About Us

Our Story

It is a simple story. Saint Clare School was founded on one Man’s desire to do things right by his students. He believes that discipline and structure must underpin any special needs academic delivery system, and since incorporation in July 2007, Saint Clare School has remained steadfast in this philosophy.

In the same year, he met with its co-founder, who maintains that the success of the school is not dependent on how many students the school enrolls but on the number we are able to integrate back into the mainstream. The two founders continue to manage the school.

From the Principal’s Desk

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Dear Parents, Students and Visitors,

Welcome to Saint Clare School for Special Education! My name is Prakalathan Kelaver, and I am honored and privileged to serve the students, staff, and parents as the principal at Saint Clare School. They are embraced by a community of teachers, administrators, and parents who ensure Saint Clare School is a place where children “feel safe, are loved, and enjoy learning.” Our school continues to strive toward excellent student achievement in a positive and caring environment.

A common thread throughout our school is the strong teaching staff and support personnel. We are very fortunate to have an incredible group of teachers and therapists who work collaboratively to ensure we meet the needs of all our students. All of the support personnel care deeply for the health and welfare of our students. Together they are a team of caring individuals who strive every day for our children to be good students and citizens.

Children are the priority at Saint Clare School. Student achievement is our primary goal, which is met through various teaching strategies tailored to meet the individual needs of our students. Our dedicated and hardworking teachers provide our students with an enriching and nurturing environment. You will not find a more committed staff that truly has the love of children in their hearts.

Thank you for entrusting us with your precious children who make Saint Clare School such a wonderful place to be every day! We warmly welcome you to our school.

M.Prakalathan Kelaver M.Ed

Principal

Our Vision

To raise the quality of life of our students by improving outcomes.

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Living outcomes

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Learning outcomes

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Working outcomes

Our Mission

We will achieve this through a rigorous academic delivery system and innovation underpinned by our guiding principle: The needs of our students must always come first.

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Our Values

Discipline

Diligent and resolute work is the foundation of our rigorous academic delivery system. Currently, every student’s curriculum takes six weeks to design and incorporates inputs from teachers and therapists- it is evaluated and reviewed once a year, a progress report is furnished every six months, assessment and monitoring are recorded daily, updates are communicated to parents daily, and lesson plans are reviewed for effectiveness twice monthly.

Creativity

Creativity is an aspiration we strive for in our decisions on behalf of our students and the school. We constantly ask ourselves: Are our lesson plans creative enough to engage our students? Can we find creative job placements in non-traditional work options for our students? Is there a creative and effective way for the parent to decide if the school is best placed for the child’s needs without committing to long-term enrollment? Can we construct creative compensation and reward structures to minimise high staff turnover while maintaining our costs?

Innovativeness

The school believes that innovation does not happen only when there is a spark of inspiration. It begins by putting a data gathering system in place, reviewing data, evaluating options and then making improvements. We expect ourselves to ask how we can do something better constantly.