Monthly Archives: March 2016

School Sport ACT – Change of School Approval Process

School Sport ACT (SSACT) has currently updated its website and has also changed the school approval process for students who wish to attend trials for ACT School Sport teams. If your daughter is interested in trialling for an ACT School Sport team, the relevant documents must be completed online via the SSACT website. A... Read more »

Pacific Islander United program

The Pacific Islander United (PIU) program has started up again for 2016. This program offers our Pacific Islander students extra support through their studies and sporting commitments. PIU provides a great opportunity to embrace our culture and stay connected with our Islander sisters within the College. Extra study sessions are provided every Wednesday afternoon from... Read more »

St Clare’s College Library

The St Clare’s College Library is open for St Clare’s students and staff use from 8.00am to 4.30pm. It is closed at Recess. The library provides spaces for individual and group work, computers, and a comfy reading area. Book clubs are run through the Library, including a shared one with St Edmund’s College. Resources include... Read more »

Parent Teacher Interviews Thursday

31 March 4.00-7.30 pm and Tuesday 5 April 4.00-6.00pm A sound education is the basis for later life achievement for your daughter and parent-teacher interviews are an important way to promote success. At St Clare’s we see families as partners in a student’s learning because there is clear evidence that involved and positively connected parents... Read more »

Vinnie’s Door Knock Appeal a success

On Sunday 28 February, 13 girls and Mrs O’Brien participated in the annual St Vincent de Paul Doorknock Appeal. The girls tirelessly walked around Pearce and Mawson, collecting donations which will be used by the organisation in the community. We started the day at 9:30am with a very delicious and filling picnic breakfast, which the girls... Read more »

Kids’ Lit Quiz

On the 16 March, 8 students from Year 7 and 8 represented St Clare’s College in the Kids’ Lit Quiz. The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual, worldwide literature competition for students aged 10 to 13. The girls competed against 28 teams from schools around the ACT. The competition consisted of 100 literature based questions... Read more »

ACT Secondary Schools Tennis Championships

On Tuesday 1 March, 16 students from St Clare’s arrived at the Lyneham Tennis Centre to compete in the ACT Secondary Schools Tennis Championships. Mrs Clarke managed the team and filled us with words of encouragement throughout the day. For the third year in a row, I am pleased to acknowledge that St Clare’s had... Read more »

ACT High Schools Water Polo Championships

A scorching 34 degrees at the Civic Pool on Wednesday 9 March met the two St Clare’s teams as they matched up against 5 other schools and 2 composite teams to battle it out for the ACT High Schools Championship. St Clare’s were very keen to maintain the winning tradition of the last few years and... Read more »

Swimming Carnival 2016

4 March  saw the Tuggeranong Lakeside Leisure Centre host St Clare’s College’s most attended swimming carnival in over 20 years. The day could be described as one of great enthusiasm, spirit and competition to the level which many of the students and teachers had ever experienced. A massive congratulation goes out to the girls in Japara... Read more »

Parish liturgies this Holy Week

Please see below a document which lists all of the times of masses in every parish in our Archdiocese this Holy Week and Easter.   If you are not sure which parish is near to you, have a look here:   Second rites of reconciliation will be on this week at these parishes: Holy Spirit... Read more »

Women and Girls Fun Run

On Sunday March 6 St Clare’s College entered a team for the annual Women and Girls 5km Fun Run, organized by the YMCA runners of Canberra. 2016 was a milestone for the event celebrating its 30 year anniversary. St Clare’s staff, students and families completed the event with enthusiasm and great spirit. As a College... Read more »

Track & Field Nationals Success

Three St Clare’s students performed with distinction representing ACT at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Perth last week. The weather was quite hot making their efforts all the remarkable in such extreme conditions. Grace Brennan (11 SULT) competed in the long jump and triple jump in the U/18 years division. She managed 5.89m in... Read more »