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Year 7 camp stories

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

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Athletics success for Sam

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

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Kitean's Pink Stumps Day

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

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A Day in the Life at Dominic College 1

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Year 5 camp 2017

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DOSA ready for Round 1

The Old Scholars Football Association has released the 2017 roster, and DOSA hosts University in a huge Round 1 fixture at the TCA.Snowy - old scholar Brendan Loveless - plays his 363rd game for DOSA, breaking the record previously held by the great Tom Jarvis.The team has been prepared well ...

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A Day in the Life #2 - student photography

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K-6 Pastoral Care: What a week!

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

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Indigenous students excursion to TMAG

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

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Prayer for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Harassment

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

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Prep-Year 6 assembly 8 March

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International Women's Day 2017

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Clean Up Australia Day at Dominic

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2017/2018 Entertainment Book

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

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Student indigenous art

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

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Year 7 Camps

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International Women's Day breakfast at Dominic College

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

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Animal kingdom

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

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100 years of service

Congratulations to Mr Warwick Cardamatis, Mrs Jane Doyle, Mr Rocco Mangione and Mr David Reinbach, who received awards for 25 years of service to Catholic Education in Tasmania from the TCEO at St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday 23 March.These four Dominic College teachers were among 25 teachers recognised and honoured, during Catholic ...

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P&F news 24 March

Term 1 is flying by and we have three major events on in the next few weeks.Our Easter Raffle is up and running and donations and raffle tickets are starting to come into the school offices, so thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Please remember you can ...

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7-10 Athletics - field

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K-6 Open Classroom for parents and carers

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

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ANZAC Day services 2017

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

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7-10 Athletics - track

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7-10 Athletics - cheering

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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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7-10 House Athletics Carnival

Thank you all for your amazing contribution to yesterday’s carnival. The carnival went off without a hitch and we were blessed with some amazing weather. Attendance was the best we’ve had in years and student participation and spirit was exceptional. Congratulations to Savio for their popular victory, in ...

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Mini-Vinnies Sausage Sizzle for Project Compassion

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

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

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

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Year 5 camp stories

Year 5 experienced their first Dominic camp last week when they spent three days at Far South Wilderness Lodge. The theme of the camp was “Let your Light Shine” and the children explored how they could let their inner selves shine in order to be more like Christ. The many and ...

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Dominic old scholars feature in GYC awards

On Thursday 16 March, Guilford Young College held their Commendation Ceremony for students who were outstanding achievers in 2016. Many of the recipients were Dominic College Old Scholars.Ms Michelle Harris was Master of Ceremonies, and awards were presented by The Most Reverend Julian Porteous DD assisted by Mr Craig Deayton, GYC ...

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Parent Literacy Night Part 11

This week saw the second in the series of planned Literacy Presentations for parents with children in K-6. On Wednesday evening a large number of parents joined the Year 3–6 teachers to find out more about spelling strategies they can use to support their child’s learning at home. The evening ...

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Relay for Life - Ms Gilligan visits Saturday afternoon

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Year 4 Bonorong visit

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Dancing class visits JDW

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

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Cultural Immersion trips

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

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Relay for Life 25-26 March

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Opening Mass and Ash Wednesday

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

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Year 3-6 swimming carnival won by sharks

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

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Michelle O'Grady

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Susie Allan

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Anna Attuoni

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Joseph Moore

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Olivia Stephen

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Dominic students in UTAS science group

Four of our excellent science students attended the UTAS Summer school in January. Indy Brideson reports:From 23 to 25 January, Dominic College students, Megan Brennan, Breanna Brennan, Shiona Kondo, and I participated in the UTAS Science Experience. The annual UTAS Science Experience is aimed at Year 10 students, especially those interested in ...

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Daniel Bellinger

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Martin Smith

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First day back arrivals

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Important traffic management changes

There will be significant changes to the College’s traffic management for the start of the school term to accommodate the work site of the Creative Arts Building Project. The main changes to be aware of are: The gravel carpark will be a car-free zone from the start of Term 1. ...

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Japanese Festival in Hobart

Happy New Year! Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy year for 2017, the Year of the Rooster. Susie Allan (Aran sensei) and I are very excited about the year ahead and sharing our passion and knowledge about Japan and Japanese with students from Kindergarten through ...

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2017 Dominic College Calendar

Our Dominic College 2017 Calendar is being printed in January and will be posted home to our families before school commences. You can access our electronic calendar here: Website calendar.Or you can view and download a pdf of the printed calendar (not interactive and without links) here: 2017 printed calendar.We ...

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​Have you updated your Dominic College App?

As parents and students prepare to return for the 2017 academic year we would like to remind users of the College App to ensure they have updated the ‘tags’ for which they wish to receive news. For example, if you had the Year 6 news tagged and your child is now in ...

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Discovery picnic at Dominic

Over 100 children from Early Learning Centres had great fun on our ovals today. Our Dominic Vacation Care hosted children and staff from four Discovery Early Learning Centers, with games, barbecues and activities on a perfect day.The children gave our swings in the new playground a thorough work-out and pronounced ...

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The special K-6 Meet and Greet afternoon is on this week

K-6 Meet and Greet is on Tuesday 31 January from 4pm-6pm.The K-6 Meet and Greet is for all K-6 students and their parents - you are welcome to visit your child's classroom and talk to their teacher for 2017. Parents and students should go straight to their child's classroom on ...

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College staff welcome new members at Mass

After a 3-day induction last week, new staff were welcomed and made their commitment to the students of the College at ou staff Mass on Monday 30 January.All staff returned to work on Monday for three days of preparation, organisation and friendship, as the College gets ready to welcome back ...

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International Women's Day breakfast 8 March 2017

International Women's Day is celebrated 8 March all around the world and is an opportunity to commemorate the achievements of girls and women, locally and globally.At Dominic College, we will mark this day with a wonderful gathering of girls and women from our community. Girls in Years 5-10 and their ...

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Playground preview

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Upcoming Community Mass for Mrs Jenny Edwards RIP

We sadly recommenced our school year without our warm and generous Teacher Assistant, Mrs Jenny Edwards. Jenny was taken swiftly and unexpectedly from her family and from our community in December 2016. May Jenny rest in eternal peace. Now with our God Creator, we want to give thanks for Jenny’s ...

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Students report on Don Bosco summer camp

Some of our Year 9 and 10 students attended a summer camp - the Don Bosco Camp - in Safety Beach, Victoria. Summer camp was an amazing experience - it was a fun and social event. We all made a bunch of new life-long friends, some of whom are either campers or ...

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Launch into Learning

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The Calling - part of Year 9's Rite Journey program

On Thursday 23 February Year 9 students attended “The Calling”, as part of their EMPOWER program, The Rite Journey. The Rite Journey is a unique educational program designed to support the development and transition of our students from children into self-aware, vital, responsible, respectful and resilient adults. In Year 9 the program usually ...

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DOSA Football getting ready

With six weeks left to the start of the Old Scholars Football season, the team is looking good. We have had over 55 participants at training and the team has been working hard on their fitness and game style. DOSA have picked up new Assistant Coaches Jake Briggs and Gareth Delaney ...

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Shrove Tuesday pancakes!

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Ash Wednesday College Mass

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Music's opening note

Music is now underway and the symphony of offerings will have students humming along.Private instrumental lessons have started for the year, and 89 students have taken up this valuable opportunity. Excellent work!Six professional tutors are employed by the College to teach students privately in Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Guitar, Ukulele, ...

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Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

The word shrove is a form of the English word shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins. Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the custom for Christians to be “shriven” before the start of Lent. On this day the tradition is to eat pancakes – to feast on ...

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The Creative Arts Project

The Creative Arts Project is off to a great start in Term 1, on the journey to transform the ground floor of the old Middle School Art and Craft Electives Block. This level once housed the metalwork rooms, and most recently The Anzac Buffet space and Uniform Shop. The project will ...

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Old scholars honoured at Dominic College

Congratulations to Fr Denis Allen, Dr Ian McShane, Dr Karen Westwood and Dr Olivia Rundle, on their induction into Dominic College's Hall of Achievement.The Hall of Achievement aims to celebrate the history of the school and the lives of the people who have been shaped by their education at ...

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The Calling - Year 9 Rite Journey

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Read Aloud Day 16 February

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First Year 7-10 assembly of the year

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Launch into Learning: Pre-kinder

In 2017 Dominic College commenced our Launch into Learning program for pre-kinder children and their parents.This program recognises and reinforces our philosophy that parents are the primary educators and that the nature and quality of children’s experiences in the first phase of their life, before they commence school, are ...

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World Read Aloud Day celebrated

This year World Read Aloud Day grew even bigger at Dominic College. Older students joined their younger schoolmates to enjoy short stories, picture books and other engaging texts. Not only was it a wonderful opportunity to interact with fellow students from different year levels, but it also allowed the younger ...

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World Challenge opportunity

Dominic College is proud and excited to introduce a new Immersion Learning Opportunity for 2017.World Challenge is the ‘Trip of a Lifetime’ and in 2017 the opportunity to travel to Cambodia for three weeks is available to all Year 9 and 10 students at the conclusion of this year (December).World Challenge believe ...

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Hall of Achievement ceremony 2017

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Samantha Healy

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Relay for Life challenge

Every two years Dominic College staff and students are involved in the Relay for Life. The Relay for Life is a fundraiser to raise money and remember those people who are affected by cancer. It is an overnight walk held at the Domain Athletics Centre. Many people in our community ...

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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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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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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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3-6 Cross Country wow!

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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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7-10 assembly 7 June

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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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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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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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K-2 Cross Country fun!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weather

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K-6 assembly 14 June 2017

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