Our Mission


School Vision

  • At St Benedict’s we strive to acknowledge, appreciate and respond to the uniqueness of each person.
  • To prepare the students to approach life with confidence and optimism
  • To support the development of knowledge and understanding of what the Catholic Church teaches so our community members reflect God in their daily lives.
  • We provide a positive and supportive environment for the students to grow as confident and independent learners – spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally, artistically and socially.
  • We encourage open communication between all members of the school and Parish community.
  • To create an atmosphere which promotes dignity and respect for all and values each members’ contribution.

School Mission Statement

Saint Benedict’s School, following Christ’s example, is a nurturing and inclusive community that develops the potential of all in our care today so that they positively contribute to God’s world tomorrow.

Mission Values

Learning
We hold a deep belief that all students have the ability to strive for personal success with an emphasis on the education of the whole child. We collaborate to create learning environments that are safe, engaging and meaningful. Our students are provided with opportunities to become successful learners in the 21st century by providing them with challenging programs that are designed to cater for the individual’s needs, interests and abilities.

Engagement

Central to our school is the creation and sustaining of a strong sense of community forged by an authentic teaching of the Catholic ethos. Links between our school and parish are close and deeply respectful. There is a whole school commitment to provide students with an experience of Jesus as present and active in their everyday lives. We provide an outstanding pastoral care program through daily prayer and Religious Education lessons, taught by a committed staff, active in modelling Christian values.

As a community, we share high expectations and hopes for our students. We believe in their future and in their potential to live lives of purpose and contribution. We strive to establish a strong partnership with families and the parish in achieving the best for our children.

Accountability
The staff at St Benedict’s work together with professional diligence to develop and share strong contemporary practice with an aim for continuous improvement. Staff members show empathy and care for the individual student while promoting diversity and difference. They often go above and beyond their designated duties to ensure the best outcomes for their students. They share their knowledge, wisdom and resources generously and openly. Above all, our staff continuously strives to bear active and effective witness to the love of Jesus in their daily work.

Discipleship
Our commitment to pastoral care is embedded in our educational programs, which ensures that our students feel secure and nurtured in an environment dedicated to their growth as young people. In the spirit of Jesus, all people are valued equally at St Benedict’s. The Gospel values underpin our pastoral practices and values. The care of staff for nurture our students to be resilient, respectful, grounded people who show compassion to others.

St Benedict’s school is a place of Christian embrace where all people are made welcome and challenged to live out their highest possibility. We welcome all with open hands.