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Vision Statement

"St Benedict's School, following Christ's example, is a nurturing community committed to developing the potential of all."

St Benedict's Catholic Primary School, adjacent to St Benedict's Church in Alness St, Ardross, is a Catholic co-educational double stream school from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Contact: the School Secretary on 6217 3500.


Being a parish school, the history of St Benedict's is closely tied with that of its Church. The school was opened on 2 February 1953 with about 50 children in attendance.

Sr Mary Angela from the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions Order was the first Principal, a position which she held until 1961. In 1974 the first lay Principal, Mr Leo Schaper was appointed and so a new era began. In 2014, we welcomed our new Principal, Mr Darren McDonald, from Carnarvon.

St Benedict's has grown to an enrolment of approximately 240 children from Kindergarten to Yr 6. The school boasts excellent facilities which allow the talented and dedicated staff to assist the children to develop their full potential.


The School strives to:

  • Acknowledge, appreciate and respond to the uniqueness of each person
  • Prepare the student to approach life with confidence and optimism
  • Support the development of knowledge and understanding of what the Catholic Church teaches so that our community members reflect God in their daily lives
  • Provide a positive and supportive environment for the students to grow as confident and independent learners; spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally, artistically and socially
  • Encourage open communication between all members of the school and parish community
  • Create an atmosphere which promotes dignity and respect for all and values each member's contributions

School Board

The School Board's role is to plan for the present and future operation of the school and to advise the School Principal with respect to school policy that has any financial implication.

The School Board Annual General Meeting is held in November and parents and parishioners are invited to nominate for the elected positions.

Contact: the School Secretary on 6217 3500.

Parents and Friends Association

The P & F Association plays an important role in the life of the school. It organises social events for the school community and raises funds for school resources.

The Annual General Meeting is held in November each year and committee meetings are held each month.

For further information please contact the School Secretary on 6217 3500.

New Applications

Please contact the School office for available of positions.