Addition Co-Curricular programs are offered at Clonard, including reflection days, instrumental music, debating, public speaking, special needs and extension programs, communuity service, camps and a comprehensive range of sporting programs.
In addition to the Physical Education offered at all year levels, all students have opportunities to participate in sporting activities that include Year Level Sports Days, and inter school, state and national level competitions in Geelong and Melbourne:
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 at the community as well as enjoy a cultural experience within these communities.
Theatre & Dance
In most years Clonard undertakes a major theatrical production, either of a musical or a play in conjunction with Sacred Heart College and St Josephs College. Clonard has presented very successful musical productions including most recently The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Dance classes take place at lunchtimes as well as being a structured part of the Drama program and a middle school subject of choice.
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.
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.
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.