St. Benedict’s College was founded by the Down and Connor Diocesan Trustees in 2006, through the amalgamation of St Olcan’s High School and St Malachy’s High School. St Benedict’s College is a wellestablished and successful 11-16 Catholic, all ability, co-educational college that mainly serves families from the parishes of Antrim Duneane and Randalstown.
The Cross represents the High Cross of St Olcan, associated with Cranfield and the former patron of St Olcan’s High School; The Bell represents the monastic life of St Malachy, the former patron of St Malachy’s High School, and St Benedict, our patron The Book represents the Bible, the Word of God and a symbol of Learning. The design which encloses the three symbols is deeply rooted in Celtic Tradition and represents the Trinity and Eternity.
Our motto is 'Guigh agus Foghlaim - Pray and Learn'
The motto of St Benedict was ‘Orare et Labore’ - ‘ToWork and to Pray’. This was adapted to create the school motto ‘Guigh agus foghlaim’ - ‘Pray and Learn’, to reflect our Catholic ethos, our aims and our Irish identity. For students in St Benedict’s their ‘Work’ is ‘to Pray and Learn’
College Mission Statement
St. Benedict’s College, in partnership with home and the community, will provide a safe learning environment to promote the Christian values and social and emotional development of our young people, enabling them to meet the challenges of a changing world.
College Prayer – St Benedict’s Prayer
O Gracious and Holy Father,
give us wisdom to perceive you,
intelligence to understand you,
diligence to seek you,
patience to wait for you,
eyes to behold you,
a heart to meditate on you,
and a life to proclaim you;
through the power of the
Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord,