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Year 10 Retreat

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 17 May 2017
Year 10 Retreat

...and other news

Gala Day is nearly here!  While some showers will not deter us from enjoying all the things on offer, it is time to remember to dress for the weather.  Once again we extend a warm welcome to parents to join us.  See inside today's Bulletin for access and times!

Also in this week's Bulletin:

  • There's an important notice about UNIFORMS and the Year 6/7 Knockout Netball results in the Primary News

  • The Year 10s reflect upon last week's RETREAT, whilst the Commerce classes sold lots of yummy treats as part of a 'Run your own Business' practical assessment.

  • Students across Year 7-9 participated in the 'Verbal Combat' incursion, facilitated by Brainstorm Productions.

  • As the College moves into the second week of the annual Vinnie's Winter Appeal, representatives from Catherine House - Solutions for Women Experiencing Homeless provided our students with valuable insight, understanding, and respect for those faced with adversity.

Coming Up

  • Marian Procession and Peace Rally: Sunday May 21st from 1:30pm at Pilgrim Peace Park (southern parklands).  Staff from St Dominic's will be in attendance, and we encourage members of the College community to join us - look out for the black and white balloons!

  • Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration will, this year, be presented by Fr Frank Brennan from 7pm on Tuesday 30 May, at Bonython Hall.  Tickets are available online via the Don Dunstan Foundation.

  • Parents & Friends Meeting: 7:30pm Wednesday 24th May

  • Fete Meeting: from 7:00pm Wednesday 7th June

Get the Week 3 Bulletin online now.

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St Dominic's in Action

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 10 May 2017
St Dominic's in Action

"The importance of student outreach
in service to the wider community."
                                                                (SDPC Vision Statement)

This week's Bulletin pillars the College's Vision Statement with a focus on recent outreach and fundraising initiatives:

  • We commend our families on their wholehearted generosity in support of 2017 Project Compassion.  The figure raised by our students exceeded our $10k target!

  • The 2017 St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal was launched yesterday.  We are calling upon every student to bring in at least two items of non-perishable food and two items of winter clothing.

  • Our Year 11 participants in the inaugural Service and Culture visit to Sri Lanka have returned, with a collection of photographs and a report featured in today's Bulletin.

  • Term 2 meeting dates for the Parents & Friends Association and 2017 Fete Committee are announced. 

In other news:

  • Students across Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 have reached the half-way mark of NAPLAN

  • Further to last night's Federal Budget, we publish preliminary information about Commonwealth Funding from Catholic Education SA

  • Saturday Morning Sport starts up again this Saturday and Thursday afternoon Netball commences tomorrow

Get the Week 2, Term 2 Bulletin online now.

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Term 2 Begins

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 3 May 2017
Term 2 Begins

As our students settle in at the start of this new term, our secondary staff are preparing for the first of two Parent-Teacher Interview evenings.  The partnership which is forged between family and school in a child's formative years is a powerful one; built up by these opportunities to meet in person.  We hope parents will find their questions clarified and their desire to assist their daughters, fully supported.

Also in Today's Bulletin:

  • Information has by now been sent home to parents of Years 3, 5, 7 & 9, regarding the 2017 NAPLAN tests which commence next Tuesday.

  • Our Year 2 Classroom has been transformed into Antarctica!

  • If your daughter is in Years R-6 and would like to play AFL, there is still opportunity to register in NAB AFL AusKick after-school sessions, which will be held here at St Dominic's from Monday 8 May.

  • There is a report on last term's SSSSA Athletics Carnival

  • All you need to know about this year's Gala Day

  • The Winter Tuckshop Menu is published.

Get the Week 1, Term 2 Bulletin online here.

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Holy Week 2017

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 12 April 2017

The invitation that Holy Week brings to each one of us is to open our hearts, - to the God who gave us life, to the Son of God who lived among us and died for us, to the Resurrected Christ whose Spirit is alive in us.  Easter calls upon us to respond as individuals and as members of the Christian community.

In this final Bulletin for Term 1:

  • Our good wishes and prayers go with a group of students and staff who will leave Adelaide on Friday for a community service and cultural awareness raising trip to Sri Lanka.
  • The 2017 Gala Day theme is announced.  May the coming holidays provide an excellent opportunity to create costumes!

  • We farewell departing staff and wish them well.

  • The Year 3 Showcase

  • As part of the College's LOTE curriculum, the Reception to Year 5s enjoyed the comical antics of James Liotta and Mario Cicitta from La Comica Variety Productions based in Melbourne, in the performance titled, 'La Festa'Year 9 French classes attend the French Film Festival, while Year 11 & 12 French received a presentation from Chef Patrice Ulbrich to complement the unit on food and healthy living.

  • Secondary Saturday Morning Sports - the Playoff Results are in!

  • Year 10 Science become crime scene detectives with an immersive Forensics Workshop.


  • Term 1 will end on Thursday 13 April with NORMAL DISMISSAL.  Classes will resume on TUESDAY 2 MAY.  Winter Uniform is worn.

  • The Uniform Shop will be open between 10:30am and 1:30pm on the following dates:
    Tuesday 18 April
    Wednesday 19 April
    Thursday 27 April
    Friday 28 April
    Saturday 29 April
    Monday 1 May (Pupil Free Day)

  • Year 7-12 Parent Teacher Interviews are on Wednesday 3 May and Monday 8 May.  Book online at:

  • Registrations are still open for the Girls' AFL Auskick program, to be held Mondays on the SDPC oval, starting from 8 May.  Register Online Here

  • Get your 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Book online here and support St. Dominic's!

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Love Your Neighbour

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 5 April 2017
Love Your Neighbour

Easter Reconciliation and Reflection

The photograph published here is the central image which was part of yesterday's Reconciliation viz., of Jesus' Crucifixion symbolised by the cross and the crown of thorns.  The new life of resurrection is symbolised by the living plant.  At the base of the cross is a large heart shape representing both the love of God for us, and our love for those who are in need.  In the spirit of the Caritas Lenten theme, "Love your Neighbour," it is coin money which is placed all over the heart, symbolising our giving to Project Compassion in 2017.

In today's Bulletin:

  • We celebrate those who made the Sacrament of Reconciliation this week

  • The Social Justice Group have been busy, with the Girls' Unity Picnic on Saturday March 25, and also last Wednesday's Project Compassion Street Art initiative

  • There is News from Year 12.

  • Year 11 Physics and Specialist Mathematics students explore the potential of STEM careers with Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) hosting a special presentation and screening of 'Hidden Figures'

  • The Year 12 Religion Studies cohort continue their studies of Sacred Spaces with a visit to the Greek Orthodox Church of Archangels Michael and Gabriel

  • There are important announcements regarding planned absences from school, traffic management, the College Uniform Policy, and the new booking process for the 7-12 Parent Teacher Interviews; scheduled for early next term.  More information about some of these matters will be coming home with students' Term 1 report next week

2017 Fete: Craft Stall Announcement

After an amazing response last year, the Craft Stall team for Fete 2017 are calling on the school community to donate craft items. 

Please see inside today's Bulletin for further details.


Get the Term 1, Week 10 Bulletin online here.

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