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, Ōhāriu Parish. The St Benedict’s Church and Ōhāriu 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 just over 300 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 well-resourced library, two special withdrawal learning areas, along with a Reading Recovery Unit, a modern Administration Block and welcoming bathrooms for our students and staff. Our classrooms are bright, functional and welcoming, most are newly carpeted.
There is a variety of IT equipment in every classroom with a range of iPads, Chromebooks, ACERS, cameras and desktops all of which connect to our high-speed wireless network.
Our playground makes full use of every centimetre of available space. Along with a large court and a top field where many students enjoy friendships and games, we also lay claim to: a junior playground, a gardening area, a skink farm area, a reflective corner, a hillside of walking areas and slides, and an area of rope challenges (known as the Senior Adventure Playground).
On top of an active PE programme, 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 during one one of the winter terms.
Throughout the year, our students participate in a range of academic, arts-based, musical and sporting competitions across local and Wellington-based schools; traditionally we’ve tended to excel during these occasions.