A Catholic Dominican co-educational day and boarding school. Years 6 - 13. Cabra Dominican College offers a program of both short and long term study for students from all countries of the world. Cabra has a rich heritage of educating and forming young people from throughout South Australia and beyond. We currently have an enrolment of 1050 students and a staff of 120 teachers and support staff. Together with parents, carers, old scholars and the Dominican Sisters we enjoy life in a vibrant community within the spacious grounds at Cumberland Park.
There is a real sense of support and encouragement for the process of personal growth at Cabra Dominican College. Reflection days, retreats and regular liturgies complement the formal Religious Education program, which offers a developmental study of our Catholic heritage and the opportunity for open discussion of faith issues.
Cabra has a rich heritage of educating and forming young people from throughout South Australia and beyond. We currently have an enrolment of 1050 students and a staff of 120 teachers and support staff. Together with parents, carers, old scholars and the Dominican Sisters we enjoy life in a vibrant community within the spacious grounds at Cumberland Park.
In 2011 Cabra celebrates 125 years as a Dominican College. During that time the College has experienced many changes as the community has responded to the challenge of providing a contemporary and relevant education for each student. As we approach this historical milestone we remain grounded in our heritage and focused on the current and future needs of each young person currently attending Cabra.
Founded in 1886 by Dominican Sisters from Cabra in Ireland, Cabra Dominican College, as a Christian community in the Catholic tradition, strives to nurture and develop the unique gifts of individuals, to liberate them in the search for truth and to empower them to create a better world. The integration of Christian values, scholarly endeavour and cooperative involvement underpin all learning experiences at Cabra. The College motto is VERITAS which is the Latin word for truth. It is a motto shared by Dominican communities and institutions throughout the world. At Cabra Veritas describes our quest to understand who God calls each of us to be and to look at the world through the eyes of a loving creator.
This focus on each individual means that we need to provide a broad range of educational, pastoral and co-curricular programs if we are to have any chance of making the Cabra Vision a reality in the lives of our students. Therefore, it is easy to recognise excellence in many different areas of the College. Cabra Dominican College also hosts a specialist educational facility, the St Mary’s Unit, which caters specifi cally for the learning needs of approximately twenty students with a diagnosed intellectual disability. With highly individualised programmes for its students, the St Mary’s Unit has continually set the standard for excellence in this important and specialised fi eld of education.