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Our Charism

 

Mission Statement

 

School Prayer

Inspired by Christ and guided by his teachings,

the community of St Benedict’s

journeys together to provide a caring,

friendly, learning environment that

nurtures the development of each child

through love, work and prayer.

Spirit of St Benedict,

 

Help us to grow in love as we work and pray,

 to follow your footsteps to create a world of

peace and hope.

 

Help us to become more like you,

 lead us to a holy life so we all can be blessed

 through prayer, silence and penance.

 

We will pray, work and walk your way of truth

 as we make our way to a better world.

 

Amen.

Our Values

  Spirituality                     Excellence

  Integrity                         Respect

      Dignity                        Compassion

    Optimism                      Community

Our Motto

Ora et labora

‘To work and pray’

 

 St Benedict of Norcia

The school was named after an early Italian saint --St Benedict--the patron saint of school children.  Benedict was born to a distinguished family in Norcia (central Italy) around 480 AD. After study in Rome, he lived a solitary life in Subiaco. He was later drawn to the monastic life and later founded the famous monastery at Monte Cassino. His rule is still relevant today to Christians who seek to live a life of love and justice.  The Benedictine Charism emphasises a life that incorporates the balance of work, rest and prayer.


St Benedict died in AD 545. His Feast Day is celebrated on 11 July. This is usually during the School Holidays. The school therefore celebrates St Benedict's Day at the end of Term 2

 

 

 

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