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The Dominican Difference

Santa Sabina College, a Catholic, Dominican, independent day school for girls and boys up to Year 4 and girls only from Year 5 to Year 12, educates students for a life of faith, integrity and truth.

Our Dominican Difference means our young people are formed with the 800 year old Dominican commitment to justice, truth, reconciliation and compassion, always encouraged to be responsible for making the world a better place and embracing the future with hope.

The Dominican Order (also known as the Order of the Preachers) is a Roman Catholic religious order best known for its commitment to holistic education, the pursuit of truth (Veritas) and their focus on preaching — spreading the Gospel through words and actions to inspire change. Founded by St Dominic Guzman (1172-1221) in 1219, the order embraced a life of prayer and study, which led to a ministry of preaching in poverty – the early beginnings of the four Dominican pillars of Prayer, Study, Community and Service.

The pillars are not just boxes to be ticked, they are the rhythm of life and a way of being. The Dominican charism is open and porous. It honours intelligence, beauty, justice, community and individuality to bring into being a full humanity. The Dominican Difference requests commitment and engagement.

As a Catholic, Dominican school, Santa Sabina College is committed to educating the whole person in a setting that allows students to flourish into young men and women who are well-prepared for university and beyond.