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Together we can do heroic things

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 7 June 2017
Together we can do heroic things

... and Restore Dignity.

Yesterday saw the College community gather in the Hall for the annual Vinnie's Day Mass, which reminded us of the purpose of all charitable works viz., to restore people to their own innate dignity.

Also in today's Bulletin:

  • Catholic Education South Australia invites principals, teachers, parents and caregivers of students in Catholic schools to explore the Federal government's proposed new education funding model and to hear Labor's response to our concerns about the federal funding of Catholic Education into the future.  This event will feature an address by The Leader of the Opposition, Hon Bill Shorten MP and will be held TONIGHT at St. Joseph's School, Tranmere.  Download the flyer here for more information. 

  • There is an important notice regarding the College's duty of care towards students and the times at which supervision is provided on campus.  In the interest of ensuring a responsible degree of safety for our students, we encouage parents to familiarise themselves with these details.

  • Primary Parents take note: The following clubs can be added to the Children's University Passports: Cooking, Chess, Thursday Night Netball, Gardening, and Running Club.

  • We congratulate our Year 5/6 participants in the annual Da Vinci Decathlon.  Their efforts were rewarded with a first place for the Art and Poetry Task, second place for the English Task and an overall placing of third.  The girls were delighted with the results and took home a bronze medal each.  We are so proud of their efforts, enthusiasm and growth mindset.

  • Year 12 students studying business related subjects attended Meet the Business Leaders

  • We congratulate those students who participated in the State Cross Country Championships at Oakbank last week.

  • Our Year 9 Student Leaders reflect back on their experience at yLead Altitude Day

  • There are photos from Year 11 Retreat and Year 12 Formal

  • A reminder that there is no Saturday Morning Sport this weekend, owing to the Queen's Birthday public holiday on Monday.

Upcoming Events

  • The 2017 Fete Committee meets TONIGHT in the College Reception area.  7pm for pizza supper, followed by the meeting at 7:30pm.

  • RSVP now for St Dominic's "Biggest Morning Tea", in support of the Cancer Council.  Monday 19 June 8:00am - 10:00am.  Details on the back page of today's Bulletin.

  • Tickets for the 2017 St Dominic's Musical Production of Annie are NOW ON SALEGet your tickets online here or at the door.  Showtimes are: 7:30pm on Thursday 29 June, Friday 30 June, and Saturday 1 July.

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STEM in Schools

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 1 June 2017
STEM in Schools
There is a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in this week's Bulletin.
  • Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Competition (CAT) results are in!
  • Year 12 Chemistry attend an Analytical Chemistry Workshop at Flinders University
  • Environmentalist Tim Silverwood visited the Year 9, 10 & 11 Science classes with his presentation 'No Time to Waste'.  Learn more about Mr Silverwood's work here
  • The State Final of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge is scheduled for June 23rd, and we congratulate those of our Year 10 Science students whose performance in Round 1, back in March, has secured them a place in this next stage of the competition

And in other news

  • Year 12 Geography embark upon Individual Field Studies around Adelaide
  • Year 10-12 Music visit the Elder Conservatorium for a lunchtime concert featuring recent Old Scholars in the Chorale
  • We commemorate and acknowledge National Reconciliation Week and the significant milestones in Indigenous history it marks in 2017, with class activities and discussion
  • There is a new stock of Entertainment Books available for purchase from the College Accounts Office.  Please see online for more details. 
  • The Tuckshop Wednesday Specials are published for Weeks 6 - 10!


  • The Parents & Friends is seeking expressions of interest from members of the College Community who are willing to become coordinator of this year's Chocolate Drive
  • The Parents & Friends is also on the look out for members of the College Community who may like to help the team of parents coordinating the Quiz Night, either in its planning stages, on the night, or in the sourcing of prize donations.  For more information, please see inside this week's Bulletin
  • This year's Fete will see a number of stalls farewelling their convenors as several of their daughters reach year 12.  The College is calling on volunteers to, in turn, step up and fill the gap as the baton passes on to another group of generous parents.  Please see inside this week's Bulletin for more details and feel free to, without obligation, attend next week's Fete Committe Meeting if you would like to learn more

Upcoming Dates

  • Auction Committee "Thank You" Morning Tea for Rec - Year 7 parents is TOMORROW Friday 2 June.  See inside this week's Bulletin for more information
  • Languages Day is on Monday June 5.  This year, the theme is Travelling with Languages.  Our students from Rec - Year 9 are looking forward to showcasing what it is they learn in the LOTE classroom and give us a taste of French and Italian culture
  • The 2017 Fete Committee will convene on Wednesday 7th June at 7:30pm (with a supper of pizza available from 7pm).  This is a good opportunity for parents to find out more about each of the stalls and get more involved in one of the College's biggest fundraising events
  • Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea for parents, old scholars and staff has been scheduled for Monday 19th of June - see inside next week's Bulletin for more information
  • The Parents & Friends 2017 Quiz Night has been scheduled for Friday 18th August.  Put this date in your diary now! 

Get the Week 5, Term 2 Bulletin online now!

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Gala Day 2017

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 24 May 2017
Gala Day 2017

Here at the College we pride ourselves on educating young women with a sense of compassion and an understanding of the importance for social justice. 

  • Students and staff and our parent guests all enjoyed the opportunity at last Friday's Gala Day to enjoy community in a very different way in the buying and selling for a good cause, in the talent on display in the Primary and Secondary Talent Quests and in the wide ranging costumed response to decades of the 20th Century.  We are proud to announce that the College Community raised $6,952 which will be distributed amongst the five choosen charities.

  • As part of a unit on Catholic Social Teachings, Year 6 students have been busy making soup for Fred's Van.  We are grateful for the generous support of the Year 6 families who have been donating ingredients.

  • We are proud of the practical support shown by our Year 10s who took part in the annual Walk for Love in aid of the Mary Potter Foundation on last Sunday morning.  In the afternoon, half of them came on to take part in the Marian Procession Walk for Peace.

Also in this week's Bulletin:

  • Year 4-7 Cross Country results are in

  • Year 7 visit SA Water and Adelaide Oval

Get the Week 4 Bulletin online now.

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Year 10 Retreat

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 17 May 2017
Year 10 Retreat

...and other news

Gala Day is nearly here!  While some showers will not deter us from enjoying all the things on offer, it is time to remember to dress for the weather.  Once again we extend a warm welcome to parents to join us.  See inside today's Bulletin for access and times!

Also in this week's Bulletin:

  • There's an important notice about UNIFORMS and the Year 6/7 Knockout Netball results in the Primary News

  • The Year 10s reflect upon last week's RETREAT, whilst the Commerce classes sold lots of yummy treats as part of a 'Run your own Business' practical assessment.

  • Students across Year 7-9 participated in the 'Verbal Combat' incursion, facilitated by Brainstorm Productions.

  • As the College moves into the second week of the annual Vinnie's Winter Appeal, representatives from Catherine House - Solutions for Women Experiencing Homeless provided our students with valuable insight, understanding, and respect for those faced with adversity.

Coming Up

  • Marian Procession and Peace Rally: Sunday May 21st from 1:30pm at Pilgrim Peace Park (southern parklands).  Staff from St Dominic's will be in attendance, and we encourage members of the College community to join us - look out for the black and white balloons!

  • Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration will, this year, be presented by Fr Frank Brennan from 7pm on Tuesday 30 May, at Bonython Hall.  Tickets are available online via the Don Dunstan Foundation.

  • Parents & Friends Meeting: 7:30pm Wednesday 24th May

  • Fete Meeting: from 7:00pm Wednesday 7th June

Get the Week 3 Bulletin online now.

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St Dominic's in Action

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 10 May 2017
St Dominic's in Action

"The importance of student outreach
in service to the wider community."
                                                                (SDPC Vision Statement)

This week's Bulletin pillars the College's Vision Statement with a focus on recent outreach and fundraising initiatives:

  • We commend our families on their wholehearted generosity in support of 2017 Project Compassion.  The figure raised by our students exceeded our $10k target!

  • The 2017 St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal was launched yesterday.  We are calling upon every student to bring in at least two items of non-perishable food and two items of winter clothing.

  • Our Year 11 participants in the inaugural Service and Culture visit to Sri Lanka have returned, with a collection of photographs and a report featured in today's Bulletin.

  • Term 2 meeting dates for the Parents & Friends Association and 2017 Fete Committee are announced. 

In other news:

  • Students across Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 have reached the half-way mark of NAPLAN

  • Further to last night's Federal Budget, we publish preliminary information about Commonwealth Funding from Catholic Education SA

  • Saturday Morning Sport starts up again this Saturday and Thursday afternoon Netball commences tomorrow

Get the Week 2, Term 2 Bulletin online now.

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