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As a highly regarded Catholic independent girls' school for Years 7 to 12, demand for places at St Rita's College is always high. Enrolments for Year 7 2024 are open and close on 8 February 2021. We welcome enquiries for all Year levels. Please contact our Registrar on enrol@stritas.qld.edu.au or telephone (07) 3862 1615. 

St Rita's College, Clayfield QLD

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St Rita's College, Clayfield QLD
41 Enderley Rd
Clayfield
QLD
4011
Brisbane North
07 3862 1615
An independent Catholic day school for girls from Years 7—12, established by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1926.
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St Rita's College, Clayfield QLD

Mrs Dale Morrow
  • Secondary School
  • Secondary Campus
  • Catholic
Year 7 - 12
Catholic
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Girls
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  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Culture / Tradition
  • Discipline
  • Educational Support
  • Employment Pathways
  • Faith / Religion
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Values
  • Resources / Facilites
  • Robotics
  • Science/Technology
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Special Needs
  • Sport
  • Tertiary Pathways
  • Welfare
French, German, Japanese
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debating
  • Hockey (field)
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball

St Rita’s College, Clayfield, was established by the Presentation Sisters in 1926 and is committed to the mission of educating girls, in partnership with their families, to be Women of Action - not Words. 

St Rita’s provides a learning experience in which creativity and critical thinking exist together. The academic, vocational and cocurricular disciplines embed Catholic Social Teaching into all subjects across all Year levels. 

January 2020 saw the opening of an innovative new learning precinct, the Trinity Centre, to enhance the St Rita’s education experience for all students. Enabling a new era of learning and pedagogy, the Centre is home to Music, Drama, Film, Television and New Media, and a range of subject disciplines. The new learning precinct provides the perfect educational environment for cross-class teaching and learning, with spaces that shift from the traditional ‘one to many’ methodology toward a more contemporary environment. It bolsters the College’s long standing reputation for delivering first-class academic and vocational pathways.

At St Rita's, your daughter will be encouraged to be passionate about learning, to question rather than to assume and to take the lead rather than to follow. St Rita and the Presentation founder, Nano Nagle, were women of determination, persistence and passion – characteristics which are promoted and valued in our College today.

 
 
The curriculum framework at St Rita’s is underpinned by the values of a Catholic school in the Presentation tradition and embeds Catholic Social Teaching into all subjects across all Year levels. A clear focus is maintained on continually reviewing and revising our curriculum so that it addresses the most relevant, proven innovations in the constantly changing world of education and continues to cater for broad learning abilities through pedagogy and support programs in the aim for each girl to achieve her personal best.

One of the greatest strengths of the St Rita’s classroom practice is the commitment of our dedicated staff to work in partnership with parents and guardians in enabling our students to achieve to the best of their ability. It is only by working together that we can deliver a quality, satisfying and enjoyable curriculum that empowers and invigorates young women to leave our College with positive mental habits and excellent preparation for further learning and employment.
Impressive modern, state of the art learning facilities are provided at St Rita’s College. The Trinity Centre is the College's latest addition to its outstanding facilities. The innovative new learning precinct bolsters the academic, arts and communal experience for students. The Nano Nagle Centre, housing the Library and the Sr Elvera Science Centre, affords our students flexible learning spaces, integrated technologies and the most up to date of resources the girls need to be inquiring and successful learners.

An abundance of specialist learning areas and general teaching classrooms fulfill the learning mainstays of english, mathematics, science, history, economics and information technology, with the popular learning areas of languages, music and the arts, home economics and film and television equally well-resourced.

We are proud of the sporting facilities for an inner-suburban school. These include the Acqua Rosa Centre with its 25m heated pool; three hard courts providing for tennis, basketball, netball and volleyball; a covered court in the Sr Assumpta O’Flynn Pavillion for all-weather multi-purpose uses; and the Eirene Centre which is a multi-purpose hall and gymnasium.

The Trinity Centre provides exceptional learning spaces for a range of subjects, and is home to the performing arts and film, television and new media programs. The 400-seat auditorium, equipped with the latest in audio-visual technology, offers our students a state-of-the-art venue for drama, musical theatre, ensemble, band and solo performance, as well as guest speakers and lectures, staff and student meetings. The Centre boasts a grand foyer as its entrance, honouring our Prix d’Honneurs, Duxes and College Captains across the years and provides a generous gallery and function space where student art can be showcased in both permanent and temporary exhibits.

The Eirene Centre, accommodating over 1300 people, is the traditional space used for liturgies, assemblies and significant school events. Ballygriffin, on the top level of the Nano Nagle Centre, provides for large staff meetings and, boasting magnificent views to the North and East, is a popular setting for community functions and gatherings.

The College Chapel sits atop Hogan Place – a large green on which students gather for outdoor House, Year level and community activities, as well as at lunchtimes.

Sport

  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Swimming
  • Netball
  • AFL
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Music

Speech and Communication

Musical

Theatre Sports

Debating

St Rita’s has an established reputation as a safe and welcoming school community that nurtures its students to be intelligent, confident and caring young women. At the heart of our support network is a pastoral care framework that encourages partnership between students, staff and parents/guardians to better our student experience of a sense of purpose and belonging and boost communication between students and staff.

Our supportive staff takes a professional and personable approach to the social and emotional wellbeing of our students. St Rita’s is a school where the individual is nurtured and obstacles are overcome together.

Central to the success of our pastoral care program is a vertical House structure to enable each girl to be recognised as an integral part of the College community. Our House system is the hallmark of the personal formation of our girls and a central component of daily, cocurricular and general activity life at St Rita’s. Our eight Houses celebrate, encourage, support and nurture each individual to do and be their best. Each House also provides opportunities to look beyond self, supporting a Presentation Ministry and a well-being initiative.

Each House has a staff member appointed as Head of House who is responsible for the monitoring of the spiritual, academic and social wellbeing of each student. Our Houses bring together students from each Year level and students build friendships across the Year levels, cultivating a considerate and sharing school community. There are six House Groups within each House, each supported by a House Group Teacher, and students remain with their House Group throughout their time at St Rita’s.

A longstanding tradition at St Rita’s is the ‘Big Sister/Little Sister’ program which pairs each incoming Year 7 girl with a Year 12 girl. This unique program provides a point of communication and orientation for each young Year 7 girl from late Term 4 the year before commencement at St Rita’s right through to first day and beyond and facilitates the settling in of our new students to their new learning environment and routines with greater comfort and ease. Daughters of Past Students are generally allocated to the same House of their mother, if known. Siblings are also placed in the same House unless otherwise requested.

Our six pillars, which are drawn from our Presentation charism and the life of St Rita, underpin all we do:

Compassion
Hospitality
Simplicity
Courage
Justice
Hope
As a dynamic Catholic faith community, our vision is to:

Embody and promote leadership as service, growing from critical reflection and leading to action for justice.

Challenge and support each member of our community in an environment of collaboration and respect.

Nurture and educate, in partnership with families, young, articulate women of integrity who are increasingly independent, discerning, creative and resilient.
St Rita’s College follows the mission of Jesus as lived by the founder of the Presentation Sisters, Venerable Nano Nagle. Our community seeks to inspire engaging, inquisitive and passionate learning, leading to action for a just world.

Nano Nagle was the founder of the Presentation Sisters, whose courage and hope in providing education to the poor children of the City of Cork was unfailing during the Penal Laws era of the eighteenth century. Along with that of St Rita of Cascia after whom St Rita’s College is named, Nano Nagle’s mission and vision for the education of women and girls continues to provide guidance to the St Rita’s College community. 

The St Rita's College Scholarship Program awards scholarships and bursaries to young women who excel, or have the potential to excel, in academic, music or sporting disciplines. Specifically, the program exists to enable young women from families of limited or no financial means to attend the College and experience the benefits of a St Rita’s College education.

The Scholarship program of the College is a means-tested application-based program and applicants are required to sit the independent ACER scholarship test.

The College Principal and Scholarship and Bursary Management Committee has stewardship over disbursements made for the purpose of the Nano Nagle Bursary program.

For full information, please visit the College website: www.stritas.qld.edu.au

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St Rita’s College is situated in the Brisbane suburb of Clayfield, which is approximately 15 minutes from the CBD.  The College is close to bus and rail public transport.

STREET ADDRESS:

41 Enderley Road, Clayfield, Queensland, 4011

TRANSPORT TO ST RITA’S COLLEGE

Bus

The Brisbane City Council bus route of 300 services Alexandra Road, an approximate 100 metre safe walking distance from the College.  Multiple Brisbane City Council bus routes from both the city and northern suburb directions service Sandgate Road. Sandgate Road is a safe 250 metre walk through suburban streets to St Rita’s.

Red and White Coaches (Coach Australia Pty Ltd) transport students from St Rita’s, St Margaret’s, Clayfield College and Mary MacKillop College and operate school runs to and from the northern suburbs of Brisbane.  Please refer to their website for school bus routes www.coachaustralia.com.au or email charter@coachaustralia.com.au or phone 3269 6466.

Hornibrook Buslines run the 999A/315 and 999B/315 services from Kippa Ring to St Rita’s and other surrounding schools and a service to connect with the train from Sandgate. 3284 1622 or www.hornibrook.com.au

Train

Hendra and Clayfield rail stations are both approximately 800 metres from the College.

Visit Translink or phone 13 12 30 to find the most convenient public transport options that are closest to your home.

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