From the Deputy Principal (Thursday 4 August)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Champagnat Walks A Mile for Homelessness

To coincide with National Homelessness Week, Sacred Heart College supported the Hutt St Centre by participating in the annual ‘Walk a Mile in My Boots’ event this morning at Champagnat. Staff and students walked in solidarity to increase awareness about homelessness in South Australia and raised vital funds for the Hutt St Centre. 

The College has met this year’s fundraising goal of $6,000! This amount would provide 564 warm and nutritious lunches to ensure those doing it tough don’t go hungry. Thank you to all students, parents, families and friends for your donations in helping those less fortunate.

Students at Marcellin Campus will Walk A Mile tomorrow morning. You can continue to donate to this cause here.

Game Changers Solidarity Camp

In the recent school holidays, 14 of our senior Game Changers participated in an overnight camp, which included volunteering for Puddle Jumpers and preparing meals for Fred’s Van.

Puddle Jumpers are a not for profit organisation that assists vulnerable children and young people, most of whom do not live with their birth parents. They also support single mums doing it tough, some of whom would not yet be old enough to study at the Marcellin Campus.

Fred’s Van is a mobile food service coordinated by Vinnies, which provides thousands of meals per week to people on the streets, low income families or those suffering with hardship and/ or mental illness.

A big thank you to the Game Changers who gave up part of their holidays to support Puddle Jumpers and Fred’s Van/ Vinnies.

Subject Selection

This week we commenced the process of Subject Selections for 2023 with our current Year 10 and Year 11 students. Year 10 students attended an information session on Tuesday morning which outlined SACE requirements, considerations for subject selections and the process they need to follow to enter their selections. Year 11 students will attend a similar session next week. Students will continue discussions about subject selections with their Home Room teachers, supported by our Careers and VET team.

Parents will have received information about our Subject Selection Information Evenings where they have the opportunity to learn more about SACE and post-school pathways which can influence the selection process.  

Parents of current Year 10 students are invited to attend on Thursday 4 August at 7.00pm.

Parents of current Year 11 students are invited to attend on Wednesday 10 August 2022 at 7.00pm

Both sessions will be held in the Debourg Performing Arts Centre.

Diocesan Assembly

A Diocesan Assembly will be held from 21-22 October this year. This is a gathering of representatives from the various communities within the Archdiocese of Adelaide to discuss the life of the local church and make recommendations for the work and mission of the archdiocese. Representatives from parishes, schools, communities and church agencies will be invited to participate.

The Diocesan Assembly is seeking feedback from staff, students and parents. You can participate in our related survey here before Monday 8 August.

It was a privilege to watch the Year 12 Drama production of 12 Angry Men on Wednesday night. The cast and production crew did a truly extraordinary job of quite a challenging play. Their teacher, Majo Bogatec, is also to be commended for her work in getting it to be the exceptionally high-quality performance we got to enjoy. Please see this week’s Arts News for a full wrap-up and photos from the performance.

This weekend our College sports competitions are acknowledging “Blue Round”. Blue round is designed to promote Mental Health awareness in our schools and community. Teams will come together in a variety of sporting fixtures to play, compete, and do their best. The impetus to the players is this: Make the time to check on your teammates, classmates, family and friends – How are you, are you ok? How are you going? Blue round is not about being the best player in a team, it’s about being the best teammate you can be. It’s about encouraging and caring for your friends and going that extra mile to make everybody feel included and valued.

Whilst the Blue Round is association-wide, internally Sacred Heart will also be raising awareness of Childhood Cancer in the wearing of gold. An initiative of our Year 12 Sports Captains, Charlie Hildyard and Sarah Goodwin, the College will be raising funds in support of this cause (which has affected Sacred Heart students too many times) through the selling of cupcakes and running a BBQ throughout the day at Marcellin while we host a number of football, netball and basketball matches. Feel most welcome to come along to support this great cause or if you are able, you might like to donate directly to the Childhood Cancer Association.

Best wishes to all teams and players taking part in these initiatives this weekend; we are immensely proud of your efforts.

Daniel Head
Deputy Principal