Principal’s Blog

Sometime last year, at a formation day with the Kildare Ministries Principals and Managers of the KM community works, we were challenged to consider ‘how will we be known?’ The answer, for us, is in the way we express a spirituality of justice inspired by […]

Principal’s Blog

This past week has been undeniably challenging for our College community following the confirmation that one of our students had tested positive for COVID-19. I have been inspired by the resilience and tenacity of this young person and their family. With the overnight confirmation of […]

Principal’s Blog

Living Justice – Celebrating Refugee Week Our refugee students and families play a vital role in creating an opportunity to celebrate the differences and diversity within our schools, helping students look beyond their own personal experiences to help others. Whilst this week in our Church […]

Principal’s Blog

How do you bring hope to a school community?  I remember when this question was asked of me during my interview for this Principalship. At the time it felt like a curve ball and I remember thinking ‘good question’. It had not been in the […]

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 […]

Principal’s Blog

‘Love is all we know of God. It is all the proof we need of God. It is the sight of God in our own lives. Love something then, love anything and everything in order to release the best of yourself. No doubt about it; […]

Principal’s Blog

We remember… At Easter, we commemorate the sacrifice of Jesus and his glorious resurrection that continues to bring hope and life. Easter is not a one-day event but a season in the life of the Church. In the weeks following Easter, the Gospel stories tell […]

Principal’s Blog

This week we have been called to a new place, a new way of being, to meet a challenge never before presented in our lifetime. At Clonard we are moving forward together – ‘porro una’. Jo Ryan, Assistant Principal for Learning & Teaching, penned this […]

Principal’s Blog

Celebrating International Women’s Day – 8 March 2020 In a year where we are considering how we animate the Kildare Ministries’ core value of Justice, it is timely that we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year, this important day falls on Sunday 8 March. The […]

Principal’s Blog

Conversations about Learning Our students will know what they are learning, why they are learning it and how to be successful, is the first of our three Student Improvement Goals for 2020. This goal involves both our teachers and students working together in a partnership […]