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From the Principal (Issue 15 2018)

Written on the 25 October 2018

Dear members of the Sacred Heart College community

'To Christians, the future does have a name, and its name is Hope'.  Pope Francis 

The Class of 2018 concludes formal classes this week with our traditional Graduation and Thanksgiving Mass and Graduation Assembly marking this significant week in the lives of our Year 12 students and their families.

Each year Marist Schools across the nation focus on a particular theme. This year's theme, as displayed above and at each campus, is particularly appropriate at this time of year. As our students conclude their formal schooling, head into exams and final assessments and thence to the world beyond we want them to do so with a sense of HOPE!

In taking up our 2018 theme of believing in hope and a future for all people, we as Marists are people who, through our word and action, offer the world a new way of seeing and being. A world where every young person can enjoy the hope of a future beyond the horizon which they are yet to discover. The Good News is that our Marist communities, such as Sacred Heart, are full of single individuals that together create an 'us' - the 'Hearts Family'! Indeed, hope does have a future, especially at Sacred Heart! 

We wish our graduating class every blessing and success as they enter the final phase of their formal schooling and look forward to acknowledging each of them at the Graduation Celebration at the end of November.

Marcellin Campus

Next year, Sacred Heart College begins the next chapter in its rich history. The amalgamation with Marymount College formally translates into the opening of the Champagnat Campus for girls and boys in Years 7 to 9. In keeping with the commencement of this new and revitalised moment, the Somerton Park Campus will now be known as Marcellin Campus from 2019.

The synergy of having each campus named after the founder of the Marist Brothers, acknowledges the foundations of our ethos and also ties in with earlier historic developments. Sacred Heart College (established 1897) relocated to Paringa Hall in 1914 and is thus the initial College campus and was such up until 1976. St Joseph's College, Mitchell Park was established in 1967 and became 'Sacred Heart Junior School' in 1977 as part of the Catholic Education restructure of the region, later to become 'Sacred Heart College Middle School'.

Marymount was also restructured into a Years 6-9 girls school at this time having been established at Seacombe Gardens in 1956. We are hosting a celebration this Friday evening at Hove for Old Scholars and Past Staff Members as part of the transition to Champagnat and all Old Scholars and former staff are most welcome!

It would be fair to state that well established and successful organisations are agile organisations. They are innovative and flexible, true to their core values and continue to serve the needs for which they were established. One Hundred and twenty one years later Sacred Heart continues to be agile!

Best wishes,

Steve Byrne


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