How do schools in partnership with parents prepare young people to thrive in an increasingly complex, globalised world? A world that is characterised by change, technological innovation and in great need of virtuous leaders who possess robust thinking, moral courage and vision. These ideas have inspired our passion to build a Christ-centred community that seeks to develop extraordinary learners with a passion to serve others. This is our purpose.
William Clarke College has two main schools - Primary School (P- 6) and Secondary School (7-12) with close to 250 highly professional staff who provide engaging and effective approaches to Christian teaching and learning while demonstrating passion and commitment to each student’s unique learning journey. Set on a convenient and modern campus, all College facilities are designed to enhance and maximise learning opportunities for students.
The College actively supports staff to deliver lessons that engage thinking and appropriately extend our students. We strive to develop sophisticated learners who can think critically and creatively, and apply their knowledge meaningfully in different contexts. Our teaching staff meet regularly to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and learning outcomes for students. To this end, the College intentionally puts a strong emphasis on student progress.
In the Primary School we place a strong emphasis on developing a rich and robust foundation in literacy and numeracy in every student. The College has invested in a unique small-group approach where specially trained literacy and numeracy teachers work alongside classroom teachers to support each student to make progress in this foundational area. By structuring learning in small groups, teachers are able to provide targeted instruction, enhance student engagement, promptly identify gaps in knowledge, foster meaningful relationships and monitor student progress. For more information on the Primary School’s small group approach please visit our website.
The Secondary School adopts an approach to learning that promotes student agency, voice and choice, referred to as Deep Learning. Students will engage in Deep Learning through authentic, real-world experiences that seek to develop Christ-like Character, Academic Mastery and Enterprise Skills. Across the Secondary School Deep Learning occurs in three stages – Foundation (Years 7 and 8), Exploration (Years 9 and 10) and Acceleration (Years 11 and 12), with the ultimate goal of equipping students to thrive in life beyond school. For more information on the Secondary School curriculum please visit our website.
Debating / Public Speaking
Religion / Faith
Student Health and Wellbeing
Gifted and Talented
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)
Performing Arts Centre
The College provides financial assistance and discounts on tuition fees for students in certain situations. Comprehensive information regarding Financial Assistance can be found here.
Families are welcome to book a Student-let tour at any stage in the enrolment process. Tour dates are communicated via the College website and are held multiple times each term.
College tours give prospective families the opportunity to hear from key College staff as well as view College facilities.