St Monica's Goes Rainbow!
31 Oct 2018
The pupils of St Monica’s Primary School in Richmond celebrated Rainbow Day last week to raise funds to help empower people in poor communities.
The children wore rainbow colours and participated in a number of activities on the day, in support of the work of Mary MacKillop Today (formerly Mary Mackillop International) In the spirit of Saint Mary MacKillop. Today’s focus is on building dignity through education, health, financial inclusion and livelihoods.
The organisation works with communities in Australia and internationally, empowering people to address the poverty and injustice they face.
St Monica’s Rainbow Day began with a liturgy in the school’s church, followed by organised games, as well as market stalls including cake stalls, a white elephant stall, and craft items. Leanne Duval, Year 2 teacher and coordinator of special projects, said the rainbow was chosen as the theme of the day, “the rain bow being a sign of god's promise and commitment to always love His people”.
“Funds [raised] will help to train teachers and buy resources for students in a number of small schools in Timor Leste,” said Ms Duval.
“St Monica's School have made a commitment to the students in Timor Leste to support them with ongoing fundraising. Rainbow day is a fun day where we can reach out and live our mission - to serve others.”
The day culminated in a whole school photo in the playground.
24 Sep 2022
What a fabulous start to the holidays we had at the "Glow Disco!" The hall was transformed and the students danced the night away. Thank you to our amazing P & F who worked so hard to make the night happen. A big shout out to Dance Fever who kept the music coming and the dancers energised and to Gassd Fire Pizzas and Dutch Pancakes who kept everyone well fed. Enjoy the photos.
20 Sep 2022
Thank you to our school captains Anika, Alex, Patrick and Max who represented St Monica's today at the Bede Polding Year 12 Graduation Ceremony. They were entrusted with the leadership symbols of the Catholic Cross and Aboriginal Coolamon which are reminders of our connection to the land and our Hawkesbury Catholic Community. They will return the symbols to the College in Term 4 when the 2023 leaders have their investiture. We wish the class of 2022 all the best with their upcoming HSC exams.
12 Sep 2022
A group of Stage 3 girls have been making scarves for those in need. Hawkesbury Community Kitchen will be handing them out. Thank you girls for helping others stay warm on a cold night.
10 Sep 2022
Stage Two are learning about different states of matter how matter can change from a solid to a liquid to gas. We followed an experiment to discover non-Newtonian fluids oobleck and kinetic sand. Ask us about why following a method for an experiment is so important!
09 Sep 2022
Stage 3 were invited to School Leadership and Awareness Program at the Hawkesbury City Council . They were greeted by the Mayor Sarah McMahon. The students had an opportunity to sit in the Chambers and role play how decisions are made at council meetings. They discovered all about the roles and responsibilities of Local government.
08 Sep 2022
Mrs Beggs and Mrs Ryan were very proud to accompany four of our stage 3 students - Makayla, Evie, Zac and Rohan to the annual Education Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta today. Our four representatives enjoyed celebrating Mass with students from our Diocese, then walked around the Expo of services that support people of the Diocese, including refugees, disabled and the homeless. Thank you to Bede Polding College for transporting us safely.
08 Sep 2022
Early Stage 1 have been exploring the artistic style of Jackson Pollock. We have learned how to use different breaths and move the straw to make different kinds of strokes. We explored the different techniques such as blending, movement and blowing, to create abstract art. We went for a gallery walk to see our artworks and talked about appreciating and making meaning from our artworks. Some observations were “It looked like rain splashing the ground”.
07 Sep 2022
Our students had an exciting visit from Timmy and the Breakfast Band from Musica Viva. We learned about how music can help us express different feelings. We saw inside Timmy’s mind as he slowly learned to gain control of the music to make his daily breakfast routine go smoothly!
07 Sep 2022
Have you heard???? This week information and sponsorship cards have been sent home with students. A tally will be done NEXT Wednesday to determine the highest fundraising stage… they will enjoy wearing mufti on the last day of term!!! Let’s get excited!!