Principals Welcome

John Murphy Principal

Deep roots, kind hearts, big dreams

I am delighted to welcome you to our school website. St Clare’s School is a very special community where family, parish and school nurture and inspire our children. We pride ourselves on our deep knowledge of every child and we are privileged to teach enthusiastic, conscientious and compassionate pupils with a variety of barriers to learning to enable them to be the best they can be. We recognise that all our children, their families and their circumstances are different and we have a long history of working together to ensure outstanding outcomes for everyone.

As a Catholic School, our Christian values underpin all that we do and we seek always to develop the beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that enable our young people to become responsible global citizens with a lifelong love of learning, equipping them for our ever-changing world. St Clare’s School is a co-educational specialist school for students who present in the moderate range including pupils with complex medical conditions. Our curriculum is differentiated to suit a variety of learning styles. We provide a pre-school, primary and second level curriculum. We believe that our mission is to guide all students to achieve their full potential so that they can participate actively within their local community as well as develop attitudes and skills for life-long learning.  Self-esteem and a feeling of well-being are very important to us and permeate all aspects of school life.

I look forward to meeting you and thank you at this stage for your interest in our community.
John F Murphy, Principal.