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The School

Mission Statement

St Dominic’s Catholic College will provide girls with the highest quality education, within a Catholic Dominican tradition, that encourages excellence and the achievement of their potential.

St Dominic’s Catholic College is situated in West Auckland, 25 kilometres from downtown Auckland City.

Our school is set in spacious grounds with first-class facilities, including a swimming pool, new gymnasium, tennis and netball courts, IT centre, music suite, an ESOL centre, a comprehensive library, fully-equipped science laboratories and purpose-built facilities for public performances.

Modern teaching resources and specialist rooms, in conjunction with highly-motivated teaching staff, create an environment that fosters a love and enjoyment of learning.

With a roll restricted to 1000 students, St Dominic’s offers a happy and safe environment, with a sense of community and identity that encourages learning in its fullest sense - in the classrooms, in the chapel and in the wide range of co-curricular sporting and cultural activities.

Our students enjoy a high rate of success in national examinations and, later, at tertiary institutions and gain leadership opportunities through a variety of programmes, such as Sports Captains, Catholic Youth Leaders, Student Councils, Peer Mentoring Programme and The Duke of Edinburgh Schemes.

While we believe (and research confirms) that girls can more easily reach their full potential in a single sex school, we also have a close relationship with Liston College, the neighbouring Catholic boys' secondary school.


Pastoral Care and Guidance

St Dominic’s offers a guidance network that is geared to providing the best possible assistance to our students and their families, with help on personal matters, educational issues and career planning. Each student not only has a Form Teacher who will be primarily responsible for their development and wellbeing, but she will also have access to a Careers Advisor and an Academic Advisor, who can provide vocational and academic advice.

In addition, assistance with personal concerns is readily available from our College counsellors and a Public Health Nurse, and the College is in contact with Maori and Pacific Island community groups.