We have had a busy week at St Benedict’s. On Friday our Year 5 and 6 students concluded their interschool sport for the term. St Benedict’s students enjoyed the chance to play with and meet students from other Capricorn Coast schools as they participated in soccer, touch football and t-ball. Congratulations to all the students that participated throughout the term.
Thank you to the P and F for organising Paul and Annette Connolly from Little Fish Swim school who presented a very informative session regarding the importance of young children learning to swim. They also discussed the wide range of health, social and learning benefits for children who participate in a learn to swim program with qualified swim teachers. There are flyers in the office if anyone would like more information about Little Fish Swim School.
On Tuesday we were fortunate to have the NRL trophy visit our school. Students were excited to have this opportunity due to the NRL competition being played in Queensland this year. We learnt about the people represented on the trophy and how players from opposite teams can still be friends. Tyson White, the Game Development Officer for Rockhampton told us about its history and answered some of the students’ questions
regarding the famous trophy. Every student was given the opportunity to have a closer look as they made their way past the stage.
Our Year 6 touch team participated in the Catholic Schools Touch Challenge in Rockhampton on Wednesday, playing for the Tony Novak Memorial shield. Our team finished fifth, winning their grand final against St Joseph’s School, Wandal. We thank Mrs Paula Osborne for coaching the team. Thank you also to Mr Simon Warren and St Mary’s North Rockhampton for organising the carnival.
We begin our school holiday break on Friday 17th September. We hope our families enjoy a great holiday and look forward to welcoming everyone back for Term 4 on Tuesday 5 October, with Monday 4 October designated as the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday.
TWILIGHT MARKETS - NOVEMBER 5TH
Planning is well underway for our Twilight Markets. These markets are not just our major fundraiser but also a fantastic community event for all families and friends of St Benedict’s. Our P&F Association as well as all teaching staff need support from our parent community to organise and run the markets. Without the support of our parents we cannot hold this event. Please put your name down at the office if you can assist..
If you have a child who may be starting Prep in 2023 or 2024 can you please email the office for our future planning.