Students travel to Point Wolstoncroft for a two night to three day school camp as a whole school. The camp promotes safe and exciting participation in outdoor recreation with activities with a strong emphasis on health and wellbeing, team building and resilience through fun, challenging and engaging experiences.
St Dominic's annual athletics carnival is held in partnership with the PE Department at St Pius X High School, Adamstown and their Year 9 and 10 Physical Activity and Sport Studies classes. Our two new St Dominic's houses, Malloy and Hogan compete against each other by gaining points throughout the day to win the inaugural shield.
Students participate in weekly sport on Friday which consists of gym exercise, dancing, yoga, gymnastics, secondary swimming at balance, primary school swimming program and other skills based activities at school.
The school choir meet every Friday to prepare students with the signs, movements and vocabulary for their monthly Charles O'Neil visit and school liturgies. Boys choir perform on a rotation basis and perform at liturgies and special events.
Carols in the DOMain is held in the last week of the school year and it is an opportunity for families and our school community to celebrate the Christmas season. Students perform musical items taught as part of the Creative Arts program.
The Creative Arts program at St Dominic's is not only incorporated into the teaching and learning cycle, but is linked with local community, artists, musicians, dance teachers and the ASPIRE program. There is great importance placed, not only on the Arts, but on creative process, the opportunity it provides to experiment and the opportunities it offers for original thought and critical thinking.
Excursion and Incursions
All excursions and incursions are deemed to be part of the school program which are arranged by classroom teachers. Excursions are designed to strengthen the student's educational experience and to stimulate curriculum rich language and interest, which is directly relevant to in-class teaching and learning.
For local excursions within walking distance, general consent will be collected at the beginning of each year. Parents will be alerted when walking excursions are undertaken prior to the event. On excursions, we expect all students to be in complete school or sport uniform. If permission notes are not returned, then students may not be able attend.
Rainforest walks, Nelson Bay Boating Day, Charles O'Neil hostel visit, Wandana Aboriginal Cultural Day, Water safety visits, Tako drumming, Art Cabriolet (Art Therapy) are some of the many excursions and incursions provided at St Dominic's.