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7-10 assembly 7 June

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Cross country carnivals for K-2 and 3-6

This week the K-2 and 3-6 Cross Country events were held at Dominic College. Both events were in good weather, on our beautiful oval and grounds, and were well-supported by our wonderful community.The K-2 event was held on Wednesday in crisp conditions and all of the students did a ...

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Year 6 at Government House

Morning tea with Her ExcellencyThe bus came to a gentle stop early Wednesday morning as we waited for the large double gates to swing open admitting Year 6 to the grounds of Government House. As we drove up the long tree lined drive there were gasps of astonishment as the beautiful ...

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Year 6 visit Government House

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Traffic Management

Overall, the changes to the College’s traffic management for the start of the school year to accommodate the work site of the Creative Arts Building Project have worked well and on most days has improved the efficiency of the after-school pick up rush. Please be aware that for the ...

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Ditto's "Keep Safe" Adventure visits

On Wednesday students from K-2 attended the incursion, “Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure” at Dominic College's Oratory Space.Children are the most vulnerable members of society so it is never too early to begin talking about personal safety.Providing age appropriate information around body ownership and a right to be ...

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K-6 assembly 14 June 2017

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Weather

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7-10 assembly 7 June

What a great assembly on Wednesday 7 June! It was made even better by the lovely performance of the 7-10 choir performing their section-winning award piece during the mid-assembly 'intermission.'At this week’s 7-10 Assembly several students were acknowledged for service and achievements. Congratulations to Daniel Hunniford (V5), Connor Riza ...

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3-6 Cross Country wow!

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K-2 Cross Country fun!

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Soiree, a special occasion

What a great night on Thursday night, 25 May with our music students! Two choirs, a rock band, ten individual solos and a duet. The Oratory Space has never hosted a finer set of Disney songs!For a significant number of students this was their first public performance. They were warmly ...

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Debating round at Dominic

On Wednesday evening 24 May Dominic College hosted the Tasmanian Debating competition roster, facilitated by the Tasmanian Debating Union. Students from across 15 High Schools and Colleges participated. The sheer number of participants created a very studious atmosphere in the preparation sessions and then a great contest in the actual debates. The ...

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7-10 Cross Country 26 May

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5-6 netball 25 May

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Not MONA, MUNA

MUNA stands for Model United Nations Assembly. Last weekend six Dominic College Year 10 students, Annalise Ball, Kalia Combs, Nicki Stanton, Jacob Percy, Julia Narracott and Eric Glover joined 44 other Year 10 students from across the state to compete in the annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). MUNA is organised and sponsored ...

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Strength on show, at the 7-10 Cross Country Carnival

Strength was on show at the 7-10 House Cross Country Carnival on Friday 26 May.Students across all ages and capacity pushed through strongly on the beautiful, but challenging, course around the Dominic College property and the edges of Tolosa Park, including the ovals, the football fields, the roads and paths, ...

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Feast of Mary Help of Christians

Last week on Wednesday 24 May, our Church celebrated the feast of Mary Help of Christians. All students and teachers K-6 joined Father Nick in the Chapel to honour Mary. Australia was the first country in the world to name Mary Help of Christians as their patron saint. This was largely ...

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Teenagers can be difficult

Last week, Mr Andrew Pritchard and I participated in a Professional Development on Mental Health. One session we attended was focused on the importance of Relationships and Consequence for young people as teachers and parents.In particular, we know that at times that teenagers can be difficult to manage. How ...

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Ellie Newland, emerging artist

Arts Profile: Ellie NewlandWhich Creative Arts subjects have you taken at Dominic College?Three, including Drama, Music and Visual Art. Although I thoroughly enjoyed Music and Drama, I continued Visual Art due to my stronger passion for sculpting, painting and drawing.What are you currently working on in visual art? ...

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K-6 assembly 14 June

What a great start to the assembly we had with Ms Attuoni's Year 2 class beautifully conducted the opening prayer.After the National Anthem, Mrs Kinne reminded everyone to work hard and keep trying to do better with their education. She was very proud of how much improvement was shown by ...

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GYC Pathways

Transition to GYC begins at entry into Dominic. We start talking about it from Kindergarten. It is emphasised for enrolments and during parent information sessions that GYC is our recommended pathway into Years 11 and 12. Dominic College is K-10, on one site, and Year 11 and 12 is just down the road. Students ...

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Annual Report 2016

All schools must make publicly available an annual report that includes information on a set of indicators about the school, aimed at parents and the community. The latest Annual Report for Dominic College is now available and can be accessed at this link: Annual Report 2016 ...

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Jonny Shannon presents

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Lily Newell Bennett - young writer

Old scholar, Lily Newell, Class of 2016, is one of six young writers who have participated in the inaugural Young Writers in the City of Glenorchy program. This writers-in-residence program is sponsored by the Tasmanian Writers Centre in partnership with the Glenorchy City Council and the Moonah Arts Centre. According to ...

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Music and Art building update

The good news is the building schedule is on track for completion during Term 4. With the site in such a prominent position in the school, the build has been highly visible, and although outward signs of progress appear to have been slow, there has been constant activity, drilling into rock ...

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Kookaburra Club account with the CDF

The Kookaburra Club was the form of school banking run by the Catholic Development Fund some years ago before the current Commonwealth Bank initiative began. There may be a few older students who still have Kookaburra Club Accounts. Please see this notice from the CDF regarding Kookaburra Club banking: Notice ...

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Say It Loud 2017

All three Year 6 classes have been busily preparing for the annual ‘Say it Loud’ performances on Tuesday 4 July. ‘Say it Loud’ is a playbuilding program unique to Dominic College. Over the course of 15 weeks Year 6 students create self-devised documentary drama. Documentary drama is theatre that wholly or in part uses ...

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Jonny Shannon - motivational friend

Last week on Tuesday 27 June, students in Years 5–10 were treated to presentations by Jonny Shannon, a school motivational speaker who addressed students on cyberbullying, their online footprint, bullying and how to be a good friend. Year 5-6 students thoroughly enjoyed Jonny’s sense of humour, animation and the clear message ...

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New Salesian provincial announced

Last week the Rector Major of the Salesians appointed Fr William Matthews SDB as the 11th Provincial of Australia-Pacific Region for a period of six years commencing on 1 January 2018. The current Provincial, Fr Greg Chambers SDB, completes his six year term on 30 December this year.Fr William was born in ...

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Goal-setting Day 24 July

Dear Parents/GuardiansThe first day of Term 3, Monday 24 July, will be devoted to individual goal-setting appointments for all students in Year 3 to Year 10. We believe this process is important so this day will be a student-free day for K-10 students to allow for the goal setting sessions. K-2 teachers will ...

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Dominic College old scholars in VET nominations

Guilford Young College announced last week four students were finalists in the Tasmanian Training Awards. Three of these students are old scholars of Dominic College, from the Class of 2015.Georgia Perry and Rebekah Smith are both studying Certificate III in Early Childhood Care and are finalists in the VET in ...

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Mitch Speaks Up at our 7-10 assembly

On Wednesday 21 June, Mr Mitch McPherson, founder of Speak Up, Stay ChatTY presented to the Year 7-10 assembly. Now four years old, Speak Up, Stay ChatTY is a non-profit, meaning that all donations made to Mitch and the organisation, are given to suicide prevention programs. The program started out with ...

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Catholic Education Tasmania announcement

Gavin Abraham, Communications Manager, National Catholic Education Commission, produced two Youtube videos to explain the Catholic Education's opposition to the Federal Government's proposed legislative changes to funding education, and has requested his colleagues to publicise these videos. You can view them through these links:Say No to Catholic Education CutsKeep ...

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Jonny Shannon speaks

The Dominic College EMPOWER and Pastoral Care Team is excited to announce that Jonny Shannon will be presenting to our students on Tuesday 27 June.Jonny is one of the most sought after presenters in the Southern Hemisphere. He has completed 2200 presentations to over 370 schools, across Australia, New Zealand and USA ...

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Weather station at Dominic College

Students, families and the broader Glenorchy community like to keep an eye on the meteorological forecasts, as well as the mountain and clouds on the horizon. Now they have just the right technology and resources to do so, thanks to the financial support of the Speaker of the House of ...

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Rep footballers

On Sunday 11 June, Dominic College students Alec Wilde, Ben McRoss, Marahn Aitken and Hannah Smith represented the Southern Tasmanian Junior Football Association (STIJFL) in their annual clash with the Northern Tasmanian Junior Football Association. Alec and Ben represented the STJFL under 16 Boys Team and Marahn and Hannah represented the STJFL ...

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Stay Chatty at the 7-10 assembly

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Year 5 Port Arthur excursion

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Delicious muffins from Year 8

One of the major assessment tasks undertaken by Year 8 Home Economics students is a design practical activity whereby students have to design, prepare and present an original savoury muffin recipe which incorporates a vegetable of some kind.Students are given a set amount of ‘base’ ingredients – SR flour, butter and ...

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Year 5 visit to Port Arthur

On Tuesday Year 5 visited Port Arthur as part of their Term 2 History unit. The students enjoyed amazing weather, allowing them to experience the site at its best. Year 5 experienced a cruise on the harbour, a 50-minute educational tour and an afternoon spent searching for historical clues in competing teams as ...

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Awards to Dominic College Leaders

Last week, the College received news that two of our College leaders, Mrs Janine O’Hea and Mr Mike O’Brien will be honoured by the Australian Council for Educational Leadership (ACEL TAS) for their work and achievements. ACEL awards recognise those leaders in our state and across the country ...

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Musical soiree 25 May

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7-8 AFL 24 May

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ANZAC Day - Hobart, Lenah Valley, New Norfolk, Pontville

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ANZAC Day 2017 - Glenorchy

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DOSA vs St Virgils 22 April

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SRC leaders at the Prep-Year 10 assembly

The 7-10 and 4-6 Student Councils are an important part of life at Dominic College, and follow the teachings of Don Bosco, who recognised the positive influence of peer leadership. It is a great honor to be recognised by your peers, and we know these students will be excellent role ...

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DOSA Football news

DOSA Football's first month has been frenetic. Each week has seen different celebrations, and some great early season form displayed.Four old scholars played their first game, and one played his 363rd game on Saturday 7 April! The Old Scholars Football Association commenced with DOSA hosting University at the TCA and ...

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ANZAC Day - our students in the community

Dominic College students participated as a College in a number of ANZAC Day services around Hobart including Hobart, Glenorchy, New Norfolk, Lenah Valley and Pontville.Large numbers of students were particularly prominent at Glenorchy, Pontville and New Norfolk. In all cases leaders layed wreaths in a solemn and careful ceremony, ...

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ANZAC assembly Prep-Year 10

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OzBosco 2017

Our students enjoyed an excellent OzBosco weekend in Melbourne for the last weekend of term break, accompanied by Mr Swan, Ms McConnnon and Br Michael.The Don Bosco Now magazine reports:A large group of young people from Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney gathered together for OzBosco 2017 at St. Joseph ...

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DOSA v OHA 29 April 2017

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Orienteering gets a great start

Orienteering had a great start in Term 1 at Dominic College.HPE students and teachers were excited to have worked with excellent specialist coaches in Term 1, in learning the basics of Orienteering.Dominic College received $2700 in special funding from the Federal Government through Sporting Schools Funding Grants in Term 1. The College ...

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Prep-Year 10 assembly 12 April

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Under the sail certificates

It was wonderful for K-6 students to gather under the Sail on Thursday morning for the presentation of “We are Learners” and “Bucket Filler” certificates. It was yet another difficult job for classroom teachers to select one student in each area who has been consistently displaying learner behaviours and consistently ...

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K-6 Open Classroom afternoon for parents

On Wednesday 5 April, K-6 parents and guardians were invited to join their children at school. The afternoon had two purposes. The first was to give K-6 parents another look inside their child’s classroom and have the opportunity to experience the learning activities that take place every day. We had ...

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DOSA Football begins with new and old success

Four old schoalrs played their first game, and one played his 363rd game on Saturday!The Old Scholars Football Association commenced with DOSA hosting University and the TCA and four recent old scholars made a fine debut. Damon Curtain (2015), Lucas Henderson (2015), Owen Arrowsmith (2015) & Trent Henderson (2014) represented DOSA for the first ...

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DOSA vs Uni 7 April 2017

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Da Vinci Decathlon competition

On Friday 31 March, a team of eight students from Years 9/10 competed in the Da Vinci Decathlon at Launceston, for the first time for Dominic! The Decathlon is an academic challenge in 10 different subjects across academic fields of Maths, English, Engineering, Creative Producers, Cartography, Science, Art & Poetry, Code Breaking, General Knowledge ...

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Raw challenge!

Last week Year 9/10 elective Athletic Development and Adventure Recreation students undertook the Raw Challenge.We headed to Baskerville Raceway, changed into some old clothes and were introduced to the Raw Challenge instructors who talked us through the course, the safety procedures and elements of tecnique. After some warm ups we ...

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K-6 Stations of the Cross on the grounds

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Easter raffle draw

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Uniform shop hours

Last week of Term 1Monday 10 April – 8.00am to 12.30pmWednesday 12 April – 2.30pm to 4.30pm (shorter trading hours for this day only)Closed during term break Friday 14 April to Sunday 30 AprilFirst week of Term 2Monday 1 May – 8.00am to 4.00pm (Extended opening for first day back)Term 2 trading hoursMonday 8.00am – 12.30pm; Wednesday 12.30pm – 4.3 ...

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Athletics runs in the family

Brother and sister, Max and Indy Brideson, dominated the field events at the recent Dominic College House Athletics Carnival, breaking four records. Year 10 student, Indy Brideson, won the under 16 discus, shotput and javelin. She broke the previous College record in the discus by two metres. Her brother, Year 7 student, Max ...

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Feast Day - quizzes and buddies

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The Departure - Year 9 Rite Journey

On Thursday 18 May, Year 9 students and their parents/guardians gathered in the Savio Centre to take part in ‘The Departure’, one of the ceremonies that occur as a part of The Rite Journey - our Year 9 EMPOWER Program.Using the Empower program and performing this ceremony helps us stop and ...

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K-6 assembly 17 May

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Bianca Davidson: gymnast

Year 9 student, Bianca Davidson has competed in the Artistic Gymnastics for the past nine years. Last year, she also commenced Trampoline and Tumbling. Bianca competed in her first Trampoline State Championships in April this year, placing second in U17 women’s Double Mini Trampoline and in first place in U17 ...

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Laura Ackerley: dancer

Year 7 student, Laura Ackerley auditioned successfully to join Jenina’s Dance Workshop (JDW) on their USA tour in April 2017. She was the youngest member of the team. Not only did Laura attend classes with the world’s best teachers, she also took part in one of America’s top 3 Dance ...

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Death of Fr Mark McGuinness MSC

Vale – Fr Mark McGuinness MSCDominic College received news this week of the death of Fr Mark McGuinness MSC. Fr Mark attended Savio and then Dominic from 1969-1976. He had been diagnosed early this year with inoperable cancer. Mark attended primary school at St Therese’s Moonah and then completed his ...

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Launch into Learning program success

Launch into Learning continues to be a great success. We have two sessions running each Tuesday. Misty Morning session from 9.30am-11.00am and Apple Afternoons from 1.30pm-3.00pm. Each week our very talented and creative Kinder teacher, Mrs Linda Douglas, leads the group in activities that are fun and engaging ...

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Year 10 basketball 24 May

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Vinnies Mass of Induction at the Cathedral

On Wednesday 17 May at 7pm St Mary’s Cathedral, St Vincent de Paul Society held the Youth Induction Mass. Father Shammi Perere and the Cathedral Administrator honoured the hard work and appreciation of the St Vincent de Paul team and celebrated the Vinnie’s Mass of Induction for the year. ...

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Kindergarten - Year 6 assembly awards

On Wednesday 17 May, K-6 held their first assembly for Term 2. Our focus for this term is on ‘Being Respectful and Kindness.’ The certificates this term reflect those areas and were presented along with the ‘We are Learners’ Certificates. The following students received, respectively, Loving Kindness Awards, We are Respectful Awards, ...

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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Students and Staff, I am writing to firstly thank all of you for your wonderful messages of loving support and kindness during my management of breast cancer. The surgery and chemotherapy treatment have proceeded well and I have been especially so grateful for your ongoing prayers. It is ...

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7-10 assembly 10 May

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Feast Day - Dominic Day Cup

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Feast Day games K-2

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Feast Day - Mass in the Savio Centre

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Equestrian team flies the flag

On Sunday 30 April the 2017 Dominic College Equestrian Team, Bella Lee and Neave Schofield, proudly represented Dominic College at the 2017 Inter-Schools Horse Trials. Held at Huntingfield Pony & Riding Club grounds at Howden, with an 8.00 a.m. start, team members and their trusty steeds were on the road early to get to ...

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Year 7-10 Parent and Teacher evening 4 May

It was very pleasing to see such a large number of parents attend 7-10 parent teacher interviews last night. Our parent community is very engaged with their children’s education and our parents are committed to achieving the best educational outcomes for them. Parent teacher sessions provide opportunities for our ...

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Dominic students at OzBosco 2017

Last weekend 36 Dominic students and 3 Dominic Old Scholars visited St Joseph’s College in Melbourne to gather with students from Salesian schools from all over the country. Director of Mission, Mr Tim Swan, said that the Dominic contingent comprised one third of the whole gathering. 'This was the ninth OzBosco ...

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Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

On 7-9 April, we attended the RYPEN camp weekend at the Lea Scout Centre near Kingston. We had a weekend of team building exercises and special guest speakers, with a focus on communication in a team. Julie Preston, a career advisor from the University of Tasmania, spoke about resumes and ...

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Feast Day, a great day for all!

Feast Day was a wonderful day of celebrating our Salesian heritage. On Wednesday 3 May, our College community celebrated our Feast Day honoring two Salesian saints, Don Bosco & Dominic Savio. This day always creates an air of reflection, excitement and joyous participation. Thank you to our volunteer staff and parents, under ...

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Weather

Welcome to the weather at Dominic College!We now have a weather station on site, a webcam to display live views of Mt Wellington/kunanyi and we are building a student Meteorological Club.The weather station is a compact facility mounted on the roof, sending data wirelessly to a student ...

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Year 6 Say It Loud 2017

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Seven ways to demonstrate on-line skills

NAPLAN Online - trial of the new online assessment platformYou may have heard that NAPLAN online is being introduced across Australia over three years from 2017. Tasmanian Government schools will be administering NAPLAN online from 2019. NAPLAN online hopes to provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information.Our ...

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1977 Year 10 class reunion

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Year 7 girls basketball vs St Mary's

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K-4 assembly 6 September

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K-4 assembly 6 September

This week we held a K-4 Assembly on Wednesday and a 5-6 Gathering on Thursday. During the K-4 Assembly the audience was wowed with some of the wonderful work happening in classrooms, including storytelling, singing and poetry! The entertainment included a beautiful prayer from 4A, a story from Prep B, ...

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Clarence eisteddfod success for music groups

The City of Clarence Eisteddfod was held last week and Dominic College was well represented with over 70 students performing at City-Wide in Mornington. On Monday, the Senior Choir competed and were awarded a merit certificate in a tightly contested section. In the evening, the Concert Band presented two pieces, ’Oh ...

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Class of 1977 reunion 9 September 2017

Congratulations to the Year 10 Class of 1977 for hosting a very warm and success reunion on Saturday 9 September.Upstairs at Grantleigh was the scene for about 40 ex-students, with lots of hugs and a fair bit of double checking of people's identities, as it was up to 40 years since seeing each other ...

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Vocational Education and Training at Dominic College

VET classes at Dominic College are very busy finalising work units by the end of the year ready for assessment. The aim is to obtain competency in specific units in Certificate I in Construction & Certificate II in Engineering Pathways.Units offered at Dominic College are:CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction ...

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Terrapin theatre review by Year 6 House Captains

On Wednesday 8 September, Kinder to 6 students had the opportunity to watch a play produced by The Terrapin Puppet Theatre. The play was about a boy and his mother moving to a town due to work and was titled The Riddle of Washpool Gully. The boy was not happy about moving ...

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Drumstorm!

At the Dominic’s Got Talent celebration on our Feast Day, the students were dazzled by a gob-smacking drum solo performance from Year 7 student, Campbell Whelan. Although Campbell’s prowess as a drummer is well known to Miss Hewitt and Mr Smith, students from Year 7 to 10 weren’t aware of ...

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Students at the Melbourne Writers Festival

On Monday 28 August, ten students (five Year 7s and five Year 8s) plus Mr Kress and Ms Agius took an early flight out of Hobart and arrived in Melbourne for the Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF). MWF is a festival of various workshops and sessions with different authors teaching those who ...

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Oli and Polly

Oli and Polly are the two sheep for whom I am responsible, with the help of Ms Myers. They are fun and lively sheep, always looking for food. If they ever escape their paddock they run straight into the green shed because they know there is food. Oli’s personality ...

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Parents & Friends news

We had our first meeting in two months last week and we were thrilled to welcome back Beth Gilligan after six months away. We have missed her guidance, support and her lively Principal reports and we are so glad that she is back on board for the rest of the ...

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