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									        ST DOMINIC’S PRIORY COLLEGE
        139 Molesworth Street, North Adelaide.          5006.


        BULLETIN
      Diary Dates            WEDNESDAY 27 JANUARY 2010                                  WEEK 1 – TERM 1
     27-29 January           Telephone: 8267 3818                                       Facsimile: 8267 4877
      Year 8 Camp            E-Mail: admin@stdominics.sa.edu.au                   Web Site: www.stdominics.sa.edu.au
     28-29 January
     Year 12 Retreat
  Sunday 7 February
                            Dear Parents,
      Family Mass
Wednesday 10 February       The new school year of 2010 has begun          section of the project is Easter this year.
Year 8 Parents Info Night   and we are glad to see your daughters          On the eastern boundary the new indoor /
  Friday 12 February        return and to meet those coming to St.         outdoor area for Junior Primary is looking
    Swimming Trials         Dominic’s for the first time.                  fantastic especially now that the green turf
Wednesday 17 February
                            Morning tea for Year 8 Parents was a           is laid. All around the school painting and
       Field Day
                            sociable and well attended event on last       renovating has been done creating a fresh
    Ash Wednesday                                                          environment for all.
  Friday 19 February        Monday morning. Sincere thanks to all
     Merit Assembly         who came. Today we greeted new and             Year 12 results for our 2009 graduates
 Tuesday 23 February        familiar Primary SDPC parents. Year 8s         were outstanding. As a group 50 % of
    Investiture Mass        left this morning for their Victor Harbour     the Tertiary Entrance scores obtained
Wednesday 24 February       camp. Because our Year 8 students              were over 90, viz., in the top 10% of the
    Ash Wednesday           come from many schools, 24 in all, this        State. We congratulate Lam Thien Vu
                            early camp provides them with a great          on her overall result of 99.95 the highest
PARENT INFORMATION          opportunity to meet each other in an           possible for tertiary Entry. Students were
      EVENINGS
                            informal setting. Tomorrow the Year            universally successful in obtaining entry
  Tuesday 2 February
                            12s will board the train to Belair for their   into their Tertiary and TAFE courses.
    Primary Parents
                            Retreat, a time for nourishing the spirit,     Well done to all. I take this opportunity to
  Tuesday 9 February
  Year 9 & 10 Parents
                            and for developing relationships with          congratulate the highly skilled staff who
Wednesday 10 February
                            each other and reflecting on the way that      guided our students to do so well. We
    Year 8 Parents          their spiritual strength can enhance their     acknowledge that this is very much the
 Monday 15 February         significant leadership roles within the        combined effort of students staff and
 Year 11 & 12 Parents       College.                                       parents over many years of a child’s time at
                            This year we welcome to our staff some         school.
   2010 Term Dates
 Term 1: 27 Jan - 1 April   new faces. Concetta Sossi takes up a           On your school calendar
Term 2: 20 April - 2 July   role as Acting Head of the Religious           A lovely informal event to start the year
Term 3: 19 July - 24 Sep    Education Department. Natasha Goodes           will be held in the College Gymnasium
 Term 4: 11 Oct - 3 Dec     will be teaching in the PE and Science         on Sunday 7 February. This is the Family
                            Department. Brooke Stapleton will take         Mass to which all families are invited, and
   UNIFORM SHOP             some French classes in the Primary and
Opening Hours During Term                                                  it is followed by morning refreshments
        Mondays             Year 8 and Ida Maglai will take Art class      and a chance to catch up and say hello to
   10:30am - 1:30pm         in Year 8. New students are welcomed by        new and familiar families. Please get you
   Thursday 28 January      name in this Bulletin.                         information and send in your booking via
    10:30pm - 1:30pm
                            By now any families travelling into the        this week’s Bulletin.
   Thursday 4 February
    12:30pm - 4:30pm        Primary classes by way of Barnard St. will
                            have seen the great progress made on the
                            new project. The new learning areas on
                            the first floor are beginning to take shape.                              Sr Jillian Havey
                            The expected completion date for that                                             Principal
St Dominic’s Priory College




               Primary News                                            Parents & Friends
                                                                    Welcome back to a new school year!
  Welcome Back!
                                                                    As your new President, and on behalf of the Parents &
  There is observable progress with our exciting building           Friends Committee, I hope that you all had a wonderful
  projects and we look forward to completion - probably at          Christmas and New Year break and welcome all families to
  the end of term.                                                  the new school year.
  Basketball                                                        Firstly, I would like to say I feel very blessed to be involved
  We expect to continue as per last year. A note will be            in such an important part of the school community and look
  sent home when we have more details. We will also be              forward to the coming year. My husband Paul and I have
  organising some training. If you know anyone suitable             three children, with our only daughter Madeleine in Year 11
  please contact us.                                                at St. Dominic’s this year. We have both been quite involved
                                                                    with our children’s schools throughout their education, so I
  Year 7 Sport                                                      hope that I can offer the right guidance and support to all as
  The Catholic Secondary Sports Association caters for Year         required. Please feel free to contact me at any time.
  7 girls in Saturday morning sport. They are invited to            I wish to extend my thanks and gratitude to the other
  nominate at school for (one of) Basketball, Touch or Tennis       Parents & Friends Committee members for your continued
  and/or Water Polo (which is after school on Thursdays). A         support, with a special mention to Linda Smith, our outgoing
  form has been sent home for those interested. NOTE: IT            President.
  MUST BE BACK BY MONDAY 1 FEBRUARY - NO late
                                                                    The Committee is preparing for our first community event
  nominations accepted.
                                                                    this year: the Family Mass on Sunday 7th February. We will
  Parent Orientation night next Tuesday 2 February                  be providing a morning tea, along with gelati and a sausage
                                                                    sizzle after the mass, giving families the opportunity to
  Starting at 7.00pm in the Hall and then move to classrooms.
                                                                    chat and get to know each other. Your assistance on the
  Sorry we cannot accommodate students on this evening.
                                                                    day would be much appreciated and help is required with
  Parent Letter: If you haven’t received a letter by the end of     preparing, serving or cleaning up. We kindly ask that you
  this week regarding the Orientation Night, please ask.            complete the slip enclosed in this Bulletin and return it as
                                                                    soon as possible to advise of your availability to help.
                                                Peter Howes
                                         Primary Coordinator        We will also be calling in to your daughter’s Parent-Teacher
                                                                    Night in the next few weeks, to fill you in on some of the
Tuition Fee 5% Discount                                             Parents & Friends activities for 2010. We are sending home
A reminder to parents that an annual payment discount of 5% is      to families the ‘Events for 2010’ brochure to assist your
available where the total annual school fees and charges are paid   family in planning for the school’s social events. Please keep
in full by 28 February 2010. The 5% discount applies to tuition     the guide as your reference throughout the year.
fees and does not apply to other charges.                           As the year progresses we will advertise for your help in the
                                                                    Bulletin prior to the events. In addition, you can leave your
School Card Application Forms                                       name with your daughter’s classroom teacher or the front
                                                                    office accompanied by your offer of help.
Anyone who wishes to apply for School Card in 2010 and has
not already returned an application form needs to do so. The        As I embark on this daunting but exciting journey, I hope that
application forms are available from the Front Office. Please       you will all be able to volunteer some of your much valued
return the form with a photocopy of your Health Care Card or        time and energies to help make your school a better place for
Pension Card as soon as possible.                                   your daughter. Every little bit counts!!!
                                Lina Martino, Business Manager      See you at the Family Mass!
                                                                                                    Helen Reichstein, President
                          Free Maths Tuition                                               for the Parents & Friends Committee
  Register online at www.mathsonline.com.au for tutoring
  solutions tailored to your daughter’s needs.
  Alternatively,
                                                                     Produce Stall: Fruit Required
  Students can voluntarily attend MATHS CLUB at the
                                                                     Apricots, Figs, Plums, Peaches, Nectarines
  school, held on Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm. Maths teachers           Donations of any stone fruits required for jam making for this
                                                                     year’s Fete.
  will be on hand to assist students with homework, Maths
  Mate worksheets, textbook work, and assessment pieces.
                                                                     If you can help out please call
                      Elvera Andrews (Maths Coordinator)             Jo Duffy 8269 3625 or 0411 305 042
                                                                                                                St Dominic’s Priory College



                             We welcome the following new
                              Staff and Students in 2010
We welcome new staff members to St Dominic’s:            Year 7
» Concetta Sossi, Head of Religious Education            Carolyn Tran
» Natasha Goodes, Mathematics Faculty
                                                         Year 8     Emily Messenger                        Year 9
» Ida Maglai, Art Department
                                             Mollie Barker          Alicia Milne                           Vicky Grivakis
» Brooke Stapleton, LOTE Department
                                             Amy Beecham            Renee Thi Ngo                          Subin Kim
These staff members will be personally       Genevieve Bolzon       Jenny Nguyen
introduced at the Parent Teacher evenings.   Amelia Brecknell-Davis Kamilah Nguyen-Vu
                                                                                                           Year 10
                                             Katie Bui              Monica Nguyen
Reception                Year 4              Tennay Burgess         Yen-Nhi Nguyen                         Sofia Jiang
Molly Copeland           Sophie Capoccia     Madeline Capoccia      Angela Palmer
Isabella Gonzales-Varas Rebecca Czopek       Larissa Cavallaro      Evie Papps                             Year 11
Lisa Huynh                                   Monica Chea            Gena Patini
                         Peschk Mezek-Tatler                                                               Laveena Elsa George
Abby Lapsley                                 Tayla Deane-Axford Katherine Peek
Maddison Lapsley         Bao Chau Ngo                                                                      Kathryn Grivakis
                         Phuong Nguyen       Susan Dieu             Sarah Petherick
Mikayla Le                                                                                                 Jing Tan
Amy Lush                 Madelyn Totsikas    Karen Du               Cathy Pham
                                                                                                           Qi Wang
Alessia Mazzeo                               Jessica Fairey         Theresa Pham
Amelia McAveny           Year 5              Anastasia Falkenberg Deanna Princi
Angelina Melki           Shania Burns        Emma Fitridge          Amelia Romaldi
Nadia Ngeno              Adriana Caruso      Annaleese Fuda         Nathalie Rouelle
Anita Nguyen             Georgia Cummins                            Sarah Son
                                             Jessica Fuller
Lorelei Owens
                         Alexandra Daugalis  Caitlin Gilsenan-Reed Banacia Spee
Clarissa Pham
Emma Sexton              Alana Goldschmidt   Ethenia Gilsenan-Reed Sophie Thompson
Ella Wood                Hanni Howe          Amelia Hosking         Cecilia Tizard
Karen Wu                 Mi Kieu             Claudia Huppatz        Eliza Todman
                         Eleanor Larwood     Tuyet-Nhi Huynh        Hai Tran
Year 2                   Alexandra Macolino  Mikaela Inat           Tina Tran
Anneliese Vu             Bridget McPeake     Mary Jones             Charlotte Valencic
                         Phuong-Quynh Nguyen Melisa Karlicki        Truc Than Thi Vo
Year 3                   Amy Nguyen          Jennifer Lim           Alycia Winter
Chelsea Czopek           Julia Thomas        Danielle Limgenco      Claudia Withey
                         Siena Withey        Lina Luong             Sevara Yunus

Term 1 Sport Nominations
                                                                                    Uniform Shop Hours
This week students have been asked to nominate for Term
1 Saturday Sport. The season will be 6 rounds starting on 13            Term 1 2010
February and finishing on 27 March. Students have the choice            The Uniform Shop is open every Monday during term
of playing Basketball, Touch and Tennis as well as Water Polo           between the hours of 10:30am - 1:30pm. and Thursdays
on Thursday afternoons.                                                 as follows:
When nominating to play students and parents are asked to               Thursday 4 Feb    12.30pm – 4.30pm
make a commitment for the whole season (including trainings)            Thursday 11 Feb   10.30am - 1.30pm
and acknowledge this by signing a contract. Before signing this         Thursday 18 Feb   12.30pm - 4.30pm
contract we ask that you thoroughly read the expectations and           Thursday 25 Feb   10.30am - 1.30pm
responsibilities that are outlined.                                     Thursday 4 Mar    12.30pm - 4.30pm
Nomination forms and contracts can be accessed on DomNet                Thursday 11 Mar   10.30am - 1.30pm
and must be completed and returned to Miss Coffey by                    Thursday 18 Mar   12.30pm - 4.30pm
Monday 1 February. Nominations are due to the Catholic                  Thursday 25 Mar   10:30am – 1.30pm
Sports Association on this date and therefore late nominations          Thursday 1 Apr    12:30pm – 1.30pm
will not be accepted.                                                   Open the first Saturday of the month by appointment.
St Dominic’s Priory College




                                                Calendar 2010
January                                                       March                                                           June                                                           OcTOber
27 Term 1 commences                                           7 Old Scholars Mass                                             4 School Photos                                                11 Term 4 commences
27 Year 8 camp commences                                      8 Adelaide Cup                                                  14 Queen’s Birthday                                            14 Sports Photos
28 Year 12 retreat                                            9 SACSSGSA Swimming                                             21 Semester 2 commences                                        27 Swimming Carnival
   commences                                                  10 Year 10 Geography                                                                                                           29 Year 8 Retreat
                                                                                                                              July
                                                                 Kangaroo Island camp                                                                                                        31 Fete & Auction
February                                                                                                                      2 Term 2 concludes
                                                              14 Sports Day
2 Primary Parents                                                                                                             19 Term 3 commences                                            nOveMber
                                                              19 SACSSGSA Athletics
    information evening                                                                                                       19 Year 11 Canberra trip                                       15 Year 11 exams
                                                                 Carnival
7 Family Mass                                                                                                                     commences                                                     commence
                                                              25 Term 1 Sports Photos
9 Year 9 & 10 Parents                                                                                                         29 Sports photos                                               17 Year 10 exams
                                                              30 SASSSA Athletics
    Information Evening                                                                                                                                                                         commence
                                                                                                                              augusT
10 Year 8 Parents                                             april                                                                                                                          30 End of Year Mass
                                                                                                                              2 SACE Parent Information
    information evening                                       1 Term 1 concludes
                                                                                                                                 Evening                                                     DeceMber
12 Swimming Trials                                            2 Good Friday
                                                                                                                              6 St Dominic’s Day Holiday                                     3 Term 4 concludes
15 Year 11 & 12 Parents                                       19 Pupil Free Day
                                                                                                                              10 St Dominic’s Day Mass                                       7 Graduation Ball
    Information Evening                                       20 Term 2 commences
                                                                                                                              13 Year 10 Retreat
17 Field Day                                                  21 Year 7 Camp commences
                                                                                                                              17 Year 10 & 11 Subject    Please note that some dates
    Ash Wednesday                                             26 ANZAC Day holiday
                                                                                                                                 Counselling Day         may be added or amended
18 ID photos                                                  30 Gala Day
                                                                                                                              21 Book Week               throughout the course of the
19 Merit Assembly
                                                              May                                                                                        year. Parents are advised
23 Investiture Mass                                                                                                           sepTeMber
                                                              3 Year 9 Camp commences                                                                    to refer to the Diary Dates
24 Year 9 & 10 Parents                                                                                                        8 Year 11 Retreat
                                                              11 NAPLAN Tests commence                                                                   (published on page one of
    information evening                                                                                                       20 Year 10 Work Experience
                                                              12 Careers Night                                                                           every issue) for the most up
28 Year 11 Biology Camp                                                                                                           commences
                                                              27 Musical commences                                                                       to date information.
                                                                                                                              24 Term 3 concludes
                                                              6 Australian Infomatics
                                                                  Competition


Sports Day and Field Day Helpers Needed
We are always very grateful for the assistance given by parents
on Sports Day and Field Day. Once again we are asking for                                                                        Sports Day Officials, Sunday 14 March
helpers to set up shelters, hurdles, etc or assist with judging or
timekeeping.                                                                                                                     Name ............................................................................................................

If you are able to help, please return the reply slip and you will be                                                            Student’s Name.................................................. Class ..............................
contacted closer to the time with more information about the event.
                                                                                                                                 Telephone No .............................................................................................

  Field Day Officials, Years 7-12                                                                                                I can assist by (please tick preferred option)
  Wednesday 17 February                                                                                                          Setting up shelters 8.00am-9.00am
  If you are available for all or part of the day to assist with
                                                                                                                                 Packing up ball games 12-1.00pm
  officiating, please return this reply slip.
                                                                                                                                 Packing up shelters 2.00-3.00pm
  Name ............................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                 For Secondary Activities Only
  Student’s Name.................................................. Class ..............................                                                                         9.15-11am 10.30-12noon                           12.30-2pm
                                                                                                                                 Judges
  Telephone No .............................................................................................
                                                                                                                                 Timekeepers
  I can help from (nominate times)............................to ..............................
                                                                                                                                 Ball games
  Return reply slip to Front Office
                                                                                                                                 Return reply slip to Front Office



    I HAVE READ THE BULLETIN:
    Daughter’s Name:.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

    Signed: ........................................................................................................................ Class:..............................Date: .................................................................
                                                                                                    To be returned to Class Teacher

								
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