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This Week is Positive Psychology Week

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 5 September 2018
This Week is Positive Psychology Week

"If positive psychology teaches us anything, it is that all of us are a mixture of strengths and weaknesses.  No one has it all, and no one lacks it all."

- Christopher Peterson

In this week's Bulletin:

  • We congratulate the Year 7 and Year 11 national winners of the Wool4Schools design competition.
  • The Indian Pilgrimage Dinner was a resounding success, raising vital funds for the Dare 2 Dream Foundation ahead of our Year 11 trip to Yuva Jyothi in December.
  • Senior students from St Dominic's and Blackfriars gathered together last Friday night to attend a seminar raising awareness about domestic violence.  We sincerely thank representatives from Zahra Foundation for leading the presentation and wish them well on their upcoming trek of the Kokoda Trail!
  • We welcomed the first half of the 2019 Year 8 class for their Orientation Morning.
  • Our Year 5 class report back on their recent visit to Barker Kindy.
  • We give thanks to author Phil Cummings for being our 'Author in Residence' last Friday.
  • The primary students were rocked by a creative, interactive and energetic performance by the Music is Fun Band.
  • As we welcome back our Year 9s from their camp this afternoon, we publish photos from their Retreat, held last week.


  • A Spring Variety Music Concert, featuring an exclusive Year 12 solo "pre concert" has just been announced:  Put Thursday 20 September in your diaries now!  More information inside today's Bulletin.  Can't wait until Thursday 20?  Catch our students live onstage at the Catholic Schools Music Festival on Thursday 13 September.
  • This week's Fete Appeal is for the Asian Foods Stall
  • Don't forget to sign up to the Parent Roster - there are lots of stalls still in need of your help!
  • The Auction Committee is currently on the look out for prizes to be included in both the Main Auction and Silent Auction.  Please get in touch if you or someone you know could help.

Please note that the Uniform Shop is closed until Monday 24 September

Get the Week 7 Bulletin online here.

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Countdown to the Fete and Auction

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 29 August 2018
Countdown to the Fete and Auction

Sunday 28 October 2018

A successful Fete is achieved when every family in our school makes a contribution.  As you will see on the front page of today's Bulletin, it is more than one generation that lends a hand.  You are currently:

  • Donating generously to one or two stalls through the weekly appeals which assists our parent convenors
  • In Reception Year 7 contributing to the themed baskets which are such a successful item at the Auction.
  • Signing up to volunteer on a stall at the Fete: please note that all stalls are presently in need of more parent help.
  • Reaching out to your contacts to assist the Auction in the sourcing of prizes

Also inside:

  • Photos from the Year 12 Production of Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Comprehensive Book Week coverage, including Write a Book in a Day, which raises funds for The Kids' Cancer Project
  • Winter season Saturday Morning Sport play off results - congratulations to our Premiership teams!
  • Our French classes commemorate Bastille Day
  • Our Year 8s Sleepout for Vinnies'

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 22 August 2018
Picnic at Hanging Rock

The Year 12 Drama Production of 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' opens 7:30pm tomorrow (Thursday) night for an exclusive two-night run. Tickets will be available at the door: $12 Adults / $8 Concession.

Also featured in this week's Bulletin:

  • SAETA Young Writers Award - Congratulations to two St Dominic's students who both placed second in their respective age groups. 
  • Book Week -  A reminder of the upcoming Book Week dates for our Primary classes.  First up, the Dress-up Parade on Friday!
  • MASA Annual Quiz Night - Congratulations to one of our senior teams for winning the Senior Mathematics component of the evening!
  • Science Week - We recount some of the highlights from last week's Science activities.
  • Stage 1 English as an Additional Language - The Year 11 EAL class have been reflecting on the 2018 version of themselves compared to when they were 11 years old; spending a lesson with our Year 5 class.


  • Old Scholars' Association Annual Ladies Luncheon this Sunday, August 26
  • Year 6-12 Parent Teacher Interviews are on Monday 27 August.  Please ensure your booking is finalised no later than 3pm Friday 24 August.
  • Order an Entertainment Book for Father's Day online today, and support St Dominic's!

Fete Notices

  • This week's Fete Appeal is $2 for Classic Treasures and Tinned Food for the Produce Stall
  • Please note that the next Fete Committee Meeting date has been changed.  It is now on Wednesday 29 August.
  • There are many 'spots' across all stalls in need of parent help on Fete Day. 
    Sign up to the Parent Fete Roster online now.

Get the Week 5 Term 3 Bulletin online now.

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Science Week 2018

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 15 August 2018
Science Week 2018

Week 4 News

This is Science Week and, as always, the Science Faculty provide fun filled Science activities for all ages.  On Tuesday our Junior Primary children filled the normally staid corridors of the older youth in the furious fun of a treasure hunt.  Still to come is: rocket making, Virtual Reality and on Friday a guest speaker for the blind welfare. 

Also in this week's Bulletin:

  • We reflect on last week's St Dominic's Day Mass
  • SACPSSA Cross Country
  • Year 6 launch their War on Waste

2018 Fete

  • A new food stall will be launched at this year's Fete to operate alongside the Asian, Italian, Yiros and BBQ offerings.  Thanks to the generosity of our Indian / Sri Lankan Families we will for the first time this year offer a food stall featuring the delicious Indian food which is so popular around the world.
  • The Week 4 Fete Appeal is for the LUCKY DIP STALL ($2)
  • Sign up to the Parent Volunteer Roster now here:


  • Sports Photos on Friday 17 August
  • Book Swap on Tuesday 21 August
  • Year 12 Drama Production of 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 August
  • Primary Book Week Dress Up Parade on Friday 24 August
  • Parent Teacher Interviews for Years 6-12 on Monday 27 August

More details in this week's Bulletin, available online here.

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St Dominic's Day

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 8 August 2018
St Dominic's Day

Week 3, Term 3 Bulletin

This week's Bulletin records one of the most heartfelt celebrations in our school year, the Eucharist for the Feast of St. Dominic.  Students from Reception to Year 12, Staff and Parents, Dominican Sisters, College Board Directors as well as staff and students from Blackfriars Priory School, St Mary's College and Cabra Dominican College joined us for yesterday's Mass.  It was a memorable event. 

The much anticipated holiday for the Feast of St. Dominic will be enjoyed by all on this Friday. 

Also this week:

  • Our Year 11s return from Canberra

  • Year 9 Maths attend the Science & Engineering Challenge at the velodrome.

  • News from the Primary Gardening Club


  • 2018 Parent Fete Roster: Coming home this week via email will be all you need to know about signing up.  Alternatively, a direct link to the online roster is:

  • Year 12 Drama Production Picnic at Hanging Rock will take place in the Hall on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 August.  Doors open 7pm for 7:30pm start.  Tickets available at the door - $12 Adult, $8 Concession.  Put these dates in your diaries now!

The Week 3, Term 3 Bulletin is online now.

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