Principal's Welcome


Welcome to Sacred Heart College. Our school has been a proud part of the Tasmanian Catholic Church since our foundation in 1888 and, as one of Hobart’s oldest Colleges, a leading member of the Tasmanian education community for over 120 years. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sacred Heart College has a direct link to the Order’s founders, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods. Our mission is to live out the educational vision of those two great heroes of Catholic education and we strive to make our motto Sursum Corda (Lift up your Hearts!) the defining message of hope for our students and staff.


Sacred Heart College is located in New Town and has an enrolment of over 940 students. Education is from Kindergarten to Year 10 in Cross Street with pre-school education, playgroups and before and after school care are available at New Town through the Discovery Early Learning Centre.


Sacred Heart College has a reputation for dynamism, educational excellence and outstanding pastoral care. Classes are conducted in modern premises and we ensure that our teaching, our facilities and every aspect of school operation meet the requirements of best practice.


There is an extensive offering of curricular and co-curricular activities and all students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the learning and growth opportunities available in sport, cultural, leadership and spiritual pursuits. Sacred Heart College both supports and nurtures students, helping them develop a personal ethical framework that includes self-confidence and self-knowledge as well as knowledge of the world they live in and their place in it. Our school and our work today is guided by the leadership of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the good news revealed in the Gospels and the teachings of the Catholic Church.


On behalf of all staff and students I welcome you to our web site and trust that it provides you with both the information you seek, and a glimpse of who we are.


Archbishop's Charter       



Mr Craig Deayton