St Monica's Catholic Primary School

A small school where big things happen

Common Good

Here at St. Monica’s we are continuing to strive for excellence to be more like Jesus and to live out the Gospel Values. We seek to embrace and contribute to the Mission of Church, to proclaim the Gospel of Christ and to bring each person closer to our loving Father through the power of the Holy Spirit. By recognising the dignity of all, finding opportunities to imitate Christ and striving to love and serve others, we aim to encourage one another to give in service, in as much as we give of our resources through charity fundraising. This means we try to be giving of our time to charities and to others, and as a school community, we organise events throughout the year to raise awareness of charities and contribute to their cause.


Community Events

We want our pupils to be beacons in our local community. Inspired by Christ’s model of Servant Leadership, our children reach out and draw people in, to do good.


Some of our annual events include:-

  • Singing, dancing and performing at cooperate venues  for Christmas
  • Litter pick in our local area (Hoxton Square)
  • Creating ‘Blessing Bags’ for our local homeless community
  • Clearing & working on our school Eco Garden


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The common good is the complete development of all the people of the world. John XXIII describes it as ‘the sum total of conditions of social living, whereby persons are enabled more fully and readily to achieve their own perfection.’ Mater et Magistra – “Mother and Teacher” (1961).


The pursuit of the common good entrusts, both to the government and the Church, care for the greatest good of all persons, not just the greatest possible number. No individual is excluded from the common good. It is also therefore linked to the ideas of human dignity and authentic and integral human development, making them central aims of all societies.

Here are some examples of how St Monica’s lives out this mission:


At various times throughout the year,  we collect donations for various causes, including CAFOD.

During Harvest particularly,  our pupils donate various items of food which are then donated to people in need. This year, we had a bumper collection which was donated to the Food Bank.

Thank you to our pupils, parents and staff who continue to give generously.


This years Harvest festival was virtually streamed and can be viewed on our YouTube channel here


"The dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good are concerns which ought to shape all economic policies" Pope Francis