Alumni's stories

Fascinating stories of the students and teachers from the past, with many thanks for their generosity in sharing photographs and reminiscences.

If you would like to contribute your own story, please contact the school - every contribution adds depth to our history.


Gwen Gilbert - Boarder at San Clemente from 1922 until 1926

Reg Coghlan - Kindergarten at San Clemente in 1931

Sister Janet Ryan - Pupil at San Clemente from 1938 to 1940, Sister at San Clemente Convent for a year in 1949 and then from 1954 - 1959, teaching at St Columbanus. 

Margaret Davies (nee Jordan) - Day student from 1940 to 1943 - a detailed description of life at San Clemente during World War Two.

Margaret Davies and Sister Ann Walsh - Brief reminiscences of being day girls at San Clemente during World War Two. 

Sr Maure Campbell - Day girl from 1946 to 1948, Boarder in 1948 and 1950

Sister June Peck - Attended San Clemente in 1950, attaining the Leaving Certificate in 1954. Sr June started Kindergarten in 1942 at St John the Baptist Church/School in Hanbury St (Snake Gully), then went to St Columbanus.

Helen Elliott (nee Ferry) - Day girl in the 1950s

Lidy Waanders - Boarder from 1954 to 1959 - a very detailed account of a Boarder's experience

Colleen Murphy (nee Campbell) - Day girl from 1954 to 1959

Judith Laughlin - Day girl from 1955 to 1957

Roslyn McGovern - Day girl from 1959 to 1964

Tracey Edstein - 1972 to 1975

Amy Mead - 2000 to 2003