The college continues our focus on literacy in 2024; here our Year 8 Students unpack key vocab in their Term 1 Anthropology unit: Liz SullivanSchool Improvement Leader: Learning

Year 7 Western Treatment Plant Excursion

On Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 February, Year 7 students participated in an excursion to the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee. The purpose of the excursion was for students to see the operation of the water treatment plant and processes to support their learning in […]

From the Principal

Welcome to our new look newsletter. Early in Term 2 we will be looking for feedback from our readers as to how the format is working and what else we might do to make it more user friendly. This week is the second week of […]

Growth Day Project Exhibition

On the afternoon of Thursday 23 November, we celebrated the inaugural culmination of our Year 7 Growth Day Projects, based on Agency in Learning, with an exhibition for our community of our students’ learning and growth. The afternoon saw a wide range of projects exhibited […]


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 […]