Principal's Welcome

St Benedict’s Primary School, Edgeworth, exists to assist you as parents with the important task of educating your children. The school is privileged to be part of the partnership that will contribute to your child’s total development, assisting them to be responsible for their actions, self-motivated, able to solve problems and to think independently. To achieve this, our students will experience programs that will enhance their religious formation, self-worth, academic skills, behavioural choices, moral awareness, social and sporting skills.

At St Benedict’s, the dedicated and hard-working teachers and support staff place great emphasis on the relationship between the school and the home and acknowledge parents as the foremost educators of their children. St Benedict’s hopes to build upon the foundations you have created in a challenging, interesting and meaningful manner.

Our approach to educating students is open to your involvement. The school welcomes and relies upon parental involvement. Your contribution towards being involved in the school will benefit your child’s development and assist in building a rich school community.

As a member of a Catholic school community, we are given an opportunity to live out our faith by reflecting the values of truth, justice, acceptance and forgiveness in all we do. Our Catholic faith makes us different to other schools and learning about and celebrating it is the purpose of our existence. As a consequence, the Religious education of students and the creation of a faith-filled atmosphere within the wider parish community is a priority.

St Benedict’s has modern facilities, including a new library, new hall and nine new classrooms all built since 2007, as well as a Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA) and an Information Technology Centre. An OOSH is housed within the hall.

It is my sincere hope that your association with our school will be a pleasant and rewarding one, a time where special friendships are made.

St Benedict’s looks forward to your support and contribution to an ‘essential partnership’ as we pray and work together to achieve individual and common goals.

With every good wish,

Mark Hornby-Howell