St Benedict's Catholic College
Benny's Bites - Friday 25 November 2022
Class of 2028 - Year 7, 2023 Orientation Day
Today we welcomed Year 7, 2023 students to their St Benedict's Orientation Day.
Sorting to House Groups, fun activities and a tour of the College was followed by a BBQ lunch. Lots of new friends were made judging by the chatter and laughter.
We look forward to greeting the students again in Term 1 next year.
Awarded for outstanding efforts of individual staff in schools
CEDoW'S LIGHTING THE WAY FAITH AND LEARNING RECOGNITION AWARDS
DEVELOPING SELF AND OTHERS AWARD:TAMMBREY ISBISTER - ST BENEDICT'S, ORAN PARK
The Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) Lighting the Way Faith and Learning Recognition Awards acknowledge the outstanding efforts of individual staff in schools and the Catholic Education Office who, in the course of their work, have been exemplary in one or more particular areas of educational endeavour.
Proudly supported by the Catholic Development Fund, the awards promote the value of professional and personal accomplishment in the ministry of Catholic education, celebrating excellence, passion, dedication of service, a love of work, and a commitment made to young people.
Peter Hill, the Director of Schools, hosted the winning recipients for a lunch, where they each received their awards and a number of gifts in recognition of their achievements. He said the awards are symbolic of CEDoW's commitment to authentic and continuous improvement in growth, life and energy for the staff and students in our schools.
“These awards are special as they are a good news story,” said Mr Hill. “They are about people – teachers, education officers and support staff – who show the way for young people. Celebrating these contributions is both the purpose and the joy of our Lighting the Way Faith and Learning Recognition Awards.”
“A key part of realising our mission is affirming those working to deliver it and it is appropriate that we celebrate these significant accomplishments,” said Mr Hill. ”I commend the nominees and award winners as recipients truly worthy of our admiration and acclaim.”
New College Mural
Aboriginal students from year 7 through to year 12 participated in a project to create a mural that tells a story of this place. Using signs and symbols, we have told a story of the history, culture and community connected to Country.
The bats/flying foxes are our guardians of the night. They pollinate plants and diversify the seed bank that keeps Country alive and healthy.
Father Sun provides the energy for healing and growth, whilst the cleansing rains filled the five water holes that signify the dams existing before the school was established on this site.
The Lyre Bird is our Dharawal totem specific to this place. It is painted in the school colours. The Waratah in the centre tells a story of caution and change.
The three meeting places are the classrooms, library, and staffroom where we gather to teach and learn.
Our natural environment combines the river, sacred trees, moon and stars where community once would gather to celebrate culture through dance, song and story telling. There are many stories connected to this design that are waiting to be told. Most importantly it tells a story of the deep connection First Nations People will always have to this Land.
Visual Arts teacher
GOT SOME SPARE TIME? WHY NOT ENTER A DESIGN COMPETITION?
2. COLLEGE HALL CAFE - Logo Design
We need to name the new cafe and also have a logo (icon, motif) that we could use to create promotional material with.
The cafe name and logo needs to be simple and encompass the essence of both of our great schools.
For details on how to enter this competition please see this presentation.
Burger assessment - Year 8
Over the past term, Year 8 Technology Mandatory - Food students have been busy learning about adolescent nutritional needs and applying this knowledge to design a healthy burger. As a part of this task, students also investigated sustainable farming practices and grew a herb or salad ingredient to use in their burgers. We are really proud of the hard work and time the students have put into planning and fine tuning their recipes and we know that many families have had the privilege of taste-testing these creations along the journey!! I know the students were excited to finally prepare, professionally plate up and eat these tasty creations. Congratulations Year 8!
Year 11 Hospitality Kitchen Operations
This week the Year 11 Hospitality Kitchen Operations class prepared, made and served sweet slices to parents, staff and future Year 7 students at the Year 7 2023 Year 7 Orientation Information Evening.
A very special thanks must go to our Hospitality teacher Miss Pepper and Caera N who served guests during the evening.
The caramel slice was a big hit!
We look forward to catering many more events in the future when our cafe is fully set up in the College Hall.
Ms Lorena Ghignone
2022 FIFA World Cup
The Library will celebrate the 2022 FIFA World Cup with games being streamed at recess and lunch.
Join us in the Library for your chance to enter the FIFA World Cup Raffle (a ticket to a corresponding qualifying country).
Flags of the competing countries will also be displayed and a competition to correctly name all flags will be held later in Term 4 - keep an eye on the Oliver home page for more information as well as an upcoming soccer trivia competition and other upcoming events.
The Library Team
Information in this calendar list is correct at the time of publication but is subject to change without notice.
Tue 13 Dec -Year 10 Academic Awards, Last Day Year 10 and 11
Wed 14 Dec - Closing Mass and Yr 7-9 Academic Awards - Hall - 8:10am, Yr 7-9 Report Distribution via Compass at 2:45pm
Thu 15 Dec - HSC Results Released, Students Activities Day
Fri 16 Dec - Term 4 Ends for Students, Yrs 7-10 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews (all day)
Tue 20 Dec - Term 4 Ends (Staff)
End of Term 4
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.
Donations of items in good condition can be left at the College Office.
Rainier College Uniform Shop - Update
RANIER has advised that there may be significant delays with the college uniform. This delay is due to COVID lockdowns in China.
Orders placed for home delivery are despatched twice a week from the Uniform Shop. Orders placed for collection from college office will be available Mondays after 2:30pm, orders placed prior to 9am Monday will qualify.
TRADING HOURS DURING COLLEGE TERMS:
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm
Collection from shop | Collection from College | Home Delivery
Ranier Schoolwear Unit 5/6-8 Porrende Street Narellan 2567
Online purchasing and appointments visit: shop.ranier.com.au
Phone: 02 4647 8942
Responses will be provided during opening hours
For more immediate assistance, Head Office details are
MY FIT REWARDS - ATHLETE'S FOOT STORES
COVID-19 isolation no longer mandatory
Dear Parents and Carers,
Following a change to COVID-19 rules on Friday 14 October 2022, it is no longer mandatory for people who test positive to COVID-19 to self-isolate at home.
What this means for students and school staff
• If a student or staff member is unwell and has any COVID-19 symptoms, even the mildest of symptoms, they should stay home and test.
• Students and staff who are unwell with any cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms (whether they have tested positive or not) should not attend school until their symptoms are gone.
• To limit the possible spread of illness amongst the school community, students and staff displaying COVID-19 symptoms at school will continue to be sent home until their symptoms are gone (students and staff with persistent symptoms, e.g. hayfever, will continue to be able to attend with a letter from their medical practitioner).
Steps we can take to keep our school community safe
• The most important step we can all take is to stay home when we have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, and not return to school until the symptoms are gone.
• Please continue to notify the school if your child tests positive for COVID-19.
• We strongly encourage all students, staff and visitors to follow NSW Health guidance.
We will continue with the COVID-smart measures that have been in place over the last few terms. This includes a combination of encouraging vaccination, supporting mask-wearing (with masks still required in some settings), rapid antigen testing, ventilation, hygiene and enhanced cleaning. If you have any questions or concerns about this change or any other matter related to COVID-19, please contact the school by phone or email.