St Benedict’s School

Kindergarten to Year 6, Applecross WA

Important Dates

  • 23 November

    Buddy Week

  • 25 November

    Piano Excursion

  • 25 November

    2021 Leadership Speeches

  • 23 November

    Buddy Week

  • 30 November

    KB Christmas Concert

  • 02 December

    Transition to 2020 classes

  • 03 December


  • 03 December

    Concert & Presentation Night

  • 05 December

    Graduation Dinner

  • 07 December

    KW Christmas Concert

  • 08 December

    Nativity Ass {PP) & Morning Tea for Parent Helpers

From the Principal – Term 3, Week 6

Dear Parents and Guardians

National Science Week 2020

Last week, our school celebrated National Science Week. National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. The theme of National Science Week 2020 was Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans.

At St Benedict’s a number of key events were planned throughout the week to further engage our students in the area of Science.  We invited Scitech to perform various shows focused on Chemical Science, students were invited to meet some scaly friends from the Armadale Reptile Centre, focussed daily science lessons with Mrs Noonan and the week culminated with my Weird and Wacky Science Show.  These activities generated much excitement and engaged our students in the area of Science.  Next year’s theme is Food: Different by Design and we look forward to celebrating this in 2021.

Our winners of the Optional Science Competition were

Junior Award Winners 

Senior Award Winners

A big thank you to all students who participated in the competition and these will be on display in the Undercover area on Monday


Students of the Week

This week, several of our classes have been working on Persuasive writing and producing work of a high standard.  This is part of our school approach to writing and using Brightpath as a moderating and assessment tool across our school ensuring consistency and accuracy when teaching and assessing writing.  Congratulations to our star students this week; Harper, Andre, Hunter and Samantha


Term 4 Calendar

We are currently in the process of finalising the Term 4 calendar ready for distribution prior to the end of this term.  I would like to advise the community of the following dates in advance.

12th October  Pupil Free Day

14th-16th October Year 5 Camp

23rd October Ball Games Carnival   

28th October Athletics Carnival

3rd December EduDance Concert 6pm

11th December Last day of the Year for students


MJR Award Winner


Yours sincerely
Steve Miranda

Assistant Principal News

Dear Families & Friends,

Sacraments 2020

Parents of children celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation this year are asked to attend a Parent Information Session on Tuesday, 1 September beginning at 6:30pm. This session is for parents only and will be held in the church.

Across the weekends of the 12, 19 and 26 of September students from St Benedict’s along with other children from the Parish, will be celebrating their First Holy Communion. We wish these children and their families all the best as they prepare for this special celebration. If you would like your child to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation or First Holy Communion this year and you have not yet enrolled your child please come and speak to a member of our Admin Team.


What’s On

  • Tuesday 1st September 2020
    • Year 4 Mass Parent Theology Night Reconciliation
  • 7th to 11th September 2020
    • Year Six Camp
  • Tuesday 8th September 2020
    • Year 5 Lightning Carnival

School News

Year One Blue Curriculum News

Narrative Writing in Year 1 Blue!

In Year 1 Blue we have been learning about Narratives. We have read SO many fairy tales and are enjoying learning about how to write our own interesting stories! Children are so engaged and motivated in their learning that they have begun creating their own books during Investigations using the Book Creator app along with good old-fashioned paper.  Children are then reading them to the class! Here are some of their thoughts.

Oliver- I was so excited!

William- I am proud of my story and excited to read it to my friends.

Allegra- I felt a little embarrassed but I loved my book.

Blake- I enjoyed using the Book Creator app because it is fun, and I got to take my own photos to put in the book.


Book Club News

Issue 6 of Book Club has been sent home this week. All orders must be completed by

Tuesday 8th September to ensure delivery before the holidays.

If you wish to order online, you may use the LOOP system. Please note that if you do use LOOP DO NOT send the order form to school as this will result in a doubling up of orders.

If you do not wish to order online, please send your completed order form with correct money to the class teacher by the due date.

Thank you
Mrs Noonan


Sport News

On a sunny Thursday in August, five speedy St. Benedict’s runners represented our school in the Western Australian Primary Schools Cross Country Championships.

Some would think the experience too overwhelming, with each race having between 260 and 310 competitors.  Our runners took it in their stride, managing to complete the gruelling course. 

  • Samuel represented year four finishing 21st out of 264
  • Livina represented year five girls and finished 162nd out of 309
  • William represented year five boys and finished 50th out of 266
  • Lilianna represented year 6 girls and finished 47th out of 310
  • Zac B represented year 6 boys and finished 145th out of 261


Congratulations to our runners for not only finishing and doing so well in their races, but for being brave enough to face the hundreds of other competitors on the starting line.


Lego Club

Lego Club has begun! We have had a steady number of students come to Lego Club and have begun to build some amazing creations. It has been awesome to see people working together to create masterpieces.

If anyone has any Lego that they would be happy to donate, it would be greatly received!


P&F News

Father’s Day Stall 2020

The Father’s Day Stall is on from 8.20-8.45am on Monday 31st August to Wednesday 2nd September (or while stock lasts!) in the Undercover Area. Prices from $2 – $6. Please bring cash and get in quick as gifts have been known to sell out quickly! 

Thanks, and see you there!

Year One Class Reps 

Father’s Day Breakfast and Make-up Mother’s Day event has been cancelled due to current Covid restrictions.

The Disco will be going ahead; however, it is important to note that parents are to drop off and pick up from the venue only. St Benedict’s Staff will be supervising this event.

Many thanks.

Kind regards,
P&F Exec Team

Community News

St John of God Performing Arts Scholarships

Play Cricket Carnivals


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