St Clare’s is a coeducational, regional high School founded on the Josephite tradition, serving the parishes of Taree, Wingham, Forster Tuncurry, Krambach, Gloucester, Nabiac and Bulahdelah.
The Sisters of St Joseph, Lochinvar, conducted the first Catholic secondary classes in Taree in 1926. As numbers grew, a new secondary school, Rosary High, was built in 1962. Further growth then necessitated another school be built on the present site in Davis Street, Taree.
Taree Catholic High School, as it was then known, was officially opened and dedicated to the memory of Fr Thomas Mulcahy on 31 January 1971. In 1986, with the commencement of classes in Year 11, the name was changed to St Clare’s High School following the custom that diocesan schools are named under the patronage of a saint whose qualities can be emulated by the school community.
The current student population of 600 is projected to grow to 650 over the next few years. These students experience the pastoral care of an authentic Catholic school whose ethos combined with excellent teaching encourages everyone to achieve their potential. St Clare’s has established a fine reputation in the wider community for academic excellence and for producing active and informed citizens who are successful and confident learners.
Our Mission is the education of young people within the context of Christ’s mission and the traditions of St Clare and the Sisters of St Joseph.
Our Vision is to be a Catholic community that values and nurtures "learning for all of life".
We value community, relationships and teaching and learning for "all of life".