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School Newsletter & Calendar






Calendar of Events


Newsletters are produced fortnightly.

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Recent News


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.


Congratulations to our Year 10, Beatrice Ang who competed in the North Island Table Tennis Championships 2018 at Palmerston North in the holidays. Beatrice won 2 Gold medals for being 1st in B Grade Womens Doubles and D grade Womens Singles.

Congratulations  Karis Sakaria (8CL), Sophie Draper (8AH) and Emily Mudgway (8CL) who were awarded the Westpac Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards by Emele Palamo from Westpac, Te Atatu (left). Their very proud Dean, Mr Charlie Ahn is on the right.

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For the 1st time in 11 years St Dominic’s Catholic College entered 5 teams into the Auckland Schools Petanque Tournament. The girls did extremely well, with Team 5  (Jessica Watts 7VP; Sarah De Jong 7AF; Monica Tuala 10HK ) winning gold in the junior category. Congratulations to all our participants.



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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