Principal’s Message

Clonard College

Principal's Message

The Clonard College community acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we educate our students, the Wathaurong people of the Kulin nation. We honour and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We commit ourselves to walk alongside all Aboriginal people in the quest for justice, reconciliation and recognition through the transforming power of education.

The educational experience at Clonard is more than an academic journey. It is an education that nurtures young women to embody our College motto ‘ strength and kindliness’. It is an education where the spirituality of our students is fostered. Our students’ strengths are known, cultivated and celebrated through a broad range of opportunities and extracurricular offerings.

Everybody is a somebody at Clonard. We place equal importance on care for students’ wellbeing and their academic learning success. A Clonard education gives our young women a sense of social justice and a voice to make a difference in the world. It is an education where the leaders of tomorrow are formed. It is an experience where friendships are formed for life.

Today, Clonard College educates 920 girls through offering an extensive range of excellent academic, cultural and sporting opportunities

Our dedicated staff encourage our students to become creative and confident future leaders, through a tradition of promoting academic success while nurturing a strong sense of social responsibility.

At the heart of our College community is a commitment to nurturing  faith. As a Kildare Education Ministries School in the Brigidine Tradition, we continue the traditions of our founders, the Brigidine Sisters, by responding to the following values:

Wonder – Celebrating all that is good with joy and gratitude

Courage – Speaking and acting with integrity

Hospitality – Welcoming all

Hope – Bringing a sense of purpose

Compassion – Walking with and having empathy for all

Justice – Making the needs of the vulnerable paramount

As a Catholic College, our community is ever mindful that God is the focus of our being and our actions.

This year we adopt the theme, Justice – Making the needs of the vulnerable paramount. We commit to be the hands, eyes and feet of Jesus, to be his voice and his heart. We will welcome without prejudice, walking in solidarity with all ensuring we answer the call of justice. At the heart of all our work, we will strive to instil compassion and understanding in our students so that they are prepared to serve and to give oneself to others. 

I trust that you will find this website useful as you endeavour to learn a little more about our College.

Luci Quinn
College Principal