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Creative Arts Festival 2018 launch

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Much Ado About Nothing

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Music Soiree 1 September

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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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Zabuton!

Dominic College's taiko drums gone to the Long Gallery in preparation for Wednesday night’s Dominiku Daiko performance at the Creative Arts Festival launch. Our dedicated drummers practised yesterday instead with zabuton (floor cushions)! ...

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Apple for the teacher visit

7HOFM are on the hunt for Southern Tasmania’s favourite Primary School Teacher. On Tuesday 21 August Dominic College welcomed local radio talent Mick and Matt into classrooms of College teachers who have been nominated for 'Apple for the Teacher.' Dominic College has seven of our K-6 teachers who have ...

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Colourful character

Lachlan Rowlands is playing Claudio in our production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to be presented at the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre next week. The production has eclectic costuming and this week Lachlan and the cast were exploring how to use their costumes to create and enhance their characters. ...

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The Governor and The Honorable with students at the CAF

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Talking Heads Retrospective

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Dominiku Daiko performs at the CAF launch

Congratulations to the nine dedicated students who committed to participating in a 10 week course of taiko drumming, followed up by a performance at the Opening of the Creative Arts Festival on Wednesday. Noella Irumva, Tara Davie, Doyle Browning, Daniel Nguyen, Eli Morrison, Alex Bourne, Matilda Watson, Brielle Cusick and Abbey ...

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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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Derwent Valley Concert Band Spring School

The Derwent Valley Concert Band would like to extend a warm invitation to all musicians to participate in its fifth annual, non-residential concert band Spring School held at Dominic College, over the middle weekend of the upcoming school holidays.Musicians of all ages and abilities with their own instrument are ...

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Creative Arts Festival wows Hobart

Thank you to our students, staff, parents, friends and Old Scholars who attended the launch of our 2018 Creative Arts Festival at the Long Gallery on Wednesday evening. Student art works are looking wonderful and the collaborative class pieces are particularly striking. It was wonderful to see our youngest friends who ...

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Creative Masterclasses at the Creative Arts Festival

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Masterclasses

Thank you to our arts professionals who have been running Masterclasses for selected students throughout our Creative Arts Festival. These have been held in the Salamanca Arts precinct and have now built on our initial experience of developing this program two years ago.Professional arts practitioners such as artist and ...

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Class of 1988 reunion

1988 30-year reunion 18 August 2018Dominic College hosted a great reunion of the Class of 1988 last Saturday. Over 30 attended their 30th anniversary, and enjoyed a catch-up some old photos and a tour of the College as it is now, before meeting in the evening at the Italian Club for some partying.The ...

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Parents & Friends news

We had a fantastic finish to Term 2 with our PJ Day and have been working hard over the last few weeks to prepare for a very busy Term 3.Thank you to all families, teachers and students who supported our PJ Day on the last day of Term 2 - all students ...

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Leadership Awards to Dominic College staff

At a function at the University of Tasmania this week, our Coordinator of 7-10 English, Mrs Jan Marcenko and our Coordinator of 7-10 Humanities, Mr Ben Fulton, both received 2018 Australian Council for Educational Leadership Tasmania (ACEL TAS) Awards for Excellence. I congratulate them on their achievements.Both of these Dominic ...

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Class of 1988 reunion

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Noella's Souffle

Year 10 Advanced Food Studies student, Noella Irumva, shares with us her delectable recipe on individually baked chocolate soufflés.Baked Chocolate SouffléIngredients60g butter2 Tbsp. cocoa40g flour60g brown sugar250ml milk 250g dark chocolate 10ml vanilla essence6 eggs250ml cream 20g icing sugar (to serve)MethodPreheat oven ...

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Much Ado about a piano

Play Me, I’m yours is an artwork by British artwork, Luke Jerram. Located in streets, public parks and train stations, the pianos are available for everyone to play and enjoy.We are including a specially decorated piano as part of the set for our production of MUCH ADO ABOUT ...

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7-10 assembly 15 August

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Science Fair

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Girls basketball Yr 7-8 playing in Year 9

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Book Week Parade 22 August

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Book Week news

During Book Week, there has been a Scholastic Book Fair in the K-6 section of the library. Many families visited the fair and bought books. We can now use a percentage of sales to buy more books for the library. The Picture Book of the Year was also on display ...

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K-6 Book Week assembly 22 August

The Kinder – Year 6 Assembly was held Wednesday 22 August 2018 with a special focus on Book Week. Students and Staff looked fantastic and the assembly was full of wonderful items that students and staff had prepared. Under the guidance of our Librarian Mrs Webb, teachers and some students performed a funny play ...

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Yr 7-9 Academic Pathways evening

The Academic Pathways planning evening for Years 7-9 students was again a successful evening as we provided our parent community an opportunity to mingle, connect and discuss elective subjects.These partnerships provide important links, opportunities and networks for our students. There were great conversations as parents and students perused the ...

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Dominic College teacher wins national 'Teacher of the Year' Award

Mr Mike O’Brien, Director of Creative Arts K-10 and Mrs Jane Doyle, Coordinator of Teaching & Learning K-2 were nominated and short-listed for the 2018 Australian Education Awards for Head of Faculty and Teacher of the Year, respectively. We are proud of both these leaders and they were recognised for their ...

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Book Week K-6 assembly

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Off to the library

Students from Prep B had an excursion to Glenorchy Library as part of their Book Week activities last week.The library staff thoroughly enjoyed our students' rendition of "Off to the library" and you can watch it on Youtube here: Off to the library. ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DOSA v Richmond 15 September

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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K-6 Grandparents visit

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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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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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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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Academic Pathways evening

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9, together with their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Academic Pathway evening session from 6.30-8pm on Wednesday 22 August. Teachers will be available to provide assistance and advice with elective subject choices for 2019.The evening will begin with a brief introduction and an information session ...

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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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Naming spaces and places at school

Dominic College, like many schools, has the opportunity to name its buildings, facilities and spaces to commemorate important links, events and individuals in the life of the College, its history and traditions. Recently we named our new art and music facilities after Dominican artist Fra Angelico. Our Oratory Space, for ...

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Kinder-Year 2 Bravehearts program

On Wednesday our Kinder–Year 2 students attended the annual Braveheart’s Education Program which focuses on personal safety. It is designed to empower students with the tools to keep them safe and educate them, with a focus on resilience, while building confidence and awareness as well. It teaches students what ...

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Sacrament of Confirmation

Last Sunday, Archbishop Julian Porteous presided over the sacramental ceremony of Confirmation for a group of Dominic College students at St John’s parish. As our students received the sacrament, they opened themselves to receive God’s blessings and make a commitment to be faithful to God. In the Catholic ...

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Netball: Year 9 maroon

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Launch into Learning at TMAG

Launch into Learning visited the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery this month.It was a delight to accompany the LIL children and parents to the Museum for an excursion. The children loved all the hands on exhibits. We enjoyed time in the Antarctic display feeling the ice, exploring the technology, ...

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Bell Shakespeare 26 June

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More work experience stories

Last week’s newsletter portrayed some of the work experience for Year 10 students which covered such a variety of occupations. Here are some more! We are very grateful to the businesses and individuals who helped our students. You can see these and more photos on our gallery: Work Experience.VET ...

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Learning Support 7-10

There is much debate about the best models for inclusion across school environments. A reality faced by all students in all schools, is that there are times and occasions as we grow, when we all have diverse needs. This year Learning Support has been very fortunate to have Ms Kiera ...

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Year 6 Say It Loud

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NAIDOC Assembly 4 July

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Technology in Year 3

Technology has revolutionised the way we think, work and play. Technology, when integrated in the curriculum improves students’ learning processes and outcomes... Students are engaged in their learning using these powerful tools, and can become creators and critics instead of just consumers. https://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration-guide-importance; accessed 27 June, 2018As ...

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Mental Health Week 2018

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Bell Shakespeare Company's 'The Players'

On Tuesday 26 June, Dominic College was delighted to welcome “The Players” from Bell Shakespeare to help launch our upcoming Shakespeare units in Years 9 and 10. The Year 9 cohort watched “Shakespeare Is Dead” which took them on a funny, enlightening and fast-paced journey through the world of William Shakespeare. The show challenged ...

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Junior hockey

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Year 5 Taster Day at Dominic

On 19 June, Year 5 students from Dominic College, St Bridget’s, St Paul’s, St Theresa’s and Holy Rosary attended the annual Dominic Year 5 Taster Day. The Taster Day was held in a variety of classrooms and eduational spaces around the College, with many Year 9 Dominic students helping out, supervising ...

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Work experience 2018

This week our Year 10 students have had the opportunity to participate in a Work Experience program. Students have been experiencing a variety of industries and types of work places in and around Hobart. This is an excellent way for them to gain real world experience and helps them decide on ...

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Kinder Bears HPE 12 June

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Talking Heads 2018

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Year 5 Port Arthur excursion

On Thursday 31 May, Year 5 visited Port Arthur as part of their history unit entitled "Convicts: Victims or Villains?" As the original excursion had to be cancelled due to recent floodwaters, the students had their fingers crossed for forgiving weather. Fortunately, they enjoyed wonderfully sunny conditions on the day! Year 5 participated ...

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Year 5 Port Arthur excursion

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Mental Health Week 2018

In 2017. student leaders ran a very successful Relay for Life Team that had over 120 student members and raised nearly $20,000. In 2018, the College Captains were keen to introduce something new to Dominic College. Something special that would be fun, that students would enjoy, but most importantly, help them.Maggie Baker - ...

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Talking Heads 2018

Senior Drama students are presenting monologues in class at the moment. A selection of pieces will be presented in TALKING HEADS next week. Here are some snippets some of the cast about their preparation. How will the audience respond to your piece?My character misleads the audience. You think she ...

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K-6 assembly 13 June

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Year 6 in the MMK program

The Mamma Margaret Kitchen Garden Program has become an integral part of the Year 6 Technology syllabus. Over the last three years the program has evolved to be significantly different to that of the other year groups. Overall the focus of the semester long course is for students to work independently ...

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Work Experience 2018

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Congrats to Mrs Douglas

I would like to extend our congratulations to Mrs Linda Douglas, one of our Kindergarten Teachers and Launch into Learning Teachers, who has been recognised with the prestigious, Kate O’Driscoll Aspiring Leadership Award (KOALA) Scholarship.The scholarship, which is managed by the Catholic Principals’ Association Tasmania (CPAT), will fund ...

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Mental Health Week success

Last week 4-7 June, we had our first ever Mental Health Week. During the week we had many guest speakers who we were very lucky to manage to ask to speak to each year level. They were: The Little Help Project, Mitch McPherson and the Speak Up Stay Chatty Team ...

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Talking Heads 2018 flies

Talking Heads 2018 was performed over three nights in the Oratory Space this week, from 12-14 June. Families and staff were impressed by the honesty, maturity and vivaciousness of the performances in a captivating series of monologues.The cast of 19 students presented a selection of contemporary Australian playwriting, ranging for Tasmania ...

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Cross Country season!

The past fortnight has seen the two interschool junior cross country events held at the Rokeby Police Academy. On 8 June the Catholic Primary School Cross Country was held with good numbers from Dominic College attending on the student-free day, which was great. Numbers were even better considering that staff had ...

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Year 10 and GYC course selections

Year 10 students are already thinking about their career options and which subjects they need to choose for a particular pathway. Dominic College conducts course counselling firstly through our Year 10 Empower classes. We continue to guide, support and build the confidence and resilience of our students to ensure they successfully complete ...

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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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DOSA v Hutchins 4 August

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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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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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