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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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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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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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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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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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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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K-6 assembly 30 May 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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K-6 assembly 16 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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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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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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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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Netball teams 7-10 Term 2

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K-2 Cross Country 23 May

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National Archaeology Week launch

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Walk to School Day 18 May

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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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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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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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Bell Shakespeare 26 June

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Netball: Year 9 maroon

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Launch into Learning at TMAG

Launch into Learning visited the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery this month.It was a delight to accompany the LIL children and parents to the Museum for an excursion. The children loved all the hands on exhibits. We enjoyed time in the Antarctic display feeling the ice, exploring the technology, ...

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Year 5 Taster Day at Dominic

On 19 June, Year 5 students from Dominic College, St Bridget’s, St Paul’s, St Theresa’s and Holy Rosary attended the annual Dominic Year 5 Taster Day. The Taster Day was held in a variety of classrooms and eduational spaces around the College, with many Year 9 Dominic students helping out, supervising ...

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Congrats to Mrs Douglas

I would like to extend our congratulations to Mrs Linda Douglas, one of our Kindergarten Teachers and Launch into Learning Teachers, who has been recognised with the prestigious, Kate O’Driscoll Aspiring Leadership Award (KOALA) Scholarship.The scholarship, which is managed by the Catholic Principals’ Association Tasmania (CPAT), will fund ...

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Work experience 2018

This week our Year 10 students have had the opportunity to participate in a Work Experience program. Students have been experiencing a variety of industries and types of work places in and around Hobart. This is an excellent way for them to gain real world experience and helps them decide on ...

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Sacrament of Confirmation

Last Sunday, Archbishop Julian Porteous presided over the sacramental ceremony of Confirmation for a group of Dominic College students at St John’s parish. As our students received the sacrament, they opened themselves to receive God’s blessings and make a commitment to be faithful to God. In the Catholic ...

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Naming spaces and places at school

Dominic College, like many schools, has the opportunity to name its buildings, facilities and spaces to commemorate important links, events and individuals in the life of the College, its history and traditions. Recently we named our new art and music facilities after Dominican artist Fra Angelico. Our Oratory Space, for ...

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Bell Shakespeare Company's 'The Players'

On Tuesday 26 June, Dominic College was delighted to welcome “The Players” from Bell Shakespeare to help launch our upcoming Shakespeare units in Years 9 and 10. The Year 9 cohort watched “Shakespeare Is Dead” which took them on a funny, enlightening and fast-paced journey through the world of William Shakespeare. The show challenged ...

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Junior hockey

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Learning Support 7-10

There is much debate about the best models for inclusion across school environments. A reality faced by all students in all schools, is that there are times and occasions as we grow, when we all have diverse needs. This year Learning Support has been very fortunate to have Ms Kiera ...

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More work experience stories

Last week’s newsletter portrayed some of the work experience for Year 10 students which covered such a variety of occupations. Here are some more! We are very grateful to the businesses and individuals who helped our students. You can see these and more photos on our gallery: Work Experience.VET ...

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Kinder-Year 2 Bravehearts program

On Wednesday our Kinder–Year 2 students attended the annual Braveheart’s Education Program which focuses on personal safety. It is designed to empower students with the tools to keep them safe and educate them, with a focus on resilience, while building confidence and awareness as well. It teaches students what ...

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Work Experience 2018

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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 5 Port Arthur excursion

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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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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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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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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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Netball - Firsts v Friends 4 June 2018

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Kinder Bears HPE 12 June

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Talking Heads 2018

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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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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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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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K-6 assembly 13 June

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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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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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ANZAC Day: Dominic College and the community

This year ANZAC Day falls during the upcoming Term 1 school holidays on Wednesday 25 April. It has become a tradition at Dominic College that all students are asked to represent the College at ceremonies at Glenorchy, Hobart, Lenah Valley, Pontville or New Norfolk. This is a day of national ritual and ...

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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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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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9-10 basketball 4 April

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Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) Football 2018

The Old Scholars Football competition kicks off this weekend and the Roosters hold high hopes of a very successful season. Tomorrow we celebrate Matt Fielding’s 150th game against Hutchins at Queenborough. Off the field the club has worked hard on its recruitment and has appointed father/son recruit Jake ...

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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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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Track

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Fra Angelico Opening Ceremony

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Field

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7-10 House Athletics Carnival - Cheer

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7-8 boys in Yr 8 Basketball Grand Final

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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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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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Prep-Year 2 dancing

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LiL Easter BBQ and Egg Hunt

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Palm Sunday liturgy

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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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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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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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7-10 assembly 28 March

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P&F Easter Raffle

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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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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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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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Stations of the Cross Easter 2018

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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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Theatresports 2018 - Year 7-8 and 9-10

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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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Feast Day games 3-10 Dominic Day Cup

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Feast Day games K-2

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Feast Day - Mass

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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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7-8 girls soccer 1 May

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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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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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ANZAC Day - Hobart, Glenorchy, Lenah Valley, Pontville

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7-10 assembly 9 May 2018

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