Monthly Archives: September 2016

End to another busy term

My pilgrimage to Greece, Turkey and Italy following in the footsteps of St Paul was an amazing experience. Visiting ancient cities that have been part of the stories I have heard since I was very young was an enormous privilege and I felt very blessed to have had the opportunity to undertake the journey. My... Read more »

Congratulations to…

Competing in Show Jumping in Sydney Representing the ACT in OzTag and Touch Football Representing the Southern Canberra Gymnastics Club at the National Clubs Championships in Bendigo    

ACT Schools Rock Climbing Championships

Mitchell Indoor Rock Climbing Centre On 20 September, a small but dedicated team from Years 7-12 made their way out to Mitchell Rock Climbing Centre for the ACT Schools Rock Climbing Championships, representatives from all different schools turned out for what is the only rock climbing tournament in Canberra. All students had three hours to... Read more »

Year 12 and Travel Safety

On Wednesday 14 September, Year 12 gathered in the College Theatre to learn more about personal safety when travelling overseas. With many of our students interested in pursuing a GAP year or taking an adventure trip in the coming years, we hosted the Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation to speak to our year group. We watched an... Read more »

SteMania comes to St Clare’s

This year as part of St Clare’s Colleges science week celebrations students in year 7 and 8 watched a performance called STEMania! by Perform! Educational Musicals. STEMania! was a fact-filled theatrical experience which used action packed narrative, appealing characters, comedy, high energy and audience interaction to educated our students about STEM subjects. The girls were enthralled by... Read more »

Big Science Competition Results

The Australian Science Innovations Big Science Competition is an international competition suitable for students of all abilities. This competition tests students’ scientific inquiry and problem solving skills as well as their scientific literacy in contemporary contexts. All the questions align with the Australian Curriculum. Senior students and students whose parents nominated them to do the... Read more »

ACT Netball Championships

On the 16 September at Lyneham netball courts, the Y7/8 team competed in the ACT Netball Championships. They played 5 rounds games winning each one. The team then saw Melrose High School in the semi-finals where they won convincingly 24 – 9. In the grand final they came up against Merici College and play a strong... Read more »

Class 1986 STCC School Reunion

Recently,  St Clare’s College Class of 1986 celebrated their 30 year school reunion. Former students travelled from near and far to share a night of  wonderful memories,  stories and camaraderie with their former cohort. Close to 60  ex-students and teachers gathered in Canberra for a fabulous night of laughter, story telling and general fun times. With over 200... Read more »

Science Fair

Students in year 7 have been busy over the term to complete an independent research project of their choice. The students completed a science investigation to solve an inquiry question of interest that contributes to science and society.  Students need to first research their topic to gain a general understanding of the science principles involved... Read more »

Snowsports

Sunday 4 September marked one of the most highly anticipated racing events on the SCC Snowsports calendar, the annual ACT Schools Cup.  This race provides an opportunity for all schools in the ACT to compete against one another, with the hope of being crowned the ACT Champion School of the year. After winning the Cup for... Read more »

Marist Connect Mass

On 3 September, a group of St Clare’s girls attended a Connect Mass at Mary Help of Christians Parish organised by the Marist Youth Ministry team. We had a lovely mass led by Father Richard and then met together at the hall behind the church where we had a delicious dinner of pizza, soup and... Read more »

Athletics Carnival 2016

The alternate date for the 2016 athletics carnival proved to be a fantastic day for racing. As usual Ashley Oval was respendent in a mass of colour as the 8 houses looked to outdo each other in voice, accessories and athletic ability over six solid hours. With the track a little spongy underfoot, from rain... Read more »

ACT Colleges Football Championships

ACT Colleges Champions 2016, 30 August With eight wins and a draw on the day SCC were very worthy champions. A 6-0 smashing of St Mary MacKillop College in the semi-final was followed by a 2-0 victory over Erindale College in the final ensuring St Clare’s lifted the trophy for the first time in six... Read more »

Astronautics Excursion to ADFA

On 23 August went with Mr Pegolo to UNSW, ADFA for an astronautics seminar led by Dr Randii Wessen from the JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) division of NASA. We were told about the journey from earth to space and what it takes to travel there. We completed a series of three activities. the first activity... Read more »

Young ICT Explorers Competition

St Clare’s College was well represented by students from Years 8 & 10 at the Young ICT Explorers Competition held at the Australian National University. Students have been preparing for the competition since Term 1. Students meet during the lunchtime SWITCH club to work on the presentations and ready their teams to pitch their concept... Read more »