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How would you describe the FETE?

Posted on 31 October 2018
How would you describe the FETE?

There was the aroma of delicious food wherever you went; wonderful bands, vocal and dance entertainment to lift your spirits; books to boost your home shelves; rare and wonderful classic treasures; high quality craft items; crazy rides; lucky dips to delight; spins at the well-stocked chocolate wheel; salon hair and nails, fabulous items at the auction; and, at the Rose Café, time to sip tea with the sounds of jazz in the background.  Best of all was the friendly vibe around the Fete as people chatted with friends, relatives and past parents and students.  To top it all we certainly give thanks to God for perfect weather!

See all the photos from Fete in the Week 3, Term 4 Bulletin online now.

In other news:

  • Growth Mindset Day in the Primary School
  • Year 10 Commerce run their own business(es)
  • Year 11 Drama Production details - one week to go until 'Fading Flowers'
  • Our talented SDPC Poets attend the AETA Spring Poetry Festival Anthology Launch, and other news from the Creative Writing Club

Week 3 Term 4 Bulletin online now.

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The Final Countdown to FETE!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 24 October 2018
The Final Countdown to FETE!

Sunday 28 October

We are just about ready to open the gates on the biggest annual community and fundraising event at St. Dominic's: the 2018 Fete and Auction, this Sunday!  Thanks to the generosity of the College community over past weeks, and family involvement this coming Saturday and Sunday, we are in an excellent position for a really good family day.  By now Parent Volunteers will have received their acknowledgement of the time and stall which they have signed up to.  The Parents & Friends Fete Committee is very grateful for the support!

Final Reminders

  • Cake Stall CAKES would be gratefully received in the Hall on Fete day or left at school on Friday.  Please ensure an ingredients label is attached (see back page of today's Bulletin)
  • Afternoon Tea Stall: If you are a parent in Years 11 or 12 then cake/scones etc. are still "the go," but your product goes to the success of the Afternoon Tea Stall.  Your kind donations can be left in the 9B classroom.  The Afternoon Tea stall is also appealing for donations of RED JAM
  • Art Union Raffle: The success of the FETE Raffle with its excellent cash prizes is key to the overall financial result.  Please return all books by Friday.
  • Auction: This year's Live Auction will be complimented by a bumper Silent Auction.  Doors open in the Hall at 11am.  Be sure to follow our Facebook event page for all the latest Auction news.  The Live Auction Catalogue is available here.
  • Entertainment: Please note that this year's Fete has a wonderful line up of Bands, Dance, and Strings at several locations during the day.
  • Late Start Monday: Classes begin at 10 minutes to 11am.  Any students who are here at normal time because they were not at the Fete will be supervised in the Library.  No student has permission to be in the city before school in our uniform.

The Week 2, Term 4 Bulletin is online now.

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Welcome to Term 4!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 17 October 2018
Welcome to Term 4!

Term 4 got off to a good start and it was very good to see our cheerful and focussed students ready for the weeks ahead. 

There is a great deal happening in these first two weeks, as is evidenced in the Week 1 Bulletin, available online now.

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The End of Term

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 26 September 2018
The End of Term

We have reached the last few days of Term 3 and we are all ready for a break.  It has been a fast paced highly creative term as last week's activities fully exemplified.  A coverage of some of these events is inside this Bulletin:

  • 2019 Year 7 Transition Evening
  • 1968 Old Scholars 50 Year Reunion
  • There's some timely News from Year 12
  • A Spring Variety Music Concert showcasing the musical talents of St Dominic's students
  • A triumphant Dominican Cup Debate trifecta!
  • Australian Mathematics Competition results are in - well done to all students who participated
  • We congratulate our Year 6 French students, who again placed first in their age category in the annual SAFTA Poetry Recitation Competition
  • Also in Year 6, we congratulate the SDPC White Badminton Team who were awarded bronze medals at the SAPSASA Badminton Carnival, held last Friday
  • News from the Primary School: the Year 3 Class recount their adventures on Pirate Day and their visit to the Maritime Museum; Year 5 visit the Planetarium; and Year 2 hosted their families for a bright and colourful Indian Showcase

Fete Appeals

  • This week's Fete Appeal is Packet Food
  • Now's the time to start getting your roses ready for the Rose Competition
  • Sign up to a Parent Roster for Fete Day. Many stalls are still in need of your help.  Thank you to all who have given so generously of their time
  • Sell / Buy those Art Union Raffle tickets in support of the Fete
  • Use your contacts to furnish an item for this year's Auction

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday 28 September is the final day of Term 3 and will be dismissed at the normal time.
  • The Uniform Shop is open 10:30am - 1:30pm on the following dates during the Term Holidays:
    Friday 5 October | Saturday 6 October | Monday 8 October | Tuesday 9 October
  • Register now to attend free parenting seminar 'The Secret Life of Teenage Girls', presented by Dr. Justin Coulson

Get the Week 10, Term 3 Bulletin online now

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History in the Making

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 19 September 2018
History in the Making

Tonight will mark a new beginning for our school as we welcome the 2019 Year 7s who will transfer from their Primary schools to the Secondary settings one year earlier than ever before.  Together with their parents they are joining us today for a "getting to know you" program.  The schools from which these families come have had close ties with us for many years and their students are wonderful representatives of their communities.  The two new classes will be housed with the third from St. Dominic's on the western side of the campus in the classrooms which will be vacated by Year 12s.  While these lucky seniors will move to the brand new facility in Hill Street, Year 7s will also enjoy their new position overlooking the sports field.

Also in the Week 9 Bulletin

  • OzKids in Print: Once again the poets and short story writers of St Dominic's have had their work published in the August edition of this Australia-wide magazine.
  • 2017 College Magazine: The truly outstanding record of College life in 2017 will come home with your daughters tonight.
  • Catholic Schools Music Festival: The entire Year 6 Class joined a choir of over 300 students in what was again a spectacular performance at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre.
  • Reception Class visited Walkerville Woolworths as part of their learning about food and nutrition.
  • The MYP Personal Project was showcased, with a Year 10 exhibition and Year 9 information evening, respectively.
  • As part of their Italian investigation on made in Italy products, the Year 11 Italian Class visited Mercato for a tasting tour.
  • Year 11 Informal 'Arabian Night' - photos inside.


  • A Spring Variety Music Concert - Thursday 20 September from 5:45pm (pre concert) / 6:45pm (main concert) in the College Hall.  Tickets available at the door: $10 adults | $5 concession
  • 2019 External Sibling Discount form is due back on Friday 28 September


  • Week 9 Fete Appeal is - Chocolate/Wine for the Chocolate Wheel and $2 for the Multi-Cultural Foods Stall
  • Art Union Raffle Books are being sent home today.  First prize is $1,000 cash! 
  • Sign up to the Parent Roster here.  There are many stalls still in need of assistance - especially during the lunch rush.  Many thanks to those who have so generously given of their time.

Get the Week 9 Term 3 Bulletin online now.

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