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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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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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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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K-6 assembly 16 May 2018

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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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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

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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K-2 Cross Country 23 May

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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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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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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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Feast Day games K-2

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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 3-10 Dominic Day Cup

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Feast Day - Mass

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7-8 girls soccer 1 May

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Feast Day - 7-10 quizzes

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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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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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7-10 assembly 9 May 2018

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7-8 boys AFL vs Hutchins 9 May

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ANZAC Day - Hobart, Glenorchy, Lenah Valley, Pontville

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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 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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Years 3-10 Cross Country Carnival

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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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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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Kinder Bears HPE 12 June

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Year 5 Port Arthur excursion

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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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Netball - Firsts v Friends 4 June 2018

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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

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K-6 assembly 13 June

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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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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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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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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 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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7-10 Mental Health Week initiative

Dominic College is proud to announce that we will be having a Year 7-10 Mental Health Week from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 June. We will focus on quite a few topics around Mental Health including:Mental illness Body Image Resilience Courage StrengthWe will bring in some very special guest speakers to ...

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Inaugural Year 3 - Year 10 Cross Country Carnival

On Friday 25 May a large part of the Dominic community came together for the inaugural 3-10 Cross Country. A day full of fun, cheering, competitiveness and sportsmanship ensued in what can only be seen as a huge success. Having a 3-10 event has been a dream for a long while ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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UTAS Science and Engineering Challenge

UTAS Science & Engineering Challenge: Bridging Futures into the STEAM Engine RoomAt UTAS Sandy Bay Campus 32 Dominic College Year 9 and 10 students joined with over 120 other students from schools last week for a day of competitive critical-thinking STEAM (Science, Engineering, Arts, Technology and Mathematics) activities, aimed at inspiring creativity, innovation, problem-solving and ...

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Junior waterpolo

The Junior Waterpolo team is having a stellar season and is so far undefeated in the Friday night Waterpolo Tasmania roster. I have been so proud of Jack Gilligan, Henry Sanford, Joel Bresnehan, Chloe Tarvydas, Jack Miller, Oscar McGann, Brodie Laycock, Lucas Pyke, Chloe Howells, Andrew Kidd and Bruni Lees ...

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Junior dancers perform

We would like to congratulate our Junior Dance group on a fabulous performance on Wednesday in our K-6 assembly. What a wonderful effort from all our students who have worked incredibly hard to learn all the steps and put the routine together in such a short time.Thank you to ...

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Thank you to Mrs Alston

Congratulations to Mrs Elspeth Alston on her Volunteers Award last week and thank you for your many hours of volunteer service.Since her boys enrolled at Dominic College in 2003, Mrs Alston has been a generous volunteer in our community, especially in the College Library, for which we are most grateful. ...

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Congratulations to our teams

Cooperative learning is an explicit and intentional learning framework that is very strong at Dominic College. It is rare to enter a class here without seeing students engaged in cooperative learning, particularly in various configurations of teams.Cooperative Learning Theory incorporates the idea that quality learning can be optimised when ...

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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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7-10 assembly 28 March

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P&F Easter Raffle

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LiL Easter BBQ and Egg Hunt

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Prep-Year 2 dancing

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More than 25 years of service

Congratulations to Mrs Rosemary Street (nee Fielding) who received her 25 years of service award from Catholic Education this week. But this is only the tip of the iceberg for her involvement! Rosemary enrolled at St John’s Primary School at the age of 4, when it was run by the Dominican ...

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Palm Sunday liturgy

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Dominic DELC Vacation Care - April holidays

Discovery Early Learning Centre will be offering a full vacation care program for Kinder to Year 6 children during the upcoming school holidays 16-27 April from 6.30am till 6.30pm.To make a booking please contact the Centre by phone on 6273 6005 or to view the full program and further information here: DELC ...

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Stations of the Cross Easter 2018

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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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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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Japanese news

Japanese senior classes welcomed special guests in a particularly exciting week for Year 8 and Year 9/10 Japanese elective classes.BonsaiThe week began with a visit by Chris Xepapas, President of the Tasmanian Bonsai Society to the Year 9/10 Japanese elective class. Xepapas-san brought many bonsai trees of varying ages, styles and species ...

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Holy Week 2018

This week across the College we have spent significant time in prayer and reflection in our Chapel and in our classrooms. I also commend all students for the manner in which they have energetically and selflessly committed to raising funds for Caritas’ Project Compassion. It has been a great effort ...

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Natalie Roland, you star

Well done, Natalie Roland and team! Year 10 student, Natalie Roland did a great job with her team in the 2018 Relay for Life last weekend.The College enters a school-wide team every second year and 2017 was a huge success in terms of participation, money raised and fun. So this year, Natalie ...

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P&F News update 23 March

It has been a very hectic but exciting start to the year for the P&F with guest speakers at our first two meetings, exciting projects on the go and a vibrant and energised committee.Dylan Chivers, College Chief Financial and Operations Officer, attended our February meeting and provided an ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Catholic Education Week Mass at St John's Glenorchy

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Taco Tuesday

Captains Corner: Taco TuesdayOn Tuesday 19 March, the College Captains ran a new fundraiser called “Taco Tuesday,” for 7-10 students. This was a perfect event to raise money for our current mission focus Project Compassion. Project Compassion is run by Caritas and is aimed at helping those who are less privileged, ...

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Supporting students writing skills

K-6 Parent Literacy Workshop‘Teaching how to write effectively is one of the most important life-long skills educators impart to their students.’ (Time4Writing) and on Wednesday evening a large number of parents joined the K-6 teachers to find out more about how they, too, can support their child’s ...

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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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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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7-8 boys basketball 20 March

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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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9-10 basketball 4 April

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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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Open Classroom morning

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Year 5 Camp at Far South

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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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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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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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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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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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