St Clare’s Community
St Clare’s provides a warm, secure, family-like environment in which pupils are nurtured as individuals according to their abilities, personality and potential, encouraged to appreciate and understand our world and its people – and celebrate their own achievements and those of others. This is widely reflected in the excellent relationships that the children develop with their teachers and peers and the pride shown in the school by pupils and staff alike.
Part of the Cognita Community
As part of the Cognita family, St Clare’s benefits from ongoing investment in its magnificent grounds and impressive facilities so pupils enjoy an even broader range of opportunities than ever before. Cognita have 66 schools worldwide and as part of the group St Clare’s benefit from Cognita’s global outlook, international student exchange opportunities, sports festivals, shared good practice amongst teachers, head office support, shared resources and professional networking.
Sixth Formers are strongly encouraged to participate in leadership activities and take the responsibilities bestowed on them very seriously. Prefects are appointed every year. Sixth Formers mentor our younger children, helping to organise and manage sports days and other events.
The whole school works enthusiastically towards an annual musical production attended by the local community.
Interact Club, led by Mr Yemm and sponsored by Porthcawl Rotary Club, is Rotary International’s service club for young people.
St Clare’s takes its responsibilities as a part of the wider community very seriously. Children enthusiastically undertake charity work. Charities are selected on an annual basis and we have raised thousands for charities including Jeans for Genes Day, London Holocaust Centre, Children in Need and Comic Relief. Last September the whole school took part in the Race for Life, raising much needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, Cost of Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness.
Porthcawl Love it- Don’t Trash it Project
This project is a joint collaboration between Bridgend Council’s Street Scene Department, Keep Wales Tidy Porthcawl Town Council and endorsed by local Mayor, Norah Clarke. The campaign also involves other community stakeholders – Surfers Against Sewage and Sea Quest and will look to combat littering by preventing the problem arising in the first place.
In February Year 1 to Year 6 school council reps undertook a litter survey in the local area and developed a report which will form the basis of their campaign material, a poster and flyer / sticker of messages the pupils would like to see in their local area. There is a competition element to the project with prizes available to pupils for the best poster designs, campaign logos and messages. The competition will be judged by the Mayor of Porthcawl Town Council, BCBC and Keep Wales Tidy. The prizes will be awarded at a special presentation event at the end of the project.