Many of you will be aware of the death of our much loved former head Sister Helen Weston before Christmas. Sister Helen was quite a character and instrumental in making our school what it is today.
She was head from 1978 to 1990 and passed away in Dublin on December 3 at the age of 93. Sister Helen’s death has been keenly felt by a great many people who remember her commitment and tremendous contribution to the success of the school and it is fitting that St Dominic’s pays its own special tribute to her.
We will be holding the Sister Helen Weston Tribute Concert at the school on Wednesday, January 30, with proceeds from ticket sales going to the music department to continue her love for music that she had in the school.
As well as the concert, we will also be renaming the school chapel as The Sister Helen Chapel and will unveil a plaque during the evening.
The day will soon be upon us and we are urging anyone who wants to come along to get in touch as soon as possible as demand is likely to be very high.
Our concert, organised by Mr Hall and Mrs Perks, will take place in the Peakman Hall at 7pm and the evening will give the opportunity to hear the Senior and Prep Choirs, soloists, small ensembles and bands. We will have pupils from every year group from Year 1 upwards taking part.
The original New Year’s concert will now be dedicated to Sister Helen and her love of music. There will also be the opportunity for former pupils and Old Dominicans to have a guided tour of the school between 6 and 6.45pm.
We are sure many of you would like to be part of this very special evening and we look forward to welcoming you to the concert on January 30 when we can all remember this very special lady.
Tickets for the concert are priced at £5 and £3 concession, and are available from the school reception on 01902 850248.
All proceeds will go to the St Dominic’s music department to develop the recording studio and enhance the musical provision for school pupils.