Veritas in Caritate (Truth through Caring)
"Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ"
To develop St Benedict’s as a distinctly Catholic school where there is caring and the pursuit of Truth and Love which guides boys to an ever-increasing appreciation of their ability to think, act, play and reflect; and a ever-deepening understanding that these gifts should always be directed towards the service of the world; its people and building the kingdom of God on earth.
School Mission Statement
St Benedict's strives to light the way to an:
- Understanding that we are blessed and fallible beings who are precious in the eyes of God and loved without condition;
- Understanding that each boy is a work in progress and that through God’s grace has the potential to become Christ-like;
- Understanding that, in and through Jesus, we may encounter the real and loving presence of God;
- Understanding that as unique and independent human beings we have the greatest chance of reaching our full potential in a God-centred community;
- Understanding that justice and peace are achieved when living in right relationship with God, in solidarity with others and in harmony with creation
- Understanding that universal inclusivity demands that we reach out and care for all who experience impoverishment of any kind or circumstance.
It is our desire that the young men who grow in our care will display:
- Spiritual maturity sufficient to contemplate a divine call to God’s service and Christian life and to lead at some level in their church;
- Moral maturity sufficient to lead as an example of righteousness, to understand what is really important; to demonstrate courage under fire; to make responsible decisions and to be men of integrity
- Personal maturity sufficient to marry and fulfil God’s purposes in responsible relationships as a husband and father
- Academic maturity sufficient to study; be a lifelong learner and communicate and articulate as a man
- Social maturity sufficient to understand and respect others and to make a real contribution to society
- Economic maturity sufficient to hold an adult job and handle money
- Physical maturity sufficient to work, play and protect a family