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre (STCCTTC) consortium. VET has been a part of the Year 7-10 curriculum for over eight years and each year the results are very satisfying. Two of the courses that students at the College can currently ...

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Samoan Immersion experience

On Friday 29 June, I flew to Samoa to begin my immersion with a group of young Australians representing the Caligero Project and the Salesians of Don Bosco. We were warmly welcomed in Leauva’a by our homestay families and young people. Having the opportunity to stay with a Samoan family ...

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Leadership Awards to Dominic College staff

Congratulations to our Coordinator of 7-10 English, Mrs Jan Marcenko who will receive a 2018 Australian Council for Educational Leadership Tasmania (ACEL TAS) Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Further congratulations to our Coordinator of 7-10 Humanities, Mr Ben Fulton who will receive an ACEL TAS Early Career Teacher Leadership Award. ...

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Creative Arts Festival 2018 announced

The biennial Dominic College Creative Arts Festival will be held at the Salamanca Arts Centre next month. During the week of the Festival, the Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart’s creative hub, will became a focus of exhibition, performance and teaching and learning for our students. The art exhibition, comprising K-10 ...

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3-6 Theatresports on Feast Day

On Feast Day last week, Years 3–6 finished the day with the exciting conclusion of our annual Theatresports competitions, with great energy and a wonderful display of House Spirit. There were signs and incredible costumes. The event began with a House cheering competition and straight away it was clear that each ...

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A part of you could be on stage!

Yes, a part of your old neglected wardrobe, could star on stage at the Peacock Theatre!For the Creative Arts Festival production of Much Ado About Nothing – we are searching for around 30 Hawaiian shirts for the cast to wear. The brighter and garish the better. If you have such a ...

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The exhibition takes shape

After a term of thinking, drawing, painting, creating, shooting and analysing, student work is going up at our exhibition of K-10 work in the Long Gallery and Sidespace Gallery at the Salamanca Arts Centre.Ms/rs Durbridge, Jeffery and O'Grady have been curating like mad! Hanging, sorting, arranging and collaging.. ...

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