St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

Twenty-One Years: St Dominic’s at Feilding

1965
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.

Note: This film is quite low quality, if you have a better version please let SignDNA know.

  1. Brent Haycock

  2. Carol Cotter

  3. Clare Rosgrave

  4. Daniel Beech

  5. Dennis Herrick

  6. Diane Hall-Kenndy

  7. Dora Wong

  8. Elizabeth Mayall

  9. Frances Westbury

  10. Jeanette Smith

  11. Jessie Wicken

  12. Maree Carroll

  13. Margaret Hope

  14. Marie Wilson

  15. Marlene Rush

  16. Mary Johnson

  17. Mary McLeod

  18. Marylin Sweeney

  19. Myrna Bright

  20. Patricia Wood

  21. Phones Carroll

  22. Sister Conrad

  23. Sister Louise Timpany

  24. Sister Rita

  25. Sister Stanislaus

  26. Suzanne Murphy

Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre
Reference number SDC27-04-EDU65