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At St Benedict’s we believe that some learning is best done with a hands on inquiry based approach where students are engaged in projects. The ‘e’ in eProjects stands for Environment, Engagement and Educational, While we still develop our learning experiences based on the expectations of the Australian Curriculum, we use the eProjects concept to draw on certain aspects of some subjects together to create a deeper more enriched learning experience. Typically, this can be called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or STREAM (which adds Reading or Religion and the Arts) but we have preferred to develop our own name so we can be more flexible and maintain the integrity of subject areas. Specifically we have applied concepts from the Australian Curriculum that promote learning about Stewardship, Sustainability and Creation (from Religion Curriculum) to at least one long year level project per grade. Different year levels draw on different subject areas for their projects.
St Benedict’s School is World Leading with a 6 Green Star rating
What is Green Star all about?
Green Star is an internationally recognised rating system for building sustainable buildings.
St Benedict’s achieved a 6 Green Star Rating with the Stage 1 build in the Design & As Built v1.2 rating (which is a holistic rating tool for the design and construction of any new buildings).
Green Star – Design & As Built assesses the sustainability attributes of a building through the following categories:
- Indoor environment quality
- Land use and ecology
- Emissions and
Stewardship- care for our common home
St Benedict’s Catholic School takes pride in providing opportunities for our school community to learn about and to engage with the environment. We experience the presence of God in every moment and beauty in our relationship with all of Creation and therefore we contribute to the protection of our common home.
“I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.– Pope Francis, LS:14