Hello and welcome to St Clare’s College in 2017! First, I’d like to extend the warmest of welcomes to the newest additions to our school community. To the Year 7s who are commencing their high school journey with us; whilst the winding corridors and class timetables may seem daunting, know that you have the full support of the College with you, and we are incredibly excited to get to know you as our youngest sisters. To all new students, St Clare’s is waiting in anticipation to see how you apply your individuality and flair to the College. Last but not least, to our newest staff members and Principal Mr Brad Cooney, we are privileged to have you teach at our school and hope that you fall in love with the spirited learning community that we have. And of course, to our returning students and teachers – I hope you have had a restful break, and welcome back to your home away from home.
Seek Wisdom is familiar to all within the St Clare’s community as the College’s motto. Wisdom has too often become synonymous with intelligence and bound by the parameters in schools of high-achieving academic students. However, with St Clare’s College, this is not the case. Miles Kington, a British journalist once said, “knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” As such, at St Clare’s we believe that wisdom does not only pertain to ‘book-smarts’, but is also the quality of having experience, good judgement and understanding that continues to develop with us. Through the incredible opportunities and support that St Clare’s provides, we can seek wisdom across multiple spheres – academic, spiritual, physical and emotional.
The 2017 Leadership Team is already implementing events for the school community this term, including greater cross-year communication, interschool events, promoting sustainable practices and showcasing the mind-blowing talent of our girls within all faculties.
I wish every student at St Clare’s College a fun and exciting first term!
2017 College Captain