From the Deputy Principal (Friday 18 June)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Year 7 Reflection Day

Today, our Year 7 Students participated in a Reflection Day in the Br Joseph McAteer Centre looking at the theme “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). Students were firstly involved in learning about the College history and Marist traditions, deepening their knowledge of their House identities and reflecting on their own behaviours that model their House’s characteristics. 

Hearing from Champagnat Campus Youth Minister, Leo Taylor about ‘Solidarity in Action’, students then learnt about the importance of rosary beads for praying and created rosary beads to be sent to our neighbouring Marist community in Timor-Leste. 

In concluding the day, students were engaged with Sam Sasche, in music, prayer and dialogue to understand the realities of prayer in the real world, hearing from Sam’s prior involvements with NET Ministries around Australia.

Positive Education Parent Workshop

The Sacred Heart P&F have recently been awarded a grant by the Federation of Catholic School Parents Communities to facilitate a Parent Workshop on Positive Education. The Positivity Institute, who have been working closely with College staff on formation have been engaged to run a 1 hour session for Sacred Heart families on the following topics:

  • An Introduction to Positive Education & the Sacred Heart Pillars
  • How the principles of Positive Education support young people to flourish
  • Using Positive Education at Home

All families are warmly invited to attend this P&F run event, to be held at Champagnat Campus on Tuesday 20 July at 7pm. The session will provide families with an overview of the key framework we use to support student wellbeing at Sacred Heart.

We ask Parents/Caregivers to register their attendance via Trybooking (     

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD guidelines (2019).

Information provided about students to the Australian Government for the NCCD includes:

  • year of schooling
  • physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional
  • level of adjustment provided: support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive.

This information assists schools to:

  • formally recognise the supports and adjustments provided to students with disability in schools
  • category of disability
  • consider how they can strengthen the support of students with disability in schools
  • develop shared practices so that they can review their learning programs in order to improve educational outcomes for students with disability.

The NCCD provides state and federal governments with the information they need to plan more broadly for the support of students with disability.

The NCCD will have no direct impact on your child and your child will not be involved in any testing process. The school will provide data to the Australian Government in such a way that no individual student will be able to be identified – the privacy and confidentiality of all students is ensured. All information is protected by privacy laws that regulate the collection, storage and disclosure of personal information. To find out more about these matters, please refer to the Australian Government’s Privacy Policy. Further information about the NCCD can be found on the NCCD Portal.

If you have any questions about the NCCD, or if you do not want your child to be counted in the for the purpose of the NCCD collection, please contact Meagan Heinze ( at Champagnat Campus or Meredith Jones ( at Marcellin Campus.

Over the coming weeks, families of students at Marcellin Campus who may require accommodations to support their learning will be contacted by a member of staff to ensure that we continue to work in partnership to support all learners at Sacred Heart College.

Our Lady of Grace Playgroup

OLOG Playgroup has restarted this year following completion of renovations. It is run by an amazing, dedicated early years educator, Sarah Belleli-Taylor.

Playgroup is available for children from birth to age 5 and runs on Tuesday mornings 9.15am to 10.45am (during term time) and is free! 

OLOG has kindly extended the invitation to Sacred Heart Parents, Grandparents and Friends celebrating our shared community.

For more information or to register to secure your place, visit or call 08 8177 9100.

I conclude by acknowledging our Stage 1 and 2 Drama Students for their outstanding performances this week! Under the leadership of Mayo Bogatec, students put on performances that were nothing other than exceptional.  I also highlight the strength of our Arts Department for the manner in which they support our learners, one another and all things Arts.

Next Wednesday evening, we look forward to showcasing our talented Champagnat students who will be presenting their work and a performance with the theme ‘Hearts in Hollywood’ in the Debourg Performing Art Centre. Tickets are available via Trybooking (

Shana Bennett
Deputy Principal