This year Clonard College partnered with the I CAN NETWORK to strengthen the community understanding of autism and neurodiversity and to empowering autistic young people to have an ”I CAN” attitude. I CAN was founded by Chris Varney 7 years ago. We were fortunate to […]

High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS)

At Clonard in 2023 the focus of our professional learning communities (PLC’s) has been the intentional focus on High Impact Teaching Strategies or (HITS). HITS are a bank of 10 instructional practices that are internationally recognised as some of the most reliable teaching strategies for […]

Secondary Disciplinary Literacy at Clonard

In 2023 at Clonard we are continuing our involvement in the Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools Secondary Disciplinary Literacy project. This began in 2022 and will run into 2024. Clonard joins a number of other schools from Melbourne and Victoria who are actively developing a […]

The Impact of Time Away from School

Consistent attendance at school makes a difference to learning and wellbeing outcomes. There is a clear correlation between attendance at school and academic achievement as indicated by this graph of our students which shows that lower attendance leads to poorer learning outcomes and lower marks. […]

Every Day Counts

Missing school can have a big impact on students academically and socially. It can affect their test results, including VCE & VCAL, and, just as importantly, it can affect their relationships with other students, and lead to social isolation. Students develop good habits by going […]

Year 7 Advanced English – Blackout Poetry

In the Year 7 Advanced English class we have been learning about poetry. We learned that words can create a variety of emotions and tell stories within stories. Working with that idea, students found inspiration from a variety of texts, including Romeo and Juliet, Harry […]

Year 7 Water Displays

Clonard College students in year seven Humanities have been examining water in the world as part of their Deep Learning Project: Why is water so important? Students collaborated with each other to research and analyse the different uses of water in our world and of […]

Year 8 Remote Learning

Year 8 English – Horror Character Descriptions Year 8s have been working on writing about character. It was also Bookweek dress-up day so the class was asked to dress up as the character they were writing about. Sienna Mc Innes So, the big old house […]

St Brigid’s Garden Group Reflection

Each week we do garden jobs, like raking the leaves, feeding the chickens, pruning the kiwi fruit vine, pulling out weeds and planting plants. We checked the air temperature, soil temperature, water, and greenhouse temperature. We also check the moon phase each week, the garden conditions and time recorded. We go on fun trips.   By Isabelle Birrell  This term in garden […]