Our School - Facilities

St. Dominic's Primary School educates the Catholic children within St. Dominic's Parish. Our facilities are have been refurbished throughout and consist of a variety of learning areas, including a hall, a Resource Centre and an administration area. Major upgrade and refurbishments have been completed over the past 5 years.

Programs and Amenities

  • Adventure playgrounds (P-2 & 3-6)
  • After Care Program (Camp Australia)
  • Bank/Catholic Development Fund
  • Basketball and netball courts
  • ‘Better Buddies’ Program
  • Camp - Yr 5/6 & Yr 3/4
  • Classroom Cuisine – online lunch daily deliveries
  • Community Code of Behaviour
  • Computers & Media technology in each classroom
  • Levelled Literacy Intervention
  • Hall with kitchen cooking facilities
  • Personalised Learning Programs
  • Instrumental Lessons (private) – string, keyboard
  • Interschool Sports – Yr 5/6
  • Parish/School/Home Sacramental Programs
  • Public Speaking Program Yrs 3-6
  • Library
  • School Concert
  • Mathematics/Number Intervention Program
  • Specialist Programs:
    • Educational Support
    • Performing Arts
    • Physical Education
    • LOTE – Italian
    • Library
  • Student devices chromebooks & ipads (1:1 in Years 3-6)
  • Student Action Leadership Teams (all Year 6 students involved in Leadership)
  • Student Council Representatives from each class
  • Student lead assemblies
  • Student Wellbeing initiatives
  • Tennis coaching (private)
  • Tennis Courts – playground use
  • Well resourced classrooms

2017 Students

291 enrolments - 141 girls and 150 boys. Class sizes vary where our smallest with 19 students and our largest with 26 students. On completion of their primary education the boys generally move on to one of secondary schools from De La Salle College in Malvern, St. Kevin’s College in Toorak or Xavier College in Kew and the girls to Siena College in Camberwell, Genazzano in Kew or Loreto Mandeville Hall in Toorak.

Parents

Parental involvement is an integral part of life at St. Dominic’s. The parents assist in many ways as members of:

  • Parish Education Board
  • Parent Teacher Association

Parents are also invited to give assistance within the classroom, in clerical/library duties, with excursions, the School Concert and Physical Education program.

NB: It is a requirement for volunteering parents to hold a WWC (Working with Children) Check before assistance is given. More information can be found Department of Justice, Victoria Australia.