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An Historic Development

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 6 September 2017
An Historic Development

The South Australian Government has given us permission under the 1993 Development Act to use the properties we own in 74 Hill Street to develop a new Year 12 Centre and in an adjoining property in Barnard St. an Early Learning Centre.  The first development will be the Year 12 Centre with a target date of completion in 2019.  As you would be aware this is quite critical as two new classes of Year 7s will transit from parish Primary schools into the middle school. 

Tonight, at the Fete Meeting, it will be a special privilege to show our parent committee the ground plans courtesy of Architect Kon Michael from Swanbury-Penglase.

Also this week

  • News from Year 12

  • In recognition of eSmart Week, we feature a Parenting Tipsheet on Digital Footprints

  • Year 7 participated in Legacy Week, raising almost $400 selling badges in O'Connell Street

  • A wrap up of the SRC initiative 'Mental Health Matters!'

  • We congratulate the students who are off to represent the district of North Adelaide at the upcoming State Metro Day, following a stellar result at SAPSASA North Adelaide District Athletics.

  • The Primary School is again participating in Woolworths Earn & Learn.  Get your completed sticker sheets or loose stickers in to the PRIMARY OFFICE

Upcoming Dates

  • Annual Music Concert showcasing the talents of the Concert Orchestra, String Orchestra, Rock Band and Choir: Thursday 14 September 2017 in the College Hall.  Tickets ($10 adults | $5 conc) at the door.  Please arrive by 6:30pm for a 7:00pm sharp start.

  • 2017 Dominican Cup Debating vs Blackfriars: 5:30pm Thursday 21st September at Blackfriars Priory School Hallinan Library

Fete News

  • Sign up to the Parent Roster online now.

  • This week's Fete Appeal is $2 for the Asian Foods Stall

  • The Pot Plant Stall is seeking donations of small pots, suitable for planting seedlings / herbs (etc)

Get this week's Bulletin online now.

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For Parent Notice Boards

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 30 August 2017
For Parent Notice Boards

Term 3 brings us right into some peak moments on the field, on the stage, and in the fun of the Primary Book Week parade.  Highlights in this week's Bulletin include:

  • The great achievement of the Year 12 Drama Production Ruby Moon.  The heart wrenching story was made more compelling by our memories real life stories of missing children in Australia.

  • Book Week had its own special happenings.  Perhaps the most colourful and engaging was the Book characters Parade held in the Gym last Wednesday.  Once in costume children do "Escape to Everywhere."

  • Sporting Victories were quite numerous as the winter season came to an end.  We congratulate every student who has made regular sports team participation part of their week.

  • The winners of the Harry Bell Memorial Art Competition have been announced and the Multi-Arts Faculty is proud to announce that two of our Year 9 students have been awarded prizes.  See inside the Bulletin for more details!

  • There's news from LOTE this week, with Year 11 Italian enjoying a tasting tour of Italian imported products at Il Mercato and a special introduction from our visiting French Exchange Student

  • Year 8s participated in 'Write a Book in a Day' in support of Children's Cancer Research

  • Stage 1 Religion makes 'big change with little change' as part of their studies on TEAR Australia

Fete 2017

The Term 3 Fete Appeals kick up a notch with the launch of the 2017 FETE PARENT ROSTER and AUCTION NEWSSign up to a roster here and check out the event page here for all the latest Fete & Auction news.

Get the Week 6 Bulletin here.

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Parental Company on the School Journey

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 23 August 2017
Parental Company on the School Journey

Depending upon your daughter's age and year level, different aspects of school life make a claim on your love and your time.

  • Certainly if your children are in Year 4, you have been supporting your daughters as they receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

  • If your daughter is in Year 10 you would have been watching and encouraging her as she finalised her Report for the MYP Personal Project which was due in on Monday afternoon.  We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Personal Project exhibition.

  • Many school events are across year levels and that is true of Book Week being celebrated across Australia this week.  We are watching with interest the upcoming challenge for Year 8s who are taking part in the Kids Cancer Project "Write a Book in a Day."

  • Parents of our Year 12s will definitely be aware that this week the Year 12 Drama Production, "Ruby Moon" will perform for audiences over two nights, Thursday and Friday.  We wish them well.  Tickets ($12 | $8) are available at the door from 7pm each night.

  • We look forward to seeing numbers of you in conversation with our teachers and your daughters at next Monday's Parent Teacher interviews, and next Thursday's Subject Counselling Day for Year 10 and Year 11.

Also in this week's Bulletin:

  • There's a timely reminder about the College's procedures regarding Mobile Phone use and communication with your daughter/s during school hours.  Please take the time to refamiliarise yourself with the Mobile Phone Policy as published in today's Bulletin.

  • We give sincere thanks to our Quiz Night committee and generous donors who facilitated the success of Quiz Night | Black & White on friday night.

  • Parents will be very interested to read the annual Commonwealth Compliance Report, which confirms the high standards achieved at St. Dominic's and confirms the factors that generate those standards.  It is available online here or by request via the reply slip in today's Bulletin.

  • We congratuate our Primary Poets who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Poetry Section of the SA Young Writers Awards.

  • Week 6-10 Wednesday Lunch Specials are published.

  • As we look towards the upcoming Dominican Cup Debate at Blackfriars (date TBD), we wrap up the 2017 interschool debating competition with some impressive results.


  • Year 12 Drama Production of Ruby Moon commences Thursday 24 August and concludes Friday 25 August.  For more information, visit the event page.

  • The 2017 Old Scholars Association Luncheon is on THIS SUNDAY: 12:30pm at Barton's Restaurant (Caledonian Hotel North Adelaide).  Tickets ($30ea) are available from the College Office, or at the door.

  • This week's Fete Appeal is for TINNED FOOD.

Get the Week 5, Term 3 Bulletin online now.

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Our Connected Lives

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 16 August 2017
Our Connected Lives

It was good to see such a big crowd at last Friday Night's Dare2Dream Wine and Cheese tasting evening; a very successful event socially and financially for the youth in Nagpur.

We hope that this coming Friday night will see another socially successful event hosted by the Parents and Friends, viz., the Black and White Quiz Night.  It would be great to get at least two more parent tables.  It is possible to pay at the door, but please let us know that you are booking a table.  Sincere thanks to those parents who have booked as well as staff and students who have taken a table.  This is not really a big fund raiser but a "fun raising" chance to meet and share a night with people while attempting to find some correct answers to the Quiz Master's questions!  Come on in and sign up!

Coming up also is the Old Scholars Luncheon on Sunday August 27 at the Barton's Restaurant.  Bookings and payments of $30 with further details can be made at the school office.

Important Reminders

  • At any time throughout the year, we ask that parents communicate with the College immediately if their child's circumstances change. Please see inside today's Bulletin for more information.

  • Parents who require interpreters for the upcoming Parent Teacher Interviews and/or Subject Counselling Day are asked to make contact with the College to communicate their need and confirm what times a translator will be available.

  • This week's Fete Appeal is $2 for the Lucky Dip Stall.

  • Pot Planting Morning is coming up on Saturday 26 August from 9am.  Please enter via the Barnard Street Driveway.

  • The Year 3 Classroom is currently collecting 1KG COSTCO pretzel / popcorn containers for an upcoming art activity. 

  • To celebrate the start of Book Week and raise funds for The Kids' Cancer Project, the 'Write a Book in a Day' team will be hosting a BOOK SWAP on Monday 21 August.  Please donate any unwanted books that are still in good condition by Friday 18 August.  On the day of the swap, books will be on sale for $2 to those who did not bring a book in, or $1 to those who did.  Any unsold books will be donated to the Book Stall at this year's Fete.

Get the Week 4, Term 3 Bulletin online now.

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"Love has no Boundaries"

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 9 August 2017
"Love has no Boundaries"

- St Dominic's Day Mass 2017 -

In any week there is much to observe, enjoy and participate in, wherever students are making the most of each day.  That is certainly our experience at St. Dominic's.

Yesterday, we participated in a beautiful Mass for the Feast of St. Dominic.  Our guests from Blackfriars, St. Mary's and Cabra took part in it also.  The theme: "Love has no Boundaries", was explored in the words of Jesus in the Gospel of the Good Samaritan, in the commentaries, the music, the reflections, and in the art work to which every student in the college contributed.  The day ended with the distribution of the black and white sweets! 

To come, is Friday's annual holiday in honour of our patron saint.  Thank you St. Dominic.

Also in this week's Bulletin

  • We congratulate the two St Dominic's Priory College teams who placed second and third in the 2017 Aurecon Bridge Building competition.

  • There is an excellent article by a Year 12 student, chosen as a South Australian Youth Parliamentarian in a program run by the YMCA which aims to connect politicians and decision makers with youth voices and opinions, as well as providing youth leadership training. 

  • 20 Year 11 students have returned from Canberra and we feature the highlights of their visit.  The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital and has provided a $60 rebate per student as part of its Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday 11 August: The College will be CLOSED for the St Dominic's Day holiday

  • Friday 18 August: Parents & Friends Quiz NightGet your tickets online.

  • Thursday 24 + Friday 25 August: Year 12 Drama production "Ruby Moon".  Tickets ($8/$12) will be available at the door.

  • Saturday 26 August: Pot Planting Morning from 9am (enter via Barnard St driveway)

Get the Week 3 Bulletin online now.

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