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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 2020 are available on our website or from the school office.

Information for new students 2020

If you have a daughter you wish to enrol next year, please be aware of the information below. You may wish to let friends and family know of the enrolment process and closing date.

Enrolments are open now and will close on Friday 28th June followed by interviews in Term 3.


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.
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Recent News

Last week, two groups of students were able to present the banners that were signed with messages of love and hope for Zayed College in Mangere, and Cashmere High School in Christchurch. On Tuesday a group of students and staff attended the Zayed College Memorial Service and were able to gift the banner and a box full of heart-felt messages on pink and red hearts. On the same day, our Lawn Bowls team were competing in a national competition, and the Cashmere High School Boys Triples team was there. Our girls presented them with our banner for them as well as another box of heart messages. Here is an excerpt from the manager of that team, in his email to us:

“I want to thank St Dominic's College for their thoughtfulness and kindness for putting together the notes and the mural of thoughts and messages of kindness following last week’s tragic events. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers in what is a tough time for Cashmere High School, and the wider Christchurch community. I myself the 'Bowls Coach' work as a doctor at Christchurch Hospital and was incredibly touched by your thoughts. We look forward to catching up at the 2020 bowls nationals.”


Our DRAGON BOAT TEAM competed in the Auckland Secondary Schools Championships on Sunday 24 March at Lake Pupuke along with 21 other teams. There were eleven girls only teams.

Congratulations to the team who made the Grand Final in the 200m race. They paddled extremely well to get a time of just under one minute to place 3rd, winning the Bronze medal. Congratulations to the team who have trained hard with their on-water Coach and Sweep Leslie Ash. A big thank you to all staff, family and friends who have supported the team this season.


Board of Trustees Elections 2019

As you will have seen in our last newsletter, we are preparing to hold our 2019 triennial school Board of Trustees’ election. Serving on our school Board of Trustees is a great opportunity for you to share your skills and expertise in a governance role. If you are interested in becoming a trustee, or know someone who might be, please click on the link below for more information. Nomination forms will be sent out next term. 


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.

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