St Benedict’s is a Catholic, systemic co-educational College growing to 975 students in Years 7-12 in 2020. After opening in 2011 and moving to its permanent home in 2013, these remain exciting times at the College with Stages 1-6 of our building programme now complete. An additional 18 classrooms opened in 2017 as well as the first Stage of our playing fields. Construction of our state of the art Performing Arts complex also began in 2017 and completed in 2019, and in 2021, our new school hall will be completed.
The College is located on 15 acres in the heart of the rapidly developing Catherine Field South Precinct in the new suburb of Catherine Park and adjacent to Australia’s newest Parish church, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and St Justin’s Catholic Primary School.
As a systemic Catholic High School, St Benedict’s College offers a comprehensive NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) curriculum, as well as offering a range of extracurricular activities, to meet the varied needs of our students’ development from an academic, personal and social sense of being.
We are a member of the Macarthur Independent Schools Association (MISA) for inter-school Tuesday sport and other cultural activities such as Debating and Public Speaking. There are representative sporting pathways for our students to Diocesan, State and National levels.
As a Catholic High School, St Benedict’s Catholic College strives to be an inclusive and pastorally caring place of learning where, in the words of St Benedict “the strong have something to strive for and the weak have nothing to run from”. We are a member of the Positive Education Schools Association. Our Academic Care program, underpinned by positive psychology, is individually based on students’ needs. Our focus on learning and teaching is to develop in all students, knowledge and skills, values and attitudes to meet the complex demands of the world. Within our learning and teaching programs, our focus is on both broad and focused knowledge and supporting students to think beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines.
As the College moves from its foundation years, the students continue to have a unique opportunity to develop many of the College’s structures and to craft the intellectual and cultural life of the College which will stand as part of the College for many years to come.
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