At St Dominics Newcastle we believe that sport plays an important role in promoting friendship, team-awareness and self-confidence in addition to physical well-being. As our school has a strong sports performance record, we offer a variety of sports activities that include specialised activities such as open-water swimming and mountain biking. While healthy competition is encouraged, the enjoyment of the game is not compromised.
Activities such as chess further help to stimulate thinking patterns such as logical analysis and problem-solving, which help to improve aptitude in subjects such as Mathematics.
Sports activities offered at St Dominics Newcastle can be viewed on our fact sheet.
Culture is one of the foundational pillars of developing a well-balanced learner and plays a great role in broadening learners’ reference frameworks. Our learners have the opportunity to participate in several cultural activities, regardless of their interests and abilities in sport or academics.
These activities introduce learners to valuable experiences and real-life skills that few other platforms allow. Participation in drama for example, provides learners with self-confidence and presentation skills that will benefit them well into their professional lives.
Cultural activities offered at St Dominics Newcastle can be viewed on our fact sheet.
We also offer value-added programmes as part of the school fees. As part of our ‘educating for life’ policy, we organise regular outings to places of interest in order to broaden the learner’s view of the world around them and the Grade 7 leadership camp is conducted at the beginning of each year to prepare them for their mentorship duties.
Value-added programmes offered at St Dominics Newcastle can be viewed on our fact sheet.
We offer Curro Create programmes aimed at helping learners develop their creative talents to their full potential. Curro Arts Superhero (CAS) is an internal creative mentorship platform with a grading element, where learners are encouraged to discover, develop and display their inherent creative talents.
Learners have the opportunity to participate in the annual Curro Create National Youth Theatre Festival, wherein schools enter a one-act play in any genre and official language. The winning plays are chosen through a series of adjudications by world-class theatre-makers, who closely mentor learners throughout the process.
Extramural activities for nursery school children are offered by external tutors or coaches. They are offered at an additional cost and generally take place on the school’s premises.
Extramural activities offered at St Dominics Newcastle’s nursery school can be viewed on our fact sheet.