Students are encouraged to further their interests through extra-curricular activities that provide an element of agency for students. Having students opt to take on additional responsibilities demonstrates their willingness to be curious, innovative, creative, resourceful and take responsibility for their own learning.
There are ever-growing opportunities available across the curriculum areas, where students are sure to find their niche.
Clonard College promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all students
Clonard is part of the sustainable schools program and it’s adopting enviromentally responsible design features and building in energy efficient ways. We have established a green house and vegetable gardens to provide rich learning enviroments for students.
Theatre & Dance
Clonard, together with Sacred Heart, Iona College and St Joseph’s College produce a combined College’s production every year. Recent productions have included Grease, Shrek the Musical and in 2020 Sacred Heart will host Matilda the Musical.
Open Mic Days
Throughout the year students enjoy Open Mic days which are run by the student leaders. ON Open Mic days, students are invited to perform for the student body in music, acting, comedy and can also use this platform to raise awareness for important social issues.
Each year numerous opportunites arise for students to participate in Science based competitions or challenges including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teams, Robotics and the Deakin Science and Engineering Challenge.
In each year level a number of special activities take place, designed to build a strong sense of community and belonging. These include the ‘Getting to Know You’ camp at Dewar Lodge (Bacchus Marsh) for Year 7s, a camp at Roses Gap (Grampians) for Year 8s, an urban camp to Melbourne for Year 9s, Year 10 Careers week, Year 11 Pastoral Wellbeing week and the Year 12 Retreat.
A small number of Year 9 students also have the opportunity to apply to participate in a visit to an Indigenous community. The students help out at the school, the Women’s Centre, as well as enjoy a cultural experience within these communities.
Debating and Public Speaking
Clonard has excelled in this area over the years, with the College competing successfully in the Debating Association of Victoria’s Schools Competition against schools from Geelong, Ballarat and Melbourne. Students are also encouraged to take part in the Lions Youth of the Year Quest and Rotary Public Speaking Competition.
In addition to the Physical Education offered at all year levels, all students have opportunities to participate in sporting activities that include year level and house sports days, inter school, state and national level competitions in Geelong and Melbourne.