St Benedict's College, Randalstown

Molly McKenna Trampoline Success

Year 8 student, Molly McKenna, began the 2019 Trampoline Season in terrific fashion by winning a Silver Medal at the Spring Series Meeting. Not only was this an amazing achievement but Molly now qualifies for the British Championships in September, where a good performance could see her progress to the World Championships in Tokyo. Congratulations Molly and as always we are extremely proud of you!

Amazing Brains Parent Power Workshop

At St Benedict’s College we are very aware of the need to build the capacity of parents to help their children when it comes to homework, study and exams. Research clearly shows a positive link between parental engagement and a child’s success at school. It was with this in mind, that we organised the delivery of a Year 11 “Parent Power Workshop” through AMAZING BRAINS. 23 parents attended the practical, activity based workshop held in the school. All were extremely positive in their evaluation of the programme. They left feeling empowered, armed with a range of strategies to help and support their children as they prepare for their forthcoming exams.


Year 9 pupils thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Smashed’ Alcohol Awareness Production performed in school on the 5th April. The event was supported by Diageo and attended by local Councillors and M.L.A’s. Claire Hutchinson, Diageo Linda Clarke Cllr (DUP) Trevor Clarke M.L.A. (DUP) John Blair M.L.A (Alliance) Mark Cully PSNI Gerry McWilliams PSNI Glenn Finlay (Dylan’s Father) It was a privilege to host the event and we hope that the theatre company will return to school next year to deliver their very important health and safety messages.


Well done to the U 14 Camogie Team who qualified for the Ulster College’s Semi-Final. It wasn’t to be their day but they put in a fantastic squad performance and we commend them. We look forward to the next round and wish them continued success.


Congratulations to our Year 11 pupils Cahir Donnelly, Connor Hastings and Shane Hinfey who recently represented County Antrim against Tyrone as part of the U15 Football Team. All three boys started the game and did us proud. They are a great example to others in the school who have aspirations to compete in sport at the highest level.


We are delighted to announce that our Year 8 student, Molly McKenna , an International Trampolinist, has been awarded a coveted bursary from the Mary Peter’s Trust. Molly was chosen from hundreds of athletes to receive the Award. It will enable her to compete in Elite Competitions across the world this season. Well done Molly, we continue to be so proud of you.


Mark Cully, the PSNI School’s Liaison Officer, visited the College on Tuesday 9th April to speak to our Year 11 students about the negative effects that drugs and alcohol can have on everyday life. He highlighted the detrimental impact that they can have on one’s health, career prospects and general happiness. He went on to share strategies that would empower the students to make wise decisions and stay safe from drug and alcohol abuse. St Benedict’s College would like to thank PC Cully for visiting the school, sharing his knowledge and offering his valuable advice to both students and staff.


More used to the sounds of bells, chatter and the hustle and bustle of school life, St Benedict’s College was filled with a different type of sound last Friday night. Guests who attended the UPLIFT SHOWCASE were treated to a simply splendid evening of music , singing and dance, performed by our own Year 8 pupils and pupils from two of our local Primary Schools, Mount St Michael’s and St Comgall’s. Everyone had a fantastic evening. It was the perfect opportunity for parents and families to witness and celebrate the splendid work their children had been engaged in during the 10 week project.

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5 Craigstown Rd
BT41 2AF

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