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School History

St Clare’s High School is a coeducational, regional High School, founded on the Josephite tradition, serving the parishes of Taree/Wingham, Forster/Tuncurry, Krambach/Gloucester/Nabiac and Bulahdelah.

Catholic secondary classes began in Taree in 1926 conducted by the Sisters of St Joseph, Lochinvar.  Due  to growing  numbers  a new secondary school, Rosary High, was built in 1962.

Further growth then necessitated that 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 is 740 is projected to grow to 800 students over the next few years  These students experience the Pastoral Care of an authentic Catholic School whose Catholic ethos combined with excellent teaching encourages each individual to achieve their potential.  St Clare’s has established a fine reputation in the wider community for academic excellence. 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".