Records show that a school building made of vertical slab walls and a bark roof and lined with bark was built for Dr. Henry Backhaus at Kangaroo Flat in 1860.
Pupils attended under the care of a Miss. Wall 1859-1860. This bark school is believed to have been situated within the boundary of the present school grounds. The original Church built at St. Monica's in 1864 was used as a Church School. This building was constructed from bricks fired in the open from clay obtained from the present school oval area. The moulding and firing of these bricks was a unique process..
St. Monica's School is a Catholic Parish Primary School and is an integral part of St. Mary's Parish Golden Square. Our school community includes over 200 families, staff, students, our Canonical Administrator Fr. Tony Shallue and the wider Parish Community.
As parents, you are invited to take an active role in our school. There are many opportunities for you to become involved in the school community including the Parents and Friends Committee, the School Board or supporting class and school programs and participating in parent programmes and social activities.
The enrolment process commences each year with an Information Evening for parents generally in May. The information evening for 2017 will be held on Tuesday 23rd May at 6.30pm, this is in conjunction with the schools open days which are from Monday 15th May- Friday 19th May from 9am-3.30pm.
Parents are invited to make an appointment for an enrolment interview with the Principal. Enrolment interviews take place in June. Please contact the school to make an appointment.