Faces of Clonard

Cathy Wilson

Ms Cathy Wilson is our Music Leader at Clonard College, which includes the overall coordination of the music department, managing instrumental staff, ensembles, performances, instrument maintenance and management as well as classroom music teaching.

Over her 17 years at Clonard, Ms Wilson has taught Music, Mathematics, Digital Technologies and Learning to Learn and has been in the roles of Kildare House Leader, ICT Teacher Support, Wellbeing Teacher at 7, 8, 10 and 12 and most importantly, our resident triple jump expert at House Athletics.

So many students, past and present will have everlasting memories of their music experiences during their school years and with Ms Wilson. Her creativity and passion to inspire students has enriched learning experiences for students within the area of music and beyond.

‘My favourite duty is always making and playing music with students. It’s so rewarding to be part of their musical journey, particularly when I see students grow and develop in musical confidence over many years. – Ms Cathy Wilson

Michelle King

Ms King has been a part of the team at Clonard for five years as an English teacher, teaching across the Year levels. More recently, Ms King has taken on the role of Refugee and EAL Leader where her focus is to support students for whom English is an additional language and those with a refugee background.

Ms King coordinates a homework club where students have the opportunity to improve their English development and are supported to undertake homework and class tasks. In addition, Ms King and other key staff help students and their families transition to Clonard, supporting students with a mentor and helping parents feel connected to the school. Ms King loves this part of her role building strong partnerships with students and families.

Ms King is also an Old Collegian of Clonard, from the graduation class of 2008 and this experience has made her value the opportunity to be able to help others love their time at Clonard.
Thank you, Ms King