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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.


Our next Open Morning is Wednesday 9th May at 9am
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Come and discuss your daughter's next steps in her education journey.  Enrolment application packs for 2019 will be available.

 
 

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.
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Academic Programmes

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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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Co-curricular

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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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News

AUCKLAND TRANSPORT UPGRADE – IMPORTANT INFORMATION – DELAYS!!!

Over the next 12 weeks Auckland Transport (AT) will be upgrading the Pedestrian Crossings along Rathgar Road. AT have advised that It will take up to four weeks to complete the upgrade of each crossing. During each of those four week periods, there will be at least 4 days where the road will be down to one lane. The Pedestrian Crossing by the shops (close to Pomaria Road) is the first to be upgraded. Followed by the upgrade of the crossing near Waitakere College and finally there will be a Pedestrian Crossing installed by St Dominic’s Catholic College (replacing the traffic islands currently in place). Rathgar Road and surrounding streets are already busy before and after school, these upgrades are expected to increase the time delays already being experienced during these busy times.

 

CARITAS CHALLENGE

Last Friday night 70 students and staff slept over at the school in shelters built from cardboard in the Caritas Challenge, to raise awareness and money for the Caritas programmes in Timor Leste. There were some amazing shelters. The students all participated well—thoughtful, reflective. If you would like to support the girls by supporting the Caritas programmes in Timor Leste, you can donate on line http://www.caritas.org.nz/caritas-challenge use the code SDCAK
 

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING ORGANISATION

Trades Academy students attended the BCITO student day held recently at Alexandra Park where 15 Trades were represented.  The building and construction industry requires a diverse range of skilled professionals to make it tick.  Our students were given the opportunity to trial Brick laying, Cabinet Making, Floor and Carpet laying, Wallpapering and Construction after being briefed in First Aid, Health and Safety. An apprenticeship sets students up for a career as a qualified trade professional. All that is needed to begin is level 2 NCEA, a job, a driver licence and a great attitude. An apprenticeship is a cost effective way to earn a qualification because you earn while you train. Thank you BCITO for such a great initiative and a very enjoyable day.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

10 May - Year 12 Overnight Retreat
All Year 12's attend our overnight retreat.
 
16 May - Maori Consultation evening
We welcome all parents of Maori students to attend our consultation evening.
 
1 June - Community of Learning Teacher Only Day
School will be closed on this day. Teachers from schools that make up our Community of Learning will be collectively engaged in professional development.
 
19 June - Pasifika Consultation evening
Parents of Pasifika students are welcome to attend our school consultation evening.
 
28 June - Academic Coaching Conference - full day
Parents are encouraged to book a time to meet with your daughter's academic coach to discuss her progress so far this year.
 

PAST STUDENT NEWS

St Dominic’s past student Kate Nalesu, who graduated from AUT with a Master of Spatial Design, was selected to work as an intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and started in February. Kate won this opportunity through AUT’s Internz scholarship programme, which provides final year students with paid work internships in the USA and Canada.
 
 

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.
HISTORY OF ST DOMINIC'S
 
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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.
ACADEMIC COACHING PROGRAM

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