Monthly Archives: July 2016

Naplan Online – Trial Of The New Online Assessment Platform

  You may have heard that NAPLAN online is being introduced across Australia from 2017, with an aim for all Australian schools administering NAPLAN online by 2019. NAPLAN online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information. Your child’s results will be returned to you faster, within a couple of weeks... Read more »

Equestrian NSW State Interschool’s Championships 2016 

Hannah Fischer (Year 8) and Jessica and Sarah Davies (Year 11) competed in the Sydney International Equestrian Centre to compete in the 2016 New South Wales Interschool’s State Championships from Wednesday 22 June to Sunday 26 June. Hannah rode her pony Tango in the Show Horse events, 60cm Combined Training taking just one rail down, but unfortunately had... Read more »

Tuckwell Scholarship

The achievements of students at St Clare’s College are always deserving of recognition and acclaim. Fundamental to the College’s ethos is the preparation of strong, capable and courageous young girls for their future achievements and successes. While all achievements are valued, from time to time there are achievements and successes that are truly extraordinary—extraordinary because... Read more »

Kipara and Lamina Charity week

“In a world that is so divided and broken we want our communities to be a sign of reconciliation, hope and peace — a sign of God’s love for us.” – L’Arche Australia This week Ulapara (Kipara and Ulamina) are using their fundraising efforts to promote awareness and raise funds for L’Arche. The charity has... Read more »

Road Ready reminder

August course will run from 3.30 to 6.00 pm on Wednesday August 10, 17, 24 and 31. Students are to contact Mrs Meg Gardiner for details.

UN Youth National Conference 2016

UN Youth Australia allows for young people to come together, talk, and learn about issues that matter. Over this winter holiday, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the UN Youth National conference for 2016.  I was one of the 10 delegates to represent the ACT. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘People, Planet,... Read more »

Snowsports Report 1

As always, winter marks the beginning of a very busy time for the St Clare’s College Snowsports Team! Dryland fitness training for 2016 commenced at the beginning of Term 2 to ensure all team members were prepared for the upcoming snow season. After some weeks of hard work, the countdown was over, and it was... Read more »

“Youth for Christ” Conference (YCON)

On July 8-10, Ceinwen Velasco (Year 7), Michayla Ormazabal (Year 10) Sharnay Ormazabal and Rachel Bernabe (Year 12) flew to Brisbane and joined other students and parish members across Canberra to be a part of the Canberra delegation, for the annual Catholic “Youth for Christ” Conference (YCON). At the conference, we had the chance to meet... Read more »

NAIDOC Mass 2016

Today St Clare’s College Indigenous students and friends joined nearly 700 staff and students from across the Archdiocese at St Christopher’s Cathedral Manuka to Celebrate NAIDOC Week. A special thank you to Mrs Simone Saunders who accompanied the students. This year’s theme was ‘Song lines: Living Narrative of our Nation’. Dreaming tracks (often referred to... Read more »


  Students who have been selected to represent the ACT in the Open School Sport team to compete at the Australian Schools Basketball Championships in August. who have been selected to represent the ACT in the School Sport Swimming team to compete at the Swimming Championships in Darwin in September. who has made the Wallaroos... Read more »

Congratulations Claudia!

Claudia Balogh won the Tara Feis in Canberra in June whilst competing in a double header and travelling to Sydney to compete. Throughout the July holidays Claudia travelled to USA for 16 days and competed in the North American Irish Dancing Nationals in Orlando Florida. Claudia continues to dance her way around Australia and around... Read more »

Audrey Fagan Young Women’s Enrichment Grants

The Audrey Fagan Young Women’s Enrichment Grants continue to offer young women with an opportunity to realise their dreams in a collaborative relationship with a mentor. Young women aged between 12 and 18, residents of the ACT or attending education in the ACT are eligible to apply. The program provides one off grants of up... Read more »

Tupuola selected in Wallaroos squad

Following the women’s National Championships in Sydney over the holidays, a squad of 35 players have been selected in the Wallaroos squad. This squad is made up of the best players in Australia and will continue to train as a squad on the Gold Coast for a week in August (Wednesday 24 – Sunday 28)... Read more »

Defence Update

Term 2 was full of exciting activities for defence students and friends! Each Thursday a number of students participated in various games, including Articulate and Scattegories. The girls thoroughly enjoyed each week and got to eat some yummy treats while there! On Friday lunchtimes there were a dedicated group of girls who attended half hour... Read more »