Debating Update

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

Engineers Without Borders

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

Year 7 Poetry Incursion

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!

Year 7 History

This term all Year Seven students have been working on their History Assessment Task. We have been working really hard looking up lots of information on our chosen topic. We had to choose one out of four topics, After Life and the Gods, Mummification, Royal Family/Leadership and Architecture. We worked in groups of three to five students. We had to make a sculpture and write an information card on our chosen topic. My group and chose Mummification. We made a mummy, an Egyptian mask, canopic jars and mummified animals. Year Seven put… Read More


At Holy Family Maroubra on Friday 12th May, youth from Sydney Catholic Schools came together for an evening of worship, adoration and song. This is one of a number of events in the lead up to the Australian Catholic Youth Festival taking place in December this year.   The special guest for the evening was US songwriter and youth minister, Steve Angrisano.

Archbishop Student Forum

Last Friday two of our senior students attended a student forum at Notre Dame University. Archbishop Fisher and Bishop Umbers were the special guests at the forum. The forum commenced with His Grace inviting the students to discuss the challenges and blessings of leadership. Both His Grace and Bishop Umbers responded to these issues reflecting on their own experiences as leaders within the Catholic Church. Both affirmed the work being done by our young leaders in our schools. This was followed by a Q and A session where students could direct questions… Read More

Parents’ Association Meeting

Parents and Carers are invited to attend the Parents’ Association Meeting on Tuesday, 9 May commencing at 6pm in the Library Mezzanine. Mrs McGahan, College Principal, will report on the year to date with a look at what’s ahead, followed by the President’s Report from Mr Jack Simos.  We aim to conclude the meeting by 7pm.

Year 8 Wide Reading 2017

Last term, Year 8 was given the task to select a book from the library and create a ‘showbag’ for it. To do this, we had to read our book of choice, and create a bag filled with a book review, photos, character cards and almost anything related to the book. I was amazed by the creative things that my classmates put into their showbags. There were advertisements, souvenirs from the hometowns of the characters, and even plans for film adaptations. In conclusion, I enjoyed this assessment task thoroughly, because it exercised… Read More

Mother’s Day Mass Invitation 15 May

Gamification Update

In an earlier post we briefly acknowledged an outstanding response to a recent Religion task by Janice and Annabelle, two of our Year 9 students. Over the break they went to the trouble of presenting a walkthrough of their game to further showcase the possibilities that games have in the learning process.