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.

Latest News

Stay up to date with all the latest news from Clonard

Ks for Caritas

To raise awareness of global poverty, promote a healthy lifestyle and raise much needed funds for Caritas Australia, Clonard College is introducing a K’s for Caritas initiative. Between Monday May 25th and Monday June 8th the Clonard community is encouraged to go for a ride,

Principal’s Blog

When I made the decision to return to a school setting following a period working for the Catholic Education Office in Sandhurst, I can remember writing in a Principalship application that I longed to return the rhythm and human pulse of daily life in a

Subject Selection 2021

I am pleased to introduce you to the subject selection processes and procedures for this year in preparation for 2021.  In this time of COVID-19 we have made adjustments to enable us to access the information you will need to guide and assist your daughter

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

Upcoming events

See what's happening at Clonard

22 May

Year 7 2021 Applications Close

  • 16:00 pm
  • Clonard College

Enrolments for Year 7 2021 close on Friday, May 22 2020. To view our Prospectus, download enrolment forms and other information visit the link below.