Holy Week 2017

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 12 April 2017

The invitation that Holy Week brings to each one of us is to open our hearts, - to the God who gave us life, to the Son of God who lived among us and died for us, to the Resurrected Christ whose Spirit is alive in us.  Easter calls upon us to respond as individuals and as members of the Christian community.

In this final Bulletin for Term 1:

  • Our good wishes and prayers go with a group of students and staff who will leave Adelaide on Friday for a community service and cultural awareness raising trip to Sri Lanka.
  • The 2017 Gala Day theme is announced.  May the coming holidays provide an excellent opportunity to create costumes!

  • We farewell departing staff and wish them well.

  • The Year 3 Showcase

  • As part of the College's LOTE curriculum, the Reception to Year 5s enjoyed the comical antics of James Liotta and Mario Cicitta from La Comica Variety Productions based in Melbourne, in the performance titled, 'La Festa'Year 9 French classes attend the French Film Festival, while Year 11 & 12 French received a presentation from Chef Patrice Ulbrich to complement the unit on food and healthy living.

  • Secondary Saturday Morning Sports - the Playoff Results are in!

  • Year 10 Science become crime scene detectives with an immersive Forensics Workshop.


  • Term 1 will end on Thursday 13 April with NORMAL DISMISSAL.  Classes will resume on TUESDAY 2 MAY.  Winter Uniform is worn.

  • The Uniform Shop will be open between 10:30am and 1:30pm on the following dates:
    Tuesday 18 April
    Wednesday 19 April
    Thursday 27 April
    Friday 28 April
    Saturday 29 April
    Monday 1 May (Pupil Free Day)

  • Year 7-12 Parent Teacher Interviews are on Wednesday 3 May and Monday 8 May.  Book online at: www.schoolinterviews.com.au

  • Registrations are still open for the Girls' AFL Auskick program, to be held Mondays on the SDPC oval, starting from 8 May.  Register Online Here

  • Get your 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Book online here and support St. Dominic's!

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Love Your Neighbour

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 5 April 2017
Love Your Neighbour

Easter Reconciliation and Reflection

The photograph published here is the central image which was part of yesterday's Reconciliation viz., of Jesus' Crucifixion symbolised by the cross and the crown of thorns.  The new life of resurrection is symbolised by the living plant.  At the base of the cross is a large heart shape representing both the love of God for us, and our love for those who are in need.  In the spirit of the Caritas Lenten theme, "Love your Neighbour," it is coin money which is placed all over the heart, symbolising our giving to Project Compassion in 2017.

In today's Bulletin:

  • We celebrate those who made the Sacrament of Reconciliation this week

  • The Social Justice Group have been busy, with the Girls' Unity Picnic on Saturday March 25, and also last Wednesday's Project Compassion Street Art initiative

  • There is News from Year 12.

  • Year 11 Physics and Specialist Mathematics students explore the potential of STEM careers with Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) hosting a special presentation and screening of 'Hidden Figures'

  • The Year 12 Religion Studies cohort continue their studies of Sacred Spaces with a visit to the Greek Orthodox Church of Archangels Michael and Gabriel

  • There are important announcements regarding planned absences from school, traffic management, the College Uniform Policy, and the new booking process for the 7-12 Parent Teacher Interviews; scheduled for early next term.  More information about some of these matters will be coming home with students' Term 1 report next week

2017 Fete: Craft Stall Announcement

After an amazing response last year, the Craft Stall team for Fete 2017 are calling on the school community to donate craft items. 

Please see inside today's Bulletin for further details.


Get the Term 1, Week 10 Bulletin online here.

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The Results are in!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 29 March 2017
The Results are in!


Siena have been waiting for this day and no other team would begrudge them the fantastic result of their efforts as they took off the Guerin House Sheild as winners on the day.  Congratulations to GUZMAN on winning the Discipline Award and to AQUINAS on the House Spirit Award and to SIENA and COLUMBA on the House March.  All RESULTS are published in today's Bulletin, available here.

Also in this week's Bulletin:

  • Harmony Day was on 21 March 2017.  See how St. Dominic's celebrated the diversity that persists in and outside of the Colleg Community.

  • The Year 5 Class visited the Migration Museum.

  • Our Secondary Athletics Team competed in the SACSSGSA interschool carnival.

  • Preorder your 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Book now to receive early bird extras.

Get the Week 9 Bulletin online here

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Sports Day 2017:

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 22 March 2017
Sports Day 2017:

All you need to know about Sunday

Sunday's annual Sports Day is a special day of friendly, but strong competition between the four Sports Houses, led by their captains pictured in today's Bulletin. We wish the captains and their vice captains the best of luck on the day.

For some of you the venue is new.  Even for those who have been to Sacred Heart College oval many times, it will in 2017 look different.  In place of the old grandstand there is a large and impressive new building which houses large basketball stadiums. There is room for all and as many of you know even on a warm day (forecast 32 degrees) the best shade is under the large and shady Moreton Bay Fig trees on the eastern side of the oval. Parents who prefer the western side may like to bring a large golf umbrella for extra shade.

Please read very carefully the list of reminders published in today's Bulletin as your best guide to remembering what needs to be in place for Sunday:

Also in today's Bulletin:

  • The Year 4/5s have an AFL Clinic with the Adelaide Crows

  • Swimming Carnival(s) galore !!!

  • Year 11 Spirituality

  • Year 10 Genetics in Science

  • Special Sports Day lift out

Sports Day Notices  

  • There are still several stalls requiring parent volunteers on Sports Day.  Please sign up for jobs if you have not already done so.

  • Your fresh baked goods will be greatly received by the Cake Stall on the morning of Sunday 26th March.  The ingredient slip included in today's Bulletin will need to be afixed to each item.  Please note that the Cake Stall will be unable to sell cakes with fresh cream

Get the Week 8 Bulletin online here.
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Preparing for Sports Day

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 15 March 2017
Preparing for Sports Day

Sell your Raffle Books now!

The Sports Day Raffle book went home last Friday.  Please sell these tickets to friends and family. All proceeds support sporting equipment at St. Dominic's. Thanks to those who have already brought theirs in. 

Also in today's Bulletin:

  • The Paper Bag Book Reports have kept the Year 5 class busy throughout this term.   

  • Primary Field Day results are published.

  • Year 10 Health/PE students go Surfing.

  • Year 12 Visual Arts took a day trip to Melbourne to visit the David Hockney Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

  • Year 7 French made Sorbet

  • Year 8 History has been learning about civics and citizenship

  • Understanding the serious implications of using Social Media has been a theme for topics covered in Year 9 Pastoral Care this term.  Last week we invited a Crime Prevention Sargeant from SA Police to speak to the girls about cyber safetyIt was very interesting to have a police officer's perspective.

  • The Year 12 Society and Culture cohort was visited by Aileen Jeffries, who spoke about her new charity Our Street Family Matter; delving into the various realities and stereotypes surrounding homelessness in South Australia.

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)

  • For parents new to Years 6-9 who missed last week's information session on the IB Middle Years Programme, the slideshows presented at the event have been uploaded to the Learning and Teaching section of the college website.  Alternatively, you can download them directly here: ENGLISH | VIETNAMESE.

Sports Day Notices   

  • There are still several stalls requiring parent volunteers on Sports Day.  Please sign up for jobs on the day if you have not already done so.

  • The PE Department would be grateful for assistance with judging events at Sports Day.  Please see the back page of the Bulletin for more information.

  • Your fresh baked goods will be greatly received by the Cake Stall on the morning of Sunday 26th March.  The ingredient slip included in today's Bulletin will need to be afixed to each item.  Please note that the Cake Stall will be unable to sell cakes with fresh cream.  If you have any questions or need containers or cellophane bags for your donated baked items, please see the back page of the Bulletin for contact details.

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