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Building Frameworks

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 20 June 2018
Building Frameworks

Year 12 Centre is Taking Shape!

The roof form and the steel work announce the arrival of a place in which all our students will experience an excellent learning environment.  Also in the vein of building frameworks...

  • Year 10s and Year 11s are dealing well with their half year exams this week.  While it can be a nervousness producing exercise, especially for Year 10s, exam week is certainly valuable practice for the years ahead in preparing students to work under time pressure.

  • St Dominic's Priory College will be hosting the Combined Schools Careers Expo in 2020 and the parent survey on Careers Education, being sent home with Year 10-12 students this week, will greatly assist in both its planning and in the delivery of careers education in the future.  A paper copy will be sent home in both English and Vietnamese, or you can take a moment now and complete the survey online here.  

  • The annual Parents & Friends Chocolate Drive is one of the College's most successful fundraisers.  Chocolates will be distributed in Week 10 and we ask families to refer to the back page of the Bulletin for important information about their family's participation.

Get the Week 8 Bulletin online here.

 

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A Week of Awards

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 13 June 2018
A Week of Awards

The Week 8 Bulletin showcases the recent successes of our scholars - current and old - across sporting, creative and professional pursuits.  Highlights:

  • We are proud to announce that the May edition of Oz Kids in Print features award winning stories and prose from nine St Dominic's students!  Download your free copy here.
  • We congratulate Old Scholar Margaret Ford, who on Monday was a recipient of an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her outstanding work in Education in South Australia. 
  • We congratulate Jess (Year 12) for placing first in her age division at the McAleer Open Championships

Also inside:

  • 2018 Prefect's Conference
  • Year 9 Middle School Leaders participated in yLead's Altitude Day.
  • The Year 1 Class celebrated Chinese Day
  • The Year 4 Class learned about Static Electricity and Sustainable Living
  • Languages Day!! Celebrating all things French and Italian with thanks to our LOTE Faculty
  • Year 9 Geography students completed a unit around Biomes and Food Security with a visit to The Food Forest
  • Year 10A Mathematics explored their STEM subject and career options at a Young Women in Technology Workshop at Adelaide University
  • Year 12 Tourism students investigated the practical applications of Tourism Sustainability with thanks to the Adelaide Zoo.
  • We give thanks to Sonya Ryan, CEO of the Carly Ryan Foundation, and her team who gave comprehensive presentations to students across Years 8 & 9 as well as a parent focused session on Tuesday 5 June.  The Carly Ryan Foundation is a certified online safety program provider under the Office of the eSafety Commissioner's certification scheme.
  • Important information about the 2018 Parents & Friends Chocolate Drive is enclosed.
  • Get your tickets to this month's School Production of Peter Pan online here.

Read the Week 7 Bulletin online here.

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We Can Make a Difference

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 6 June 2018
We Can Make a Difference

Vinnies Mass 5 June

"Truly I tell you just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me."

Matthew 25:34-41

The Week 6 Bulletin is well worth a read:

  • There are photos and thank yous from last Friday's Parents & Friends 80s Quiz Night
  • We share with families the Family Online Safety Contract from the Carly Ryan Foundation, as mentioned in last night's Online Safety Presentation with Sonya Ryan.  More valuable resources can be found on the foundation's website here.
  • Primary commemorated Asia Week last week with an Indonesian-themed shared lunch on the Friday and Orangutan Project bake sale fundraiser, amongst other things...
  • We congratulate our primary da Vinci Decathlon participants.
  • Children's University participants in Year 4 and Year 6 comment on their experiences as part of the after school cooking club.
  • Year 9 classes visit the Botanic Gardens as part of their Ecosystems Unit in Science
  • Year 10, 11 & 12 explore post-secondary options at the Combined Schools Careers Expo; this year hosted by Blackfriars Priory School.
  • Year 11s spent their Retreat at Sophia Spirituality Centre.
  • Year 10 French students visited the 'Colours of Impressionism' exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia; viewing the masterpieces exclusively on loan from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris with a guide speaking exclusively in French!

Upcoming

  • Fete Meeting TONIGHT in the College Reception area
  • There are still tickets available for Sunday's fundraising screening of Oceans 8, as organised by the Old Scholars' Association.  ALL are welcome.  Please see inside the Bulletin or contact the college accounts office for more information.
  • Tickets for the 2018 School Drama Production of Peter Pan are now on sale.  Get your tickets online here.

Get the Week 6 Bulletin online here.

Get the Week 5 Bulletin online here.

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Building Foundations

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 23 May 2018
Building Foundations

Week 4 Bulletin:

While you may not be able to identify exactly what is happening at 74 Hill Street from the photograph, it is an exciting step in the building program!  The crane, the rubber hose and the men at work are starting to pour the slab on the floor of the new classroom studios which will be occupied by our Year 12s in 2019.  The following weeks will give us a new perspective on what will be a beautiful facility.

Also in the spirit of "building foundations":

  • Online Safety Presentation: The massive difference between modes of communication when parents were young, and those of their children in 2018 requires new learning for parents and expert guidance.  Parents of Years 5 to 12 are invited to give priority time to a special Online Safety Presentation to be presented live by Sonya Ryan of the Carly Ryan Foundation, in the College Hall on Tuesday 5 June at 6.30pm.
  • Career Expo: Year 10, 11 and 12 students have opportunity next week to explore their post secondary options at the Combined Schools Career Expo; a joint initiative of St Dominic's Priory College, Wilderness School and Blackfriars Priory School. 
  • Parent Community: Get your tickets now for the SDPC Parents & Friends 80s Quiz Night, to be held in the College Hall on Friday 1 June: https://stdo.ms/Quiz18  To learn how you can support us on the night come to tonight's Parents and Friends Meeting at 7:30pm and lend a hand with the organisation.

Get the Week 4 Bulletin online now.

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Gala Day 2018

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 16 May 2018
Gala Day 2018

Week 3 Bulletin

Our students, junior and senior, know how to enjoy themselves on GALA DAY.  The photographs in this week's Bulletin tell some of the story of ingenuity and care in choosing and making costumes of extraordinary variety offered by the theme of Disney / Childhood!  It was a day based in imagination, in enterprise, in team work on the stalls and in performing courageously on stage with hundreds of peers watching on.  It's also about more than fun, with over $6,800 of funds raised being directed towards a number of charities as chosen by the students.  Well done to all. 

Get the Week 3, Term 2 Bulletin online now.

Upcoming:

  • Quiz Night: Time to make a table with other parents, friends and relatives for Friday June 1.  Tickets are available at the Accounts Office or online here:
    https://stdo.ms/Quiz18

  • Parents & Friends Meeting: 7:30pm next Wednesday, 23 May in the College Reception Area.

  • Combined Schools Careers Expo: from 6:00pm on Wednesday 30 May.  Families of Year 10-12 students are asked to refer to the information e-mailed home about this compulsory school event.

  • SDPC Old Scholars Movie Fundraiser Screening of 'Oceans 8': 6:30pm Sunday 10 June.  Tickets are available from the College Office - see inside today's Bulletin for further details.  All proceeds to go towards the OSA Serenity Garden in the new Year 12 Centre.

 

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