At St Monica's Primary, exposure to and involvement in a range of additional activities is seen as vital in a holistic education.
All children are encouraged to become involved at a level with which they feel comfortable, and to extend this involvement to realise the potential harboured within each individual. We are focused on allowing students to discover their own talents and providing opportunities for them to fully explore these, learning more than just the fundamentals, engaging them in a wide array of co-curricular activities.
Essential to the school's commitment to open, honest communication is the Student Representatives Program. Each term, two students from our fifteen class groups are elected to be their Student Representative.
Their role is to conduct class meetings, to meet regularly with the Assistant Principal and to report back to their class group following Student Representative meetings. The strength of this program lies in the opportunity children have to discuss the positive aspects of school life and the aspects of school life that need to be amended.
The St Monica's Choir is offered to children from Years 2-6. The group is often split into a Junior and Senior Choir. They are encouraged to perform in a variety of activities including school assembles, liturgies and performances within the local community.
They experience signing rounds, 21 part harmonies, cultural music, contemporary and classical music, as well as learning the music to accompany MusicaViva.
St Monica’s school community enjoys supporting many charities and outreach programs. Red Nose Day, Daffodil Day, St Vincent de Paul and Hawkesbury Christian Church food drives, San Miguel and Bandana Day are just a few of the projects we have supported.
Each class works to raise the funds to support a child through World Vision, an outreach project that has been running in our school for over 10 years.