Junior Preparatory |
St Benedict’s was founded in 1958 by the Missionary Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the reason for the existence of the School is thus grounded in the gospels. As a Catholic school, we continue to be concerned with the religious formation of our boys and seek in all our pursuits and activities to give full implementation to this aim.
St Benedict's is therefore in every sense a Catholic School and it is the Catholic Faith that is taught throughout.
St Benedict’s College strives to be a place of integral education of the human person to all who share its educational undertaking of which Christ is the foundation. Its primary goal is to develop a consciousness of God as a reality in human experience, of His presence in the midst of the world, and a sense of personal relationship with Him.
Our vision for our learners is for them to be fully human persons. We believe in the inherent goodness of all people, tempered with an undertaking that every person is a “work in progress” and remains so this side of eternity. Our boys are guided and assisted in cultivating an understanding of the dignity and worthiness of others and to see the face of God in all men and women. They are educated to cherish, value, and defend their own and all life, and challenge all forms of fatalism and indifference in society. We are committed to the needs of the “new poor”….those learners who do not know the beauty of faith, who by living in situations of material abundance but spiritual poverty, are slaves to the new dehumanising idols of society.
Christian principles and moral values are taught not only through Religious Education classes and the R.E. and Liturgical programmes, but throughout the academic curriculum in the classroom and on the sports fields. The staff of the College contributes in practical ways, so that all may discover the meaning of sound Christian values, in thought, word and deed. Our goal is that our boys may become a generation of adults who have hope in themselves, hope in Christ and hope in the promise of fullness of life.
Religion plays a prominent role in the life of the School. Not only are there daily prayers and regular religion classes, but also class and school masses. It is a condition of a pupil’s admission - whether he is Catholic or not - that he participate fully in the religious life of the School.
Combined with the guidance of their parents and parish priest, we strive to make our boys well-rounded, spiritual Catholics. With this knowledge they are called to share their love for each other by living out their faith through their daily life.
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