Performing

As well as encouraging all pupils to strive for their best in academic subjects, we provide our pupils with an all-round education by offering a rich and varied extra- curricular programme.

Pupils are encouraged to share in the extra-curricular life of the school to further develop self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience as well as numerous personal and interpersonal skills.

Participating in the many school clubs and activities provides pupils with the opportunity to learn through teamwork and leadership skills, while having fun. 

Music

We have a strong musical tradition which greatly enhances the pupils’ learning experiences. They have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of musical activities throughout the year, including playing and singing at the school’s liturgies, the annual Christmas and Spring Concerts and the biennial musical. The Choir have performed in numerous prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Waterfront in Belfast, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Irish and British Embassies in Rome in addition to the Irish College in Rome. The Choir has sung at other prestigious venues including the City Hall, the Harbour Commissioner’s Office and the University of Ulster. They have also performed with the celebrated Belfast singer, Mr Brian Kennedy for President Mary McAleese and with Peter Corry and the Ulster Operatic Society at the Christmas Musical Extravaganza at the Ulster Transport Museum.

Drama

St. Dominic’s Drama Department is renowned for the success of its pupils in public examinations and also for the breadth of enrichment activities provided for our students.

They include:

  • Successful participation in public speaking competitions
  • The annual Choral Speaking Competition
  • The annual Shakespearean Festival
  • The biennial musical
  • Trips to the theatre including trips to the West End and Broadway
  • Drama Club
  • Drumalis Scriptwriting Weekend
  • National Theatre Connections Competition

The School was awarded Specialist Status in Humanities with English and Drama as lead subjects in 2009.

Past Productions

1996 Oliver
1997 The School for Scandal
1998 The King and I
1999 Our Town
2000 Celebration of Dominican Education (Waterfront Concert Hall)
2001 The Wizard of Oz
2002 The Causasian Chalk Circle
2003 Cinderella & The Visit
2004 The Canterbury Tales
2005 Aladdin & The Good Woman of Szechwan 2006 (The Threepenny Opera)
2008 A Night at the Musicals
2010 The Wizard of Oz
2012 Annie
2014 Oliver