Each year, as part of the Religious Education programme, all students at St Dominic's College attend a day retreat, organised and led by the Director of Religious Studies and staff from the Religious Education Department.
The Year 9 Retreat was on 10th June at Te Pai Courts. Our theme for this year was “cooperation and working together”. We heard the parable of Jesus that invites us to imitate Peter and co-operate with Jesus today. We started our day with prayer and were given a personal booklet where we journaled through the day . We were put in small groups and worked with the group the whole day. We had fun activities like paper darts where we had to pick the best dart and compete with other groups. The next activity was untie the human knot in each of our small groups. The last fun activity was tower building. It was fun to bond with our small group as we built the tower. Retreat was interesting, fun ,enjoyable and we took home the message of co-operation and working as a team.
As a Dominican Catholic College, our Catholic Christian outlook on life and belief in the Gospel values underpin the spirit of our school.
This is reflected in the formal and educational experiences offered.
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 and a Year Level Dean, 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 works with Maori and Pacific Island community groups.
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