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Message from The Principal

Term 4

Term 4 is well underway. The Year 12s engaged in their final examinations which began on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 and concluded Wednesday, 17 November 2021. 

We welcomed the return of Year 7–11 students. Information regarding the staggered return of the year levels was distributed to parents and carers as well as the students. All in the community looked forward to the resumption of face-to-face classes in Oakleigh. After a challenging year of transitions, it is hoped that this return will be smooth as the school year comes to a close in early December.

I ask all in our community to be mindful of the advice from the Department of Health regarding the health and safety of all. Please take note of the expectations required as we recommence face-to-face classes at Sacred Heart. The health of all members of our community is a top priority, please support the College in ensuring you are cognisant of what is required.

200 years of Catholic education is being celebrated in 2021. Faith in the Future is the theme developed by the National Catholic Education Commission. It symbolises both the contribution of the past and the commitment of Catholic schools to enliven the faith of students and to prepare them to make valuable contributions to their communities and the world.

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 for next year.

2022 College Captains
2022 Deputy Captains
2022 House Captains

Congratulations Class of 2021

Valedictory Celebrations

The virtual valedictory events for the Year 12 Class of 2021, were celebrated last week. Students and their families joined in each Homeroom’s celebration from their family room. Caroline Duckett (Year 12 Level Leader) presented a delightful tribute to the young women of the graduating class.

The Final Blessing for the celebration commissioned the young women to confidently take their place in the world beyond Sacred Heart, to be women who will make a difference in all they do and achieve.

Year 12s as you graduate from Sacred Heart Girls’ College …

We share the words of Sr Maureen McBride, RNDM Congressional Leader 2002-2014 reflecting on the mission energy of Euphrasie Barbier.

Stirred by the same Spirit-energy as Euphrasie, be young women with a passion for God, a passion for humility and passion for all creation. Take up the challenge to be border-crossers and boundary dwellers, transcending the barriers of age, culture, geography, and belief. Be young women who are God-touched, ready to let your light shine with hope – bringing the miracle of healing to our fragile world.

Thank you to Caroline Duckett for her leadership of the farewell to the Class of 2021

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