Principal's Message

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:35 AM by Principal account

Dear Parents/ Caregivers,

Welcome back to school.  Term 4 traditionally flies past and before you know it is Christmas.  

I hope that everyone found the time to rest and relax with family and friends over the holiday break.  The children returned happy, excited and eager to share stories about what they got up to during their break.  I am sure that their enthusiasm, the joy they get from being with each other and their eagerness to learn,  will continue through until the end of the year.

There is lots on the calendar so be sure to check it regularly. We are all very excited about our very first St Dominic's School Colour Run next Thursday afternoon! Thank you to our P&F for all the work they have done to organise the day for the children.

Enjoy the term ahead and all that it brings.

God bless,

Leon Bolding

Pope Francis' Five Finger Prayer

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:35 AM by Principal account   [ updated Oct 13, 2017, 1:35 AM ]

Sunday Gospel Reflections

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:34 AM by Principal account

This Sunday's Readings and Reflections - This site is wonderful at helping to reflect on and understand the weekly Gospel readings.

2017 Important Dates - Term 4 PDF calendar now available

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:33 AM by Principal account   [ updated Oct 13, 2017, 1:34 AM ]

On our school website, under the information tab, you will find information regarding the Catholic Education Systems term dates for 2017. Here you will also find the student free days for 2017. Alternatively, you can click here to access the site.

Under the same tab you will find our online term planner with all the events for 2017. Click here to go straight to the page. At the bottom of this planner you will find a link to a PDF copy of the Term 4 Parent Planner which will be uploaded shortly.

Term 4 concludes on Friday, 8th December.

2018 Scholarship Opportunities - 100% remission on school fees

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:33 AM by Principal account

We are very excited to be launching two new scholarship opportunities for 2018!

The fist scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in Year 5 at St Dominic's School who will be entering Year 6 in 2018.  This full fee scholarship is kindly being supported by the Rotary Club of Scarborough and will be awarded to two students.  

The second scholarship is being offered to students external of St Dominic's School looking to enrol in Year 4, 5 or 6 in 2018.  This scholarship is available to a further two students whose families will receive a 100% remission on all fees associated with their particular year level.  

Further details and application forms can be found via the link below. 

If you would like any further information or clarification please contact the school office.

Enrolment Rewards Program - Now extended to Kindy 2018

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:33 AM by Principal account   [ updated Oct 13, 2017, 1:53 AM ]

Last term an Enrolment Reward Program was launched via SEQTA offering a possible 50% off tuition fees to families in 2018. If you have any questions about the program or would like to know more please ask your child's teacher or a member of the Leadership Team. We have now extended the program to include enrolments in Kindy 2018.

Click here to read more about the St Dominic's School Enrolment Rewards Program for 2018.

St Dominic's School Playgroup - Come and join in the fun on a Tuesday morning!

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:32 AM by Principal account

St Dominic's School Playgroup for children 0 - 4 years of age, operates every Tuesday morning between 9:00am and 11:00am.   Playgroup is a great opportunity to introduce your children to the school environment and other children, as well as a wonderful chance for parents to enjoy a tea or coffee while interacting and having a chat with other parents.  The group meets in the Kindy/ Pre-Primary playground and then moves down to the hall for games, activities and stories.  If you or any of your friends are interested in joining the group and you would like to know more about the program, feel free to pop in on a Tuesday morning and have a chat with Rebecca von Perger our Playgroup leader.  Alternatively, contact the school and our office staff will be more than happy to have a chat with you about joining the fun.

Please Support the 2017 Vinnies Christmas Appeal

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:32 AM by Principal account

Christmas is one of the peak times of the year where many individuals and families experiencing hardship turn to Vinnies for support. Christmas is also one of the times of the year where many people in the community generously support the work of Vinnies through financial or material donations.

This Christmas, St Dominic’s School will continue to support Vinnies by participating in the 2017 Christmas Appeal in order to help provide families with dignity and joy during the holiday season.

Hamper donation boxes will be placed in each classroom for the next month. To uphold the dignity of those receiving the hampers, please ensure that all food items are not due to expire for another 6 months.

We thank you in advance for continuing our mission to reach out to others in need.


Hamper Contribution


Lollies and sweets


Biscuits, muesli bars

Year 1

Nibbles (e.g. chips, nuts, savoury biscuits)

Year 2

Tinned fruits/ vegetables

Year 3

Puddings, mince pies, Christmas cake, custard

Year 4

Tea, coffee, Milo, cordial

Year 5

Long life juice, long life milk

Year 6

Spreads (e.g. jam, Vegemite)


St Dominic's Got Talent Show - Friday 3rd November

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:31 AM by Principal account

St Dominic’s School is excited to announce that our annual talent show, “St Dominic’s Got Talent”, is fast approaching! We are looking for dedicated, hard-working, and creative students to get involved.

All students, from PP to Year 6, are welcome to audition to take part in this event and can participate individually or within a group. Students will be able to sign up to audition in class.

Auditions will take place on Thursday and Friday in Week 3 of this term and two acts from every year group will be accepted through to the big event at 1:20pm on Friday the 3rd of November (Week 4).

There will be one junior and one senior winner on the day.

Students can sing a song, perform a dance routine, tell jokes, create a magic act, develop a skit, show off athletic skills, play an instrument or demonstrate their own particular talent in their very own unique way. Creativity is a must!

Judging criteria will be based on creativity, originality, stage presence, organisation/ coordination and overall performance. All acts must be between two and four minutes in length.

Music (if needed) will be provided by the school.

Parents are most welcome to come and join us for the big show on Friday 3rd November; however, auditions will be held just with the adjudicators.

Mr Bovell will be organising this event, so any questions should be directed his way -

New Term 4 Canteen Menu

posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:31 AM by Principal account

A new Term 4 Canteen Menu is now available on our school website.  Click here to have a closer look and to see what's new.

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