Dec 15

The Class of 2017 are celebrating after they received their HSC results yesterday. They have done exceptionally well and should be very happy with what they have achieved. 

Alyssa Conejar and Julia Warren both received a Premier’s All Rounder Award, for scoring in the top band for at least 10 units of their HSC courses. Julia also placed 9th in the State for Food Technology. Special mention should also be made of Aiesha Oringo and Teresa Smith who were both nominated for Encore, an event that showcases some of the best HSC performances in Music.

Overall, Montgrove received 21 Distinguished Achiever awards from 69 exams. In other words, the girls achieved the top band for 30.4% of their exams. Due to the small size of the cohort, Montgrove’s rank is not published in the newspaper, but with this percentage, Montgrove would have ranked number 40 in the State. 

Dec 06

On the feastday of St Nicholas, the students of Montgrove enjoyed a “White Christmas” after an unprecedented flash hail storm left the school covered in ice!

Dec 01
After their end of year exams, the Year 10 students went on a 3 day service camp in the Central Coast. We had great weather and great company. The girls volunteered at several organisations which challenged them and offered them new perspectives. 

The staff at Peninsula Aged Care were so grateful for the help running recreational activities including poetry-writing, exercise and singing with the choir. The girls were moved to observe how much the staff cared for the residents. The Rotary Club was so impressed to see young girls contribute their time and energy to removing graffiti from the streets and cleaning up local parks and beaches that they interviewed them for the local newspaper. This activity fostered such a great appreciation of the environment that we couldn’t help but notice every piece of rubbish and graffiti for the rest of the trip! 

Jul 13

On Friday 5th May 2017, 27 students from Year 7 to Year 11 attended the annual Hills Zone Cross Country Carnival held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. The 27 students who attended were in high spirits the entire day as they patiently waited for their race. The grand stand was situated in front of the finish line where all schools were able to view the spectacular finishes as each student sprinted to the finish line in an attempt to overtake the other competitors. We had many girls produce excellent results throughout the day.

Montgrove College placed 3rd in the Percentage Shield. Congratulations to Gemma Doyle (Year 9) who finished 9th in the 14 years 4km race.

Jul 13

On Wednesday afternoon, Montgrove College hosted the ROSTRUM Public Speaking competition. Congratulations to the girls for their wonderful preparation and presentation of their speeches.   The calibre of speakers was very high and the girls should be very proud of their efforts.  Olivia Twyford won her division and has progressed to the Regional Finals to be held in May. We wish Olivia all the best. Mikayla Jay was awarded runner up in her division.  Well done girls.
Jul 13
On Tuesday Montgrove College competed in the Regional Secondary Futsal Competition. Thanks to Mr Badrov and his expertise in Futsal, the girls trained hard and were very competitive showing great potential. Montgrove Blue made it to the semi-finals. This is the first time that Montgrove has played in a Futsal competition and the girls did a fantastic job.
Jul 12

Our Harmony Day spectacular did not disappoint. St Patrick made sure that the rain did not come down and we were able to enjoy the amazing stalls and performances of all the different nations. Every item had its own charm and it was great to see some students learning about a new culture by participating in a performance from a different country.

We are fortunate to live in a country that has people from a variety of cultures living side by side in relative peace. The various multicultural events and Harmony Days celebrated throughout the nation foster greater cohesion and a deeper understanding of the cultural heritage of the members of our community. Celebrating our diversity should lead us to appreciate the common aspirations and desires that we all have for love and happiness.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Harmony Day!

Jul 12

On Thursday, the Year 10s had an opportunity to assist Sailability Penrith host a sailing and fishing event with for the elderly at Penrith Lakes. Here is what one of the Year 10s reported on the experience.

Sailability was an interesting and new experience for all of us who attended. None of us have ever learnt to sail before and most had no experience on the water. However, with the couple of hours we had, I guess you could say we practically became experts.

Interacting with all of our passengers was a whole other aspect to the day. We as a group had to step out of our comfort zone to try and create the best experience for the elderly. In the end all the girls had an amazing day and all walked away with something new in mind. I would definitely go back again and would heavily encourage everyone to go too. It is a great learning experience for all ages and a great social interaction activity. 

Jun 12

In 2018, Montgrove College will be opening an additional class in Kindergarten and Year 2. From 2018, the Year 2 boys will be moving to the Wollemi campus in Werrington. This is an exciting new stage of growth at Montgrove.

Applications are currently being processed for 2018 Kindergarten, Year 2 and Year 7 girls. Please refer to the Enrolments section of the school website for information on the enrolment process. The next Open Day for Montgrove is scheduled for Wednesday, 2nd August.

Dec 23

Congratulations to our first graduating class on their HSC results. From a class of 21 students, they received 14 listings on the Distinguished Achievers List. Guada Tamayo came 8th in the State for Music 1. Guada was also nominated for ENCORE, and Maxine Gando was nominated for ARTEXPRESS. The students’ results were in the top two bands for 71% of their exams. Well done!