Our College is dedicated to the Sacred Heart. Our Missionary call is to live and make known the compassionate love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and share in the mission of the Holy Spirit. We do this through Communion, Contemplation and Mission. In essence, we are a Faith Community and that is what makes us not only different from other schools, but also distinctive as a Catholic School.
The education at Sacred Heart Girls’ College is an holistic, formative, values-based experience that develops the whole person: the spiritual, academic, physical, ethical, emotional and creative. We explore strategies to encourage and build leadership, confidence and community spirit. These include activities that promote and support social justice, the work of Caritas, St Vincent de Paul, various charitable organisations, prayer, liturgies, cultural activities, retreats and camps as well as formal student leadership positions.
Our vibrant House system reflects our Special Character. It is an essential part of our development of relationships and building community through House activities and competition. Our Houses are appropriately named after zealous Women of the Church: Euphrasie Barbier, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Suzanne Aubert, Térèse of Lisieux and Mary Mackillop. As well as inspirational Women of Justice, many are declared as Scholars of the Church. Traditionally, family members belong to the same House, thus extending and prolonging the community spirit.
Smaller groups within the Houses – Communion, Contemplation, Mission Groups (CCM) – are mini-Faith communities where our Charism is explored, developed and practiced.