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Issue No 33, 29th October, 2014
Reflection:
All Saints Day – Saturday 1st November
All Saints Day, the day on which Catholics celebrate all the
saints, known and unknown, is a surprisingly old feast. It arose
out of the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of
saints on the anniversary of their martyrdom. When
martyrdoms increased during the persecutions of the late
Roman Empire, local dioceses instituted a common feast day in
order to ensure that all martyrs, known and unknown, were
properly honoured.
Question: Is All Saints Day a Holy Day of Obligation?
Answer: All Saints Day is a Holy Day of Obligation.
However, when it falls on a Saturday or a Monday, the
obligation to attend Mass is abrogated (temporarily waive).
All Souls Day – Sunday 2nd November
The importance of our College Symbols provides a clear message for all our students.
Last week at the Investiture of our College Prefects I made a connection to the Year 12 Farewell
ceremony where we made reference to significance symbols. Following is an extract of my speech to
the College community:
“During the Year 12 Farewell Assembly, four symbols became the focal point for the leadership of the
College…The four symbols represent who we are and what we stand for.
The College Yearbook is a symbol of our evolving history, our long traditions and our connectedness to
this great College. It is here that our story, your story, remains as part of the history of the College.
The EREA Charter – the symbol of our connection to the wider community of the Christian Brothers and
the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice. A charism that is centred around the touchstones of Liberating
Education, Inclusive Community, Gospel Spirituality and Justice and Solidarity.
The St. Dominic’s College Banner symbolises a life of development, of challenges and a place where
students are nurtured into young men. Young men who are able to proudly take their place in society
and be the foundation for the future St. Dominic’s boys.
And finally, the College Candle the symbol for carrying our light to illuminate the world with Jesus by
our side. It is through Jesus that we become true witness of our faith and it is by following the Lords
light, that our light can shine brightly alongside the light of our Lord.
These symbols are now returned to our assembly and it is the responsibility of the elected Prefects to
take up their mantle as custodians of all that is St. Dominic’s and what it means to be a faithful follower
of our Lord, Jesus Christ”.
Following the explanation of the symbols, there was a clear message for not only the elected Prefects
but for all students…
“I left the Class of 2014 with the following words of Ralph Waldo Emerson who stated:
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail…”
I challenge all Year 12 to demonstrate their leadership qualities in this, their last year of compulsory
schooling and you too are encouraged to take up the mantle and continue to make this a great College
where all are welcome and encouraged to be the best person they can be.
Let your light shine so that others will follow.
Finally I would like to Congratulate you once again on your election and I leave you with the words of
Michael Jordan – “Earn your leadership every day”. There is a lot of hard work ahead of you so make
sure you earn your leadership as we work together each and every day during the next 12 months.
Let us seize the day together”.
As we move into the final weeks of the year let us not drop the baton and realise that our work is never
at an end if we are to be the best person we can be. Let us all continue to seize the day.
I would to thank four young men from Year 7 - Thomas Corey, Benjamin Farmer, Luka Livaja and
Benjamin Mamo who assisted at both the Year 12 Farewell Assembly and now at the Investiture of our
2015 Prefects. Thank you also to Gum Deng for assisting me at the Prefect Investiture.
Outstanding Term 3 DSE Reports
The College congratulates the following students for averaging 19 out of 20 for all the subjects in their Term
3 reports. Their consistent and diligent approach to their studies should be a positive example for all other
students in the pursuit for their personal best. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement.
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Zeeshan Ajmal
Joel Attard
Samuel Barbara
Joel Blade
Keegan Brady
Lachlan Camilleri
Lachlan Casserly
Thomas Coey
Lachlan Crossley
Julius Daguman
Hitesh Dhawan
Aaron Duffy
Justin Felsch
Max Fruhstuck
Joshua Grima
Jacob Habib
Joshua Haydon
Max Jameson
Kristofer Kardel
Bailey King
Matthew Lewin
Luka Livaja
Benjamin Mamo
Daniel McPherson
Pul Morched
Lachlan Parker
David Pletkan
Luke Riik
Aaron Riley
Todd Robertson
Angelo Rositano
Brent Severino
Matthew-John Sigua
Morven Singh
Damien Sullivan
Mathew Sullivan
Matthew Tartak
Luke Vella
Michael Vucko
Benjamin Xiberras
Joshua Abiwahab
Thomas Al-Ahmar
Travis Bellia
Jai Bezzina
Jake Blackbutn
Benjamin Blackhurst
Wade Bocking
Jesse Brown
Oliver Cooling
Damian De Oliva
Tristan Edwars
Jack Eisenhuth
Ethan Harris
Quincy Hayward
Daniel Kelly
Connor Kennedy
Matthew King
Kaylem MacDonald-Perez
Harrison Mullen
James Neilly
Luke Phillips
Mark Rizk
Joshua Smith
Nicholas Thornton
Mansirat Wander
Trent Weir
Jarred Cignarella
Jarrod Dargan
Hartley Dhyon
Eric Dodds
Ethan Doyle
Nicholas Fonmanu
Clayton Fung
Kieran McDonald
Cheyne McManus
Blake Raymond
Pasqualino Rositano
Muhammad Hayat Tariq
Logan Tuckwell
Isaac Vella
Patrick Vlangos
Lewis Waters
Preston Wilson
Michael Abdo
Kyle Arfmann
William Attard
Jebediah Burton
Paul Chester
Ian Coooper
Benjamin Foster
Alexander Frendo
James Galea
Bradley Genovese
Dylan Green
Jacob Hall
Joseph Hanigan
Jay Heald
Nicholas Hocking
Alexander MacKay
Ian Martin
Shaun McManus
Kieran Mihelic
Thomas Phelps
Paul Phillpott
Nidhin Sunny
George Tartak
Zachary Vitetta
Jarryd Watts
Mason Willis
Raphael Alimangohan
Jack Azzopardi
Harry Conn
Sam Harris
Andrew Hazard
Thomas Latty
Tristan Lawler
Dezmond Malone
Alexander McCahon
Cliff Mutyavaviri
Apurba Neupane
Benjamin Powell
Cameron Slaughter
Benjamin Trini
Merrick Wimalasiri
Bethany Fete - Helpers
Over the past 10 months one of the greatest attributes that has impressed me of the boys from St. Dominic’s
is their willingness to support the local communities. Last Friday the following students assisted Bethany
Catholic Primary School Glenmore Park with their annual fete. All these boys were former students of the
school and were more than willing to show their gratitude to the school and to the many wonderful teachers
who had helped form and guide them during those significant primary school days. Thank you all for sharing
the Dom’s spirit of cooperation and collaboration with the wider community.
Trent
Borthwick
7
Max
Jameson
7
Mason
Jones
7
Bailey
King
7
Eoin
Klaassen
7
Matthew
Skelly
7
Daniel
Thomas
7
Sam
Whiticker
7
Riley
Wiffen
7
Boston
Alcaino
9
Alex
Frendo
10
Laim
Ahern
11
Stephen
Hanna
11
Bradley
Jones
11
Tye
Smith
11
Josh
Tavae
11
Brandon
Tavae
11
Ben
Colgate
11
Dominus Lux Mea – “the Lord is my Light”
Mr M. Ronchetti
College Principal
FEE PAYMENTS—TERM 4
The payment due date and fee amount due appears at the bottom of your
fee statement. The due date for payment for Term 4 is 11th November.
Secure on-line credit card payments are
the preferred method and can be made at:
www.stdominics.nsw.edu.au
If you are experiencing difficulties, please contact the Fees Office on Ext 159.
P&F NEWS
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Father & Son Bowls Evening
13th November, 2014
It’s time to book your lane!
This is a most enjoyable evening for fathers and sons.
How often do you get time to spend with your son?
Ask him to join you for a game of bowls and burger dinner.
There will be instructors available if you haven’t bowled before.
Give it a try—together!
Cost still $20 p/p — 6 pm start.
Information and booking sheet went home last week.
Bookings and money by 7/11 please.
“A dad is someone who wants to catch you before
you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off,
and lets you try again.”
Unknown.
For further information
telephone 47 311 933 Ext 117
P&F Committee
SATURDAY 8th November 2014
St Dominic’s School Hall
$10 per person
7pm
EVERYBODY WELCOME!
Book your table TODAY
Call the school on 47 311 933 or email
[email protected]
for more details.
Support St Dominic’s College as they compete at
the National Basketball Championships
in Canberra.
Get into the spirit and come in
fancy dress!! Theme = Aussie Sport
Best dressed wins a prize
LAST WEEK’S MCS RESULTS
Sport
Team
Opponent
Basketball
Yr8
Yr9
Yr10
B Grade
A Grade
Year 7/8
Yr9 Opens
3rd XI
2nd XI
1st XI
Eastwood
Eastwood
Eastwood
Eastwood
Eastwood
Eastwood
Eastwood
Bye
Eastwood
Eastwood
Cricket
Result Doms Oppos.
Win
Win
Win
Win
Win
Draw
Draw
Loss
Win
67
5
69
15
58
9
64
16
58
22
Appeal Pending
Appeal Pending
8/69
2/72
5/104
10/74
THIS WEEK’S MCS SPORT
SPORT 30/10/2014
MCS
Cricket
TIME
VENUE
1st XI
1:00pm
vs Fairfield @ Parker St
2nd XI
1:00pm
vs Fairfield @ Parker St
3rd XI
1:00pm
Yr 9 Opens
1:00pm
MEETING POINT
Copeland St Bus Shelter
12:25pm
vs Blacktown 3rd XI @ Morgan
College Minibus 11:55am
Power Reserve
vs vs Fairfield @ Fairfield
Copeland St 11:55am
MCS B'Ball
Year 7
1:00pm
A Grade
2:40pm
B Grade
1:50pm
vs vs Fairfield @ Brennan Park
vs Fairfield @ Penrith Sports
Copeland St 12:25pm
Yr 10 Opens 1:00pm
Stadium
Yr 9 Opens
1:50pm
Yr 8 Opens
1:00pm
St. Doms won the toss and elected to bat on a small but slow
outfield. With both teams undefeated so far there was plenty to play
1st XI
for. Coach Jansz blooded a new manager for the game with Mr
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started off slowly but gradually worked their way through the innings
Fitsemanu absent. Mr.Mackinnon was given the duties with Jansz
feeling he had served his apprenticeship in Year 7 cricket. St Doms
with Paul Chester and Kobe Carroll keeping the score board ticking
over. But a lack of boundaries and poor running between the wickets
Eastwood
saw St.Doms only make 104. Coach Jansz was far from happy with
this score and let his boys know they needed a big effort in the field
to make up for it. The bowlers did a great job to begin with, with
Ryan Fletcher tying down an end whilst the damage was being done
at the other. Dylan Apicella responded to some tactical instruction
from his former Year 7 mentor Mr.Mackinnon tearing apart the
middle order with some ferocious bowling at the rib cages of the opposition. Captain Andrew Hazard finished off the tail
with his flighty off spin. This great bowling effort along with some outstanding fielding restricted Eastwood to 74 all out
giving St Doms a 30 run victory. Well done to coach Jansz and the boys on an inspiring victory.
2nd XI
V
Eastwood
On this marvellous day for cricket out at
Meadowbank Reserve, Captain O’Rielly won his
third consecutive toss and elected a bat. We
looked to get on top early with a stunning quick
fire 27 off the willow by Nicholas Sayer.
However this and Nicholas Hocking’s massive
six onto the road was all to report of in our
meagre batting total of 8/69. Our bowling
attack has much aggression, variety and poise
but the runs were too few to defend on this
occasion. St Dominic’s 2nd grade is a well
balanced side with great potential and so stay
tuned for future rounds of the MCS competition.
rd
3
Trained well
XI
BYE
Waiting for Super Coach Pollock to return all refreshed
After finally winning the toss, Trent Weir sent his troops into bat
against Eastwood. Doms looked sharp and ran up a strong 115 in
20 overs. Trent was a solid performer hitting 45. Then the clouds
Year 9
began to roll in. In the 15th over the rain began and distant thunder could be heard. Some even thought Christmas had come early,
with a brief appearance from Santa. Unfortunately the gifts only
went one way. By the 18th over the heavens had opened and unfor-
Opens
V Eastwood
tunately, in controversial circumstances the game called off. A
draw has been called, for now. By the way, Eastwood were only on
57 after 18 overs.
Thanks to Mr Rawding for again paying a visit and donating a
small gift to the manager.
Year 7
V Eastwood
Year 7 washed out ...
Unhappy coach.
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