A welcoming college community

4 March 2020|Community News, Education| Off Comments off on A welcoming college community|

By Sacred Heart College


SACRED Heart College is a place that welcomes everyone.

From small beginnings in 1888, our college has expanded and developed around the Sacred Heart Church at the centre of our campus.

In the traditions of the Sisters of St Joseph, Sacred Heart College strives to be a place of kindness, inclusiveness and cultural diversity, challenging boys and girls from kindergarten through to year 10 to grow in academic, sporting, cultural and service endeavours.

Catholic education by its very nature challenges us to be a cooperative and inclusive community.

It builds an atmosphere where students are made aware of God’s love for them, supporting and nurturing students, helping them develop a personal ethical framework that includes self-confidence and self-knowledge, as well as knowledge of the world they live in and their place in it.

Our cooperative and inclusive college community supports students and families from pre-kindergarten through to year 10 and beyond:

Beginning with our B4@SHC program providing weekly activities for children from birth to four years;

Orientation sessions welcoming students to explore our college in the weeks before they begin kindergarten or year seven, and similar events for year 10 students as they move on to years 11 and 12 at Guilford Young College;

Residential camp experiences for students from year four through to year nine, providing opportunities for students to extend their friendship group and explore our unique Australian environment at the same time;

Parents, grandparents and old scholars remain connected through involvement with college sport, music, student performances, P&F, Board and as volunteers;

The presence of the Sacred Heart Church and the Josephite Mission and History Centre on our campus inspires an enduring connection with history, with the Sisters of St Joseph and our parish.

Our college community weaves together these many strands and extends further to incorporate Catholic primary schools, our local community through connections with St Vincent de Paul, Rosary Gardens and L’Arche.

It also extends internationally as longstanding relationships with Caritas and Timor Missions provide students with an awareness that they are part of a global community.

If you would like to find out more about the many different aspects of our college community, please take a look at our website, visit our Facebook page, perhaps take a tour of our college on Open Day or join us for the community celebration of our College Fair.

At Sacred Heart College, everyone is welcome.

Caption: Sacred Heart College students are challenged to grow in academic, sporting, cultural and service endeavours.

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