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St Benedict's College, Mango Hill QLD
St Benedict's College - Mango Hill Qld
ON YOUR DOORSTEP
A contemporary co-educational Catholic Secondary College (Years 7 - 12).
Committed to providing high quality education, including Extension and Excellence programs, Robotics and a range of cultural and sporting opportunities.
St Benedict's College is committed to providing high quality, contemporary education in a Catholic Christian context. We use Christ's model of inclusivity, perserverance and of nurturing each other's gifts and talents to underpin all that we do.
- Acknowledging the individual qualities and attributes of each student
- Providing a safe and supportive environment that enhances wellbeing and enables students to flourish
- Engaging in technology rich, 21st century learning
- Designing flexible, engaging and innovative learning experiences where all students can develop a love of learning, a sense of curiosity, and an ability to be creative, adaptable and resilient.
SERVICE BALANCE COMMUNITY
St Benedict's College is committed to the holistice education of young people in the Benedictine tradition based on the values of service, hard work, humility, stewardship, balance and community. We use Christ's model of inclusivity, perseverance and of nurturing each other's gifts and talents to underpin all that we do.
We provide high quality, contemporary education in a Catholic Christian context. We support and encourge all students to become successful life long learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens able to contribute fully to their community and the world in which they live.
Our College seeks individuals who are dedicated to being positive, proactive and diligent Balance, Community and Service Leaders.
Foundation student, Bethany Conroy who graduated St Benedict’s College in 2017 in our very first Year 12 cohort, has been successful in securing a QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, valued at $30,000.
The Scholarship program is QUT’s premier offering for students with outstanding academic achievement. In addition to financial support, the program helps recipients to make the most of their university experience through extra development opportunities, which build leadership skills and professional networks.
Bethany is undertaking a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at Queensland University of Technology and we wish her well as she embarks on her chosen course of study.
Comments from Bethany on 19 March 2018:
This year I was honoured to receive a scholarship to study Engineering with Honours at Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus. This is a four year degree and accepts students who demonstrate outstanding achievements in years 11 and 12 in maths and science. I was selected to be part of the 2018 Vice Chancellor scholarship team which comprises of 120 students who studied in Year 12 last year and received excellent academic results. I feel very privileged to be part of this elite group of QUT students who not only receive financial support but exclusive opportunities for networking, support, camps, exchanges and career development.
Being the first graduating class from St Benedict’s College in 2018 provided wonderful opportunities to work closely as part of a small group of Year 12 students and access support and mentoring from the exceptional staff. I would like to thank in particular my Maths, English and Science teachers who include Mrs Connor, Mr Carlill and Ms Guthrie who generously supported me with their time, expertise and professional guidance.
Many teachers and school leaders including Mrs Dempster, encouraged and supported me in applying for many scholarships. I am very grateful to the staff of St Benedict’s College, my parents and peers in supporting my academic endeavours.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) directs that all schools offer:
Mandatory Studies (80% of time): English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Science, Arts, Language and Technology.
Discretionary Studies (20% of time): which for our students will include Religious Education, Pastoral Care, Camps, Excursions, Sports Carnivals and other co-curricular activities.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) directs that all schools offer:
Mandatory Studies (50% of time): English and English Extension, Mathematics and Mathematics Extension, Science and Science Extension, Health and Physical Education Core subjects and an application only Athlete Development Excellence Program, History.
Discretionary Studies (50% of time): including Religious Education, elective subjects, Pastoral care, Work Experience (Year 10), NAPLAN preparation, Sports Carnivals, Excursions and other co-curricular activities. Students choose from the following electives – Geography, Economics and Business, Civics and Citizenship, Chinese, Performing Arts – eg Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Art, Technology - eg ICT, Graphics and Media, Food, Fibre and Industrial.
Detailed information about core courses, elective courses and subject pathways can be found in the Years 9 & 10 Subject Handbook (contact the school for more information).
Senior Studies covers both OP eligible and Non-OP eligible subjects, and allows for VET options to cater for the wide variety of pathway options such as the world of work, apprenticeships/traineeships, TAFE or University study. We have an extensive selection of OP and Non-OP subjects for students to choose from, covering all learning areas.
Our industry standard Hospitality Catering facility and Graphics and Computer Aided design studio enables much scope in the design technologies areas; as well as newly built and designed Science laboratories where opportunities such as Certificate I in Laboratory Technician courses can be studied. Robotics is a key feature in our Science, Mathematics and Design Technology areas.
Vocational Education and Training courses, as well as School Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships (SAT’s) are offered according to student interests and career aspirations. Our unique individualised programs provide a personal subject and career approach for VET and SAT driven students.
Senior students will also have specific tuition in preparing them for the QCS Test and examinations.
The Year 11 and 12 Subject Handbook (contact the school for more information) is designed to help students plan their course of study and to allow them to experience different subjects in more depth so they can plan their career pathway effectively.
Support is given to students to realise their potential by providing a structured system of assistance to students who require further support to enable them to better access the curriculum, and for those who require extension to their curriculum.
Our weekly Homework Club assists students in managing their time as well as offering them on the spot assistance with any learning queries.
Rail on Our Doorstep
The Moreton Bay Rail Link provides ease of access for many of our students, linking Kippa-Ring to Petrie. Mango Hill East Rail Station is on our doorstep, with students not even having to cross a road to enter or exit the College grounds from the station.
Timetable information can be found here TRANSLink Timetable
Both Thompson's Bus Services ad Hornibrook Buslines drop off and pick up students safely from within the College grounds. For accurate and up to date information about bus transport to and from St Benedict's College, please go directly to their websites or to the TransLink journey planner.
At St Benedict's College we run regular Visitors Day and Twilight Tours of the Collge, and we extend a warm welcome to join senior College staff for our next day or tour.
The Visitors Day encompasses a presentation featuring information about Pastoral Care, Religious Education, Curriculum and Co-Curricular pursuits, expectations and uniform. Enjoy a performance from our talented students, then tour our campus visiting classrooms and specialist areas. Following this, you will have an opportunity to ask questions, then join our team for refreshments.
For those with busy schedules, you may prefer to join a Twilight Tour that commences at 5pm. The tour, which is led by our Leadership Team, allows you to step inside our specialist areas and classrooms, with an opportunity to ask questions both during and after the tour.
To register your family for either event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 3385 8888.
Should you be in the area when there is no tours on, please contact the College for a quick overview of the Campus and general information.
Our College celebrates Laudato Si this month.
The theme of Laudato Si, which is a document written by Pope Francis with the meaning ‘On care of our common home’ was students coming dressed in casual dress for a gold coin donation on the first Friday of September in "Earthy" tones like those found in nature. All funds raised targeted at supporting our farmers through one of the worst droughts in history.
Pope Francis relates Laudato Si to relationships. He states that we are forgetting our interconnectedness with the earth, and highlights that harming the environment, we are damaging not only our relationship with it but also with other humans, particularly vulnerable groups such as the poor and future generations who rely on our stewardship of the land.
The day will bring to life our College values of Balance in life and Community as we come together to reflect on how we can care more for our Common Home. The students enjoyed lunchtime activities, after several displays around the school to raise awareness of the teachings as well as practical application of the principles.
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