St Clare's Catholic School Burdell

School History

St Clare's Catholic School opened on January 24, 2011 with 177 students.

Stage One comprised of eleven classrooms, two multipurpose rooms, tuckshop, sports room and student amenities.  Two classrooms housed the Library, while another two accommodated the Administration and Staff facilities.  The remaining classrooms catered for students from Prep to Year 6.  

Fr Giles Setter's vision of holding a Saturday Vigil Mass at the school  to cater for a rapidly expanding neighbourhood came to fruition in early 2011.  Mass continues to be held at the school each Saturday night.

Stage 2 was completed in early January 2012 with the addition of an Administration building, two classrooms, and a large covered area.  The total enrolment for 2012 reached 310 students.

In 2013, we welcomed 400 students and their families to our school community.  Construction of Stage 3 which comprised of 16 classroom spaces and student facilities was completed at the end of 2013. In 2014 our enrolment numbers grew to 490 students.

Construction on an exciting new building project commenced at the end of 2014. The school entered into a partnership with St Anthony's Parish and the Diocesan Office to build a dual purpose facility that will serve the school and Northern Beaches community for church services and Outside School Hours Care.

From 2015, Year 7 is officially part of the secondary schooling model. However, even with the loss of this cohort of students, our enrolments have continued to grow to past 600 students from Prep to Year 6.


Principal: Miss Kath Tarttelin

Burdell Drive
Burdell 4818

P: (07) 4760 6900
F: (07) 4774 3489

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We are in week 7 of school holidays
Term 1 starts Tuesday 29 January 2019