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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 […]

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I am not usually one to count the days let alone the hours but as I write this I am ready for the final bell on Friday. This term has been tough for everyone and yet we have made it. Joan Chittester writes ‘Staying with […]

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It’s hard to put words around the emotions that I felt late yesterday afternoon when we received news of the snap lockdown. No doubt many of you felt the same. I was recalling this time last year when we were in the midst of the […]

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Birthdays are markers of life’s journey. This year we celebrate 65 years as a College. Just like we celebrate our birthdays it is important that we mark our College milestones. For 65 years Clonard has been a place where nearly 7000 young women have been […]

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 St Paul says to his followers: ‘Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things’. In a year where we […]

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Recently I heard about the notion of an ‘awe’ walk. I was particularly interested due to the connection of awe with our College theme of Wonder. The notion of the ‘awe walk’ is to literally or figuratively notice moments or events that have occurred in […]

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I don’t remember the presenter’s name, but I will always remember the moment. On this piece of paper write your name. In another part of the paper draw or write a representation of your family. And finally, take the time to create an illustration of […]

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If you google ‘retreat’ there are a number of definitions and I know our Year 12s were not too sure what to expect before their recent time away. Three days at Rutherford Park for our Year 12s provided the idyllic location for this time and […]

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We are the custodians of the good news! I write these few thoughts today, as we come to the end of the Kildare Ministries Conference where we have explored the theme ‘Living Justice Living Peace: Go out joyfully!!’ As part of the conference planning committee, […]

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Have you noticed how amazing the moon has been this week? You may have seen it as it rises in the east or have caught it about to set as you prepared to start a new day. I have wondered how it could be any […]