St Clare’s College

Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Location: Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls

About St Clare’s College

St Clare’s College is an all-girls, non-selective, Roman Catholic, independent secondary school in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, serving students from the age of 11-18. The secondary school is situated in Griffith, with approximately 1,000 pupils on record.

Formerly Catholic Girls’ High School Griffith (CGHS Griffith), St Clare’s College was established in 1965. It is the largest Catholic girls’ secondary school in Canberra. The school has implemented the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative, seeing students expand their classroom learning with the additional use of tablets and computers. 


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The school boasts a wide range of facilities, including a modern dining area and coffee shop, industrial training kitchens, a well-stocked library with computers, science laboratories, a dance studio, theatre, music room equipped with instruments including a grand piano, extensive outside grounds, sports pitches, DT rooms, indoor sports courts and spacious study rooms. 


The secondary school offers a broad curriculum to cater for the learning needs of a wide range of individuals, which includes a wide range of additional support for SEN students, such as modified assessments, individual learning plans to cater for their specific needs. There is also a gifted programme to cater for academically able pupils who have been identified as having special gifts and talents. 

School ethos

The school’s motto is “Seek wisdom” which is taken from the Book of Proverbs. The school is committed to offering pupils a holistic and Christ-focused education where pupils are nurtured in a compassionate, caring and welcoming learning environment. The school develops students as responsible individuals who are prepared for their future roles as active and engaged citizens. A strong sense of community is promoted and it is hoped that girls will use their skills and talents to good use for the greater good of others.


Address: 1 McMillan Crescent, Griffith, Australian Capital Territory, ACT 2603, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 6260 9400