From the Deputy Principal (Friday 11 September)

To our Sacred Heart Community

R U OK Day (Thursday 10 September)

Thursday 10 September marked R U OK Day, the national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.

Students participated in a range of activities designed to raise awareness of this important message, encourage conversations about mental health and have some fun. Champagnat Campus students heard from R U OK? Ambassador, Matt Newlands and were inspired by Year 11 and 12 leaders who shared their insights into the importance of being there for one another. Students then participated in a range of activities, including an Inter-House Sport Competition, yoga, mindful colouring and arts and crafts. The day was brought to a close with a Battle of the Bands, featuring outstanding performances from both students and staff.

Marcellin Campus’ Soul Food Cafe was kept open throughout the day as a means of providing awareness, support and a space for students to check in with one another and enjoy a well deserved break. Hot drinks, donuts and board games were available thank you to our Marist Youth Ministers and student leaders, amidst a rainbow explosion of balloons and decorations. They even had a surprise visit from a furry friend! 

The celebrations were a positive reminder that it’s okay not to be okay, and to check in with those in our community today and every other day.

Marcellin Campus Leadership 2021

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Dighton to the position of Head of Marcellin Campus commencing 2021.  

Alex has been a long standing staff member at Sacred Heart College and has held the positions of Head of House and more recently, Director of Students. 

He enjoys fishing & spending time with wife, Claire and son, Albie at their shack in Yorke Peninsula and enjoys watching his favourite team, the San Antonio Spurs play in the NBA! 

We congratulate Alex on his appointment and look forward to him commencing in his new role in 2021.

Sacred Heart College & Rostrevor College Intercol

Tomorrow we head east to Rostrevor College for the annual Intercol.  The ongoing theme for Intercol is “Respect Outweighs Rivalry” and we were delighted with such a positive start to the competitions on Wednesday when our soccer and basketball teams competed.

I remind all students and families of the importance of representing the College both on and off the field in a manner that shows the great respect we have for all at Rostrevor.  I wish our competing teams the very best for the weekend and certainly hope the rain stays away and we can all witness a great day of competition.  

Details of the upcoming games & live streaming can be found via

Wednesday the 9th of September marked day 1 of the 2020 Intercol Week Fixtures vs Rostrevor College the day started with Soccer at Campbelltown City Soccer Club. The 9A’s were gallant in defeat going down 5-1 to a very strong Rostrevor side with Henry Lynch being voted best on ground for the Hearts. The 2nd XI were playing at the same time and led by Captain and Intercol medalist Lucas Billich they came away with a 2-0 victory. The First XI wrapped up the afternoon of soccer losing to a dominant Rostrevor team 5-0 with Captain Tyreece Conway receiving SHC’s Intercol Medal. 

The action and crowd then made their way to The lights Community and Sports Centre for an evening of exciting Basketball action. The Middle A’s went down in a thrilling contest with the final score being 57-53 Rostrevor’s way. The team was led by Jed Lovelock who received the Intercol Medal for Sacred Heart. The Open B game was an arm wrestle for the first three quarters however in the fourth quarter the boys dug deep and came away with a seventeen point win, Liam Hamilton was the Intercol Medalists for SHC. The Open A Basketball game tipped off at 7.20pm to close out the day’s proceedings and again it was a tough and tight contest with both teams giving it their all. Sacred Heart was down heading into the last quarter but lifted to come back and snatch a historic draw in the dying seconds of the game. Broden Coats received Sacred Heart’s Intercol Medal. 

The sportsmanship from all the teams and supporters was great to see and there is plenty of action to come across the rest of the week. Goodluck to the teams still to compete and remember “Respect outweighs Rivalry”.

Go Hearts!

Founders Day (Friday 25 September)

A reminder fundraising is well underway for Week 10’s annual Founder’s Day and Mission March. 

We will be seeking to raise much needed funds for Marist community projects in India, Sri Lanka, Fiji and The Philippines. This year, more than ever, these communities need our support. We are encouraging all students to raise a minimum of $10.00 to go towards our fundraising pool in 2020. 

All donations will be made online through the following link: Prizes will be awarded for the highest individual donor in each House at each campus, so be sure to include all required details when submitting your donation.

Thank you for your support of our Marist mission.

Shana Bennett
Deputy Principal