college core purpose & vision

A Marist school is a centre of learning, of life, and of evangelising. It leads students ‘to learn to know, to be competent, to live together and most especially to grow as persons’.

As a Catholic school, Sacred Heart College (SHC) is a community setting in which faith, hope and love are lived and communicated, and in which students are progressively initiated into their life-long challenge of harmonising faith, culture and life. As a Catholic school in the Marist tradition, it adopts Marcellin’s approach to educating children and youth, in the way of Mary.

In the tradition of Marcellin Champagnat, the College promotes a love of learning and the personal growth of each individual within a cooperative and supportive community of faith. Sacred Heart College is committed to:

  • The development of the whole person, ensuring all human values find unity and fulfilment in the life of the College
  • A vitality and vision which will lead to human and spiritual values being cherished
  • Helping students work towards an integration of faith and culture in day to day living
  • Providing equal access to appropriate curricula that recognise spiritual, academic, physical and emotional differences
  • Delivering age and ability appropriate teaching and learning programs, which are both challenging and inclusive
  • The development of theatre, the arts and music as integral features of our religious and secular learning
  • The social development of students through careful emphasis on polite manners, suitable dress and appropriate behaviour in a variety of settings
  • Providing opportunities for students to develop a high level of personal fitness and care for their health, hygiene, and recreational interests.

Through this, we stay true to our Marist charism by placing great emphasis on "being Marist". Being Marist can be summarised by the five Marist Characteristics:

  • Love of Work
  • Family Spirit
  • Presence
  • Simplicity
  • In the Way of Mary.