Monthly Archives: June 2016

Alarm for Non-Government Schools in Greens Policy

The National Catholic Education Commission and Catholic School Parents Australia have warned that the Australian Greens’ education policy will create uncertainty for non-government schools, limit school choice for families and students, and could cause Catholic school fees to increase. Please refer to the attached flyer for additional information.  

Survey – Helping Children Flourish in Digital Environments

If you’re a parent of Children (below 18 years of age), we would like to request that you take part in this survey. It is a part of a wider research study aiming to understand how parents view the protection of their children online. The research is conducted by an experienced team of researchers from... Read more »

NCEC Party Responses

Catholic education wrote to both major parties to ask about their education policies and how they will affect the 765,000 students being educated in the 1,731 Catholic schools across Australia. Summaries of the parties’ responses are provided in the attached document.

Drinking from intellectual wells of every sort

I wish I coined the words of the heading! They belong to Fr Ron Rolheiser, theologian and teacher as well as the president of the Oblate School of Theology in Texas. He was reflecting on the pursuit of knowledge and truth over his lifetime as a priest and he goes on to say, “True faith... Read more »

FEES REMINDER

Fees are now due for payment in full unless arrangements have otherwise been approved by the College. If you have an arrangement in place, please ensure that the instalment payments are sufficient to have your account paid in full by the end of this year. Please contact the College Fees Office on 6260 9400 if... Read more »

Prevention of Alcohol Related Trauma in Youth Program

On Tuesday 21 June, thirty Year 10 students attended the P.A.R.T.Y excursion to the Canberra Hospital. The day was filled with various exciting activities to develop our knowledge on the consequences of taking dangerous risks in everyday life. We were able to experience what it would really be like working in the emergency room and the... Read more »

ACT Cross Country Championships

On 14 June after two date changes, St Clare’s College took a team of 24 girls out to Stromlo Forrest Park for the ACT Cross Country Championships. The forecast for the day was for sunny conditions with wind so the team boarded the bus feeling excited and ready to compete against Canberra’s other high schools.... Read more »

Year 11 Children’s Services Trip to the National Zoo

National Zoo and Aquarium with the Playschool group from Narrabundah Early Childhood School – Friday 27 May. As a culmination of our unit on Working in Early Childhood, the Year 11 Children’s Services class decided to plan and conduct an excursion to the National Zoo and Aquarium. In organising the excursion students were able to apply... Read more »

ANU Languages Showcase

On the 31 May, five students from the Year 10 Japanese were invited to attend the ANU Languages Showcase. Each student had to register onilne and choose four lectures to attend. A few of us (Georgia, Alex and Charlotte) went to the Japanese lecture. We found it really interesting and enjoyable and got to experience some Japanese culture.... Read more »

National Sorry Day Bridge Walk

On 27 May twenty-one Indigenous students and their friends attended the National Sorry Day Bridge Walk with myself and Mrs Saunders. The day was fairly cold and windy but luckily it wasn’t raining. We travelled on the excursion with students from St Edmund’s College. When we arrived everyone assembled beneath the Bridge where a Welcome to... Read more »

Kate Tominac Cup Open Basketball Championships

  Belconnen Basketball Stadium Thursday June 2 The first game against Erindale Red was hard fought by the St Clare’s team but the opposition were too strong, running out 36-13 winners. The team then backed up against St Francis Xavier College where St Clare’s focus was to play a faster paced game with strong team... Read more »

Exams, Expectations and Elections

The end of semester heralds the time for exams and reports. Exams are an important indicator of how the students are travelling but it also assists the teacher in refining the curriculum and the teaching program. Obviously the stress level rises at this time as students want to do well and the fear of not... Read more »

National success on the sporting field

Congratulations to Elise Wilson of Year 11 Alinda, who has been selected in the Touch Football Australia National 17’S youth training squad. Elise will be training to compete in the 2017 Youth Trans-Tasman Test series. Elise has also been selected in the U20s women’s NSW touch football team to play in a State of Origin... Read more »

Year 10 Week Schedule

Dear Parents/Carers. Below is a schedule of the events occurring in Year 10 Week. This letter will also be emailed to Year 10 families. In Week 10 of this term (27 June – 1 July), all Year 10 students will participate in Year 10 Week. This program aims to assist students in making appropriate pathway... Read more »

Year 10 Mighty Helpful Mighty Year 10 Projects

As an SRC initiative, all Year 10 PC classes are taking on an independent project to support our immediate, local or wider community. Also, as our year group theme is “Mighty Helpful Mighty Year 10’s” we thought a year-long project that focuses on helping others would prepare us for the senior school with their heavy... Read more »