About Us

Clairvaux Catholic School is a primary school in the parish of St Bernard’s, Belmont - Geelong, Victoria Australia. 


The School, situated on 5.9 hectares at 45 Reynolds Road, caters for children from Preparatory to Year 6. It serves parents who want their children to experience a Catholic education based on an education philosophy in which faith, culture and life are brought into harmony. It offers an authentic Catholic vision which proclaims the Gospel values of peace, joy, justice, faith, compassion, and reconciliation.Clairvaux was established in July 1998 as a result of the amalgamation of the two primary schools in the parish – St Bernard’s in Belmont, and Mercia in Highton. The present site was formerly a secondary school called South Barwon Secondary College.


The ethos of Clairvaux combines the best from both former schools and is dedicated to educational excellence in teaching and learning. The school community works in a spirit of mutual trust with a deep sense of commitment to and ownership of Catholic education.


Clairvaux Catholic School is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).


MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them.


Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders.


This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.


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