St Clare's High School, Taree is a coeducational, regional High School (Years 7-12), founded on the Josephite tradition and serving the parishes of Taree/Wingham, Forster/Tuncurry, Gloucester and Bulahdelah. Our students experience the pastoral care of an authentic Catholic school whose Catholic ethos, combined with good teaching, encourages the individual to achieve their full potential.
St Clare's mission is to educate young people within the context of Christ's mission and the traditions of St Clare and the Sisters of St Joseph. Our vision is the creation of a Catholic community that values and nurtures learning for all. We value community, relationships, teaching and learning for all of life.
St Clare's has established a fine reputation in the wider community for academic excellence. Teachers are committed to assisting all students to reach their academic potential. Such endeavours have been rewarded with outstanding HSC and School Certificate results.
A significant number of students participate in a range of academic endeavours. These include the Rotary Public Speaking Competition, the Lions Youth of the Year Competition, debating at both school and diocesan level and the Toastmasters Public Speaking program. Students are also actively involved in various national Mathematics, English, Science, Chemistry, Business Studies, Geography, Economics and Computer competitions. In all these academic pursuits numerous High Distinctions, Distinctions and Credits were achieved by students.
Hospitality students participated in the HOTEL school at the Sea World Nara Resort and Construction students were engaged in building activities around St Clare's. The Creative Arts are well represented with a significant number of students from St Clare's participating in the Taree and District Eisteddfod in music, recitation, public speaking, dance and drama. To this, St Clare's add a range of whole school celebrations and ceremonies such as Anzac Day, NAIDOC Assembly and Vietnam Veterans' Day ceremony; whole school Masses and drama performance evenings.
The students at St Clare's from Years 7 to 10 participate in school sport. The activities that are offered to the students include: Tennis, Tenpin Bowling, Gymnastics, Dance, Volleyball, Basketball, Netball, Swimming, Surfing, Roller Skating, Walking, Touch Football, Beach activities, Soccer, Softball and Hockey. From school based carnivals, the school Athletics and Swimming teams are selected to compete at a diocesan level.
Additional activities include: the school's conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society; the Red Cross Blood Bank to which many senior students donate blood and Kobe Kaisei Japanese Exchange Program which has been a well established tradition over the past 20 years.
St Clare's High School accepts girls and boys, Years 7-12, from the areas of Bulahdelah, Forster-Tuncurry, Gloucester/Krambach, Taree and Wingham.