From the Principal (Friday 13 November)

To our Sacred Heart Community

NAIDOC Week – Always Was, Always Will Be.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations were postponed from their usual first week in July annual timeslot to the 8 – 15 November. This year’s theme Always Was, Always Will Be celebrates the ongoing custodianship Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have had with this country for over 60,000 years. NAIDOC Week provides an opportunity for all Australians to learn about the land on which we live and to celebrate the world’s oldest continuing culture.

Year 10 & 11 Graduation Assembly (Wednesday 11 November)

On Wednesday, Marcellin Campus gathered for the Year 10 & 11 Graduation Assembly where we recognised the outstanding achievements of our students. Our College Captains for 2021, Jorjia Kleemann & Matthew Laverty gave their first address outlining the fantastic initiatives our 2021 Year 12 Student Leadership Team intend to action during their term of office.

We look forward to seeing the 2021 Student Leadership Team across the College out in force and congratulate the outgoing leaders for their fantastic work over the year! 

Remembrance Day (Wednesday 11 November)

At 11.00am, we stopped to honour those who have served and fallen during war with a Remembrance Day ceremony across both campuses. As a mark of respect, students and staff paused for one-minute’s silence to reflect on the sacrifices our fellow old scholars & community members made. 

Year 10 & 11 students, Lizzie, Shanea and Lailani attended the Remembrance Day service for the Armed Services at West Terrace Cemetery. The service’s theme focused on remembering our Indigenous Servicemen and women, fitting with the celebration of NAIDOC Week. One of our oldest servicemen, at 100 years old, asked to meet the students to chat about his experiences and the importance of making memories.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.”

Arts at Sacred Heart

Following the outstanding Marcellin Campus End of Year Music Performance in Week 1, there has been a lot going on in the Arts at Sacred Heart this term! View the latest Arts News here

Year 9 Rite Journey – Rebecca Morse Presentation

On Wednesday, our Year 9 Rite Journey students were privileged to hear from media personality, Rebecca Morse in a Q&A style presentation. Following the Rite Journey theme of Resilience, Bec shared her experiences and challenges throughout her life, in particular the challenging year she has faced after being made redundant from Channel 10 in September.

She spoke about purpose and how we can find it through different aspects of our life, it doesn’t need to be defined by one thing. Students connected with Bec as she highlighted the importance of perseverance during difficult times and how failure shouldn’t be considered as a negative.

Year 9 students, Joe, Jane & Zali featured on SAFM’s Bec, Cosi & Lehmo’s morning radio talk show the following morning to give Bec a review on her presentation!

Curriculum Extension Activities (CEA) Nominations 2021

A reminder that CEA Nominations for 2021 are now open for students wishing to participate in the College’s sporting, music and extra curricular programs. Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to submit their nomination with their Child and have read the Sports & Music Handbooks prior to completing the nomination.

Crested Pullover Jumper – Year 12 2021

Current Year 11 Students (Year 12 2021) wishing to have a crested pullover jumper for next year will need to consider the following details:

  • Student owned pullovers must be freshly laundered, be the uniform colour and in good condition with no holes in the garment.
  • The cost of the crest embroidery is $13.00 and is payable when you leave your pullover at the College Uniform Shop (EFTPOS available).
  • New pullovers can be purchased and the $13.00 embroidery is an additional cost.
  • This crested pullover can not be recycled as it is a current year only garment.
  • All pullovers MUST BE NAMED.
  • Pullover Jumpers must be taken to the College Uniform Shop by Thursday 26 November 2020.
  • Crested Pullover Jumpers can be collected from January 2021 onwards.

World Kindness Day

Today is ‘World Kindness Day’. Our Youth Ministers have challenged the students to complete a series of acts of kindness prior to the end of the year. Some of these included:

  • Ask someone about their day
  • Make an effort to recycle
  • Spend some time in nature
  • Smile and say ‘hello’ to someone you normally just pass by
  • Do the dishes after dinner, or another chore, without being asked
  • Offer to help someone

Really simple actions which can have a significant impact through an act of kindness! 

A kind world is a better world!

Steve Byrne