St Benedict's Catholic College

Bennie's Bites College Magazine, Friday 14 October 2022

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Seven students Major Works nominated for Showcases & Exhibitions

An incredible seven Year 12 HSC students have had their HSC major works nominated for Onstage (Drama), ENCORE (Music) and Shape (Design and Technology and Industrial Technology – Timber)

While the final selections will not be known until later this year, the nomination itself is a commendation for the hard work and creativity that these talented students have put into their HSC Major Works.

On behalf of the College I congratulate Ehinomen, Thomas, Michael, Olivia, Ella, Isabella and Lucia on their nominations, I would also like to acknowledge the dedication of the teachers who mentored and supported these students; Mr Alex Hayden, Mr Brandon O’Donnell, Mr Matthew Andruschko and Mrs Lorena Ghignone.


Ehinomen Edeko been nominated for HSC Onstage, for her Individual Performance ‘Raisins in the Sun’


Thomas Hardy and Michael Litherland received nominations for ENCORE, the programme of outstanding performances and compositions by students from the HSC

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Design and Technology

Olivia Duck, Ella Fielding and Isabella Melodia received nominations for SHAPE which showcases a selection of outstanding major projects.

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Industrial Technology Timber

Lucia Pisciuneri has been nominated for SHAPE which showcases a selection of outstanding major projects.

Mrs Kerrie Piatek


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A prayer for our HSC students

We invite you to pray for all of our HSC students as they commence their final HSC examinations. We pray that St Joseph of Cupertino, the patron of exams and students, be with them all during this time.

Dear Lord,

As our students in our diocese
begin their HSC exams,
we thank you that their value
is not based on their performance,
but on your great love for them.

Come Holy Spirit,
into their hearts so that
they can walk through this
time together.

Help them, not only with this test,
but the many tests of life that
are sure to come their way.

As they take this exam,
help them to recall everything
they have studied and be gracious
with what they have overlooked.

Remove their anxiety, and help them
to remain focused and calm,
confident in the facts and in their ability,
and firm in the knowledge,
that no matter what happens today
you are there with them, always.

O St. Joseph of Cupertino, pray for them.
O Holy Spirit, enlighten them.
Our Lady of Good Studies, pray for them.
Sacred Head of Jesus,
Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten them.

St Benedict, pray for us.


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Year 9 Food Tech Waffles

This week 9FTE2 students have been making DELICIOUS creations in the Food Technology labs! Check out these mouth watering rocky road, waffle paddle pop sticks!

Miss Singh

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Information in this calendar list is correct at the time of publication but is subject to change without notice.

Next Week

Mon 17 Oct

  • All day HSC Exams

  • All day Basketball Boys & Girls Yrs 7-9 Jun, Yrs 10-11 Sen

Tue 18 Oct

  • All day HSC Exams

  • All day MISA Debating Round 5

  • MISA 7 - 9 Boys Oztag

  • MISA 7 - 9 Girls Oztag

  • MISA 7 - 9 Boys Indoor Cricket

  • MISA 7 - 9 Girls Softball

  • MISA Senior Girls Volleyball

  • MISA Boys 10/11 Volleyball

  • BEARs Club

Wed 19 Oct

  • HSC Exams

Thu 20 Oct

  • HSC Exams

Fri 21 Oct

  • HSC Exams

  • Student Leadership Formation Day

Remainder of the term:

Tue 25 Oct - YML & Middle Leaders Induction Ceremony 8:10am

Fri 28 Oct - Year 7 History Incursion

Tue 01 Nov - Year 11 Report Release via Compass 2:45pm

Wed 02 Nov - Senior Retreat

Mon 7 Nov - Year 12 Sign Out, Year 11 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews 3-8pm

Tue 08 Nov - P&F Meeting at 6.30pm

Wed 09 Nov - Year 12 Formal

Fri 11 Nov - 25th Annual CDF Sports Awards

Wed 23 Nov - Yr 7 2023 Orientation evening - 6.30pm - Hall

Fri 25 Nov - Yr 7 2023 Orientation Day for Students

Tue 13 Dec - Year 9 Academic Awards - 8:50am - Hall, Year 10 Academic Awards - 12:50pm - Hall, 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

UOW Summer Master Classes for HSC Students

Applications are now open for the University of Wollongong's Summer Master Class program. Classes are open to students commencing Year 12 in Term 4, 2022, and are offered across a range of subjects.

Students who successfully pass their Summer Master Class subject will, at a minimum, be guaranteed a conditional offer or admissions interview to a degree that aligns to the Summer Master Class subject they complete (noting must meet the assumed subject knowledge criteria), and credit towards a UOW degree that could make them eligible to skip a whole subject when they study at UOW.

UOW will be running two public online information sessions via Zoom: 7.00 pm, Tuesday 30 August 2022 7.00 pm, Wednesday 7 September 2022. Students and their families can access further information or book a spot to attend an information session by visiting:

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Library Borrowing Guidelines

St Benedict’s students and staff have access to both a physical library and a digital library (Sora).

CEDoW has clear and consistent guidelines on text collections within our system of schools.

The St Benedict’s college library collection is balanced with print and digital resources that are diverse and informed by learning and teaching requirements. Resources purchased or made available by the college are carefully selected in consultation with college staff. College library text collections contain broad, general and specific selection criteria for education resources.

Library staff make decisions on age-appropriate resource suitability as texts are purchased by the college. This age-appropriateness is guided by author and publisher recommendations as well as bookshop and recommended website reviews. However, most importantly, library staff apply professional knowledge and experience to ensure resources are relevant and suitable, and that the collection as a whole is balanced. Junior students are sometimes unable to borrow texts in the library that are considered more suitable to older students at the College. However, a written permission note from the student’s parent or guardian giving consent to allow books catalogued as ‘suitable for Year 9+” may be submitted to the Library which will then be added to the student’s profile.

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Further information on our Resource selections can be found on the CEDoW Library website found at
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Student images missing from the newsletter

There are many fantastic opportunities available for students at our College. Unfortunately many of those experiences are not photographed due to student permission to publish forms not being submitted to the College Office.

If your student has been involved in a sporting team or extra curricular activity but their photo has not been published in the newsletter please complete the permission to publish form and lodge the form at the College Office.

The permission to publish form is available to download here

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P & F Uniform Pool orders

P & F Uniform Pool order form - click here

The P & F preloved Uniform Pool has reopened, please complete the order form and send to the P & F by email at:

with a list of your requirements and a contact telephone number and our 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.

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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.


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:


Phone: 02 4647 8942

Responses will be provided during opening hours

For more immediate assistance, Head Office details are



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  • Keep Covid safe: If your child is sick, keep them home.
  • Please do not use Disabled Parking Spaces without a Disability Sticker.
  • Tuesday afternoon is Sports Day therefore, if you are collecting your child early they must have a note to remain at school.
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