Education – Schools and Learning Centres

Education has always been central to Dominicans because learning and the search for truth are central to our Mission.


Dominic in the early thirteenth century sent his followers to the newly emerging universities so that they would be well equipped to meet the needs of the time.

Today, this emphasis on education is seen in all countries of the world where Dominicans minister.

In Australia our Irish Pioneers were invited, in 1867, to develop schools to meet the needs of the Catholic Church of that time.

Today, education is still central to the ministry of the Sisters and the following educational centres are still owned and governed by the Sisters and managed by Incorporated Boards.

Connections with the many schools once staffed by the Sisters are ongoing through educational gatherings and conferences. There is a register of associated schools throughout Australia and New Zealand.