STEM at St Dominic's Priory College

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 12 June 2019
STEM at St Dominic's Priory College

There is a particular focus on STEM in the Week 7 Bulletin.  

  • Year 7 Science visited SA Water to partake in the 'Follow that Drop' workshop
  • Year 8 Mathematics enjoyed 'The Maths Show' incursion in the College Hall.
  • Students from Mathematics 10A took part in the 'Young Women in STEM' workshop at the University of Adelaide.

Also this week:

  • Student Leaders from St Dominic's Priory College and Blackfriars Priory School came together on Friday night for the annual Prefects' Conference; part of a 40 year tradition of fostering Dominican community spirit and Christian leadership. It was a real pleasure to be able to host the Dinner in our new Year 12 Centre.
  • Meanwhile, our Year 9 Middle School Leaders attended yLead's Altitude Day.
  • News from Year 12: The Year 12 cohort have passed the halfway point of their year in terms of teaching weeks, and benefited from a visit by an Educational Psychologist in Pastoral Care this week, who delivered a seminar titled: 'Revision that works: how never to freeze in a test again.'  
  • Year 10 Retreat centred around the theme 'CTRL+ALT+DEL', exploring how to make positive life choices and delete negativity.  It was facilitated by Talk Out Loud.
  • Year 6/7 competed in Knockout Competitions in both Netball and Soccer.

Upcoming

  • Parents & Friends Chocolate Drive: boxes will be coming home soon!

  • 2019 School Musical: We are proud to announce that St Dominic's Priory College is the first South Australian school to present Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical.  Get your tickets online now.

Get the Week 7 Term 2 Bulletin online now.

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A Time for Community

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 5 June 2019
A Time for Community

The St Dominic's Priory College Hall houses many significant gatherings on any day of the week.  In the past week, there have been two very different community events and, at the end of the month, the space will again be transformed as the Year 8-11 cohort present the 2019 Musical Production.

  • Vinnies Mass: Tuesday morning saw the Hall transformed into a space for prayer as Years 7 12, led by the Student Vinnies Team, raised their voices in prayer and song for the Vinnies Mass. We are only at the beginning of winter and so your donations of warm blankets, winter clothing, and non-perishable food will be greatly appreciated by the recipients of the annual Vinnie's Winter Appeal.  The sooner we receive them the sooner we can pass them on to our Prospect Chapter for distribution.

  • Parents & Friends Quiz Night: By 7:30pm on last Friday night, the Hall was buzzing with laughter and conversation as the St. Dom's community, dressed in their country and western gear, came in to the stunning western style décor, and settled down for the 2019 Quiz Night.  Sincere thanks to our team of dedicated organisers, and all who came along! It was really great to see some of our newest parents take part.

Upcoming

  • First meeting of the 2019 Fete Commitee is on next Wednesday June 12 from 7:30pm.  It is preceeded by a 7:00pm pizza supper catch up.  New Parents and "old" please consider getting on board - this week the Auction and Lucky Dip Convening Teams are asking for expressions of interest.

  • Parents & Friends Chocolate Drive: Towards the end of this term, each family will be issued with a box of chocolates to sell as part of this Parents & Friends' fundraiser.  Should families not wish to participate, we ask that they return the reply slip published in the Bulletin, to ensure they are not allocated a box. 

  • 2019 School Musical: We are proud to announce that St Dominic's Priory College is the first South Australian school to present Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical.  Get your tickets online now.

Get the Week 6 Term 2 Bulletin online now.

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The Term is in Full Swing!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 29 May 2019
The Term is in Full Swing!

As we hit the mid-point of term, the calendar has been filled with great learning and exciting events for the youngest right through to the senior students.  Here is just a snapshot of the last week alone:

  • Year 12 Formal was a big hit!
  • Our Rec - Year 7 Auskick and Little League footballers experienced the thrill of playing on Adelaide Oval, as part of the half-time activities at the Adelaide Crows vs West Coast Eagles match
  • Mini Careers Expo - We are incredibly grateful to the universities, training providers and industry professionals who gave so generously of their time to speak 1:1 with our Year 10 - 12 students about their post-secondary study options and career pathways.  
  • We congratulate our Year 6 Da Vinci Decathlon team who achieved first place in the Engineering category and second place in the Art and Poetry section.  Our Year 7s are competing today (Wednesday 29 May) and we wish them well!
  • The Year 6s have been making soup for Fred's Van as part of their unit on Christian Discipleship. 
  • Tuckshop news: The Wednesday specials for weeks 6 through 10 have been published.  For all the current prices and stock availability, please check the latest menu, online here.

Parents & Friends News

  • The Parent's & Friends Country & Western Quiz Night is on THIS FRIDAY 31 May.  Online ticket sales must close at 11:59pm tonight (Wednesday 29 May) but there will be additional tickets available from the Accounts Office Thursday and Friday.  Get in fast, though, as tickets are limited!
  • The annual Parents & Friends Chocolate Drive is coming up, and this week we are asking families to confirm their participation.  Please see the reply slip on the back page of today's Bulletin for more information. 
  • The first Fete Meeting for 2019 will take place on Wednesday June 5.  All welcome!

Get the Week 5 Term 2 Bulletin online now.

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Launching the Vinnies Winter Appeal

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 22 May 2019
Launching the Vinnies Winter Appeal

In line with the Parishes this year we are together launching the St. Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal.  On Tuesday 21 May, students from the middle and senior school Vinnies Group addressed assemblies to remind all of the high level of need in Australia and in South Australia. 

Items which are needed include blankets and warm clothing as well as nourishing non-perishable food.
Please support the many who are in need.

In other News:

  • Quiz Night: It is not too late to make a table with other parents, friends and relatives for Friday 31 May.  You do not need a full table to participate - join a Year Level team now or else be a 'Lone Ranger' or 'Wild Card' and meet new people when you're seated in groups of 8-10... Book your tickets directly at the Account Office or online now.
  • Student Leaders Gathering: Students with leadership roles from years 11 and 12 travelled to St. Aloysius College to participate in a Student Leader Gathering, run by the Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults.
  • Mini Careers Expo: Students and staff across Years 10-12 are invited to attend our mini careers expo during Pastoral Care on Tuesday 28 May.  We are incredibly grateful to the selection of exhibitors from across universities, training providers, and industry who have so generously given their time to provide information about future careers and pathways to our students.
  • Entertainment Books Fundraiser: 2019 | 2020 Entertainment memberships are available now from the Accounts Office or online here.
  • Parents & Friends Meeting: Tonight, Wednesday 22 May from 7:30pm in the College Reception Area.

Get the Week 4 Term 2 Bulletin online now.

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Gala Day Success!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 15 May 2019
Gala Day Success!

Last Friday was a great community day and from our smallest children right through to the Seniors in Year 12, students took a day from their lessons to run stalls with delicious foods, to dress up in thematic colours, to perform on stage and to enjoy the talent as a receptive audience. Judging from the number of food stalls which ran out we can be hopeful of realizing a good sum for the charities which will benefit from our funds.

This Week

  • Gala Day! - see inside for full, colourful, coverage
  • Celebrating Mothers - there are some lovely tributes from our Primary students
  • Italy / Art Study Tour - read the full report!
  • Year 9 Science - visit the Botanic Gardens as part of a study on Ecology
  • Year 11 Legal Studies - visit the Adelaide Magistrates Court
  • Brainstorm Productions present The Flipside to the Years 7-10 cohort
  • SAPSASA District Athletics - results are in
  • Parents and Friends - the Term 2 meeting is coming up on Wednesday 22 May.  Don't forget Quiz Night on Friday 31 May - get your tickets online now!

The Week 3 Term 2 Bulletin is online here.

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