Learning at Monte

Students are encouraged to select a balanced program that ensures a foundation for tertiary study and life-long learning. The curriculum offers students a well-rounded academic education, with a socially responsible, world-oriented perspective. Mercy values underpin what they learn and how they learn.

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Learning is a dynamic and life-long process, in which students have individual needs. A number of programs assist students to be effective, independent and confident learners.

  • As an integral part of Year 7 and continuing into the following years, the College has a strong emphasis on the development of advanced thinking, co-operative learning, research skills and metacognition for all students, regardless of their ability. These skills help our students understand their own learning and assist in the development of independent study.
  • The Gifted and Talented program provides enrichment and extension opportunities in Maths, English and Music. Students can take part in specialist activities such as Future Problem Solving, Tournament of the Minds and the Da Vinci competition.
  • The Academic Support team provides assistance for girls with learning difficulties.

The College is at the forefront of e-learning and provides a rich digital environment. Technology is integrated into all areas of the curriculum to enhance learning. Computers are connected using wireless technology to the school intranet and the internet. New technologies continue to invigorate many aspects of our lives in the 21st century. Plus ICT provides new opportunities to innovate and transform. We value technology for its capacity to enhance learning.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 for its outstanding academic results with an impressive 44% achieving an ATAR over 90. Monte student, Madeleine McDonald, achieved the highest possible ATAR of 99.95 making 2016 the seventh consecutive year that a Monte student has achieved a perfect ATAR.

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CURRICULUM 

Monte was the first Catholic girls' school in NSW to offer both the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. Click here for more information.

TECHNOLOGY

Monte has long been renowned for its visionary implementation of technology to enhance students' learning opportunities. Click here for more information.