St. Dominic’s School is a Child Safe School. We have a zero tolerance policy to child abuse and value the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all students entrusted to our care. All staff and visitors are expected to work together to keep children safe against sexual, physical, psychological and emotional abuse or neglect.
As a Catholic school community, we are very aware of the challenges faced by many in our community. We believe that we are invited to make a difference in the lives of those we meet, and are called to respond with an open heart. The invitation is to journey with one another, and to be Christ like in all we do.
At St Dominic’s school cultural and religious traditions are valued and celebrated. A welcoming environment is fostered through partnerships with families, parish and community. The diverse range of talents and skills in the community is acknowledged and celebrated and are drawn upon to enrich the lives of all students. The unique stories of students and their families create a rich tapestry that embraces cultural differences and provides a supportive, safe and socially cohesive environment where all have the opportunity to experience success.
At St. Dominic’s we have continued to strengthen our community partnerships. The richness in the cultural and social diversity of our school community enables us to celebrate in many ways, while at the same time challenges us to identify needs to support students and their families. Our parents are encouraged and supported in involving themselves in their child’s learning. The challenges faced by many of our parents because of language, trauma, separation from their homeland, and even having had limited or no schooling themselves, have been recognized and acknowledged. We believe we are a community of learners, and as such, we recognize the opportunity to embrace many styles of learning, and raise the learning outcomes for all. We enrol not only the child, but also the family.
Our Parish Administrator, Fr. Peter Njau C.S.Sp, is welcoming of all people. His support of our school community is much appreciated on both the spiritual and personal level. I also acknowledge the commitment of our dedicated staff who continue to work towards making a positive difference in the lives of the students and their families through their respect of the dignity and sacredness of all. this commitment enables students to access learning opportunities in preparing them for the challenges of the rapidly changing 21st century, and to know they can make a difference.
It is a privilege to work with such a supportive school community. Staff, parents and students continue to face challenges and support one another as life-long learners who live by our school’s motto : “Let Your Light Shine”
Gayle Connor, Principal