Clairvaux Catholic School, Belmont

Clairvaux Catholic School, Belmont

Principal:  Mr Brendan Flanagan

E No.  E1376

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  5243 7102

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Clairvaux Catholic School was established in July 1998 in Belmont, Geelong, as a result of the amalgamation of 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.

Clairvaux combines the best of 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 primary school in St Bernard’s parish, Belmont. Situated on 5.9 hectares at 45 Reynolds Road, Clairvaux caters for children from Prep to Year 6. It serves parents who wish their children to experience a Catholic education based on an educational 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 Vision Statement:

Clairvaux Catholic School, in the parish of St Bernard, Belmont, aspires to be a vibrant, inclusive community in which people share faith and learn together.

The foundation of our vision is the values of faith, respect and dignity.

Clairvaux Catholic School is committed to the development of the whole person. Its vision is founded in the person of Jesus Christ and enlivened by the Gospel. The school highlights the relevance of real-life learning and an innovative, contemporary culture.

In the pursuit of excellence in all areas of school life, Clairvaux will continue to :
• develop relationships and a strong sense of an inclusive culture through respecting, valuing and celebrating the unique gifts of all
• promote a love of learning that engages the whole person
• provide opportunities to develop powerful partnerships between staff and parents / care-givers that will enhance student learning and wellbeing.

School location

Address:  45-75 Reynolds Road
Belmont VIC 3216

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Western

Parish:  St Bernard's

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