A Bumper Week 8 Bulletin...

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 11 September 2019
A Bumper Week 8 Bulletin...

Inside this week's edition:

  • Legacy Week: In what has become an annual tradition, our Year 7 classes took to O'Connell Street; collecting money and selling badges, wristbands and teddy bears in support of Legacy.  We congratulate the girls on raising over $1,000 for this worthy cause.
  • We welcomed our incoming 2020 Year 7s for their Orientation Evening
  • Congratulations to our 8B Debating team, who are through to the finals at Parliament House!
  • Read the winning entries of the 2019 Book Week / Literacy Week Writing Competition; held in the Primary School.
  • There's a wrap up of 'Self-Love Week' and Year 9 Camp.
  • Our Year 11 English as an Additional Language spent time with our Year 5s recently, discussing what life is like for 11 year olds (or near 11 year olds) in 2019 Australia. 

Fete Update

  • The Week 8 Fete Appeal is: Packet of Sweets (Sweet Stall) and $2 for Jams (Produce Stall)
  • Sign up to a Fete Roster: https://stdo.ms/Fete19
  • Art Union Raffle Books will be coming home with students today, Wednesday 11 September.  We ask that families please do their best to sell tickets ($2 each).  First przie is $1,000, and will be drawn on Fete Day, Sunday 27 October 2019.

Upcoming Dates

  • Personal Project Information Evening / Exhibition: TONIGHT in the Hall.
    • 5:30pm - 7:00pm: Launch of Personal Project to Year 9 Students and parents
    • 7:15pm - 8:30pm: Personal Project Exhibition for all Year 10 Students and their families.  All welcome.
  • Dominican Cup Debating: from 6pm Wednesday 18 September
  • Annual Music Concert will be held in the College Hall on Thursday September 18.  Get your tickets ($10/$5) at the door from 6:45pm.

Get the Week 8 Term 3 Bulletin online now.

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Happy Father's Day

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 4 September 2019
Happy Father's Day

Wishing the Fathers and father figures of our community a belated Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is celebrated worldwide to recognise the contributions that fathers and father figures make to the lives of children.  At our Chapel Mass on Friday, our Reception Class celebrated the great men in their lives, in the most genuine of ways. 

Also in the Week 7 Bulletin

  • We welcome descendants of our College's Foundress, Mother Rose Columba Adams (1832 - 1891), who visited St Dominic's last Thursday.  It is thanks to the legacy of £6,000 which Mother Rose Columba's father left her in his will, that our heritage Chapel was ever built.

  • We look forward to meeting our incoming 2020 Year 7s, and their families, at this evening's orientation event.

  • SRCs are to be congratulated on their efforts with their 'Self Love Week' initiative.

  • A reminder to families to please take care on our roads at, particularly pick-up and drop-off times.  Adelaide City Council traffic inspectors are regularly in attendance. 

  • Our Year 9 cohort reflect on last week's Year 9 Retreat.

  • There is important information which has gone home with the eldest daughter in each family.  Click here to read communication from the Chair of our College Board, Mr Jim Howard.

All about Fete!

  • There is a special Craft Stall request for 'pre-loved, new/excess, vintage baby + kids clothing' in this week's Bulletin.

  • The Week 7 Fete Appeal is $4 for Multicultural Stalls (Yiros and Sri Lankan Foods)

  • Sign up to a Fete Rosterhttps://stdo.ms/Fete19

Upcoming Dates

  • Fete Committee Meeting is 7:30pm TONIGHT (Wednesday 4 September).

  • The word is out: the St Dominic's Priory College Annual Music Concert will be held in the College Hall on Thursday September 18.  Put this date in your diary now.

  • Personal Project Exhibition is on Wednesday 11 September: 

    • 5:30pm - 7:00pm: Launch of Personal Project to Year 9 Students and parents

    • 7:15pm - 8:30pm: Personal Project Exhibition for all Year 10 Students and their families

 

Get the Week 7, Term 3 Bulletin online now.

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A must this week

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 28 August 2019
A must this week

Fete 2019 Roster!

The upcoming Fete meeting is on next Wednesday 4 September at 7:30pm and all of you are welcome.  This dedicated group of parent convenors have been working consistently over the past 3 months.  They do need and appreciate your help!  Each year, parents/guardians are asked to volunteer two hours on this day, by signing up to the Fete roster: https://stdo.ms/Fete19

In this week's Bulletin, there is a visual graph of stalls especially needing support.  For this community event, the saying holds true; 'It takes a village to raise a child'.  Your time and generosity are appreciated by our community and, most importantly, your daughter/s.

Also This Week:

  • We look forward to welcoming Year 10 & 11 families to Subject Counselling tomorrow, Thursday 29 August

  • Photos from last Sunday's Old Scholars' Association Afternoon High Tea 

  • Book Week and Science Week in review

  • Winter Season sport - final results are in!  Congratulations to all teams on a well-played season.

  • News from the Environment Club

  • Photos from the Year 12 Drama Production of 'Bumpy Angels'

Get the Week 6 Bulletin online now.

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Migrant and Refugee Week 2019

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 21 August 2019
Migrant and Refugee Week 2019

Jesus compels us to welcome the stranger

- Matthew 25:35

This College has a long history of hospitality and welcome, which we are proud of.  Welcome involves an attitude of openness and acceptance.  We celebrate this week every day here at St Dominic's, as our enrolment profile is richly diverse and includes indigenous, local, international, migrant and refugee students; each with their own family story of hope.  The gifts past and present students have bought to St Dominic's have enhanced the fabric of this community and learning environment, as it gives students an opportunity to learn from each other's perspectives and experiences, on a daily basis.

Coming Up

  • Year 12 Drama Production 'Bumpy Angels' - Thursday 22 and Friday 23 August in the College Hall.  Tickets at the door from 7pm.

  • Parent Teacher Interviews are on Monday 26 August.  Online booking for these appointments close 3pm Friday 23 August

  • Year 10 & 11 Subject Counselling is on Thursday 29 August.  Attendance is required.  Online booking closes 4pm Friday 23 August

  • Pot Planting Morning is 9am this Saturday 24 August.  Located at the top of the Barnard Street driveway, outside the Tuckshop.

  • Old Scholars' Afternoon High Tea is on Sunday 25 August.  See inside today's Bulletin for more details.  RSVPs close Wednesday 21 August

Fete News

  • The Week 5 Fete Appeal is Tinned Food for the Produce Stall and $2 for Lucky Dip

  • Contributions towards the 2019 Class Hampers for Auction are due Friday 23 August.  Donations of other items, for the main Auction, are welcome anytime.

  • Sign up to the Parent Roster today here and be part of your daughter's experience here at St Dominic's.  There are over a dozen stalls to choose form and hundreds of timeslots still available.  

 

The Week 5 Term 3 Bulletin is online now.

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Science Week 2019

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 14 August 2019
Science Week 2019

Destination Moon: More Missions, More Science

This week, National Science Week, is an annual celebration of Science in Australia.  With 2019 marking 50 years since the Moon Landing, this year's theme explores:

  • The scientists, engineers, chemists, designers, mathematicians, flight directors, software experts, aerospace technicians who made the NASA Apollo 11 Mission a success;

  • The space technologies and designs that have made more missions into space possible;

  • Future ambitions of the space industry being prototyped today, with plans to return to the Moon and other destinations in our solar system.

In today's Bulletin, we showcase the Year 4's adventures in space, via Virtual Reality (VR) googles.  

If you would like to take part in any Science Week events visit https://www.scienceweek.net.au/ and check out what's happening around the state.

Also in the Week 4 Bulletin

  • The Library prepares for Book Week, with a timely nod to the Moon Landing with its creative display

  • Check out the poster for the Year 12 Drama Production of 'Bumpy Angels' - debuting next Thursday, for two nights only. Tickets at the door.

  • Information about the upcoming Parent-Teacher Interviews has been sent home to Year 6-12 families, but the key points are covered inside today's Bulletin.  Please ensure you have finalised your bookings by 3pm Friday 23 August.

  • The 2018 Commonwealth Compliance Report is now available online.

  • SACPSSA State Cross Country results are in.  Well done to all of our Year 3-7 runners!

  • We report on the 2019 Dominican Cup

  • Year 9-12 Maths students participated in the MASA Quiz Night at Blackfriars Priory School

  • Year 8 French hosted a 'Travel Expo' for the Year 5 Class.

  • The Old Scholars' Afternoon High Tea is on Sunday 25 August.  Celebrate the unveiling of the new water feature, located in the garden of the new Sr Jillian Havey Centre for senior students.  More details inside the Bulletin

  • The Week 4 Fete Appeal is for the Lucky Dip Stall.  Sign up to the Parent Roster today, here.

Get the Week 4 Term 3 Bulletin online here

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