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St Monica's

Catholic Life and Mission of the School
 
We are a one-form entry Catholic primary school, situated in the heart of Hoxton, Shoreditch.

We are committed to serving our community and all our stakeholders. Jesus is at the heart of our learning, values and beliefs, and our central aim is to build up our pupils into effective citizens of the world, with deep Catholic ethos and the love of Jesus Christ. We live our faith every day, openly demonstrating the qualities of Jesus to each other, loving one another and fostering forgiveness.

We value and celebrate each other's gifts and talents, nurturing them to instil a deep sense of pride in each other - after all, we are all 'fearfully and wonderfully made' by God the Father.

We seek to create a stimulating environment and a happy, caring community where each person grows in knowledge and love.

Fr. Gabriel is our School Chaplain and the Parish Priest of our Church - Saint Monica's Catholic Church. We cherish the very close relationship between our school, our school chaplain and our local school community.

We proudly demonstrate the rich traditions of Catholicity as we evidence it through our works, displays and assemblies.

While majority of our children are Catholics, we welcome children from all faiths and our children come from all walks of life.
All through the year, the Church family celebrates the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We also celebrate: -
 
    • The Feast of St Monicas
    • Crowning of Our Lady
    • Advent
    • Easter Liturgy
    • Harvest Festival
    • Christmas Nativity
 
St Monica’s pupils, parents, and staff enjoy a school journey through the Church’s year. Our entrance, hall, corridor, and classroom displays reflect the time of year in the Church’s calendar.
Gospel Assembly 
 
Every Monday morning, we begin our week together with a Gospel inspired assembly led by our ‘Peace and Justice’ society group. The assemblies are based on the Wednesday Word and the Sunday's Gospel and give the children an opportunity to apply the Gospel message to their lives and the life of our school. They leave the assembly with a question to reflect on, the word of the week and a weekly mission. This assembly is the basis for the weekly class reflection lessons and further classroom Collective Worship. All our assemblies they start using the same structure as our gospel assembly, through our ‘School’s Mission’ and Patron Saint prayer. Also we strongly encourage weekly classes in rotation to showcase their home prayer book during the assembly making in that way the link between home and school stronger.