BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ST DOMINIC'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, BOKSBURGThe St Dominic's journey began with the vision of an incredible woman, Mother Rose Niland, in 1923. Despite the hardships of the time, she managed to build a tribute to Catholic Education. 93 years later, still St Dominic's stands proud in the city of Boksburg.
St Dominic's has grown from a small school housing 60 learners, to over 1,000 young ladies spanning over 15 grades. It is within these stately walls, that the girls are able to grow and express themselves in a safe, loving environment, exposed to many areas of learning and protected by a strong Catholic ethos.
Every decision made is in keeping with the well-being of the learners, staff and their families and the school's Motto of Veritas (truth).
EARLY LEARNING (PLAYSCHOOL TO GRADE 0)
The preschool staff makes parents feel safe and secure, they know their little girls are 'home'.
JUNIOR SCHOOL (GRADE 1 TO 7)
In an all-girls' environment, the learners feel free to voice their opinions, growing in confidence.
HIGH SCHOOL (GRADE 8 TO 12)
With an IEB Matric ahead, the focus on academics is immense and the young ladies of the high school are guided by dedicated and professional teachers, constantly pushed to reach their potential. St Dominic's girls are well-equipped and bestowed with a work ethic capable of coping with any challenge tertiary education may present.
21ST CENTURY LEARNING
Classrooms are equipped with interactive projectors and boards. 21st Century learning is enjoyed from grade 0 to matric, giving the learners the opportunity to use technology; interacting with teachers and learning materials in new, exciting ways.
SPORT AND CULTURE
The junior school introduces the girls to various sports and cultural activities. Striving to achieve greatness in all areas, participation in a variety of activities is key to achieve individual potential with integrity.
The Aquatic's Centre boasts a 25m FINA-approved, short-course swimming, diving and Water Polo pool. The First Team Water Polo won the prestigious St Anne's tournament in 2016.
Saints Drum Majorettes is a legacy which lives on in the hearts of many St Dominic's girls. Strict training and extreme discipline have resulted in Senior team achieving over 35 National Championship titles.
Dedication and rigorous training allows our girls to excel in many sports, including aquatics, netball, tennis and hockey.
"St Dominic's is dedicated to introducing young women into society with sound Christian values and principles which form the basis of a mature and responsible adult", said Mr. Roger Loring, Headmaster of St Dominic's.
We have a highly skilled Music Department, including Mr Smith, a skilled opera singer, teacher and conductor, Mrs Sarah Jane Grieve, who has experience as a recording artist in the Gospel genre and skills in stage musical production, and Ms Ntombi Masanabo who continues to inspire with her excellent teaching and experience.
This year, 2016, we have seen a massive growth in numbers in the Marimba and Steelpan players with a total of three Steelpan groups and eight Marimba groups. All groups worked very hard during the year and performed very well at both the National Marimba Festival and the International Marimba and Steel Band Festival. We are particularly proud of everyone who performed with such confidence and aplomb at these events. The senior Marimba and the senior Steel Band also provided entertainment at the Opening Extravaganza of the SAMCA South Africana National Drum Majorette and Cheerleading Championships in July, proudly representing our school and welcoming visitors to the occasion with their wonderful performance skills.
Our senior Steelband had the honour of being invited to play at the Sounds of Celebration concert held in March at Emperors Palace. The band displayed a high level of professionalism and gave a remarkable performance. Two of our steel band girls, Teagan Lubbe and Anastasia Lungu, were later interviewed on radio as part of the marketing for the International Marimba and Steelband Festival.
Our school also boasts a School Rock Band which started this year. The band has developed very quickly in skill and confidence and it has given the senior girls an opportunity to perform contemporary-style music in our school. We look forward to their continued progress.