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Lenten Message 2018 - Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv

Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv reminds us that with the celebration of Ash Wednesday, we begin a season of Lent which is meant to be a journey of renewal and transformation. Read more...

Students to dazzle in Artistic Showcase

An Artistic Showcase will be staged on 15 November, from 6pm- 9pm allowing students to display their artwork as well perform music and dancing. Read more...

Passion for maths

Congratulations to our Math teachers Mr Geribo, Mrs Brakenbury and Mrs McArdle who delivered an inspiring and passionate presentation on students persistence in mathematics. Read more...

Students speak out on national TV

Congratulations to all the students who spoke out on a recent SBS news program about gender inequality. Ninety-eight per cent of Australian school aged girls believe they are treated unfairly when compared to the treatment of boys who are the same age, a survey commissioned by Plan International has found. Read more...

Cyber safety comes first

Parents concerned of their children’s technology use can learn more about cyber safety through the eSafety Commissioner’s new guide. Here you can find out more for using safety settings on your family’s web-connected devices, and tips for choosing movies and games. There is also and strategies for keeping young people safe online. Read more...

Laptops to replace iPads in class

St Clare’s is moving away from iPads and will be using laptops instead because of the disruption and interruptions to learning in classrooms. Whilst iPads are a fantastic resource, the apps that the students have on such devices are becoming a problem, and the smaller screen size is also an issue. Read more...

2017 Athletics Carnival

The St Clare's Catholic High School annual Athletics Carnival was held on Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 in glorious conditions. A huge number of students competed giving their all in a number of track and field events. Good luck to those who qualified for the PDSSA carnival! Click here to view and download photos from the day.

Royal Commission Case Study 50 Catholic Church Authorities

Royal Commission Case Study 50 Catholic Church Authorities

12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si

To commemorate the 12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si we asked our schools what they have been doing to care for the environment.

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Cyberwise awareness for Secondary students

Cyberwise awareness for Secondary students.

Cyberwise - The making of

Four students from St Mark's Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens​ share their experiences in making the Cyberwise video.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

On 5 May 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta.

CAPTIVATE Showcase tickets on sale

The annual CAPTIVATE Showcase Season runs from 16-27 June. Tickets are on sale now.

2016 Federal Election message

2016 Federal Election message from the Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

Schools get into the spirit for Catholic Schools Week

From 6-12 March 2016 Catholic Schools in NSW and ACT celebrated Catholic Schools Week. Catholic Schools Week provides an opportunity for Catholic schools to open their doors to showcase learning and teaching at its best with a range of activities and events planned for students and parents during the week.

Are you the leader of our next generation school?

St Luke’s Catholic College* will be opening at Marsden Park in 2017 and we are looking for a dynamic Principal leader to establish a high performing Catholic learning community from pre to post school.

Catholic Schools Week 2016

I belong. You belong. We belong.

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Teacher Accreditation and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)

The teacher accreditation landscape is changing as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) continues to work on implementing the Teacher Accreditation Act.

What you need to know about World Youth Day 2016

Thinking about joining the WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 Pilgrimage to the Philippines and Poland?

New Principal for 2016

The Diocese of Parramatta Catholic Education announce the appointment of Mr Shane Morris as Principal for 2016.

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

PATHE Pasifika Achievement To High Education

'Check it out' UWS Tour - Pasifika Students

Extended Staff meetings/Staff Development Days

The school has had to make changes to the original schedule of Extended Staff meetings/Staff Development Days.

Winter Sleep Out

Students sleeping at school to raise money for St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal.

Diocese of Parramatta hosts Notre Dame Folk Choir 2015 Australian Tour

Friday 29 May, the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta hosted the renowned Notre Dame Folk Choir on their 2015 Australian Tour. Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students and teachers gathered together at St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta to exchange experiences with the choir through music and workshops.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Every year, the Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, invites students all over the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Best practice focus leads to improved Naplan results

For the seventh consecutive year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (Naplan) in May. Results released in September identified many areas of improvement for students in the Diocese of Parramatta

Second-Hand Uniform Trading 2015

the school is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to recycle their uniforms and other student resources.

Farewell with faith, hope and love

The Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Wednesday 5 November.

World Teachers Day Selfie Competition Winner!

Hundreds of students across the Diocese of Parramatta have honoured their teachers in celebration of World Teachers Day by taking a selfie with their favourite teacher.

Good luck to our 2014 HSC students

This year, a record number of 79,679 students are enrolled in Higher School Certificate (HSC) courses with more than 2,800 from the Parramatta diocese.

Worthy recipients of Bishop of Parramatta Awards for Student Excellence 2014

The annual Bishop of Parramatta Awards for Student Excellence, which recognises the religious and academic achievement of senior secondary students across the Diocese of Parramatta, were held at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday 11 September.

Going Deeper at Principals Masterclass

The annual Prinicipals Masterclass was held on 13 and 14 August at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Mary MacKillop Feast Day celebrations

Events were held across the diocese of Parramatta on Friday 8 August in honour of the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Captivate showcases talented students

Hundreds of students from 35 primary and secondary Catholic schools from across the Diocese showcased their creative talents in a series of music, dance and strings performances throughout June, culminating in the ‘Best Of’ performance on 23 June.

School Disco

School disco, fundraising for 40HR Famine.

Clare Day

St Clare's Feast Day

National UV Alert

National, UV, Alert

Staff Development Day

Staff Development Day - No school for students on this day (Friday, 8 August 2014)

Year 9, 2015 Course Selection Information Evening

Year 9, 2015 Course Selection Information Evening

Term 3 Commences

Term 3 commences at 8.05am


You can now purchase calculators from the school office for $20 each.

Busways - Change to Bus 5 afternoon bus

School Bus 5 will now depart from St Clare's at 2:46pm (5 minutes earlier) then travel via normal route to bougainville Road and Luxford Road.

Our latest PRG Meeting

At our last PRG Meeting we had guest speaker Dr Kate Highfield give a high quality, energetic presentation on apps for learning.

Trade training at school provides head start in critical trade areas

McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre assistant principal, John Wills, said trade training courses are not only a great employment pathway for secondary students, they also help to address the skills shortage in trades such as brick and blocklaying.

RE Review: Faith in the future of Catholic schooling

The findings and recommendations of the Review of Religious Education for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta were presented to a forum of over 200 parish priests, principals and Religious Education coordinators on 5 June at Rosehill Gardens.