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Our School History


St Benedict’s Primary School was opened in 1955 under the care of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. From 1961 to 1981 the Sisters of the Society of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (a Dutch Order brought to Australia during a time of teacher shortage for Catholic Schools) were responsible for the administration of the school. The strong sense of community and partnership established in these early years is still part of our school's culture today.


During our long history of providing Catholic education in Canberra, St Benedict's has earned the reputation of being an effective and successful school with unique and special qualities.


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