From the Deputy Principal (Friday 7 May)

To our Sacred Heart Community

A Home for all Hearts – Respectful Relationships Strategy

A message from our College Captains

On Sunday 25 April, our nation commemorated our Australian and New Zealand military personnel who battled courageously in all wars, conflicts and peace-keeping operations. Our brothers and sisters, who approached the shores of Gallipoli 106 years ago, entered the battle fighting for the rights and freedom of all Australians. Symbolically, we call the same for our Sacred Heart community. 

The unacceptable presence of sexual assault and harassment has become increasingly more prevelant in society. One in two women and one in four men have experienced sexual harassment during their lifetime. In addition to this, the Australian Bureau of Statistics stated that younger generations are significantly more likely to experience sexual harassment than older generations. These young people include our students here at Sacred Heart College – our friends and your sons and daughters. With this, it is our responsibility to unite as a Sacred Heart community and stand together so that every individual can feel safe and respected. 

We are prepared to act with courage, through the example of our ANZACs, to stand against the normalisation of predatory behaviour in our society. Here at Sacred Heart, we are reminded through our Home for All Hearts initiative that our community is a place of unity, acceptance and respect. This will be a significant focus in our pastoral care program across both campuses this term.  The movement of change can start here – at Sacred Heart College, all we need to do is join together in solidarity. 

Respectful Relationships at Sacred Heart College

The first of these strategies occurred earlier this week as Kate Kilpatrick and Wade Champion ran Year 8 Sexting workshops in small groups. Over the course of the year, all students will engage in a variety of presentations, workshops or pastoral care lessons with a focus on respectful relationships. An outline of what will be covered in each year level can be found below.

In addition to the above, Champagnat is also participating in a pilot program in conjunction with SAPOL called ‘Beware what you share’. This program uses Virtual Reality technology to test students responses to a range of risks online.

Year 7Online Safety and Sexting 
Respectful Relationships, Rights & Responsibilities 
Privacy, Trust & Abuse
Year 8Respect for Others 
Sexting, Online Safety, Reputation Management & Social Media
Cyber Safety & Sexting (SAPOL)
Sexual Harassment
Year 9Respect for Self 
Got Consent – Workshops run by The Odyssey Program and Inspire for Girls
Safe Partying & Respect
Year 10SAPOL Sex Offence Awareness Program
Respectful Relationships Student Consultation
Formation of Student Advisory Committee
A Home for All Hearts Badge Fundraiser
Year 11Respectful Relationships Student Consultation
Formation of Student Advisory Committee
A Home for All Hearts Badge Fundraiser
Year 12SAPOL Sex Offence Awareness Program
Respectful Relationships Student Consultation
Formation of Student Advisory Committee
A Home for All Hearts Badge Fundraiser

“Back to the 80’s…The Totally Awesome Musical!” 2021

I had the opportunity to see our 2021 College Musical last night and can honestly say it was outstanding!  Both the students and staff involved came together to put on a show that was nothing short of spectacular.

To the cast, the musicians, the lightning and sound technicians, front and back of house and all those who have supported the musical we are extremely grateful. ‘Love of Work’ was certainly evident and we are delighted that our Arts community were able to come together with the support of our College staff.  Congratulations to all involved!

Mother’s Day Mass & Liturgy

This week we welcomed many mothers, grandmothers, aunts and significant women as we celebrated mother’s day liturgies both at Marcellin and Champagnat.

It was an opportunity also to reflect on the significance of Mary, Mother of Jesus  and the example of courage, compassion and strength that she provides to each of us. 

CESA Parent/Caregivers Workshop and Discussion Forum: Perfectionism and the Gifted Child

You are invited to attend the upcoming ‘CESA Parent/Caregivers Workshop and Discussion Forum: Perfectionism and the Gifted Child’ on Thursday 27 May from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Christ the King School in Warradale in honour of Gifted Awareness Week Australia. To register your attendance, please click here.

Marcellin Campus Exam Invigilators

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from members of the Sacred Heart College community to join our pool of volunteer Exam Invigilators at Marcellin Campus.

Exam Invigilators assist in the supervision of students as they undertake exams. Exams are held twice-annually at our Marcellin Campus. Exam Invigilators are engaged as volunteers and receive an honorarium payment. Information regarding volunteering with Sacred Heart College can be found at

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Lauren Young, Human Resources Manager, via

Entertainment Memberships

Entertainment Memberships are being sold by the College again this year to raise money for our Mission charities.

Entertainment memberships have changed. They are only available electronically now, but this also means you can start your membership any time of the year and still get a full 12 months of savings no matter when you purchase. You can activate your membership by downloading the Entertainment App from the App Store or Google Play.

Memberships start from $69.99. With thousands of offers for discounts on dining, activities, shopping and travel, the memberships soon pay for themselves.

To order, go to:

If you order before April 15, you can receive a bonus $10 or $20 eGift card from your choice of  JB Hi-Fi or Woolworths.

Many thanks for your support of this charity fundraiser!

Wishing all of the mothers, grandmothers and significant women in our lives a very Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you get the opportunity to be spoilt and have some quality time with your loved ones.

Shana Bennett
Deputy Principal