Our Connected Lives

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 16 August 2017
Our Connected Lives

It was good to see such a big crowd at last Friday Night's Dare2Dream Wine and Cheese tasting evening; a very successful event socially and financially for the youth in Nagpur.

We hope that this coming Friday night will see another socially successful event hosted by the Parents and Friends, viz., the Black and White Quiz Night.  It would be great to get at least two more parent tables.  It is possible to pay at the door, but please let us know that you are booking a table.  Sincere thanks to those parents who have booked as well as staff and students who have taken a table.  This is not really a big fund raiser but a "fun raising" chance to meet and share a night with people while attempting to find some correct answers to the Quiz Master's questions!  Come on in and sign up!

Coming up also is the Old Scholars Luncheon on Sunday August 27 at the Barton's Restaurant.  Bookings and payments of $30 with further details can be made at the school office.

Important Reminders

  • At any time throughout the year, we ask that parents communicate with the College immediately if their child's circumstances change. Please see inside today's Bulletin for more information.

  • Parents who require interpreters for the upcoming Parent Teacher Interviews and/or Subject Counselling Day are asked to make contact with the College to communicate their need and confirm what times a translator will be available.

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

  • Pot Planting Morning is coming up on Saturday 26 August from 9am.  Please enter via the Barnard Street Driveway.

  • The Year 3 Classroom is currently collecting 1KG COSTCO pretzel / popcorn containers for an upcoming art activity. 

  • To celebrate the start of Book Week and raise funds for The Kids' Cancer Project, the 'Write a Book in a Day' team will be hosting a BOOK SWAP on Monday 21 August.  Please donate any unwanted books that are still in good condition by Friday 18 August.  On the day of the swap, books will be on sale for $2 to those who did not bring a book in, or $1 to those who did.  Any unsold books will be donated to the Book Stall at this year's Fete.

Get the Week 4, Term 3 Bulletin online now.

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"Love has no Boundaries"

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 9 August 2017
"Love has no Boundaries"

- St Dominic's Day Mass 2017 -

In any week there is much to observe, enjoy and participate in, wherever students are making the most of each day.  That is certainly our experience at St. Dominic's.

Yesterday, we participated in a beautiful Mass for the Feast of St. Dominic.  Our guests from Blackfriars, St. Mary's and Cabra took part in it also.  The theme: "Love has no Boundaries", was explored in the words of Jesus in the Gospel of the Good Samaritan, in the commentaries, the music, the reflections, and in the art work to which every student in the college contributed.  The day ended with the distribution of the black and white sweets! 

To come, is Friday's annual holiday in honour of our patron saint.  Thank you St. Dominic.

Also in this week's Bulletin

  • We congratulate the two St Dominic's Priory College teams who placed second and third in the 2017 Aurecon Bridge Building competition.

  • There is an excellent article by a Year 12 student, chosen as a South Australian Youth Parliamentarian in a program run by the YMCA which aims to connect politicians and decision makers with youth voices and opinions, as well as providing youth leadership training. 

  • 20 Year 11 students have returned from Canberra and we feature the highlights of their visit.  The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital and has provided a $60 rebate per student as part of its Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday 11 August: The College will be CLOSED for the St Dominic's Day holiday

  • Friday 18 August: Parents & Friends Quiz NightGet your tickets online.

  • Thursday 24 + Friday 25 August: Year 12 Drama production "Ruby Moon".  Tickets ($8/$12) will be available at the door.

  • Saturday 26 August: Pot Planting Morning from 9am (enter via Barnard St driveway)

Get the Week 3 Bulletin online now.

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"Loved and Honoured, leading us to Greater Faith"

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 2 August 2017
"Loved and Honoured, leading us to Greater Faith"

- Dominic de Guzman -

In early August we celebrate with thanksgiving the life of our founder St. Dominic de Guzman, born in Caluerega, Northern Spain, in 1170.  After so many centuries why is it that this humble but very dynamic man has left such a mark on so many millions of Christians around the world?  Each one of our students will have, by the time they have completed their education in a Dominican school, their own answer to that question.  Dominic himself would say that it does not matter whether he is remembered or not, If the truth of the gospel has been preached with fidelity to the message of Jesus.  We would perhaps reply: True Dominic, but you are, and have been an inspiration to so many down through the centuries.  We need this inspiration; you are loved and honoured in our school which bears your name.  You have come down to us as a man of God and a man of the people.

Our thoughts turn often to one of Dominic's true followers, who was called from our community last term.  We would all agree that indeed Sr. Mary Anne Holland witnessed, as Dominic did, with humility and love and determination to live the Gospel message and to spread God's word throughout her life.

This week representative staff and students will join in the celebrations of neighbouring Dominican Schools, Blackfriars Priory School, St. Mary's College and Cabra College

Parents of St Dominic's are warmly invited to join in our celebration of the Mass for the Feast of St. Dominic on next Tuesday 8 August in the Gym. 
Please be seated by 11.30 am.  We would appreciate your reply to the invitation via this bulletin for numbers.

Parents & Friends' Quiz Night - Friday 18 August

Tickets for the 2017 Parents & Friends' Quiz Night are now available to purchase online here.  Either book a seat at a table and join a team at random, or let your friends know what table you're on so they can join you. 

Meetings TONIGHT

The Term 3 Parents & Friends Meeting (at 7pm) will be followed by the Fete Committee Meeting (from 7:45pm).  Whether you are a regular attendee, or are simply curious, we welcome you all.  The meetings will be taking place in the College Reception Area.

Appeals

  • Auction Items: If you have NEW or UNUSED items that might be appropriate for inclusion in the Auction at Fete, the College Office would very gratefully accept your contributions. 

  • Weekly Fete Appeals: The Week 2 Fete Appeal is $2 for the POT PLANT STALL.  Families who have opted to submit the monetary component of the Term 3 Fete Appeals 'all-at-once' are requested to have their money in to the Accounts Office by Monday 14 August.  The physical weekly appeals are then as follows:

2nd Hand Book(s) [Week 1, Term 3]
Tinned Food [Week 5, Term 3]
Packet Sweets [Week 8, Term 3]
Chocolate / Wine [Week 9, Term 3]
Packet Food [Week 10, Term 3]
Baked Goods [Week 2, Term 4]

  • The Parents & Friends Quiz Night Committee would be very grateful for any donations of Chocolate, Wine(s) or any other items appropriate for inclusion in prize baskets.  See the back page of the Bulletin for details.
The Bulletin for Wednesday 2 August is available online now.
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Term 3 Begins...

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 26 July 2017
Term 3 Begins...

2007 Old Scholars Reunion

Last Saturday afternoon was a special occasion for numbers of the 2007 Year 12s who gathered for a tour of their alma mater.  It was a wonderful experience of reconnecting.

Parents & Friends' Quiz Night - Friday 18 August

Tickets for the 2017 Parents & Friends' Quiz Night are now available to purchase online here.  Either book a seat at a table at random, or let your friends know what table you're on so they can join you. 

Important Requests

As we kick off the 2017 Fete Appeal season, and look ahead to next month's Parents & Friends Quiz Night fundraiser, this week's Bulletin is full of important requests:

  • Next Wednesday, August 2 is the night of the Term 3 Parents & Friends Meeting (at 7pm) and Fete Committee Meeting (from 7:45pm).  Whether you are a regular attendee, or are simply curious, we welcome you all.

  • Fete Convenors: Every few years, as many of our outgoing Parent Convenors reach the final year of their daughter's education, we lose a key number of vital helpers and leaders.  We are quite desperately in need of your help in 2017.  Please see inside the Bulletin for more information, or drop by next week's meeting, to learn more about joining a group which has a wonderful bond and strong leadership role in the College. 

  • Auction Items: If you have NEW or UNUSED items that might be appropriate for inclusion in the Auction at Fete, the College Office would very gratefully accept your contributions.  Not sure if we could use it?  See the back page of today's Bulletin for a list of ideas.

  • Weekly Fete Appeals: The Week 1 Fete Appeal is for second-hand books for our BOOKS STALL and $2 donation towards supplies for the CRAFT STALL.  As in previous years, families are welcome to submit the monetary component of the Term 3 Fete Appeals 'all-at-once'See inside the Bulletin for more information on how  to do this.

  • The Parents & Friends Quiz Night Committee would be very grateful for any donations of Chocolate, Wine(s) or any other items appropriate for inclusion in prize basketsSee the back page of the Bulletin for details.

 

The Bulletin for Wednesday 26 July is available online now.

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NAIDOC Week

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 5 July 2017
NAIDOC Week

This week is NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  St. Dominic's Priory College students, led by the Student Representative Council (SRC), have been getting involved in the celebrations - see inside this week's Bulletin for more! 

It's a SELL OUT! Annie 2017

Well done to the one hundred strong student - and one dog! - participants who brought the 2017 School Musical Production of Annie to the stage.  Sincere thanks and congratulations to Director Victoria Sayner, Music Director Courtney Green, Production Manager David Curran, and Choreographer Jessica Spagnuolo; without whom this successful run could not have been achieved.  See inside this week's Bulletin for photos from the production. 

Also inside:

  • Year 6 Choir begins rehearsals for the Catholic Schools Music Festival.

  • The Year 2 Class welcome their families to their Antarctica Showcase.

  • Year 4s had their Medieval Day.

  • There's Sporting news across Soccer, Hockey, AFL, and Netball!

  • Year 9 English were entertained by the Bell Shakespeare Company's play 'Shakespeare is Dead', whilst Year 10 watched a performance by Poetry in Action called 'Words that Changed the World.'

  • Year 8W Mathematics spent some time this term surveying how students are dropped off at school.  How many students wore their beret and were dropped off safely?  See the results inside.

  • The 2018 India Pilgrims held their Term 3 fundraising BBQ.  If you would like to learn more about our students' outreach efforts in India, in collaboration with Dare 2 Dream Foundation, why not come along to a Wine and Cheese Appreciation Evening on Friday, August 11?  Tickets are available from the College Office now, or via the form here.

  • Term 3 Tuckshop Menu - put this on your fridge now!

Coming Up

  • Parents & Friends Chocolate Drive: Our chocolates have arrived!  Keep an eye out for these coming home with your eldest daughters on FRIDAY.

  • Fete & Auction: The CRAFT STALL and CLASSIC TREASURES STALL are collecting now - see inside today's Bulletin for more information.

  • Parents & Friends Quiz Night: The date is set for Friday August 18 - put this date in your diary now and keep an eye out early next term for all you'll need to know about booking tickets!

Get the Week 10, Term 2 Bulletin here.

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