Victorian Essential Learning Standards...
The core curriculum document in Victoria is the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and therefore St. Monica’s School is AusVELS.
The curriculum covers the following domains:
Health & Physical Education Languages Other than English (LOTE)
Interpersonal Development Mathematics
Personal Learning Science
Civics and Citizenship Communication
The Arts Design, Creativity and Technology
English Information and Communications Technology
The Humanities – Economics, Geography, History Thinking Processes
The school actively promotes the Arts curriculum. A musical production is held every second year involving our senior students and school choir. The senior school production provides students with the platform to express themselves creatively and develop their vocal, acting and dancing skills.
A focus on the Visual Arts is held on alternate years. In these years the school hosts the St. Monica's Art show. The art show is a bi-annual event that showcases the art work of our students from Prep to Grade 6. The children also particpate in workshops led by local inspring artists.
Our Library/Resource Centre has been established to provide and organized central resource where stimulating, current material is accessible to the whole school community. The primary aim is to offer quality services and support for all children through effective utilization of resources and programs that support staff with the implementation of the school’s curricula. The library is automated with a computerised borrowing system. Children now utilise this facility for accessing information and borrowing books.
The library also hosts a Mini Monica's Storytime where parents, pre-schoolers and toddlers are invited to come along to a session of stories, songs and nursery rhymes. These sessions are held every Friday of the school term 9:10am to 9:50am.