St Benedict's Catholic Primary School
Religious Education Program
St. Benedict’s Catholic Primary School officially opened in 2008 and is now in its ninth year of operation. The school is situated in the relatively new suburb of Mango Hill and caters for students from Prep to Year 6. St Benedict’s College, established in 2013, also operates on the same grounds but with a separate Administration and staff.
St Benedict’s is within a very high growth area for population with many new housing developments within a fifteen-kilometre radius. This high population growth has exerted significant enrolment pressure on the school with some Catholic families unable to secure enrolment. In response to this, St Benedict’s Primary added a fourth stream prep class in 2016. This fourth stream will continue throughout the school from 2017 on. Our school has always had to respond to significant change each year. Year level teams change almost every year with new staff including graduate teachers joining us annually. This culture will continue at least over the next six years.
St Benedict’s is committed to planning and providing a high quality, 21st century Catholic education. This education is focused on the development of the human person (created whole in the image and likeness of God) bringing faith, life and culture into our school. Our dedicated and professional teachers and support staff deliver unique and authentic learning opportunities, differentiating the curriculum to cater for all learners.
In our Religious Education Curriculum St Benedict’s achieves the above by planning and delivering high quality work using Gabriel Moran’s Model for Religious Education (1991) where the teaching of religion and the teaching of students to be religious in a particular way are infused wherever possible.
We are a distinctive Catholic Community whose unique culture and ethos permeates the spirit of the Benedictine teachings and traditions. Our learning and teaching reflects the global, national and local contexts as we work together to achieve our vision for learning: “We walk in God’s Ways where together we live, love, learn and celebrate.”