The feast day to Mary Help of Christians has been celebrated in Australia since 1844 but the history to this day dates back to the start of the 1800’s. Napoleon Bonaparte had jailed Pius VI who died in jail. When Pope Pius VII was elected he too was jailed by Bonaparte, who kept him prisoner at Fontainbleau. The Holy Father vowed to God that if he were restored to the Roman See, he would institute a special feast in honour of Mary. The military eventually forced Bonaparte to release the Pope and… Read More
St Clare’s on 5 and 12 May hosted Rounds 2 and 3 of the CSDA 2017 Debating Competition. On Friday 5 May, both Marcellin College Randwick and Mercy College Chatswood debated against our A and B teams. It was a very lively night with a topic of ‘Media’ but, unfortunately, we did not have any wins. The following week on Friday 12 May, our visitors joined us from St Ursula’s Kingsgrove. Congratulations to St Clare’s teams 7A, 9A and 9B for your wins on the night. With a topic of ‘Leadership’, these… Read More
Last week a group of UNSW students who are part of the Engineers Without Borders initiative worked with our Year 8 Science classes on solving a problem that related to an issue faced by people living in poorer regions of our planet. The challenge involved building a house that would float on a lake. The type of scenario faced by people living in The Tonle Sap in Cambodia. The Tonle Sap is a large body of freshwater in central Cambodia that is home to unique wildlife. Over a million people rely on… Read More
Our Year 7 students enjoyed a fabulous presentation from the ‘Poetry in Action‘ team today. Their entertaining and engaging performance gave the students a wonderful insight into some of the great poets, while very cleverly embedding a variety of poetry techniques into the performance. Absolutely brilliant!