137 Brockley Street, Wodonga, VIC 3960   Phone (02) 6024 3151

At St Monica’s, students think for themselves, accept challenges and, most importantly, value their achievements. We celebrate the gifts of every individual.

Our Vision

At St Monica’s, every child, every day will be supported and challenged in a faith-filled, welcoming and inclusive environment, underpinned by best practice and high expectations.

We are a community of faith and hope with many gifts and talents. We promote justice for all, preserving the dignity of each individual – and we believe that those individuals can reach their full potential with a strong relationship between home and school.

All students need an engaging curriculum that provides them with a variety of learning experiences, which is what we are proud to deliver every day at St Monica’s. We cater for all, and we celebrate the individual.

 

Our Graduate Outcomes

From Foundation to Grade Six, our students strive to: 
—   develop empathy, compassion and tolerance

—   be an independent and curious learner
—   have respect for themselves, their community and their environment
—   take risks and develop resilience

Our campus

 

 

The right environment is critical to the development of a child.

 

At St Monica’s we are fortunate to have inspiring grounds and classrooms.

Our learning spaces are purposefully designed to motivate learning at every opportunity. Most importantly, they are built for a community of learners, where students can share their academic journey in a focused and fun school day.

Beyond the classroom, our students enjoy lunchtimes around an oval, a full stadium, lots of play equipment, and a sensory garden which was designed by an occupational therapist.

Our Catholic Identity

 

At St. Monica’s, our school is open to all who seek a Catholic education.

We welcome families of all backgrounds. We share and celebrate the diversity of our community. All students participate in Religious Education and learn about the Catholic Story. This is a central part of school life, including our pastoral care and student engagement, communication and interaction.

Our Catholic identity informs and influences all learning in the school and is integrated throughout the curriculum. Sending a child to a Catholic school involves supporting this religious aspect of school life.

Our History

 

Educating the community of Wodonga for generations.

 

Catholic education in Wodonga began in 1876 when St Augustine’s Primary School was established by the Sisters of Mercy. By 1899, the new school buildings were completed, and St Augustine’s was catering for primary, secondary and commercial classes. A boarding school was also established at the convent.

 

By the late 1940’s and the decade that followed, the large number of European immigrants moving to the area and the post war baby boom saw a substantial increase in numbers at St Augustine’s. As a result, St Monica’s Primary School was built and opened in 1973.

Our People

 

 

Professional. Proud. Dedicated.

Our staff are committed to the education and wellbeing of every student.

Principal

Jacqui Partington

 

Deputy Principal

Zac Fulford

 

Senior Leader
of Learning & Teaching

Jack Neil

 

Literacy Leader

Danielle Topalovic

 

Catholic Identity Leader

Ngaio Baker

 

School Counsellor

Maria Hutchings

 

Administration

Kirsty Hibberson

 

Finance

Michelle Graf

 

Human Resources

Jenny Critchley

Foundation Area Leader

Courtney Turnbull

 

Foundation Area Teachers

Sherie McKimmie
Lyn Bethune
Kylie Fulford

 

Junior Area Leader

Sarah Flood

 

Junior Area Teachers

Justine Goonan
Katalin Young
Sharon O’Brien
Stephanie Zahra 
Courtney Todd
Rachel Kelly
Melissa Mitchell 

 

Middle Learning Leader

Susan Robertson

 

Middle Area Teachers

Ngaio Baker
Alice Rash
Suzanne Siemens
Jasmine Wiley
Amy Kempton
Emma Habermann

 

Senior Learning Leader

Sally Handford

 

Senior Area Teachers

Kate Groth
Karyn Murphy
Josh Land
Rachael Reitano
Anne-Marie Hoodless
Kane Mayhew

 

Performing Arts

Stephanie Zahra

 

Physical Education

Jake Hicks
Amanda Rjinbeek

 

Visual Arts

Helen Jones

Renai Delemontex

 

STEM

Dean Chappel

 

Languages (French)

Helena Brennan

 

Science

Narelle Hodgkin

 

Library

Kerri Roberts

 

Learning Support Officers

Kerri Roberts
Bern Hodson
Sarnia Smith
Mel Brizzi
Danielle Doolan
Chantelle Georgiou
Jan Moxey
Noah Spiteri
Harrison Fischer

 

IT Support

Harrison Fischer

 

Defence School Mentor

Jacqui Boehringer

 

Canteen Manager

Sheridan Jefferson

 

Garden & Maintenance

Keith Ainsworth

 

Our Parish

St Monica’s Primary School is part of the vibrant Wodonga Catholic Parish. The Parish priests and the community welcome the opportunity to connect with St Monica’s families.

Parish Priest Fr. Junjun Amaya, PP

Assistant Parish Priest Fr. Dean Bongat

 

Wodonga Catholic Parish Vision Statement

We are a diverse and talented community drawing inspiration from Jesus found in the Scripture and in the living tradition of his people, the Church. In valuing, celebrating and promoting life, we support each other as we joyfully proclaim Jesus to the World.

 

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