Principal's Message

Clonard College acknowledges the Wathaurong people of the Kulin Nation, who have educated their children in this area for many thousands of years and who are the traditional custodians of the land on which Clonard now stands. We would like to pay our respects to elders, past and present and to the stories that have been handed down over generations. The elders and their stories hold the memories, the traditions, and the culture of this land.

Today, Clonard College educates 884 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 Ministries School, 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.

Our College theme in 2017 is Courage: Speaking and Acting with Integrity.
We are inspired to act with courage to stand up for those who have no voice, imitating the actions
of Jesus who stood up for the outcasts of his time. We give thanks to all who have laid the strong
foundations for the school that we have today. A school that is blessed with great opportunities
and celebrates the unique giftedness of each and every student in our care.


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

Damian McKew
Principal