Looking beyond our own needs to support the wellbeing of people everywhere is inherent to our guiding Dominican values. We want to send tolerant, compassionate, and proactive young women out into the world – women who aren’t satisfied to turn a blind eye to those in need, with strong intercultural awareness, a deep reverence for the plight of others and a broad perspective on their place in the world.
The Dare 2 Dream Foundation
Our generous community of parents, students, staff and friends established the Dare 2 Dream Foundation as a way of creating brighter futures for children and adults in difficult circumstances. Explore their work at www.dare2dream.org.au
We offer our students the opportunity to participate in a pilgrimage to India. There they have a chance to move out of their comfort zones in an entirely new cultural setting – experiencing first-hand the struggles faced by people living in extreme poverty and disadvantage. It’s an opportunity for our students to put their values into action as they donate their own time and effort to the service of others. They also have the chance to connect with Dominicans from around the world – coming together to form a strong outreach community grounded in faith.
More Opportunities to Serve
Our girls are given plenty of opportunities to act in service throughout the year, including:
- At our Gala Day, a fundraising carnival where 100% of the funds raised go to student-elected charities
- With our Think Pink initiative, which encourages students to wear pink accessories on their uniform during a designated day in October, raising awareness for breast cancer and funds for the Cancer Council
- Through our connections with Calvary Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Helping Hand Aged Care.
In 2012 St Dominic’s Priory College was awarded the National Anti-poverty Award in recognition of the significant impact our staff and students have made in the lives of disadvantaged people across India and Australia.