From the Acting Principal (Friday 17 September)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Year 12 Kindness Project

As a part of their Year 12 Religion studies, The Kindness Project provides students with the opportunity to take action to prompt change within their community in an area they are passionate about. On Thursday, Oscar Gohl and Jack Curran coordinated a basketball game to raise money for the Cancer Council . 

The highly successful 1st XVIII Football Team and the Open A Basketball Team faced off in an exciting lunch-time game with innovative plays integrating the sports. Students flocked to the gym to see the clash and the event raised $274.64 for the Cancer Council! The exemplary comradery between the boys made for a vibrant atmosphere filled with Marist spirit – Go Hearts!

SchoolTV – The Wellbeing Barometer

SchoolTV has been supporting families and schools for quite some time now by providing guidance and information to help alleviate some of the challenges faced by young people, especially during the pandemic. Over recent months, many people have been impacted and it has proven to be a difficult time for some more than others.

However, irrespective of whether your family has experienced many lockdowns or not, the social, economic and psychological impacts over the coming months remain uncertain. There is substantial evidence to show that mental health concerns are on the rise, especially in relation to our young people who may require some extra support. Parents will need to play a vital role in providing this support, helping their kids reframe their worries and focus more on the things they can control in their life. Ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of our young people is important for many reasons, one of which is the direct impact it can have on educational outcomes.

In this Special Report, we are seeking parent participation through a short survey. The survey is designed to assist the school to provide a barometer on the state of wellbeing within the community. The information gathered will assist in focussing on the key issues affecting students and discovering where further assistance may be required.

We encourage all parents and caregivers to spend a few moments to complete the survey. This will help with understanding the nature and extent of your concerns and determine how best to support our community.

Please reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If this raises any concerns for you, a loved one or the wellbeing of your child, please seek medical or professional help. Here is the link to your special report

Enrolments Update

Applications are currently being processed for commencement in Year 7 in 2023. Current families with siblings eligible for commencement at this entry point are requested to please complete an Application for Enrolment Form for their child as soon as possible. 

Application Forms can be accessed from the College website or collected from the Front Office at both the Champagnat and Marcellin Campuses. It is important that applications for all siblings are received well in advance to ensure placement. 

Planning is well underway for the 2022 school year. A reminder for families that may be considering leaving the College at the end of 2021, that written leaving notification to the College one term in advance is required. Failure to give such notice will incur an exit fee in accordance with our current enrolment agreement.

For any questions in relation to enrolments, please do not hesitate to contact Virginia Miller, College Registrar, on 8350 2580 or all Boarding enquiries, please contact Julie Raymond, Personal Assistant to the Head of Boarding, on 8350 2559 or

Marist Day

Earlier in the year, the College students leaders from Years 7-12 came together for a day of formation and planning. From the wisdom of our leaders came the proposal for a College-wide ‘Marist Day’ which would be driven and facilitated by students with the purpose of strengthening relationships between students in their House across both campuses.

The 2021 Marist Day will be held next Friday 24 September at Marcellin Campus from 8.45am – 1.00pm. Students will participate in a College wide Liturgy focussing on the theme of “Beating as one Heart”, enjoy a Villis ‘Hearts’ donut together in House groups, before engaging in House activities. The day will conclude with an assembly and announcement of 2022 Year 9 and 12 leaders.

At the core of our Marist mission is the need to be a presence to those most in need. To this end, students are encouraged to make a donation of $10.00 towards our Marist immersion communities in India, Sri Lanka, Fiji and the Philippines via our Marist Day Mission Appeal. In the Personal Message section, please include the student’s Campus, and Homeroom (eg. Champagnat Chanel C). Prizes will be awarded to the individual and Homeroom who raise the most funds.

Students will be required to wear their PE uniform on the day and bring a bottle of water with them. Champagnat students will gather and be dismissed from the Main Oval, and Marcellin students will gather and be dismissed from Homeroom.

Campus specific information has also been communicated to families earlier this week.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Shana Bennett
Acting Principal