The End of Term

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 26 September 2018
The End of Term

We have reached the last few days of Term 3 and we are all ready for a break.  It has been a fast paced highly creative term as last week's activities fully exemplified.  A coverage of some of these events is inside this Bulletin:

  • 2019 Year 7 Transition Evening
  • 1968 Old Scholars 50 Year Reunion
  • There's some timely News from Year 12
  • A Spring Variety Music Concert showcasing the musical talents of St Dominic's students
  • A triumphant Dominican Cup Debate trifecta!
  • Australian Mathematics Competition results are in - well done to all students who participated
  • We congratulate our Year 6 French students, who again placed first in their age category in the annual SAFTA Poetry Recitation Competition
  • Also in Year 6, we congratulate the SDPC White Badminton Team who were awarded bronze medals at the SAPSASA Badminton Carnival, held last Friday
  • News from the Primary School: the Year 3 Class recount their adventures on Pirate Day and their visit to the Maritime Museum; Year 5 visit the Planetarium; and Year 2 hosted their families for a bright and colourful Indian Showcase

Fete Appeals

  • This week's Fete Appeal is Packet Food
  • Now's the time to start getting your roses ready for the Rose Competition
  • Sign up to a Parent Roster for Fete Day. Many stalls are still in need of your help.  Thank you to all who have given so generously of their time
  • Sell / Buy those Art Union Raffle tickets in support of the Fete
  • Use your contacts to furnish an item for this year's Auction

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday 28 September is the final day of Term 3 and will be dismissed at the normal time.
  • The Uniform Shop is open 10:30am - 1:30pm on the following dates during the Term Holidays:
    Friday 5 October | Saturday 6 October | Monday 8 October | Tuesday 9 October
  • Register now to attend free parenting seminar 'The Secret Life of Teenage Girls', presented by Dr. Justin Coulson

Get the Week 10, Term 3 Bulletin online now

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History in the Making

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 19 September 2018
History in the Making

Tonight will mark a new beginning for our school as we welcome the 2019 Year 7s who will transfer from their Primary schools to the Secondary settings one year earlier than ever before.  Together with their parents they are joining us today for a "getting to know you" program.  The schools from which these families come have had close ties with us for many years and their students are wonderful representatives of their communities.  The two new classes will be housed with the third from St. Dominic's on the western side of the campus in the classrooms which will be vacated by Year 12s.  While these lucky seniors will move to the brand new facility in Hill Street, Year 7s will also enjoy their new position overlooking the sports field.

Also in the Week 9 Bulletin

  • OzKids in Print: Once again the poets and short story writers of St Dominic's have had their work published in the August edition of this Australia-wide magazine.
  • 2017 College Magazine: The truly outstanding record of College life in 2017 will come home with your daughters tonight.
  • Catholic Schools Music Festival: The entire Year 6 Class joined a choir of over 300 students in what was again a spectacular performance at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre.
  • Reception Class visited Walkerville Woolworths as part of their learning about food and nutrition.
  • The MYP Personal Project was showcased, with a Year 10 exhibition and Year 9 information evening, respectively.
  • As part of their Italian investigation on made in Italy products, the Year 11 Italian Class visited Mercato for a tasting tour.
  • Year 11 Informal 'Arabian Night' - photos inside.


  • A Spring Variety Music Concert - Thursday 20 September from 5:45pm (pre concert) / 6:45pm (main concert) in the College Hall.  Tickets available at the door: $10 adults | $5 concession
  • 2019 External Sibling Discount form is due back on Friday 28 September


  • Week 9 Fete Appeal is - Chocolate/Wine for the Chocolate Wheel and $2 for the Multi-Cultural Foods Stall
  • Art Union Raffle Books are being sent home today.  First prize is $1,000 cash! 
  • Sign up to the Parent Roster here.  There are many stalls still in need of assistance - especially during the lunch rush.  Many thanks to those who have so generously given of their time.

Get the Week 9 Term 3 Bulletin online now.

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Creating Bonds

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 12 September 2018
Creating Bonds

Year 8 Orientation

Meeting the new members of the Year 8 cohort for 2019 was a real pleasure and we hope that they feel more aware of the St. Dominic's community and of our appreciation of their formative Primary School environments. They are great ambassadors for those communities.

Reactivating Bonds

Connections across Adelaide or indeed across Australia are being made through formal and informal channels as the graduates from 40 and 50 years ago are soon to meet in two well planned reunions.  Please pass the word on if you are in the company of a former student of the appropriate vintage.

  • 50 Year Reunion (1966-68) - Friday September 21st: Tour of the College at 5:30pm followed by dinner at The Caledonian Hotel.
  • 40 Year Reunion - Sunday November 4th:College Tour will begin at 12 noon before a gathering at The Caledonian Hotel.

Also inside

  • Positive Psychology & Wellness Week: The Student Representative Council (SRCs) organised daily lunchtime activities to raise awareness about the problems youth face, regarding mental health matters.
  • Year 9 Camp
  • Well done to our Year 7 Class, who raised over $670 in less than 1 hour as part of Legacy Badge Week
  • Literacy Week's Primary Poem Competition and Book Week's 'Big Book of Treasure Quotes' competition winners are announced.
  • Australian Geography Competition and International Science Competition results are in.  Well done to all students who participated.


  • Catholic Schools Music Festival | Thursday 13 September - good luck to our Choir members who have been working so hard all year!
  • SDPC vs Blackfriars Dominican Cup Debating | Tuesday 18 September in the Conway Library 
  • A Spring Variety Music Concert, with special Year 12 Solo pre-concert, Thursday 20 September in the College Hall.  Tickets at the door.
  • The Uniform Shop is closed and will reopen 10:30-1:30 Monday 24 September.  School Holiday opening hours are published inside this week's Bulletin.  Summer Uniform is worn in Term 4.

Fete Appeals

  • The 2018 Parent Roster is still in need of more help!  Sign up now at:
  • The Week 8 Fete Appeal is a Packet Sweets (Sweets Stall) and $2 for Jams (Produce Stall)
  • The Auction Committee have been working hard alongside our Primary families to provide some stunning baskets for the Auction.  If YOU would like to help in anyway, please let us know via the reply slip in today's Bulletin.

The Week 8 Bulletin is online now.

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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'

Download the Week 6 Bulletin online now.

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