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Recent News

 

Changes to NCEA and UE 2020

We have received some great news from NZQA in regards to the NCEA and UE changes for 2020 due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19.   Click here for details.

Please also find attached a student friendly guide which may give a clearer picture

 

News from the Mathematics Department

We are very excited to share news of the academic success of some of our senior Mathematics students. Zeenat Ali and Chiela Fortunato (pictured left), who completed Level 3 Calculus in Year 12, have been accepted to follow the University of Auckland Young Scholars’ Programme MAX (Mathematical Acceleration and eXtension) course this year. This is a first semester course in university mathematics for high achieving high school students throughout New Zealand jointly offered by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Engineering Science. Students who complete this course may be able to use their credits to enrol in second-year courses in their first semester at the University of Auckland. We congratulate these students for this significant achievement.
 

College Vans

The second of our long awaited school vans has arrived! We are absolutely thrilled to finally have this in our possession. A huge thank you to our PTFA, the Trusts Community Foundation, and everyone who helped to make this happen.   With the recommencement of Sports and Outdoor Education, this means the opportunity to finally have our new school vans out on the road!
 

Student Wellbeing

Our senior student leaders continue to do an amazing job on our St Dominic’s College Instagram page with many girls and families following along and contributing to the positive messages and fun challenges. We really encourage you to follow our Instagram page @stdoms2020 either as an individual or as a family.

The following links from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health may provide some helpful information.

Top ways to look after your mental wellbeing

 
 

 

 



 

SPORTS NEWS

Before Lockdown, St Dominic’s students were represented at the Western Zone Swimming Championship - West wave Aquatic Centre and Western Zone Athletics Championship - Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose. It was an amazing achievement to qualify for both competitions and a bonus to get a placing in the finals. Laura Hammond placed 2nd in the intermediate 50m Breaststroke Final. It was a very close finish that had the swim team standing at water's edge cheering her on. Congratulations to Rebekah Friend 7HP, Madeline Lewis 7SB, Laura Hammond 7DL, Charlotte Harvey 8GH, Carolann Faeamani 8GH and Caitlyn Lupeitu’u 8AS for competing and qualifying in all their finals. It was a very cold wait for each race throughout the day, but it was warming to see the enjoyment in each other’s company and that of their club buddies in other schools.

 

Stella Hammond 11DT, Grace Kairua 13PG, Suluama Vaeau-Mulitalo 12JR, Hope Maka 11KI and Breanna Ah Sam 11NM were selected for the Auckland College Sport Athletic Championships through qualification at the Western Zone athletic meet in March. This type of qualification comes from being placed in the top 3 in your event. Awesome effort girls!

The aim of sport at this level was to achieve to their highest ability, enjoy the experience and encourage each other. VERITAS in action shone through in the comradery with each other and the respect shown to their supporters. Vinaka vaka levu to all of you who came out to watch and support these talented ladies.






 
 

More News

 

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 principalspa@stdoms.ac.nz   

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 datateam@stdoms.ac.nz  (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 datateam@stdoms.ac.nz
 

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.



Second Hand Uniform Shop

A reminder that the PTFA Second Hand Uniform Shop is open 9am - 10am every Thursday morning in the room beside the library. We are always looking for uniforms to sell on your behalf. For more information please contact Olga at stdomsecondhanduniforms@gmail.com
 
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