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Principal's Welcome


Dominican College
Secondary School for Girls
Established 1883 


A message from the Principal

A sincere and heartfelt welcome to all members of our school community at Dominican College, Griffith Avenue.

In this new academic year, I look forward to many opportunities to acknowledge and celebrate the numerous achievements and events that make our school community a very special one. For our new first year students this is a very special time, a time of new beginnings and many opportunities. Likewise, as your new principal, this a new beginning for me, one full of great prospects and exciting times ahead. As some of you are aware I am not new to Dominican College. Many years ago I began my teaching career here and I feel most fortunate to have this wonderful opportunity to return to you. My first priority has always been the care and educational needs of my students, this ethos was one I learned and developed in this very school and this ethos is one that will continue in my role as principal.

I have had the pleasure of working with many of your current teachers and their professionalism and dedication to all students is commendable and in many ways unique. I feel particularly fortunate to work with such a professional team and I know you as students also appreciate the special commitment and enthusiasm of
your teachers. Such enthusiasm is indeed reflected in the exceptional results achieved by the Leaving Certificate
students this year. They have a very bright future ahead of them and, in accordance with our mission statement, are well on their way to reaching their full potential.

Partnership is at the centre of all we achieve and I look forward to meeting with the parents and guardians of our students throughout the year. I have already had the pleasure of meeting many past pupils this week who were enrolling their daughter as students for future years. Undoubtedly, the Dominican ethos is one that has stood to them throughout the years and one that they clearly wish to pass on to their own children. I look forward to meeting and working with the parents' association, students' council and past pupils' union as we work in partnership to continue in the fine traditions of Dominican education.

As we enter our one hundred and thirty second year of educating young women, my wish is that this will be a truly happy and productive year for all in our school community.

Olive Laffoy


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