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St Monica's Primary is one of the oldest Catholic learning communities in New South Wales, being established by Archbishop Polding in 1859. A state-appointed Catholic teacher ran the school until the arrival of the Good Samaritan Sisters in 1873. The school was handed over to the Poor Clare Nuns from 1943 until 1971 when the first lay Principal was appointed. For a short time the school also accommodated secondary students.

Our patron, St Monica, is a patron of mothers and womanhood. Her love of God and family is a love that we strive to live out in our school's Vision & Mission.


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If you have any interesting photos of St Monica's Richmond please send them into the office, with your name and address clearly marked and include a caption with them. They will be scanned and then returned to you in good condition.

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