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Headmaster's Message

Message from the Headmaster


Welcome to St Benedict’s Preparatory School and an insight into the vibrant life within the Senior Prep School. The Senior Prep caters for boys from Grade 4 to 7 and operates on a four class structure per grade, where the maximum class size is 25. Often referred to as the ‘happy years’ by psychologists, the Preparatory School creates a place of learning, challenging engagement and personal growth in an environment that is nurturing and vibrant.  Each boy is provided with every opportunity to reach his full potential and become a fulfilled, happy individual.

Based on spiritual values and gospel principles, St Benedict’s truly offers a genuine holistic education that is boy-friendly and dynamic. We foster a healthy balance between academic, sporting and cultural activities, with strong inter-personal bonds and Christian values interwoven through all we do. We look to the future, to where our boys can have an impact; be of benefit to the community, the environment and their families. There is a sense of joy and wonder to the learning experience here, where boys daily come to discover new things about the world and themselves.  There is a niche for every boy and we believe completely in fostering relationships with boys, parents and teachers so that St Benedict’s can be a happy, thriving community.  

A summary of our vision is most accurately described as:
“The Preparatory School aims to promote and the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and creative development of each boy.”

With my very best wishes

Simon Curtis