William Clarke College
1 Morris Grove
Tel: 02 88822100
William Clarke College is highly regarded for its strong Christian foundation
the quality of its pastoral care and the strength of relationships between
students teachers and parents. Our aim is to provide students with a high
quality Christian education and many opportunities to excel in study sport music
and drama. A William Clarke education involves academic study and a rich variety
of co-curricular activities. All programmes are designed to challenge each
student to fully develop their learning and leadership skills so they are
equipped to make a Christian difference in our world as graduates.
Collaborative Teaching Model in Junior School
Junior School (Years K-4) the College has a unique collaborative teaching model
where two qualified teachers co-teach classes until lunch every day maximising
individual student engagement and establishing a strong foundation in literacy
and numeracy. That's a teacher student ratio of 1: 10 in Years K-2 and 1: 12 in
Years 3-4. A diverse range of subjects and specialist teachers in Music pE/Sport
library and Japanese are also available.
Specialised Programmes in
Two programmes are unique to the
College in Middle School (Years 5-8). PlatoProgramme offers students the
opportunity to expand their thinking and learning skills while Service Learning
engages students in a service capacity while acquiring skills outside the normal
classroom. The Middle School provides opportunities for students to grow as
confident learners. The College supports the students from Year 5 to Year 8 as
they make the transition into adolescence with an active and real-world approach
to learning. Middle School learning incorporates the Head Heart Hands Programme
which encourages students to consider how and why they learn and the importance
of developing their God given skills and talents. Service to the community is an
important element of this programme.
Students in Years 9 and 10 complete
mandatory subjects and also two elective subjects in a variety of areas.
Electives are offered in any given year subject to a reasonable number of
students selecting that course. In Years 11-12 Christian Development and English
are compulsory. Students can then choose from a wide range of academic and
vocational courses leading up to the HSC. Electives are offered in any given
year subject to a reasonable number of students selecting that course. While
academic study is emphasised in these years opportunities for leadership and
service to others are also important aspects of the Senior School.
Pastoral Care and Tutor Groups
The structure of the
College’s Pastoral Care programme is a distinctive feature of the College.
Students benefit from being known well by staff and other year groups. Pastoral
Care is also instrumental in developing self-esteem and confidence levels. K-4:
Class based pastoral care and Christian devotion daily. 5-12: Tutor groups are
arranged vertically in Years 5-8 and 9-12 groupings so all students feel
connected and known within their year and by older and younger students. Years
5-12 also engage in a pastoral care programme and daily devotion.
Co-Curricular Activities and Sports
takes place outside the classroom and students have the opportunity to grow
from: - Friendships and a greater understanding of themselves developed at year
group camps- Improved physical fitness and team skills via participation in
various sports programmes and carnivals- Music drama dance games and public
speaking opportunities- College charity events
College Tours: Please view our website for College Tour Dates and Times.
Bookings are essential. We would love to see you there.
After School Care: The College also had an accredited Before and After School
Care (BAASC) which is available for College families. BAASC also runs vocation
care in school holidays for College families and the wider community. Please
visit the website for more details.