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Boarding School from Grades 3 to 12

Why choose St Dominics?

  • Exceptional, experienced and fully-qualified staff with most matric teachers being sub-examiners for the final IEB examinations
  • Excellent extramural programme
  • A non-denominational Christian school
  • A supportive, caring and disciplined environment conducive for development of academic, leadership, sporting, cultural and personal growth
  • A safe environment with 24-hour security
  • Smaller classes (maximum of 25 per class)
  • Qualified and dedicated teachers support the learners’ academic performance needs and develop skills in learners that they can use throughout life
  • Learners write the National Senior Certificate examinations under the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) at the end of Grade 12
  • All learners are encouraged to actively participate in outreach programmes and extramural activities

Why choose St Dominics boarding school?

  • St Dominics Newcastle boarding establishment is equipped to accommodate 30 girls and 22 boys
  • Town visits once a week and on Saturdays – managed by the boarding school matron, with permission from parents
  • Weekend activities organised by staff on duty
  • Two boarders per room with an en-suite bathroom
  • Quality healthy meals prepared by our outside caterers
  • Weekly or full-time boarding available
  • Wi-Fi
  • DStv premium
  • Use of sporting facilities and the Bundu Bash Gym

Frequently asked questions
Where is the nearest medical facility?
Mediclinic, which is approximately 2 km away.

How do leave arrangements and visits work?
St Dominics Newcastle has a midterm break during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd term as well as one closed weekend per term. Visitors are welcomed on arrangement.

Is theft an issue and how is it dealt with?
Theft has not been a major problem; however, each case is dealt with accordingly.

Who monitors my child’s progress?
The boarding school matron and the staff members on duty monitor the learners’ progress and communicate with the phase heads.

Will my child make friends easily?
Absolutely, as we encourage interaction with all our learners.

Do boys and girls have separate facilities?
Yes; but they share one double-storey building.

What is your response to bullying?
We do not tolerate bullying at school or in boarding school and each case is dealt with accordingly.

What happens if my child is homesick?
Extra comfort and care is provided.

How do boarders occupy themselves over weekends?
They have an entertainment area where they can play pool, table tennis and watch TV; not to mention the outings they can enjoy.

What kind of food is served to the boarders?
Healthy, balanced food prepared by our independent caterers.

How do parents communicate with their child?
They can communicate by landline or cellphone. Boarding parents or supervisors Our wonderful and caring boarding parents are teachers and/or sport coaches at St

Dominics Newcastle who are in contact with the learners during and after school. The boarding school matron has been with our boarding school for nearly two years. She is a mother of two and understands the importance of the well-being of all children. Our vision for the boarding establishment is to keep it a disciplined, enjoyable, exciting and happy environment for all who stay there. We promote and encourage self-respect, discipline, honesty and respect for others amongst all our learners. Our aim is to make a positive difference in each one of our learner’s lives. We encourage our learners to decorate their rooms as they wish in order for it to feel more homely. Our staff work very hard to form bonds with the learners so they feel comfortable to chat about anything to their boarding school moms or dads.

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