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2018 Farewell Fr Regie

Farewell Fr Regie from the Staff and Students of St Monica's!

2018 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Students at St Monica's Primary participated in the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday 16 March 2018. This is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools and in 2018, schools were called to imagine a world free from bullying and share their BIG IDEAS.

2017 Tennis Stroke Production at St Monica's

Students who attend tennis lessons at St Monica's presented their 'stroke production' at this morning's assembly.

Happy journey from the Mountains to the Sea

Primary school students from the mountains to the beaches gathered together for a special project to raise awareness of the importance clean waterways across the breadth of Sydney. Read more…

2017 Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen visits St Monica's

On Tuesday 19 September Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen visited St Monica's Primary School and spent time in the Learning Space with Students and Staff.

2017 Father's Day Mass at St Monica's

Father's Day was celebrated with a BBQ breakfast and then Mass. After the Mass dads/grandfathers participated in activities with the students.

2017 Australian Girls Choir - Charlotte

We are very proud of our Year 6 student, Charlotte, who is currently touring with the Australian Girl's Choir. For more than 30 years, the Australian Girls Choir has been proud to play a role in the growth and development of girls across the country; providing high quality performing arts education and exceptional performance opportunities. Formed in 1984, The Australian Girls Choir has since achieved recognition worldwide and is best known for the 'Spirit of Australia' commercial for QANTAS.

2017 Multi Cultural Day at St Monica's

St Monica's celebrated Multi Cultural Day on Monday 5 June 2017. The children looked fabulous as they proudly paraded in their national dress. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our parent community who provided delicious national dishes for our lunch. Read more...

2016 National Bandanna Day at St Monica's

Staff, Students and parents purchased Bandannas on Friday 28 October 2016, National Bandanna Day, to help raise funds for Canteen - Cancer Council.

2016 PBS4L Launch at St Monica's

On Tuesday 25 October our school launched a new behaviour expectation approach using the model of Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L). Our School Mascot for PBS4L is the Bee!

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

On 5 May 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta.

2016 Stage 3 Spray Art Excursion

Stage 3 attended a Spray Art Excursion today at Centenary Square in Parramatta

Congratulations

Congratulations to the many students who received swimming carnival awards. Well done everyone.

Welcome to Early Stage One!

We welcome Early Stage One to St Monica's Primary School.

Summer Fruit Auction - Premier Mike Baird

The Cooper Family attended the Summer Fruit Auction at Sydney Markets today and were photographed with Premier Mike Baird.

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

St Monica's Primary Stage 3 PBL Movie Night

15 September 2015 St Monica's Primary, North Parramatta hosted their Stage 3 Movie Night. Student worked collaboratively to prepare documentaries on Antarctica.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

2015 Father's Day at St Monica's.

Father's Day was celebrated at St Monica's school on Friday 4 September with many fathers/grandfathers attending a breakfast and liturgy followed by games with the students.

Commando Steve visits Stage 3 students!

Commando Steve visits Stage 3 students at St Monica's as part of the '2015 Step-a-thon' programme.

Catholic Education wins WSABE award for Excellence in Education

At a gala dinner on Friday 14 August, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta was recognised with a prestigious Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) award for Excellence in Education.

St Monica’s get political using project-based learning

St Monica’s Primary, North Parramatta Stage 3 students worked on term-long projects to present to their parents and peers in Week 10 as part of their project-based learning (PBL) approach.

2015 School Athletics Carnival - CANCELLED

The annual St Monica's Athletics Carnival which was rescheduled for Tuesday 28 April 2015 has been CANCELLED. This decision was made in consideration of the wet grounds and the ground closure by Parramatta Council.

Stop Work Action Suspended

The Stop Work Action for next Tuesday 28 April has been suspended. School will be on as normal.

2015 NSWCPS Swimming Trials

Congratulations to Kyah, Abbi, Chanel, Matilda-Rose, Madeline and Chelsea who competed in the NSWCPS Swimming Trials held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Friday 20 March.

Commitment to Catholic school funding sought for the State election

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, the Diocese of Parramatta continues to meet with both Labor and Coalition MPs and candidates to ensure that funding of Catholic schooling, particularly in Western Sydney, is a key commitment for the next State Government.

2015 Catholic Schools Week at St Monica's

There are a number of exciting events happening at St Monica's this week to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

2015 Cumberland Zone Swimming - Congratulations

Congratulations to the 19 students who represented our school in a wide range of events. We had a very successful carnival. A special congratulations to Kyah Day who was awarded 11 years Girls Champion. Well done Kyah!

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Every year, the Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, invites students all over the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Shadow Minister for Education impressed by 21st century approach

Shadow Minister for Education and Member for Keira, Ryan Park, and Executive Director of the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations, Anthony Farley joined Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, to visit three schools in the Diocese of Parramatta on Monday 24 November.

Best practice focus leads to improved Naplan results

For the seventh consecutive year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (Naplan) in May. Results released in September identified many areas of improvement for students in the Diocese of Parramatta

St Monica's on the Today Show

St Monica's Primary School was invited to participate in the Writers Festival launch of "Russ the Bus" at Parramatta Stadium. Our school was featured on the Today show and you may view the program here.

Farewell with faith, hope and love

The Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Wednesday 5 November.

World Teachers Day celebrations at St Monica's Primary

Teachers at St Monica’s Primary, Parramatta North were surprised with a special thank you from appreciative parents this week in celebration of World Teachers Day.

World Teachers Day Selfie Competition Winner!

Hundreds of students across the Diocese of Parramatta have honoured their teachers in celebration of World Teachers Day by taking a selfie with their favourite teacher.

2014 Stage 3 Camp update

Stage 3 Camp Update. We've had a great morning, some struck gold! We will be arriving back LATER than planned. We are due to arrive back approx 5.15pm. The bus will drop us on Church St. See you then

School staff encouraged to have a cuppa for students in need

In Term 3, school staff are invited to have a cuppa and donate to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund appeal.

2014 ABC Documentary about St Monica's Primary

St Monica's Primary School featured in an ABC News Documentary.

Protected Action Ballot

Protected Action Ballot

Federal Budget 2014-15 No certainty on funding or direction

The Federal Government’s priority to cut the budget deficit will significantly reduce school funding in real terms and create greater uncertainty for schools says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby

Fun Lab Opening at North Rocks

Students from St Monica's Primary have been involved in the Fun Lab project at North Rocks Westfields. Here are some photos from the opening of the Fun Lab.

Primary students unveil vibrant mural designed for Westfield North Rocks

Students from St Monica’s Primary, Parramatta North and Christ the King Primary, North Rocks were invited to a special private party at Westfield North Rocks for the unveiling of large format wall mural the students designed collaboratively over Term 2.

Executive Director calls for collaboration in proposed Enterprise Agreement

A report in a Sydney newspaper saying Catholic school teachers are considering strike action over a proposed Enterprise Agreement from Catholic employers is premature and does not do justice to the consultation process says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby.

Catholic schools supporting faith@work

Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.

Applications for the 2014 Premier s Teacher Scholarships are now open

Educators are encouraged to apply for the 2014 NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships, offering the opportunity to undertake a five-week study tour in one of the available scholarship categories.

GWS Giants visit St Monica's

The GWS Giants visited St Monica's to promote AFL as well as a healthy lifestyle. A Free SuperClinic will be held next Thursday 10 April 2014 at Doyle Ground, North Parramatta between 5:30pm-7:00pm.

St Monica's celebrates Harmony Day

St Monica's celebrated Harmony Day on Friday 21 March 2014. Students were invited to wear a colour representing their National Flag or the symbolic colour of Harmony Day which is orange. A Mercy Cross was made out of the coins that students donated on the day.

Students collaborate on mural for Westfield shopping centre

Students from Christ the King Primary, North Rocks and St Monica’s Primary, North Parramatta have been working together on an exciting digital design project that will be installed in a new play area for children at Westfield shopping centre, North Rocks.

St Monica's Bush Dance 2014

Students, Parents and Staff enjoyed a Bush Dance held at School on 7 February.
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