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School Newsletter & Calendar






Calendar of Events


Newsletters are produced fortnightly.

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8 February 10 May 2 August  
22 February 24 May 16 August  
8 March 7 June 30 August  
22 March 21 June 13 September  
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Recent News

Auckland Regional Japanese Speech Contest

Four of our talented linguists competed in the Auckland Regional Japanese Speech Contest on Sat 18 Aug at AUT. Emily Butler came third in Year 13, Zeenat Ali gain third place for Year 11, Kyani Utia-Noa and Alice Kim both gained a High Distinction Award. Well done, we are so proud of you! Special thanks to their teacher - Ms Ito.



Jolenna Deo - Global Development Tour

Congratulations to our Year 13, Jolenna Deo who has been offered, as one of 22 in NZ, a UN Global Development Tour, the first one offered to a St Dominic’s student! It involves going to New York, where Jolenna will represent NZ as Colombia followed by further travel. The trip is $8,000 and has to be self funded so we need your help. If you would like to support Jolenna please donate to her Givealittle page 

Principal's Awards for Academic Excellence

Congratulations to our Principal’s Awards winners. You are using your God-given gifts and talents well and we are really proud of all 135 of you!

Senior College Curriculum

St Dominic's offers a wide range of subjects within its senior curriculum covering NCEA Levels 1, 2, 3 and Scholarship Level 4. Students choose their subjects in consultation with their form teacher, academic coach and their dean to ensure that they are following appropriate qualification pathways.

The Senior College curriculum option choices for Year 11 to 13 are broad. Students are encouraged to take a balanced course at Year 11 and then to further refine their interests and strengths as they move up through the College.

The Senior Options booklet has detailed course outlines for all the subjects available to senior students, click here to read.


St Dominic's Day - 7 August

Happy St Dominic's Day! We celebrated what makes us us with St Dominic's Day Mass followed by house performances and a staff flash mob. What a great day it was!


On Common Ground

8 of our Year 12 girls were in Adelaide during the holidays attending the 'On Common Ground' Dominican student conference which happens every two years. Here they are with teacher Mrs Alice Davidson. They had a fantastic time and learnt lots, made new connections and explored Adelaide.


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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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