St Dominic's Catholic College

St Dominic's College, Henderson is an integrated college for girls in Year 7 to Year 13 located in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand, 25 kilometres from downtown Auckland City.

St Dominic's Catholic College, Henderson
29 Rathgar Road,

Coordinates36°52′09″S 174°37′21″E / 36.8691°S 174.6225°E / -36.8691; 174.6225Coordinates: 36°52′09″S 174°37′21″E / 36.8691°S 174.6225°E / -36.8691; 174.6225
TypeIntegrated secondary (year 7-13) Single Sex-Girls Sch
MottoVeritas - Truth
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1952; 70 years ago
Ministry of Education Institution no.47
PrincipalAnna Swann
School roll822[1] (March 2022)
Socio-economic decile5M[2]

The College was founded by the Dominican Sisters in 1952 in Northcote, Auckland. The school was transferred to Henderson in 1968. In 1982 the school was integrated into the State education system under the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975.


On 8 September 2020, the school shut down for a "deep clean" for three days after it was reported that a student tested positive for COVID-19 that same day.[3]

Notable alumnaeEdit


  1. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Archived from the original on 24 January 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ Sadler, Rachel (8 September 2020). "Coronavirus: West Auckland school closes after confirming positive case". Newshub. Archived from the original on 8 September 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  4. ^ Lambert, Max (1991). Who's Who in New Zealand, 1991 (12th ed.). Auckland: Octopus. p. 700. ISBN 9780790001302.

References and sourcesEdit

  • Mary Augustine McCarthy OP, Star in the south: the centennial history of the New Zealand Dominican Sisters, St Dominic's Priory, Dunedin, 1970.
  • St. Dominic’s College : silver jubilee, 1952-1977, The College, Auckland. 1977.
  • E.R. Simmons, A Brief History of the Catholic Church in New Zealand, Catholic Publication Centre, Auckland, 1978 and In Cruce Salus, A History of the Diocese of Auckland 1848 - 1980, Catholic Publication Centre, Auckland 1982.
  • Michael King, God's farthest outpost : a history of Catholics in New Zealand, Viking, Auckland 1997.
  • Nicholas Reid, James Michael Liston: A Life, Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2006.