|Event||Date & Time||Venue||Participants|
|First Holy Communion Preparation, afternoon tea and Vigil Mass||
|St Benedict’s Parish Centre and Church||Candidates and at least one parent/carer|
First Friday Mass
Thank you to Year 6 for leading our school community in Mass last Friday. It was a lovely celebration of Mother’s and the other special women in our lives. Mothers and grandmothers received a special blessing from Fr Rembert. Thank you also to our parent-helpers who led the school choir and to all the families who provided morning tea.
Year 5/6 Class Parish Mass
Year 5/6 will be joining the parish Sunday 19th May for Mass. We ask that those who have children in Year 5/6, to make a special effort to attend the school’s Parish Mass. The parish choir will be at this Mass and warmly welcome anyone to join in singing. If you are planning to attend Mass and would like your child (or any family member) to have a formal role such as a reading, bringing forth the offertory or the Gospel procession, please email:
Joshua Mackenzie firstname.lastname@example.org
Alana Quirk email@example.com
Our Mini Vinnies are beginning to organise our annual Winter Woollies Day (whole school event) which will be held Friday 28th June to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness in Canberra as well as donations for the St Vincent de Paul Night Patrol Van. In preparation for this we ask that all families begin collecting adult size winter clothing, as well as blankets and sleeping bags. Donations can be second-hand or new. Please store these at home until Winter Woollies Day, as we do not have the capacity to store these at school.
For more information about the Canberra Night Patrol Van, please visit
experiencing hardship. If you are able to cook a meal, please use disposable containers and label with ingredients and date. All meal donations can be brought to the Front Office. If your family requires temporary meal assistance, you can speak in confidence to any of our staff members.
Religious Education Coordinator
Earn and Learn
St Benedict's is once again participating in the Woolworths Earn and Learn.
Thank you for your time and help!
This term we will be selling the new 2019-2020 Entertainment Book Membership for $60.
You will receive hundreds of valuable offers for shopping, dining and accommodation.
$12 of every membership sold will go towards our school.
A sample copy is available for viewing at the Front Office.
Please make sure you buy a book through St Benedict’s School, and tell your family and friends about it too!
Entertainment Book using the link: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/23231n Then pickup your book from Belinda at the Front Office. A sample book is available for viewing at the Front Office.
This book would make an ideal Mother’s Day present!
Kinder - Nicolas C, Mya R
1/2 Gold - Frederick H, Sarah R
1/2 Blue - Nicolas B, Alana W
3/4 Gold - Ekamjot K, Finn W
3/4 Blue - Emily D, Zack W
5/6 Gold - Emily S, Riley W
5/6 Blue - Emerson C, Matthew S
The Clothing Pool will be open each Tuesday and Thursday between 2.50pm to 3.15pm by appointment.
The lost property box is located in the canteen area. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD/RENS CLOTHING IS LABELLED WITH THEIR NAME The lost property box will be emptied throughout the term.
A reminder that the Canteen days for 2019 have changed to Tuesdays and Fridays.
Please talk with your child/children that counter sales only occur at Recess time and lunch orders must be ordered in classroom tubs first up of a morning.
As most of the food is made fresh in the canteen volunteers are needed for the peak times for this to continue. If you have any spare time, please consider dropping in and helping as volunteers are always welcome. No amount of time is too small.
FRIDAY, 3rd May – 11.30am HELPERS REQUIRED
11.30am – 2.00pm HELPERS REQUIRED
TUESDAY, 7th May 11.30am HELPERS REQUIRED
11.30am – 2.00pm HELPERS REQUIRED
If you would like to touch base about volunteering please either drop in or contact me on Cara.Cook@cg.catholic.edu.au.
Yours in tongs
Cara Cook, Canteen Manager