Community Life

Schools are busy places and there is much more going on than what happens in the English and Maths lessons in the classroom. At St Benedict's we do all we can to support families through the Primary School years and we work closely with parents to listen to the needs of families and develop services that can make school life a little easier to manage.

We know also that many parents would like to assist the school at some point during their years with us and we create and welcome opportunities for parents to be involved. We always welcome more ideas on how we can do this.

Canteen 

The School Canteen operates on Thursdays and Fridays.   It is operated by a Canteen Manager and overseen by a sub committee of the P & F Association.  The Canteen Committee reports to the P & F Association at each meeting.  The Canteen Manager is also assisted by the generous support of parent volunteers who attend on a rostered basis organised by the Canteen Coordinator.  It aims to provide nutritious snacks at Recess and Lunch at reasonable prices.  Summer and Winter Menus are regularly distributed to parents with the newsletter and on this website.

Tuckdays are held at least once per term, usually alongside a special event, e.g Athletics Carnival, Easter, etc.  The Canteen provides a special meal deal at a reduced cost for students.

Summer Menu 

Winter Menu

Before & After School Care

We offer Before & After School Care each day for our students.  The YWCA operates this Program in our School Hall from 7.30am until 9.00am in the mornings and 3.10pm until 6:00pm each afternoon/evening.  The Family Rebate for Fees is available.  Registration forms are available at the Front Office.  Further inquiries can be made through After School Care via email: childcareaccounts@ywca-canberra.org.au or by phone number  (02 6180 5777) after 2.30pm each weekday afternoon.

Clothing Pool

This is open on Thursday and Friday by appointment through the front office, 62958027.  A selection of second-hand uniforms is available at the Clothing Pool at reduced prices.  Donations of uniforms that are clean and in good condition are always welcome.   A current price list for new items is available at the Front Office.

Book Club

The services of Scholastic and Redgum Book Club are available at St Benedict's.  Twice a term, a catalogue will be sent home for perusal.  Purchases are optional.  Bonus points are allocated to the school with every purchase made through Book Club which accumulate and are used to obtain books for the school library.

Student Banking

The school operates an electronic banking system through the Commonwealth Bank for the children of St Benedict's.  Banking Day is each Wednesday.  Children are to bring their bank books to school on this day.  Application Forms and further details are available at the Front Office. 

School Hours 

8.30 am             Gates Open.  Before school supervision commences.

8.55 am             Whole School assembles.

9.00 am             Learning Block 1

11.00 am            Outdoor play time.

11:15 am            Supervised eating time.

11.30 am            Learning Block 2

1.30 pm              Supervised eating time.

1.40 pm              Outdoor play time and lunch time clubs.

2.10 pm              Learning Block 3

3.10 pm              Students dismissed.

3.30 pm              After school supervision concludes.