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Bennies Buzz
May 2014
Sr Helen Foley the fourth Principal of
Mount St Benedict College, serving
from 1982 to 1986, passed away on
Monday 17 March 2014.
Sr Helen was born in Brisbane, the
eldest daughter of four children.
After being educated firstly by the
Presentation Sisters, and then
the Sisters of Mercy, Sr Helen
had started an Arts Degree at the
University of Queensland when she
decided to enter the convent. She
journeyed south for her novitiate and
profession, to the Good Samaritans
at Pennant Hills, and later completed
degree courses in Arts, Music and
Education at the Universities of
Queensland, New England and NSW.
Sr Helen’s teaching experience has
extended to several schools in NSW,
including St Mary Star of the Sea
College, Wollongong, St Scholastica’s
College, Glebe and Stella Maris,
Manly, where she was Religious
Education Co-ordinator and Deputy
Principal before coming to Mount St
Benedict College.
During Sr Helen’s time at Mount St
Benedict College she oversaw the
completion of the extensions of the
Library in 1985-86.
Committed staff and students
showcased the outstanding teaching
and learning that takes place within
the College, with many students
volunteering to assist on the day.
Around 1,000 visitors were able to go on
student-led tours, visit and participate
in a range of displays, listen to the
Principal’s address and enjoy a number
Mount St Benedict College
The College community warmly welcomed current
and prospective families, as well as ex-students to
the annual Open Day on Sunday 9 March.
Welcome to the College!
The P&F Cake Stall
Performances in the Hall
of performances including the College
Band, Choir and Drama.
Mrs Maria Pearson, College Principal
is particularly pleased with the way that
the College community embraces Open
Day noting, “It has come to be a very
important annual event and one which
gives us all great reason to be proud of
our community.”
Congratulations to Jessica Maguire,
Year 5 at Beecroft Public School,
who was the lucky winner of the iPod
from the Passport competition.
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