Principal's Welcome


Welcome to Sacred Heart College for 2017. 


A Personal Message

I have waited until now to write this introduction so that I could communicate the wonderful welcome I have received as the new Principal of Sacred Heart College. 

Over the past few weeks I have met many new families who have selected Sacred Heart as their school of choice for their children.

It is wonderful to now welcome the students to school for this year and to see them resplendent in their uniforms and excited for their learning.

I am confident that in the coming weeks and terms the students will provide me with work samples that reflect the excellence of their learning endeavours.


About our College

Sacred Heart College provides a comprehensive and dynamic education for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. Discovery Early 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 more than 120 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.

On behalf of all staff and students, 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.


(Mrs) Elizabeth McDougall



Archbishop's Charter