From the Principal



A Personal Message

On behalf of all staff and students, and as the Principal of Sacred Heart College, I welcome you to our website and trust that it provides you with both the information you seek, and a snapshot of our College community.

The busyness of our calendar indicates the final thrust of learning and activity for 2018.  Spring sports’ fixtures have recently concluded. I am proud to report that SHC was successful in a number of these competitions, coming away with a number of SSATIS and regional basketball pennants as well as excellent standings at the recent athletics carnivals. During Term 4 the College will host the Year 10 Drama production The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, Years 4/5 have their annual camps at Hagley and Camp Clayton respectively, Year 6 travel to Canberra and Year 9  students have locked in a ‘camp experience’ to celebrate their end of year studies. In the last weeks of this term all classes will be finalising assessments as well as preparing for their End of Year Exams. End of Year Reports will be issued in mid-December.

If you would like to learn more about our learning, pastoral care, sporting and cultural programmes please contact us. Our professional, enthusiastic and dedicated staff are waiting to hear from you!

About Our College:
Sacred Heart College provides a comprehensive and dynamic education for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. Discovery Learning offers long day care, holiday care, as well as before and after school care, on-site.

The College has been a proud part of the landscape of the Catholic Church in Tasmania since 1888.  As one of the oldest colleges, Sacred Heart has been a leading member of the Hobart education community for 130 years. Initially established as a parish primary school, in 1908 the Sisters of St Joseph were tasked with the governance of Sacred Heart; a responsibility they held until 2010 when this passed to Catholic Education Tasmania. The College continues its strong allegiance to the charism and vision of the Sisters of St Joseph and draws its inspiration and values from the traditions of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods. 

Our Mission is to be authentic to the educational vision of these two great heroes of Catholic education! To achieve this, the staff and students are called to live the Good News revealed in the Gospels and in the teachings of the Catholic Church.

We strive to make our College Motto, Sursum Corda – ‘Lift up your Hearts’ the defining message of hope for our students and staff.

Our 950 students are spread across a four-stream secondary campus and a two-stream primary campus.  They enjoy a variety of curricula and extra-curricula activities. These activities extend across the sporting, cultural, leadership and spiritual arenas. Students are strongly encouraged to embrace the opportunities that these activities provide for them.

Sacred Heart College has a reputation for outstanding pastoral care. We pride ourselves on the welcome we give to students and their families who come to the College from diverse cultural backgrounds. We support and nurture all students as they develop a personal ethical framework that builds self-confidence and self-awareness and helps them to find their place in our complex world.

Mrs Elizabeth McDougall


Archbishop's Charter