St Benedict's Catholic College
Benny's Bites - Friday 26 May
National Sorry Day
On National Sorry Day we acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for our people and nation.
Sophie D, Tiana O, Mr Morris & Ms Oldfield attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Minto to commemorate Sorry Day.
Information in this calendar list is correct at the time of publication but is subject to change without notice.
- Tuesday 30 May - Year 11 Mid-Course Presentation of Awards
- Tuesday 30 May - Year 12 Modern History Lectures from Ken Webb (on-site)
- Friday 2 June - FEAST DAY
- Friday 2 June - Excursion - Year 9 History, Q Station Manly
- Wednesday 7 June - Immunisation - Visit 2 - Year 10
- Wednesday 7 June - Excursion - Year 10 Macarthur Area Careers Expo
- Wednesday 7 June - Excursion - Year 12 English Advanced - Merchant of Venice Symposium
- Friday 9 June - Excursion - Year 12 English Standard - Crucible
- Monday 12 June - Public Holiday
- Thursday 29 June - Last Day of Term 2 (for students)
- Friday 30 June - Staff Development Day (Staff only)
Feast Day - Coming Up - What you need to know
On Friday 2 June, the College will celebrate St Benedict’s Day (Feast Day). Feast Day is an important day during the school year as we celebrate our core values and beliefs. The day will involve a whole school celebration featuring Mass, Awards, Fundraising Stalls and a “Bennie’s Got Talent” concert.
Students are required to attend school at the normal time in their full winter uniform including blazers. After Mass, students may then change into their sports uniform or clothes featuring their house colour. These clothes must be appropriate and in line with College expectations. Note that students who arrive after Mass without a valid reason may be asked to remain in the College office for the day and may not be permitted to participate in activities.
With relation to Bennie’s Bucks, a Compass Event has already been sent out allowing parents to purchase ‘bundles’ for their children in $5, $10 or $20 amounts. Parents can purchase one of each dollar bundle per child. We strongly encourage parents to pre purchase Bennie's Bucks as on the day the lines for paying in either cash or eftpos are huge! All pre-purchased tickets will be handed out to students during Strive.
Further, starting from 7:45am students will be able to purchase extra Bennie’s Bucks with either cash or eftpos (phones returned to lockers once purchase made). Stalls will only accept Bennie’s Bucks. These Bucks will be required to purchase food items and participate in activities throughout the day. Make sure students take note of all the posters around the school as to what they can purchase and where.
Please be aware that the Café/Canteen will be closed on Friday.
All money raised will be donated to charity. Further, no refunds will be available for Bennie’s Bucks and all money purchased will be considered a donation.
Year 9 Child Studies
During Term 2 in the Year 9 Child Studies class students are exploring how to care for and support a newborn. Students will develop an understanding of ways to satisfy the needs of a newborn in order to promote their safety and wellbeing, as well as explore the impact of bringing a newborn into a family. To complement their learning and to reinforce the dependability of a newborn baby on their parents, students created a 'safehouse' for their egg baby and were required to keep their baby safe (not cracked) for 2 days. Besides the newborns that were left in the car, in school bags or in the wardrobe, most returned in one piece...
Year 7 Science
Following on from the Zoo excursion, Year 7 have completed their assessment task on animal adaptations by submitting some super creative hypothetical animal models. Each model had to include at least three adaptations suited to the survival of that animal in a particular environment. Each adaptation needed to be classified as either structural, functional or behavioural. Below are some pictures of some very imaginative models:
Learning about Adaptations
7SCIG have been learning about adaptations. Yesterday they collected various specimens from around the college grounds and today had the opportunity to look at them under the stereomicroscope. They are going to work on identifying the different features of their plants and compare similarities and differences between them.
The Big Science Competition
On Wednesday, we had 30 students from year 7 to 10 competing in the Big Science Competition. This is an international competition which consists of a 50 minute online quiz based on scientific concepts, skills and contemporary issues. We look forward to receiving the results later in the year.
10.1 Food Technology Class
Year 10 are studying Food Product Development. They have been asked to design a new signature designer ice cream that could go onto the market for consumers to purchase. These ice creams were amazing not only in taste but visually as well. Thank you to everyone that was involved in being a Food Critic to assist us in deciding the best Ice Cream.
Australian Made Week 2023
Throughout Term 1 2023 Year 10 Design and Technology have been working in pairs to design and manufacture a product that demonstrates Australian enterprising activity. Each group had to find a target market to design for.
On Friday 19 May, Year 10 Design and Technology student groups presented 20 products each as part of an enterprise (business). This included a product, company name and logo and promotional packaging - all designed and produced by students!
Each product was priced between $1 and $10 and was advertised using a short 10 sec video advertisement and/or poster promotion and website in the lead up to Australian Design Week.
Well done to Year 10 Design and Technology! All items were sold out by the end of lunch and as a class we raised $464. We will donate this money to our local PCYC at Campbelltown. PCYC is Australia’s pre-eminent youth organisation working with Police and community to empower young people to reach their potential.
A special thank you to Miss Gray and Mr Bulfon for assisting Year 10 in setting up the stalls. We look forward to running this authentic learning project again next year!
Ms Lorena Ghignone
Year 10 Design and Technology teacher
Tell Them From Me
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 ver much appreciate if you are able to complete these questions
Father's Day Breakfast
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.