Latest Sports News

The latest information for all sport at the College will be located on the College Sports website and listed below as it becomes available throughout 2019. St Clare’s College Water Polo 2019 Term 1 2019 St Catherine’s Basketball Draw  

Coding

The Coding Club commenced in the second half of 2017 as a way of generating interest in coding amongst our students. There was a good response to this initiative and we are building on that foundation throughout 2019. In 2018 we joined with Apple and the Coder Academy as part of a pilot project to look at ways coding can be integrated into the classroom. We launched a pilot project which had its focus on app development for iOS. The students used Xcode 9 to learn how to build an app from… Read More

2018 Open Day

The College Open Day will take place on Tuesday 6th March from 2:30pm-6pm. This will be a wonderful opportunity to experience all the College can offer your daughter. College tours will be available throughout the afternoon. Registration is not required. There will be a number of exhibitions on display providing opportunities for discussions with both staff and students.

USYD STEM Academy

The College is an official Partner School in University of Sydney’s STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy. The STEM Academy provides an opportunity for schools to send up to six staff to be trained in how to effectively integrate STEM strategies into the classroom. At the end of 2017 six of the College staff spent three days at the Women’s College at Sydney University immersing themselves in all things STEM. It was certainly an interesting experience as they were exposed to a wide range of strategies for incorporating STEM into our Maths, Science and… Read More

NESA

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

STEM and STEAM

Over the past two years the College has made a concerted effort to expose our students to a wide range of STEM related activities. In 2017 we partnered with Sydney University’s STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy and this provided great momentum for the projects that are currently running in the College. The UNSW Sunsprint Challenge is one of our major co-curricular STEM activities. 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… Read More

Parent Communication

We believe that communication between home and school is critical. For this to be effective, we ask that parents and carers be mindful that school life is very busy. However there are things that will assist in ensuring that communication is always clear, transparent and reasonable. Consequently, to ensure clarity around communication whether it is by face to face meetings, phone, or email, families and students are reminded that teachers are not on call 24/7. Any communication with teachers should be done between 8.00am and 4.00pm. Communication outside these times is done… Read More

Spirituality

Spirituality at St Clare’s College Waverley follows the contemplative and reflective style of St Francis. The school provides many opportunities throughout the academic year for students to reflect on the character of Jesus in their own life. We seek to model the teachings of Jesus in everything we do emphasising the College motto ‘Deus meus et omnia – My God in all things’. Our students are encouraged to work to better themselves through humility and compassion and to promote the value of the dignity of each individual person. In the spirt of… Read More