Mrs Thelma Clark was the first lay teacher at St Joseph’s Ladies’ College. Prior to her appointment members of the Sisters of Mercy and Christian Brothers had held all teaching positions.

Her colleagues fondly remember Mrs Clark as a happy and committed teacher. She was hard working and persistent in her efforts to meet the educational needs of students entrusted to her care. Thelma is committed to physical fitness and believes that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.

Self-motivated and committed to completing any tasks that she starts, Thelma Clark believes that a good education should be accessible to all.

Persistence, task completion, fitness, working joyfully

Clark House Team Members

  • Paul McAlister

    House Coordinator

  • Paula Gleeson

    House Tutor

  • Garth McKenna

    House Tutor

  • Jo Hall

    House Tutor

  • Lorraine Willis

    House Tutor

  • Adam Russell

    House Tutor

  • Melissa Blomley

    House Tutor

  • Kristina Schaeffer

    House Tutor

Clark House Sports Crest

Clark House Charity

Mental Health Association NSW

The Mental Health Association NSW (MHA) is a community-based organisation and registered charity that has worked since 1932 to address stigma and to promote mental health and wellbeing through education, support and advocacy in NSW.

Our vision is a society that understands, values, and actively supports the best possible mental health and wellbeing.

Our programs include:

  • Mental health promotion including coordinating Mental Health Month in NSW
  • Workplace Health Promotion Network working to improve employee wellbeing
  • Anxiety support and self help groups
  • GroupsNet resourcing support group leaders across the state
  • Small Steps providing education to teachers and parents about anxiety in children
  • A mental health information and referral service and database.

Clark House Leaders

  • Grace Clayton

    House Captain

  • Nick Keogh

    House Captain

  • Andrea Bourdis

    Stage 6 Leader

  • Alex Peacock

    Stage 6 Leader

  • Samuel Bourdis

    Stage 5 Leader

  • Mary Findlay

    Stage 5 Leader

  • Loralei Coleman

    Stage 4 Leader

  • Niamh Boyer

    Stage 4 Leader

Latest Clark News

Thursday December 11 2014

Clark House Happy Challange

The Happy challenge was organised by Clark House coordinator Mr Cameron Smith to raise awareness of the then upcoming RU OK? day and to complement the work that Clark house has been doing with the Beyond Blue charity.

Friday November 21 2014

The Enemy Within

In a bid to raise awareness about mental health issues in the Riverina, Simone Dowding teamed up with Alexis and Steve from Mayfly Media to create a short film about a local sportsman and his battles with depression and suicide. “The Enemy Within” is inspired by Wagga’s world champion boxer and ex rugby league player, […]

Thursday October 9 2014

Be YOUnique

Come and join us for a free mental health awareness event for the people of Albury/Wodonga. Community members from Victoria are invited to assemble at Sumsion Gardens in Wodonga whilst NSW community members will gather at the water wheel Nouriel Park from 5:00pm. Festivities will kick off at 5.30pm with a cross border walk ‘meeting […]

Thursday September 18 2014

Next Generation Youth Forum

A group of Year 10 students attended this Forum at La Trobe University on Friday 12th September. The forum provided an opportunity to participate in a range of workshops on leadership and social justice. The keynote speaker was Sebastian Robertson the founder and CEO of Batyr, an organisation that aims to educate young people on […]

Friday August 29 2014

Building resilience in our youth

The Albury-Wodonga Mental Health forum, will be held for the third year on September 9 at Albury Entertainment Centre. The forum caters to Albury and Wodonga high school students, giving them a better understanding of depression and related complaints. 12 students from Xavier High School, Years 9, 10 and 11 have been invited to attend […]

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