Welcome to Clonard

Clonard College Geelong is a Kildare Education Ministries Catholic school in the Brigidine tradition. Located in Herne Hill, Clonard educates approximately 920 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

As 9am on Wednesday morning arrived we drew a collective sigh of relief as our VCE students commenced their English exam. At the same time the new headline came through that we had recorded another day of double zeros for new cases and deaths due

12 VCAL Virtual Mock Interviews

The following article is featured on the Geelong Region Local Learning and Employment Network website.   Congratulations to the VCAL team and students who were part of this initiative.  Year 12 in Geelong under COVID 19 What do Geelong students think about their future?  If you

Geelong Youth Council

The City of Greater Geelong is currently looking for its next Youth Council! If you’re aged 12 to 17, or know someone who is, and would like to make a difference in the community and represent your peers, you may like to nominate to be

Hear from our community



'I love how supportive and understanding all of the teachers are and I love the sense of community that Clonard has'.
Eve Cannon - Clonard Student
'All the additional learning support my daughter has received and the ongoing encouragement has grown her confidence and self esteem'.
Josephine - Old Collegian & Clonard Parent
'I've been lucky to participate in so many opportunities that have helped shape the person I am today'.
Jordan Chisholm - College Captain 2020
'There are so many things to look forward to at Clonard where you can bond and make new friends with everyone'.
Bonnie Skabla - Clonard Student
'We’ve been so impressed with the way you have been transitioning my daughter into Clonard. We are excited & privileged to be a part of such a wonderful school community'. 
Johanna - Clonard Parent

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03 Dec

Return to on-site learning

  • 15:20 pm
  • Clonard College

Year 7 - 11 students finish for the 2020 school year.