St Dominic’s College is committed to working with and walking alongside Indigenous people, advocating justice and promoting reconciliation
St Dominic’s College positively promotes and encourages the enrolment of students that identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders.
The College is committed to support these students on a daily basis and as such, employs a full-time Indigenous Education Officer. Their role is to coordinate various programs and cultural events within the school, as well as provide academic support and mentoring for the boys, with particular focus on learning outcomes. Some outstanding results in NAPLAN can be attributed to this focus. The College facilitates a number of internal and external programs for our boys to assist them with academic support, career pathways and overall personal wellbeing.
The students are supported in connecting with their culture and extending their knowledge. We also encourage our students to participate in our dance group who not only perform at our own events but have the opportunity to perform at public venues and occasions.
With the support of the Elders in our Local Aboriginal Community, the College as a whole celebrates important events to commemorate and reconcile the histories of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. At St Dominic’s all students are given the opportunity to experience and learn about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditions and culture. These events are occasions for our boys deepen their understanding about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of they can contribute to achieving reconciliation.