St Monica's on the move
06 Jul 2018
Under a mostly clear blue sky, 90 families from St Monica’s Primary School in Richmond set out on their first school walkathon.
Leaving from St Monica’s at 11.30am, groups of walkers could be seen walking up Bourke Street, down Windsor Street and into Richmond Park, where they stopped for a well-earned rest and a picnic lunch.
St Monica’s, with its close-knit community and active Parents & Friends Association, was motivated by a desire to raise significant funds to improve classroom resources.
The funds raised will be used to provide the children with new home readers and a selection of mini robots, such as Spheros and Ozbots. This equipment is designed to help students learn robotics and coding, and equip St Monica’s students with practical skills for the future.
More than simply an opportunity to raise money, St Monica’s believes that events such as this walkathon, celebrate the uniqueness and closeness of their school community.
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!!