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Year 8 Boys Basketball 26 February

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Year 9 Girls Rite Journey - The Calling

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Year 9 Boys Rite Journey - The Calling

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Year 7 Boys Basketball 26 February

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7-10 assembly 27 February

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Dominic students in netball rep teams

On 17 February, the squads for the 2019 Stingas program were announced. We would like to congratulate the following students for being selected for the program: Jessica Weeding, Iszaebella Zielinski, and Caitlin Turner were all selected in the Stingas under 13s side. Congratulations to Katelyn Butler for successfully making the Stingas under 1 ...

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International Women's Day breakfast 5 March 2019

International Women's Day is celebrated all around the world in March and is an opportunity to commemorate the achievements of girls and women, locally and globally.At Dominic College, we are marking this day on Tuesday 5 March with a wonderful gathering of girls and women from our community. Girls in ...

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9-10 Girls Soccer 25 February

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Parents & Friends morning tea

On Wednesday, 6 March 9.15am-10.20am, our Principal and Parents & Friends’ ‘Meet and Greet’ will be held in the College Library.This is an opportunity for parents, relatively new to the school or who are well established, to catch up with the Principal and to meet members of the P&F. ...

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Lent Commences with Ash Wednesday

We mark the commencement of the Church season of Lent with Ash Wednesday, 6 March, and which will conclude on Holy Saturday, 20 April, the day before Easter. There will be Mass in the Dominic College Chapel at 7.30am on Ash Wednesday. All parents and students are welcome. One of the key ...

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Junior Soccer - Thursday 28 February

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IWD 2019 breakfast

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Frank McDonald Memorial Prize open

The Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize is now open for 2019 to all Year 9 students. Successful students will travel to France and Belgium in April/ May 2020. This year, the Information Pack and Entry Forms are all in a digital format. It is hoped that all students in Year 9 will have access to ...

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A Day in the Life, by student photographer, Yi Chan

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7-10 Assembly 27 February

On Wednesday 27 February, we had our first 7-10 Assembly. It was an excellent opportunity for our 2019 College Captains Maddi and Lachie, and Vice Captains Ella and Tom to lead our assembly.We had a number of presentations, specifically ensuring students were aware of the Sport and Creative Arts opportunities in 2019. ...

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Vision and commitment

Our Vision at Dominic College is to establish and maintain a positive community of engaged learners striving for the achievement of excellence. This Vision is communicated across various publications - via our website, school diary and many handbooks. A school’s vision helps to set the direction for the students, ...

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Traffic advice

As most parents would be aware there has been an increase in the number of cars coming into the school particularly around drop off and pick up times. Whilst there is always going to be a level of congestion during these peak periods, there are some things that all drivers ...

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Time to enrol - for Kindergarten 2020 and Year 7 2021

If you have a child to commence Kindergarten in 2020 or Year 7 in 2021 it is now time to enrol. It is important that you complete an Enrolment Application form and submit to the College as soon as possible. Please note current students attending Year 5 or 6 at Dominic College are not required ...

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Prep-Year 6 Assembly 20 February 2019

Prep–Year 6 held a wonderful assembly on Wednesday. Ms Gilligan shared with the assembly a fantastic story about one of our Year 5 students, Lucy Schiebel, who demonstrated great citizenship and honesty in our community and is a great role model of the College. She was presented with a Principal’s ...

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A Day in the Life 2019

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Year 7 Bible Liturgy in the Chapel

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Holidays dates and planning ahead

It has been communicated a number of times that Dominic College cannot support nor approve the taking of holidays during term time. This is a legal mandate in the 2016 Education Act and has been put in place to ensure that sound academic progress can take place with students being present ...

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Opening College Mass

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Ringing in Year 7 students

On the first day back from school holidays, students in 7-10 participated in a new tradition called the ‘Ringing In’. When Maddi Cockerill, Mr Davey and I went to the Salesian Captains Conference held at Xavier College in Adelaide last year, we came across the idea of having a guard ...

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World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day was celebrated on Friday 8 February at Dominic College to promote the importance of ‘reading out aloud’. Across the school students could read aloud in their classes in many different subject areas. Our Year 7-10 English classes visited Kinder to Year 6 classes to read books to students ...

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Our Salesian Priests and Brothers

Welcome to our Salesian Priests and Brothers for 2019. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful representation of the Salesian community in our College. This year we have Fr Peter Rankin returning as the College Rector SDB, Fr Damien working with our K-6 staff and students and Br Barry ...

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URStrong Workshops at Dominic College

We had a fabulous professional learning session for our K-6 teachers last week with a first class educator and expert in friendship development, Ms Dana Kerford. This session was followed in the evening by a wonderful parent and student workshop on friendship also facilitated by Dana. Dana is the founder ...

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Opening College Mass

Every year at Dominic College, we plan that the very first time we gather as a whole school community, that it will be in prayer.On Wednesday, 13 February, all students and staff (except Kindergarten) gathered in the Savio Centre to pray. Our focus was to give thanks to God for ...

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Uniform Review & Redesign underway

This year we have commenced a major review and re-design of the College Uniform K-10. This week we had the first of five scheduled meetings of the College Uniform Review and Re-Design Committee together with Perm-A-Pleat, our current supplier and one of the country’s most prominent and experienced uniform ...

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Supporting young writers at home

Several times in the first two weeks of Kinder tuminana, I have been reminded of how much young children love to write — they’re always in search of a marker, paintbrush or crayon to ‘leave their mark’. As can be seen in the photos accompanying this article, these early illustrations ...

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Year 7 Bible Liturgy

On Friday 15 February, Year 7 students were presented with their bibles from Dominic College in a special Bible Liturgy. Year 7 students entered the Dominic College Chapel for the first time as a year level , with respect and anticipation. Their reverence in the Chapel and their attentive behavior throughout the Liturgy was ...

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P-6 Assembly 20 February 2019

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9-10 Boys Basketball

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After school programs starting soon

Two after-school programs to commence 27 FebruaryYears 3-6 After-School Drama WorkshopIs your child interested in Drama? Here’s a chance for them to explore the possibilities through a non-threatening, inclusive activity based introduction to performance. Drama is great way to build group dynamic skills, communication, problem-solving and build self-confidence. An after ...

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7-8 Girls Soccer

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Prep-6 Assembly 6 March

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Ash Wednesday Mass and liturgies

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Year 7 Camp 1 - Bosco-Guzman

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Year 7 Camp 2 - Savio-Siena

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Uniform Review Survey update

This week in our newsletter we published the survey data summary for students, parents and staff that has been developed by the Uniform Review and Re-Design Committee.It has been most encouraging that there has been much discussion about the type, style and option improvements with our uniform. Year 3 student, ...

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Relay for Life 2019

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Taiko Workshop magic

Twenty-four students of Japanese accepted the invitation to participate in a workshop with two professional taiko drummers visiting Tasmania from Japan Makoto Sekine and MorimitsuNot only did the students have the opportunity to experience playing an authentic Japanese instrument, but they also learned about taiko playing technique, discipline and manners. ...

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Catholic Education Week 2019 celebrated at Glenorchy

Last Sunday saw the beginning of Catholic Education Week. This is a special time when we acknowledge how unique and special our Catholic schools are. Dominic College was warmly invited by Fr Guy and the Parish of St John’s Glenorchy, to join them to commemorate the start of Catholic ...

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Year 10 Marine Studies camp 2019

This week, 15 Year 10 Animal Husbandry students along with Mrs Jessica Palermo and I, spent four days at the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre on our Dominic College Marine Camp. Students learned about marine biology and obtained their boat licenses. The Centre is located right on the water on the D’Entrecastreaux ...

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Harmony Week

Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world, and Harmony Week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Harmony Week celebrates Australian multiculturalism, by promoting inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic ...

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Relay For Life 2019, thank you

We have all felt huge pride in our students in Years 5-10 and our staff who formed the 2019 Dominic Relay for Life Team. They gathered for 20 hours overnight last Saturday to honour our donors’ $30,000 plus commitment to the outstanding work of the Cancer Council and walk hundreds of laps at ...

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Moonah Taste of the World and Harmony Day

Did you realise that the 2016 Census showed that 5,701 people who live in Glenorchy were born overseas and 9.4% of the residents speak a language other than English at home? With figures like these we can confidently say that we live and work in a multicultural place. Last week, Australia celebrated the 2 ...

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Year 5 Hot Air Balloon Incursion

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My beautiful balloon

WOW! What an amazing learning experience we had at the Year 5 Hot Air Balloon incursion on Monday 1 April. It was no joke in any shape or form even though the April Fool tradition was mentioned by a few as they couldn’t believe that such an event as this was ...

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Class of 2009 reunion

The Class of 2009 enjoyed a 10-years reunion on Saturday 30 March 2019. Over 30 old scholars met upstairs at Grantleigh in the Basil Fox Room, for nibbles and refreshments. Amidst the catching up and hugs, there was some chat about what the College was like 10 years ago with much interest about the good ...

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2009 Year 10 Class Reunion

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Year 7 Camp March 2019

On Monday 18 March, Bosco and Guzman Houses headed down to Fortescue Bay for our Year 7 camp. We were looking forward to some amazing experiences such as a four-hour hike, surfing, rafting, studying the tessellated pavement evironment, aboriginal activities and orienteering. On Tuesday we went to Eaglehawk Neck and it was ...

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Salesian Youth Dominic College (SYDC)

This year, at lunchtime on Mondays, the Salesian Youth of Dominic College gather together. This group of Year 9 and 10 students formed four years ago as a community to celebrate the teachings and guidance of our founding Saint, John Bosco. Our lunchtime meetings are divided into three parts, FAITH, COMMUNITY and ...

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Process Drama

Year 8 Drama students have been exploring the techniques involved in Process Drama. For this style of performance, it’s all in its name: this creative instructional method offers students the experience of an event, a place, or a time period using improvisation as a tool of discovery. Teacher and students ...

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Guilford Young College students commended

Congratulations to the following Old Scholars who were recognised for their wonderful academic and community achievements at Guilford Young College in GYC’s Ceremony of Commendation last week:Lily Bennett (Newell): 2018 Principal’s Award for Outstanding Achievement across all areas of College Life; 2018 Guilford Young College Award for Exceptional Commitment & ...

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Uniform Review and Redesign Project

As we move through the consultation phase of our Uniform Review and Re-Design Project, I would like extend my appreciation to all members of our College community who completed our on-line surveys regarding our formal uniform and our PE uniform.There were 442 parents who responded to the survey providing us ...

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Some tips for Maths success

Mathematics may not be able to teach us how to solve all our problems but it definitely teaches us that every problem has a solution. I’m just no good at maths. We hear it a lot, but it is very seldom true. While it is true that some people ...

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International Women's Day breakfast 2019

Thank you to the members of the Dominic College community who joined together for our International Women’s Day Breakfast on Tuesday morning. It was a brilliant gathering with 250 people in attendance and a great atmosphere of celebration and solidarity with women and girls across the globe.Our special guest ...

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7-10 assembly 13 March

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Fr Peter on Lent

In teaching we are always looking at ways and means to improve student learning. The days of ‘chalk and talk’ are long gone. New teaching strategies focus on engagement of the student in their own learning and students taking ownership of the process. In the teaching profession itself Professional Development ...

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Hina dolls

This week I was thrilled when one of our Year 1 students, Daisy Bradley, came to visit me with some beautiful Japanese Hina dolls (hina ningyou). Her father had received them many years ago when he was an exchange student in Japan. Daisy (accompanied by her classmate and friend Vincent Davey) ...

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P&F News - first meeting 2019

Our first meeting of 2019 was held on Wednesday 27 February and we had an amazing turnout of P&F members and staff. Dylan Chivers, Dominic College Chief Financial and Operations Manager, came along and did an in depth presentation on the capital development of the K-2 area that will begin later ...

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Marching Band workshop

Last weekend, 2-3 March, the Derwent Valley Concert Band held a Marching Band Workshop weekend at Dominic College, outside on our sports fields and inside the Savio Centre. The group had a special guest Drum Major, Geoff Carter CSM, retired Warrant Officer First Class, from Rockhampton. Geoff has an extensive ...

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Open Day 12 March 2019

We hosted 35 families at our successful recent Open Day, on Tuesday 12 March. They enjoyed special tours conducted by teachers and student leaders, learning more about the excellent variety of learning opportunities at Dominic College. Thank you to the students and staff who welcomed our prospective families.Our Open Day culminated ...

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Balance for Better lecture at UTAS

Being the week of International Women’s Day, last Thursday, I was very pleased to attend the UTAS #BalanceForBetter Lecture: “Why is gender equality so hard to achieve?” where former State Premier, Lara Giddings, was the guest speaker. Lara spoke passionately and honestly about her career and the hurdles she ...

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Year 4 visit Bonorong wildlife

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K-6 Assembly 20 March 2019

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Harmony Day student images

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GYC students speak at Yr 8 Empower

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Catholic Education Week 2019

This Sunday, 19 March, marks the commencement of Catholic Education Week in Tasmania. Next week is designated as a time to celebrate the achievements of Catholic schools. In particular for us, it is a time to honour the great educational legacy provided to us by the Salesians of Don Bosco and ...

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The Calling - Year 9 Rite Journey begins

Year 9 students, Alexander Bourne and Jackie Van Lierop, share with us some of their experience of The Calling.On 28-29 February, the Year 9 boys had their Calling. This was an amazing experience as it was the first step of our transition to becoming adults. We had plenty of activities before ...

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Bullying No Way!

Friday 15 March is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and the theme for 2019 is Bullying. No Way! Take Action EverydayAt our Year 7-10 Assembly on Wednesday, I was very proud of our Guzman Sports Captain Alyssa Mustchin who stood up and reminded students about what bullying is ...

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Read Aloud Day

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P-6 assembly 6 February

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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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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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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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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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6-10 End of Year Awards ceremony

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Graduation Dinner arrivals

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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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6-10 Awards Ceremony: our award winners

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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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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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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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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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Year 7 assembly 5 December

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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 10 Graduation Mass and Ceremony

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K-6 assembly 28 November

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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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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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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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2019 Leaders Induction Ceremony

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Music Soiree - piano and guitar

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Men's Day Breakfast 2018

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