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Theatre Restaurant

Theatre Restaurant

An appreciative audience of parents and staff has enjoyed a new collaborative initiative of the Year 10 Music Theatre and Year 10 Food Technology classes on the production of a Theatre Restaurant.  The Music Theatre class created a script and rehearsed their amusing performance over several weeks. The Food Technology students designed

23 October 2012

Citizenship Awards

Citizenship Awards

Representatives from the current cohort of ‘Homework Help’ volunteers have accepted an award in the West’s Ashfield Community Citizenship Awards. Since 2004, groups of Santa students have gone each week after school to St Joachim’s Primary School in Lidcombe to help refugee children with their homework. The recognition brings a cheque

22 October 2012

South African Immersion

South African Immersion

Students and staff have returned from the annual Immersion trip to South Africa, with students asserting that the experience will stay with them forever. The girls visited our ‘sister school’ in Kwa-Zulu Natal and lived with a host family in a township. They taught a lesson at a primary school where the

21 October 2012

Challenges for Year 4 at Tallong

Challenges for Year 4 at Tallong

A challenge climb, bush walk, scavenger hunt and camp craft were someof the highlights of the recent Year 4 camp experience at Tallong Campus.Teamwork was the focus as the children held the ladder, manipulated the rope and encouraged each other every step of the way to the top, with the

21 October 2012

Footprints to Sustainability

Footprints to Sustainability

As part of the Year 7 COMPASS program students have presented their range of projects on the theme of ‘Footprints to Sustainability’. The enquiry-based projects range from greenscaping, solar energy and management of waste to the re- design of learning and social spaces. The girls have demonstrated outstanding skills of research, problem

21 October 2012

Dancing Champions

Dancing Champions

Santa dancers have wowed the judges to win the 2012 CGSSSA Championships with our best ever results. As one of 14 schools, Santa contested each of the 7 sections at the championship and along with over 400 dancers in 51 teams they entertained the audience and judges in a fantastic

21 October 2012

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

Year 11 students have commenced their HSC studies as their peers in the Year 12 Class of 2012 line up daily at the Hall to undertake their final HSC exams. At a special assembly to mark the end of the Yr 11 Preliminary year, students who gained 1st place in their

21 October 2012

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Year 1 students have been exploring what it means to belong and contribute to a community. They have worked in roles as communicator, manager, recorder and organiser during their enquiry-based research and used their maths skills to collate and present their data in graphs. The life of St Dominic, the

20 October 2012

Music Making at Tallong

Music Making at Tallong

Our SSC Tallong Campus welcomed over 40 Music students to camp during the spring holidays. ‘Let’s Get Loud’ and ‘Viva La Vida’ rang through the surrounding bush land as intensive rehearsals saw the creation of four part and  improvised a cappella versions of the songs. New friends were made, broken bows

18 September 2012

College Principal 2013

College Principal 2013

Having recently undertaken a recruitment process to identify a new College Principal, the SSC College Board, with the blessing of the Dominican Sisters, has announced the appointment of Ms Maree Herrett to the position of College Principal, commencing at the beginning of the 2013 school year. Ms Herrett presently leads

17 September 2012

Celebrating St Dominic’s Day 2012

Celebrating St Dominic’s Day 2012

Our celebration of Santa’s favourite day, the Feast of St Dominic, who founded the Dominican Order of Preachers in the 12th century, was held in glorious sunshine around ‘the Plot’. This year in a particular way the school community – staff, parents, students and friends acknowledged those pioneering women who

2 August 2012

Celebrating Debating and Public Speaking

Celebrating Debating and Public Speaking

Our youngest Public Speakers (Yrs 1-5) have been acknowledged and presented with trophies by Ms Clancy at a special Del Monte Assembly, while on the Secondary Campus the inaugural Debating and Public Speaking Dinner and presentation evening saw a team of Year 10 students debate their coaches on the topic ‘That truth

18 July 2012