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School Closed
Wed Feb 28th 2018

St Benedict''s High School is closed today (Wednesday 28 February).  Please follow @RenCouncilNews on Twitter for updates or consult the council website. http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/


All schools and nurseries in Renfrewshire are closed today (Wed 28 Feb) due to the severe overnight weather.

Please avoid travel where possible.

We will update parents immediately via text message and provide updates via social media when a decision has been made regarding the opening of schools and nurseries tomorrow (Thu 29 Feb).


This is a busy time for pupils in S4/5/6 preparing for SQA Examinations.  They can access past papers via the SQA website https://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/findpastpaper.htm .  In addition they will have access to other resources issued by teachers and may find further work on Show My Homework.  It would be wise for them to take advantage of this time to revise.




Head Teacher Update Week 6

Mon Sep 21st 2020

Important information from Mr Taylor.

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Show My Homework

Fri Sep 18th 2020

Please see attached letter issued to S1 pupils along with parent code for Show My Homework.


Show My Homework Letter

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S1 Numeracy Newsletter

Thu Sep 17th 2020

Please see attached link for S1 Numeracy Information.


https://sway.office.com/lrT0CX1achScZEMV?ref=Link


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Head Teacher Update Week 5

Mon Sep 14th 2020

Important information from Mr Taylor.

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Health and Wellbeing Support

Tue Sep 8th 2020

Please see attached link for Health and Wellbeing Support for Parents


https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/re/renfrewshirehwb/parents/


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Head Teacher Update Week 4

Mon Sep 7th 2020

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Head Teacher Update Week 3

Mon Aug 31st 2020

Important information from Mr Taylor.

Parent Update 3 COVID

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Head Teacher Update Week 2

Mon Aug 24th 2020

Important information from Mr Taylor.

Parent Update 2 ...
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Head Teacher Update Week 1

Mon Aug 17th 2020
Important information from Mr Taylor.

Parent Update 1 COVID

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Welcome back!

Wed Aug 12th 2020
Please click here to download the short booklet on 'What to expect for term one of the academic year 2020/21'. ...
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Update

Thu Aug 6th 2020


Dear Parent/Carer

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our young people back to St Benedict’s High School.  As we prepare to begin our new session, I would like to ...
[Read more]



Update

Mon Jul 27th 2020

Dear Parents /Carers

As we move closer to the end of the summer holiday, I am writing to provide you with a brief update.

As you will be aware, it is likely ...
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Update for Parents/Carers

Wed Jun 24th 2020

Dear Parent / Carer

You will be aware of the statement made in parliament yesterday by the Deputy First Minister that the intention is for children to return to school in ...
[Read more]



Update

Wed Jun 24th 2020

Scot Gov announcement of full-time education from August: a message to parents and carers

www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/latestupdate23June

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Arrangements for pupil return in August

Mon Jun 22nd 2020

Click here for the letter to parents of pupils in Group A.

Click here for the letter to parents of pupils in Group B.


Mr Taylor will be in further ...
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Update for Parents/Carers

Fri Jun 12th 2020

Dear Parent / Carer

Thank you for your continued patience and support which is allowing our early years centres, schools and central teams to work towards the delivery of a blended ...
[Read more]





Survey for Parents/Carers

Tue Jun 9th 2020

Your responses will help to inform our planning as we look to reopen our schools with a blended approach to learning in line with Scottish Government advice.

The survey will remain ...
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Letter to Parents/Carers

Thu Jun 4th 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

The past few months have been unprecedented and very challenging and I am immensely grateful to all parents and carers across Renfrewshire for your patience and understanding during this ...
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Parent and carer survey response

Mon Jun 1st 2020

Earlier this month, Renfrewshire Council asked parents and carers to submit their questions on schools and nurseries. Thank you to everyone who took part, there was a phenomenal response with ...
[Read more]



Route Map for Re-opening Schools

Tue May 26th 2020
Scottish Government has set out the route map for schools and nurseries to reopen for children and young people across Scotland. You can read a statement from Director of Children’s ...
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Web Links for Parents/Carers

Tue May 26th 2020
Click here to view a collated list of useful website links to various resources/information for parents/carers. ...
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Mental Health Week

Wed May 20th 2020

Dear Pupils

This week is Mental Health Week and the focus is on the power and the potential of “Kindness”. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and it is something ...
[Read more]



Update

Wed May 20th 2020

Dear Parents and Staff

As we move forward towards the May long weekend, I would like once again, to thank you both for your ongoing efforts and encouragement which are ensuring ...
[Read more]



Lifelink Counselling

Mon May 11th 2020

Lifelink School counselling is still available to Young People who would like to talk about their mental health throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.  We know we can’t see you face to ...
[Read more]





Five Ways to Wellbeing

Thu May 7th 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

You might be feeling worried about your child during the coronavirus outbreak and want to know more about how to help look after their wellbeing and mental health.

We will ...
[Read more]



Numeracy Tasks

Tue May 5th 2020

We have published some additional resources for pupils who are struggling with any set maths work. This should also help pupils who are struggling with access to Show My Homework ...
[Read more]



Update

Wed Apr 29th 2020

Dear Parents
 
I hope you and your families are continuing to be well at this difficult time. As a school, we are continuing to develop our online learning approaches. I am ...
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Update

Tue Apr 21st 2020

Dear Parent & Pupils

Welcome back after the Easter break everyone. School has now resumed.

Pupils : It is important for you to continue with your education and I urge you all ...
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SQA Update for Parents

Tue Apr 21st 2020

Please see below link for updated information from SQA:


https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/93825.html


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SQA Update

Tue Apr 14th 2020

Please see link below for latest information from SQA:

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/93800.html

...
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Update

Fri Apr 3rd 2020

SQA Awards

Dear Parent / Carer

You are now aware that the exam diet for this year has been cancelled. This has, understandably, brought a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety for ...
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SQA Updated Statement

Fri Apr 3rd 2020

SQA Update – 2 April 2020


Today the SQA have released an updated statement and ...
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Update

Thu Apr 2nd 2020

Dear Parent

I am writing to provide an update regarding arrangements and provision as we move forward during these unprecedented times.

Ensuring that we are continuing to offer the highest levels of ...
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S3-S6 Option Forms 2020-21

Fri Mar 27th 2020
Click to download:

S3 Options Form 20-21

S4 Options Form 20-21

S5 Optons Form 20-21

S6 Optons Form 20-21

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Digital Learning Support

Thu Mar 26th 2020

We will continue to update this page and the pupil bulletin with support for pupils to engage with digital learning.

Microsoft Teams: You can download a help guide by ...
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Message from Lifelink School Counselling

Tue Mar 24th 2020

Lifelink School Counselling is available to young people aged 12 to 18 who attend schools in Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire or Glasgow.

Due to school the current challenging times where, social distancing ...
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Update for Emergency Childcare Arrangements

Tue Mar 24th 2020

Dear Parent or Carer,

Over the weekend, guidelines have changed significantly including the announcement that all S4-S6 pupils should remain at home. This now means that all children and young people ...
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Info for Parents/Carers of pupils in S4-6

Mon Mar 23rd 2020

Dear Parent or Carer of a child in S4-S6

Over the weekend, guidelines have changed significantly including the announcement that all S4-S6 pupils should remain at home. This now means that ...
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School Closure Update (S4-S6)

Sun Mar 22nd 2020

Following the statement by the First Minister today, we are currently asking all S4-S6 pupils not to attend school. The health and wellbeing of our communities, our pupils and our ...
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School Closure Update - Key Workers

Fri Mar 20th 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

You will be aware of the announcement to close schools this Friday. We are very conscious of the impact this will undoubtedly have on families.  We want to do ...
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School Closure and SQA Update

Fri Mar 20th 2020

Dear Parent 

I am writing to outline key arrangements in light of yesterday’s announcement by the Scottish Government.

All schools are to close by Friday 20th March and this year’s SQA ...
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Statement from SQA

Thu Mar 19th 2020

This is an unprecedented situation, and the closure of schools for an extended period will affect almost every family across Scotland.

The Scottish Qualifications Authority has recently been working through a ...
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Digital Learning Support

Thu Mar 19th 2020

We will continue to update this page and the pupil bulletin with support for pupils to engage with digital learning.

Microsoft Teams: You can download a help guide by ...
[Read more]



Coronavirus – national school closure

Wed Mar 18th 2020

The Scottish Government has announced schools across Scotland will close after Friday.

We are working with them to ensure continued support for young people preparing for exams and families affected. ...
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Digital Learning

Wed Mar 18th 2020

All St Benedict’s young people have access to learning materials at home via GLOW, through their glow username and password.

https://glow.rmunify.com/


Every department has set up Microsoft team or Google classroom ...
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COVID Update

Tue Mar 17th 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

In light of the move to the delay phase of managing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK, the Council continues to meet regularly and plan for the impact ...
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Coronavirus – information for parents and carers

Fri Mar 13th 2020

The government has announced that the response to coronavirus is moving from ‘Contain’ to ‘Delay’. The advice right now is that schools and nurseries will remain open.

We are continuing to ...
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Coronavirus

Thu Mar 5th 2020

Dear Parent / Carer

You may be aware of ongoing media coverage of the impacts of the Coronavirus or COVID-19. 

The school and Council are continuing to monitor the situation and keep ...
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Supported Study Update

Sun Feb 2nd 2020

Our block of Supported Study sessions will run from Monday 3rd February until the Easter holidays. Students should sign up through the Supported Study button on the website. ...
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Winter Newsletter

Mon Jan 27th 2020
Check out our Winter newsletter by clicking here. ...
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S2 Information Evening

Thu Jan 9th 2020
There will be an information evening for parents/carers of pupils in S2 on Thursday 16th Jan at 7pm. The main focus is to provide information regarding the S2 Options Programme. ...
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Foodbank Drive

Wed Dec 11th 2019
St Benedict's High is involved in a foodbank drive this Christmas to support the many people who are in need over the festive season. The list below includes the items ...
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Prelim Exam Timetable

Wed Dec 11th 2019

The main diet of prelim examinations for pupils in S4-S6 begins on Monday 13 January.


Click here to view the prelim exam timetable.

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International Computing Science Week

Sun Dec 8th 2019
International Computing Science Week is running from 9-15 December.  

Parents and pupils can join the fun by creating the famous Flappy Bird game in under 60 minutes with an [Read more]


Additional Support Needs (ASN) Review – Parent Engagement Sessions

Mon Nov 4th 2019

Currently, we are engaging with parents of children and young people with additional support needs who attend a mainstream school.  The review team will be delivering three additional sessions to ...
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SQA: Your coursework

Mon Nov 4th 2019

The attached booklet tells you what you need to know about your coursework. It contains essential information and rules that you must read before you start producing your coursework, even ...
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Authority Review

Tue Oct 22nd 2019

Pre-Review Questionnaires


As part of Renfrewshire’s Quality Improvement Framework, a number of schools are reviewed each session to promote and support improvements in the quality of education across Renfrewshire, through a ...
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S4 Work Experience - Update

Tue Oct 1st 2019
Thank you to all employers who supported our S4 pupils with a work experience placement. Also, thank you to our pupils for being such great representatives of the school.  [Read more]


S4 Work Experience

Sun Sep 22nd 2019
Good luck to all S4 pupils completing their work experience placements. Please remember to ask your supervisor to complete your report and bring this with you when you return ...
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Homework Club (S1-S3)

Thu Sep 12th 2019
The BGE Homework Club begins again next Wednesday (18th September) and is open to all pupils in S1-S3. This will take ...
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Growth Mindset

Tue Sep 10th 2019

Our learning and teaching focus for September is Growth Mindset.

Together, all staff and pupils at St Benedict's High School are growing 'Mindsets for Success'.

We know that individuals with ...
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Focus of the Month

Wed Aug 21st 2019

Our learning and teaching focus for this month is Standards in Presentation of Work.

We expect that our learners should ensure that all work is completed to the ...
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School Improvement Documents

Sun Aug 18th 2019
Parents/carers can now access the School Improvement Plan, as well as the Standards and Quality Report, for the current academic session by clicking the 'Our School' tab of ...
[Read more]



Changes to School Bus Routes

Wed Aug 14th 2019
Please find attached new bus routes below.

Bus 1 route 2019/20

Bus 2 route 2019/20

Bus 3 route 2019/20

Bus 4 route 2019/20

Bus 5 route 2019/20


There are no ...
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Important Dates

Thu Aug 1st 2019
We hope all members of our school community are relaxing and enjoying the summer break. A few key dates to note: 


Tuesday 6 August: SQA Exam Results arrive.

Monday ...
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Summer Newsletter

Sun Jun 23rd 2019

Wishing you a great summer from all St. Benedict's!


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Free School Meals and Clothing Grants

Tue Jun 18th 2019

Applications for free school meals and clothing grants are now open. By applying for either or both provisions now parents can ensure everything is in place ahead of the new ...
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Growth Mindset

Sun Jun 9th 2019

St. Benedict's High is a GROWTH MINDSET school.

Pupils and staff are working together to grow  'MINDSETS FOR SUCCESS'.

The concept of a growth mindset ...
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SQA: Your Exams 2019

Sun Apr 14th 2019
Each year SQA publishes a helpful guide for pupils, parents and carers.  This booklet tells you what to expect, what to do, and how you will receive your results and ...
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Effective Study Skills

Thu Mar 28th 2019

Our Learning & Teaching focus has been looking at how to BE AN EFFECTIVE LEARNER.

For senior phase students in S4-S6, exams are approaching. We want to make sure you ...
[Read more]



Easter School

Wed Mar 27th 2019
Easter Study School will run from 9.00am until 3.30pm on several days during the holiday period. 
[Read more]



New School Telephone Number

Tue Mar 26th 2019

Over Easter a new telephony service is being installed in the school.  

Our new phone number will be 0300 300 1441


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Young Scot Card Requests

Thu Mar 21st 2019
Wendy Grubb (Community Learning Officer) will be in school on Tuesday 26 March.  All those who requested new Young Scot cards can pick up cards in the library on 26th ...
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This is Our Faith - A Guide for Parents & Carers

Thu Feb 28th 2019

Please find attached document designed to give parents an overview of the 'This is Our Faith' curriculum.  We hope that you find it useful.

Further information for parents is available on ...
[Read more]



Supported Study

Fri Feb 1st 2019
Please click here to download the supported study timetable (S4-S6) which will run from Monday 4 February until Easter. ...
[Read more]



National Parent Forum of Scotland

Tue Jan 29th 2019
Please see attached a letter from Debbie Newlands, Renfrewshire’s area representative to the National Parent Forum of Scotland. Debbie will be stepping down from her position at the end ...
[Read more]





Prelim Exam Timetable

Mon Jan 7th 2019

The main diet of prelim examinations for pupils in S4-S6 begins on Monday 14 January.


Click here to view an updated copy of the prelim exam timetable.

...
[Read more]



Christmas Newsletter

Fri Dec 21st 2018
Merry Christmas and a happy new year from St. Benedict's.


Check out our December newsletter by clicking here.


...
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Survey for Parents/Carers

Wed Nov 21st 2018

Dear Parent/Carer


I am writing to seek your help.  We are continually looking for ways of improving the school.  I firmly believe that a key factor in school improvement is finding ...
[Read more]



West College Scotland Event

Wed Nov 7th 2018

Following the success of last year's information evening West College Scotland will be holding their Paisley Campus event on Tuesday 29th January 6.00pm-8.00pm.  

An invitation is extended to pupils, ...
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Introduction

Thu Oct 25th 2018


Dear Parent/Carer


I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Head Teacher of St Benedict’s High School.     

          

Working with young people in their formative years ...
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Own Clothes Day - Renfrewshire Foodbank

Tue Oct 9th 2018
On Friday, pupils in all year groups are invited to take part in an Own Clothes Day to support our annual Renfrewshire Foodbank collection.


It couldn't be simpler; In exchange for ...
[Read more]



School Improvement Documents

Tue Oct 9th 2018
Parents/carers can now access the School Improvement Plan, as well as the Standards and Quality Report, for the current academic session by clicking the 'Our School' tab of ...
[Read more]



S4 Work Experience

Wed Oct 3rd 2018
Please ensure your supervisor completes the during placement report before Friday and bring this to SE next week. If you have lost your copy of the report click on the ...
[Read more]





Primary 7 Open Evening - Wednesday, 3rd October @ 7PM

Tue Oct 2nd 2018

We look forward to welcoming parents and carers to our Primary 7 Open Evening tomorrow, Wednesday, 3rd October at 7pm. It is a fantastic opportunity for ...
[Read more]



Inaugural Mass

Thu Aug 23rd 2018
Our Inaugural Mass of the session takes place this evening at 7pm in the school.  This is a Cluster Mass and we are delighted to welcome staff, pupils and their ...
[Read more]



Important Dates

Sat Jun 30th 2018
We wish all members of our school community a relaxing and enjoyable summer break. A few key dates to note: 


Tuesday 7 August: SQA Exam Results arrive.

Wednesday 8 ...
[Read more]



St Benedict's Mass

Wed Jun 20th 2018
Our annual St Benedict's mass to celebrate the work of our school takes place in St Conval's at 10am this morning.  All families and friends of the school are very ...
[Read more]





School Show

Thu Jun 7th 2018

Rehearsals currently going on for what promises to be a showcase of our talented young people.  Come along and join us next week!

...
[Read more]



Primary 7 Parents' Information Evening

Thu May 31st 2018

Our  Primary 7 Parents' Information Evening takes place in the school at 7pm this evening, Thursday 31 May.  We look forward to welcoming the parents of all of the pupils ...
[Read more]



New Timetable S5/6

Thu May 31st 2018
The new timetable for S5/6 pupils returning to school start this Monday, 4 June.  ...
[Read more]



Glasgow Science Festival at UWS

Tue May 15th 2018

This is a great opportunity for parents and pupils to attend a 'Science in the Spotlight' event at the University of the West of Scotland in Paisley.  4-7pm on Thursday ...
[Read more]





SQA and S6 Leavers Mass

Tue Apr 24th 2018
We will be celebrating mass in the school at 7pm on Thursday evening to mark the start of the SQA Examinations and to celebrate the positive contribution that our S6 pupils have made during their ...
[Read more]



Easter School

Tue Apr 3rd 2018
We are running additional classes to support our young people preparing for SQA Examinations at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level over the course of the next two weeks.  ...
[Read more]



School Open on Monday

Sun Mar 4th 2018

The school will be open tomorrow, Monday 5 March.  We look forward to seeing all pupils in the morning.


Please see the post below from the Renfrewshire Council Website.


All schools, nurseries ...
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Higher Maths Saturday Morning Class - Cancelled.

Fri Mar 2nd 2018
The Higher Maths revision class scheduled for this Saturday morning has been cancelled. The first class will now take place on Saturday 17 March.  In the meantime here is a ...
[Read more]





School Closure Update

Thu Mar 1st 2018

The current Amber weather warning for Renfrewshire has been extended until 10am on Friday 2 March, and conditions will remain very challenging into tomorrow. As a result the decision has ...
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School Closure Update

Wed Feb 28th 2018
Due to the Red Weather Alert that has been issued, all Renfrewshire schools will remain closed tomorrow, Thursday 1 March. Please continue to check the school website, along with our twitter feed, @stbenedictsren and the ...
[Read more]



S1 Parents in Partnership

Mon Feb 5th 2018
Our S1 Parents in Partnership event takes place on Thursday 8 February. All S1 parents/carers are invited. Sessions will run from 2pm -5pm followed by a Numeracy and Literacy workshop from ...
[Read more]



Time to Talk Day 2018

Wed Jan 31st 2018

St Benedict's are supporting See Me Scotland's Time to Talk Day. With the help of pupils, staff and the Hearty Lives Peer Educators we can help to end the stigma surrounding mental ...
[Read more]





S3/4 Leadership Weekend to Arran

Mon Jan 22nd 2018
A quick reminder that the Information Evening for our S3/4 Leadership Weekend to Arran takes place this evening at 7pm. ...
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S2 Information Evening

Mon Jan 15th 2018
Our S2 Information Evening takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 23 January.  This is an important first step in the process of ensuring that parents are fully informed and able ...
[Read more]



S1 Interim Reports

Mon Jan 15th 2018
S1 Interim Reports were issued on Thursday last week.  All pupils should now have a copy.  Please contact your child’s Pupil Support teacher if you wish to discuss the contents ...
[Read more]






Calendar

Date   Event  
Fri Sep 25th   Holiday
Mon Sep 28th   Holiday
Mon Oct 12th   October Break
Mon Oct 19th   In-Service Day