Our School - Principals Message
Dominican School Semaphore is a Catholic parish school, supported by the Semaphore Parish School Board, working in conjuction with the Lefevre Catholic Community, the SA Commission for Catholic Schools and the Catholic Education Office.
With the support of an outstanding staff our students are provided with a broad and diverse learning program which enables them to reach their full potential. We value life long learning, have high expectations and promote the well being of all.
The school offers a safe and nurturing environment where students' gifts are nurtured and celebrated. A wide range of extra curricula programmes including Music, Sports and our own Radio Station are also avaliable.
Grace Parletto - Principal
(The donations amount includes money raised since 2015).
Fundraising for Catholic Charities:
Celebrating Catholic Charities Month
A little giving goes a long way… Charity is at the heart of living Catholic and each September we celebrate Catholic Charities month. Catholic Charities is our South Australian organisation that provides support to agencies making a difference to the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community. On Tuesday September 26 our Year 7 Justice Leaders hosted a casual day and lunchtime disco for a gold coin donation to raise awareness and funds for the appeal. Well done to the Justice Leaders in promoting this event and working with our school community to raise $300 to donate to the Catholic Charities Appeal.
Staff Faith In Action Day
On Friday September 14, our staff shared in a Faith in Action Day. This was a special time for us to unite in faith to provide outreach to those in need. We cooked for Fred's Van, baked for the Vinnies Women's Crisis Centre, made toiletry packs for Catherine House, celebrated Mass with Fr Roderick and the Parish, and finished the day with a Walk a Mile (from Semaphore to Largs Bay jetty and back) for the Hutt St Centre to support the homeless. This was a wonderful way for us to focus on our mission to live justly as people of hope.
Alison Tanti-Clark - Assistant Principal Religious Identity & Mission
Dominican School, Semaphore - 26 September
On Wednesday Justice Leaders held a SOCKING IT FOR JUSTICE DAY to support Catholic Charities. It was great to see so many children wearing their CRAZIEST socks. Thank you for your kind donations which will go towards making a difference to those in need.
See photos of the crazy socks here and here.
Staff Faith in Action
This term our staff are preparing and sharing in a Hot Soup Lunch once a week, with all invited to contribute a gold coin donation for the Hutt St Centre to support the homeless. Staff roster themselves on in groups of 2 or 3 to provide pots of soup for all staff to enjoy at lunchtime. This money will go towards providing a hot breakfast and lunch for two weeks for a person doing it tough, and providing a hot shower, laundry service and locker for 3 months for a person sleeping rough. This month is Catholic Charities month and each child has received a leaflet with a donation envelope for this year's appeal. The Hutt St Centre is one of the agencies supported by Catholic Charities. See photos of Soup initiative below.