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7-8 girls soccer 1 May

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Feast Day - 7-10 quizzes

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Old Scholars Football 2018

Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) Football has a long history of successful competition and maintaining valuable links and friendships between Dominic College and past students.The Football Club is renowned for the number of old scholars playing for the Roosters, and is now the only club now playing with the ...

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Dance Eisteddfod coming up

An important event for many students, the Southern Tasmanian Dance Eisteddfod is on in July at the Derwent Entertainment Centre. The schools session is on the first day, the last day of Term 2, and Dominic College will again have two teams competing: Year 8 Elective Dance and Year 9/10 Elective Dance.We ...

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Bronze Age coming to Dominic College

Archaeologist and old scholar, Sam Dix, Class of 1999, is just one of a number of archaeoligists heading to Dominic College this month to launch National Archaeology Week here with student workshops.Sam has been recently in England with his family, undertaking a dig in Cornwall, UK.Sam said that the ...

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ANZAC Assembly 1 May 2018

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Feast Day - Mass

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Feast Day games 3-10 Dominic Day Cup

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Feast Day for our Salesian Saints

College Feast Day – Honouring our Salesian SaintsThis week we held the first of our College Feast Days for 2018. It was a magnificent community day for our students and staff - commencing in class groups - having fun, being with friends, then praying together at mass. Sharing a meal and then ...

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ANZAC Day commemorations

I want to thank all families who supported the 140 students who represented Dominic College on ANZAC Day during the term break. It means a lot to us that so many students and staff took the time to break their vacation, dress in their formal uniform and gather with other students ...

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Partner School relationship announced

At the beginning of the term break, I had the privilege of being the guest of Mr Le Thanh Bình in Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province, about two hours south of Ho Ci Minh City. Last year I was introduced to Mr Binh through Tien Ho, the father of ...

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Tanks for the visit

On Monday morning many of our younger students had the great opportunity to see, touch and climb into an eight wheeled Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV). This class of vehicle is largely used by the Army for reconnaissance, as well as a personnel carrier, command, surveillance, ambulance, fitter and recovery ...

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Feast Day games K-2

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DOSA v OHA seniors 28 April

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ANZAC Day 2018

On ANZAC Day this year over 250 students, staff and families attending community commemorations around Hobart, focusing on parades and wreath-laying at Hobart, Lenah Valley, Glenorchy, New Norfolk and Pontville/Brighton.The College was very proud of the participation and the presentation of our students. Well done to the wreath-layers and ...

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Dominic College presents: Steve Biddulph

On Wednesday night, 11 April, the Dominic College Community were blessed with a presentation from world-famous author and speaker, Mr Steve Biddulph, on Raising Boys.Steve was an amazing presenter. He talked about the evolution of boys and men and offered many ideas and suggestions on how we can best mould ...

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival

We watched our brilliant friend, Year 10 student, Samuel Walker compete at the Commonwealth games on Monday night. Then on Tuesday, 10 April, we had our 2018 Athletics Carnival! Everyone had extra motivation from watching one of our own doing so well on the world stage. Well done, Sam!We were very fortunate ...

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Musical Theatre classes after school

Dominic College is very proud to offer a performance-based Musical Theatre class, starting in Term 2, run by Mr Brett Budgeon, our distinguished vocal tutor. The class will combine the elements of singing, acting and movement to develop and nurture creative communication skills in young people. There will be several performance ...

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Fra Angelico Opening Ceremony

On Wednesday 11 April, we blessed and opened our new Creative Arts facilities - Fra Angelico - and also took the opportunity to bless The Oratory Space.It was wonderful to have gathered together, with our Salesian Provincial, Fr Will Matthews SDB, our Vice Provincial and Chair of our College Council, ...

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Fra Angelico Opening Ceremony

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Theatresports 2018 - Year 7-8 and 9-10

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TheatreSports 2018 7-10

TheatreSports is a collection of theatre games involving quick-thinking, creativity, humour and collective embarrassment - all to the cheers of the audience and the whims of the judges!On the last day of Term 1 Year 7 and 8 compete in the morning, and Year 9-10 after lunch, all in the Oratory Space. ...

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Year 5 Camp at Far South

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Equestrian Neave

On Sunday 15 April, the 2018 Dominic College Equestrian Representative, Year 8 student, Neave Schofield, encountered harsh winter weather while representing Dominic at the 2018 Inter Schools Horse Trials. With the event held at Huntingfield Pony & Riding club grounds, Howden, with an 8.30 a.m. start Neave was preparing her mount, Benton Park Campaign, in ...

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ANZAC Day - New Norfolk

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Open Classroom morning

K-6 Open Classroom morningThis week we hosted our annual Open Classroom event, which saw over 300 parents, grandparents, carers and guardians working alongside their children and grandchildren during our first morning block. The feedback from our visitors was positive with many commenting on how wonderful this opportunity was to spend time ...

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Open Classroom morning

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Year 5 Camp

After Easter, Year 5 went on their Far South Camp. The theme of the camp was “Let your Light Shine.” We explored how we could let our inner selves shine and used the time to get to know each other in a different environment. On the first day, we celebrated Sophia ...

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Archaeology Fair at Dominic College

National Archaeology Week for Tasmania will be launched at Dominic College on Monday 21 May. Old Scholars of Dominic College, archaeologist Sam Dix (1999) and geophysicist John Stephenson (1998), approached Dominic College to gauge the school’s interest in being involved in an exciting initiative. Their approach has now grown into a full ...

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ANZAC Day - Hobart, Glenorchy, Lenah Valley, Pontville

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Gratitude to volunteers

National Volunteer WeekThis week we commemorate National Volunteer Week to acknowledge and give thanks to all the wonderful people in our country to who give up their time to generously help others. We are most grateful to all our parents, guardians and friends here at Dominic who give up their ...

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Short films: 5-seconds

5-second film challengeIn Years 9 and 10, learning in Media Arts involves students making and responding to media independently and in small groups, and with their teachers and communities. Students explore Media Arts as an art form through representation, manipulation of genre and media conventions and analysis of media artworks.In Term 2, ...

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Years 3-10 Cross Country Carnival

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New Taiko Drums

Many people may remember the amazing taiko performance by some of our Year 8, 9 and 10 Japanese elective students at the Asian Festival assembly last year. This breathtaking performance was the catalyst for our dedicated Parents & Friends to decide to support the College to purchase our own set of taiko drums! The ...

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Netball teams 7-10 Term 2

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K-2 Cross Country 23 May

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The Departure - a Rite Journey Rite of Passage

On Thursday 19 May, Year 9 students took part in The Departure, as part of the Rite Journey through the Empower Program. The Departure was all about saying thanks and showing our gratitude towards our parents for everything they have done for us throughout our lives. During the past few weeks, Empower ...

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Da Vinci Decathlon stars

On Friday 18 May we had eight students from Year 8 push through a demanding day of academic challenges participating in the Da Vinci Decathlon. The Da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of students who compete in teams of eight across 10 different disciplines, with ...

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K-6 assembly 30 May 2018

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P&F President reports

We have had a very busy month since our last meeting with some of our most popular events being very well supported. Our Mother’s Day Stall was held on Wednesday 9 May and the students had a great time picking out beautiful and special gifts for the women in their ...

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College Library

The Dominic College Library provides a flexible space with a wide and inclusive range of resources to support learning and teaching throughout the school. Through our collection, we aim to provide a place for collaborative learning, creativity, and for developing independent research and information literacy skills. Our Library has a ...

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Leadership recognition for Principal

Leadership Recognition for Dominic College Principal Dominic College Principal, Beth Gilligan has been nominated by the Tasmanian Catholic Secondary Principals for the association’s national Leadership Excellence Award which will be judged in July. Catholic Secondary Principals Australia (CaSPA) is the national peak body for Australian Catholic Secondary School Principals ...

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Model United Nations Assembly 2018

Last weekend Isabella Cooke, Daniel Hunniford, Noella Irumva and Georgia Amos joined 32 other Year 10 students from across the state to compete in the annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). Isabella and Daniel were representing Syria, and Noella and Georgia were representing France.MUNA is organised and sponsored by Rotary clubs ...

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National Archaeology Week launch

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Walk to School Day 18 May

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Mother's Day blessings

Dear FriendsAs Mother’s Day approaches, I extend my appreciation to all the wonderful mothers, grandmothers and foster carers in the Dominic College community. I know the work, and sacrifices that many of you undertake. I also appreciate the energy and care you devote to our students’ ongoing education at ...

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7-10 assembly 9 May

At this week’s 7-10 Assembly, we celebrated the wonderful contributions students have made in all facets of College life. Mrs McMahon talked about the amazing efforts in raising money for those less fortunate through fundraising for Project Compassion. We also celebrated the terrific efforts of students on the sporting ...

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School closed Friday 11 May

Dominic College will be closed today Friday 11 May due to severe flooding in the Greater Hobart Area.We have been informed that all Catholic Schools have been asked to close. We hope that none of our families are experiencing the distress of homes flooded and without power.Ms Beth Gilligan ...

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7-8 boys AFL vs Hutchins 9 May

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7-10 assembly 9 May 2018

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Scarves and beanies for winter!

Scarves and the matching beanies, are now available from the Uniform Shop for all K-10 students. Scarves are available in two lengths – 150cm and 180cm, with both sizes $37.00. The new designs will now replace black scarves and beanies, these are optional uniform items.For more information on any uniform requirements ...

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K-6 assembly 16 May 2018

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K-6 Assembly 16 May 2018

The Kinder-Year 6 Assembly was held on Wednesday 16 May. It was an exciting assembly, particularly for our Kinder students as it was the first assembly they have attended this year. As usual, the assembly was full of student work and achievement. Year 1 did an amazing job performing a song that they ...

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Year 3-6 Drama workshops

Act II: The Drama keeps on comingOn Wednesday 16 May, our 3-6 Drama Workshops started up again for 2018. It was great to see some old faces and some new ones as well! The group converges every week on Wednesdays, working to build their confidence, hone dramatic skills and to have fun ...

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Migration Morning Tea

This week Year 6 hosted and prepared a scrumptious morning tea set out in the fashion of days gone by. We thank Mrs Roslyn Hawkins for her support of this initiative, as students used their MMK session to prepare the food. Staff also helped with the loan of the crockery and ...

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Good at Badminton!

Year 10 students, Mathew Sojan and Ben Scott represented Tasmania in the school holidays, playing in the Under 17 Australasian Badminton Championships held in Invercargill, New Zealand in April. They were part of a six-player team, with the aim of building the experience and skills of exciting young players for future competitions. ...

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3-10 Cross Country carnival

On Friday 25 May we will be holding our inaugural Year 3-10 Cross Country Carnival. Students have been training hard for this in PE and Athletic Development lessons and we hope that they are looking forward to the event and competing for their house. The carnival will be held from 11am ...

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Track

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Field

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Year 7 Camp 2018

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Year 7 Camp 2018

Year 7 students visited Fortescue Bay for their 3-day 2-night camp last week, in two groups. Students reported on the camp in our newsletter:Camping at Fortescue Bay was amazing! We were right on the beach and the view was just fantastic. The tents were great quality and it was perfect ...

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Old scholars excel in stage productions

The annual Tasmanian Theatre Awards, known as the Errols after Tasmanian Hollywood star, Errol Flynn, were awarded last weekend. Congratulations to all the winners especially old scholar Andrew Casey (1989) for his Best Supporting Performance (Male) for The Effect (Loud Mouth Theatre Company); and to old scholar Ryan Ennis (2013) for the ...

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Year 4 students walk into history

Historians pose questions about the past, and then find ways to discover some possible answers. Year 4 students have been asking questions about how Aboriginal people lived before Europeans came. Instead of conducting all of our research in books or on the Internet, we decided to go for a short walk ...

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International Women's Day breakfast success

On Wednesday 7 March we held our International Women’s Day Breakfast for Year 5-10 girls, their mothers, carers, aunties, grandmothers and older sisters. Old scholars and friends of the College also attended in significant numbers with some 240 people gathered in the Savio Centre on Wednesday morning for a shared breakfast, ...

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Junior Dance news

This year we are introducing JUNIOR DANCE for students from Prep-Year 2. This is very exciting and we can’t wait to start this initiative in the early years. Whilst dance is a good source of fun exercise for young children, it is also a creative outlet. We hope to promote ...

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Debating begins for 2018

This week saw the commencement of the Tasmanian Debating Union’s Southern Schools competition. As in previous years, we have a strong presence in this competition, with teams representing each of the year levels. Congratulations to all students on their efforts last night at Taroona High School, where the issues ...

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K-6 Parent Literacy Workshop

Dominic College is again offering parents and guardians the opportunity to participate in workshop sessions to hear about ways they can support their child’s learning at home. Our first Parent Workshop for 2018 will focus on Literacy and will look at practical ways you can help your child with Writing. ...

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Catholic Education Week Mass at St John's Glenorchy

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7-8 boys basketball 20 March

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P&F Community news

We had an amazing turnout to the P&F Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 21 February and as a result all positions this year have been filled. The new P&F Community Executive members are President - Nicola Rayner, Vice President - Anne Lacy, Treasurer - Amanda Page, Secretary - ...

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Dominic College presents Steve Biddulph

Dominic College in collaboration with the Dominic College Parents & Friends is very proud to present 'An Evening with Steve Biddulph'.We have been very lucky to secure Steve Biddulph as a guest speaker at our College. He will be presenting his world famous presentation on Raising Boys at the College ...

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Gifted Get Together

On Wednesday 14 March, 11 of our students joined 86 students from Catholic primary schools at the Gifted Get Together organised by the TCEO in Hobart. Students chose two workshops to attend, from Creative Writing, Creative Thinking, Technology, Science, Drama and Mathematics. Science was a very popular choice and it was one of ...

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Cambodia 2019: World Challenge meeting.

Following a successful 2017 World Challenge Cambodia Immersion, Dominic College is proud to announce we will be sending another team to Cambodia at the end of November 2019. This trip is open to current Year 8 and Year 9 students who are interested in a once in a lifetime opportunity.Have a look at ...

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Prep-6 Assembly 7 March

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7-10 assembly 28 February

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The Calling - Year 9 Rite Journey

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Year 9-10 girls soccer 26 February

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Year 4 visit Humphrey's Rivulet

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Year 3-4 boys cricket opens on the oval

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Assembly - Prep to Year 6

On Wednesday afternoon, we held our first formal Prep – Year 6 Assembly. It’s a little early for the Kinders to join us for assembly, but we look forward to them joining us later in the term.Our assemblies are a wonderful opportunity to gather together, celebrate student achievements and share ...

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Year 9 Empower - The Calling

Last Thursday night and Friday morning, Year 9 students as part of the Year 9 EMPOWER Program ‘The Rite Journey’, undertook a significant ceremony called ‘The Calling.’ It was an overnight gender-based experience in which students started their Rite of Passage and looked into the adult they wish to be. Thanks to ...

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Year 9/10 Creative Writing elective

Creative Writing gives students an opportunity to flex their writing muscles, explore different techniques and embrace the joy of creating art with words. Students also explore and pull apart the workings of existing writers’ pieces, to further understand their process and style. To start the year, the Creative Writing class ...

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Adam Lapolla

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2018 Women's Day Breakfast

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Just Leadership Day

On Monday, a selection of Year 8 and 9 students attended the Caritas Leadership Day at MacKillop College. Year 9 student, Annalize Moase, wrote:The day consisted of various interactive activities to make new friends while discussing social justice issues and leadership. It was a great opportunity to meet like-minded students from other ...

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College Library

It is my great privilege to be the new Teacher Librarian at Dominic College. Mrs Alston is also in the library as Library Assistant. The library is open from 8.15am to 4.30pm daily, and anyone in the Dominic Community is welcome. The K-6 room is now open at lunchtimes for ...

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Visit from Salesian Provincial

We had a quick hello this week from our Salesian Provincial Fr Will Matthews SDB down from Melbourne. It was fantastic to have Fr Will visit the College briefly. A teacher himself, Fr Will was impressed by our student focus and the way they spoke about their learning. We called ...

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Catholic Education Week at Dominic College

This week we have marked Catholic Education Week by continuing to work with our students, families and parish to help children and young people develop and learn to integrate their gifts of body, mind and spirit in a caring community, based on Gospel values.We celebrated Mass with Fr Lawrie ...

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Very melodramatic

Melodramatic scenes at Dominic College!Year 9-10 Elective Drama students have been turning their hands to full blown 19th Century Melodrama. They have looked at the English models with their preoccupation with spectacle and sensation, stock character types, the codes that audiences expected such as the bass voiced villain, dressed ...

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9-10 basketball 4 April

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Year 1 to Year 4 soccer 5 April

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Child Migrant UK Redress report

Former child migrants and other members of the community may have heard of recent reports of further redress to former child migrants becoming available from the British Government.Below is information from Mr Mervyn Humphreys, Assistant Director, Child Migrant Trust taken from a blog post.The UK Government Independent Inquiry ...

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Junior dance fun!

Junior dance has started! We had our first lesson this week and what a great success it was as we introduced dance to 38 young dancers from Prep to Year 2.On Tuesday, we introduced students to the role of improvisation and allowed students to use expressive movement to present a dance, ...

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New SRC student leaders recognised

This week our Student Representative Council (SRC) members for 2018 were appointed and received their badges from our College Principal Ms Beth Gilligan. Congratulations to the new SRC members.Bosco HouseYear 7 SRC Lily RaderYear 8 SRC Chanel ForsterYear 9 SRC Emmett McShane-GoldsworthyGuzman HouseYear 7 SRC Priyanka JibiYear 8 SRC Erin WatersYear 9 SRC Shabecah McWhirterSavio HouseYear 7 ...

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Sports Science: chicken wings

This term in Sport Science we have been learning about muscular, skeletal and articular systems. We are learning the functions of bone and muscles, different types of joints and the types of movements they allow. We have completed two mini tests naming 26 bones and 24 muscles. Following these, we had a ...

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Adventure Rec Extension Program

Adventure Recreation Extension Program – Bruny Island Surf CampOver the Easter Break a keen group of Adventure Recreation students took the opportunity to take part in the Extension Program for the year. This Extension program was an opportunity for students to extend the surfing skills they have been developing throughout the ...

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Dominic College App

Parents and guardians may have noticed recently a change in branding from one of our forms of communication. Early this year Parent Paperwork transitioned to become EdSmart. While all functionality of our existing tools in use by the College remain unchanged the name change enables EdSmart to broaden its offerings ...

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7-8 boys in Yr 8 Basketball Grand Final

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Cheer

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7-10 Athletics Carnival information

The Dominic College Inter-House Athletics Carnival is to be held on Tuesday 10 April at the Domain Athletics Centre. This is a normal school day and an important part of your child’s school life. We encourage full participation and ask for your assistance in promoting this event as a positive ...

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