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St Clare's Primary School Thomastown West

It is a privilege to welcome you to St Clare’s.

St Clare’s Catholic School Thomastown prides itself on providing a rich and comprehensive curriculum, complemented by a wide range of activities and programs to enrich learning.

When your child is enrolled at St Clare’s, the whole family becomes part of our community.  We work in partnership with our families in making sure that each child is known both academically and socially. Each child is different and each child learns in different ways. We  provide a wide variety of opportunities for each child to thrive. Through regular contact and communication, we strive to keep parents and carers informed of their child’s learning and their next step in development.

We are a welcoming learning community with many faiths and cultures present in our school. We teach and celebrate from a Catholic perspective, but also engage in dialogue to learn about each other. 

My focus as the Principal of St Clare’s is always around the children. Every decision I make is made by  asking the question “how will this improve outcomes for the students at St Clare’s?” My door is always open for the children and families of St Clare’s. 


Daniel Barr


St Clare’s Catholic Primary School is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS). 

MACS governs and operates Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills, and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them. 

Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders. This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures. 

More information about MACS is available at


"What I like at St Clare’s are the friendly teachers, excellent subjects and the awesome classrooms where you feel welcome."


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Learning Highlights

The Arts

  • Visual Art specialist

  • Music specialist

  • Art Show

  • Performing Arts

  • School production

  • Art Lunchtime Club



  • Transition Programs

  • Buddy Program

  • Lunchtime Clubs

  • Cyber Safety Awareness

  • eSmart School

  • Zones of Regulation

  • Positive Behaviour for Learning

  • School Counsellor



  • Interschool Sports

  • School swimming Program

  • District Athletics

  • School Sports Carnival

  • Sports Club

  • House teams



  • Class Masses

  • Sacramental Program

  • Whole school masses

  • Morning and afternoon prayer

  • Social justice focus

  • Indigenous spirituality

  • Child and adult faith nights

  • Strong Parish connections



  • Student Representative Council 

  • Class Reps

  • SWELL team (Student Wellbeing Engagement & Love for Learning)

  • Religious Education Team

  • Environmental Team

  • Sports Captains

  • Fire Carriers



  • Excursions

  • Grade 5 and Grade 6 Camps

  • Learning Assets

  • Play based investigations

  • Inquiry based learning

  • Learning Expos

  • Library

  • Speech Pathologist

  • Access to modern technologies


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St Clare's Primary School

Address: Harbard Street, Thomastown West, 3074

Phone: (03) 9465 8535

Principal: Daniel Barr


Office Hours: 08:30 am - 4:00 pm


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