St Benedict's Catholic College
Benny's Bites - Friday 23 June
Information in this calendar list is correct at the time of publication but is subject to change without notice.
- Wednesday 28 June - Year 11 2024 Course Selection - Hall (Period 1)
- Friday 30 June - Last day of term - Staff Development Day (Staff only)
- Monday 3 - 9 July - NAIDOC Week
- Monday 17 July - Face to Face Parent Teacher Interviews for Year 7 - 10 (Pupil Free Day)
- Tuesday 18 July - Term 3 Commences for all students
- Thursday 20 July - Year 7 - 10 Parent Teacher Interviews via Zoom - 3.30pm - 8.30pm
- Friday 21 July - Bennies Bring a Blanket (Social Justice event) - 3pm - 6pm at the school
MISA Dance Group
'In a world where self-expression knows no boundaries, dance emerges as a transformative force, igniting the flames of empowerment within us. St Benedict's Catholic College explores the fierce beats of hip-hop and the power of movement allowing our dancers to break free from societal constraints, using every step, spin and leap to discover their inner strength.'
Thank you to our Year 10 student choreographers, Jemma Wright and Annalese Woodward for their inspiration and desire to present their ideas on stage.
Duke of Edinburgh Hike
On Thursday and Friday of last week our Duke of Edinburgh students embarked on their first adventurous journey in the Royal National Park. Together with Mrs Hills, Mr Flannery and Mr Denbeigh the group left school in chilling conditions to arrive at Wattamolla Beach. From here, they had to carry their rucksacks, read compasses and use communication skills with group members to complete the 17km hike to Bonnie Vale which is where they would camp. The sun was shining and the students, along with their teachers were able to work together in unison developing team culture, endurance and using the skills worked on for the past 10 weeks after school to complete their journey on Day 1. They were even able to see whales and dolphins from afar on their coastal hike. From here, the students set up tents enjoying the sunset and each other's company. Day 2 began with the students and teachers having to pack up their tents and take on the hike back to Wattamolla beach which is where their journey would be completed. The students having done the walk the day prior had built up enough confidence and energy to complete the hike back whilst enjoying the amazing sun.
We would like to acknowledge the wonderful help of Mr McAteer who drove the mini bus to and from the royal national park and also allowed the group to indulge in some well deserved Hungry Jacks on their way back home. A big shout out as well to the staff (Mrs Hills, Mr Flannery and Mr Denbeigh) that took the time to take on the hike with the students and make it a memorable experience for them. A special thanks must go to the P & F Committee. They kindly donated all the tents and backpacks for all the students. Thank you also to Mrs Piatek and Mr Turner for allowing the hike to take place and to Mrs Newcombe for ensuring the first aid packs were organised. And lastly the amazing students that took the journey on. The energy, excitement and willingness to face the challenge is a major testament to them, as individuals and will only make them better people. These students will now move a step closer in gaining their bronze accreditation as part of the program.
The students will undertake one more hike towards the end of this year and we will be looking forward to seeing them grow as wonderful young adults.
7SCIG made animal and plant cell models. They then were challenged with having to ask and answer questions to demonstrate their understanding while peer marking. Well done 7G!
Year 11 Biology
Year 11 Biology have been learning about cells. This week they did an experiment to investigate the relationship between surface area and volume in relation to the diffusion of nutrients into cells by using agar jelly and hydrochloric acid to model the process.
The Wiz, School Musical Production Coming June 2024
Auditions will take place on Tuesday 18 July 2023 (Drama Rooms)
I am pleased to announce that St Benedict’s will be presenting our very first School Musical in 2024.
The musical that has been chosen is called “The Wiz” a story based on the Wizard of Oz.
Auditions will take place in the first week back during sport (18 July, 12:45pm), in the drama studio.
If you wish to audition you need to access the audition material on Google Classroom (hqvr3vp), watch and sing/speak through the material and present it (using the backing tracks given) during the audition in front of Mrs Koryzma, Mr O’Donnell and Miss Bryant (new drama teacher).
You will also need to complete the Google Form informing us of which part/s you wish to audition for. The Wiz - Sign Ups Form
There are many other roles in the school production: Backstage crew, lighting, photos/video, social media, tickets, costume, makeup, to name a few. If you are interested in helping out you MUST complete the Google Form and list the jobs you are interested in.
If you have any questions please email Mrs Koryzma
So, here is your chance to get involved and have some fun!
Year 10 Photography
Year 10 Photography has been focusing on capturing macro photographs within the new unit of work based on abstraction within photography. Here are some samples:
The Winter Appeal is upon us and I think the school community will agree that it has definitely felt like winter. With that in mind, the Social Justice team is asking students and families to donate food items to our winter drive that we can donate to We Are Community and St Vincent de Paul. These can be brought to school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Mr Bulfon will be in the TAS Courtyard during STRIVE. The list allocated to each group is below.
Looking for something to do these school holidays?
HSC Trial Prep and Study at Studio 5 these school holidays
Studio5 is an educational resource located in Campbelltown for students in the Diocese of Wollongong. An innovative space for students from Years 10, 11 & 12 to study. Students can access the latest technology and equipment in a safe and secure environment. An excellent resource for HSC preparation.
If you are interested in attending Studio5 to study head to www.atstudio5.com
My Gateway's next Info Session is coming up!
My Gateway's next Apprenticeship/Traineeship Info Session is taking place on Thursday, 29 June between 4pm-5pm, in our office.
Entry is free, no registration needed. Students, young job seekers, parents and guardians are all welcome!
My Gateway's office is located in Suite 2.06, 4 Hyde Parade, Campbelltown. Please contact our office on 1800 993 200 should you require any directions.
The company undertaking the Tell Them From Me surveys has found an error in their process that has resulted in the Faith-Based questions across the Diocese being omitted from the parent surveys. They have undertaken a review of their processes to ensure that this error does not occur again. In working through a solution to gather this information from our parents with minimal inconvenience, we have permission to use their questions for a short 5-question Google Form survey. I would very much appreciate if you are able to complete these questions.
2023/24 Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program
We are inviting those adults who might like to discern becoming a Catholic-Christian to take part in our parish RCIA program, that will begin in late July 2023 and go through to the Easter Vigil 2024.
RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. While a focus of our 2023-2024 RCIA process will be fortnightly Wednesday gatherings for all RCIA enquirers from 7pm - 9pm (not including the Wednesdays of the school holidays) our parish RCIA process is also about creating opportunities for those who are discerning becoming Catholic - Christians to encounter Jesus and His Holy Spirit through the sacraments and the life of the parish community; to find their home in the Catholic Church; and to thrive in faith and to joyfully live out their call as missionary disciples of Jesus! Some have described the RCIA as a ‘program to become a Catholic’. However, RCIA isn’t a program, it’s a process, a journey: that won’t finish at the Easter Vigil next year, when those who are ready will receive the Sacraments, but will shape the course of the rest of their lives.
If you or someone you know would like to find out more about RCIA, or to be sent an Adult Sacraments Information Form, please contact the Parish Office via phone (4648 2226) or email email@example.com
Father's Day Breakfast
School Opal Card
Ranier School Wear
College P & F Uniform Pool Orders
The P & F preloved Uniform Pool has reopened, please complete the order form and send to the P & F by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Our wonderful P&F volunteer Tracey will contact you.
Items can be paid for and collected from the SBCC College Office. We do not return, exchange or refund on 2nd hand clothing as these are donated by families.
Donations of items in good condition can be left at the College Office.
RAT Kits Available from the Office
Please come and see the friendly office staff for a box of RAT kits. Either parents can come to the office reception or students can collect via the student desk during recess, lunch or at the end of the day.