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2018 Awards Assembly, practising and success

Last Thursday 29 November, our Year 6-10 students, staff and members of their families gathered in the Savio Centre for our 2018 Awards Ceremony. This ceremony recognizes the academic and personal achievements of our students who have achieved excellence in learning and in leadership this year. The Characteristic of Stickability In my ...

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2018 Awards Assembly and the Hall of Achievement

Last week our Year 10 students ended their time well at Dominic College. Thank you to all members of our community who were part of their graduation and celebrations and also part of our 2018 Awards Ceremony. It was so rewarding seeing our students in Years 6-10 being recognised for their success ...

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6-10 Awards Ceremony: our award winners

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MyState Film Festival

Good luck to film directors Jude Saavedra and Lachie Pullen from Year 9. Their short film ‘Mask’ is an original piece they created for the MyState Film Festival.Mask was chosen as one of three finalists in the high school section. Watch their movie at ...

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Year 7 2019 Orientation

Year 7 Orientation DayOn 14 November, the whole Year 9 cohort were involved in the Year 7 orientations for next year. The day consisted of multiple activities in which our Year 9 students worked with the new Year 7 students including: a pastoral group session, a tour of the school, an amazing race and a shared ...

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Work & Training Graduation and Awards

Work & Training, Tasmania’s largest private provider of nationally-recognised training and assessment, held their graduation and awards ceremony on Friday 23 November and Dominic College old scholars were prominent.Shania Kava (2014, Glenorchy City Dental, Cert 111 in Dental Aassisting), Daniel Revell (2012, TasTAFE, Cert 11 in Business), Tyler O’Neill (2013, Dominic College, Cert 111 in ...

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The Don Bosco Green Alliance

What is the Don Bosco Green Alliance? The Don Bosco Green Alliance is an international collective of young people from Don Bosco Institutions and Organizations, that contributes to global environmental action, thought and policy. Our mission is to create an environment that is safe and caring for all life on ...

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Staying active and social

With the school holidays rapidly approaching, we begin to assess what we will do over the holiday break. Through the school year we socialise and see each other every day at school. But in the holidays some students can become socially isolated. Technology can be a wonderful thing, but some ...

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Relay for Life 2019 Team Dominic underway

In 2015, Dominic College had their first ever Relay for Life Team. $4000 was raised for the Cancer Council. In 2017, Dominic had over 160 students and 40 staff signed up for the Relay and we fundraised over $15,000. Now, in 2019, Dominic hopes to exceed this and our 2019 College Captains Lachlan Rowlands and Maddison Cockerill challenged ...

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Wash House Blues

On Wednesday last week there was an open workshop for family and friends of our Year 3-6 Co-curricular Drama participants. This group have met every Wednesday afternoon this semester and have made solid progress in developing their skills as collaborators and communicators. The group engage with the processes of drama ...

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K-2 Carols

On Wednesday afternoon, the Savio Centre was packed with parents, grandparents and guardians to watch the 2018 K-2 Junior Carols. The students looked absolutely adorable dressed in a variety of costumes from angels to shepherds and wise men. There was even a donkey or two. Every class sang with great gusto, ...

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P&F News: Program for 2019

The P&F has finished off the year strongly with our final meeting held on Wednesday 21 November and our Christmas Dinner held on Friday 23 November. It was great to look back over the year and celebrate our achievements as a group. We are excited for next year and the upcoming ...

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Advent Reflection

‘Present’ of ‘Presence’ “Beloved: May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all…..” (1 Thessalonians 3:12) Reading from 1st Sunday in AdventGod sent a ‘present’ into the world, the gift of a loving presence named Jesus. The Gospel stories indicate that Jesus gave few material ...

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Farewell to departing staff

The permanent and limited tenure staff who will be departing the College at the end of 2018 include: Mr Daniel Blake, Mr Brian Brennan, Mr James Gray, Mrs Roslyn Hawkins, Miss Tyler O’Neill, Mrs Jenny McGuire, Br Michael Morrow SDB, Mrs Charmienne O’Brien and Mr Michael Voss. We wish ...

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K-2 Carols in the Savio Centre 2018

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Year 7 assembly 5 December

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Graduation Dinner arrivals

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6-10 End of Year Awards ceremony

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The Three Capes experience

On Friday 9 November a select group of keen and adventurous students set out with Mr Daniel Blake and Miss Tyler O’Neill on a 3-day multi day walk along the spectacular Tasman Peninsula coastline to explore the Three Capes. The small group arrived mid-afternoon at Fortescue Bay, our base camp ...

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Hobart Christmas Pageant 2019

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7-10 assembly 21 November

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Music Soirees

This week the Creative Arts Faculty hosted three consecutive nights of music soirees in The Oratory Space. These performances featured all students at Dominic College who are enrolled in private instrumental and vocal lessons as well as a number of students from our new Year 5 and 6 Instrumental Band Program, and ...

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Year 10 exams begin soon

As students continue with their exam preparations, they are reminded to keep up an established routine, maintain a positive mind frame and to remember not to panic! Creating lists and making sure notes are organised with key topics will be important preparation. Students should focus on the subjects of the ...

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2019 Leaders Induction

Congratulations to our 2019 Leaders who were inducted today.College student leadership was transferred between our current 2018 leaders and our future 2019 leaders today at a movin ceremony, where students volunteered to exercise their special role, and accepted the honour of college and House leadership.2019 STUDENT LEADERS Name Leadership Role Lachlan Rowlands ...

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Advanced Food Studies afternoon tea

On Monday afternoon the Advanced Food Studies students presented their final assessment task at an afternoon tea for their parents, grandparents and teachers. The students, under the direction of their teacher, Miss Jane Gysen, prepared a range of delectable hot and cold platters served with tea, coffee or juice. Miss ...

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Year 7 2019 Orientation

On 14 November, the whole Year 9 cohort were involved in the Year 7 orientations for next year. The day consisted of multiple activities in which our Year 9 students worked with the new Year 7 students including: a pastoral group session, a tour of the school, an amazing race and a shared lunch. Year 9 ...

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7-10 assembly 21 November

Our 7-10 assembly this week was the final assembly of the year for secondary students. Our 2019 College Captains Maddison Cockerill and Lachlan Rowlands acknowledged the leadership of our Class of 2018 and wished their Year 10 friends well in their exams and their graduation ceremonies and celebrations next week.At the 7-10 ...

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K-6 assembly 28 November

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Year 10 Graduation Mass and Ceremony

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Top names for students in 2018

We have so many great students at Dominic College, but it is always fun to have a look at which names are most popular.The most popular boy's name at Dominic in 2018 was Jack, with Lachlan coming second. The most popular girl's name was Lucy and Ella came second.Again ...

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On-line learning for now and in the holidays

At Dominic College students have access to a range of online learning tools. K-6 students have a Mathletics account where they can develop their mathematical skills and an ABC Reading Eggs account for literacy development. Each student has a log on and a password that allows them access to a ...

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2019 Leaders function

Last Friday, our 2019 Leaders Induction Ceremony took place, where Year 9 students step up as the new 2019 leaders. Parents and carers of the excited leaders watched proudly in the Savio Centre, as each worthy leader was called to the stage to receive their badge and tie. It was through this process ...

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Hobart Christmas Pageant

On Saturday 17 November Dominic College was part of the 2018 Myer Christmas Pageant. The weather was beautiful and we had over 50 smiling students from Years 1 and 2, enjoying the atmosphere of the day. Students were ‘stars’ as representatives of the College and as their part in the parade. The parade was to ...

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Launch into Learning concludes for 2018

Launch into Learning concluded for 2018 last week. Thank you to all the wonderful families that have come along this year and supported the program. We have thoroughly enjoyed watching the children participate eagerly in the activities.In 2019, LIL session times and location of the program is changing. We will be ...

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K-6 assembly: final farewell Year 6

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The passing of Tempest, our Anglo-Nubian goat

The cycle of life is a mystery and brings us both joy and sorrow. We have been so blessed to have a family of magnificent animals who respond so well to our students and families and often to crowds of members of the public. The Dominic College community will be ...

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Parent Handbook updated for 2019

The 2019 Parent Handbook is now available for viewing or downloading from this page: 2019 Parent Handbook. ...

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Kinder teachers and kinder animals

Our three Kinder Classrooms have been named after three native animals for 2019. Kinder A, taught by Mrs Douglas Monday-Wednesday, will be known as timita (possum). This class will be based in the Magone Building (near the oval). Kinder B, taught by Mrs Doyle Wednesday-Friday, will be tuminana (little fairy penguin) ...

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College Colours awards

College Colours are a level of recognition for exceptional achievement that can be worn on the College blazer in our students’ final year at Dominic College – Year 10. The College Colours process is designed to recognise exceptional achievement in a designated area of the college. Students meeting certain criteria can apply ...

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Final day of Term 4 2018

The final day of Term 4 for students, Friday 14 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, ...

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Getting ready for VET Hospitality at Dominic College

Dominic College is offering an exciting new elective course for Year 10 students who are interested in entering the Hospitality industry. SIT10216 Certificate I in Hospitality will offer Dominic College students real life exposure to the Hospitality industry by providing foundational technical kitchen skills, including learning to prepare dishes and how ...

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Old scholars celebrate Christmas Eve in the Chapel

Christmas Eve carols and Mass were joyfully celebrated in the Dominic College Chapel by a large group of old scholars and friends of Dominic College.The evening was hosted by the inimitable Mr Tony Webb and the Carols and hymns were harmonically projected by the St John's Parish choir and ...

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IWD breakfast 2019, with old scholar guest, Mercury journalist Jessica Sargent

Our annual International Women's Day breakfast is held on Tuesday 5 March 2019 and our special guest speaker is old scholar, Jessica Sargent (nee Howard, 2004).Years 5-10 girls, their mothers, carers, grandmothers and aunties are invited to celebrate the achievements of women, past, present and future. Old scholars are also warmly invited ...

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Launch into Learning 2019

Dominic College’s Pre-Kindergarten program Launch into Learning is becoming part of the curriculum in 2019.There will be four Launch into Learning classes, two on Thursdays and two on Fridays in term time this year. One of Dominic College’s most experienced Kindergarten teachers, Mrs Linda Douglas, will be taking ...

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First day arrivals 2019

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Ringing in Year 7

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First day Kinder

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Ringing in Year 7s

The first day of Term 1 2019, Monday morning, 4 February, the College is starting a new tradition with the ‘Ringing In’ of our new Year 7 students as a symbol of their commencement of secondary education at Dominic College.Pastoral Teachers will be available from 8.15am – 8.35am at Pastoral Classes to chat with ...

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Project Rockit at Dominic College

Congratulations to our friends and Project Rockit co-founders, Lucy and Rosie, who were awarded an Order of Australia Medal, for their service to youth, and contribution to tackling bullying.Rosie launched their Tasmanian digital program at Dominic College in 2017, and Lucy will be part of this year's Mental Health Week ...

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2019 College Calendar

The 2019 College Calendar has been printed and has been mailed to all families. The calendar is a handy reminder and guide to the majority of important events at Dominic in 2019. Keep it on your fridge or your utility area! As the year progresses, however, circumstances change and there are a ...

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What we did in our holidays

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Academic awards celebrated at Dominic College

Three Dominic College students have won prestigious ICAS medals this year for being Tasmania’s top achievers. Each year over one million students from more than 6300 schools in Australia and New Zealand participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) conducted by the University of New South Wales. ...

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Prospectus

Thank you for your interest in our College. The Dominic College Prospectus has been developed to introduce parents to the wide range of opportunities available at Dominic College.Download the College Prospectus If you would like further information please contact Tammy Hancock on 6274 6010 or email Tammy at [email protected] ...

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Last day: Flags fun.

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2019 Creative Arts Scholarships awarded

Each year Dominic College offers a limited number of Creative Arts Scholarships into Year 7 in the areas of Music, Drama, Dance and Visual Art and this year we received many exceptional applications. We congratulate our 2019 Scholarship recipients, Year 6 students, Brianna Gadd and Kayla Loveless, as well as future student, Heidi ...

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Robotic Club end-of-year wrap

We held our last Robotics Club meeting for 2018 after school last Friday afternoon 7 December. We always finish off with a party where everyone brings some party food to share and Mrs Kinne supplies the drinks. We really enjoyed trying all the different types of food that people brought. One of ...

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Final day: Advent Mass

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URSTRONG Parent/Child Workshop announced

Dana Kerford is a teacher, "Friendship Expert" and the founder of internationally-recognised friendship programs, GirlPower and GoodGuys from URSTRONG. In Term 1 2019 Dominic College parents have the chance to experience one of Dana's workshops on friendships, at Dominic College for a reduced cost of $20 for each participant, (minimum $40 for one parent ...

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7-8 cricket grand final

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DELC Holiday Program

Dominic Early Learning Centre, run by Discovery, held their big Christmas party last Friday, and the community enjoyed our oval, facility, tents and barbecues as well as some fabulous entertainment in jumping castles, face painting and Santa.The Vacation Care Program is now available and you can see the information ...

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A community of Japanese learners

In Kinder Mice’s Japanese lesson on Friday, a little boy asks me if he can go to the toilet. Thomas Golding pipes up, and using perfect Japanese, says “no, you have to say, ‘toire ni itte mo ii desu ka’”. Astounded, I ask him how he knows how to ...

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Year 9 - The Abyss

In the final week of Term 4 all of the Year 9 cohort went on a journey called The Abyss. The Abyss is a part of a course called “The Right Journey” and is a program taught all around Australia. The Abyss is for both boys and girls and is where you ...

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Old Scholars Christmas Eve Mass and supper

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Year 10 Japan 2018

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Year 8 boys camp and Year 8 girls camp

In the second last week of Term 4 Year 8 students travel to Freycinet for a thrre-day camp as part of their EMPOWER Program. The boys travel on the Monday and return Wednesday - the girls begin on the Wednesday and return Friday. You can see some photos on our gallery: Year 8 ...

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Year 8 Camp 2018

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K-6 facilities developments

The improvement and expansion of Dominic College’s K-6 has been identified as a strategic priority. The K-6 buildings are now 14 years old and in need of expansion and refurbishment. The classrooms were originally built to accommodate a 1.5 stream primary which resulted in the need to build four classrooms near ...

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ADFA Graduation of old scholar

Congratulations to old scholar, Connor Haas (2012), who not only was awarded his Bachelor of Business but then at his Defence Force graduation was awarded the RSL Sword of Service.The 2018 Graduation Parade was held at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra on Thursday 13 December 2018.The Graduation Parade is ...

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2019 Leaders Induction Ceremony

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Men's Day Breakfast 2018

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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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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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Year 6 visit Canberra

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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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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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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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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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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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3-6 Athletics Carnival 18 October

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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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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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Candidates for Year 10 Captain 2019

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Candidates for Year 6 Captain 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Music & Dance Showcase performance

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Music & Dance Showcase rehearsals

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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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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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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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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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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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