Calendar of Events & Newsletter
Members of our school community, you can find more information about our calendar events when you log on to the Spider Portal
If you have not accessed the portal before or if you cannot remember your login details, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you out.
Young Vinnies Cook Up
On Friday 13th of August our Young Vinnies Leaders joined with students from Liston's Young Vinnies to participate in a "Cook Up". The students made approximately 80 meals for those experiencing difficult times. A big thank you to the students who helped and the Young Vinnies leaders Savi and Kevin who led our students. Big thanks also goes to Mrs Ah Ken and the staff from Liston for organising, Miss Webb for her support and the Technology department for use of the Food Tech room.
Year 7&8 Music Trip
The Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra are always passionate about providing opportunities for all our tamariki to connect and engage with music, our universal language. Just like the Discovery concert performed by the APO held in Auckland Town Hall earlier this year for our senior music students, our year 7 and 8 music students were welcomed to Kiwi Kapers concert at the Vodafone Events Centre on 13th August.
It was an exciting performance where our students watched different pieces of classical music. The most enjoyable performance was Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, featuring Unitec students telling stories of the seasons through movement theatre.
Recently, students from Years 7-13 were presented with Principal’s Awards for their outstanding effort and achievement in specific subjects and learning areas, and in a range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Well done to all award recipients.
International Languages Week
Recently we celebrated International Languages week with a range of activities and food stalls taking place throughout the week. On Friday, staff and students were invited to come to school in cultural dress. It certainly was an awesome display and celebration of our cultural diversity at St Dominic’s. Thank you to all the staff and students who organised and led events throughout the week.
COLLEGE PRODUCTION OF ‘ANNIE Jnr’
For those in our community who were able to make it to one of the four shows of our production of Annie Jr last term, I know you will have been blown away by the energy, the talent and the joy that was so evident on the stage. All participating students displayed incredible passion and we are so proud of all actors, dancers, musicians, stage hands and artists.LINK to ST Dom’s Facebook-Annie Photos
A special thanks goes to Mrs Lambert (Director/Producer) and Miss Kim (Musical Director), for their ongoing commitment in ensuring the success of the show. Thank you also to the many staff and volunteers who gave of their time to support the production through costume design and creation, stage management, choreography, weekend rehearsal supervision, front of house and set construction. An amazing team, without who, none of it would have been possible. Check out our College Facebook page for all photos from the production.
The following links from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health may provide some helpful information.
For regular updates on what will be coming up in school sport
please follow the links below:
School Sport NZ
Samoan Rugby League RepresentativesCongratulations to Taylor Lavemai-Poi (Under 16) Danny-Elle Fesolai (Under 16), and Jenaya Lata (Under 14) and Tia’ane Tavita Fesolai who have been selected to represent Samoa in Rugby League for Fetu Samoa.
Cross CountryCongratulations to Stella Hammond who competed in Dunedin on Saturday 7th August, and took 3rd place in NZ under 18 club cross country champs! Well done Stella!
Netball NewsCombined Points Tournament began with a 9am sharp start at Auckland Netball Centre. On a gorgeous, crisp morning, our Year 9Green, 10Green and Premier teams represented Saint Dominic's Catholic College and played their hearts out.
Vinaka vaka levu to our coaches and managers, as well as our loyal and supportive whanau. Well done to our teams for promoting VERITAS in action. You all played with power and tenacity.
Year 9 Green and Premier girls teams placed 2nd in their sections after playing 4 tough rounds against top teams from outside the West Auckland comp.
Year 10 Green won their section and went on to win their finals to be awarded the champions trophy of their year level- CONGRATULATIONS ! Badge and trophy presentation will be arranged at next assembly - a well deserved win to you @Natalie Pati, your team and their amazing supporters!
Sport at Saint Dominic’s Girls Catholic College was fun, exciting and a great experience for all teams involved. While it was a very busy one, we managed to collect a few photos to share how we "EXCELLED, ENGAGED AND ENJOYED."
Well done to all our teams for your commitment to training and participation! The sports department would like to thank all those who came to support us. You are always welcome to come and cheer us on.
Football, Orienteering, Climbing, Netball - just to name a few!
Lunch Orders now available!Lunch Orders is a convenient and contactless online lunch ordering platform. Parents will be able to browse the new Eat Smart menu and order or schedule a meal anywhere at any time. Your order is then sent to the tuckshop where it will be made fresh on the day, ready for your hungry learner to pick up at lunch. Easy as that! Rest easy knowing that your daughter’s nutritious lunch is sorted with Lunch Orders.
For more information about Lunch Orders check out the website, www.lunchorders.co.nz or the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/lunchordersnz/
PTFA Members Wanted
Our PTFA would welcome more parents to join them. The PTFA is a great way to become more involved in your daughter’s school. They meet at the College once a month from 7.00-8.00pm. If you would like further information, please contact Tina Allingham, Principal’s PA, by email email@example.com
Spider Parent Portal
This is the main access for parents into our student information system. You can see details about your daughter’s academic progress, her absences, her subjects, her timetable, her teachers, emergency contact information, medical details and more from the Spider Portal. You are also able to access your school account and make credit card payments from the secure Payment Portal.
Plus you can see the College Calendar, which includes details of college events, school trips, as well as your daughter’s assessment and homework schedules, and Daily Notices.
You can access the Spider Portal from spider.stdoms.ac.nz or via the link at the top right of any page on our website. Existing parents should have already received an invitation by email to register via your own personal link. If you can’t find your registration link, and would like to use the Spider Portal please email firstname.lastname@example.org (Parents new to the school will receive their registration link towards the end of January).
Mobile Phone App
Our St Dominic’s College App is available for Android and Apple devices. Search St Dominic’s Catholic College from the App Store or Google Play Store and choose the one published by Com-Assist Solutions Pty Ltd.
Use the Directory button to email teachers, or click the Login button and enter your Spider Portal username and password to see information specifically relevant to you.
If you need any help logging in to the St Dominic's College App or the Spider Parent Portal, or if any of your details need updating, please email email@example.com
PCS Route – Bus Tracker
PCS Route is a free App enabling parents to follow the current location of transport returning to the College from excursions, camps etc. A staff member in charge of the trip will activate PCS Route tracking on their mobile phone, which will allow parents and caregivers using the App to follow the progress of the bus/transport from their own mobile phones. Please click here for instructions on how to download and use PCS Route.