St Benedict's Catholic College
Benny's Bites - Friday 1 September
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
St. Benedict's Catholic College wishes all Fathers/Carers a very Happy Father's Day this Sunday. Further photos from the Father's Day Breakfast will be in next weeks' newsletter.
NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK
To support Child Protection Week, CatholicCare Wollongong's School Student and Family Program will be hosting several parent presentations with the aim of enhancing protective factors for children and assisting parents in helping their children navigate emotions, friendships and resilience.
Four presentations will be presented across the Wollongong Diocese at various schools. These presentations are available to all parents at Catholic schools.
- St Paul’s, Moss Vale, 31 August (6 pm-7 pm) - Managing big emotions
- St John’s, Campbelltown, 4 September (6 pm-7 pm) - Supporting friendships
- St Francis, Edmondson Park, 5 September (6:30 pm-7:30 pm) - Developing resilience
- St John's, Dapto, 6 September, (6 pm-7 pm) - Developing resilience
- St Patrick’s, Port Kembla, 7 September (6 pm-7 pm) - Managing big emotions
- Mount Carmel, Varroville, 7 September (7 pm-8 pm) - Teen friendships
St Justin's, Oran Park*, 8 September (9:15 am-10:15 am) - Managing big emotions
(*Only open to St Justin's parents due to space restrictions)
SCIENCE WEEK IN REVIEW FOR 2023
Science Week proved to be a busy one for the science faculty. Each class in year 7 to 10 got the opportunity to participate in an Escape Challenge during their science lessons. Students had to solve a series of challenges to find 8 code words. The groups who were able to solve the most number of correct codes won a prize. Some of the challenges included making elephants toothpaste, splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen gases, finding the percentage mass of hydrogen in the universe, plus lots more.
The colouring-in competition turned out to be very popular. We had students from year 7 through to 12 submitting some amazing pieces of work. These have been submitted to Stile for an opportunity to win Airpods (results to come), but they were also judged by the science teachers with some awesome prizes supplied by the Science department. The following winners are to be congratulated: Rhianna Versola, Massimo Mesiti, Charissa Robertson and Jorden Galea. Thank you to all students who submitted an entry. It was certainly a tough decision choosing the winners.
The Kahoot challenge was held in all the STRIVE classes. The questions were based around the theme of Science Week which was all about Innovation. The winning classes were 7.2, 8.8, 9.4, 10.8, 11 Polding and 12 Mackillop. Congratulations to all involved.
YEAR 11 DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - UNIT 2
URBAN FURNITURE DESIGN
This term Year 11 completed a Minor Design Project in preparation for the Major Design Project which starts Term 4 this year. Year 11 were tasked with the brief to:
"Design, produce and evaluate a design and scaled model for an urban space to be added to the surrounding area at Curry Reserve, Elderslie. The design must be inclusive, sustainable, safe and affordable. The design must meet the needs of the community and people using the space now and in the future. Aim to create an urban space measuring no larger than 225 sqm (15m by 15m)"
After conducting preliminary research with a field observation to the site, Year 11 got designing and making in order to solve the problem.
The work produced from this task has been truly amazing. Year 11 should be very proud of their great work in terms of portfolio and scaled model presentations.
We look forward to seeing what design problems students find for their Major Design Projects commencing next term.
Ms Lorena Ghignone
2023 WOLLONGONG DIOCESE VET AWARDS -
CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN VET
On Tuesday 29 August, Kayla Dosen and Cooper Najjar of Year 12 2023 were awarded VET Awards from the Catholic Education Office, Wollongong Diocese.
Kayla won the VET Student of the Year for Business Services Certificate III and Cooper won VET Student of the Year for Construction Pathways Certificate II.
What an amazing achievement to be awarded the VET student of Year in their respective subject areas.
Each year, the Catholic Education Office, Wollongong Diocese requests for student and trainer nominations from every Catholic and Independent Catholic school in the Archdiocese.
To be nominated students must demonstrate VET industry employability skills and a passion for VET as a possible career pathway post high school education.
Thank you to our VET trainers for their efforts and quality teaching of VET in school.
Congratulations Kayla and Cooper! St Benedict's Catholic College is very proud of you both!
Ms Lorena Ghignone
Enrichment is an important aspect of animal husbandry in zoos as it tries to make life at the zoo as natural and stimulating as possible. Its purpose is to induce as near to natural behaviour as possible as well as promoting mental and physical activity.
Put your design and production skills to the test by submitting a new and exciting enrichment object for one of two animals found at Taronga Zoo Sydney. The animals are:
- Sun Bear
Competition details: OPEN NOW
Competition open: Tuesday 18 July 2023 at 9am
Competition close: Friday 22 September 2023 at 5pm
Please see Ms Ghignone if you are interested in entering this competition.
TECHNOLOGY FREE FRIDAY
Information in this calendar list is correct at the time of publication but is subject to change without notice.
- Monday 4 September - Year 11 Course Examinations Begin
- Friday 8 September - Year 12 Music, HSC Music Performances
- Thursday 14 September - Year 11 Course Examinations Conclude
- Friday 15 September - Year 11 Exam Catch Up Day
- Monday 18 September - Year 12 Mini Carnival Day & Pastoral Day Lunch
- Tuesday 19 September - Year 12 Farewell Assembly & 2024 Captain Commissioning
- Wednesday 20 September - Year 12 Graduation Mass and Awards, Year 12 Reports released on Compass and last day for Year 12 ONLY
- Friday 22 September - Last day of Term 3
- Monday 9 October - Staff Development Day - Pupil Free Day
- Tuesday 10 October - Students commence Term 4
- Friday 15 December - Last day of Term 4
EVET APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
We are excited to send this friendly reminder that 1st round EVET applications are Now Open until the 9 September.
So what is TVET?
TVET is TAFE-delivered vocational education and training with TVET, you can get a head start on your career by completing a TAFE NSW course, while still at school. TVET courses are available to students in Year 11 and 12 (Stage 6), as well as students in Year 9 and 10 (Stage 5). The majority of courses detailed throughout this guide are Stage 6 courses. Stage 6 TVET courses count towards your HSC, with some contributing towards your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
APPLY TO UNI GUIDE - FOR STUDY 2024
Below is information on how to apply for University:
- Remember the closing date for this is 18 Sept 2023 – 11.59 pm and
- Application dates for early entry is 29 Sept 2023 – 11.59 pm
- Change of preferences close for first SRS offers 3 Nov 2023 – 11.59 pm
If you need any assistance please book an appointment with Mrs. Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org
CAREERS FOR YEARS 10 & 11
UNSW invitation to Year 10 and 11 students to learn about Engineering course
G et a taste of life as an engineering student at UNSW!
During the day you will have the opportunity to attend two hands-on workshops of your choosing whilst connecting with current students, academics, and our esteemed engineering alumni. Experience two contrasting areas of engineering or follow your engineering passions.
Find out where studying engineering at UNSW can take you in the future.
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: email@example.com 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.