St Monica’s Primary School

Mr PEARSON — Last week I was delighted to visit St Monica’s Primary School in Moonee Ponds with the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. I was greeted by the principal, Peter Moore, out the front. He advised me that he was there to ensure the kiss-and-drop-off zone was properly managed so the children could safely access the grounds, which I think speaks to Peter’s values. The minister and I met with the grade 5 and 6 students who displayed their knowledge and insights into sustainability and protecting our environment. It was a fantastic forum, and I would especially like to thank Sienna, Lauren, Eloise and Madeline for showing the minister and me around the school. St Monica’s is a wonderful local school with a dynamic and resilient school community. We are all the better for having leaders like Peter Moore and schools like St Monica’s in our community.