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2006 reunion tour

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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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Year 6 Canberra trip

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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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Year 9 Northern Territory trip

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Year 10 Japan 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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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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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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9/10 RAW Challenge

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Year 5 Taster Day

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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, 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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7-10 Assembly 12 October

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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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K-10 assembly - 70 years at Glenorchy for our Salesians

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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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K-10 assembly: 70 years of our Salesians at Glenorchy

On Wednesday 26 October the College held a very special assembly to mark a significant anniversary in the life of Dominic College. Next month, in November it will be 70 years since our first Salesian brothers and priests came here to Glenorchy and established a home and school to educate children and ...

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School Fees

Further to the information emailed to all current and future families recently, we would like to remind parents and guardians of the fee arrangements for next year. 2017 FeesThe 2017 Fee Schedule, detailing the fees that will apply next year, is available from the College Website or from the Business Office. 2017 TCEC ...

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Embrace

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DOSA Football Best & Fairest 2016

DOSA Football concluded its season functions with the annual Best & Fairest Dinner last Wednesday evening at the Hobart Yacht Club. A large number of players, their WAGs, families and supporters listened to the end of season news, reflected on an excellent season, tempered by defeat in the finals, and celebrated ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Photography and art, at the Hobart Show

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

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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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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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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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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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Spectacular Samoan assemblies

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Follow them around

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://ntdominic2016.wordpress.com/Canberra: https://canberra2016year6.wordpress.com/Japan: https://dominiccollegeinjapan2016.wordpress ...

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Samoa Breakfast and Show

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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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Dance, Baby, Dance

With one week to go till our Creative Arts Festival, Dominic College's K-2 students are ahead of the game!They are having a daily dance immersion experience with old scholar and dance master, Andrew Palmer, and his son, Henry Cornish.Andrew and Henry are both reknowned award-winning dancers, and bring ...

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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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7-10 Assembly 31 August

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7-10 assembly: looking back, and forward!

The Year 7-10 assembly was held today (31 August) but in period 7, rather than the usual period 5, to allow Andrew Palmer's Dance Baby Dance program to continue in the Savio Centre for the Early Years students.There were some interesting reviews, including a sample question replay of the Maths Relay, where ...

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Dominic College Medical students

Old scholars and current medical students, Aleisha Herington (2013) and Eliza Nolan (2009) talked with a group of Year 10 students who are interested in studying medicine in a few years.Eight keen Year 10 students were given an insight into how to maximise their chances of achieving their goals, in an hour's one-to-one ...

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Dance Baby Dance - Getting ready

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Art exhibition preparations in the Long Gallery

Nearly there.We are hanging and sticking, moving and tacking, arranging and admiring, all our student art, Kindergarten to Year 10, which will be on display in the Long Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre from 10am Thursday to Saturday.First there's the launch night, Wednesday 6pm, where we'll have some ...

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No Strings Attached

Rocking the Peacock 'No Strings Attached' is our Year 8 Dominic College contemporary rock and pop band. Newly formed in Term 3, 2016, the group consists of students who are new to performing and show a great interest and passion for music. Led by Guitar Tutor, Mark Schmalfuss, 'No Strings Attached' performs a ...

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Franklin v Denison

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Womens AFL at Dominic College

On Tuesday 13 September Dominic College’s Year 5/6 Girls AFL team played their inaugural match at Dominic College against the Holy Rosary girls AFL team. The girls have trained in the lead up to the match this week and have worked hard on their kicking, handballing, positioning on the field and ...

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Franklin v Denison Football and Netball

On Wednesday Dominic College hosted the annual 5/6 Catholic Denison v Franklin Football and Netball representative matches at the College. The weather started well for the football game and the football teams were in amazing spirits as they competed in a highly-skilled match with the best players in Hobart. As the ...

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Netball Firsts in Tassie Hawks Cup

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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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Grandparents Day

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That was fun

Our Creative Arts Festival at Salamanca is over until 2018. We had a great time, thanks to the wonderful student art, media, dance, drama and music. And thanks to the dedication and flair of our teachers, visiting experts, support staff, expert curators, generous families and everyone in our community.There are ...

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Now that was a Launch!

On Wednesday night, 7 September, we launched our 2016 Creative Arts Festival with a terrific community gathering in The Long Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre. The individual and collective student art works K-10 are so interesting and we all thoroughly enjoyed the launch.The Tasmanian Minister for the Arts, Dr Vanessa ...

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Festival Launch

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Stories From Suburban Road

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Festival - Rock Group

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Festival - Saturday Soiree

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Festival Masterclasses

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3/4 Sports Day with local schools 28 October 2016

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1986 Year 10 - 30 years reunion

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SYDC Retreat

Last weekend, 36 students from Years 8-10 attended a retreat in the Savio Hub. This was an opportunity for Year 8s (soon to be Year 9s) to join the group and for some outgoing Year 10s to pass on their experiences and wisdom from their time with Salesian Youth of Dominic ...

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Year 8 camp - girls report

Camp was a great experience for all of us, leading us to the beginning of our Year 9 Rite Journey. For some students it was about overcoming fears, learning new things and having new experiences and for others it refreshed our minds, made us think differently and have time to reflect ...

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Lost and found

Toby has been lost and found, on the College grounds this morning, and is enjoying a little holiday in our new stables.Spotted on the oval by curious staff early this morning, he was expertly wrangled by Mr Reinbach and Nr Nolan, and safely tucked in with some feed and ...

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K-2 Carols in the Savio Centre

A large and supportive audience of parents and families enjoyed an entertaining performance of carols and the Christmas story from our Kindergarten to Year 2 students, on Wednesday 7 December. Costumes were very impressive, whether angels, shepherds, wise men and wise women, or animals.Year 1 presented Silent Night, Kinders gave us Little ...

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Year 6 graduation assembly

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Year 10s final collection

Year 10 students returned for their last official job this morning, Monday 12 December, when students came back to the College to collect their documents and materials.They began to gather early and had the chance to talk to Mr Williams managing the buses.References, reports, USBs with graduation dinner photos, their 2016 ...

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Year 6 receiving candles

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Most popular names at Dominic College 2016

What are the most popular names at Dominic College? Can you guess? There are 929 students listed in the 2016 Yearbook, and there are 490 different first names. There are an amazing 341 students who have first names shared with no other student. The most popular boys and girls names are: Boys Jack 20 William 13 ...

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Angels and shepherds: K-2 carols

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Women in Parliament

On Wednesday 30 November, Kalia and I joined girls from a number of schools in Parliament House to learn about females in politics: how things worked, what went on and how women make an impact in our government. We started our day with a warm welcome from old scholar and former ...

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Year 7 2017 Orientation 30 November

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Old scholars Christmas Eve Mass

The old scholars Christmas Eve Mass is not just for old scholars. DOSA Chairman, Tony Webb, and stalwart and Diane Cerritelli, invite all old scholars, and all members of the Dominic College community, to worship and celebrate Christmas at the traditional Christmas Eve Mass in the College Chapel.We will ...

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What does Advent mean?

We so often hear rather glibly that Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas but what does that mean? Work out the invitation lists as to who is coming for Christmas dinner, getting the kids to put up the Christmas tree, or running through a checklist of ensuring all ...

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Huge last day House competition

On Friday 16 December, the final day of Term 4 2016, students will have assemblies, clean-up and an Advent Mass in the morning. Our Year 7-9 Student Representative Council, have designed an afternoon event and all students from Years 5-9 will be involved in a large game of House v House ‘Flags.’ ‘Flags’ ...

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Year 7 2017 Orientation

On Wednesday 30 November, 120 fresh new 2017 Dominic College Year 7s embarked on Orientation Day. The morning started with an introduction by Ms Gilligan, detailing how this group will spend the next four years together and eventually be the Class of 2020. Although scary to think, some of the best memories these students ...

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Year 6 graduation assembly

Year 6 students had a big day today, Monday 12 December, to start their final week of Term 4.All our Year 6 students lined up outside a crowded Savio Centre to receive the congratulations of the younger students as they entered the assembly.There were welcomes and singing, prayers and speeches. Significant academic ...

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Year 6 Mass 12 December

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Back to school bus services

Dominic College has been advised that Metro, Redline, O’Driscoll & Creswell School Buses will be running as normal from Thursday 2 February. Please note that as Metro will be running their service for Dominic Students, the buses will be signed Charter with route number on the first few days. As Dominic ...

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Christmas Eve Mass in the Chapel

Once again, Old Scholars and their families gathered in the Dominic Chapel for the traditional Mass on Christmas Eve, beginning with carols at 9.30pm lead by the beautiful choir with thanks to Ann Loring at the helm, ably assisted by Tony Gregs on keyboard. Dominic College Rector, Fr. Peter Rankin ...

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Sad news of Mrs Edwards' death

It is with sadness that I write to inform you that Mrs Jenny Edwards, one of our K-6 Teacher Assistants, passed away very suddenly Thursday morning. Jenny collapsed at a bus stop in Claremont and despite efforts by bystanders, the police and ambulance officers, could not be revived. This is ...

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​Have you updated your Dominic College App?

As parents and students prepare to return for the 2017 academic year we would like to remind users of the College App to ensure they have updated the ‘tags’ for which they wish to receive news. For example, if you had the Year 6 news tagged and your child is now in ...

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2017 Dominic College Calendar

Our Dominic College 2017 Calendar is being printed in January and will be posted home to our families before school commences. You can access our electronic calendar here: Website calendar.Or you can view and download a pdf of the printed calendar (not interactive and without links) here: 2017 printed calendar.We ...

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Discovery picnic at Dominic

Over 100 children from Early Learning Centres had great fun on our ovals today. Our Dominic Vacation Care hosted children and staff from four Discovery Early Learning Centers, with games, barbecues and activities on a perfect day.The children gave our swings in the new playground a thorough work-out and pronounced ...

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Japanese Festival in Hobart

Happy New Year! Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy year for 2017, the Year of the Rooster. Susie Allan (Aran sensei) and I are very excited about the year ahead and sharing our passion and knowledge about Japan and Japanese with students from Kindergarten through ...

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Magic moments in 2016 for Creative Arts

For the last issue of the newsletter for 2016, magic moments chosen by the Creative Arts staff.Music Count Us In was an exciting day of celebration, which saw all K-6 students participating in the national simultaneous singing event. K-1 students filled the playground with their beautiful voices, while Year 2-6 ...

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Leaders for 2017 inaugurated

On Thursday we officially inducted our 2017 College student leaders, in a beautiful ceremony in the Savio Centre. Students received blessed badges and ties, were presented to the College community and recited their act of dedication together. We are very proud of all of them and are sure they will lead ...

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2017 leaders induction assembly

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2017 Leaders receive their ties and pins

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Advent Mass, final day

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Year 5-9 last day, Flags game

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Don't be a "Summer Slider"!

Over 100 years of research confirms the phenomenon referred to as ‘summer slide’ (White, 1906). This body of research has shown that during the summer children can lose the equivalent of two months of Maths and English achievement. (Cooper, Nye, Charlton, & Greathouse, 1996).How can you prevent this ‘summer slide’ happening to your ...

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Final day of Term 4

The final day of Term 4, Friday 16 December, was an excellent day of celebration and fun. Students were involved with administration in the morning, cleaning up classrooms, cleaning out lockers, readying to take home their Christmas craft and gifts, talking to teachers about their plans for the summer break, preparing for ...

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More awards ceremony photos

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