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Technology in Year 3

Technology has revolutionised the way we think, work and play. Technology, when integrated in the curriculum improves students’ learning processes and outcomes... Students are engaged in their learning using these powerful tools, and can become creators and critics instead of just consumers. https://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration-guide-importance; accessed 27 June, 2018As ...

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Year 6 Say It Loud

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Mental Health Week 2018

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Junior hockey

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Learning Support 7-10

There is much debate about the best models for inclusion across school environments. A reality faced by all students in all schools, is that there are times and occasions as we grow, when we all have diverse needs. This year Learning Support has been very fortunate to have Ms Kiera ...

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Bell Shakespeare Company's 'The Players'

On Tuesday 26 June, Dominic College was delighted to welcome “The Players” from Bell Shakespeare to help launch our upcoming Shakespeare units in Years 9 and 10. The Year 9 cohort watched “Shakespeare Is Dead” which took them on a funny, enlightening and fast-paced journey through the world of William Shakespeare. The show challenged ...

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NAIDOC Assembly 4 July

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Say It Loud 2018

On Tuesday 3 July Year 6 presented the end result of their Playbuilding Project for 2018, Say it Loud, to an appreciative audience of family and friends. The starting point for this project was concept of a boat going on a journey. Both classes developed their material from this stimulus. After sharing their ...

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At the Dance Eisteddfod

Success and fun at the 2018 Dance Eisteddfod!Once again Dominic students and families enjoyed an eight day extravaganza of performing and watching dance at the 2018 Southern Tasmanian Dance Eisteddfod.The eisteddfod began on the last day of Term 2, Friday 6 July, with the schools section and both our dance groups, the ...

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Creative Arts Festival 2018

The Dominic College Creative Arts Festival has concluded after running from 30 August through 1 September, and was full of inspirational student art, music, drama, photography, media and displays.You can read more aout the events and presentations on our news pages and view extensive galleries of photos on our web gallery ...

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Dance Eisteddfod 2018

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Year 10 Marine Camp

On Tuesday 26 June Year 10 students from the Animal Husbandry & Marine Science elective went on a comprehensive four-day camp program week incorporating marine and foreshore ecology, physical oceanography and climate modelling held at the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre, Woodbridge. Students looked at the features and adaptations of marine organisms and human ...

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NAIDOC Week assembly

NAIDOC week will officially begin this Sunday 8 July. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. NAIDOC Week is ...

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Year 10 Marine Camp

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More work experience stories

Last week’s newsletter portrayed some of the work experience for Year 10 students which covered such a variety of occupations. Here are some more! We are very grateful to the businesses and individuals who helped our students. You can see these and more photos on our gallery: Work Experience.VET ...

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Kinder-Year 2 Bravehearts program

On Wednesday our Kinder–Year 2 students attended the annual Braveheart’s Education Program which focuses on personal safety. It is designed to empower students with the tools to keep them safe and educate them, with a focus on resilience, while building confidence and awareness as well. It teaches students what ...

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Work Experience 2018

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Congrats to Mrs Douglas

I would like to extend our congratulations to Mrs Linda Douglas, one of our Kindergarten Teachers and Launch into Learning Teachers, who has been recognised with the prestigious, Kate O’Driscoll Aspiring Leadership Award (KOALA) Scholarship.The scholarship, which is managed by the Catholic Principals’ Association Tasmania (CPAT), will fund ...

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Mental Health Week success

Last week 4-7 June, we had our first ever Mental Health Week. During the week we had many guest speakers who we were very lucky to manage to ask to speak to each year level. They were: The Little Help Project, Mitch McPherson and the Speak Up Stay Chatty Team ...

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Talking Heads 2018 flies

Talking Heads 2018 was performed over three nights in the Oratory Space this week, from 12-14 June. Families and staff were impressed by the honesty, maturity and vivaciousness of the performances in a captivating series of monologues.The cast of 19 students presented a selection of contemporary Australian playwriting, ranging for Tasmania ...

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Cross Country season!

The past fortnight has seen the two interschool junior cross country events held at the Rokeby Police Academy. On 8 June the Catholic Primary School Cross Country was held with good numbers from Dominic College attending on the student-free day, which was great. Numbers were even better considering that staff had ...

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Year 10 and GYC course selections

Year 10 students are already thinking about their career options and which subjects they need to choose for a particular pathway. Dominic College conducts course counselling firstly through our Year 10 Empower classes. We continue to guide, support and build the confidence and resilience of our students to ensure they successfully complete ...

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Work experience 2018

This week our Year 10 students have had the opportunity to participate in a Work Experience program. Students have been experiencing a variety of industries and types of work places in and around Hobart. This is an excellent way for them to gain real world experience and helps them decide on ...

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Year 5 Taster Day at Dominic

On 19 June, Year 5 students from Dominic College, St Bridget’s, St Paul’s, St Theresa’s and Holy Rosary attended the annual Dominic Year 5 Taster Day. The Taster Day was held in a variety of classrooms and eduational spaces around the College, with many Year 9 Dominic students helping out, supervising ...

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Sacrament of Confirmation

Last Sunday, Archbishop Julian Porteous presided over the sacramental ceremony of Confirmation for a group of Dominic College students at St John’s parish. As our students received the sacrament, they opened themselves to receive God’s blessings and make a commitment to be faithful to God. In the Catholic ...

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Naming spaces and places at school

Dominic College, like many schools, has the opportunity to name its buildings, facilities and spaces to commemorate important links, events and individuals in the life of the College, its history and traditions. Recently we named our new art and music facilities after Dominican artist Fra Angelico. Our Oratory Space, for ...

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Netball: Year 9 maroon

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Bell Shakespeare 26 June

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Launch into Learning at TMAG

Launch into Learning visited the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery this month.It was a delight to accompany the LIL children and parents to the Museum for an excursion. The children loved all the hands on exhibits. We enjoyed time in the Antarctic display feeling the ice, exploring the technology, ...

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Meningoccal Disease and Vaccinations

The College was very saddened to hear of the passing of a young local student whose family, friends and school community we keep in our thoughts and prayers.The State Government has announced that Tasmanians aged from six weeks to 20 years will now be able to be vaccinated for free ...

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Leadership Awards to Dominic College staff

Congratulations to our Coordinator of 7-10 English, Mrs Jan Marcenko who will receive a 2018 Australian Council for Educational Leadership Tasmania (ACEL TAS) Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Further congratulations to our Coordinator of 7-10 Humanities, Mr Ben Fulton who will receive an ACEL TAS Early Career Teacher Leadership Award. ...

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K-6 Parent Workshop - Numeracy Night

Albert Einstein said, ‘Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.’ Mathematics is certainly something that many students and parents worry about but if a great man like Albert Einstein worried about his skill level then we are in esteemed company! Joking ...

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Study tips with Chey-Anne

Some students at school are able to find a good balance between all the parts and areas of their life: schoolwork, sports, activities, friends, family, work, technology and all of the other aspects of life that keep us busy from when we wake to when we sleep. Many other students ...

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Three stream kindergarten 2019

The College has been supported by the Salesians of Don Bosco in our endeavours to initiate a restructure of our K-6. Our capacity to enrol more students to meet demand and simultaneously reduce our class sizes K-6 is linked strategically with our ability to establish three Kindergarten classes.We recently ...

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Science Fair news

Year 10 students, Sarah Hawkins and Mikaela Cruz, and Dominic College Director of Science K-10, Ms Jane Myers, attended Government House on Wednesday evening for a reception hosted by His Excellency the Honourable Justice Alan Blow, OAM, Lieutenant-Governor, and Mrs Margaret Blow. This event was to mark National Science Week in ...

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Dominic College Science Fair 2018

On Wednesday 15 August 1.45pm – 6.30pm, in conjunction with National Science Week, we will be holding the inaugural Dominic College Science Fair.College students from Kindergarten to Year 10 will be showcasing their learning through displays, demonstrations and interactive experiences. This opportunity has allowed students to present, create, make or research in ...

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Girls AFL: Dominic vs Friends

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Media short films

Alfred Hitchcock once said to make a great film you need three things: the script, the script and the script.Earlier this year Media students completed their 5-second film and were beginning to make their 30-second commercial. Now they have moved to the pinnacle of their short film making careers ...

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3-6 Theatresports on Feast Day

On Feast Day last week, Years 3–6 finished the day with the exciting conclusion of our annual Theatresports competitions, with great energy and a wonderful display of House Spirit. There were signs and incredible costumes. The event began with a House cheering competition and straight away it was clear that each ...

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Much Ado about a piano

Play Me, I’m yours is an artwork by British artwork, Luke Jerram. Located in streets, public parks and train stations, the pianos are available for everyone to play and enjoy.We are including a specially decorated piano as part of the set for our production of MUCH ADO ABOUT ...

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Noella's Souffle

Year 10 Advanced Food Studies student, Noella Irumva, shares with us her delectable recipe on individually baked chocolate soufflés.Baked Chocolate SouffléIngredients60g butter2 Tbsp. cocoa40g flour60g brown sugar250ml milk 250g dark chocolate 10ml vanilla essence6 eggs250ml cream 20g icing sugar (to serve)MethodPreheat oven ...

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Science Fair

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7-10 assembly 15 August

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A part of you could be on stage!

Yes, a part of your old neglected wardrobe, could star on stage at the Peacock Theatre!For the Creative Arts Festival production of Much Ado About Nothing – we are searching for around 30 Hawaiian shirts for the cast to wear. The brighter and garish the better. If you have such a ...

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Academic Pathways evening

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9, together with their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Academic Pathway evening session from 6.30-8pm on Wednesday 22 August. Teachers will be available to provide assistance and advice with elective subject choices for 2019.The evening will begin with a brief introduction and an information session ...

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Blades of glory

Year 10 students, Promise Mudzingwa and Oliver Wareing, began learning their stage swordmanship with old scholar and well-known actor, Mr Andrew Casey, last week.Mr Casey said that the swords he has allowed the players to borrow have featured in many bloody fights in a variety of theaters and plays.'Sword ...

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DOSA v Hutchins 4 August

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Year 9 Netball Grand Final

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7-10 Amazing Race on Feast Day

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Dominican Feast Day coming up

This Wednesday 1 August, all students and staff will be celebrating our St Dominic Guzman and St Catherine of Siena Feast Day. We look forward to celebrating Mass together as a College and taking part in a range of fun activities throughout the course of the day. Just a reminder that ...

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VET at Dominic College

Dominic College is a proud member of the Southern Tasmania Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre (STCCTTC) consortium. VET has been a part of the Year 7-10 curriculum for over eight years and each year the results are very satisfying. Two of the courses that students at the College can currently ...

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Creative Arts Festival 2018 announced

The biennial Dominic College Creative Arts Festival will be held at the Salamanca Arts Centre next month. During the week of the Festival, the Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart’s creative hub, will became a focus of exhibition, performance and teaching and learning for our students. The art exhibition, comprising K-10 ...

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Samoan Immersion experience

On Friday 29 June, I flew to Samoa to begin my immersion with a group of young Australians representing the Caligero Project and the Salesians of Don Bosco. We were warmly welcomed in Leauva’a by our homestay families and young people. Having the opportunity to stay with a Samoan family ...

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K-10 Feast Day Mass

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Dominic's Got Talent 2018

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Dominican Feast Day 2018

On Wednesday our students and staff celebrated the Dominic Feast Day commemorating our Dominican patron saints St Catherine of Siena and St Dominic Guzman. The College was bustling with activities starting with buddy activities in K-6 and the Amazing Race in 7-10. We then all gathered in the Savio to ...

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Year 4 Japanese Day

On Thursday we welcomed students from Westerway, New Norfolk, Austins Ferry and Windermere Primary Schools to our first ever Japanese Cultural Experience Day. Students form these schools joined our own Year 4 students and staff at Dominic College for a day devoted to Japanese language and culture.Our staff welcomed all ...

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Finegan Kruckemeyer to open the Creative Arts Festival

Dominic College is delighted to announce that renowned playwright and artistic celebrity, Finegan Kruckemeyer, will officially open our Creative Arts Festival in a special opening event on 29 August 2018.Finegan is a prolific writer who has had 80 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into six languages. His work has ...

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Beautiful image for our Creative Arts Festival

A beautiful work by Year 10 student artist, Aynee Williams, Savio House Creative Arts Captain has been chosen to help promote our upcoming Dominic College Creative Arts Festival.Director of Creative Arts, Mr Mike O'Brien, said the work challenged interpretation and triggers multiple meanings and resonances. Aynee named her series ‘Neon ...

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3-6 Theatresports

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Year 6 in the MMK program

The Mamma Margaret Kitchen Garden Program has become an integral part of the Year 6 Technology syllabus. Over the last three years the program has evolved to be significantly different to that of the other year groups. Overall the focus of the semester long course is for students to work independently ...

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K-6 assembly 13 June

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7-10 assembly 9 May 2018

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7-8 boys AFL vs Hutchins 9 May

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ANZAC Day - Hobart, Glenorchy, Lenah Valley, Pontville

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Archaeology Fair at Dominic College

National Archaeology Week for Tasmania will be launched at Dominic College on Monday 21 May. Old Scholars of Dominic College, archaeologist Sam Dix (1999) and geophysicist John Stephenson (1998), approached Dominic College to gauge the school’s interest in being involved in an exciting initiative. Their approach has now grown into a full ...

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Feast Day for our Salesian Saints

College Feast Day – Honouring our Salesian SaintsThis week we held the first of our College Feast Days for 2018. It was a magnificent community day for our students and staff - commencing in class groups - having fun, being with friends, then praying together at mass. Sharing a meal and then ...

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ANZAC Day commemorations

I want to thank all families who supported the 140 students who represented Dominic College on ANZAC Day during the term break. It means a lot to us that so many students and staff took the time to break their vacation, dress in their formal uniform and gather with other students ...

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School closed Friday 11 May

Dominic College will be closed today Friday 11 May due to severe flooding in the Greater Hobart Area.We have been informed that all Catholic Schools have been asked to close. We hope that none of our families are experiencing the distress of homes flooded and without power.Ms Beth Gilligan ...

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Mother's Day blessings

Dear FriendsAs Mother’s Day approaches, I extend my appreciation to all the wonderful mothers, grandmothers and foster carers in the Dominic College community. I know the work, and sacrifices that many of you undertake. I also appreciate the energy and care you devote to our students’ ongoing education at ...

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Good at Badminton!

Year 10 students, Mathew Sojan and Ben Scott represented Tasmania in the school holidays, playing in the Under 17 Australasian Badminton Championships held in Invercargill, New Zealand in April. They were part of a six-player team, with the aim of building the experience and skills of exciting young players for future competitions. ...

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Migration Morning Tea

This week Year 6 hosted and prepared a scrumptious morning tea set out in the fashion of days gone by. We thank Mrs Roslyn Hawkins for her support of this initiative, as students used their MMK session to prepare the food. Staff also helped with the loan of the crockery and ...

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3-10 Cross Country carnival

On Friday 25 May we will be holding our inaugural Year 3-10 Cross Country Carnival. Students have been training hard for this in PE and Athletic Development lessons and we hope that they are looking forward to the event and competing for their house. The carnival will be held from 11am ...

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K-6 assembly 16 May 2018

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7-10 assembly 9 May

At this week’s 7-10 Assembly, we celebrated the wonderful contributions students have made in all facets of College life. Mrs McMahon talked about the amazing efforts in raising money for those less fortunate through fundraising for Project Compassion. We also celebrated the terrific efforts of students on the sporting ...

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Scarves and beanies for winter!

Scarves and the matching beanies, are now available from the Uniform Shop for all K-10 students. Scarves are available in two lengths – 150cm and 180cm, with both sizes $37.00. The new designs will now replace black scarves and beanies, these are optional uniform items.For more information on any uniform requirements ...

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Partner School relationship announced

At the beginning of the term break, I had the privilege of being the guest of Mr Le Thanh Bình in Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province, about two hours south of Ho Ci Minh City. Last year I was introduced to Mr Binh through Tien Ho, the father of ...

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Tanks for the visit

On Monday morning many of our younger students had the great opportunity to see, touch and climb into an eight wheeled Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV). This class of vehicle is largely used by the Army for reconnaissance, as well as a personnel carrier, command, surveillance, ambulance, fitter and recovery ...

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Bronze Age coming to Dominic College

Archaeologist and old scholar, Sam Dix, Class of 1999, is just one of a number of archaeoligists heading to Dominic College this month to launch National Archaeology Week here with student workshops.Sam has been recently in England with his family, undertaking a dig in Cornwall, UK.Sam said that the ...

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ANZAC Assembly 1 May 2018

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DOSA v OHA seniors 28 April

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ANZAC Day 2018

On ANZAC Day this year over 250 students, staff and families attending community commemorations around Hobart, focusing on parades and wreath-laying at Hobart, Lenah Valley, Glenorchy, New Norfolk and Pontville/Brighton.The College was very proud of the participation and the presentation of our students. Well done to the wreath-layers and ...

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Equestrian Neave

On Sunday 15 April, the 2018 Dominic College Equestrian Representative, Year 8 student, Neave Schofield, encountered harsh winter weather while representing Dominic at the 2018 Inter Schools Horse Trials. With the event held at Huntingfield Pony & Riding club grounds, Howden, with an 8.30 a.m. start Neave was preparing her mount, Benton Park Campaign, in ...

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ANZAC Day - New Norfolk

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Dance Eisteddfod coming up

An important event for many students, the Southern Tasmanian Dance Eisteddfod is on in July at the Derwent Entertainment Centre. The schools session is on the first day, the last day of Term 2, and Dominic College will again have two teams competing: Year 8 Elective Dance and Year 9/10 Elective Dance.We ...

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Old Scholars Football 2018

Dominic Old Scholars Association (DOSA) Football has a long history of successful competition and maintaining valuable links and friendships between Dominic College and past students.The Football Club is renowned for the number of old scholars playing for the Roosters, and is now the only club now playing with the ...

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Feast Day games 3-10 Dominic Day Cup

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Feast Day games K-2

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Feast Day - Mass

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Feast Day - 7-10 quizzes

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7-8 girls soccer 1 May

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K-6 Assembly 16 May 2018

The Kinder-Year 6 Assembly was held on Wednesday 16 May. It was an exciting assembly, particularly for our Kinder students as it was the first assembly they have attended this year. As usual, the assembly was full of student work and achievement. Year 1 did an amazing job performing a song that they ...

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Year 3-6 Drama workshops

Act II: The Drama keeps on comingOn Wednesday 16 May, our 3-6 Drama Workshops started up again for 2018. It was great to see some old faces and some new ones as well! The group converges every week on Wednesdays, working to build their confidence, hone dramatic skills and to have fun ...

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Junior waterpolo

The Junior Waterpolo team is having a stellar season and is so far undefeated in the Friday night Waterpolo Tasmania roster. I have been so proud of Jack Gilligan, Henry Sanford, Joel Bresnehan, Chloe Tarvydas, Jack Miller, Oscar McGann, Brodie Laycock, Lucas Pyke, Chloe Howells, Andrew Kidd and Bruni Lees ...

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Inaugural Year 3 - Year 10 Cross Country Carnival

On Friday 25 May a large part of the Dominic community came together for the inaugural 3-10 Cross Country. A day full of fun, cheering, competitiveness and sportsmanship ensued in what can only be seen as a huge success. Having a 3-10 event has been a dream for a long while ...

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UTAS Science and Engineering Challenge

UTAS Science & Engineering Challenge: Bridging Futures into the STEAM Engine RoomAt UTAS Sandy Bay Campus 32 Dominic College Year 9 and 10 students joined with over 120 other students from schools last week for a day of competitive critical-thinking STEAM (Science, Engineering, Arts, Technology and Mathematics) activities, aimed at inspiring creativity, innovation, problem-solving and ...

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Junior dancers perform

We would like to congratulate our Junior Dance group on a fabulous performance on Wednesday in our K-6 assembly. What a wonderful effort from all our students who have worked incredibly hard to learn all the steps and put the routine together in such a short time.Thank you to ...

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Congratulations to our teams

Cooperative learning is an explicit and intentional learning framework that is very strong at Dominic College. It is rare to enter a class here without seeing students engaged in cooperative learning, particularly in various configurations of teams.Cooperative Learning Theory incorporates the idea that quality learning can be optimised when ...

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Thank you to Mrs Alston

Congratulations to Mrs Elspeth Alston on her Volunteers Award last week and thank you for your many hours of volunteer service.Since her boys enrolled at Dominic College in 2003, Mrs Alston has been a generous volunteer in our community, especially in the College Library, for which we are most grateful. ...

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7-10 Mental Health Week initiative

Dominic College is proud to announce that we will be having a Year 7-10 Mental Health Week from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 June. We will focus on quite a few topics around Mental Health including:Mental illness Body Image Resilience Courage StrengthWe will bring in some very special guest speakers to ...

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