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Religion at St Benedict's

St Benedict's is in every sense a Catholic School and it is the Catholic Faith that is taught throughout. Christian principles and moral values are inculcated not only through Religious Education classes and the R.E. and Liturgical programmes, but also throughout the academic curriculum in the classroom and in the extracurricular life of the school.

A Catholic School for Boys

We believe that the Catholic School's task is fundamentally a synthesis of culture and faith, and a synthesis of faith and life - the first is reached by integrating all the different aspects of human knowledge through all that is taught in the light of the Gospel the second in the growth of the virtues characteristic of the Christian, in prayer,in worship and in relationships with other people.

A Christ-centred education

Catholic education is Christ-centred, person-centred and inclusive. It is rooted in the Gospel values of respect for life, love, solidarity, truth and justice; it aims to harmonise faith and culture, build a better society and pursue the common good.

The person and message of Christ

The person and message of Christ find expression at St Benedict’s in:

  • Faith, service, prayer and worship;
  • The development of each person’s full potential in a climate of joy, freedom, respect, challenge, co-operation and celebration;
  • The holistic enrichment of each boy’s life;
  • The promotion of a spirit of charity, social justice, global awareness and concern for others leading to practical outreach and community service;
  • A culture of tolerance where people of diverse identities are recognised, welcomed, respected and cherished;
  • Listening, mutual understanding, trust, reconciliation, healing and peace;
  • The preparation of pupils to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives which will contribute to the Common Good.

Our goal

The staff of the College contribute 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.


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