Twenty-One Years: St Dominic’s at Feilding

1965
  • Deaf Education
A look at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf twenty-one years after its opening at Dover Street, to its relocation to Feilding. ‘Twenty-One Years’ features speech therapy, classroom activities and ballet, swimming and sewing lessons, as well as its infamous Gala Day and a Mass in its Chapel.
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A look at St Dominic’s, twenty-one years after its opening at Dover Street, to its relocation to Feilding. ‘Twenty-One Years’ features clips of speech therapy with some of the Sisters, including classroom activities to show what the pupils had learnt with their speech skills. We can also see the girls having their ballet lessons in the school hall. There are also swimming activities in the pool and a sewing class.

There was an annual Gala Day at St Dominic’s school in Feilding. Most pupils, their families and the Sisters would attend the event with the Feilding community. This film includes a reunion where previous students and staff from the prior 21 years met with current pupils and Sisters. Towards the end of the film, there is a Thanksgiving Mass at its Chapel.

Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, SDC27-04-EDU65