From the Deputy Principal (Thursday 16 June)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Science and Engineering Challenge

Today some of our Year 9 and 10 students attended the Science and Engineering Challenge at Flinders University. The day-long competition is designed to engage students in STEM activities and develop key skills such as problem solving, team work, critical and creative thinking. 

Family Spirit was well and truly alive with teams consisting of a mix of Year 9 and 10 students competing in challenges including; building a bionic hand, constructing a buggy to transport loads securely over undulating Martian terrain, creating functional codes to accurately and efficiently send secret messages and designing and constructing a model bridge to support a trolley carrying “gold” across a track. The students enjoyed the opportunity to be hands on in these challenges and their competitive spirits were ignited! During the course of the day, students had the valuable opportunity to engage with current Flinders university students and connect with students from other schools. It was great to see them utilising their individual expertise and supporting each other in teams.

The Sacred Heart team finished in 3rd place overall and won 4 of the individual challenges across both morning and afternoon sessions. The students involved should be incredibly proud of the way they embraced all aspects of the day and represented their school in such a positive and enthusiastic way. 

Winter Cabaret and 70s Arts Night

The Sacred Heart College Arts team invites all members of the College Community to join us for two special events.


Tuesday 28 June
7.00 – 9.00pm
Br Stephen Debourg Performing Arts Centre, Marcellin Campus

Tickets via TryBooking –

Showcasing a jam-packed repertoire of pop, rock, soul, jazz and motown spanning the sizzlin’ 70s!

Come and check out the funky vibes of the bands, choirs, dancers and actors onstage and the groovy Arts display in the foyer.


Wednesday 29 June
7.00 – 9.30pm
Br Stephen Debourg Performing Arts Centre, Marcellin Campus

Tickets via Trybooking –

BYO supper and drinks, and warm yourself with an evening of beautiful music, food and conversation as you listen to our CEA and classroom ensembles perform.

Soup, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase from 6.00pm on the night, supporting Marist Solidarity Australia and the Marist Missions.

Year 12 Retreat

We’re all set for the Year 12 Retreats, commencing this coming Monday 20 June. All Year 12’s are asked to meet in House groups on the Netball Courts at the following times:

  • Chanel House  – 9.30am for a 10.00am departure
  • Chavoin House – 8.30am for a 9.00am departure
  • Fourviere House – 9.00am for a 9.30am departure
  • Marian House – 8.30am for a 9.00am departure
  • Montagne House – 8.30am for a 9.00am departure

Year 10 & 11 Exams

Our Year 10 and 11 students are completing assessments and sitting exams to finalise Semester 1 studies across the coming week. Special arrangements for classes and exams are in place across Week 8 and details of this, along with examination timetables, have been communicated with families and can be located at:

SHC Year 10 Examination Timetable 2022 (Semester 1)

SHC Stage 1 Examination Timetable 2022 (Semester 1)

2022 Special Arrangements for Week 8 Term 2

SHC Exam Rules and Requirements – Semester 1 2022

We have had another rich and full week at Sacred Heart College, highlighted by the Year 10 and 11 Drama production on Tuesday evening. The full crowd was wonderful to see and the performance by our extraordinarily talented students was, again, to be commended. This is especially the case since several filled in for classmates who were unwell with COVID or influenza; our students continue to show their resilience! 

Yesterday evening we hosted a presentation from Australian Marist Solidarity (AMS), an organisation that operates across Asia and the Pacific to ensure all young people have access to educational opportunities. Last year AMS provided some $2.2m of funding to various projects across our region, with much of the funds raised coming from Marist schools like ours. 

We know that Sacred Heart is the school it is today because of the ‘courageous hearts’ of the Marist Brothers who founded our school. The work of AMS is part of the same global vision of the Marist Brothers; namely, that every child has hope and the opportunity to access education. In time, we hope to be able to resume our visits to some of the communities that benefit from AMS, such as Fiji and the Philippines, but in the meantime, we know that just as important as the funds raised is the awareness created amongst our students of the global community to which they belong. I encourage you to take a look at AMS’s website (link above) and explore the amazing works that are happening in our extended Marist family.

Daniel Head
Deputy Principal