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School Newsletter & Calendar






Calendar of Events

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

NCEA Changes for Auckland Students after extra lockdown.



TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media apps. It is a platform for creating, sharing and discovering short videos. These are some of Netsafe’s top tips to help you safely navigate some of the online challenges.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ONLINE SAFETY CHALLENGES? TikTok accounts are public by default so anyone on the app can see what your child shares, but only approved followers can send messages. Some of the most common concerns with TikTok is that users can see inappropriate content or be contacted by people they don’t know. For users under sixteen, TikTok defaults to having the direct messaging function turned off.

DOES TIKTOK HAVE ANY SAFETY FEATURES? TikTok’s Family Pairing feature is designed to protect children. You can control how long your child spends on TikTok, limit or turn off direct messaging and block potentially inappropriate content. To do this: • Go to ‘Privacy and Settings’ • Under ‘Digital Wellbeing’ select ‘Family Pairing’ • Identify which phone belongs to the adult and the child.


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




A great day was spent outside at Botany Downs Secondary College at the Ki O Rahi Junior tournament. Thank you to College Sport Auckland and the umpires and coaches who provided support and positive advice for our schools. Well done to the winners of the day. We enjoyed the weather and the exciting games played against other schools. Well done to our Saint Dominic's Catholic College Junior team for your energy and sportsmanship. We participated among 16 teams- the largest group so far! And it was an enjoyable day to spend with the team.  2nd place winners in the first year of a Girls grade being introduced. Well done ladies!


We attended the Western Zones Basketball tournament at UNITEC. Thank you to everyone who came to support our very excited and energetic team. It was a busy but fun day. And the girls are very keen to try it again next year. Well done girls, for a successful day!

Week 2 had a great start with WZ Volleyball at Glen Eden Intermediate school. Lots of fun and competivness. Well done to our year 7 & 8 girls for giving it your all and proudly representing our school . Great to see our western zone Intermediate students getting active and show casing their volleyball skills and excellent sportsmanship.

A fantastic start to term 4 in Sport at Saint Dominic's. Well done to our Junior volleyball teams who won their first rounds yesterday. A great effort beginning the 2020 season at Massey High school. Looking forward to watching you grow as individuals and as a team throughout this season.


More News


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, or the Facebook page,


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   

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 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  (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

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
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