Catholic Education South Australia

FAQs


Do you have to be Catholic to attend a Catholic School?

St Monica's is a Catholic School and ask all students and families to support the Catholic ethos and values in which our community is grounded.

In our school community we have children and families from a variety of Christian and non-Christian faiths, all of which we respect, welcome and celebrate in our community.

 

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What are my chances of enrolling at St Monica’s?

We have an enrolment policy stipulated by our school board.

Over the years we have been able to offer enrolments to many families, including non-Catholic families. We do have small waiting lists for Reception, but often we have openings at other Year levels.

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What are the feeder pre-Schools for St Monica's?

Our children come to us from a wide range of Pre-schools in our local area. These are all listed in the Enrolment Packs that are available through the Front Office.

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What are St Monica’s feeder kindergartens?

There are many quality kindergartens and childcare centres within in our area which ‘feed’ into our school.

These include:

  • Vale Park Kindergarten, Vale Park
  • St. Helen’s Kindergarten, Prospect
  • Prospect Kindergarten, Prospect
  • Hackney Kindergarten, College Park
  • Lucy Morice Kindergarten, North Adelaide
  • St. Phillips Kindergarten, Broadview
  • Cora Barclay Centre, Gilberton
  • ABC Development Kindergarten, Payneham
  • Regency Road Childcare Centre and Kindergarten

 

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How many students attend St Monica’s Parish School?

Currently, St Monica’s has a maximum enrolment quota of 255 students, who populate 10 classes from Reception to Year 7.

Class compositions are subject to change from year to year, to accommodate class sizes and staffing structures.

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Can we visit the school to have a look?

We welcome all families to come along and meet the Principal, Maria Canala on regularly held ‘Principal Tours. These are held during the school day so that parents can view the school in action.

We like to keep the groups to small numbers of 10 or less and bookings for these can be made through the Front Office.

 

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How does the ‘Same First Day Start’ policy affect when my child starts school?

In 2014, St. Monica’s Parish School implemented the ‘Same First Day Start’ policy, as recommended by the Federal Government.

This means that children will start school on the first day of Term One each year and that all children will spend the same amount of time in Reception, one full year. Children born from 29th January 2012 - 30th April 2012 will commence Term One 2017. Children born 1st May 2012 – 31st December 2012 will commence school in Term One 2018.

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What schools do students go onto after Year 7?

Our students go to a number of secondary Catholic and Government schools once they have completed Year 7. When enrolling in a Catholic secondary school priority is given to students who have attended Catholic primary schools.

Catholic secondary schools include:

  • Co-educational – Gleeson College, St. Ignatius College, Mercedes College and Cabra Dominican College
  • Single gender (girls) – St. Dominic’s Priory College, St. Mary’s College, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Mary MacKillop College and Loreto College.
  • Single gender (boys) – Blackfriars Priory School, Christian Brothers College, St. Paul’s College and Rostrevor College.

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What suburbs are included in our Parish area?

The following suburbs are included in our Parish (catchment) zone.  Many of our enrolled students reside in these suburbs.

  • Walkerville
  • Collinswood
  • Vale Park
  • Klemzig
  • Medindie Gardens
  • Nailsworth
  • Sefton Park
  • Broadview
  • Manningham
  • Hampstead Gardens
  • Greenacres
  • Clearview

 

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From where do I purchase the St Monica’s school uniform?

St Monica school uniform can be purchased at:

Norwood Vinnies,  
Shop 70, The Parade, Norwood  SA 5067

Book fittings online at:  http://vinniesuniformshop.simplybook.me

Telephone: (08) 8362 6170

Shop hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturdays 9:30am – 4pm.

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Saint Monica acknowledges that we are gathered on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationships with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.