As the beginning of a new school year rapidly approaches, we look together to the promise and success that lie ahead. To our new classes of grade nine students, others who are coming to us for the first time, as well as any students who have returned to us from At-home Learning; we welcome you to St. Dominic Catholic High School. After a year of continually evolving change, many of us are coming into the 2021 - 2022 school year with renewed hope and enthusiasm, and looking forward to a more familiar school year. In my new role as Principal, I am encouraged by this year’s division faith theme, which is; “Be Strong, Be Brave, Be Fearless. You Are Never Alone.” It is truly my privilege and honour to serve this wonderful school, its talented students, staff, and supportive community.
September is always a time of change for us, with updates to student timetables, new teachers, and new routines. Please remember that in placing our trust in the Lord, and working together, we will build the relationships which are essential to growing spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically. As a school community we are committed to excellence in all areas of student development, and will continue to pursue the growth of Christian leaders who are responsible, life-long learners.
In previous years, our community has been blessed with the support of engaged parents and community members, who understand the importance of what we are continually trying to accomplish. We ask that you once again become active participants in our school community. Whether you are a parent logging in to engage with your child’s learning or speak with a teacher, a local business hoping to help support one of our charities, or a community member who would like to share their gifts, talents, or prayers - there are so many ways to help! To our students; get involved in your school, and make it what you want it to be! I look forward to working hard with you, to make this a great year for all of us.
Mr. Lauren MacKenzie
Prayer for the Start of the School Year
Our creator, our saviour, our companion,
bless this journey of a new school year that we undertake.
Refresh our souls
and renew our spirits
as we embrace the beautiful ministry you have called us to.
We welcome those who are new to this community and
ask that you strengthen them to share the wonderful gifts you have given them.
make our hearts pure
as we prepare for the return of students to this school,
and may you guide them to return with open hearts
and minds eager to learn.
We ask this in Your name,