The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) replaced the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) on 1 January 2017. NESA sets and monitors quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards. This includes responsibility, across NSW public, Catholic and independent schools, for: Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum accreditation of teachers and teaching degrees the internationally recognised HSC school registration and home schooling. NESA has produced a number of resources designed to help parents understand the minimum standard requirements around NAPLAN. Students in NSW will need a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to… Read More

Enrolment Policy

Authentic Learning

Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese are called to nurture students’ love of learning through a Catholic pedagogy that fosters the development of the intellect, moral knowledge, understanding and reasoning in a relational, social and cultural context. (Archbishops Charter for Catholic Schools, 2011) In 2015 Sydney Catholic Schools launched their Statement on Authentic Learning. This document provides a framework for the type of learning that should be taking place within a Catholic school. Authentic Learning is learning which is relevant, purposeful and engaging. It is learning that connects students to the world around… Read More


This year students from the College participated in the UNSW Sunsprint Challenge. This has been one of our major STEM initiatives for 2017, with four teams from Years 8 to 10 participating. We have a Sunsprint blog that has covered the journey of each of our four teams as they progressed in the Challenge. The Sunsprint Challenge is run by the Photovoltaic School at UNSW. The event always coincides with the Open Day held at the start of September each year. The Challenge has a long history with schools across all educational… Read More

Parent Information

All letters pertaining to College events will be posted to this page as they become available. Student Reports can be accessed via the Parent Portal. Whole School Information 2017 Off Campus Note Assessment Extension Form Student Leave Assessment Form Illness/Misadventure Form Year 11 Year 11 PVD Excursion March 13, 2017 HSC assessment handbook for 2017-2018 Year 7 2017 BYODD Parent Booklet


Throughout the year Reflection Days and Retreats are held to deepen each student’s connection with their faith. These days are a source of great joy and inspiration and often become the source of wonderful memories of a student’s time at the College. Year 12 Retreat 2016 Year 9 Reflection Day 2016

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Hours Opening hours: Tuesdays – 8.00am -10am Thursdays – 2pm – 4pm  Uniform Price List as at 11 May 2016 ********** St Clare’s College places emphases on the development of the whole person as an individual and as a member of the broader community. As such the College uniform identifies the students as […]

College Mission

St Clare’s College Waverley is a Catholic secondary school for girls. The College was founded by the Poor Clare Sisters in 1884 and is inspired by the values and teachings of St Clare and St Francis of Assisi. We are committed to providing a Catholic education for the young women in our care where we treasure: the integrity and gifts of each person; a compassionate and reconciling heart; and reverence for creation. The College embraces the spirit of St Clare and St Francis of Assisi and we are committed to: educating young… Read More

The History of St Clare’s College Waverley

The origin of St Clare’s College may be traced back through correspondence in the early 1880’s between the Waverley and Irish Franciscan Friars.

The College Leadership Team

The role and purpose of the College Leadership Team is to assist the Principal in providing effective and active leadership and animation of the whole College community.