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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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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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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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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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Angels and shepherds: K-2 carols

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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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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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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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Annual Awards Ceremony success

There was so much talent and good will on display at the annual end-of-year Dominic College Year 6-10 Awards ceremony in the Savio Centre on Friday 25 November.Students and staff, family and friends, plus local community and special guests, witnessed a remarkable group of students congratulated for their academic results, ...

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Year 10 Graduation Mass at St John's

With their final Year 10 exam in the morning on Thursday 24 November, Year 10 students had an afternoon sharing lunch, and reflecting with their peers and staff on their memories, their friendships and their time at Dominic College.Students readied themselves for their formal graduation Mass at St John's Church, Glenorchy, and ...

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Congratulations to Daniel Warwarek, Australian champion.

Year 10 student, Daniel Warwarek missed his graduation ceremony, but he has an excuse.Daniel was in Cairns competing in the Australian National Amateur Boxing Championships, representing Tasmania, under the auspices of the Claremont Boxing Club.His family said he has been boxing for four years and this was the first ...

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Future VET Pathways

A number of students from Dominic have chosen to enrol in VET studies at GYC in 2017. Below, they share why they have chosen to study VET:Sam Peters (Hospitality) I have chosen Hospitality as my VET course next year because, I love cooking and it’s my passion, I plan ...

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Graduation Dinner arrivals dazzle

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More awards ceremony photos

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Awards Ceremony presentations

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Year 5-9 last day, Flags game

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Advent Mass, final day

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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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Year 6 graduation assembly

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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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2017 leaders induction assembly

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2017 Leaders receive their ties and pins

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Year 6-10 Annual Awards ceremony

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Year 10 2016 Graduation Mass

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Music: Count us in, at Bellerive

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K-2 athletics fun

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1986 Year 10 - 30 years reunion

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Our big Community Fair

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All Souls' Day

On Wednesday this week the College Chapel was open all day. Teachers and students were encouraged to pay a visit, to light a candle in honour of a loved one who has died and pray in silence and thanksgiving for them. The Catholic Church stands apart from some other Christian ...

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Music - Count Us In 2016

Nearly 2000 students from eight schools became a massed choir at this annual Hobart event held on the Bellerive Boardwalk on Thursday. Our 7-10 Concert Band, the combined DUCK Clubs and the Years 3/4 and 5/6 choirs all performed. John X compered the event. At 12.30 all students joined together and sang ‘Let it ...

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Music soirees

This week was a hive of activity for our music students and their teachers. On Monday and Tuesday evening just over 50 students from Prep to Year 9 showcased their talents in our annual Soiree. Many younger students were performing in public for the first time. Instruments featured were guitar, piano, trumpet, ...

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3/4 Sports Day with local schools 28 October 2016

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Embrace

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

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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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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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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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Leadership speeches for College Captains 2017

On Wednesday 2 November, students from Years 7-9 were privileged to hear the speeches given for the election of the 2017 School Captains. Students were required to write a letter of application, stating why they would like to be Captain of our College. Following this application, students were invited to the next ...

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College Fair a fantastic community day

The Dominic College Community Fair held on Friday 4 November was yet another special success for the hard-working Parents & Friends.Despite threatening gales, our intrepid band of staff and volunteers worked hard to have everything ready for the 3.30pm start, and were a bit 'close to the wind' with the last ...

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Hobart Christmas Pageant 2016

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Class of 1996 20 years reunion

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Media Arts short film

Media Arts students finalised their short film entries to the MyState Film Festival. This was a natural progression from their One Minute Film assignment completed in Term 2 and provided the opportunity to expand and extend their filmmaking skills and understanding. Being a competition in the public arena it carried with ...

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Super Saturday!

Saturday 19 November was really a Super Saturday for Dominic College.Brilliant sunshine welcomed our festive staff and students as they rendezvoused for the 2016 Hobart Christmas Pageant. Great costumed angels, shepherds and elves held up fantastic stars and banners held high on bamboo poles.Students and staff had worked hard on ...

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National Excellence in Teaching Award

Last week we received news that our K-2 Teaching & Learning Coordinator and Literacy Support teacher, Mrs Jane Doyle has been awarded a National Excellence in Teaching Award.Jane is one of three Tasmanian educators who has been awarded this national recognition this year, involving a selection process within a field ...

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A bit of Mr Chips

Mr Oliver Morgan, Dominic College old scholar, Class of 2008, has completed his practical at Dominic College, this term. There was a nice little item in the most recent edition of Veritas, suggested by Fr Frank Bertagnolli, about the cumulative 60 years of my family’s association with Dominic.In 2017 I will ...

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New Uniform Shop opening soon

The Uniform Shop redevelopment is progressing well and is expected to be finished on time. To enable the setup and transfer of stock to the new site, the uniform shop will be closed from Monday 21 November 2016 to Friday 25 November 2016.Once the new shop is opened on Monday 28 November 2016, the revised ...

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Year 7-10 House Swimming Carnival 2016

Huge congratulations to all who participated in the 7-10 swimming carnival, held on Tuesday 8 November at the Hobart Aquatic Centre, either through competing in the events, or helping out with time-keeping and judging roles on the day. The carnival ran smoothly thanks to the combined efforts of the staff on ...

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Remembrance Day Service

On Wednesday 9 November students from Years 3-10 gathered together in the Savio Centre to recognise Remembrance Day. This year is the 100th anniversary of many of the significant and horrific battles that occurred on the Western Front. Our keynote speaker Ms Gilligan spoke eloquently on the significance of this anniversary, ...

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7-10 swimming carnival

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Assembly for Remembrance Day

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K-2 athletics carnival 2016

How much fun was that!On Wednesday we held the rescheduled K-2 Athletics Carnival at Dominic in what was fantastic atmosphere. The parents and friends of the Dominic Community were out in full force on the day with what, at times, looked like the “paparazzi” on the finish line with ...

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Men's Day breakfast 2016

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Men's Day Breakfast 2016

On Thursday 10 November, the College celebrated International Men’s Day with a breakfast in the Savio Centre for over 100 of our boys and men.International Men’s Day is celebrated in over 60 countries across the world. It is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and, in particular their ...

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Year 10 exams begin soon

It is an important time for our Year 10 students as they focus on their upcoming exams, which begin with English on Friday 18 November. In preparation, students are encouraged to create a study timetable, to print out their exam timetable and place it in a prominent place. You can access a ...

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Kinder 2017 orientation

The first of four Kindergarten Orientation sessions was held on Tuesday 8 November. Throughout the day 60 students, some excited and some apprehensive, explored their new surroundings and participated in many activities. This is an invaluable time for them to meet our teachers, become familiar with their new environment and importantly, meet ...

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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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Indigenous students excursion to TMAG

On Friday 10 March 2017, 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Dominic College participated in a Cultural Program held at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.Named tunapri rrala (meaning strong knowledge), this program celebrated the creativity and resilience of the Tasmanian Aboriginal women who have passed the tradition of shell ...

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Prayer for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Harassment

Friday 17 is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Harassment. We would like all our students, staff and everyone in our community to think about how they can help do the right thing, in their daily lives.Dear Lord,Please guide us to be better friends, classmates, role models ...

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Year 7 Camps

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Kitean's Pink Stumps Day

Kitean Aitken (Year 6 Vice Captain) plays for the Lindisfarne Junior Cricket Club (Under 13) and they made their competition’s Grand Final, played on Sunday 5 March at Lindisfarne. The Sunday prior, Kitean explained he wanted to have a Pink Stumps game to fundraise some money for Cancer support. His main motivation ...

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Athletics success for Sam

Year 9 student, Samuel Walker, has been successful in qualifying in the T38 classification for the upcoming Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney in two weeks. Samuel is currently registered with the University Athletics Club and his recent 100m and 200m times place him as fastest in his age group and the ...

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A Day in the Life at Dominic College 1

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Year 7 camp stories

On camp we undertook a really big hike - a 5km walk to and from Bivouac Bay to stay the night. When we got to camp we prepared our sleeping gear. After we had all our things ready we had about 5 to 10 minutes to relax, before we had to get ...

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International Women's Day breakfast at Dominic College

International Women’s Day highlights the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, past and present, and focuses on today's women supporting and encouraging each other for the next generation to progress even further.On Wednesday morning, 165 Year 5-10 girls and their mothers, guardians, grandmothers, staff members and special ...

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Animal kingdom

In our new Animal Husbandry and Marine Science 9/10 elective, nearly all the students have their animals on site. Animals include rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, week-old calves, Alpacas, a miniature goat, Toggenburg goats, a pony, donkeys, sheep, homing pigeons and chickens. We also have frogs and soon will include dragon lizards. ...

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Clean Up Australia Day at Dominic

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Opening Mass and Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday 1 March, the College celebrated our Opening Mass and Ash Wednesday liturgy. Fr Bernie Graham SDB, Vice Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco, presided over the Mass with the assistance of Fr Nick Castelyns SDB.Our College student leaders led the service with prayers as we gave thanks ...

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Year 3-6 swimming carnival won by sharks

The Savio sharks took out the Year 3-6 House Swimming Carnival trophy but with such spirit and competition everyone's a winner.On Thursday, Year 3-6 were in fantastic spirits as they participated in the 2017 Swimming Carnival at the Clarence Pool. The day was very enjoyable and our students should be ...

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International Women's Day 2017

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Prep-Year 6 assembly 8 March

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Student indigenous art

The 2017 NAIDOC poster competition is on and entries are open to all talented artists over the age of 13 across Australia, including our own Aimee Hogan, with this beautiful entry. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait ...

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2017/2018 Entertainment Book

Once again the College will be selling Entertainment Books for 2017/18 with 20% from every Membership going towards the Br Dezani Scholarship Fund.Purchase online or via the Business Office and Student Services Offices with both physical Books and Digital memberships available at $65.00Pre-purchase before 3 May to receive Early Bird Offers, including ...

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Year 5 camp 2017

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K-6 Pastoral Care: What a week!

There have been many wonderful Pastoral Care events over the last week; Year 5 had an important whole-year at Far South Wilderness Camp; we looked at the idea of inclusion on the National Day Against Bullying and we recognised the importance of ‘Everyone Belongs’ on Harmony Day. On Friday 17 March students ...

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Dancing class visits JDW

An annual event that is beginning to be a rite of passage for Dance students at Dominic is the much anticipated visit to Miss Jenina’s JDW Dance Workshop Studios situated near the school in Bosco Drive. This week, both the Year 8 Dance class and the Senior Dance class visited ...

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Cultural Immersion trips

This week, students, and families of students, who have signed up for our Year 9 Northern Territory and Year 10 Japan experiences, came along to an information night. giving details about the trips and allowing all to ask questions and discuss their expectations of these experiences with the staff who will be ...

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Relay for Life 25-26 March

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Outstanding support for Relay For Life by students, staff and families

On 25 and 26 March, Dominic College participated in the Relay for Life, for the second time.2017 was an extra special year following the shock news our loved College Principal, Ms Beth Gilligan, was diagnosed with cancer. Together, the students and staff wanted to make the 2017 Relay extra special. In total, Dominic ...

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Mini-Vinnies Sausage Sizzle for Project Compassion

Our Mini-Vinnies Sausage Sizzle is the first of a number of fun events we have planned!This year, Mrs Rootes, our K-6 Religious Education Coordinator has developed a Mini Vinnies Group. It’s based on the work of St Vincent de Paul and helps students put the gospel values into ...

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K-6 Open Classroom for parents and carers

Dear Parents and CarersYou are invited to share in your child’s learning at Dominic College through our K–6 Open Classroom Afternoon. The Open Classroom Afternoon will give you the opportunity to spend time in your child’s classroom and participate in learning activities.The afternoon will begin at 1.45pm. ...

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ANZAC Day services 2017

To commemorate and honour the 100th Anniversary two years ago, of the ANZAC Landings at Gallipoli, we asked all Dominic College students to get involved in their community as a way of recognising and honouring the sacrifices of our forebears. Over 150 Dominic College students participated in numerous parades and services. ...

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Year 4 Bonorong visit

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Relay for Life - Ms Gilligan visits Saturday afternoon

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