St Dominic's News

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Senior Drama Production
The End of the Golden Weather.
"I invite you to join me, in a voyage into the past, to that territory of the heart we call childhood." –  Bruce Mason 
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The Big Sing
The Big Sing is a regional secondary schools choral festival that takes place in 10 centres involving around 8,000 students from over 200+ schools, supported by their families and communities.

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In April, nine year 11 students competed at the inter-school competition, Sheilah Winn Auckland Regional Shakespeare Festival at Avondale College. They performed three scenes, in the five minute student directed section, which were very well received.
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Open Evening

Opening up our College on Open Evening is always special, especially meeting so many future Dominicans.


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It is anticipated that by the end of 2024, construction of the new Performing Arts building will have commenced, with competition due 16 months later. This building will accommodate Art, Dance, Drama and Music, Deans offices and a computer lab.

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Thank you for your support this week in bringing awareness to the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 


Sports Prizegiving

St Dominic’s students continue to shine in an array of sporting codes, with representation at local, national, and international level. We were blessed to have past student and Northern Mystics netball player Filda Vui as guest speaker and presenter.

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Film Festival Winner

Congratulations to  Judie   Zhang, winner of the Brandenburg International Film Festival Best Student Film category and the Mobile Film Critics' Choice Award with her short film 'Contentment'.

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This year saw some incredible achievements acknowledged in academic success,  as well as those students who have experienced success or shown outstanding leadership in spiritual, cultural, and extra-curricular areas.

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This year's Camp for year 9 students  was a fabulous opportunity for our girls  to experience a range of beach and camp activities while spending time together as a year level.

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Winter Tournament Week sees over 25,000 students, their coaches, managers and parents involved in 67 school sport tournaments! We had two teams away - our First XI Football team and our Premiere Netball team.
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Dance NZ Made is an inter-school workshop and competition event.  31 of our talented students from the Dance Academy represented our school in the Auckland Regional competition.
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Vinnies is a youth branch of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The Vinnies leaders attend regular meetings, events and fundraisers throughout the year with other student leaders from other Catholic secondary schools across Auckland. 
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Religions Trip
Yr 12 students  learning about the five main world religions take a trip to the different religious groups to learn more about their beliefs and the similarties they have with Catholicism.
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Beautiful Lengths

Each year on St Dominic's Day, year 13 students take part in our Beautiful Lengths event, raising funds towards Cancer Foundation and our Dominican Justice Fund.

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Senior Drama Production

The amazing Year 11 and 12 drama classes (plus two talented Year 10 drama students) had a fabulous time performing in their senior play, Revenge of the Amazons by Jean Betts (New Zealand playwright) and William Shakespeare.
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150 Years of Dominican Education in NZ
18 February 2021, marked 150 years since ten sisters arrived from Ireland to found the Dominican Sisters in NZ. 

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Each year, as part of the Religious Education programme, all students at St Dominic's Catholic College attend a day retreat, organised and led by the Director of Religious Studies and staff from the Religious Education Department.
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 Tongariro National Park
An opportunity for year 10 students to attend the Hillary Outdoors Education Centre in Tongariro National Park. Students will participate in a 5-day course involving all elements of the outdoors to build confidence, resilience and teamwork. 
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Our cultural groups took to the stage at the ASB Polyfest in Manukau. Our Chinese, Korean, Burmese and African groups performed on the Diversity Stage, whilst our Samoan and Tonga groups performed on their respective stages. Some outstanding results were achieved.
Tiritiri Matangi Island

As one of New Zealand’s oldest island sanctuaries, the motu is brimming with wildlife rarely seen on the mainland, you can gain first-hand knowledge of these threatened species and our country’s conservation history. Thousands of people visit the motu each year.
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Ash Wednesday

We celebrated Ash Wednesday as a community. Together we reflected on and prepared for the 40 days of Lent, reminding ourselves of prayer and how we can develop our relationship with God, fasting from those things in our lives that take us away from God, and giving to those who are in need.
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The celebration was a joyous occasion, acknowledging our Foundress Gabrielle Gill, who with the support of nine other Dominican Sisters, arrived in Dunedin on the 18th February 1871. Celebrated by our College Chaplin, Pa Peter Tipene and our Dominician Sisters, we also blessed our Student Executive Leaders for 2023.
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Since 1983, the KBB Festival has attracted many of New Zealand’s finest young musicians performing in secondary school orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands and chamber orchestras from within the Auckland region. This year, our St Dominic's and Liston College orchestra received the Bronze Award.

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The Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award is a leading youth development program empowering young New Zealanders aged 14-24 to explore their full potential.  There are three levels to the Award (Bronze, Silver & Gold) that participants need to complete activities in.

St Dominic's Day
St Dominic's Day Mass 2022 was especially joyous and memorable as it was the first time in a year we had gathered as a community to celebrate Eucharist.  'Shackles' once again brought the house down and showed the love us Dominicans have of singing.
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Cultural Week was a celebration of authentic delicacies and cultural activities which allowed individuals to embrace their cultural identity.  Cultural Night allowed students to  showcase their culture through the performing arts with waiata, dances and singing.
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Dance Showcase
After a two year absence, the Dance Showcase returned in 2022.  Around 90 students were involved in dance items ranging from disco to contemporary, lyrical to hip hop.
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School Production
The highlight of 2022 for the Drama department was undoubtedly our school production of High School Musical.  Over 100 students across all year levels were involved either performing or helping with technical aspects of the show.  

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