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Recent News

What makes St Dominic’s great?

The winner of the "What Makes St Dominic's Great" Video competition is Vivian Bunquin Y11.

To watch the video, click on the link below.


Sophie Boulter (right) for achieving Excellence in Pathways Health Level 3.

Sophie is also the recipient of the Unitec Pathways Trophy 2018

Armistice Day

This morning we commemorated the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day (which is of course November 11th) with a special assembly outside our chapel. We are very proud of the way that our students treated the occasion with reverence and thoughtfulness. Special thanks to those staff involved with the organisation. The Field of Remembrance outside the Chapel has a cross representing a person from the Henderson area who died during WW1.

Thanksgiving Mass

A very special part of our Mass on Tuesday was welcoming 16 girls into our faith with confirmation and first communion. 7 of them were also baptized. Congratulations girls!


Last Friday our student body farewelled our principal, Carol Coddington. And what a great farewell it was, with their songs, dance and skits reflecting their respect, gratitude and aroha for her. We finished with a whole school haka and a fantastic "Hail St Dominic"! Carol will be leaving the school at the end of Term 4.


Senior Prizegiving

Recently we held our Senior Prizegiving where we celebrated our academic success. Congratulations to all the prizewinners and most especially to our joint Dux, Charlotte Wong and Zaira Mathew, Optima winners Yr 11: Antonia Trevor; Yr 12: Dan-Yel James; Yr 13: Mary Membrere and top academic students in Yr 11, Viviene Bunquin, and Yr 12, Tayla Paauwe.

Sports Prizegiving

Congratulations to all our sports awards winners at last week's Sports Prizegiving. Top team was our 10A netball team, unbeaten for two seasons now. The Brodeur Shield was awarded to Chloe Benedito and Dux Ludorum to Priscilla Tuala.



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Congratulations to our Lawn Bowls team who the Western Zone Interschool Lawn Bowls pairs competition recently and to the following girls who played in the Auckland final - Krychelle Espinosa, Dayna Gates, Hannah Anderson, Cassandra Seaton, Tala Siaosi and Maya Smith.

More News

Congratulations to our past student Sophie Matthewman who received the 2018 Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award, worth $31,000 USD. She will complete a Masters of Public Health specialising in Health Policy at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She has also received the Presidential Scholarship from GWU worth $30,000 USD. Sophie graduated with a BHSc (Hons) from the University of Auckland in 2016. She received the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Senior Scholar Award in 2014 (highest overall GPA for the BHSc graduating cohort), and the School of Population Health (Hons) Prize in 2015 (highest overall GPA for the postgraduate cohort).   We were also named the top school in the decile 3,4 and 5 group with 74% our girls achieving University Entrance, a tribute to the students and the staff who have worked hard to achieve this result, along with our Level 1, 2 and 3 NCEA results which are above the national average at all levels. Congratulations also to Grace Matthewman (Head Girl) who has been awarded a Parliamentary internship with the Hon Phil Twyford!


Malia Vakauta and Priscilla Tuala invited Carmel Sepuloni, a local MP into the College this week to talk about her journey into politics and to offer advice to our students on how they can achieve success.

Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to our four students who gained Scholarship in their exams last year - Gabriela Bantas (Biology), Jessie Kanapi (Geography), Bona Tao (Geography) and Gabriella Brayne in four subjects including Outstanding Scholarship in Geography, putting her amongst the very best performing students in that subject in New Zealand.

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 

Mobile Phone App

St Dominic’s Catholic College has a Mobile App for notices, events and other important School messages. To download the app for free on iPhone or Android use this link

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
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