From the Principal (Issue 2 2017)

Written on the 23 February 2017

Dear members of the Sacred Heart College community,

As the term rolls on so do the many events occurring across the College.

This week the Parents/Homeroom Teachers meetings took place at Sacred Heart Middle. These crucial meetings help build the relationship between home and school. This is foundational to our boys' learning. It is yet another example of the strong parental support our boys receive and it is clearly evident. Parent/Teacher/Student interviews at the Senior School are held in weeks 9 and 10 following the first progress reports for the year.

Summer sport has commenced in earnest and, again, the level of support from families across the College is considerable. It was pleasing to see some of the dads taking on their boys at badminton last Saturday following their matches, and I hope there weren't too many injuries or bruised egos? The Drive Tennis Team continue to shine and the cricketers did extremely well across the board last week. Girls sport is on my list for this weekend!

The inaugural 'Music Academy' got underway this week with about 20 students involved in this initiative designed to encourage Year 6 students to take on an instrument. We look forward to the fruits of this project. The 'Hearts' Music Department is certainly excited!

The Year 10 Remar group took to the high ropes last weekend. Remar is a Marist youth ministry which has solid support from the students over the senior years at SHC. It has four areas of focus:

  • Evangelisation and faith development
  • Personal development and leadership formation
  • Strong experience of being a part of a community
  • Social justice, ministry and service to others.

Finally, several initial consultations have occurred in regard to the Marymount amalgamation. This has included discussions with staff from both campuses, Marymount Student Leadership Group, Marymount Board, Catholic Principals of the region, and an informal tour of the Mitchell Park Campus by Marymount Staff last Friday after school. The input to date is shaping the planning and a discussion paper capturing the key ideas and issues will be developed for distribution next week. In the meanwhile, if you have questions please feel free to contact me at

The above are but a snippet of the numerous events which occur and a number of them are shared on the College Facebook page ( if you are interested.

Steve Byrne



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