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Principal Catherine Gunn

 

We are a large Catholic School for Girls, situated in the oldest suburb of Hamilton East, established by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, in 1884. We have a long history and an outstanding reputation for providing quality Catholic Education for young women: faithful, aspirational and challenging. We aim to continue to nurture a culture of learning, with high expectations, and the pursuit of personal excellence, underpinned firmly by Gospel Values. The Virtues of Faith, Hope and Justice focus our attention on how we live out the Charism and legacy of Euphrasie Barbier: we do this through Communion, Contemplation and Mission. We are fortunate to have the presence of her Sisters in our Community.

Our high expectations extend to all aspects of College life. We consider every student to have great potential, with skills and talents to share, develop and contribute to the school and the wider community. We expect students to engage fully with all learning activities and opportunities presented to them at Sacred Heart Girls’ College, in a positive, respectful and dignified atmosphere.

We want our young women to develop personal responsibility, effective life-long learning habits, personal resilience and well-being, all of which will equip them to live a life that will make a difference in our ever changing world. These are confident young women, ready to serve and provide leadership with a ‘heart for the world’, along with the capability to challenge and shape the future of the contemporary world, through virtue and knowledge.

We invite you to learn more about Sacred Heart Girls’ College and look forward to welcoming your daughter into our community, where the formation of virtues, values, scholarship and service is at the Heart of what we do.

Catherine Gunn
Principal