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Randalstown,
Antrim, 
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St Benedict’s College Puts Their Year 12 Pupils through a Rigorous 4-Stage Assessment Centre

The selection process for new employees has changed dramatically over the past number of years. For many companies the old process of filling in an application and getting an interview has been replaced by multi-stage Assessment Centres that can last a full day or even several days. To prepare their pupils for such important events, St Benedict’s College partnered with educational consultants, Eye4education, to run a day long Assessment Centre with Year 12 pupils on Monday 11th February 2019. Pupils were put through 4 rigorous stages: Stage 1 – Application; Stage 2 – Aptitude Tests; Stage 3 – Group Assessment (where they were observed working as a team to complete tasks) and finally Stage 4

E SAFETY ASSEMBLY

On Friday 8th February, our Year 8 students took part in an interactive E Safety Assembly, led by their Head of Year, Miss Woods. As Technology is playing an ever increasing part in the lives of our students, we believe it is the duty of the College to ensure that children are enabled to use their devices in a safe and responsible manner. Assemblies such as this one, also ensure that our students have the knowledge to protect themselves from inappropriate and risky on line activities.

Shared Education

On the 30th January, our Year 9 students had great fun meeting and working with pupils from Antrim Grammar and Parkhall Integrated College as part of their Shared Education Signature Project. This project allows students to learn about the importance of identity, and encourages expression of hopes and fears in order to develop a better future. A huge thank you to all who participated and to our Year 12 mentors who helped staff manage the groups and ensured the day was a great success.

Catholic Schools Week 2019

To mark the end of Catholic Schools Week, our Year 12 students attended a retreat in Clonard Monastery, Belfast. They were accompanied by our staff and our School Chaplain, Fr. O’Reilly. Clonard is a place of welcome and sanctuary, devotion and prayer. Young people are especially welcomed and supported at Clonard through the work of their dedicated Youth Ministry Team. Our students reported that they really enjoyed the retreat experience which gave them a unique opportunity to reflect on and renew their faith in a safe and peaceful haven.

Celebration Of Achievement

On Wednesday 30th January, St Benedict’s held a celebration dinner to mark our Senior Footballers’ remarkable victory in the U16 Ulster Corn Cuchullain Championship. The players, their families, staff and governors enjoyed a tasty supper before retiring to the Assembly Hall where they met our Special Guest, Tyrone Footballer and current GAA All Star, Padraig Hampsey. Padraig then engaged in a Q and A session hosted by St Benedict’s coach and Tyrone star Kieran McGeary. After a lively and insightful discussion the players were then presented with their medals, a commemorative framed photo and an embroidered jersey to ensure their achievement will live long in their memory. Congratulations to

Trocaire

On Friday 1st February as part of Catholics School Week, Trocaire visited the College to launch their annual Lenten campaign. Clare from Trocaire addressed our Year 8 students at Assembly. She outlined their aim, which is to deliver humanitarian aid to one million people this year. She shared many success stories about the people Trocaire support and highlighted their dignity, bravery and resilience. We look forward to lots of fundraising activities in the weeks ahead.