Remembrance Day Visit to Lycee Condorcet

Three members of our Year 11 Fromelles Research Team, Immi Barham, Lily Whitaker and Emily Cropp visited Lycee Condorcet (French International School) in Maroubra last week to be part of their Remembrance Day ceremony. The students had been invited to share their journey of discovery as part of their research into the Battle of Fromelles. We were joined by the Year 9 students from Lycee Condorcet as well as a number of distinguished guests including, the French Consul-General Mme Anne Boillon, Patrick Lindsay, Matt McLachlan from McLachlan Battlefield Tours, the Lycee Condorcet… Read More

More Native Stingless Bees Arrive

The College welcomed some new members to our community on Thursday 22nd October, with the installation of our second beehive containing more native stingless bees. The installation was the end result of the Year 7 project that took place in Term 4, 2019. The project required all Year 7 classes to investigate whether the College could sustain a second beehive and where that hive should be located. As the project took place late in the year we had to wait until spring this year to take delivery of the new hive. Once… Read More

Year 7 Science

Term 4 would normally see the entire Year 7 cohort participating in a project involving the native stingless bees. Due to Covid-19, we decided that our project,’ Sustainability – Whose Responsibility?’ would be put aside for 2020 and students would simply focus on the life of the native stingless bee in their Science classes. As part of their work students have been asked to create prototypes of a native stingless beehive based on the two hives we have in our front garden. There have been a wide variety of designs emerging, with… Read More

USYD Grand Challenge — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Our top Science students in Year 9 and 10 participated in a virtual investigation today through Sydney University. The Grand Challenge required students to work in teams to find a way to eradicate malaria. The day started with an energiser activity before an unpacking of the ‘mission’ and an introduction to the facilitators for the […] via USYD Grand Challenge — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Fromelles Documentary Update — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Filming for our documentary on The Battle of Fromelles has recommenced following the impact of Covid-19. Our team of Year 11 students, who were due to complete filming in France last April, will now be completing the documentary in and around Sydney. Last week we were fortunate to have the Anzac Memorial at Hyde Park […] via Fromelles Documentary Update — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Year 7 Project Day 2 — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Our second project day for the Year 7 Space Project took place last week with another workshop using Block 42 highlighting the day’s activities. For most of the day students were working in their mission teams developing their feasibility study around colonising Mars. To support the students in their work, staff spent time working with […] via Year 7 Project Day 2 — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

St Clare’s Day

Our College community gathered to celebrate the life of St Clare on Friday. Celebrations were a little different due to the impact of Covid-19. Our wonderful Poor Clare Sisters were unable to join us, while Year 12 were the only students permitted to celebrate mass at Mary Immaculate with Fr Bernie. The rest of the College had to remain behind and watch the mass via live stream. This was a unique experience for all of us. Nevertheless, it was wonderful to be able to celebrate the life of St Clare as a… Read More

Year 8 Project Day 1 — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Our Year 8 students are currently working on their Term 3 project. The driving question for the project is, ‘How can people and technology improve their local area?’ The first project day took place on Thursday and The Hub was alive with ideas as the students worked in teams to identify a problem they wanted […] via Year 8 Project Day 1 — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Dance Workshop

A group of our Year 7 students participated in a Dance Workshop last week as part of their preparation for the Year 7 Performing Arts Project which will be performed at the start of next term. This was a great learning experience for the students and a lot of fun as well!

NCSS Challenge Underway — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

A number of our students across Years 7 and 8 are participating in the National Computer Science Schools (NCSS) Challenge at present. The Challenge is run by Grok Learning and teaches students to code while they solve puzzles. It is a great way to get students into the basics of coding with many of our […] via NCSS Challenge Underway — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s