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Montgrove College

140 Bringelly Road

Orchard Hills NSW2748

Tel: 02 4736 5977

Fax: 02 4736 8962



Key Details

Type: Independent

Level: Combined

Gender: Girls

Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Our School

Montgrove aschool of The PARED Foundation (Parents for Education) is characterised by many features. * The system of education is personalised seeking to integrate the pursuit of academic excellence the acquisition of skills and the development of the student's character. * Our school is a family school where the educational rights of the family come first. The school has the dual role of providing for the overall development of the students as well as assisting parents to be more effective educators of their children. * The Personalised Tutorial System pioneered in Australia by PARED ensures that each child is encouraged to become the best person he or she can be. It facilitates the partnership between parents and school to ensure the children receive a holistic and efficacious education.

Educational Principles

The School's personalised system of education is based on a number of principles. * The education of children is primarily the responsibility of parents and is determined to a great extent by the personal example of the parents themselves. * The student benefits most when there is harmony between the two major learning environments of home and school; therefore parents and teachers should try to grow in the qualities they wish the students to acquire. * Teachers are vital partners with parents in a common endeavour. The basis of this partnership is a loyal and mutual understanding of each others' complementary roles. * Parents and teachers who are striving for excellence need ongoing professional input as educators. * The student's behaviour should be the consequence of personal convictions acquired in a climate that balances discipline and freedom as the basis for an authentic sense of responsibility.

Parents & Teachers Working Together

The Personalised Tutorial System is the most distinctive means to reinforce the work of parents. Students are assigned an individual tutor who is a member of the school teaching staff. The tutor meets regularly with the student with the student's teachers and with the parents. In this way parents teachers and students co-operate in effective goal setting. This tutor assists each student's academic progress and character development. The tutor's rapport and friendship with the student and family are fundamental to the educational process. Apart from formal parent-tutor interviews the tutor is available to talk with parents whenever necessary. The parent-tutor relationship is a natural means to ensure that home and school work together effectively.

Parental Involvement

Parental involvement with Montgrove signifies the willingness of parents to take advantage of the means which the College offers to assist them in their task as primary educators of their children. An ongoing programme of parent functions which includes talks workshops and family education courses provides parents with the opportunity for personal enrichment and development. The College has a network of Class Parents who foster friendship and unity amongst the parents of the individual classes. Families of all religious social and cultural backgrounds attend Montgrove. The family environment of the school built on shared ideals and values Helps forge bonds of friendship which provide parents teachers and students with positive and supportive peer groups.

Character Development

The emphasis placed on character development is a major feature of Montgrove. An ongoing Human Virtues Programme fosters the development of qualities such as sincerity industriousness order cheerfulness generosity and service to others. This aspect of the education offered is the basis for fostering the full development of the student's character. Leadership and community service programs complement the focus of character education. This is based on the conviction that leaders must be persons of integrity with a genuine commitment to serve others.

Spiritual Development

Montgrove offers students a solid grounding in the Catholic faith as the basis for a simple and deep love of God. Students are encouraged to live their faith with a genuine spirit of freedom and commitment. The College emphasises the primary role that parents play in their children's spiritual development. The chaplains of Montgrove are priests of Opus Dei apersonal Prelature of the Catholic Church whose aim is to assist all people to live the universal call to holiness.


OPEN DAYSTerm 1 - 13th MarchTerm 2 - 22nd MayTerm 3 - 31st JulyTerm 4 - 16th October

Visiting times - 10. 00am - 1. 30pmPrincipal's Talk - 10. 30amStudents conduct guided tours throughout the day. Staff and parents are available to answer any questions you may have about the school's aims and features. A talk on our unique approach to personalised education is given.

MONTGROVE INFANTSBoys and Girls attend Montgrove Infants for the K - 2 years. Boys then transfer to another PARED School Wollemi College at Werrington which caters for boys Years 3 - 12 with the girls continuing at Montgrove College K-10 (in 2014).  Montgrove College will continue to add a class each year as the girls progress to Year 12.


Montgrove College acknowledges the individual needs of students and provision is made to extend and support their growth in all areas academic physical and spiritual. The Infants School structure comprises two co-educational classes for each year K to Year 2. The educational curriculum includes the six Key Learning Areas prescribed by the NSW Board of Studies: - English; Mathematics; Human Society and its Environment; Science and Technology; Creative Arts; Personal Development Health and Physical Education. While the school recognises the primary role that parents have in the spiritual development of their children students are offered instruction in the Catholic faith. Students learn Spanish from Kindergarten with further immersion in the Spanish language during sport. Students from Kindergarten have access to computers in their classroom and in the computer laboratory. IT is integrated in other KLAs to develop students' expertise and awareness of information technology. Learning support programs include lateral extension for gifted students and support for students with learning difficulties.


Spalding is a powerful multi-sensory phonics based language arts programme for teaching reading spelling writing and comprehension. Students quickly become competent and enthusiastic readers spellers and writers. At Montgrove spalding processes are integrated into a well structured daily programme.


The character development of students is aided by the practice of virtues which are taught to students as part of the curriculum and should be reinforced at home. Students have a 'Motto Book' which explains the virtues as a way of living. It is incorporated in their weekly homework. One virtue is emphasised each week and students are required along with their parents to set a goal for themselves for the week to practice that virtue. Values for Australian Schooling are included in this program.



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