St Dominic’s girls are given the chance to join a range of clubs before, during or after school. These clubs provide opportunities to learn new skills that students will use and continue to develop throughout their whole lives. They provide a starting point to shaping their voice and perspective on important social issues. These activities provide our students with the opportunity to work in teams across year levels, strengthening the spirit of community that runs through St Dominic’s.
Giving secondary students more time to develop their creative skills and work on classroom tasks.
Learn more about the strategies behind chess, or just enjoy playing a few games.
Creative Writing Club
Girls who enjoy writing poetry and prose alike have the opportunity to write about a variety of topics – including nature and the seasons, people and places.
History and Politics Club
Students expand their political and historical horizons – and develop an active interest in local, national and world issues.
Each Thursday from 3:30-4:30pm, students can catch up on their homework in the quiet surroundings of the Conway Library.
Knitting has been popular for centuries for good reason – and this club lets students learn and develop their own knitting skills. Our Knitting Club has recently undertaken community projects like knitting squares for blankets that are donated to the Vinnies Winter Appeal.
Secondary students may receive support from maths teachers to build confidence and improve mathematical skill every Wednesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.
Every Thursday morning students can run/walk along a 5-6km course at 7.30am.
Social Justice Club
Students raise awareness about the injustices in our local and global community – and start making a real difference.
A club for students to work on a range of technology-based activities in a fun, collaborative environment.
Students can put their faith in action and help the poor in our community, through activities like the Vinnies Winter Appeal.
Write a Book in a Day
This competition is an exciting opportunity to raise awareness and support research into childhood cancers. It’s available in Terms 2 and 3 and is designed to help support cancer research initiatives.
Debating & Public Speaking
St Dominic’s has a long and proud debating tradition. Debating enables young people to develop their thinking and research skills, communication skills, social skills and sportswomanship.
Teams from Years 6 to 12 are entered in the Debating SA Incorporated Competition, with debates held on Tuesday and Wednesday nights during Terms 2 and 3. There are five debates over the season with coaching occuring during school lunchtimes.
Girls can find and focus their voice across a number of Public Speaking competitions, including:
- Rostrum Voice of Youth
- Plain English Speaking Award
- Junior Legacy Public Speaking Award
- Lions Youth of the Year Award