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St Dominic's Catholic College




We are a high ranking school in Auckland with plenty of heart and are proud to have top NCEA and University results.

We are dedicated to support you as an International student so you can become who you want to be, can achieve what you set out to do and to value your place in the world today.

St Dominic's College is consistently ranked as an achieving High School and we provide high quality teachers and learning opportunities for you. 


Library, Performing Arts, Dance studio, 3 storey dedicated Technology suite, swimming pool, tennis courts, soccer fields, Double new Gymnasium, weights and training room,  purpose built science blocks (being completed), International room, International recreational hub, canteen, chapel, music practice rooms,medical centre.  Use of Liston College school facilities – our brother school next door to us.  Some Senior classes co-ed.

International Student Support

Five team members.  On site Director of International Students, Administration Assistant, Group Tour Assistant, 2 part time homestay  co-ordinators. Pastoral Care 24/7.  Academic coaching throughout year.  International weekly assemblies. Regular guest speakers for community, health, safety. Budgeting services offered- learning for future. International recreational hub to relax in.  Large International assembly room. After school tuition for free if required in common subjects.International fun trips 3 times a year for bonding purposes. Cultural evenings with ethnic choirs and dance. Afternoon tea with the Principal for sharing ideas.Free tutorials close to exam time. Airport pick up and drop off service.  Initial banking, uniform and phone card support

Extra-curricular activities

Sports- Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Equestrian, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Orienteering, Mountain biking, Petanque, Swimming, Touch rugby, Volleyball, Waterpolo, Taekwondo workshops

IT- Code club

Social – Buddy training for new students, Friendship room, Leaders programme,

Music – College Choir, Ethnic Languages choirs (6), Concert band, Jazz band, Rock band, Poly-Glee, String Orchestra, General Choir

Performing Arts- Dance- Hip Hop, Cheerleading squad, Talent Quest, Musical Production

Environment- Eco club, Beach Education

Academic- Korean speech, Mathex, Science Fair, Debating, Quiz, Science badges, Poetry club, Writing club, Speech club, video competition, Language clubs.


More about St Dominic's Catholic College

International Student Testimonial

"I have been in New Zealand for 4 weeks and I had a lot of fun. In 4 weeks, I have found out the difference in learning and teaching between New Zealand and Vietnam. In New Zealand, we can choose the subjects that we enjoy to learn. So the subject is more easier to learn and understand and everyday of school is really interesting! In Physical Education, we can learn more about our health and learn a lot of sports. Or in technology, we can learn how to cook cakes, cookies and more, especially, we do not need to prepare for the ingredients, it is easier for us because we do not need to carry much things to school. Moreover, we can learn on Internet, for example, we learn Maths and Science on Education Perfect.

I have become confident to learn, speak and understand English. Because I have my friends, my host family, they always help me to explain, so I can learn, understand more English and be confident to speak English more influently. If you want to improve English, speak more English, don’t be shy, because people won’t laugh at you, but they always try to help you understand and you can learn more vocabulary.

At school, I have a lot of friends. They are really friendly, kind and cute. They always help me in learning and knowing more about school, Auckland or New Zealand. We have just been to Camp for our year level and it was really amazing, my host family helped me to prepare for camp, and I have more friends after camp. 

My host family is really kind, generous and friendly. They always take care of me, in eating, explaining the lifestyle, country and people, or even education. On the weekend, we usually watch movie on Netflix, play games or go outside to explore our neighborhood. In New Zealand, the environment is really friendly, people is really hospitable and the weather is nice, it usually rain, wind and cool so I feel better with the weather here. I really love the lifestyle, my school, my friends and my host family. I love New Zealand and Vietnam."


Contact details


St Dominic's Catholic College
29 Rathgar Road
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Phone number

+64 9 839 0380
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