Principal’s Welcome

A portrait of Ann Cameron school principal

A Chairde,

Welcome to St Dominic’s College Cabra.  We are delighted to welcome you to our school’s website.

We are an all-girls secondary school in the tradition of the Dominican sisters under the patronage of Le Chéile Trust. The school’s governing body is the Board of Management.

St Dominic’s College is steeped in tradition and much of our past informs what we do today. Our future and the future of our society is in safe hands with our wonderful students who will leave here at the end of their formal period of secondary education having achieved their own individual potential and are ready to contribute much to our modern society. St Dominic’s Student Council and sixth year prefect system give students wonderful opportunities to experience student leadership.

The school is a community or family and any family works well when people are happy. When students are happy most other aspects of their lives such as their academic work, their friendships, their creativity and how they become involved in extra- curricular activities fall into place.

We in St Dominic’s College place huge importance on the happiness and wellbeing of students, teachers and all staff. Our pastoral care structure of teachers, tutors and year heads along with our principal, two deputy principals, care team, two chaplains, three guidance counsellors, librarian and five special needs assistants means that there is always someone to talk to if a student has a problem or needs help. Our admin staff, caretakers and ancillary staff contribute greatly also to the smooth running of the school which enables efficient teaching and learning.

We value respect and inclusivity in all we do here in St Dominic’s College. We ask all members of our school community to respect themselves, their families, each other, our Dominican tradition, other traditions and our school campus.

Our students are supported by a fantastic teaching and support team. Teachers care very much about their students and encourage them always to do their very best. Teachers avail of continuous professional development in order to deliver a very high standard of teaching to their students. We ask students also to take responsibility for their own learning. The role of parents/ guardians in their daughters’ education is very important. The school works hand in hand with parents to support student learning, academic progress and emotional, moral, social, spiritual growth and wellbeing. We have a very interested and active Parents’ Association which welcomes new members each year.

We will be holding an Open Night on Wednesday 23rd October so prospective students and their families can visit the school. We hope that you will enjoy the tour our senior students will take you on. You can ask them all the questions you have about the school on that night. They are wonderful ambassadors for St Dominic’s College and we are very proud of them. We also have information desks placed on the ground floor to help you with any further questions you may have. We will give you an information pack which will provide you with plenty of information to help with the important decision of where your daughter will attend secondary school. We wish you all the best in the future.

Le gach dea-ghuí

Ann Cameron

Principal