Dominic College – Back to the Future

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THE increased demand for kindergarten to year 10 places at Dominic College has led to further building development at the 28 hectare Glenorchy campus.

A new K-2 precinct is currently under construction with stage one and two nearing completion, and the next two stages scheduled for completion in 2021.

The development will provide 12 new, state of the art primary classrooms, as well as landscaped play zones, which will include innovative features such as slippery dips that take students from the classrooms to the creative recreational spaces.

Cordwell Built has managed the multi-million dollar development for Dominic College, with the on-site building team comprising two Dominic College old scholars.

Owen Hole, now in his second year of a career in carpentry, and Bille Green, who is in his first year of an apprenticeship in joinery, returned to the college to be a part of the development of the college facilities.

The former students said they were enjoying helping shape the future of the college that instilled a love of design and construction into them.

“It was the year seven woodwork class which inspired me to start thinking about carpentry as a career choice,” Mr Hole said.

“My design and technology teacher Rocco Mangione was a great encouragement – woodwork classes were always a highlight.”

Mr Green, who graduated last year, also enjoyed Mr Mangione’s classes and remembered some of the projects he had completed under the guidance of his VET teacher.

Mr Green said he was enjoying working on some of the internal joinery, which would be part of the new learning spaces.

“It is very contemporary and I think the children and teachers will love the classrooms when they are finished,” he said.

Dominic College principal Beth Gilligan said: “The return of Owen and Billie to the college as building apprentices had given her and all of their teachers much pleasure.

“Both boys were fine young men as students and both had been the winners of the VET Construction Award in their final year at Dominic.

“Scott Cordwell recognises quality and delivers on quality.”

Caption: From left, Owen Hole and Billie Green.

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