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Kindergarten begins - Wednesday Mice

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7-10 assembly 5 February

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Traffic Management at Dominic College

In discussions with our traffic management consultant he has indicated that we have a large amount of parking compared to other similar schools. He has also indicated that a majority of the problems that we are experiencing are being caused by driver behaviour and that if drivers were willing to ...

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Kindergarten begins - Monday Bears

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Effie Pryer, IWD breakfast guest

Effie Pryer is a young artist who has been painting and exhibiting for a number of years in Hobart. Effie’s family moved to Hobart when she was three, and she enrolled at Dominic College in Year 4 when her mother started work next door at GYC. She always loved painting ...

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Welcome Br Por

Br Por, a Thai Salesian brother, is in theological training in Melbourne and has come to Dominic to have an experience of pastoral ministry immersion. He attended the first K-6 assembly this week and has been very busy visiting classes from Kindergarten to Year 10. I had the chance to catch ...

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Our assemblies begin

This week we commenced our cycle of assemblies and we held our first 7-10 Assembly in the Savio Centre on Wednesday. Our student leaders did a great job in leading the gathering and outlining activities and opportunities that will be on offer for students this term and across the year. ...

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Lent and Ash Wednesday

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which we celebrated alongside our Opening College Mass. Thank you to Fr Bernie, Fr Nick and Br Abilio a Salesian Deacon visiting our College, who helped us celebrate these two significant events. Also thank you to the many staff and students who played a significant ...

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Year 3-6 after-school Drama opportunity

Drama is great way to build skills in communication, problem solving, build confidence and learn how to navigate group dynamics. Here’s a chance for students to explore all these possibilities through a non-threatening, inclusive activity-based introduction to drama and performance. The course will run for one semester (Terms 1 and 2) – ...

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Opening Mass and Ash Wednesday

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Read Aloud Day

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​Technology and Self Control

This generation of young people are incredibly connected and spend a lot of time using, watching and interacting with various technology platforms. This is part of the modern world and we need to embrace technology, as there are certainly many positives associated with the ability to find answers and stay ...

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DOSA Christmas Eve Carols and Mass

Once again, old scholars, family and friends gathered in numbers of around 100, in the Dominic Chapel for the annual Christmas Eve Carols and Mass remembering Br Peter Dezani SDB. Carols were beautifully led by members of the St John’s parish choir, and grateful thanks go to old scholars, Robin ...

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7-10 Sport in Term 1

This year we will be using a number of platforms to communicate information to students (and parents) regarding our sporting teams and events. These include:7-10 Sports Noticeboard, in the Siena Corridor, used to display team lists, rosters and other upcoming event information.Daily Bulletin: it is essential students read ...

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Music

The Creative Arts at Dominic College offer many opportunities to enhance the creative skills of students. The extensive co-curricular options for Music are continually growing, with the following options currently available for students to participate in: 3/4 Choir, 5/6 Choir, Senior Choir, 5/6 Training band, Senior Concert Band, DUCK (Dominic Ukulele Kool Kids) ...

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K-6 Parent Meet and Greet

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Staff return and prepare

The property and business office teams returned in mid-January, and new staff and leaders woked last week for the new staff inductions and leadership preparations. Now, all staff have returned ready for Term 1 to begin Thursday 1 February.We held a staff Mass on Monday during which new staff received their ...

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School bus transport during the first week

Dear Parents and Guardians,Dominic College has been advised that Metro, Redline & Creswell School Buses will be running as normal from Thursday 1 February.Please note that as Metro will be running their service for Dominic College Students, the buses will be signed Dominic College with the route number on the ...

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Uniform Shop now open for 2018

The Uniform Shop at Dominic College, run by Permapleat, has re-opened for 2018.The Back to School Opening Hours are, this week, Monday 22 January - Thursday 25 January 8am-4:30pm and then next week Monday 29 January - Thursday 1 February - 8am-4:30pmThe uniform shop can be contacted directly on 6274 6031 or via email ...

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Year 9 Rite Journey information evening

In 2013, we launched a detailed pastoral education program called EMPOWER, for our Year 7 to Year 10 students. This program was specifically designed to address identified social and emotional needs within our student body. As part of this program we introduced ‘The Rite Journey’ for our Year 9 students.The Rite Journey is ...

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Music Tuition Enrolment

Terms and conditions for participating in the Dominic College Individual Music Tuition Program. 1. Payment Plan: Payment arrangements are made directly with your instrumental teacher. An account covering lessons for the whole term will be sent home via email to the person nominated responsible for the account within the first few ...

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​Launch into Learning is back

Launch into Learning is back in 2018, bigger and better. Last week we began promoting our Launch into Learning program for Pre-Kinders in some local shopping centres. Our Early Years Educator and LIL Coordinator Mrs Linda Douglas and Community Relations Support Ms Leesa Harrison visited both Northgate and Claremont Plaza. It ...

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Welcome from the Principal

Dear FriendsWelcome to the 2018 academic year. I hope all in our community enjoyed opportunities for rest and renewal during the summer.I also hope all students are returning excited about the opportunities and the challenges of the year ahead.A special welcome is extended to those students and their families ...

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First day under the sail welcome

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First day arrivals

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Test page

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Year 7 swimming trials

A reminder that on Tuesday 20 February and Thursday 22 February at 7am at Glenorchy Pool we will be holding tryouts for the Year 7 swimming team. We will be selecting approximately 6 boys and 6 girls to represent the College in the Southern and State SATIS swimming carnivals to be held in March. The ...

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It's all happening in Animal husbandry!

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Year 9 Empower - The Calling

Last Thursday night and Friday morning, Year 9 students as part of the Year 9 EMPOWER Program ‘The Rite Journey’, undertook a significant ceremony called ‘The Calling.’ It was an overnight gender-based experience in which students started their Rite of Passage and looked into the adult they wish to be. Thanks to ...

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Year 9/10 Creative Writing elective

Creative Writing gives students an opportunity to flex their writing muscles, explore different techniques and embrace the joy of creating art with words. Students also explore and pull apart the workings of existing writers’ pieces, to further understand their process and style. To start the year, the Creative Writing class ...

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Sarah Webb

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The Calling - Year 9 Rite Journey

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7-10 assembly 28 February

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Visit from Salesian Provincial

We had a quick hello this week from our Salesian Provincial Fr Will Matthews SDB down from Melbourne. It was fantastic to have Fr Will visit the College briefly. A teacher himself, Fr Will was impressed by our student focus and the way they spoke about their learning. We called ...

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College Library

It is my great privilege to be the new Teacher Librarian at Dominic College. Mrs Alston is also in the library as Library Assistant. The library is open from 8.15am to 4.30pm daily, and anyone in the Dominic Community is welcome. The K-6 room is now open at lunchtimes for ...

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Prep-6 Assembly 7 March

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Cambodia 2019: World Challenge meeting.

Following a successful 2017 World Challenge Cambodia Immersion, Dominic College is proud to announce we will be sending another team to Cambodia at the end of November 2019. This trip is open to current Year 8 and Year 9 students who are interested in a once in a lifetime opportunity.Have a look at ...

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2018 Women's Day Breakfast

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Adam Lapolla

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Just Leadership Day

On Monday, a selection of Year 8 and 9 students attended the Caritas Leadership Day at MacKillop College. Year 9 student, Annalize Moase, wrote:The day consisted of various interactive activities to make new friends while discussing social justice issues and leadership. It was a great opportunity to meet like-minded students from other ...

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Year 9-10 girls soccer 26 February

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Year 4 visit Humphrey's Rivulet

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3/4 Boys Cricket

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Prep-Year 6 assembly 21 February

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Election material from the TCEO

The Church 's mission provides the rationale for Catholic Education in Tasmania (CET). The Church and Catholic education cannot be portrayed and treated simply as a stakeholder or a service provider participating in current political debates out of a corporate interest. Accordingly, we support the increased investment in education with ...

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A Day at Dominic 2018

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Working with children registration for volunteers

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A Day in the... by Harrison H

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Kiera Farr

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Assembly - Prep to Year 6

On Wednesday afternoon, we held our first formal Prep – Year 6 Assembly. It’s a little early for the Kinders to join us for assembly, but we look forward to them joining us later in the term.Our assemblies are a wonderful opportunity to gather together, celebrate student achievements and share ...

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Year 3-4 boys cricket opens on the oval

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GRIP leadership from across the school

This week the Kinder-Year 6 Captains and House Captains travelled to the Derwent Entertainment Centre. There they were privileged to attend the GRIP Leadership conference - a practical and interactive training opportunity for student leaders. One of the key concepts we learnt was: “Lead like a strawberry and not like a ...

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Enrolment changes Year 7 2019 and 2020

Applications for enrolment in Year 7 for 2019 and Year 7 2020 are now due 29 March.Contact Ms Leesa Harrison for enrolment information - email lharrison@dominic.tas.edu.au or call 6274 6010. ...

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Year 8-10 student timetables

Welcome back to 2018. You’ll be pleased to know that students from Years 8-10 can now access their timetables from SEQTA. Students in Year 7 will receive their username and passwords at the Laptop Induction Evening. They will receive a hard copy of their timetable on their first day of school. ...

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Stephen Casni

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Students farewell Mrs O'Hea and Mr Williams

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Salesian Captains Conference

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Michael Lampard, Hall of Achievement

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GYC and Catholic College VET National Award

In 2017, the senior secondary pathways offered were in the fields of agrifood, automotive, business, community service, construction, early childhood education and care, engineering, health services, horticulture, hospitality kitchen operations, sport coaching and tourism. One of the features of the system is that VET is fully integrated into the timetables of ...

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Students farewell Mrs O'Hea and Mr Williams

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School banking - final day 15 December

Thank you for a great year of School Banking. We would like to thank all of our students who have participated in the CommBank School Banking program this year. Our final School Banking day for 2017 will be 15 December 2017. If your child is eligible to order a reward item please ensure ...

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Most popular names for 2017

The most popular boy's name at Dominic in 2017 was Jack, with William coming second. The most popular girl's name was a tie between Ella and Lily.The top five for each male and female were:Top Five BoysTop Five Girls ...

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Beautiful K-2 carols

On Wednesday afternoon, the Savio Centre was filled with our wonderful K-2 parents,and grandparents as they gathered to be inspired by the carol singing of our students in the Early Years classes.Our K-2 students sang with excellent musicality and sincere tenderness and joy. There was not a dry ...

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Community farewell for Mrs O'Hea and Mr Williams

Following the student farewell on 29 November to our retiring stalwarts, Mrs Janine O’Hea and Mr Paul Williams, the wider College Community joined the school to bid them farewell after classes 8 December in the Savio Centre. On this very special occasion, we acknowledge the blessings Mrs O’Hea and Mr ...

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Year 8 camp - boys

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Community farewell to Mrs O'Hea and Mr Williams

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K-2 Carols 2017

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K-6 Assembly 15 November

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Game-a-thon champions

The Gameathon was a charity gaming evening where students brought in their gaming consoles and played them together with other students in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The students paid a small entry fee and we were able to raise over $200 for our St. Vincent de Paul’s charity. Sarah ...

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End of Year Awards Ceremony

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End of Year Award winners

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Year 10 Graduation Mass

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FLL tournament at Dominic

STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in ...

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Student Leadership 2018 ceremony

On Friday 17 November we officially inducted our 2018 College student leaders, in a beautiful ceremony in the Savio Centre. Students received blessed badges and ties, were presented to the College community and recited their act of dedication together. We are very proud of all of them and are sure they will ...

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End of Year Award winners

Congratulations to all our wonderful Subject and Special Award winners.The improved visual access thanks to projection of live action on the big screen was a successful innovation. ...

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Thank you, Luke McGregor

Luke was in Hobart for some public commitments and managed to juggle his schedule to return to Dominic College to talk to students about his days at school and his pathway to performing arts.Luke was very generous with his time and students enjoyed not only a brush with fame, ...

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Style and glamour arrive for dinner

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End of Year Awards on stage

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Cambodia calling

A group of ten Year 9 and 10 Dominic College students along with Mr Davey and Mrs Marcenko are about to depart on a trip of a lifetime to Cambodia. This is Dominic’s first trip with the World Challenge organisation which involves a trekking phase, a community project phase and a ...

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Year 10 2017 Leavers Mass and Graduation

Earlier that day, the students had completed their final exam, and spent lunchtime and afterwards watching a show about their time at school, remembering the highlights of their years, and the special moments of friendship and spirit that characterised their journey.Felicia and Noah, College Captains, lit the Dominic College ...

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Launch into Learning grows bigger for 2018

Launch into Learning - the Foundations of LearningThe children in Dominic College’s Launch into Learning (LIL) program for pre-kindergarten students and their families, have had a wonderful year of learning, friendship and fun.LIL started in February this year with 22 children in the morning session and five in the ...

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Year 8 Camp - the boys.

This week Year 8 students have been on camp at Coles Bay/Freycinet Peninsula. Mr Pritchard asked four of our Year 9 student leaders what their highlights and challenges were:My highlight of the Year 8 Camp at Freycinet National Park was the beautiful scenery. I had a chance to experience nature and ...

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Weather station online through holidays

Did you know our live weather webcam has been operating now for nearly six months?Any time of the day - it doesn't update views at night - you can check on the weather over Mt Wellington, from Dominic College.But you can also replay a cool time lapse video ...

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Old scholars Christmas Eve Mass 2017

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2017 Yearbook on website

The Dominic College 2017 Yearbook was printed, and distributed to students in the alst week of term.Year 10 students had the opportunity to collect the Yearbook with their leavers' USBs and references and reports, while for the balance of families, the eldest child was given a yearbook to take home.Please ...

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Christmas Mass times at St John's Glenorchy and at Dominic College

Christmas MassesSaturday 23 December 9am and 6pm - Masses at St John’s as usual Sunday 24 December 9am - Mass at St John’s and Family Mass at 6pm with Carols beforehand at 5:30pmSunday 24 December 9.30pm Carols - Mass 10pm at Dominic College Monday 25 December Christmas Day 9am Mass at St ...

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Christmas Eve in the Dominic College Chapel

The old scholars Christmas Eve Mass is not just for old scholars!DOSA Chairman, Tony Webb, and DOSA stalwart Diane Cerritelli, invite all old scholars, and all members of the Dominic College community, to worship and celebrate Christmas at the traditional Christmas Eve Mass in the College Chapel.We will ...

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Creative Arts hub development update

Whilst our students and hopefully their siblings and parents/guardians enjoy some well-deserved holiday time over the summer, Maveric builders are back onsite arranging the finishing touches to our new Fra Angelico Creative Arts Centre. Having been able to attend a creative arts project site visit with Liminal Architecture just ...

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Bell Shakespeare partnership

The renowned Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced that Dominic College's Head of English, Mrs Jan Marcenko, is one of just 30 teachers nationally (just two from Tasmania) to receive a Regional Teacher Mentorship. This mentorship gives Dominic College a fully-funded, year-long mentorship with the company.Mrs Marcenko will receive professional ...

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Alicia McMahon

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2018 College Calendar available

The 2018 College calendar has been printed and mailed to families last week. We hope you will begin to review and mark in dates important to you and your family.The calendar will also be available from the Business Office and can be downloaded in it's printed format here: 2018 Dominic College ...

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Madelyn Carver

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Glenorchy Council elections

For those voting in the Glenorchy Council elections, you may be interested to know that the following candidates have connections with Dominic College: Jan Dunsby – old scholar Simon Fraser – current parent Kristie Johnston – current parent Anne Lacy – current parent Gaye Richardson – current grandparent Best wishes to all candidates! The full ...

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Animal holiday

Over the holidays the animals are having a rest getting ready for the new students starting or returning students continuing the Animal Husbandry in 2018. Animals need daily care especially as the alpaca Izzy is due to drop her Grow in the next few weeks. Dominic will be separated at the ...

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Vinnies group presentation

Mr David Reinbach - Dominic College Vinnies Coordinator ...

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Sam Walker - athletics achiever

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K-6 Picnic

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Year 8 camp - girls

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Year 6 Final Assembly Awards & Candle Presenation

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Year 6 Final K-6 Assembly

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