From the Deputy Principal (Thursday 27 October)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Farewell to the Class of 2022

This week marks the final days of schooling for the Class of 2022. Last night, the Year 12 graduates and their families joined with staff for the Graduation Mass in the McAteer Centre. The theme for the Mass was ‘Facing the future with audacity and hope’. St Marcellin challenged his brothers to be audacious and hope-filled people. The Graduation Mass concluded with the Marist Heart Ceremony and the Principal’s Address, where Steve Byrne reflected on the journey of our graduates through the lens of the Marist themes for 2021 and 2022.

This afternoon, the Year 12s were formally farewelled at the Year 12 Graduation Assembly, followed by a celebration in the Quad. The Year 12 Award recipients were announced and the privilege of student leadership was handed over to the 2023 leadership team.

Tonight, our Boarders and their families will come together at the Kooyonga Golf Club for the Boarders’ Graduation Dinner.

We congratulate the Class of 2022 on completing their schooling and wish them well in their upcoming exams.

Champagnat and Marcellin End of Year Arts Exhibitions

Students at Champagnat and Marcellin have been busy this year in the The Arts. To showcase their magnificent work, please join us for the upcoming exhibitions and celebrate our students’ wonderful talents!

Champagnat Arts & Technologies Gallery Exhibition

Tuesday 15 November – Thursday 17 November
3.45pm – 4.45pm
Kavanagh Room, Champagnat Campus

Champagnat Dance & Drama Exhibition

Tuesday 15 November
5.00pm – 6.00pm
Good Samaritan Centre, Champagnat Campus
Featuring Year 7 & 8 Dance, Drama Club play (‘So You Wanna Be a Cheerleader’ by M.G. Davidson)

Wednesday 16 November
5.00pm – 6.00pm
Good Samaritan Centre, Champagnat Campus
Featuring Year 8-9 Dance and Year 9 Drama.

Tickets via TryBooking: 

Arrive early to check out our talented artists by viewing our Gallery in the Kavanagh Room and sample some catering from our Year 8 Food and Technology students (Tues/Wed only).

Marcellin Year 12 Art, Design and Photography Exhibition

Join us for the opening night of the Year 12 Art, Design and Photography Exhibition! Showcasing the culmination of their work over their Stage 2 studies.

Thursday 3 November, 5.00 – 7.00pm
Speeches will be held at 6.30pm
Br Stephen Debourg Performing Arts Centre, Marcellin Campus

The exhibition will remain open to the public on weekdays from 8.30am to 4.30pm between Thursday 3 November until Thursday 17 November.

Back to Paringa Family Fun Day

Join us in celebrating 125 years of Sacred Heart College at our ‘Back to Paringa’ family fun day!

The day will be filled with live entertainment, historical tours of Paringa Hall, food trucks, a bar, outdoor games and more!

Back to Paringa also allows the opportunity for you to say farewell to Principal Steve Byrne who has been appointed as the Principal of Cardijn College from 2023. 

The day will begin with Sunday Mass at 11.15am in the Memorial Chapel and then follow on with a picnic style afternoon in Walter Park.

Date: Sunday 6 November 2022
Time: Sunday Mass at 11.15am, 125 Year Celebrations at 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Walter Park, Sacred Heart College – Marcellin Campus
195 Brighton Road, Somerton Park SA 5044

Tickets: $10 and receive a commemorative 125 Years Glass upon entry. FREE entry for those 18 years old and under. Bookings essential via TryBooking: 

Who: Anyone who has had an association with SHC – current, former and future students, staff, families and friends of the College. 

BYO picnics are welcome although please no BYO alcohol. As noted above, food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Keep up to date with the event on our College Facebook page HERE.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on the day!

Several Year 12 parents remarked yesterday evening at the Farewell Mass that it was hard to believe their child they dropped off to their first day of school all those years ago was now in their final day of schooling. It has been a remarkable journey for this class, who have endured more than most in their final three years of schooling. It was, therefore, all the more pleasing to be able to celebrate with families yesterday evening. 

This afternoon, we acknowledged the students in front of the entire campus, and this evening we have a special Boarders Graduation Dinner. It is a rich and fulfilling time of the year!

Year 9s have been away on Rite Journey camps this week, which continues into next week. We thank staff for facilitating this special experience and commend the students for the way in which they’ve engaged with their challenges and launched into their time away. We will share their experiences next week.

Best wishes to our Year 12s as they embark on SWOT Vac next week!

Daniel Head
Deputy Principal