Like all good schools our best advocates and exponents are our
students. They will assure you that our College is a school where
everyone is included and valued, where standards and
expectations of all are high and where everyone is afforded
opportunities to achieve and enjoy success.
St. Benedict’s College is determined to grow in size and status. As
we do so, we will continue to ensure that every student in our care
is happy, safe and successful. We also remain committed to
delivering high quality Catholic Education to the young people in
our local parishes and community.
I hope you will be encouraged by what you already know about
the College and by what you will learn from the prospectus and
promotional materials that will be released in due course.
Obviously this is a year when traditional open nights can-not
happen but despite this we remain available to you as you make
key decisions for your child. If you have any questions about the
College, who we are and what we do, please do not hesitate to
contact me. I will look forward to hearing from you and to
welcoming you to St. Benedict’s College soon.
Catriona McAteer, Principal
“I couldn't be happier to be part of the Student Leadership Team
in St. Benedict’s. I am so proud to be able to say I am Head
Boy. It is an honour to represent all the students in the school
and to work alongside Mrs McAteer. I believe that St.
Benedict's is a caring school, that wants the best for all its
students. My time at St. Benedict’s has been a great experience.
Teachers have a really positive attitude to everything they do.
They have taught me to believe in myself and that I can do
whatever I want if I put my mind to it and work hard. Younger
ones might ask what are the best subjects in school, I would tell
them that all the subjects are fun and that they will have a great
experience in all of their classrooms. When it came to making
my GCSE choices, I chose Construction, I.T and Double Award
Science. I’m so glad I did as the teachers are exceptionally
helpful and understanding. I hope to do well in my GCSEs and
to move on to the NRC to study Motor Vehicle Studies as
I would like to be a mechanic.
I love my school and I know anyone who chooses to come to it
will love it too..”
Michael McLaverty - Head Boy
“I won’t like secondary school”, my words, the words that made
me fear the future. You see, little did I know that transferring to
St. Benedict’s College would change my whole
perspective and outlook on life. Little did I know the genuine
happiness that I would experience from the moment I set foot in
this school. You might be wondering, what’s so different about
St. Benedict’s? Well, I have the answer. St. Benedict’s doesn’t
strive for perfection or try to create walking, talking robots but
as a school it strives to create happy, safe and successful
Over the past five years at this school, I have come to
understand many things including responsibility and the
importance of commitment and hard work. Being here has
taught me resilience and given me the determination I need to
succeed. I participated in the StudentCouncil, it played a
massive part in building my self-confidence. My experiences in
school gave me the confidence to apply for and secure the
position of Head Girl, the highlight of my school career to date.
The support from all the teachers over the years has been
immense and I genuinely don’t know what I would have done
without school at times. We can’t forget our Principal, Mrs
McAteer, who goes above and beyond to care for and support
every single one of the students within her school. I will forever
be grateful for the help and support I have received
from all the staff over the years. It is something I will always
By coming to this school, you’ll soon understand the
importance of positivity, experience true happiness and be sure
Katie Robinson - Head Girl
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