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 907 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.
Our College theme in 2018 is Hope: Bringing a sense of purpose.
We pray that all within the Clonard community remain hope filled. We educate our students with the intention that they will find their place in a world beyond school and that they will apply their many gifts and talents to live a purposeful life making a difference to those around them.
I trust that you will find this website useful as you endeavour to learn a little more about our College.


Damian McKew
Principal