A New Year Begins

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 30 January 2019
A New Year Begins

The Week 1 Bulletin is full of important news and announcements:

  • We extend a special welcome to new staff, students and their families
  • Congratulations the Class of 2018 on their spectacular results; featuring a special colour lift out of our Highest Achievers
  • The College community acknowledges the achievement of Mrs Rita Shepherd, Deputy Principal (Curriculum) who was awarded an Order of Australia Medal 'for service to the community through charitable organisations' in last week's Australia Day honours
  • Mr Jim Howard AM, Chair of the College Board, makes an important announcement about the naming of the Year 12 Senior Centre

Also inside:

  • List of 2019 Staff
  • Tuckshop Menu for Term 1
  • 2019 Calendar, including Parents & Friends' Committee meeting dates, and dates for School Photos
  • Term 1 Uniform Shop opening hours

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Term 1 School Fees were due Tuesday 29 January
  • Wellbeing Day for Years 7, 9, 10 & 11 is Thursday 31 January.  PE uniform is to be worn.
  • Sport Nomination Forms are due Monday 4 February
  • A representative from Lighthouse Books will visit the school at lunchtime on Tuesday 5 February for students who have returns or queries about their book orders.
  • Family Mass is on Sunday 10 February.  Please RSVP by Monday 4 February
  • Parent Information Nights vary according to Year Level.  Letters are going home with specific details, but dates are published in the Bulletin.  Please RSVP by Monday 4 February.
  • The first Parents & Friends meeting for 2019 is on Wednesday 20 February from 7:30pm

Get the Week 1, Term 1 Bulletin online now.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 18 December 2018
Congratulations to the Class of 2018

We congratulate the students of 2018 on their excellent results and wish them well in their future studies/careers.

The 2018 results are as follows:

  • 100% SACE completion
  • Merits were awarded in: Biology, Chemistry, English, English as an Additional Language, Essential English, Essential Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Physics, Vietnamese (Continuers), & Workplace Practices
  • 45% of students gained an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10%
  • Approximately 20% of students gained an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5%
  • 55% of grades were achieved in the A grade band
  • 95% of grades were achieved in the A and B grade bands
  • Congratulations to the 2018 St Dominic's Priory College Dux, Minh-Chau Le.  Minh-Chau achieved an ATAR of 99.75, placing her in the top 1% of all Australian students, along with her peer Jennifer Pham who also gained an ATAR above 99.

Wishing our community a very happy Christmas.

Sr Jillian Havey

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End of Year Mass

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 5 December 2018
End of Year Mass

The End of Year Mass ritual speaks for itself as a Eucharistic encounter between Christ and our community enriched by the words of the Scripture beautifully conveyed, and by the prayers of the Church and of the Faithful.  The music from Choir from the soloists, and the backing of the musicians takes us into the world beyond words, one which speaks to the heart.  Our graduates were especially in our hearts as they were given a special part in this Mass.  See inside today's Bulletin for more...

This Final Week

The Years 7-12 Assembly will be held on this Friday when student awards will be presented and students will farewell some of our staff.  See inside today's Bulletin for dismissal times.

Report Collection: On Wednesday 12 December from 8:00am3:45pm reports will be available at Reception.  It would be wonderful if the reports could be picked up on this day, but the office is also open on Friday.

Don't Miss: Important information about 2019 Laptop Distribution and the first day of Term 1 is included in today's Bulletin.  Greater detail will be provided via a circular included with students' reports.

Get the final Bulletin for 2019 online now

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Week 7 Bulletin

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 28 November 2018
Week 7 Bulletin

Twilight Assembly

Thank you to the many parents who have sent positive emails to the Primary teachers congratulating them on their hard work, enthusiasm and the success of last week's Twilight Assembly.  The kind words are always very much appreciated. We were all so very proud of the class performances and you could definitely see the joy on the girls' faces.  All the classes had put thought into their acts and you could see the enormous amount of enthusiasm the students had when performing their class pieces and singing the final songs.

Also in this week's Bulletin:

  • All you need to know about next week's End of Year Mass of Thanksgiving.
  • We farewell a long-serving member of staff, acknowledging their 35 years of service
  • From the Primary School... Year 6 host their last assembly as Primary Students, Year 4 Pyjama Day, and Year 2 learn how to 'Ride a Bike Right'
  • There's a STEAM focus in Year 8, with some Maths students attending the Mathscraft Workshop at Mercedes College, and the entire Science cohort attending Chemistry Spectacular at the University of Adelaide
  • News from LOTE: There are some commendable results from the Year 9, 10, 11 Italian and French students, who participated in the ACER Language Competency Test last term, and we congratulate four students in Year 9 who were award winners in the South Australian Association of Italian Teachers (SAATI) and Dante Alighieri Society of South Australia's L'Italia festeggia Competition
  • Year 9 students have been busy writing book reviews for two popular Adelaide bookshops, North Adelaide's 'Booked at North Adelaide' and Norwood's 'Dillons Norwood Bookshop'
  • It is not too late to order a St Dominic's Produce Stall Christmas Hamper!  See inside the Bulletin for ordering information.

Get the Week 7 Term 4 Bulletin online now.


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PE Week

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 21 November 2018
PE Week

Read all about PE Week at St Dominic's in the Week 6 Bulletin, online now.

Upcoming Dates

  • Final Parents & Friends Meeting and Fete Committee Meeting TONIGHT (Wednesday 21 November)
  • Your family's RSVP to the End of Year Mass is due FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER.  As seating is limited, tickets may not be assured after this date.
  • Year 6 Graduation BBQ is on Wednesday 28 November

Get the Week 6, Term 4 Bulletin online now.

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