Principal's Welcome


Welcome to Sacred Heart College for 2017. 


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 College Calendar indicates the final thrust of learning and activity for 2017.  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. With the last weeks of term upon us, all classes are finalising assessments for End of Year Reports, these 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 almost 130 years. 

Founded by the Sisters of St Joseph, our College has a direct link to the Order’s founders, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Fr. Julian Tenison Woods. Our Mission is to live out the educational vision of these two great heroes of Catholic education! In achieving this, we are guided by the good news revealed in the Gospels and 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 940 students enjoy an extensive offering of curricular and extra-curricular 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