Originally posted on Authentic Learning at St Clare's:
Our Year 7 students began a wonderful initiative back in Term 1. There goal was to capture some of the wonderful memories of the Poor Clare Sisters before they move to their new premises at Richmond. One of the most important rituals our Year 7 students participate in is ‘The Garden Walk’ with Sr Louise. Sr Louise takes the entire cohort on a trip around our beautiful garden pointing out the significance of the statues and mosaics. She also recounts some of the…
Thanks to Beatrice Tekiko, Year 12, who kindly made this video for us!
After almost nine months of planning the final designs for our Library space have been presented to us by the team at Black Sheep Design. The process has been quite complex with a number of stakeholders considering their position on how the space could be improved to cater for the needs of the College community. We are looking to commence the work required before the end of the school year to ensure the space is ready for the College community when we return in 2018. It is very exciting to see the… Read More
Our Year 9 students will be participating in a trial for the upcoming HSC Minimum Standards tests commencing in 2018. This will be a great opportunity for the girls to familiarise themselves with the online test format. While not all our Year 9 students will be required to sit the HSC Minimum Standards tests, NESA has asked that as many students as possible sit the trial tests to provide feedback around the process and types of questions on offer. The Year 9 students will sit all three tests on Friday 17th November… Read More
The feast day for our parish and neighbouring primary school, St Charles Borromeo Parish and School of Mary Immaculate Church Waverley, occurred on Saturday 4 November. St Charles was a Secular Franciscan. Enrolled in the Third Order of St. Francis he took the poverty of St. Francis of Assisi as the model for his life. Prayer of St Charles Borromeo: Almighty God, you have generously made known to human beings the mysteries of your life through Jesus Christ your Son in the Holy Spirit. Enlighten my mind to know these mysteries which your Church treasures and teaches. Move… Read More
Last Monday the student leadership team represented the College at The 2017 National Young Leaders Day. It was an unforgettable experience for the girls who were given the opportunity to listen to inspirational leadership figures such as Gladys Berejiklian, John Coutis, Adam Goodes and Andrew Scipione. There were approximately two thousand student leaders from other NSW schools in attendance which gave the girls a chance to meet new people and develop great connections. The day was a total success! The whole team felt very inspired and have already begun preparations for future… Read More
Last Thursday our Year 7 students were immersed in a day full of Japanese life. The day commenced with oral presentations based on a particular aspect of Japanese culture, eg food, religion, dress etc. Following the oral presentations the girls completed rotational activities: A session of Tai Chi under the guidance of a qualified instructor. An origami and art workshop. Learning to make sushi. As a group they shared a lovely Japanese sushi lunch in the hall followed by a session of Taiko drumming to complete the day.
Sasha Lee and Tess Burchell competed in the next round of the Hospitality WorldSkills VET in Schools Commercial Cookery Competition at Marist College Kogarah last week. This round of the competition again required the girls to plan, prepare and cook a three course meal to industry standard within a specified timeframe. The girls competed against a number of students across both Catholic and Department Schools and also across Regions. Unfortunately the girls missed a medal but to make it to this level of the competition is a fantastic achievement and we are… Read More
On Tuesday we welcomed our incoming Year 7 families to the College. An information session was held in the College Hall providing parents with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of College life for Year 7 students in 2018. A number of documents were provided through the Parent Information package. The BYODD Handbook and User Agreement 2018 was part of this package. There has been a slight change to the document regarding ‘Warranty Information’. This was needed to clarify the options for parents around Apple’s Protection Plan offered through the Apple website…. Read More
You are warmly invited to the Parents’ Association End of Year Celebration. Join us as we celebrate the end of another successful year at St Clare’s. 7pm, Friday 17 November at Light Brigade Hotel, 2A Oxford St,. Paddington. $50 per person (includes canapes and share boards plus drinks on arrival). Payment is required prior to the event. RSVP today to firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to your company.