St Benedict’s College offers a broad range of co-curricular opportunities to engage students. Whilst participation in these experiences is voluntary, students who join a group are expected to make a commitment to meetings, rehearsals, and to participate fully in the program. There are opportunities for students to enter into competitions, participate in festivals, and enjoy guest speakers and visiting artists. The Co-Curricular Program is always very popular with students who enjoy working with their teachers in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Concert Band - students in Concert Band learn a variety of pieces and enjoy playing together to create a unified sound. Students perform for various events at the College to give them experiences with audiences and to showcase their learning.
Instrumental Music - private, individual and group lessons are available. Students have opportunities to showcase their learning during school concerts. Students supply their own instrument, however the College hires instruments to students for a fee.
Benedict’s Voices - a choral group that lean to sing in harmony together. The repertoire includes popular music as well as music for College Liturgies and masses.
Bare Feet Theatre Group - students learn skills of Drama, extending on class work, and having the opportunity to participate in various festivals. Students in the group are also given opportunities to perform at other College events, where confident reading or drama skills are needed.
Senior Dance Troupe - this group is open to experienced dancers from Year 7-12, via audition.
Junior Dance Troupe - this group is for students in Year 7-9, via invitation, and with a maximum of 20 students.
Glitterbomb - this is a performance choir group which mixes harmonies with basic choreography. Students learn microphone techniques and have opportunities to perform at events.
Shutterbugs - this is a photography club where students learn more about taking quality photos. Members have opportunities to work taking photos for College events using college cameras.
Craft Club - students in this lunchtime club work on a variety of crafts, which are generally themed for relevant occasions.
Meditation Group - this a more relaxing lunchtime activity open to all students.
Homework Club - this takes place each Wednesday after school until 4.30pm. Various staff, including one of our School Officers are on hand each week to assist students.
Manga and Anime - students help select resources, and sometimes have guest speakers and other experts give presentations.
Card Club - students play Uno, Pokemon and other card games.
Chinese Speaking Competition – this is held each year and students learning Chinese are encouraged to participate.
Chess Club - this group is very popular and meets each week. Students have the opportunity to enter into secondary school chess tournaments each term.
Rowdy Readers – this is a group of Library helpers who assist our Teacher Librarian with a variety of task in the Resource Centre.