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Refugee Week

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 19 June 2019
Refugee Week

This week in Australia we are celebrating and acknowledging the contributions made by refugees to Australian society.  Refugee Week aims to educate the Australian public about who refugees are and why they have come to Australia.  It also aims to help people understand the many challenges refugees face. At St Dominic's we are a most fortunate school having always had the opportunity of getting to know refugees as individual people rather than a labelled group.  The contribution of former refugees is something we value highly.

Also in this Bulletin:

  • We congratulate students whose poems and short stories are featured in the latest edition of Oz Kids in Print and also publish the work of Mehul in Year 8, whose poem 'The Migrant Girl' was awarded 'Poem of the Month' in the Poetry in Action poetry competition.  

  • Our Primary classes learnt how to play a djembe with the team from African Beat

  • Year 4 enjoyed dressing up and sharing a medieval feast as part of Medieval Day

  • In preparation for their Friendship Liturgy, the Year 3 Class made paper collage friends and wrote free verse poems on what it means to be a good friend.

  • Students from across Years 3-6 did exceptionally well at the SACPSSA Athletics Carnival on Tuesday June 11; with our Year 5 and Year 6 athletes being awarded Year Level Champions and our team placing third overall.  Well done, girls!

  • In support of Reconciliation Week, an Indigenous Australians display was constructed in the Library with an accompanying competition for students to identify as many of the featured Indigenous Australians as possible.  The aim of this was to create greater awareness of the contribution Indigenous Australians make to the broader community.

  • Year 11 and Year 12 students participated in the inaugural Dominican Feud against Blackfriars Priory School, St Mary's College, and Cabra Dominican College.  The event provided the opportunity for students of Dominican schools to come together in a social setting and engage in some friendly competition. 

  • Year 12 Business & Enterprise students were given hands-on, practical insight into the marketing and management of small businesses when they attended the Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney Tour.

Upcoming

  • Parents & Friends Chocolate Drive: boxes will be coming home soon!

  • 2019 School Musical: We are proud to announce that St Dominic's Priory College is the first South Australian school to present Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical.  Get your tickets online now.

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