Building Foundations

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 23 May 2018
Building Foundations

Week 4 Bulletin:

While you may not be able to identify exactly what is happening at 74 Hill Street from the photograph, it is an exciting step in the building program!  The crane, the rubber hose and the men at work are starting to pour the slab on the floor of the new classroom studios which will be occupied by our Year 12s in 2019.  The following weeks will give us a new perspective on what will be a beautiful facility.

Also in the spirit of "building foundations":

  • Online Safety Presentation: The massive difference between modes of communication when parents were young, and those of their children in 2018 requires new learning for parents and expert guidance.  Parents of Years 5 to 12 are invited to give priority time to a special Online Safety Presentation to be presented live by Sonya Ryan of the Carly Ryan Foundation, in the College Hall on Tuesday 5 June at 6.30pm.
  • Career Expo: Year 10, 11 and 12 students have opportunity next week to explore their post secondary options at the Combined Schools Career Expo; a joint initiative of St Dominic's Priory College, Wilderness School and Blackfriars Priory School. 
  • Parent Community: Get your tickets now for the SDPC Parents & Friends 80s Quiz Night, to be held in the College Hall on Friday 1 June:  To learn how you can support us on the night come to tonight's Parents and Friends Meeting at 7:30pm and lend a hand with the organisation.

Get the Week 4 Bulletin online now.

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Gala Day 2018

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 16 May 2018
Gala Day 2018

Week 3 Bulletin

Our students, junior and senior, know how to enjoy themselves on GALA DAY.  The photographs in this week's Bulletin tell some of the story of ingenuity and care in choosing and making costumes of extraordinary variety offered by the theme of Disney / Childhood!  It was a day based in imagination, in enterprise, in team work on the stalls and in performing courageously on stage with hundreds of peers watching on.  It's also about more than fun, with over $6,800 of funds raised being directed towards a number of charities as chosen by the students.  Well done to all. 

Get the Week 3, Term 2 Bulletin online now.


  • Quiz Night: Time to make a table with other parents, friends and relatives for Friday June 1.  Tickets are available at the Accounts Office or online here:

  • Parents & Friends Meeting: 7:30pm next Wednesday, 23 May in the College Reception Area.

  • Combined Schools Careers Expo: from 6:00pm on Wednesday 30 May.  Families of Year 10-12 students are asked to refer to the information e-mailed home about this compulsory school event.

  • SDPC Old Scholars Movie Fundraiser Screening of 'Oceans 8': 6:30pm Sunday 10 June.  Tickets are available from the College Office - see inside today's Bulletin for further details.  All proceeds to go towards the OSA Serenity Garden in the new Year 12 Centre.


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Gala Day is on Friday!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 9 May 2018
Gala Day is on Friday!

Gala Day is a big day for students on the St. Dominic's calendar and from the Reception Class to the Year 12s it has something for everyone.  The funds raised goes to some excellent causes as chosen by the SRC. As well as the food stalls the highlights of the day include the Fashion Parade and the Talent Quest.  The schedule is as follows:

10:00am 11:00am Fashion Parade
11:30am 12:30pm R-6 Talent Quest
1:50pm 3pm Year 7-12 Talent Quest

Also in today's Bulletin:


  • The 2018 Parents & Friends Quiz Night is set for Friday 1 June.  Tickets are on sale here.  The College Office is gratefully taking receipt of prize donations.  See inside the Bulletin for more information.

  • Looking for a last minute Mother's Day gift?  Entertainment Books are available from the Accounts Office now, or online here.

  • The next Parents & Friends meeting is on Wednesday 23 May.  Put this date in your diary now.  7:30pm in the College Reception area.

The Week 2 Bulletin is available online now.

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Welcome Back!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 2 May 2018
Welcome Back!

Ready, Set, Go!

We have opened the door to a full and interesting Term Two.  There is something significant for every one of us to contribute to this term's educational opportunities at St. Dominic's.  Special events include:

  • Parent Teacher Interviews tonight (Wednesday 2 May) and on Monday 7 May
  • The community's GALA Day on Friday 11 May (Week 2) - the theme in 2018 is Childhood / Disney!
  • Upcoming Winter Sports
  • NAPLAN Tests between Tuesday 15 - Thursday 17 May (Week 3)
  • The Parents and Friends Quiz Night on Friday 1 June (Week 5) - Tickets available NEXT WEEK
  • Mass for the Vinnies on Tuesday 5 June (Week 6)
  • School drama production of Peter Pan in Week 9

...and much else besides!

And, as you can see, across the road the construction of new Year 12 Centre at 74 Hill Street has well and truly begun, bringing to birth some long held dreams of the future for a school which, in its turn, has given so much to the life and fabric of North Adelaide since 1883.

Get the Week 1 Bulletin online now.

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Reports Coming Home Today

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 11 April 2018
Reports Coming Home Today

Term Ends Friday 13 April

As the eleven week term one draws to a close, there is a sense that holidays are looming while work is being finalised. 

End of term reports are a major formal communication between family and school.  The reports cover the academic results, either as both comments and marks for senior students and comments on progress for junior and middle school students.  Teachers often remark in the comments on progress that it would help a student to, "ask more questions."  Of course not every student feels able to "confidently involve herself in class discussions."  This can be related to shyness or to the process of formulating a question. 

Parents can play a powerful part in encouraging children and youth to overcome the barriers and help their children to hear the "sound of their own voice," a very different proposition in a classroom setting from the informal exchanges at home.  Of course this is a two-way thing, with teachers making time and giving encouragement also.
In addressing the data available in the reports, one notes again and again that high attendance and punctuality rates, which are normally good at St. Dominic's, can make all the difference in a child's progress where they are cause for concern.

Please note that reports for all students are being sent home to parents today.


  • Parent Teacher Interviews: Inside report envelopes today is essential information for parents of students in Years 7-12 and for Year 6 in relation to elective subjects.  Everything needed in order to book parent-teacher interviews is explained.  Once again the link is given to enable your easy access to the booking procedure:
booking code: dwc97

  • Term will end with NORMAL DISMISSAL on Friday 13 April

  • Term 2 will commence on TUESDAY 1 MAY

Get the Week 11 Bulletin online now

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