St Clare's Catholic School, Burdell

Burdell Drive, Burdell QLD 4818
Townsville
(07) 4760 6900 or (07) 4774 3281
(07) 4774 3489
Ms Kath Tarttelin
Prep - Year 6
678
Co-educational; day student only

About the School

A co-educational school, St Clare’s offers Kindergarten through to Year 6 in a welcoming and inclusive community environment. St Clare's Catholic School belongs to the St Anthony's Parish. Along with St Francis, St Clare is one of the founders of the Franciscan movement that has been part of the Catholic Church's life since the early 13th century. St Clare's Catholic School follows the Franciscan spirituality that stresses simplicity, humility, dependence on God, a love for the poor, and finding God in others and the natural world.

The school’s motto is, ‘Be a Clear Light’ and together staff, families, students and the parish community work tirelessly to make the school a unique and dynamic place that welcomes everyone and helps each individual realise their fullest potential. The school community is supportive and encouraging, creating an environment with a strong sense of belonging for students.


The Naming of St Clare's Catholic School

St Clare's Catholic School and St Anthony's Catholic College belong to the St Anthony's Parish. The parish is a Franciscan parish, led by Fr Giles Setter, a Franciscan Friar (Friar is Italian for Brother).

The parish is named in honour of St Anthony who was one of the early followers of St Francis of Assisi (founder of the Franciscan movement) and patron of the environment. Along with St Francis, St Clare is considered one of the founders of the Franciscan movement which has been part of the Catholic Church's life since the early 13th century.

Franciscan spirituality stresses simplicity, dependence on God, a love for the poor and finding God in others and in the natural world.

St Clare's Catholic School will therefore follow the Franciscan spirituality, particularly with an environmental focus.

St Clare of Assisi, pray for us.
St Francis of Assisi, pray for us.
St Anthony of Padua, pray for us