On Wednesday 21 May 2014 Dominic College celebrated the Feast Days of St Dominic Savio and St John Bosco, two of the College’s patron saints.
The whole college Kindergarten to Year 10 community took time out of normal studies to celebrate this special occasion.
In the morning students in Kindergarten – Year 6 spent time with their buddy classes while Year 7 – 10 students spent time in their pastoral groups.
A whole of school Mass was held with the College warmly welcoming Archbishop of Hobart, Julian C Porteous, who led the Mass.
Lunch was provided by the College for all students with Year 7 – 10 students enjoying a barbeque cooked by the student leaders while the Kindergarten – Year 6 students were each provided with a salad roll made by Cooking Teacher, Mr Cameron Golding with his band of volunteers.
In the afternoon the Dominic Cup took place, an event where all students compete in their house groups, taking part in a series of team building and fun exercises to earn points.
Activities included tyre relays, hoopla, egg and spoon races, frisbee golf, Japanese hop scotch, balloon partner races and blind fold partner challenges.
The emphasis of the Dominic Cup is on participation and having a go with all students and staff providing strong encouragement for each other.
To conclude the celebrations a whole College dance took place led by Mr Aaron Davey, a joyous way to end the day.
Dominic College Acting Principal, Mrs Janine O’Hea was encouraged by the College spirit exhibited throughout the whole day.
“Our feast days are a wonderful occasion where the College community comes together to celebrate and interact in a social and team building atmosphere.
“The level of participation from students and staff on our Feast Day, from setting up activities, preparing food and having a go in the Dominic Cup was outstanding.
The lives of the College’s patron saints are used as examples in everyday life at Dominic College to teach students important life values such as honesty, resilience, respectfulness, responsibility and compassion.
“Events like today’s Feast Day play an important role in building the qualities of our patron saints in both our students and staff members and enable students from Kindergarten – Year 10 the opportunity to interact across year levels.”
Source: Dominic College