From the Deputy Principal (Friday 14 August)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Marcellin Campus Feast of Assumption Liturgy & Academic Assembly (Wednesday 12 August)

On Wednesday, we gathered at Marcellin Campus to acknowledge the feast of the Assumption and also to recognise our students who receive Academic Excellence for their Semester 1 studies. 

Br Michael Green, Marist Brother and  Rector of Aquinas College, spoke with us about the significance of the Feast of the Assumption for all Marists. In particular, he spoke about the importance of hope, especially in this time of change and uncertainty in our COVID-19 world. Mary, by her example, showed selfless service, discipleship and above all faith and hope. May we, as a Marist Community, continue to be inspired by Mary and be a community of hope.

Within our Academic Assembly we acknowledged the learners from Marcellin Campus who achieved excellence in their Semester 1 studies.

Champagnat Campus “Bin Better” Initiative

Our Year 8 Leadership Team has taken an environmental focus this term, continuing our journey in the War against Waste.

During our live stream Assembly on Thursday, our leaders launched their latest campaign, Bin Better. During Week 5, a competition will be held at Champagnat to see which House can get the most recyclable objects in the bin.

Leaders have scripted and created their own video outlining correct bin use as well as promoting recycling using the new bins with basketball hoops. A great initiative, delivered in the most creative way!

Live Stream (First XVIII Football) – Saturday 15 August

A reminder for our Boarding families, the Sacred Heart College VS. Prince Alfred College First XVIII Football Match will be live streamed tomorrow (Saturday 15 August) at 2.15pm. Click here to watch – Go Hearts!

National Science Week (15 – 23 August 2020)

To celebrate Science Week 2020 students across both campuses will be involved in a variety of activities to explore everything Science. The theme for 2020 is Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans and with this in mind students will be reflecting on the innovative technologies, capabilities and skills needed to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability of our oceans. 

In addition to lunchtime ‘come and try’ experiments and demonstrations:

  • Year 7 students will be taking part in a virtual incursion run by the Marine Team and will explore ocean sustainability, how oceans impact our planet, solutions that generate healthy oceans and how they can help embrace innovative ocean technology. 
  • Year 8 and 9 students will race against the clock and participate in a themed online escape room. 
  • Year 10 students will be exploring Australian science initiatives which address the future of our oceans such as vertical ocean farming, seaweed farming on the Great Barrier Reef and the use of drones to capture dolphin and whale snot which can inform scientists about the health of the ocean!
  • Both Champagnat Campus & Marcellin Campus will be running a daily science quiz in homeroom in Week 5 with ocean themed prizes up for grabs!

For those looking for more, there are many opportunities for DIY Science projects to try at home including;

Have a great National Science Week!

Shana Bennett
Deputy Principal