Dear Families and Community of Blackfriars Priory School,
Blessings for Christmas 2017
May we remember the coming of the Christ Child this Christmas.
In our School and in our lives, we are challenged to bring about the kingdom He proclaimed.
May you and your families be richly blessed at this holy time.
May the holidays provide a time for rest, recovery, fun, joy and reflection.
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Blackfriars Priory School celebrated St Dominic’s Day on Thursday 3 August, although the official date to celebrate the feast of St Dominic in the Church calendar is Tuesday, 8 August. The reason for our change of date was a clash with the feast day of our first Australian Saint, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, also celebrated on Tuesday 8 August.
Blackfriars Priory School community is extremely proud of the academic achievements of the 2016 Year 12 students. Their exceptional results are a testament to their hard work, diligence and sacrifice. We congratulate each student on their achievements and wish all the graduates of 2016 every success for the future. Importantly we also recognise their achievements in the arts, sport, music, co-curricular activities and social justice pursuits. Their engagement in broader school life is commendable and the hallmark of a Dominican education.
It is with great privilege that I announce the Head Prefect for 2017 is Joshua Santillana and the Deputy Head Prefect is Zachary Dalton. I Congratulate Joshua and Zach on being elected by their peers to these leadership roles. They have been recognised for their personal leadership characteristics of intelligence, integrity, discipline, courage, self-sufficiency and confidence.
We are delighted to share that Blackfriars Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) has achieved the highest rating possible 'Exceeding National Quality Standard' for all 7 Quality Areas.
Congratulations to our Director, Mrs Rita Quaini and the staff for their leadership, hard work and commitment to providing a high level of care and services to the students and families.