All student poems

The School

Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College is an independent Catholic secondary school for girls, Years 7 to 12, located in North Sydney. 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 students understand their own learning and assist in the development of independent study.

The Project

Celebrated Sydney poet Fiona Wright explored The Red Room Company's most recent learning resource, The Disappearing, with students from Years 8 and 9 at Monte Sant' Angelo Mery College. Students worked through a series of specially designed 'disappearing' activities to develop their own poems that traced vanishing places, people and pebbles. Click through to view the collection of student 'Notice' poems.

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The Poet

Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright’s book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance won the 2016 Kibble Award, and her poetry collection Knuckled, won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore Award. She has recently completed a PhD at Western Sydney University’s Writing & Society Research Centre.