2018 NCSS Challenge Update

We currently have forty-nine students across Years 7 to 10 involved in the National Computer Science Schools Challenge. This is a five week coding challenge for students across the nation. Each week students are issued with new challenges to work through and in doing so learn how to code using the Python language. At present two of our students are at the top of the leaderboard at the halfway point in the Challenge. Janice Nyoto from Year 10 is competing at the Intermediate level and has achieved the maximum 150 points available,… Read More

Sphero Devices and Discovering Newton’s Laws — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

  Our 10.1 Science class spent the first three weeks of the term investigating Newton’s three Laws of Motion. They were provided with some background information and time to research and discuss Newton’s Laws of Motion. The students were grouped and then given a Sphero device from which they were to create a “Sphero chariot”. The chariots […] via Sphero Devices and Discovering Newton’s Laws — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Dresses For Drought Pop-Up Shop

Over the past few weeks the plight of our farmers has been front and centre of our hearts and minds as images of our rural regions in absolute despair have filled our screens. The St Clare’s community has decided to do something we hope will make a small difference to the lives of those doing it tough out west. Initially the call went out to support the ‘Dresses for Drought’ initiative, however, due to the overwhelming response from around the nation there is no longer a need for dresses to be donated…. Read More

Maths and Bees — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Following an amazing workshop yesterday with Elke Haege our 7.1 girls were back in the thick of it spending two hours with Maths guru, Stuart Palmer. Stuart is the author of the Mathematics text we are currently using and he has been immersed in the world of bees of late as part of his work […] via Maths and Bees — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Native Bee Workshop — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Our 7.1 students spent two hours this morning immersed in the world of our native bees as part of the STEM Academy project. The workshop was conducted by Elke Haege from Native Stingless Bees in Woollahra. Elke is a landscape architect and arborist who has a deep passion for the native stingless bee. (The native […] via Native Bee Workshop — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Love Bites serves strategies for healthy relationships — About Catholic Schools

Boys and girls from two Sydney Catholic schools explored the markers of a healthy relationship at an education session aimed at preventing domestic and relationship violence. via Love Bites serves strategies for healthy relationships — About Catholic Schools

Update — UNSW Sunsprint Challenge

Our four teams are at various stages of construction as we are now only two weeks away from this year’s Challenge. With all teams having been part of the 2017 Challenge there is less panic as we are all aware of what needs to be done prior to the event. One team is well advanced […] via Update — UNSW Sunsprint Challenge

Drone Training

We are looking to use our drone in the Year 11 Photography course this term and started some ‘official’ training this afternoon. It was a rocky start for Laila as she navigated the controls in her first attempt at flying the drone, however, it was not long before she was flying like an experienced pilot navigating netball and basketball hoops along the way. The first assignment for the Photography class is to capture images and footage from the beautiful Mary Immaculate Church for Fr Bernie to use on his website. Mr Johnson… Read More

Year 10 Spirituality Day

Our Year 10 students ventured down to Waverley Park last Tuesday to spend a day with the legendary Chris Doyle. Chris has been sharing his unique brand of spirituality with young people across the diocese for nearly two decades. His ability to connect with young adults through music is one of the reasons he has been so popular and relevant for such a long period of time. Tuesday was no different and our girls enjoyed the day immensely and hopefully connected with many of the messages Chris shared with them.

Photographic Competition

Over the last two months the College has been running a Photographic Competition for staff and students. There were six categories available to submit an entry to and we had almost three hundred submissions from across the College which was amazing. We would like to thanks Mrs Kimberley Freed for her efforts in not only getting the competition up and running but for collecting and collating all the wonderful entries for judging. A big thanks to Ms Smith for casting her eye over the entries and selecting the winners in each category…. Read More