Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing at Sacred Heart College involves looking after the physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of students and staff. Since the founding of our College in 1888, and in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, pastoral care, or the sacred duty to respond to the needs of each and every person in our community, has been a central feature of life at the College. 

Pastoral Care and Student Wellbeing is a shared responsibility. It is about building relationships, enhancing a sense of community, meeting challenges and helping our students to feel that they belong. Student Wellbeing is embedded in every facet of College life and is an integral part of all educational activities.

Our Student Wellbeing programmes are catered to suit the needs of each age group and are implicit as part of everyday life at the College. Our major goal is to work in partnership with parents to educate resilient, independent and confident men and women who can make a difference in the world. 

The care and wellbeing of students is the responsibility of every teacher at Sacred Heart. Homeroom teachers are the primary point of contact for each student providing daily support on a informal basis and coming to know each student well. Dedicated staff including College Counsellors, Heads of House and the Director of Student Wellbeing are also available to provide additional specific support.