St Benedict’s School is a State Integrated Catholic School, established in 1952 in the suburb of Khandallah by the Brigidine Sisters. We are a Parish School attached to the St Francis of Assisi, Ohariu Parish. The St Benedict’s Church Parish Priest is part of our school community.
We cater for boys and girls from Year 1 to Year 8 and currently have a roll of 290 students. We have a progressive and high-achieving Intermediate Syndicate, a busy, enthusiastic and flourishing Middle Syndicate and a caring, well-established and energetic Junior Syndicate.
Our school has 13 classrooms, a large multi-purpose library, two special withdrawal learning areas including a Reading Recovery Unit and a modern Administration Block. Our classrooms are bright, functional and welcoming.
There is a variety of IT equipment in every classroom with a range of iPads, Chromebooks, ACERS, cameras and desktops which all connect to our wireless network.
Our playground makes full use of every centimetre of available space. There are two large courts, a gardening area, a reflective corner, a grassed area, a hillside of walking areas and slides, and an area of rope challenges (known as the Adventure Playground).
Our sports programme for the students is often conducted at Nairnville Recreation Centre and Park, a short walking distance from the school.
All students participate in our Swimming Programme, which is conducted at either Keith Spry Pool, Johnsonville or Easy Swim in Khandallah either in the first or fourth terms.
Throughout the year, our students participate in a range of academic, arts-based and sporting competitions across local and Wellington-based schools; traditionally we’ve tended to excel during these occasions.