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: https://stdo.ms/Fete18


  • 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: https://stdo.ms/Fete18

  • 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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Aurecon Bridge Building Success!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 1 August 2018
Aurecon Bridge Building Success!

Week 2, Term 3

Last Thursday two Year 9 teams took part in the annual Aurecon Bridge Building Competition, a state-wide event which demands a high degree of perseverance and focus on STEM skills.  We congratulate our two St. Dominic's teams who won the middle school prizes for the strongest bridge, and the most innovative bridge.  Each student was awarded $50 and brought home $1,000 for the school. Congratulations!

Meet St. Dominic De Guzman Patron of our School

In Australia, schools in all states are, over the next week and a half, celebrating the life of St Dominic, that humble "Trail Blazer" for Christ.  A little of our Dominican history here in SA is recorded in this Bulletin.  Out there are some Old Scholars who would remember that in 1986, when Old Scholar Rachel Kearney was editor of the College Magazine, we documented the completion of a fine Statue of Dominic by nationally and internationally recognized sculptor, Silvio Apponyi.  One of the great things about his work was that it was done on site and we could observe its many stages.  In this week's Bulletin, take a few moments to read how Apponyi's understanding of Dominic is revealed in his sculpture.

The Week 2, Term 3 Bulletin is online now

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Common Ground

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 25 July 2018
Common Ground

Welcome to Term 3

Term 3 could certainly be a contender for the most interesting and action packed term in a school year!  This week sees a party of Year 11s visit the nation's capital, the Year 12 Trial Exams begin, and on Friday the Year 2s will be leading our Chapel Mass in the presence of their grandparents.  Yesterday we had a visit from two Dominican preachers from the USA who are visiting to work with students in our Dominican schools in understanding the nature of Dominic's mission and the ways in which his fidelity to the Gospel can be carried out by Dominicans young and otherwise.  Do read the article written by our Year 11 Representatives who joined students from Dominican schools in Australia and New Zealand at the conference called, "Common Ground" during the term holidays.

This term will also include the orientation of our Year 8 2019 students, as well as the new Year 7s 2019 as they transition from Parish Primary Schools. 

Over the road on the site of our new Year 12 Centre, work is progressing at an excellent rate.  The photo shows some of the building committee viewing the interior work.  One of the most "High-tech" operations was last week's installation of fibre optic cable under the road from our new Hill Street site to our current campus.

FETE 2018

Our school community needs assistance as we all bring together a successful 2018 Fete in a year when our new building is drawing on additional funds.  Parents new to St. Dominic's need to be aware that your generous response to every week's appeal for help will be of enormous value in stocking the wonderful Auction and the stalls which make up our grand Fete.  More than that however is our need for people to join the teams of convenors who run each stall and the wonderful Auction. 

Please spend a little time reading the FETE and AUCTION overview in this week's Bulletin, available online here.

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