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St Dominic’s Catholic College is a Year 7-13 girls’ school situated in West Auckland

Our vision is to challenge students to achieve excellence by delivering a holistic education based on the living values of the Catholic Dominican Tradition.

Come to our next Open Morning 
9am Tuesday 13th September

Our Special Character 

St Dominic’s is committed to creating a caring and supportive environment where each student can feel special, loved, understood and appreciated and which emphasizes excellence in academic learning, personal development and involvement in the community.

Academic Programmes

Our restricted maximum roll number means that we are small enough to care but large enough to challenge and provide a well-rounded education which ensures that our girls are equipped with the learning skills and knowledge that will prepare them for the future.

A full, stimulating and relevant curriculum is offered for all students.



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A wide range of sporting, arts and cultural opportunities are provided for all our students from netball, soccer and hockey to dance and drama clubs and cultural performance groups.
Parents/caregivers volunteering to help out on any school activity please click here.





The Year 8 Retreat, organised by the DRS and Religious Education Department from St. Dominic's and led by the LOGOS youth ministry team, will take place daily between Aug 29th to Sept 1st at the Shri Ram Mandir Community Centre in Henderson. Thank you for your support in allowing your daughter to attend this vital day in her faith development.  Click here for more details.


Saturday 7pm Sept 10th at the New Lynn RSA. This will be a fun night open to all (incl students) so get a team together (up to 8 per table) with your friends/family/workmates and come along for a good laugh. Restaurant open from 5:30pm serving delicious well-priced meals, plus cash bar. Tickets $10 from the College office. 
If anyone has anything new they can donate (any unwanted gifts etc), or if you work for a company that could make any donations, your help would be greatly appreciated. These could be left at the office (please mark for attention Belinda Sawyer, PTFA) or you can contact Belinda on 021 1281573.


Students spent 6 weeks learning how to belay each other, as well as a variety of climbing techniques in preparation for their overnight trip to the Waikato. Deep into “Middle Earth” at a fantastic site called Castle Rock, students spent the day putting their climbing skills, learnt in the classroom, to the test.


Students Charisse Dinglasan, Jenelle Masias, Jacinta Poasa and Latayvia Tualesea-Tautai were awarded a Caring Award by Bishop Patrick Dunn at the Catholic Caring Foundation’s Caring Mass and Caring Awards at St Patrick’s Cathedral last month, for their outstanding care and commitment to caring for others in our community.  To find out more about the Foundation please go to



Rich Tradition of Learning and Achievement

Our students enjoy a high rate of success in national examinations and, later, at tertiary institutions. 
St Dominic’s offers a rich curriculum which ensures that there is opportunity for students to develop their academic, spiritual, cultural and physical potential.

We believe (and research confirms) that girls can more easily reach their full potential in a single sex school. A Gifted and Talented programme is offered for those girls identified as likely to benefit from additional extension and challenge.
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Students Receive Individualised Assistance in Their Studies

All our students have their own academic coach from Year 7 through to Year 13 to advise on goal setting, review progress and to assist in determining the next steps required to continue the student’s academic achievement.

Learning support is available for any students needing a helping hand to build the capacities needed to achieve in the future.

Confidence Building Leadership Opportunities

At St Dominic’s we recognise the value of developing each student’s confidence to be a part of a team and to play their part as a leader.

Many leadership opportunities exist with each form class having a class captain, environmental captain, arts captain and sports captain while roles are also available as Peer Mediators, Ambassadors, Body Image Leaders and Eucharistic Ministers to name but a few.
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Enrol Your Daughter at a School that Encourages Achievement in All Areas

“What’s great about St Dom’s is the people. We have the warmest, most considerate teachers I have ever met. Their passion for education and teaching reflects off them and causes a chain reaction of positivity within the classroom – Grace, Year 10 student
"As parents we have always endorsed and encouraged certain values and standards in the upbringing of our daughters. Sending all four of our girls to St Dominic's College made it possible for our shared standards and values to be upheld and supported.With the College’s strong focus on academic achievement, personal growth and cultural diversity, we have no regrets in choosing St Dominic's. We greatly appreciate the positive impact the College has had on each one of our four  daughters personal and educational journeys!" - Wendy, parent
“I really like the international friendships I can make here. Through my school years I have made friends from a variety of different cultural backgrounds. We also have the opportunity to study a range of subjects in all four areas, academic, sports, the arts and cultural – Alicia, Year 10 student