The Last Week of Term

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 4 July 2018
The Last Week of Term

The final Bulletin for Term 2

This week's Bulletin photos capture the essence of the beautifully staged 2018  production of "Peter Pan".  The energy and obvious commitment of the cast communicated the story and its characters to maximum effect.  The dancing sequences were stunning.  Everyone, whether lead characters or members of the ensembles, did their part.  The rapid and professional scene changes speak highly of the backstage crew.  Front of house and publicity, sound and lighting were equally professional.  The students know that they were in the fortunate position of being in the hands of an outstanding Director Ms Victoria Sayner, her highly skilled assistant Jessica Spagnuolo and the imaginative staging skills and commitment of David Curran, recently retired member of the SDPC staff.  Many other staff members supported this production and their names also appeared on the program.

Last Day of Term is a special day for obvious reasons.  Included in the events is a major end of term Assembly at which we will welcome two representatives of organisations who work in special ways for the community.  A dentist from Mercy Ship will come to receive a cheque from the 2018 Gala Day fundraising.  Mercy Ship takes health professionals into many disadvantaged places around the world where their services are given freely.  Closer to home are the North Adelaide Prospect St. Vincent De Paul group who will offer thanks to our community for their contributions to the Winter Appeal.

Dismissal on Friday 6 July will be at the normal time.

Term 3 will commence on Monday 23 July.

Have a good holiday everyone.

Get your Week 10 Term 1 Bulletin online here.


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One More Sleep!

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 27 June 2018
One More Sleep!

Peter Pan

The curtain goes up on Thursday night, with around 100 St. Dominic's students taking part onstage or backstage.  Prepare to be taken back to the first time you entered Neverland with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, Pirates, and Indians all taking to the stage with great authenticity and energy!  Online ticket sales will close 9am Friday (9am Thursday for tomorrow's show) but there will still be plenty of great seats available AT THE DOOR on the night! 

For Parent Attention:

  • Careers Education Survey: Sincere thanks to those Year 10-12 parents who have so far taken the time to read the survey and send back their thoughts on our key programs for Careers Education.  We currently have about 48 replies and would love to get to 70 before reporting results.  Hardcopies of the survey can be requested from the College Office, or you can respond online here.

  • The annual Parents & Friends Chocolate Drive is one of the College's most successful fundraisers.  Chocolates have arrived and will soon be distributed.  We ask that if your family does NOT wish to receive a box, that you please let us know by completing the form at the back of the Bulletin and returning to the Office by tomorrow, Thursday 28 June.  Donatons in lieu of participation would be gratefully accepted, but not required.

Get the Week 9 Bulletin online here.
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Building Frameworks

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 20 June 2018
Building Frameworks

Year 12 Centre is Taking Shape!

The roof form and the steel work announce the arrival of a place in which all our students will experience an excellent learning environment.  Also in the vein of building frameworks...

  • Year 10s and Year 11s are dealing well with their half year exams this week.  While it can be a nervousness producing exercise, especially for Year 10s, exam week is certainly valuable practice for the years ahead in preparing students to work under time pressure.

  • St Dominic's Priory College will be hosting the Combined Schools Careers Expo in 2020 and the parent survey on Careers Education, being sent home with Year 10-12 students this week, will greatly assist in both its planning and in the delivery of careers education in the future.  A paper copy will be sent home in both English and Vietnamese, or you can take a moment now and complete the survey online here.  

  • The annual Parents & Friends Chocolate Drive is one of the College's most successful fundraisers.  Chocolates will be distributed in Week 10 and we ask families to refer to the back page of the Bulletin for important information about their family's participation.

Get the Week 8 Bulletin online here.


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A Week of Awards

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 13 June 2018
A Week of Awards

The Week 8 Bulletin showcases the recent successes of our scholars - current and old - across sporting, creative and professional pursuits.  Highlights:

  • We are proud to announce that the May edition of Oz Kids in Print features award winning stories and prose from nine St Dominic's students!  Download your free copy here.
  • We congratulate Old Scholar Margaret Ford, who on Monday was a recipient of an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her outstanding work in Education in South Australia. 
  • We congratulate Jess (Year 12) for placing first in her age division at the McAleer Open Championships

Also inside:

  • 2018 Prefect's Conference
  • Year 9 Middle School Leaders participated in yLead's Altitude Day.
  • The Year 1 Class celebrated Chinese Day
  • The Year 4 Class learned about Static Electricity and Sustainable Living
  • Languages Day!! Celebrating all things French and Italian with thanks to our LOTE Faculty
  • Year 9 Geography students completed a unit around Biomes and Food Security with a visit to The Food Forest
  • Year 10A Mathematics explored their STEM subject and career options at a Young Women in Technology Workshop at Adelaide University
  • Year 12 Tourism students investigated the practical applications of Tourism Sustainability with thanks to the Adelaide Zoo.
  • We give thanks to Sonya Ryan, CEO of the Carly Ryan Foundation, and her team who gave comprehensive presentations to students across Years 8 & 9 as well as a parent focused session on Tuesday 5 June.  The Carly Ryan Foundation is a certified online safety program provider under the Office of the eSafety Commissioner's certification scheme.
  • Important information about the 2018 Parents & Friends Chocolate Drive is enclosed.
  • Get your tickets to this month's School Production of Peter Pan online here.

Read the Week 7 Bulletin online here.

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We Can Make a Difference

Posted by St Dominic's Priory College on 6 June 2018
We Can Make a Difference

Vinnies Mass 5 June

"Truly I tell you just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me."

Matthew 25:34-41

The Week 6 Bulletin is well worth a read:

  • There are photos and thank yous from last Friday's Parents & Friends 80s Quiz Night
  • We share with families the Family Online Safety Contract from the Carly Ryan Foundation, as mentioned in last night's Online Safety Presentation with Sonya Ryan.  More valuable resources can be found on the foundation's website here.
  • Primary commemorated Asia Week last week with an Indonesian-themed shared lunch on the Friday and Orangutan Project bake sale fundraiser, amongst other things...
  • We congratulate our primary da Vinci Decathlon participants.
  • Children's University participants in Year 4 and Year 6 comment on their experiences as part of the after school cooking club.
  • Year 9 classes visit the Botanic Gardens as part of their Ecosystems Unit in Science
  • Year 10, 11 & 12 explore post-secondary options at the Combined Schools Careers Expo; this year hosted by Blackfriars Priory School.
  • Year 11s spent their Retreat at Sophia Spirituality Centre.
  • Year 10 French students visited the 'Colours of Impressionism' exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia; viewing the masterpieces exclusively on loan from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris with a guide speaking exclusively in French!


  • Fete Meeting TONIGHT in the College Reception area
  • There are still tickets available for Sunday's fundraising screening of Oceans 8, as organised by the Old Scholars' Association.  ALL are welcome.  Please see inside the Bulletin or contact the college accounts office for more information.
  • Tickets for the 2018 School Drama Production of Peter Pan are now on sale.  Get your tickets online here.

Get the Week 6 Bulletin online here.

Get the Week 5 Bulletin online here.

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