From the Deputy Principal (Friday 24 July)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Beating as One Heart (Virtual Music Concert)

At the end of Term 2, our Music students, led by Robyn Brookes (Director of Music), spent the day recording our first ever virtual music concert, “Beating as one Heart”. 

In a year that has restricted many things, it was wonderful to see the ensembles working together and be given the opportunity to share their talents with the wider College community. 

Our talented and dedicated musicians, from both Champagnat Campus and Marcellin Campus, are an important part of College life and I’m delighted that their talents can be showcased for all to see. My thanks to Robyn, the students and all who contributed to creating this first for the College!

Winter Sports Season – Term 3

With the resumption of Winter Sports this week our students are very eager to hit the field/court/pitch to represent the College. As per correspondence sent to families yesterday, while school sport has resumed things still haven’t totally returned to a pre-COVID-19 way. 

We respectfully ask all our students and families to support the College by adhering to the regulations both at home ground venues and also when at all away venues.  Go Hearts!

Champagnat Campus Academic Assembly

Yesterday we celebrated the Semester 1 Academic Assembly at Champagnat Campus and I had the pleasure of presenting learners in Year 7, 8 and 9 with Academic Excellence Awards and Academic Endeavour Awards.

Coming together as a whole campus for the first time was special in itself as was acknowledging the grit, determination and hard work of the award recipients. In a year that has thrown so much disruption and uncertainty, to see such a range of learners excel in both their academics and endeavour was exceptional. 

My thanks to the teaching and curriculum support staff for their ongoing commitment to supporting all learners at the College and for instilling in our young people the importance of being responsible, relational, curious and courageous learners.

Stage 2 Research Project

Earlier this week the College received the first Stage 2 SACE results for 2020. I am delighted to share that 277 of our Year 12 students successfully passed the Research Project!

102 students received a grade in the A band and 20 of these were awarded an A+. These results are all the more exceptional given the additional challenges our students have faced this year.

My heartfelt congratulations to Rachel Aldrich, our Research Project Teachers and most importantly our students – we are very proud of you.

Funky Friday Fundraiser

A reminder, Funky scrunchies, socks and Hearts beanies are available to order across both campuses as single items or bundled at a discounted price.  Students will be able to wear their funky socks, scrunchies or beanies on specific Fridays in Term 3.

Due to popular demand, Orders are to be placed by Friday 31 July via

Orders will be processed and ready for collection in early Term 3. The Humanitix booking fee will be absorbed by the College and will directly support closing the education gap for Indigenous students.

Walk a Mile at Sacred Heart

There are nearly 6,000 people experiencing homelessness in South Australia every year. We think that’s too many people facing poverty and disadvantage.

Each year we call on South Australians to show their support for people facing homelessness by joining us and experiencing what it is like on a cold, winter’s morning to walk one mile to find something to eat, a hot drink , and a friendly face.

By joining us to Walk a Mile in My Boots, for people experiencing homelessness, you’re helping someone doing it tough realise they are not alone. Because no person who is homeless should feel like they’re walking alone.

You have been invited to form a group of Sacred Heart College students and staff walking in solidarity with those experiencing homelessness from Sacred Heart to the Broadway Kiosk on Friday 7 August.  

Register to join the Walk a Mile Hearts Team by filling in the Google Form by no later than Wednesday 5 August. A minimum $10 donation is to be made via

I ask that you keep the Principal of Sacred Heart College, Steve Byrne, in your thoughts and prayers. Steve travelled to Sydney during the first week of holidays to be with his mother who is receiving end of life care. At this stage we are unsure when Steve will return, I have been assuring him that all is well at Sacred Heart and that he is exactly where he needs to be.

In Steve’s absence I will take on the role of Acting Principal and continue to be supported by the Leadership Team and Staff across both campuses.

Shana Bennett
Deputy Principal