Holistic Learning and Co-curricular activities

Learning at Mount St Benedict College is best encapsulated in the words of Lee Crocket who calls on schools to prepare students for their future not our past.


Holistic Learning: Co-curricular and the link to the classroom

Classroom activities are complemented by a wide range of co-curricular programs, which we encourage all girls to pursue. A good way to view the relationship between learning in and outside learning spaces is through Howard Gardner’s model of multiple intelligences. He suggests students need a diverse range of experiences and an understanding of life-long, independent and holistic learning. Examples at Mount St Benedict College include but are not limited to the following:

Verbal - Linguistic in ENGLISH, HISTORY and LANGUAGES reflected through:

  • Public Speaking
  • Mock Trial
  • Tournament of the Minds
  • Debating
  • Cultural Exchanges

Logical -  Mathematical in MATHS and SCIENCE reflected through:

  • Maths Workshop
  • CSIRO – Shadowing a Scientist
  • Forensic Camp

Visual - Spatial in VISUAL ARTS reflected through:

  • National Arts School
  • Visual Arts nights

Bodily - Kinaesthetic in PDHPE reflected through:

  • Broken Bay Gala Day
  • CCC Representative Sport
  • Saturday sport

Musical - Rhythmic in Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts reflected through:

  • Musical
  • Drama / Dance nights
  • Choir / Band
  • Musical Ensembles

Interpersonal/Spiritual in Religious Education reflected through:

  • Camps
  • Student Representative Council
  • Caritas Trek
  • Benedictine Tour
  • Social Justice Afternoon / forum
  • Immersion/Overseas Trips

Naturalist in SCIENCE and GEOGRAPHY reflected through:

  • Bush Regeneration
  • Outdoor style camps/retreats