CLAREMONT COLLEGE

​The Claremont College Expansion project

Expansion Project Update - 4:15pm -11/6/21

Expansion Project Update - 3:30pm -30/4/21

Welcome to our story - one that spans three centuries. Founded in 1882 and originally commencing as a secondary girls’ boarding school, Claremont College moves forward with faith, strength and vision. Guided by our core values of collaboration, innovation and compassion, we step into the future with our continued provision of an outstanding Christian co-education.

The future is unknown and uncertain in so many ways, particularly as we respond to the ever-shifting climate caused by the ongoing impact of COVID-19. The pace of change in our world is rapid and our ability to respond will inevitably be aligned to our ability to meet the needs of the children and the community we serve. Therefore across 2021, Claremont College will be embarking on a project to explore possible ways for our school to further expand. Key to this, is our ambition to go ‘full circle’ and to once again, become a K to 12 Campus. It was in 1967 that Claremont College reduced its provision to just the Primary years (back then in 1967 only 41 students were enrolled). You can take a read of our journey documented here.

Implicit to this exploration will be our comprehensive focus on contemporary educational and wellbeing research, as well as a collaborative process of consultation with our stakeholders. This will include engaging with staff, parents, students, our alumni, our neighbours and residents, the wider Randwick community precinct and importantly, working with our First Nations elders to ensure that our efforts both honour and are respectful of the traditions and heritage of this place where we are situated.  

Claremont College is highly regarded by many educators within Australia and from around the world, who seek to visit and learn about the architectural design of our classrooms, and the innovative teaching methodologies we have developed.  Our project seeks to explore ways for Claremont College to continue to be at the forefront of evidence-based innovation and excellence in our educational delivery and in all aspects of our operation. We see our school uniquely positioned for our students to both contribute to, and benefit from, the newly evolving Randwick ‘Health & Innovation Precinct.’ You can read more about this process here.

Ultimately, our continued goal is to provide children with the skills and dispositions for a happy childhood, to develop academically, to be global, service minded young people, equipped for success and confidence in life. We will always be a school filled with warmth, generosity, creativity, hope, fun, learning, discovery, love and happy smiles. I pray that you too, will be blessed and inspired because of your part in our story. 

Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey. If you have questions, feedback or comments, or you would like to assist or contribute in some way, please let me know. You may contact me at ourfuture@claremont.nsw.edu.au or phone 9399 3217.

I am excited about the possibilities ahead. Thank you for your support and partnership.

Sincerely,
Mr Doug Thomas
Principal

25/1/2021 - Chairman's Letter