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Old Scholars' Mass 2018

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 7 March 2018
Old Scholars' Mass 2018

Old Scholars' Mass 2018

Last Sunday's Old Scholars' Mass and Morning Tea was as special as ever.  As we pray and sing together in our beautiful Chapel we are reminded of how much we owe to our forbears who chose to establish St Dominic's Priory College and Chapel to begin a tradition which survives strongly today.  Sincere thanks to Old Scholars' Association President Annie Pfeiffer, to the members of the Old Scholars' Association Committee, and to all who worked behind the scenes to offer hospitality.  Special thanks to the Choir and to Mrs Courtney Day whose contribution was of such a beautiful quality.

To join the Old Scholars' Association and keep up to date with Old Scholar news and events, sign up (or update your details) here: http://stdo.ms/OSA_Subscribe

Also in today's Bulletin:

  • Parenting in the Digital Age cyber-safety tipsheet care of Telstra

  • Sports Day Roster is still in vital need of parent support.  Just one hour of your time on Sports Day can make a difference.  Sign up now here

  • SAPSASA Swimming Carnival

  • Festival Season at St Dominic's

Upcoming:

  • IB Middle Years Programme Information Evening for Year 6-10 parents new to the IB MYP is on 7pm TONIGHT, Wednesday 7 March in the College Hall. 

  • Keep your Coles Sports for Schools Vouchers coming in!

  • Sports Day Raffle Books are coming home today please do your best to do your part and help support the provision of sports equipment at St Dominic's.

  • The Uniform Shop is CLOSED on Thursday 8 March and Monday 12 March.

Get the Week 6, Term 1 Bulletin online now.

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Sharing a Common Direction

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 28 February 2018
Sharing a Common Direction

Investiture Mass

In the privileged life which we enjoy here at St. Dominic's every day brings its own share of good things and, of course, things which can be tough. 

Yesterday's beautiful Mass for the Investiture of student leaders brought us all together around the aspirations of a young Christian Dominican Community.  Every person who spoke or read a prayer had something to offer us.  Rev Fr. James Valledares, our celebrant, repeated his refrain a number of times, "You, plus God, is a Majority," and basically he said you cannot do better than that.

Even if we only take one idea from those expressed, that will help us as the year progresses.  For example:

"when confronted by challenges help us to remain hopeful, motivated and diligent so that we can achieve our personal best"

St. Paul encouraged us in the reading from Paul to the Romans, "Live in harmony with one anotherlet love be genuine, .do not repay evil for evil We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us"

John's Gospel summarised for us the servant leadership of Jesus to which we aspire.  The Gospel recounts Jesus washing of the feet of his disciples.  "You call me teacher and Lord - and you are right, for that is what I am. So, if I your Lord and Teacher have washed your feet you also ought to wash one another's feet."

May we remember these words and the truth they bring as the year continues.

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Upcoming Events

  • Old Scholars' Mass is on this Sunday, 4 March from 9:30am in the Chapel.  It will be followed by light refreshments in the Hall and the Old Scholars' Association AGM.

  • Sports Day Roster: The St Dominic's Priory College Sports Day will be held at Sacred Heart College on Sunday March 25.  Every family is asked to donate one hour of time to one activity and in this way enable those with extra responsibilities to watch their daughters' events.  Please sign up now: http://signup.com/go/SPVJzJJ

  • Coles Sports for Schools: Collecting vouchers now!

  • Presentation to Parents new to the IB Middle Years Programme Wednesday 7 March from 7:00pm. Details inside the Bulletin.

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Parent Engagement

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 21 February 2018
Parent Engagement

In This Week's Bulletin:

  • There was some emphasis at each of the Parent Teacher nights on the key role parents play in providing boundaries for the safe use of technology.  Advice was given about:

  1. The importance of abiding by the legislation which makes it illegal to create a social media account until a child turns 13.
  2. Comprehensive but targeted info on the "Responsible Home Use of Social Media and Communication Devices."
  3. Information about the inherent risks of various social media platforms and apps; such as Wattpad - see inside today's Bulletin for more information.
  • The 2018 Sports Day Roster is now online.  Every family is asked to donate time to one activity for one hour and in this way enable those with extra responsibilities to watch their daughters' events.
  • Everything you need to know about the 2018 Old Scholars' Mass on Sunday March 4

  • There are still tickets left available for Sunday's fundraising screening of Finding Your Feet

  • Get your Coles Sports for Schools vouchers in now, and help support St Dominic's! 

  • Parents & Friends Meeting TONIGHT (Wednesday 21 February): We look forward to your company tonight at 7:30pm in the College Reception area.  All welcome.

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Lent Begins

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 14 February 2018
Lent Begins

Ash Wednesday

Each one of your children will have taken part in the Ash Wednesday ceremony of the Ashes by the time you see them tonight.  They know that:

"Lent is a time to stop and think about how we can play our part in God's hope for a world that is fair, just and peaceful.  Lent is a time when we think about the changes we can make in our lives, a time when we can examine our relationship with God

We are helped in doing this by making a Lenten sacrifice that calls on our resilience and courage.

This Week's News

There is a great deal to read, and photographs and art work to enjoy in this week's Bulletin

  • We unveil the beautiful Rose tile mosaic that has been installed as part of the Sr Mary Anne Holland Memorial; located in the Art Courtyard.
  • Wellbeing Day
  • News from the Library
  • Project Compassion begins 'for a just future'.
  • Sports News: Round 1 of Sport begins this week, with Water Polo on Thursday night and other games on Saturday morning.  The Sports Department is now seeking parents to volunteer as Officials at Sports Day on Sunday 25 March.
  • We feature photos and the Gospel Reflection from last Sunday's Family Mass
  • The Parents & Friends Committee are seeking donations for the Sports Day Raffle.

Upcoming

  • The first Parents & Friends Commitee Meeting for 2018 is on Wednesday 21 February from 7:30pm in the College Reception Area. 
  • There are still tickets left available for the Indian Pilgrimage Fundraising Screening of Find Your Feet See inside the Bulletin for more information.
  • Coles Sport for Schools - The Primary School are again collecting vouchers for Sports Equipment.  Don't forget to ask at the register for your vouchers - 1 voucher for every $10 spent!  There will be a collection box in the Primary School, or you can drop them off at the College Reception @139 Molesworth.

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A Busy Week 1!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 7 February 2018
A Busy Week 1!

Parent Commitments Grow...

By now you are juggling the many commitments which come from being a parent of children who often at more than one school.  Each son and daughter is equally important and at the end of a working day probably the last thing you feel like doing is going to a Parent Information Night.  And yet you know as do we that it is only together that the best outcomes are achieved.  We look forward to meeting you at each of the Parent information nights beginning with Primary Years this week.

Year 11 - 12:  Monday 12 February
Year 7 - 8:      Wednesday 14 February

Year 9 - 10:    Monday 19 February

Important Information

  • Road Safety: All schools in the city and North Adelaide area have received an important letter from the Adelaide City Council concerning the number of drivers who park illegally in the vicinity of schools and the safety issues that this causes.  The main problems occur at school start and finish.  St. Dominic's has its share of drivers who need to respond to this request.  It is true, as the letter states, that it is often parents with children attending the schools that put their own children at risk.  We wish to remind families to not double park, or stop in the line of traffic when dropping off or picking up children.  Parking officers and SAPOL will monitor the road rules at schools and issue fines for infringement.  Thank you for your support.

  • Family Mass: Sincere thanks to those who have sent in their replies to come along with your family to the Family Mass on this Sunday 11 Feb, at 9:30am.  The Parents and Friends will host the Morning Tea after Mass and it will be a perfect time to enjoy a cup of tea and rejoice in the milder sunshine.  We are grateful to the number of parent volunteers offering to help with serving refreshments.  If you would like to get involved, and help fill the roster, you can sign up here:  http://signup.com/go/thMfrVA

  • Indian Pilgrimage Movie Fundraiser Screening: On Sunday 25 February, the Capri Theatre, Goodwood will play host to an exclusive fundraiser screening of Finding Your FeetPlease see inside today's Bulletin for details on how you can get Tickets.

  • Financial Assistance: Families are reminded that Applications for School Fee Assistance are required to be returned to the Accounts Office, along with supporting documentation, no later than Friday 16 February.   
     

Also in Today's Bulletin:

  • Photos and news from Year 8 Camp, Year 12 Retreat, and the Australian Student Leaders Conference (held during the School Holidays).

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