Fete is 39 Days Away...!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 20 September 2017
Fete is 39 Days Away...!

Fete Roster

In this week's Bulletin, we are calling upon parents to please note the stalls which are still in great need of help on Fete Day.  The Parent Convenors would be very grateful for the support of their fellow parents on this, the largest Parents & Friends fundraiser on the College calendar.  Sign up to a Fete Roster online now.  Many thanks to those who have already so generously pledged their time.

Art Union Raffle

Coming home today, Wednesday 20 September, is the Art Union Raffle Book, with its first prize of $1,000.  Please do your best with friends and relations to sell all the tickets.

Also in this week's Bulletin:

  • We announce plans to create, on the boundary between the Convent and the College, a special art and garden tribute to Sr. Mary Anne Holland.

  • Our Year 5 Class have been busy, with visits to Barker Kindy and the Planetarium last week.
  • There are photos from last week's Annual Music Concert and Year 11 Informal.

Important Dates

  • This week's Fete Appeal is Chocolate / Wine for the Chocolate Wheel and $2 for the Yiros Stall

  • Dominican Cup Debating will now take place at Blackfriars on Monday 25 September: please note the change of date!  More details on the back page of the Bulletin.

  • Term 3 will end on Friday 29 September, with normal dismissal.

Get your Week 9 Bulletin online now.

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A Busy Week!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 13 September 2017
A Busy Week!

Last night, Year 10 Parents attended the exhibition of their daughters' Personal Project in excellent numbers.  Tonight, we welcome the Parents of our Year 9 students as we launch the 2017/2018 Personal Project and, on Thursday, the curtain rises on the Annual Music Concert [Tickets $10|$5 at the door].

Also in this week's Bulletin:

  • Our Receptions welcomed their Dads to Friday Morning Mass in honour of Father's Day, the Year 2s learnt about Hinduism with a visit to Shri Ganesha Temple, and all Primary classes engaged with Indigenous culture, courtesy of the Didjeribone Show.

  • Primary Writing Competition winners are announced!  Well done girls!

  • There's photos and reflections from Year 9 Camp.

Coming Up

  • Tomorrow is R U OK? Day

  • Thursday 14 September: Annual Music Concert in the College Hall [enter via 119 Molesworth St].  Please arrive by 6:30pm ahead of a 7:00pm start.  Tickets [$10|$5] available at the door.

  • 2017 Dominican Cup Debating vs Blackfriars: 5:30pm Thursday 21st September at Blackfriars Priory School Hallinan Library

Fete News

  • Sign up to the Parent Roster online now.

  • This week's Fete Appeal is $2 for Jams [Produce Stall] + packet of Sweets [Sweets Stall]

  • The Pot Plant Stall is seeking donations of small pots, suitable for planting seedlings / herbs (etc)

Get this week's Bulletin online now.

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An Historic Development

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 6 September 2017
An Historic Development

The South Australian Government has given us permission under the 1993 Development Act to use the properties we own in 74 Hill Street to develop a new Year 12 Centre and in an adjoining property in Barnard St. an Early Learning Centre.  The first development will be the Year 12 Centre with a target date of completion in 2019.  As you would be aware this is quite critical as two new classes of Year 7s will transit from parish Primary schools into the middle school. 

Tonight, at the Fete Meeting, it will be a special privilege to show our parent committee the ground plans courtesy of Architect Kon Michael from Swanbury-Penglase.

Also this week

  • News from Year 12

  • In recognition of eSmart Week, we feature a Parenting Tipsheet on Digital Footprints

  • Year 7 participated in Legacy Week, raising almost $400 selling badges in O'Connell Street

  • A wrap up of the SRC initiative 'Mental Health Matters!'

  • We congratulate the students who are off to represent the district of North Adelaide at the upcoming State Metro Day, following a stellar result at SAPSASA North Adelaide District Athletics.

  • The Primary School is again participating in Woolworths Earn & Learn.  Get your completed sticker sheets or loose stickers in to the PRIMARY OFFICE

Upcoming Dates

  • Annual Music Concert showcasing the talents of the Concert Orchestra, String Orchestra, Rock Band and Choir: Thursday 14 September 2017 in the College Hall.  Tickets ($10 adults | $5 conc) at the door.  Please arrive by 6:30pm for a 7:00pm sharp start.

  • 2017 Dominican Cup Debating vs Blackfriars: 5:30pm Thursday 21st September at Blackfriars Priory School Hallinan Library

Fete News

  • Sign up to the Parent Roster online now.

  • This week's Fete Appeal is $2 for the Asian Foods Stall

  • The Pot Plant Stall is seeking donations of small pots, suitable for planting seedlings / herbs (etc)

Get this week's Bulletin online now.

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For Parent Notice Boards

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 30 August 2017
For Parent Notice Boards

Term 3 brings us right into some peak moments on the field, on the stage, and in the fun of the Primary Book Week parade.  Highlights in this week's Bulletin include:

  • The great achievement of the Year 12 Drama Production Ruby Moon.  The heart wrenching story was made more compelling by our memories real life stories of missing children in Australia.

  • Book Week had its own special happenings.  Perhaps the most colourful and engaging was the Book characters Parade held in the Gym last Wednesday.  Once in costume children do "Escape to Everywhere."

  • Sporting Victories were quite numerous as the winter season came to an end.  We congratulate every student who has made regular sports team participation part of their week.

  • The winners of the Harry Bell Memorial Art Competition have been announced and the Multi-Arts Faculty is proud to announce that two of our Year 9 students have been awarded prizes.  See inside the Bulletin for more details!

  • There's news from LOTE this week, with Year 11 Italian enjoying a tasting tour of Italian imported products at Il Mercato and a special introduction from our visiting French Exchange Student

  • Year 8s participated in 'Write a Book in a Day' in support of Children's Cancer Research

  • Stage 1 Religion makes 'big change with little change' as part of their studies on TEAR Australia

Fete 2017

The Term 3 Fete Appeals kick up a notch with the launch of the 2017 FETE PARENT ROSTER and AUCTION NEWSSign up to a roster here and check out the event page here for all the latest Fete & Auction news.

Get the Week 6 Bulletin here.

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Parental Company on the School Journey

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 23 August 2017
Parental Company on the School Journey

Depending upon your daughter's age and year level, different aspects of school life make a claim on your love and your time.

  • Certainly if your children are in Year 4, you have been supporting your daughters as they receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

  • If your daughter is in Year 10 you would have been watching and encouraging her as she finalised her Report for the MYP Personal Project which was due in on Monday afternoon.  We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Personal Project exhibition.

  • Many school events are across year levels and that is true of Book Week being celebrated across Australia this week.  We are watching with interest the upcoming challenge for Year 8s who are taking part in the Kids Cancer Project "Write a Book in a Day."

  • Parents of our Year 12s will definitely be aware that this week the Year 12 Drama Production, "Ruby Moon" will perform for audiences over two nights, Thursday and Friday.  We wish them well.  Tickets ($12 | $8) are available at the door from 7pm each night.

  • We look forward to seeing numbers of you in conversation with our teachers and your daughters at next Monday's Parent Teacher interviews, and next Thursday's Subject Counselling Day for Year 10 and Year 11.

Also in this week's Bulletin:

  • There's a timely reminder about the College's procedures regarding Mobile Phone use and communication with your daughter/s during school hours.  Please take the time to refamiliarise yourself with the Mobile Phone Policy as published in today's Bulletin.

  • We give sincere thanks to our Quiz Night committee and generous donors who facilitated the success of Quiz Night | Black & White on friday night.

  • Parents will be very interested to read the annual Commonwealth Compliance Report, which confirms the high standards achieved at St. Dominic's and confirms the factors that generate those standards.  It is available online here or by request via the reply slip in today's Bulletin.

  • We congratuate our Primary Poets who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Poetry Section of the SA Young Writers Awards.

  • Week 6-10 Wednesday Lunch Specials are published.

  • As we look towards the upcoming Dominican Cup Debate at Blackfriars (date TBD), we wrap up the 2017 interschool debating competition with some impressive results.


  • Year 12 Drama Production of Ruby Moon commences Thursday 24 August and concludes Friday 25 August.  For more information, visit the event page.

  • The 2017 Old Scholars Association Luncheon is on THIS SUNDAY: 12:30pm at Barton's Restaurant (Caledonian Hotel North Adelaide).  Tickets ($30ea) are available from the College Office, or at the door.

  • This week's Fete Appeal is for TINNED FOOD.

Get the Week 5, Term 3 Bulletin online now.

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