Special Character - Catholic & Dominican
St Dominic's is a Catholic School integrated into the state system. As such it has a Special Character which distinguishes it from other schools. Our Special Character is both Catholic and Dominican in that we are imbued with the spirit and tradition of St Dominic handed down to us by the Dominican Sisters who established the College and still maintain an interest here.
Caring Foundation Mass
The annual Caring Foundation Mass acknowledges all the work that students do, not only within their own school community but the wider community as well.
Congratulations to Mia Swann, Jenaya Lata, Jessica Milham, Elizabeth Finau, Stephanie Alimagno and Emily Mudgway on all the work they do in showing their Veritas in Action.
Vinnies Commissioning Mass
On Saturday 27th May, seven of our senior students were commissioned as Vinnies Leaders for 2023; Laura Tevaga, Epi Toomata, Emily Mudgway, Jivanni King, Elizabeth Finau, Punipuao Afamasaga, and Mia Swann. Our candle bearer this year was Kara Smith in Year 7. The mass was held at the Cathedral and was a true celebration of student leadership across the Diocese. 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. At St Dominic’s, our own school Vinnies group meets regularly at lunchtimes for fun, games and discussions around the work of the Vinnies group. This term’s focus has been food insecurity. Recently they held a ‘cook up’ with our Liston brothers, where they prepared and cooked meals for those in need. Each week at our Tuesday masses and liturgies, students are invited to donate cans and other non-perishible food items, which are donated to St Vincent de Paul for those who are in need of support. Thank you for you ongoing support with this.
150 Years of Dominican Education in New Zealand
Former principal of our college, Sr Elizabeth Mackie tells the story of the first Dominican Sisters to come from Ireland to New Zealand and their legacy 150 years later. Click here - God's Work Awaits in Otago.