Welcome parents and Future Saints!

This page is currently under revision. Much of the information is accurate–if you have any questions please contact the school!

Finding your pathway to success

Entering Secondary School

A Transition Guide for Grade 8 Students & Parents

Your Path • Your Choice • Your Future

Academics: Studious

Timetable

Timetable

Your timetable will be available the week before the semester starts. Log onto Aspen to see your courses, classroom assignments and teachers.

Accessing the ASPEN Portal

Community Service

Community Service

You need 40 hours of community service to graduate, get a head start on completing your hours! Attached is the hours tracking form.

Community Involvement Activity Tracking form


Volunteer Action Centre of Waterloo Region

 

Find more information here

Course Selection

Course Selection

Complete your course selection in myBlueprint with input from your grade 8 teachers. Each grade 9 will have 8 courses total – 6 compulsory and 2 electives. See grade 9 course catalogue for further details about course levels and courses offered – One Stream: Academic (D), Essential (L), Destreamed (W) and Community Living and ACTIVE programs (K).

Grade 9 Course Choices

myBlueprint

De-streaming FAQ

Department Videos

The Learning Commons

St. Benedict Learning Commons

The St. Benedict Library is both a school library and a public library, providing services and materials for students, teachers, and the larger community. Enjoy a Virtual Tour of the Library to see some of the resources available. Your school librarian is Ms. Pilon.

Current Library Hours

Technology Assistance

Technology Assistance

If you are having issues with your school login, get assistance through this page on the School Board website.

WCDSB Student Portal

What You Need to Graduate

What You Need to Graduate

To graduate students need the following:

1 – Earn 30 credits

2 – 40 hours of community service

3 – Successfully complete the Literacy Test (grade 10)

4- complete 2 online courses

Diploma requirements

Entering secondary school: Ready!

Entering Secondary School Transition Guide

Entering Secondary School Transition Guide

This is the Board document that outlines everything you need to know about attending Secondary Schools in the WCDSB.

Entering Secondary School

Out of Board Registration

Out of Board Registration

Are you coming to St. Benedict from a school that is not a part of the WCDSB?

Online Registration for September 2024 is now open.

The first step is to register online.

After you have registered, our guidance administrative assistant will share course selection information.   Course selection is due by February 29th, 2024.

For registration issues please contact Ms. Arruda via email  Jackie.McAulayArruda@wcdsb.ca or call 519-621-4050 ext 5631.

Student life: involved!

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities

Plan your involvement at Bennies! Arts? Athletics? DECA? We have something for everyone!

Student life at St. Benedict’s

The start of the school year: prepared for September!

Uniform

Uniform

You can purchase your uniform online or take a visit to McCarthy’s showroom in Cambridge.

McCarthy’s Uniform Store

And check out this video
Fashion Show
put together by members of our Student Activities!

What do you need for class?

What do you need for class?

Find out what materials you need for each of your classes.


What You Need for classes @ SBCSS

School Cash Online

School Cash Online

Parents will need to set up a School Cash Online account to complete registration forms and fees.

School Cash Online

Lockers

Lockers

Your locker number and combination will be found in your Aspen student portal when registration is completed.

Locker Instructions and Information

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

The regular school day consists of four 75 minute periods. Period 1 and 2 are in the morning, followed by lunch, followed by periods 3 and 4. A bell rings five minutes before periods 1 and 3 as the “warning bell” for students to move to their classes. There are 5 minutes of travel time between periods.

See our school bell times here

Uniform

Uniform

St Benedict’s is a uniform school – wear it with pride! Every Wednesday, you can choose to wear your Spirit Wear top instead of your uniform top. As well, you can wear your own clothing on Civvies Day by donating to the selected charity several times throughout the year. Listen to announcements for details about when Civvies day are coming!

 Check out our virtual Uniform Fashion Show!

Summer Opportunities: ahead!

Summer Programming

Summer Programming

Are you looking to get a HeadStart on high school? Consider signing up for the 2-day Headstart program or full-credit Bridges to Success course that runs the entire month of July. See the St. Louis website for registration information in March.

Headstart registration

Grade 9 Summer Credits registration

Support team: supported!

Student Supports

Student Supports

Know your supports and “B” your own advocate. Some of the support staff available to students include the Teaching Staff, Chaplain, IEP & Student Success team, Guidance Counselors and Administrators. Connect with one of us whenever you need help.

Student Success Staff

Guidance Counselors   |   Administrators

Program Support resources 

IEP Information

IEP Information

Check out these links for information from the WCDSB for students with IEPs.

 

Special Education Programs

ACTIVE Living brochure

Community Living brochure

 

IEP Parent Information Sheet

Transition: familiar with Bennie’s!

Guidance Classroom Visits

Guidance Classroom Visits

In December, Guidance counsellors visited with the grade 8 classes and discussed the academic transition to high school.

Link to Grade 8 Presentation

Arts & Tech Day

Arts & Tech Day

St. Benedict’s feeder schools have the opportunity to visit St. Benedict’s and explore the arts and technological departments with their schools every fall.  This provides a wonderful opportunity to see and learn about some of  Bennie’s amazing programs.

Pathways Night

Pathways Night

More information to follow on our Pathways Presentation.

Check out our video presentation

Virtual School Tour

Virtual School Tour

If would would like to take a virtual tour of Bennies right from your own home, please click on the link below. 

Virtual School tour

Information: connected with Bennie’s!

If you are considering St. Benedict for your son or daughter, before you leave this page:

We look forward to seeing your son or daughter at St. Benedict in September!