Dominican Youth Group (DOMS)

This month’s event at DOMS was a Multicultural Night, something we have not presented before. Our participating students and members brought along a selection of foods from other countries, as well as dressing in national dress, or something which represented the country of their origin.

As far as entertainment went, we were privileged to have Mr Bochrinis, from our Maths Department, come along and teach us all some Greek dancing, which had everyone on their feet doing the Zorba. It was an excellent night.

Jenny Lindsay, Coordinator, Dominican Special Needs Youth Group

Student Reflection

I have been attending DOMS since I was in Year 8, and attending the evenings monthly are among my most enjoyable moments for that month and even year. I first attended with a couple of my school friends, and have now made so many new friends since attending each month. Talking to the members , many of them ex-Newman students, I have found some common interests, such as a love of dancing and a passion for AFL. This brings about interesting conversations especially around finals time. Hearing the news of a new niece, nephew or a someone’s exciting birthday adventures brightens the week of all current Newman student helpers and members.

When I first joined I felt so welcomed by the members and helpers who were of varying ages and from different walks of life, allowing me to easily build friendships with them. I have come to realise how lucky I am, to have this incredible opportunity to be involved, with this wonderful event each month. Giving back to the community and being present to so many amazing people and hearing their unique stories of the time they were at Newman College and since leaving, is such a rewarding experience and always beings a smile to my face.

Sarah Ranieri, Year 11 Student