St Benedict’s Catholic School Shaw, Official Opening
St Benedict’s Catholic School’s Blessing and Official Opening will be held today, 10am Wednesday 6th June, 2018. Senator the Honorable Ian McDonald, Scott Stewart, Member of Townsville and Townsville Catholic Education Executive Director, Jacqui Francis will officially open the school in a mid-morning ceremony. Bishop Tim Harris and Father Dave Lancini will conduct the School’s Official Blessing.
“St Benedict’s Catholic School has become a very special place in the Diocese and as this is the first new school that I have opened as Bishop of Townsville, it will always hold a very special place in my heart”, says Bishop Tim.
“The school has a very unique charism; one of calmness, prayer and especially community. In today’s modern world where families are time poor, our Catholic Schools offer families a place where each child is valued for their gifts. They are educated in a holistic way and the community play a huge role in that education”.
St Benedict’s Catholic School opened its doors to students in Kindergarten through to Year 6, at the start of the 2018 school year. School Principal, Penny Collins along with her team of staff welcomed over 100 families, and 245 enrolled students, after 12-months of building the school community.
“We are so proud of the school we have created and we look forward to continuing to get to know our students and their families and providing an innovative learning environment that nurtures personal growth and success,” says Penny.
The environmental design featured at St Benedict’s, is of special significance. This is at the heart of what St Benedict was all about and as consumers in today’s world; we all need to play special attention to protecting this very fragile environment that we live in. This school community and its students will play a huge role in the protection of that environment.