Enrolment

 

Welcome to St. Benedict’s school Burwood.

We have outlined below some information about our school.

At the begining of 2017 we have 128 students enrolled

We have seven classes in total including a Prep/One class.

Specialist teachers or programs

  • Music/drama (Prep to Yr.2)
  • Instrumental Music (Yr.3 to Yr.6)
  • Physical Education (Prep to Yr.6)
  • Art lessons (Prep to Yr.6)
  • Library lessons(Prep to Yr.6)
  • Italian lessons (Yr.3 to Yr.6)
  • Reading Recovery teacher
  • Literacy coordinator
  • Maths intervention teacher
  • ERIK (Early Reading Intervention Knowledge)

After care program 3.15pm to 6pm each day

Our After Care Program is provided by Extend OSHC and operates in our school hall. Parents need to enroll their child into the program and can book a place by calling 94277311 or 1300366437

Recent additions to our school include:

  • Three new classrooms and a refurbished hall
  • Refurbished library and technology centre
  • Interactive whiteboards in all classes
  • Synthetic turf on asphalt area
  • new playground equipment
  • Ipads and Tablet devices

Other Points

  • Dedicated, caring and professional staff
  • Religious Education program focusing on Catholic teachings, Christian ethos and Pastoral care
  • Excellent literacy approach –targeting children in Prep- Yr.2. Literacy Assessment Project(Yr.3 –Yr.6)
  • An emphasis on the partnership between home and school
  • Computers/netbooks in each classroom and in the Technology centre
  • Camp and swimming programs
  • New administration area
  • Numeracy Initiative
  • Maths and Art clubs
  • Private tennis lessons available before school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Parent involvement is most welcome e.g. education board, parents and friends association, classroom assistance

Supporting new students
At St. Benedict’s we provide many opportunities for new families to get to know our school community. Some of these are:
1) Class information evenings early in the year
2) A Prep dinner where previous prep parents provide the meal and information is shared to help your child with transition to school
3) A buddy program where a year 6 student pairs with a prep child and guides them with support especially in the first term.

Please feel free to visit or contact our school at any time.