From the Deputy Principal (Friday 22 May)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Attendance at School

The College has received updated advice from SA Health via the Department for Education, specific to school settings.  From Week 5 we would expect all students who are well and not considered vulnerable to COVID-19 to attend school. We understand we have a small number of boarding students who are unable to return at this time and will continue to support them during this period.

Students are required to attend school unless they are:

  • Feeling unwell
  • Have a chronic medical condition or compromised immune system and are not able to attend school on advice from their medical practitioner
  • Live in a household with others that are deemed vulnerable to COVID-19 and are not able to attend school on advice of their medical practitioner
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been required to self-isolate by SA Health
  • The College will continue to provide support, as we would normally do for students not able to attend school on advice from their medical practitioner.

The College will continue to provide support, as we would normally do for students not able to attend school on advice from their medical practitioner.

SchoolTV has published a special report on Coronavirus – The Transition Back, which can be found here.

Return to Sport

We are currently working through many logistics as we look towards a return of school sport.  Catholic Education South Australia has given a clear directive about the timeline for the resumption of school sport and the College will adhere to the recommendations accordingly. The timeline below outlines the gradual return of sport across the College, acknowledging the potential of further changes as the Government reduces restrictions.

Term 2

5Students and families to confirm winter sport nominations.
6Correspondence to be shared outlining trialing process, training times and locations. COVID-19 Safe Sports Handbook shared with students, families and coaches.
7Training recommences for Marcellin Campus as required.
8Training for all teams recommence at both Champagnat Campus and Marcellin Campus.
9Optional practices matches to occur on Saturday 27 June (Internal only). Possible external trial for senior teams. 

Term 3

1Winter Sport Competition commences for both Champagnat Campus and Marcellin Campus. Season fixtures to be released in the coming weeks.
8Intercollegiate round at Rostrevor College.

The above schedule remains in line with advice from both Government and Catholic Education South Australia. We understand that many students and families are eager to get back into training sooner rather than later, we therefore ask for your support, patience and understanding as we work through the various protocols required to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and our wider Hearts Community.

The Sports Coordinators from each respective campus will communicate further in the coming week about the return of sport.

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Earth Week

This week at Sacred Heart was “Earth Week”  and we sought the support of students and staff to the very worthy cause of protecting our earth. James Gill, Director of Marist Mission, along with our Youth Ministers, Cara McGlaughlin and Aisling McCorry created opportunities for students to work in solidarity and raise awareness for earth week.

From turning off the lights and heating for an hour, collecting recyclable materials and bottles and planting sunflowers we were reminded that little things do matter and that each one of us has a role in protecting and preserving the greatest gift we have, our planet. 

Student Haircuts

A gentle reminder that hairdressers and barbers are still open! We appreciate that lockdown has given an opportunity to experiment with hairstyles a little more, however we strongly encourage and remind our young people to ensure that their personal grooming is in line with College policy.

We wish our Hearts families a lovely weekend and extend our sincere gratitude for your continued support.

Shana Bennett
Deputy Principal