Welcome to the 2017 School Year

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 1 February 2017

Term 1 is Underway

WELCOME and WELCOME BACK to St. Dominic's Priory College as we open the gates to the 133rd year of our history.  Happy Lunar New Year also to the Vietnamese and Chinese Families.  The Year of the Rooster with its encouragement of reliability, punctuality and hard work is ideal for students commencing a new year.

In today's newsletter we introduce our new students and staff by name.  We also congratulate the Year 12 Class of 2016 and their teachers on their outstanding results. 

Also inside:

  • Information about the first events in the college calendar as well as a summary of the year ahead
  • Summer Tuckshop Menu
  • Uniform Shop hours
  • Parents & Friends welcome

Get Week 1's Bulletin online here.

Upcoming Events

  • FAMILY MASS is on Sunday 12 February.  For catering and seating purposes, please RSVP via the flyer enclosed in today's Bulletin.
    If you are available to assist the Parents & Friends with the BBQ and Morning Tea (scheduled after the Mass) please sign up online here. It is a great way for new parents to meet other families, and for others to reconnect after the long holiday. 
     
  • Parent Information Evenings are scheduled as follows:
    • Tuesday 7 February: Reception to Year 6 Parents [2/2: please note time change - 6:30pm refreshments | 7:00pm start]
    • Monday 13 February: Year 11 and 12 Parents
    • Wednesday 15 February: Year 7 & 8 Parents
    • Monday 20 February: Year 9 & 10 Parents

The Parent Information Evenings are tailored to provide valuable information relevant to the students' age and year level; providing parents with the opportrunity to meet their daughter's teachers and the families of those in her class.  We expect at least one parent from each family to attend and invite parents to RSVP via the back page of today's newsletter. 

  • Sri Lanka Trip movie fundraiser on Sunday 26 February. As announced last year, the inaugural Sri Lanka Trip participants will be hosting a fundraising afternoon tea and screening of Lion at the Capri Theatre (141 Goodwood Rd) from 2:30pm on Sunday 26 February.  Tickets ($25) are available from the Accounts Office [contact: 8267 3818].  For further information, see the Facebook event page here.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: News from Year 6

Year 6 students have already started demonstrating great leadership skills by being involved in welcoming new students to the Primary school.  There are a lot of new things for the Year 6 class including lockers, new teachers, new classrooms and MYP.  It's going to be an exciting time for everyone.

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SACE RESULTS 2016

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 22 December 2016

It is with pride and pleasure that I share with you the results of the 2016 year 12 students of St Dominic's Priory College.

The College year ended for the graduates of 2016, post exams and assessments, with two special ceremonies; the first at the End of Year Mass where they were presented with the traditional red rose, the sign of our ongoing appreciation of the 2016 graduates. The second was the College and family farewell at the Graduation Ball. We acknowledge with gratitude the legacy and contribution of Year 12 parents and students to the St. Dominic's community.

Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank:  ATAR.

  • 43% of students obtained an ATAR over 90

  • 23% obtained an ATAR over 95

  • 3 Students obtained an ATAR above 99

  • 53% of all 2016 Stage 2 grades were in the A band

Special congratulations are extended to,

  • Bao Chau Le, Dux of School, who achieved an ATAR of 99.7 with Merits in Biology, ESL Studies and Chemistry.

  • Shanna Lee, runner up Dux, who achieved an ATAR of 99.65 with Merits in English Studies, Music Individual Study, Religion Studies (2016) and Research Project (2015).   Shanna is one of 27 South Australian Governor's Commendation Recipients

  • Ada Snell, who achieved an ATAR of 99.50 with Merits in Italian and Society and Culture, (2016) and Research Project (2015).

A range of other outstanding results were obtained. Merits were achieved across all learning areas.

I congratulate each one of our Year 12 graduates on their hard work to achieve their very best. I would also like to acknowledge the teaching and non- teaching staff for their significant part in supporting our students in their achievements.

Greetings to all for a joyful Christmas and a bright New Year.

Sr. Jillian Havey
Principal.

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Veritate et Caritate

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 7 December 2016
Veritate et Caritate

...In Truth & Love

Last night's End of Year Mass was an inspiring culmination of the 2016 school year. 

Also inside today's Bulletin:

  • There are final reminders about Friday's end of year 7-12 Assembly and Early Dismissal.

  • The date for Reports Collection has been announced -  Wednesday 14 December

  • The office will be closed on Thursday 15 December.

  • The Primary School wrap up their year with a host of fun activities and charitable efforts.

  • There is also news from Year 8, and the Maths and LOTE faculties.

  • The 2016 Parents & Friends report is published.

  • School Holiday Uniform Shop trading hours are listed on the front page.

Dates for the Diary

Friday 9 December: Year 7-12 End of Year Assembly; Early Dismissal

Tuesday 13 December: Year 12 Graduation Ball

Wednesday 14 December: Report Collection

Thursday 15 December: College Office CLOSED
Fundraising screening of 'Embrace' at Piccadilly Cinema, North Adelaide.  Tickets ($25) are ONLY available online: http://stdo.ms/Embrace16

Tuesday 20 December: SACE results released.

Sunday 26 February: Sri Lanka Trip Fundraising Screening of 'Lion' at Capri Theatre, Goodwood. 

Get your Bulletin online here.

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As we look back at last week's Twilight Assembly...

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 30 November 2016
As we look back at last week's Twilight Assembly...

We look ahead to next week's End of Year Mass.

Tickets are being sent home today for next Tuesday's End of Year Mass of Thanksgiving.  Please be sure to bring these with you on the night, to secure your seat.

Also in today's Bulletin:

  • The Year 5s have been learning about Animal Adaptions

  • The Year 3s visit Helping Hand

  • Staff farewells

  • We congratulate students on their Sporting and Language(s) pursuits

  • The seating map, entrance guide and everything else you need to know about next week's Mass is featured

Get the Week 7 Bulletin online here.

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Citius, Altius, Fortius...

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 23 November 2016
Citius, Altius, Fortius...

Faster, Higher, Stronger: PE Week 2016

This week's Bulletin features PE Week news from across the Primary classes, including a very special visit last Friday from Tennis SA, where our students were given the opportunity to see the Australian Open Mens and Womens Singles trophies up close. 

Also inside:

  • The Semester 2 Year 10 Geography Class look back on this term's field trip to Kangaroo Island

  • We congratulate our Maths High Achievers, who recently attended the Australian Maths Competition presentation night.

  • The Year 7 French class visit the Maritime Museum to see The Art of Science: Baudin's Voyages 1800-1804 exhibition.

  • We launch our 2016 Vinnie's Christmas Appeal, with a request for non-perishable 'festive' food items for purposes of making Christmas Hampers for those less fortunate.

Other notices:

  • HOLD THE DATE: 2017 Sri Lanka Trip movie fundraiser screening of 'Lion' on Sunday 27 February

  • 2017 Financial Information has been sent home with the eldest daughter of each family.  Please ensure requested documentaton is returned to the Accounts Office by THIS FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER

  • The Secondhand Book Sale for current Year 10s and 11s looking to buy their 2017 texts will be held on Tuesday 6 December.  Current Year 11s and 12s wishing to sell their books after exams, please bring them in to the school no later than Monday December 5.

Get the Bulletin online here.

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