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24th April
ANZAC Day Assembly 8.45am

25th April
ANZAC Day Public Holiday

1st May
Labour Day Public Holiday

3rd May
Confirmation Information Evening



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Welcome to St Benedict's Catholic Primary School Yeppoon!

St Benedict's strives to awaken in its members a spirit of personal initiative and a disposition to care for each other, their community and society in general. We take Jesus Christ as our model and foundation, working as part of church to bring about the harmony, fulfilment and satisfaction we believe God intends for all people. It is part of the journey of discovery of all its members, providing opportunities to learn, to experience and to choose.

St Benedict's offers an academic education of the highest standard in an environment guided by Christian values. Our school will be a place where children learn by example from a committed faith community, consisting of staff, students and parents.


ANZAC DAY 25th AprilANZAC DAY 2017
This year ANZAC Day continues to recognise 100 years of service and sacrifice of the First World War. In particular, 2017 will commemorate the Centenary of the Western Front and the charge of the Light Horse during the Battle of Beersheba. Both of these campaigns are very significant in the history and legend of the ANZACs and the First World War.

ANZAC Day remembers all who have served our country in any campaign throughout history. We also give thanks for the many who have lost their lives and continue to pray for them and their families. 2017 also marks other significant events of other campaigns and the efforts of our service personnel.

  • 75th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin and the battles of the Coral Sea, Milne Bay, Midway and Kokoda.
  • 70th anniversary of Australia's peacekeepers who have served since 1947.

ANZAC Day Assembly -24th April
On Monday morning 24th April we will commemorate ANZAC Day with an assembly at 8.45am led by Year 6A. Two representatives from the Yeppoon branch of the RSL will join us for our service. A morning tea hosted by 5G will follow the assembly. All parents and friends are invited to join us for this service.

ANZAC Day March and Commemorative Service - 25th April
St Benedict's will once again participate in the ANZAC Day March. All students from Prep to Year 6 are invited and encouraged to join the staff and march as representatives of the school in the ANZAC Day march and commemorative service.

Each year we have a good representation of students marching and we hope this continues in 2017. Students are asked to assemble in full school uniform, including hat and St Benedict's socks, at the old railway station on Tuesday morning 25th April at 8:30am for a 9:00am start. From here, we will march as a school to the cenotaph for the ANZAC Day service. All students should apply sunscreen before they arrive and everyone is encouraged to bring a small water bottle.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will begin in week 3 of this term. Children who are wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation will be required to attend an information evening with their parents on Wednesday 3 May at 5:30pm, Sacred Heart Church, Yeppoon. Children who are in Year 4 or above, have been baptised and received the Sacrament of Reconciliation, are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Please note there is a change this year to the information evening. There will be one evening only offered and the starting time is 5.30pm to allow time for paperwork to be collected. A letter outlining further details and an enrolment package will be sent home with students onFriday 21 April. If you do not receive this information regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation or if you have any questions please contact Julie McLaughlin on 4930 2744 or the Parish Office on 4933 6171.

Thanks once again to all our families for their generous support of our CARITAS fundraising. Through our efforts, we were able to donate $1200 to CARITAS Australia enabling them to continue their fabulous work here and overseas with people who are far less fortunate than we are.

Our School has our own Skoolbag iPhone and Android App to help us communicate more effectively with our Parent/Student community. We are asking parents/students to install our Skoolbag School App. To install it, just search for our school name St Benedict's Catholic Primary School Yeppoon in either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

For Windows users search for Skoolbag in the Windows Store and install the app and then find your school. Please note it must be a Windows 8.1 or 10 device.

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