Give your child the best opportunity to develop academically, spiritually and socially.
St Monica's Primary is one of the oldest Catholic learning communities in NSW. Established in 1859, we have a long history that has served us well in building a vibrant, supportive and thoroughly contemporary school. In living out the values of Christ, our school celebrates the uniqueness of each person as we strive to keep Jesus at the heart of all we do. This is reflected in the way our community is taught and encouraged to respect each member of our school, and to reach out to those in need.
St Monica's Primary is committed to providing each student with a learning environment that is comprehensive, inclusive and challenging.
Students at St Monica's benefit from a team of professional and committed educators. Their teachers are lifelong learners themselves, and therefore know what it takes to develop a love of learning in your child. They meet each child where they are on their learning journey, and challenge and support them to become the best learner they can be. St Monica's students are taught to think critically, solve real-world problems and take responsibility for their own learning.
A 21st Century learning environment
St Monica's utilises the latest technology in order to help the students and staff keep pace with the rapidly changing world in which we live.
Our school is full of great teachers working together to meet your child’s needs in spaces that are designed for up-to-date learning. There are places for students to work together and for working independently. There are also places where the latest state-of-the-art technology and well-designed facilities support your child’s.
Our caring community
Students and families at St Monica's are well cared for by our school community. We use a range of programs to ensure the wellbeing of all students. Our social skills program is designed to develop skills and confidence in students who need help in this area, and we offer pastoral support and the Seasons for Growth program when students and their families encounter times of significant need.
Our desire to reach out to to those in and outside our community teaches the St Monica's students how to live a life that demonstrates the love of God, as St Monica's.
Inclusive education to support all learners
The learning philosophy at St Monica’s Primary Richmond is one of inclusion, recognising the importance and dignity of individual students. We believe that wherever possible, children with additional needs should be integrated into the mainstream classroom. A variety of models is used from team teaching to group or individually, or withdrawal depending on the needs of the student and teachers involved. Our support programs include:
- Parent Tutor Program
- Parent Reading Tutor Program
- The Peer Reading Tutor Program
- Aspect Unit (Learning Support)
Learning beyond the classroom
The school offers a wide range of co-curricular activities including:
- Sporting activities (netball, basketball and soccer gala days, rugby league, rugby union, cricket)
- Cultural activities (choir performances at school, parish fete and local nursing home)
- ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies
- Extension activities (to cater to gifted and talented students)
- Chess Club
- Creative Arts