Day 2 of the UNSW Sunsprint Challenge is all about the racing. It coincides with UNSW’s Open Day and always attracts big crowds. Three events run on Day 2, the Mini-Sprint which has a Primary school focus, the Solar Boats and the Sunsprint. Our teams were well placed after Day 1 and were hoping to progress through to the Top 8 once the knockout rounds got underway. Unfortunately the Firefly, Team Jellybean and Shooting Star bowed out in Round 1 to strong competitors. Chicken Rocket defeated Firefly in Round 1 progressing through… Read More
On Thursday 7 September, Year 12 and their religion teachers enjoyed a day of spiritual renewal at Bronte Surf Life Saving Club with presenter Chris Doyle, musician from Karis Ministry. The theme of the day was ‘Hope for the Future’ and through prayer, song, stories, games and reflection the girls were able to spend time thinking about their relationships with God and others and the importance of maintaining their spirituality and faith life once they leave school.
The events of Day 1 of the UNSW Sunsprint were all about testing, evaluating and racing. The only feedback the students get from the project is time on the track. What happens on the track tells the students how effective their designs are in relation to the regulations set down by the National organisation. Ideally we would like to have access to the track well in advance of the Challenge and it is something we have been pushing for over the past few years. Here are some video highlights from Day 1.
Congratulations to Vaiata Halaholo (Year 12) who was St Clare’s 2017 recipient for the well deserved prestigious Archbishop’s Award for Student Excellence. Vaiata received her award from the Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP at St Mary’s Cathedral after Amy McKay (Year 11) read her citation: Vaiata demonstrates the College motto “My God in all things” by her passion and commitment to her Catholic faith through her compassion, care and generosity towards her fellow students on a daily basis. She contributes to the Catholic life of the College by assisting with House and… Read More
On Wednesday 30 August, the Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, presided over the Eucharistic Celebration at St Mary’s Cathedral that remembered all those hurt by abortion. The Solemn Memorial Mass commemorated this profound loss, and in solidarity with bereaved mothers and fathers, the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney began the celebration of Life Week. St Clare’s College was especially chosen to sing the Reflection Hymn after Holy Communion. Congratulations and special thanks must go to Kaylen De Gersigny (Year 10), Ruby Baird (Year 9), Linda Avetisian (Year 9) and… Read More
Three of our Year 10 students, Olivia, Bonnie and Georgia, recently spent time at Target learning about life in the retail industry. This was part of their work experience program and no doubt the girls gained a great deal from such a valuable experience.
Preparations are underway for tonight when our Year 12 Hospitality class will be taking over Flamez Eatery Restaurant at Maroubra Beach. The girls have been working hard with the Head Chef and manager to develop a theme, menu, invitation and tickets for this event. They will prepare, cook and serve a three course meal to guests tonight in what should be a wonderful showcase of the skills these girls have demonstrated over the last two years.
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Our Year 9 Commerce classes have been preparing for ‘Market Day’ for most of this term and Friday’s activities were the culmination of the hard work and preparation put in by staff and students. Each class was divided into group with students choosing team members. Initially discussions centred around potential businesses that may be successful on ‘Market Day’. Each group was given a template of a ‘business report’ from which they then built an outline of the potential business. This was then submitted…