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Welcome to Clonard

Clonard College Geelong is a Kildare Education Ministries Catholic school in the Brigidine tradition. Located in Herne Hill, Clonard educates approximately 950 students. The educational experience at Clonard is more than an academic journey. It is an education that nurtures young women to embody our College motto ‘strength and kindliness’. It is an education where the spirituality of our students is fostered. Our students’ strengths are known, cultivated and celebrated through a broad range of opportunities and extracurricular offerings. 

Everybody is a somebody at Clonard. We place equal importance on care for students’ wellbeing and their academic learning success. A Clonard education gives our young women a sense of social justice and a voice to make a difference in the world. It is an education where the leaders of tomorrow are formed. It is an experience where friendships are formed for life. Our motto ‘Strength and Kindliness’ gives a sense of our mission, and we strive to develop in young women the capacity to understand and contribute to the world.

Clonard College promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all students.

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Principal’s Blog

This week I happened to see the end of the SAS Australia series where the final three contestants were asked to suspend themselves over a deep ravine hanging from a rope for 90 seconds. The commentary mentioned that if this had been part of the

Year 7s back at school

Sports Equipment All Yr 7 Wellbeing classes have been provided with down balls and various sized skipping ropes to encourage being active during break times.  Year 7B colour coded and distributed the equipment to classes today.  Back to School Quotes I’ve enjoyed learning from home,

Brigid’s Garden Project Videos

Wonderful to see the smiling faces of these Brigid’s Garden Project students who each made a video showing us what they love about the program and the skills they have learnt. https://youtu.be/jWo3UusU3VYhttps://youtu.be/fmuEjfNXMRMhttps://youtu.be/LwmWFv2-PI8https://youtu.be/lTJAgvkeOmQhttps://youtu.be/VG-zLBWv-aI

Hear from our community



'I have gone on to do great things with my education and career and I always attribute this to the solid foundation that my years at Clonard provided'.
Tania, Old Collegian
'Our three daughters attended Clonard and for us, it was good to know that each of our daughters had at least one teacher who connected with them at the greater level supporting and mentoring them to successfully navigate their way through school'.
Melissa & David, Clonard Parents
'Clonard has given me opportunities that have helped me grow as a person and discover my passions in life'.
Isabella, Year 11 Student
'Clonard has provided me with solid grounding. Moments that I reflect on as turning points in my self-awareness and confidence.
Chivonne, Old Collegian
'Clonard has created a special community that makes me feel safe and connected with my peers and teachers. It has given me opportunities that are once in a lifetime and I will be forever grateful for that'.
Lucinda, Year 12 Student

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17 Sep

Brigidine Day

  • 09:00 am
  • Clonard College

Celebrating our heritage and 65 years of Clonard!