Brigid’s Garden Program

Brigid’s Garden Program runs each Wednesday for a select group of students and in term one welcomed several new students and India Mintram-Porter as assistant. We have explored safety with various activities in the garden and the kitchen.  Learning about planting of seeds both directly […]

Living Justice Living Peace

On Sunday some of our students and staff will be joining other Kildare Ministry schools and community works in the Palm Sunday Walk for Refugees. This annual event raises awareness of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers and calls on our leaders for compassionate […]

Earth Hour Schools Day

As a school we have the power to #ShapeOurFuture! Today, Friday 25 March is Earth Hour Schools Day. As a school, we collectively switched off after lunch during period 4. This Earth Hour, we’re calling on Australians everywhere to sign up to switch off and […]

Sustainability News – Catholic Earthcare

Clonard College has recently registered with the Catholic Earthcare Program and have received the level one accreditation, Affirming Ecological Practice. We look forward to working with the school community to include student leaders, staff and parents in the next steps.

The Runaway Chicken

It was a normal Wednesday morning in the garden program. The sky outside was cloudy with the sun peeking though. Our 6 Isa Brown chickens had already been let out of the chicken coop early by Eden. We have one rebel chook called Charlene. She’s […]

It’s Australian Pollinator Week

15-21 November 2021 – Celebrating Bees and Pollinators Next week is Australian Pollinator Week with some fun activities to get involved with at school and at home. MEET A BEEKEEPER Come and hear in person about the amazingness of honeybees and how they make honey. […]

Brigid’s Garden Project Videos

Wonderful to see the smiling faces of these Brigid’s Garden Project students who each made a video showing us what they love about the program and the skills they have learnt. https://youtu.be/jWo3UusU3VYhttps://youtu.be/fmuEjfNXMRMhttps://youtu.be/LwmWFv2-PI8https://youtu.be/lTJAgvkeOmQhttps://youtu.be/VG-zLBWv-aI

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 […]

Kiwi Fruit Abundance

Brigid’s Garden Program students were busy in the garden this week harvesting an abundance of kiwi fruits. This activity created plenty of practical maths practice. They counted 460 kiwi fruits which all together weighed 42 kgs. The classroom looked like a production line as they […]