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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.

 Enrolment application packs for 2019 are available on our website or from the school office.

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.
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Elizabeth Michael "Pop Up” Uniform Shop 

Saturday 12th January 2019 10.00am – 1.00pm in the Gabriel Gill Sports Centre.
Please use the Pinedale Place carpark entrance.

Introducing our 2019 Leaders:

Head Girl:  Kate Devereaux (Centre)
Deputy Head Girls:  Dan-Yel James (left) and Sandy-Mary Fonoti (right)

Introducing Mrs Anna Swann - Principal

The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that we have appointed Anna Swann as the new Principal of St Dominic’s Catholic College.

Anna and her family are well known amongst our College community.  She was a student of the College herself, and she has remained close to the College as her daughters have proudly followed in her footsteps as St Dominic’s students.  

Anna is passionate about Catholic education, girls’ education, and the education community of West Auckland.   Anna was part of the team at Holy Cross Catholic School in Henderson for nine years, four of these as Deputy Principal.  Many of you will also know Anna from her work with the Waitakere Kāhui Ako/Community  of  Learning.

Anna returns to the West Auckland school community from her current role as Principal of St. Ignatius Catholic School in St Heliers Bay. Those who know Anna will say she never really left us, but in any case the Board of Trustees is delighted to welcome her back.

Anna now takes her place in the succession of Principals who have built upon the work of those who came before them, building St Dominic’s from its early beginnings in 1952 to the outstanding school that is today. 

As we welcome Anna back to the College, we also farewell Carol Coddington after 23 years in the role.   We thank Carol for all she has done for the College, and wish her well in her new role as Deputy CEO of the NZ Catholic Education Office.



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