State-of-the-art facilities, passionate staff, a genuine sense of self-worth and a clear vision based on Gospel values – this is what St Clare’s Primary School in Officer offers.
As a new school which opened in 2015, enrolments at St Clare’s are growing rapidly. As part of the parish of St Patrick’s in Pakenham, the school is on site with the Early Learning Centre and the Officer campus of St Francis Xavier College. For those in the catchment area, this provides a seamless transition from early childhood to secondary education.
Each learning space has been designed to provide a rich environment conducive to relevant, meaningful learning. Areas are spacious and well-resourced so as to meet the needs of the 21st Century learner. The final stage of classrooms are due to be finished this year which will include a new playground and sports field.
Before your children even come to school, you, as parents, have taught them so much. They’ve learned to listen, to ask questions, to be filled with wonder, to say thank-you, to wash their hands, to pick up after themselves and to look out for each other.
It is the job of staff at St Clare’s to continue these life lessons and nurture the holistic development of each child.
For the St Clare’s family, numeracy and literacy skills are core elements of education; but so is Religious Education – developing empathy, social justice and a strong moral compass. Staff encourage active play and healthy bodies; understanding other cultures through learning languages; and the confidence that comes with developing creativity through the performing and visual arts.
Student achievement is measured not only by academic growth but by each child’s emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. Being part of faith-filled community instils students with a sense of identity, a feeling of belonging and above all, a powerful sense of self-worth.
At St Clare’s the aim is to have each child reach their potential; to be a well-rounded individual – within a supportive and caring learning environment.
School tours are held each Monday morning at 9:15am or by alternative arrangements. Please phone to book a tour 5940 6777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org