St Benedict's Catholic College

Benny's Bites College Magazine - Friday, 19 August 2022

St Benedict's Catholic College and St Justin's Catholic Primary School, in the presence of Bishop Brian Mascord invite you to join the celebration of the Blessing and Opening of the Hall and surrounding spaces.

Please note attendance is limited to 200 St Benedict's Catholic College Parent/Carer tickets.

To obtain your ticket please register below via Trybooking link, or click the image above.

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poster created by Tyler B, Yr 12 Art
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This week has been a busy week in the Science department celebrating National Science Week. The theme this year is Glass: More than meets the eye.

Students had fun during lunch in the science labs making kaleidoscopes and mosaic art. Many of the classes also took part in glass-themed Escape Room challenges during their science lessons. The whole school got involved in a Science Week Kahoot competition, and Year 9 had the opportunity to attend an interactive incursion performed by Perform Education.

There are many science-based activities happening in Sydney this weekend. If you are keen to get out with the family, the following website has plenty of ideas:

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Bennie's Book Bonanza - Wednesday 24th August, 2022

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This year the Library Staff are encouraging staff and students from St. Benedict’s to participate in “Bennie’s Book Bonanza” on Wednesday 24th August by dressing in their interpretation of “Dreaming with eyes open”.

Participants will be requested to donate a gold coin which will be donated to our local Indigenous Community’s very own Book Bonanza.

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Riley ready to compete in Florida USA, WWBA World Championships.

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Riley Elliott travelled to the Gold Coast to compete in the Down Under Winter Classic baseball tournament. He competed with the 15U Southern Sea Dawgs team which comprised of players from the Cronulla, Illawarra and Macarthur Baseball Associations. The Sea Dawgs competed against teams from across Australia and New Zealand and Riley’s team were runners up in the 15U age group.

Riley had a fantastic tournament and displayed some very impressive pitching. He also played first base and in the outfield. Based on Riley’s performance during the tournament, he was selected to represent Australia on the Aussie Waves 16U All Star Select Team. The team will be travelling to Florida, USA, in October to compete in the Perfect Game WWBA World Championships.

The championships enable professional scouts and top college recruiters to meet with players for increased exposure, insight and professionalism to propel them through their baseball careers.

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Year 12 Construction Practical Assessment Task

The Year 12 Construction class completed their Concreting Practical Assessment Task on Tuesday. They laid 4.2 cubic metres of concrete across four slabs. The slabs will be used to place four Picnic Tables that were generously donated by the Parents and Friends Association. Thank you to the P&F for the support of the school through the donation of the Picnic Tables.

The students did an exceptional job with this project and should all be very proud of their achievements.

To view a short video of the student's work, click here on or the image below.

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Year 9 food comparison - store bought to homemade

Students from 9.1 have been learning about nutritious foods that are appropriate to serve infants. They have been comparing store-bought baby foods to homemade organic dishes for babies.

Below are some images of suitable foods that can be served to infants 6-12 months of age.

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Year 10 Pass Coaching Assessment - St Justin's Partnership

During week 5, Year 10 PASS completed their coaching assessment where students from St Justin's came over to assist our students in running their coaching clinic.

Year 10 students engaged the primary students in various clinics ranging from netball, basketball, soccer & OzTag.

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Bennie's Book Bonanza - Wednesday 24th August, 2022

‘Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians create colourful displays, develop activities, run competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading. You will often see parades with students dressed as their favourite book character’.

Source: 05.08.22

This year the Library Staff are encouraging staff and students from St. Benedict’s to participate in “Bennie’s Book Bonanza” on Wednesday 24th August by dressing in their interpretation of “Dreaming with eyes open”.

Participants will be requested to donate a gold coin which will be donated to our local Indigenous Community’s very own Book Bonanza.

Every reader or listener has their own interpretation of when they read or hear a story. It is a journey your imagination takes you on.

You might like to:

  1. dress up to depict your interpretation of a favourite book you have read or

  2. explore some of the ‘first stories’ by clicking on the picture on our Library Home Page to read a D’harawal Dreaming Story and dress up as a bird or animal ONLY.

“Dream with your eyes open!”

At this time everyone will be able to:

  • Explore the library in a new light and open your eyes to the dream journeys available

  • Visit a selection of different genres we think will take you on your dream “with your eyes open”

  • Visit the book display within the library

  • Display your creative costumes in the COLA at lunchtime

  • Have your photo taken in front of our amazing display within the library

  • Donate a gold coin towards our local Indigenous Community to provide another community with a book bonanza

  • Create a sense of community

We look forward to seeing what amazing costumes our Bennie’s Community can create!

Big News!

The first annual Australian School Library Day will also happen on 24 August 2022.

This is a fantastic opportunity to shine a spotlight on the important work that happens in our school library that might normally be hidden from view.

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Premier’s Reading Challenge.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge ends 19th August 2022. We have a number of Students who have completed the challenge whilst others are fearlessly reading. All our participating Challengers are to be congratulated on their fantastic effort.

Our 2022 Challengers will all receive a super cool prize pack from the Library and our triumphant Challengers will be awarded a Certificate from the NSW Premier’s Office. If you are busily adding to your reading logs or need some help to complete this challenge, please come to the Library as soon as possible. For more information regarding the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge for next year, please see the Library staff.

Don’t forget you can access ebooks and audiobooks through the digital platform Sora - Just go to the College Library Homepage Oliver and click on the Sora button to open a world of reading or you can download the app to your phone. It’s a great way to relax.

Staff and students are now also able to borrow magazines through Sora. All magazines are available for simultaneous use -so there is no waiting. Magazines are on loan for 14 days then they self-return and back issues of magazines are also available. Check it out today!

Book Week 20-26 August 2022

The Library is celebrating Book Week, Week 6 Term 3 with the CBCA theme ‘Dreaming with eyes open’. Come see the ‘dreamy’ display in the Library - it will definitely make your eyes ‘open’! This year the Library Staff are encouraging staff and students to participate in “Bennie’s Book Bonanza” on Wednesday 24th August by dressing up in their interpretation of “Dreaming with eyes open” taking inspiration from a favourite book character or an animal or bird only from some of the ‘first stories’ compiled in the book D'harawal : Dreaming Stories. Participants will be requested to donate a gold coin which will be donated to our local Indigenous Community’s very own book bonanza.

Keep an eye on the College Library’s Oliver Homepage for further news about this and other exciting events.

Happy reading

The Library Team

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To All Schools

We would like to notify you that from Monday 1st August 2022, Picton Buslines drivers and staff will be implementing a blitz on school student bus passes.

The Transport for NSW School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) provides eligible school students with free or subsidised travel on public transport between home and school. When travelling between home and school, students must adhere to various regulations regarding passenger behaviour and the Codes of Conduct for travel by bus. One of the obligations of students is to show their travel pass or ticket when requested.

We ask that you notify any students that catch Picton Buslines buses to and/or from school to have their physical bus passes ready to display to the driver before boarding the bus. Note that we will not accept students showing a photo of their bus pass on their phone.

If a student is planning on catching the bus and they do not have a current valid bus pass, their pass is damaged or lost card, please inform their parents/guardians to contact our office on 02 4677 1564 or email us at to organise a pass.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks and regards,



Manager | Director

M: 0409 811 343 P: (02) 4677 1564


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

Fri 19 Aug - Science Week, Year 12 High Tea

Tue 23 Aug - Bishop’s Student Excellence Awards (2022 Cohort – Year 12)

Wed - Fri 24-26 Aug - Year 10 Outdoor Ed (Camp)

Thu 25 Aug - MISA Youth of the Year (MCCC)

Mon 29 Aug - Staff Development Day - Wellbeing / Pupil Free Day, Wellbeing Week

Wed 31 Aug - Colour Run

Thu 1 Sep - Blessing and Opening of Hall

Fri 02 Sep - LIVE Wollongong 2022

Mon 12 Sep - Preliminary Course Examinations Commence, NSWCCC Athletics - Homebush

Thurs/Fri 15 & 16 Sep - Year 9 Outdoor Ed (Camp)

Fri 16 Sept - Year 12 Mini Carnival Day & Pastoral Day Lunch

Mon 19 Sep - Year 12 Final Day of Lessons

Tue 20 Sep - Year 12 Farewell Assembly

Wed 21 Sep - Year 12 Graduation Mass and Awards, Year 12 Reports released on Compass

Fri 23 Sep - Year 7 Vaccination Visit 2

End of Term 3

Mon 10 Oct - Term 4 Starts

Wed 12 Oct - HSC Examinations Commence

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

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Rainier School Uniform Shop - Update

RANIER has advised that there may be significant delays with the school 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 school 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



P & F Clothing Pool

The P & F Clothing Pool has reopened, please contact the P & F via 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.


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