From the Deputy Principal (Friday 12 June)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Vinnies Winter Appeal

This week the 2020 St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal was launched in Homerooms by our Mission Captains from both campuses.

There are over 116,000 people experiencing homeless in Australia, and of this, 60% are young people under 35. Unfortunately, these numbers are increasing rapidly, meaning we still have a lot of work to do. We are constantly hearing facts and statistics about homelessness and the incredible number of people who are sleeping rough around the country, but it’s important for us all to be reminded that behind each of these statistics is a very real person experiencing this reality first hand. 

Sacred Heart has continued to support the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal as part of our Marist Mission. As part of this year’s drive, each House will be collecting donations of the following items:

ChanelGloves & socks (new items only)
ChavoinBeanies/Scarves (new items only)
FourviereBlankets (new or as new)
MarianMen’s Toiletries (suggested items: toothpaste & brush, hairbrush, deodorant, shower gel, body lotion etc. with donated items to be placed in a zip lock bag)
MontagneWomen’s Toiletries (suggested items include: toothpaste & brush, hairbrush, deodorant, sanitary items, shower gel, body lotion etc. with donated items to be placed in a zip lock bag)

We ask that you support our missions and a chance to donate and support those in our local Adelaide community and do a small act to make a big difference.

Champagnat Canteen & Library

The Champagnat Canteen is currently undergoing a refurbishment to improve the flow of students through the peak recess and lunch periods. The Canteen will re-open in Term 3 and along with a new layout, we are also introducing a cashless canteen.  The College will have EFTPOS facilities along with a new system which will allow families to load monetary amounts onto student ID cards.  More information regarding the new cashless system will be shared with Champagnat families prior to the commencement of Term 3.

The Library at Champagnat will return to extended opening hours in Term 3.  We recognise that many students and families enjoy access to the library at the end of the school day and we advise this will be operational again at the start of Term 3.

Bike & Road Safety

Both bike and road safety are ongoing educational discussions that occur across the College. 

In addition to the education provided by teaching staff, we also invite external providers to speak to our young people about ways to be safe on a bike, as a pedestrian and in the later years, as a driver.  Although we provide a range of educational opportunities in this space, we still find that there are times when students from the College make poor decisions that put their own safety and that of others at risk.

I encourage all families to hold discussions with their son/daughter, reminding them that even a small risk can have dramatic consequences.

Parking & Pick-up around Champagnat & Marcellin Campus

The topic of school pick up and parking seems to be on a constant loop of communication throughout a school year.  College staff frequently receive phone calls and emails from our neighbours and members of the public about a lack of courtesy when it comes to adhering to parking regulations around the College.

While College staff are unable to enforce road and parking rules, we work in partnership with local councils to ensure that the residents around each campus are respected. Parking and pick up around any school is difficult, but we do ask that students and families support us by following parking signage and general road rules.

Student Photos – Marcellin Campus

A reminder next Wednesday 17 June is Student Photo Day for Marcellin Campus. Whilst we understand that our young people want to look their best on this day, I also remind students and families about expectations around Uniform and Grooming. 

  • Full college winter uniform is required.
  • Facial/Body piercings are not permitted.
  • Students may wear one plain, small pair of gold, silver, pearl, diamond sleepers or studs.
  • Students must be clean shaven. 
  • Hair that is of shoulder length must be tied up in a ponytail, and neatly off the face (no “top buns” are permitted).
  • Light barely visible foundation is the only makeup that will be accepted.

Details of the College Uniform and Grooming Policy can be found here.

After a week of exceptionally cold weather, I hope that you manage to find some warmth over the weekend.

Shana Bennett
Deputy Principal