Eyes to the Floor

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 24 August 2016
Eyes to the Floor

The Hall is abuzz with Activity

As we hit the mid-way mark of term and see out the final days of winter, the Hall is the place to be, with the Year 12 Production of 'Eyes to the Floor' premiering tomorrow for an exclusive two-night run (tickets at the door), then Subject Counselling and the Parents & Friends' Games Night next week!

Also in today's Bulletin:

  • We reflect on the Year 9 and Year 11 Retreats

  • Year 1 showcase their Crazy Hair

  • We preview Book Week with the results of the Year 6 Readers Cup featured on the front page!

  • Sign up for the inaugural Games Night now


Whilst this week's Fete Appeal is for tinned food, did you know that our specialty stalls are always happy and willing to take donations?:

  • Items for the Classic Treasures Stall

  • handmade crafts, knitwear, cards, wooden toys etc for the Craft Stall (new in 2016)

  • unused / unwanted gift items for prize baskets for the Silent Auction or Chocolate Wheel

  • additional books, CDs, DVDs & Magazines for the Book Stall

  • Larger items: Holiday house accommodations, vouchers, tickets - goods & services - to be in the main Auction

Please contact the school directly (8267 3818) if you would like to find out more.


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Getting Our Game On...

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 17 August 2016
Getting Our Game On...

It was a week of Quizzes, Expos and Launches...

As we steam towards the mid-way point of term, with Book Week and the Year 12 Drama Production on the horizon, we have kicked off Science Week this week with a set of challenging, informative morning Quizzes; in fitting with recent events across our LOTE and Maths faculties.  In today's issue:

  • We feature an overview of last Friday's DEA Launch; an exciting new venture that will see the mantle of (school) Governance assigned to a new body of Trustees by the three Congregations of Dominican Sisters.  More information regarding this was sent home to families in March of this year.

  • With the Olympics in full swing, our Year 4 class has been busy in & around the classroom, petitioning the IOC to consider Adelaide as the Olympic Host City for 2020... and over in Year 6, our girls have been Scrapbooking with their parents.

  • Our Year 10 cohort attended the Research Project Expo, where five Year 12 students, who completed their Research Project in 2015, manned one of 40 information booths.  These students were excellent ambassadors for the school; sharing hints on how to undertake the Research Project, overcome challenges, and meet the subject requirements, to year 10 & 11 students from around the state.

  • Six teams from across Year 9 & 10 attended the MASA Maths Quiz Night at Blackfriars, and five Year 10 French students competed against 11 other schools at the S.A. French Teachers' Association French Quiz Night at the Goodwood Community Centre.

  • Our Year 4-7 Cross Country runners performed very well as one of the 60 schools participating in the SACPSSA Cross Country Championships at PAC.

  • This week's Fete Appeal is $2 for the Lucky Dip Stall.

Upcoming Dates

  • There is a Parents & Friends' meeting from 7:30pm tonight in the College Reception area.  All welcome.

  • Sports & Special Photos are scheduled this Friday 19 August

  • Pot Planting Morning is from 9am Saturday 20 August.

  • The Year 12 Drama Production of 'Eyes to the Floor' premieres next Thursday, 25 August, with a second and final show on Friday 26 August.  Tickets available at the door. 

  • Next week is Book Week, with a host of bookish activities taking place throughout the Primary School.  See inside today's Bulletin for a reprint of the schedule.

  • Friday 2 September the Parents & Friends will be hosting its inaugural Games Night in the Hall.  See inside the Bulletin for details or check out the event page here.

  • Saturday 17 September our Indian Pilgrims will be staging a Fashion Show.  Book online here.

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St Dominic's Day Mass

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 10 August 2016
St Dominic's Day Mass

Today's Bulletin is not to be missed.

It may be a short week here at St. Dominic's but there's no shortage of things happening!  In today's Bulletin, we feature a colourful spread of photos from yesterday's St Dominic's Day Mass, which utilised the new display screens in the Gym; the impressive electronic displays supplemented by a beautiful, 133 year timeline of Dominicans in North Adelaide as prepared by our students and printed to canvas. 

Also in today's edition:

  • An announcement in conjunction with Catholic Education SA, declaring the intention of Catholic Schools in SA to move Year 7 into the Secondary School.  In an R-12 school such as ours, Year 7s moved to the secondary side of Campus a few years ago, but from 2019 the transition of Year 7s from Parish Primary Schools will now take place after the completion of Year 6, thus affecting our 2020 Year 8s.  More details will follow.

  • We publish photos from last week's Parent Engagement Workshop on Literacy and Numeracy Growth Mindset and thank parents for their enthusiasm in attending.

  • We look back to week 1's Year 11 Canberra Trip.

  • There is Sporting News from Primary and Secondary, as well as news from the Library including information about the Premier's Reading Challenge and upcoming Book Week schedule.

Upcoming Dates

  • Fete Committee meets TONIGHT.  Parents & Friends meets Wednesday 17th August.

  • This Friday, 12th August, is our St Dominic's Day Holiday.

  • This weekend, universities around Adelaide are holding their UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS.

  • Pot Planting Morning is 9am Saturday 20th August.

  • The Year 12 Drama Production of 'Eyes to the Floor' will take place in the Hall Thursday 25 and Friday 26 August from 7:30pm.  Tickets available at the door.

  • The much anticipated Parents and Friends Games Night has been scheduled for Friday 2nd September - see inside today's Bulletin for more details and get your table together now!

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Aurecon Bridge Building Competition SUCCESS!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 3 August 2016
Aurecon Bridge Building Competition SUCCESS!

Congratulations to our two Year 9 Teams who placed FIRST and SECOND in the 2016 Competition!

This week's Bulletin features an exciting overview of last Thursday's Aurecon Bridge Building Competition, where two Year 9 teams from St. Dominic's competed against 23 other schools and took home the (two) top prizes.  This achievement was a culmination of many weeks spent in the FabLab at lunchtime, learning and practicing new skills as part of the College's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.  Well done!

Also featured in this week's edition, which is available online here.

  • Ahead of next week's St Dominic's Day Mass, we celebrate the Dominicans of North Adelaide down the decades with a pictorial front page. 

  • There's a special double-spread of Primary News, including a Curriculum Update on Year 4 English, Year 6 Poetry and lots of pictures of our junior primary learning about Sustainability by cultivating their own worm farm.  Stay tuned next week, where the Primary page will feature feedback from last night's Parent
    Information Session on Growth Mindset

  • We publish the results from the SAPSASA Year 6/7 Basketball Carnival,  held at Wayville last Wednesday and also last Thursday's SSSSA Year 10 Knockout NetballNext week, our Year 4-7s will be off to Cross Country and we wish them well (and sunshine!).

  • Don't miss our News from Year 12,  including a summation of recent events in the senior Pastoral Care program as well as information about upcoming dates; including the Year 12 Drama Production of 'Eyes to the Floor'.  See inside for more details.


  • The WEEK 2 Fete Appeal is $2 for the POT PLANT STALL

REMEMBER: Families are welcome to submit the monetary component of the 2016 Fete Appeal ($24 per family) 'all-at-once'.  If you wish to do so, please submit your contribution (less any monies already paid) in a sealed envelope that is clearly labelled with your (eldest) daughter's name & class, by MONDAY 15 AUGUST.

  • The Parents & Friends is hosting a Morning Tea in the Primary Art Room from 9am this Friday (5 August) for parents who wish to learn more about how they may assist with the Fete (particularly our Auction), the largest fundraiser on our School Calendar.  We welcome all interested and available parents to take advantage of this informal opportunity to meet.  Please see inside the Bulletin or speak to your daughter's Class Reps (in Primary) for further details.

  • The Classic Treasures Stall and (new) Craft Stall has an ongoing appeal for donated goods. 

  • The next Fete Committee Meeting is on Wednesday 10 August.  7:30pm in the College Reception Area.

  • The first Pot Planting Morning is at 9am on Saturday 20 August.  Please see inside the Bulletin for further information. 

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Fete & Auction is on Sunday 30 October

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 27 July 2016

As Term 3 begins, so to does the 2016 Fete Appeal

We may only be three days in, but there is plenty of start of term notices as well as news from Week 10, Term 2 covered in today's Bulletin:

  • The 2016 Fete Appeal kicks off with a request of second-hand books and $2 for the Craft Stall (new stall).  SEE ALSO:-

    • CONVENING TEAMS: A Fete convening team is a group of 3-5 parents who plan and action what will happen on their stall and invite other parents to help them serve on Fete Day. We are inviting ideas and action people, people who like to be part of the groundwork 'behind the scenes'.

    • ALL-AT-ONCE DONATIONS: There are 12 weeks of appeals in the lead up to Fete; a total $24 cash contribution per family and six physical items (second-hand books, tinned food, baked goods etc).  Whilst contributions of physical appeal items are to be made during the specific week they are requested, families are welcome to submit cash donations All-at-Once.  This $24 cash donation (less any $2 appeals already paid) should be sent in with the reply slip published in today's Bulletin in a clearly labelled (and sealed) envelope by Monday 15 August.


      • Wednesday 10 August - Fete Committee Meeting (7:30pm in the College Reception Area) 

      • Monday 15 August - All-at-Once Donations due

      • Saturday 20 August - Pot Planting Morning (9am)

  • Saturday Morning Sport kicks off again THIS SATURDAY (30 July).  Good luck teams!

  • Literacy and Numeracy Growth Mindset Evening (for Primary Parents) is on Tuesday 2 August.  Please ensure you RSVP by either returning the reply slip or putting a note in your daughter's diary.

  • Wednesday 3 August is School Photo DayFull winter uniform is to be worn. 

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