St Benedict's College, Randalstown


St. Benedict’s is committed to ensuring that all of our students are happy, safe and successful from their arrival in the College in Year 8 to their departure in Year 12. We recognise the need to effectively guide and support our youngest students as they make the transition from primary to post primary school to ensure that the transition process is a positive experience for all.


  • In June our Head of Year 8 and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) visit our feeder primary schools. They meet P7 teachers who provide us with a profile of our transferring students.

  • Year 8 students and their parents are invited to an Induction Meeting with a member of our Year 8 Pastoral Team. This meeting is an opportunity for pastoral and academic information to be shared. Students with additional needs are invited to meet the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

  • A Welcome Booklet, containing key information about the school, is provided to students and parents at this meeting.

  • An Induction Day is held at the end of August to enable new students to meet and get to know their Form Tutors as well as the layout of the school and daily routines.

  • An Induction Programme is developed and delivered to all Year 8 students in August/September.

  • Our Year 8 Pastoral Team are highly skilled and experienced in dealing with the challenges of transition.

  • Year 8 Mass of Welcome


  • School Ramble


  •  Little Minds Workshop


  • Young Enterprise Workshop


  • Shared Education - LLW Programme


  • Christmas Pantomime


  • Year 8 Retreat (Clonard)


  • Rewards Trips – Bowling, Cinema, Portrush

The first year is a busy and exciting time for Year 8 students.


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Get in touch

St Benedict's College
5 Craigstown Rd
BT41 2AF

T: 028944 72411
F: 028944 73372
E: info@stbenedicts.randalstown.ni.sch.uk

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