Always striving upwards

Message from The Principal

The start of the school year is always an exciting and busy time for students and teachers alike. We have already held College photographs, the Year 7 Swimming Activities Day, the House Swimming Carnival, Parent Welcome Evenings, and auditions for the 2022 College Co-Production, “Beauty and the Beast”. One of the most important dates on the College calendar each year is our Student Leadership Commissioning which was live streamed to classrooms. I would encourage you to read statements from our College Captains and Deputy Captains here. These statements embody the mission and vision of SHGC and the importance we place on student voice. We were also pleased to welcome back members of the Class of 2021 to our High Achievers' Assembly to acknowledge their endeavour and excellent VCE results.


2022 marks 65 years since the founding of Sacred Heart Girls’ College in Oakleigh. Unfortunately, current health directives led to the College making the decision to cancel the planned Opening Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral and the celebration picnic which was to follow. We look forward, however, to commemorating this special milestone at other occasions throughout the year.

2022 marks 65 years since the founding of Sacred Heart Girls’ College in Oakleigh. Unfortunately, current health directives led to the College making the decision to cancel the planned Opening Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral and the celebration picnic which was to follow. We look forward, however, to commemorating this special milestone at other occasions throughout the year.

2022 Senior College Leaders

Join me in congratulating the 2022 Senior Leaders of the College. We wish them all the very best in their roles.

2022 College Captains
2022 Deputy Captains
2022 House Captains

Staff News

We welcome the following new staff members to our College community this year.

Dionne Bird

Librarian

Annemarie Borg

Community Relations and Engagement Leader

Clemence Bouquet

Languages – French

Chelsey BoulangerLeadership Administration Assistant

Maria Georgianni

Languages – Italian Assistant

Dom Ignacio

Science and Mathematics

Deidre Lewis

Office Administration Assistant

Emma Lockwood

Humanities – Business Management and Legal Studies

Romy MellingDance

Janette Patton

Instrumental Music – Piano

James Sanders

Science and Mathematics

Tia Stoforidis

Science

Rick Tan

Humanities – Commerce

Shurong Wang

Mathematics

Tony Zhai

Instrumental Music - Violin

Returning Replacement Staff

Debra Bender

Administration Team

Helen Flanagan

Humanities

Frank Jansz

Mathematics

Staff Returning from Leave

Emily Cripps

Health and Physical Education

Alice Lewandowski

Music

Kaz Lewandowski

Music

Sinead Senaweera

Religious Education


All students and staff have received RAT tests provided by the Victorian Government for twice weekly self-screening. We encourage all families to make use of these tests. Please stay aware of the Department of Health guidelines and report a positive result using the Rapid Antigen Test Self-Reporting Form. In addition, you must inform the school directly by calling 9568 5488. If a student, or a member of her household tests positive she will be required to isolate for a period of 7 days. Teachers will ensure that classwork and related resources are available online so that isolating students can work independently from home.

Every blessing for the weeks ahead.

Take care, stay safe.

The Spirit asks us to listen to the questions, concerns and hopes of every Church, people and nation. And to listen to the world, to the challenges and changes that it sets before us. Let us not soundproof our hearts; let us listen to one another #Synod #ListeningChurch

PopeFrancis@Pontifex 16 October 2021