St Benedict's Catholic College
Benny's Bites College Magazine - Friday, 18 March 2022
Year 7 Enrolment Information and College Tours Evening
Year 6 students and families were led through our state of the art classrooms and facilities by student leaders. Teachers and students presented and provided enjoyable activities and hospitality.
The enrolment application closing date is 7 April 2022, and interviews will commence shortly.
Enrolment packages are available at the college office or by download from our website:
Completed enrolment applications can be emailed or delivered to the College Office.
National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
Friday 18th March is National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Please keep a lookout on Compass for a variety of resources that will be shared with parents and students.
Year 9 Transition and Pathway Program (TAPP) and Pastoral Activities on Flourish Day
Welcome to a new era in Careers Education at St Benedict’s Catholic College and indeed the whole of the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong. Over the past 3 years, a program of Careers Education across Years 7-10 has been developed through a CEDoW led consultation, a Steering Committee and a Pilot program.
On Friday the 11 of March, Year 9 students took part in the CEO Transition and Pathways Program by engaging in 4 x 1 hour workshops:
Lesson 1 - How to create a great Resume
Lesson 2 - Matching my interests and skills with career options
Lesson 3 - Finding out what job options are suitable for me
Lesson 4 - Which career pathway will I take?
These lessons were delivered to Year 9 Strive classes by their Strive Coaches with support from their Year Coordinator and Careers Adviser.
Students enjoyed their complimentary recess and lunch as well as the Fun Friday basketball shoot out competition.
Students are to be commended on their participation and engagement throughout the day.
Here are some student comments about the day;
“It was a really good way to learn about how to write a professional resume with lots of support and help”
“The basketball shootout was great and the lunch provided was awesome plus we got to use the new hall”
Teresa Holland and Mark Mustapic
Harmony Day Mufti Day - Friday 25 March 2022
On Friday 25 March, the College will celebrate the end of Harmony week by students wearing mufti in exchange for a gold coin donation. The money raised will go to Caritas Australia to support Ukraine.
Students may wear cultural dress, a jersey from their country or blue and yellow.
These clothes must be appropriate and in line with College expectations, this includes….
• Hair tied back
• Jewellery as per normal school rules due WH&S
• Appropriate clothing - no midriff showing, shorts must be mid-thigh length, enclosed shoes, no singlets, no active wear, no make-up.
Any student not wearing appropriate clothes will be asked to organise a change of clothes. Please do not hesitate to contact the College if you have any specific questions regarding this event.
Diary dates, rescheduled and to be confirmed
Monday 21 March
- Year 12 Modern History Excursion
Tuesday 22 March
- MISA Debating Round 3
Wednesday 23 March
- DIO Rugby League - Girls 15s, Boys 15s & Open Selection Trial B/up
Thursday 24 March
- Football Boys & Girls 13s, Yr 7-9/10 Pathway
- NAPLAN Coordinated Practice Test (11:30am)
Friday 25 March
- Year 12 Investigating Science ANSTO Excursion
- Harmony Day Mufti Day
Tuesday 29 March
- NSWCCC Touch TBC
Thursday 31 March
- Year 11 SLR Surfing Excursion - TBC
Fri 01 April
- LTW Awards & Recognition Ceremony @ The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club, 6:15 pm
- Football B & G 13s, Yr 7-9/10 Pathway B/up
Mon 04 April
- Athletics Carnival
Tue 05 April
- MISA Boys Basketball
- MISA Girls Basketball Year 10/12 Team
Wed 06 April
- NSWCCC Swimming
Thu 07 April
- Year 7 Interim Report Release
- 12 Biology excursion to the Museum of Human Disease
Fri 08 April
- Last Day Term 1
- Easter Liturgy - 8:10am
- White Card Training - All Day
Mon 11 April - Sun 24 April
- School Holidays
Mon 25 April
- Anzac Day Public Holiday
Tue 26 April
- Staff Professional Development / Pupil free day
Wed 27 April
- Students return to school
Book v Movie Trivia Competition
The great St Benedict’s Library
Book v Movie Trivia Competition
Did you know some of your favourite movies are actually based on books here in the Library? Yes, really!
Whether you’ve read the book or seen the movie -
get your Kahoot buzzers ready and test your knowledge.
Great prizes to be won!
Watch this space for more information about when and how you can be a part of the great Book v Movie Trivia competition
The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) fast facts
Challenge opens Monday 28 February 2022
Challenge ends Friday 19 August 2022
- Read 20 books (15 from the PRC Booklist and 5 personal choice)
- Books read since the challenge ended last year can be counted towards this year’s challenge
- To register sign up with the Library Staff - any time
- PRC Books in our Library have a big red sticker
- PRC Books on Sora (digital books) are listed as PRC Books
- Complete the challenge - receive an award issued by the NSW Premier
Students may visit the Premiers Reading Challenge website here
P&F Expressions of interest.
It is a worthwhile and positive experience to be involved with the SBCC P&F, working closely with the College Principal and Leadership team to enrich the learning opportunities of our students.
The work of our P&F helps to ensure that our students experience at St Benedict’s Catholic College is of the highest quality.
Expressions of interest are currently sought for the SBCC P&F Executive Team. If you would like to make a contribution to our college as a P&F Committee member please email your details to: email@example.com.
RAT Test update
Dear Parents and Carers
In line with recent announcements from the NSW Government, the rapid antigen test (RAT) program ended on Friday 25 February 2022. This means that the twice weekly testing using RAT kits is no longer in place. Thank you for your patience and cooperation over the last few weeks. While it has been a—sometimes unwelcome—addition to the already busy morning routine, proactive testing was a critical tool to keep our school community safe, especially while case numbers remained high in the broader community.
For the remainder of Term 1, families are asked to use RATs at your discretion when you consider it necessary (e.g. if a child develops symptoms or a family member is unwell). Students have been provided with a further eight RATs to be used for this purpose.
Thank you for your cooperation..
P & F Clothing Pool
The P & F Clothing Pool has reopened, please contact the P & F via firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of your requirements and a contact telephone number and Tracey will contact you. Items can be paid for and collected from the SBCC College Office.
MY FIT REWARDS - ATHLETE'S FOOT STORES
A message from St Mary MacKillop Catholic Parish, Oran Park
Just a reminder that the Camden/Oran Park Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society remain available to provide emergency assistance by telephone, and drop off resources as required.
Any person requiring assistance should telephone the Conference on (02) 8250 1484 and a Conference Member will retrieve details and follow-up requests for assistance.
Information for affordable food hampers is available through Our Community Pantry (a community food rescue initiative) or copy and paste the URL into your browser: https://www.ourcommunitypantry.com.au/.