St Benedict's College is committed to providing high quality, contemporary education in a Catholic Christian context. We support and encourage all students to become successful life long learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens able to contribute fully to their community and the world in which they live.
From 2013 our College engaged in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum. This means that students are offered an education that covers both the mandated curriculum 'entitlements' and other activities covered by discretionary time.
At St Benedict's College, subjects will be offered in the following areas:
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) directs that all schools offer:
2016 Year 9 and Year 10 Subject Handbook
2015 Year 9 and Year 10 Subject Handbook
Senior Studies will cover both OP eligible and Non-OP eligible subjects, and allow for VET options to cater for the wide variety of pathway options such as the world of work, apprenticeships/traineeships, TAFE or University study.
2016 Year 11 and Year 12 Subject Handbook
Students also have a comprehensive pastoral care and personal development program which includes pastoral care lessons, camps and retreats. Senior students will also have specific tuition in preparing them for the QCS Test.
We will aim to provide a wide variety of co-curricular options which will cover academic, cultural, sporting and spiritual/community related activities. Some of these might include:
We would welcome any parent participation or support to assist us in providing a broad base of activities for students.
These will be offered in a variety of ways, depending upon student interest.
EAE Programs and Masterclasses led by industry leaders may be offered in areas such as Business Entrepreneurship, The Arts and Media and Technology. Opportunities will be available in all phases of learning: Middle, Lower Senior and Senior years.
Subject Acceleration: Students in Lower Senior may access Senior subjects if they are capable.
In Senior, EAE programs will focus on university and industry links and courses that will create real-world pathways for students.
Regional, State and International competitions are a feature in all year levels, again dependent upon student interests.
Support is given to students to realise their potential by providing a structured system of assistance to students who require further support to enable them to better access the curriculum, and for those who require extension to their curriculum. Our weekly Homework Club assists students in managing their time as well as offering them on the spot assistance with any learning queries.