Monthly Archives: August 2016

Year 9/10 South Canberra Football Championships

On Friday 26 August girls from Year 9 and 10 pulled on their St Clare’s jerseys for five tough games against schools from Canberra’s Southside. With St Clare’s playing Orana Steiner School (twice), Mt Stromlo High School (twice) and Alfred Deakin High School competition would be fierce for a top-two spot and a ticket to the ACT... Read more »

Year 11 Leadership Day

On 26 August, Year 11 met in the FLC for our Leadership Day, where we met Bell, (Belinda Yorston), from yLead, an organisation that provides leadership programs that build confidence, create united cohorts and motivate students to be active leaders in their school. Throughout the morning we took part in different activities as a group, through which... Read more »

2016 Questacon Student Training Programme

This year, one of our Year 11 students, Kyra Allan successfully completed the assessment required for the 2016 Questacon Student Training Programme. To complete this Kyra attended 28 hours of training, consisting of 14 two hour evening session, and completed 40 hours of volunteering in the galleries and as an assistant in the holiday workshops... Read more »

Snowsport 2

After school on Tuesday 26 July, the St Clare’s College Snowsports Team departed the College and travelled to Jindabyne in preparation for the ACT and Southern NSW Snowsport Interschool Championships, which were to be held from 27 -29 July. The first day of competition saw our snowboarding girls compete in a combination of Snowboard Giant Slalom... Read more »

War Memorial Excursion

On Tuesday 23 August students in Year 10 Japanese accompanied the Year 10 History classes on an excursion to the War Memorial. Their task was to investigate the divine nature of the Emperor and his position as a focus for the nation; samurai throughout Japanese history, and their ethical code of Bushido; the reputation of... Read more »

Brainstorm Production Performance for Year 8

On 5 September  Brainstorm Productions will be presenting their student wellbeing program ‘Verbal Combat’ for all Year 8 students. Words are powerful. Words can hurt and cyber bullying is devastating. Verbal Combat is a live theatre program that follows three friends who learn that their online words can last forever. The desire to fit in... Read more »

Weekend Netball – Finals Time

The weekend netball round games have concluded for 2016. We had a total of 112 students participate in the netball program competing in 14 rounds at the SCNA netball courts. 10 out of 13 teams have qualified through to finals which are an outstanding achievement for St Clare’s College. Teams who have qualified range from... Read more »

Science Spectacular at St Benedict’s Primary School

This week, Year 10 Science students visited St Benedict’s Primary School to host the Science Spectacular as part of Science Week. The event began with a demonstration of the properties of dry ice. The squeals of delight were audible as the students witnessed the solutions change colour from purple to yellow before their eyes. They were... Read more »

Science Week Quiz Results

The Science Week theme this year was Drones, Droids and Robots. Each year the Science Department has a quiz based on the theme.  The winners of the quiz were Catherine Wood in Year 12 and her sister Jo in Year 7. The girls scored 29 out of a possible 33 in the quiz. The senior prize... Read more »

Student TED Talk Success

On 21 July, TEDxCanberra hosted a Student Open Mic night that gave an opportunity for students all over Canberra and surrounding regions to give a talk on an idea they found worth spreading. For the night, they selected a small number of student applicants from Narrabudah College, Canberra College, St Mary MacKillop College,  all the... Read more »

NSW Combined Catholic Schools Netball Championships

On Tuesday 16 August, three College netball teams left for Penrith at 4.30am in the morning to compete in the annual NSW Combined Catholic Schools Netball Championships. Arriving back at school at 8.00pm meant a big day was in order for all players, umpires and coaches particularly given the expected Western Sydney heat. St Clare’s... Read more »

School Sport Australia Cross Country Championships

Four St Clare’s students earned selection in the ACT Cross Country team for this prestigious event held at Stromlo Forest Park on Saturday 20 August. In freezing conditions and inspired by the Rio Olympics (unlike the prevailing weather conditions) Keely Small won Gold in the U15/16 age group over 4km to become national champion. This... Read more »