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Christmas Eve Carols and Mass

Everyone is invited to join our old scholars and families in the traditional Christmas Eve Carols and Mass in the Dominic College Chapel.DOSA legends Tony Webb and Diane Cerritelli carry on the tradition once more in 2018 with the wonderful support of many helpers.'We do this in memory of ...

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Remembrance Day Commemoration

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Catholic School Principals meet at Dominic

Last week, the Catholic School Principals from across Tasmania held their Term 4 meeting at Dominic College. The principals meet collectively four times a year as what is known as the Catholic College of Educational Leaders (CCEL).CCEL attend to and discusses a range of educational matters concerning all of our ...

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Reunions update

On Saturday 27 October both the Classes of 1978 and 1998 held a reunion each at Dominic College.Although 20 years apart both classes had much in common: they enjoyed continuing and renewing their friendships, were enthusiastic about staying connected, were impressed by the new facilities and new technologies at Dominic College, and shared ...

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K-2 Athletics Carnival 2018

What a great day!On Wednesday 31 October, the Year K-2 Athletics carnival was held onsite at the College in glorious conditions. The atmosphere was electric and students had an absolute blast in the events of obstacle course, 50m/100m, relays, sack races, egg and spoon races and vortex. The Dominic ...

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Year 10 Japan immersion trip 2018

On 23 September 2018, a group of Year 10 students and two teachers, Mrs Kinne and Kumashiro Sensei, embarked on a journey to Japan for 10 days. Eager to experience a new country, the 12 tourists had different ideas about what to expect and also to what they were looking forward. Most were looking forward ...

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At the Hobart Show

Our 'Science in Action' program continued with exhibiting our Animals for the Royal Hobart Show. We entered the Silkie Bantams, Auracanas and the Pekin Duck into the Poultry Section. Sharni Stoward, Sopie Van Tienen and Ashley Eyles worked very hard to wash and clean their animals so they were looking ...

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Remembrance Day ceremony

On Wednesday 7 November, Year 3-10 students and staff gathered for our College Remembrance Day Ceremony. This Sunday on Remembrance Day we mark the final year of the First World War – the Great War – the war to end all wars and its Armistice at the 11th hour on the 11th day ...

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The big Community Fair

Our Fair Committee - made up of Anne Lacy, Christine Smith, Sharyn Majchrzak, Pam Cosker, Amanda Page, Jo Berry, Kirsty Schulze, Jess Quin, Hayley Stoddart, Elise Reardon & Sharon Cook - deserve high commendation for their dedication, hard work and hours of organisation that went into this year’s Community Fair ...

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2019 Leaders Induction Ceremony

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2019 Leaders Induction

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

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Advanced Food Studies afternoon tea

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

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Men's Day Breakfast 2018

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Music Soiree - piano and guitar

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Music, count us in!

On Thursday 1 November, the Hobart Music Count Us In event on Bellerive Boardwalk was taken to the next level, as it became the national broadcast event that 700,000 students tuned into across Australia. Year 3 and 4 Dominic students and our Senior Concert Band who joined 2500 other local students at the event, where ...

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Advanced Food Studies afternoon tea

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New College Colours to be awarded

We are pleased to announce a new level of recognition for exceptional achievement that can be worn on the College blazer in our student’s final year at the college – Year 10. Our new College Colours process is designed to recognise exceptional achievement in a designated area of the college. Students ...

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Very colourful event

Last week and this week have been marked by community events which invite all across the College to become involved and deepen further student and family sense of belonging at Dominic. Our sense of belonging comes from participation in a group, the ability and accessibility to contribute to a group ...

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Taylah's Speedway success

My family shares my love of SpeedwaySpeedway is a sport where you race on dirt and you are in a car that has a roll cage in it. You also wear a helmet, fireproof gear and neck brace. There are different types of cars you can race. I race a ...

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Class of 1998 reunion 27 October 2018

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Class of 1978 reunion

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Year 9 Northern Territory trip

Our Year 9 Central Australia Immersion journeyOn 24 September, 42 students and five staff assembled at Hobart airport. The group prepared to commence the annual Year 9 trip and began their journey from the small island of Tasmania to the outback landscapes of the Northern Territory.Over the course of 12 days we were blessed ...

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P&F updates on the big Community Fair

Community Fair - Friday 2 NovemberThis year’s line-up of stalls and entertainment is looking fabulous and I know that all students/parents/guardians and old scholars who come along will have an amazing time. Entertainment includes Gee Whizzer, Tas Reptillia, Fishcare, Animal Displays, School Choirs, Taiko Drums and much more. ...

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Fra Angelico Song Writing School

Dominic College was privileged to host 32 students from 10 different schools during the recent school holidays, to participate in a song writing workshop with high profile Australian Music Director Darryl Beaton. Working alongside Brett Budgeon, Mark Schmalfuss, Greg Souter and myself, Darryl took the students through three days of song writing ...

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Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival

On Thursday 18 October, our Year 3-6 Athletics carnival was held at the College. The weather looked terrible during set up for the day but once the students arrived the day cleared and we were able to push through without too many issues. The day was a huge success with students ...

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Hobart Show animals 2018

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Year 10 basketball grand final

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Stepping Up - young women leaders in schools

Each year at Dominic College two Year 9 students are selected to participate in a Parliament House event intended to encourage and inspire our young women to pursue leadership roles in school and in the community, and hopefully engage fully in our representative democracy one day. Year 9 student, Annalize Moase writes ...

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Moves in the Salesian Community and the Parish

Dear Students, Parents, Caregivers, Teachers and Friends,I take this opportunity to inform you that the Salesian Provincial, Fr Will Matthews SDB, has announced the changes for 2019 which affect the Salesian Community here at Dominic. In January 2019 I will conclude my term as Acting Rector of the College and Parish ...

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Dominic Community Fair 2018

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Music Count Us In 2018

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7-10 Spooktober

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K-2 Athletics Carnival

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Year 10 exams begin soon

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

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Music Soirees

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

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Relay for Life 2019 Team Dominic underway

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

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K-2 Carols in the Savio Centre 2018

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Year 7 assembly 5 December

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Staying active and social

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

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6-10 Awards Ceremony: our award winners

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2018 Awards Assembly, practising and success

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

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2018 Awards Assembly and the Hall of Achievement

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

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Farewell to departing staff

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

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Advent Reflection

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

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K-6 assembly: final farewell Year 6

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7-8 cricket grand final

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Launch into Learning concludes for 2018

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

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P&F News: Program for 2019

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

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Wash House Blues

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

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K-2 Carols

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

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MyState Film Festival

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

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Year 7 2019 Orientation

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

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7-10 assembly 21 November

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

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2019 Leaders function

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

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Hobart Christmas Pageant

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

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Year 7 2019 Orientation

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

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7-10 assembly 21 November

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The Three Capes experience

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

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Hobart Christmas Pageant 2019

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On-line learning for now and in the holidays

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

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Top names for students in 2018

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

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Work & Training Graduation and Awards

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

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The Don Bosco Green Alliance

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

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Graduation Dinner arrivals

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6-10 End of Year Awards ceremony

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K-6 assembly 28 November

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Year 10 Graduation Mass and Ceremony

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Dominic at the Royal Hobart Show

Good luck and many thanks to Ms Jane Myers, Mr Mark Nolan, Ms Miriam Cockerill and Ms Judy Scaife who will be working at various times over the coming weekend with our Year 5-10 students and their animals who are entered into the Royal Hobart Show. We are entering sheep, ...

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2019 K-6 Captains announced

Last week, Year 2-5 students and staff were involved in election processes regarding our 2019 Year 6 student leaders. We commend all Year 5 students who nominated for leadership roles and prepared excellent speeches about what it means to be a leader at Dominic College. We were extremely proud of every student who ...

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K-6 Grandparents visit

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Time to pack and follow the blogs

Once more family and friends can follow our student trips in September, as Year 6 visit Canberra, Year 9 visit the Northern Territory and Year 10 students visit Japan. It’s the next best thing to being there!Northern Territory: https://northernterritorydc2018.wordpress.com/Canberra: https://year6canberra2018.wordpress.com/Japan: https://dominiccollegejapantrip ...

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Maths students success at Dominic

In Term 1, four of our Year 8 boys participated in the Australian Mathematics Trust’s Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Competition. This is a very difficult competition in which participants have to attempt 15 questions on a one hour test. This is the first time Dominic students have competed in this Australia-wide competition. ...

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3-4 Sports Day - schools join in the fun

Students from 4 local catholic schools joined Dominic College Year 3 and Year 4 students for a day of friendship, participation and good competitive fun as we hosted the Year 3/4 Sports Day.Students from St Therese's primary, St Paul's Primary, St brigid's Primary and St John's Primary enjoyed games if soccer, football, netball ...

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Death of Mr Frank Lewis

Last week St John’s held a funeral service to remember the life of Frank Lewis, old scholar of Boys’ Town and past parent and friend of Dominic College.Frank was born in 1943 in England, grew up in a Catholic orphanage and was one of the 39 child migrants sent to ...

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Raising Girls with Steve Biddulph

Earlier this year on Wednesday 11 April, we hosted renowned parent educator and psychologist Steve Biddulph for the first time. On that night, Steve gave his world famous talk on raising boys. It was an enlightening, moving and emotional night and everyone who attended walked away smiling, a little wiser and ...

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Melbourne Writers Festival 2018

On Monday 27 August, Rachael Glidden, Sophie Moy, Lily Bowerman, Hannah Lane-MacDonald, Henry Edwards, Tyler Wheeler, Abbey Turner, Chloe Cooper, Erin Waters and Heidi McPherson headed to Melbourne with Mr Kress and Mrs Le Rossignol for the Melbourne Writers Festival. We departed Hobart early and arrived in Melbourne at about 7.20am. ...

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Dominic students stand out at SSATIS Athletics

Congratulations to the 86 students who proudly represented Dominic College in the SSATIS Athletics Carnival at the Domain Athletics Centre on Wednesday. All students represented the College with pride, commitment and showed exceptional leadership skills. A big thank you to our Dominic College staff, students and wonderful parent support. The day ...

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DOSA v Richmond 15 September

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Showcase sold out - almost....

UPDATE: A limited number of tickets have been returned and are now able to be booked on the link below; https://www.trybooking.com/XKBJ The 2018 Music & Dance Showcase is almost sold out. The event is on Thursday 20 September with the lobby of GYC's Don Bosco Arts Centre open at 6.1 ...

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K-6 assembly 19 September

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Music & Dance Showcase rehearsals

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Old scholars impress in DOSA reserves win

Both DOSA teams are now through to the grand final next week!The DOSA seniors qualified by defeating Richmond last week at Richmond in the qualifying final. Now this weekend the DOSA reserves had a great win over Richmond in the preliminary final at North Hobart. The grand finals are ...

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K-6 Grandparents Day visit

On Wednesday 12 September, we welcomed our grandparents to our school and shared a day filled with love, joy and happiness. We started off the day by greeting our guests and guiding them to the Savio Centre where they were presented with a selection of delicious scones, muffins, fruit and biscuits. ...

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Music students perform at Clarence Eisteddfod

Last week, over 120 Dominic students performed in the City of Clarence Eisteddfod, and we saw some excellent performances. The Senior Choir took out first place in the Secondary School Choral section, with a beautiful performance of Fly Like an Eagle and Agnus Dei. The Junior Concert Band was awarded a ...

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Tips for talking about reading

In last week’s Teaching & Learning article Mrs Jane Doyle talked about the importance of reading and the difference it makes to a child’s development. We all want the best for our children and most parents at Dominic agree that reading is essential but sometimes it is hard to ...

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Innovative teaching and vocabulary development

Ensuring reading and writing success in the Early Years is our most important responsibility.One of the things that fascinates me most about being an Early Years educator is watching as our students acquire new skills, skills which enable them to read and write.During this week, I have seen ...

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2019 and 2020 Japan trips dates change

Due to the Rugby World Cup being hosted by Japan in September 2019, and then the Summer Olympics being hosted by Tokyo in August/September 2020, Dominic College has decided to make some alterations to the way we usually schedule the Japan Study Tour in 2019 and 2020.With high costs due to peak ...

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Creative Arts Festival wows Hobart

Thank you to our students, staff, parents, friends and Old Scholars who attended the launch of our 2018 Creative Arts Festival at the Long Gallery on Wednesday evening. Student art works are looking wonderful and the collaborative class pieces are particularly striking. It was wonderful to see our youngest friends who ...

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Derwent Valley Concert Band Spring School

The Derwent Valley Concert Band would like to extend a warm invitation to all musicians to participate in its fifth annual, non-residential concert band Spring School held at Dominic College, over the middle weekend of the upcoming school holidays.Musicians of all ages and abilities with their own instrument are ...

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Dominiku Daiko performs at the CAF launch

Congratulations to the nine dedicated students who committed to participating in a 10 week course of taiko drumming, followed up by a performance at the Opening of the Creative Arts Festival on Wednesday. Noella Irumva, Tara Davie, Doyle Browning, Daniel Nguyen, Eli Morrison, Alex Bourne, Matilda Watson, Brielle Cusick and Abbey ...

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Masterclasses

Thank you to our arts professionals who have been running Masterclasses for selected students throughout our Creative Arts Festival. These have been held in the Salamanca Arts precinct and have now built on our initial experience of developing this program two years ago.Professional arts practitioners such as artist and ...

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Creative Masterclasses at the Creative Arts Festival

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The Governor and The Honorable with students at the CAF

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Talking Heads Retrospective

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Veritas 2018

This year’s Veritas magazine, the magazine of the Dominic Old Scholars Association, has been mailed to families and to old scholars who are on our mail list.If you have not received your copy by 5 September, please email oldscholars@dominic.tas.edu.au and include your correct postal address. ...

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Much Ado About Nothing sizzles

Dominic College students again amazed Hobart with an entertaining version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in Salamanca's Peacock Theatre. The show was the culmination of elective drama students work and included musicians and vocalists as well as the talented cast. Matinees, for our own and other school students were ...

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School Registration process praised

On Friday 31 August, the College hosted our School Re-registration visit by the Office of Education Registration (OER). The OER team comprised Dr Jill Abel, Mr Lynden Leppard and Mr Michael Moore. During their visit, the team undertook a partial tour of facilities and enjoyed seeing the developments in the College ...

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Tasmanian Governor has fun

The Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner and her husband Mr Warner attended our production of Much Ado About Nothing last Friday night. The Governor was full of praise for our students and staff. She indicated that the production was outstanding and even ended up dancing ...

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Bookmark competition

In conjunction with Science Week and Book Week, the Dominic Library ran a BOOKMARK competition for K-10 students. There was an outstanding number of entries, and the winning Bookmarks will be made into proper laminated bookmarks for students to use. Well done to the winners, and thank you to everyone ...

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Year 6 Canberra trip blog

Canberra Countdown!It is that time of year again, and the countdown is on as we head to the last few weeks of Term 3! Students are getting very excited about the prospects of jetting to Canberra for an educationally rich trip, full of wonderful experiences and great times shared with ...

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