Always striving upwards


CGSAV Soccer

On Wednesday 23 August, our Junior, Intermediate, and Senior teams competed in the CGSAV Soccer tournament.

“The Intermediate team lost one match, drew two, and won two, putting us in second place, and into the final. Up against Mount Saint Joseph Girls’ College, we were tied 0-0 and went into extra time. It was looking like we were heading towards a penalty shootout, however, in the last minute, we scored, winning the championship! Sienna, a Year 10 student, earned the Player of the Final medal, and we also received a plaque for Sacred Heart.

The other SHGC teams both competed well, with the juniors finishing third and the seniors finishing fifth. The whole competition was an amazing experience, and every player did their best, which paid off in the end. We hope to be able to play again next year.”

Sara & Natalie
Year 10

CGSAV Aerobics

On Friday the 11 August, 19 of our students set off to compete in the CGSAV Aerobics competition!

After training very hard during most lunchtimes throughout term 3 , all our teams were very eager to compete. All 4 teams placed in the top 8 of their respective categories , with a special mention to the senior team who placed 1st.

Well done and congratulations to all of the students who participated.

Maxine and Noelle
CGSAV Aerobics captains

CGSAV Volleyball

“On 1 August, seven teams from Sacred Heart Girls' College competed in CGSAV Volleyball at MSAC, Albert Park.

The Year 9 team won 4 out of 5 preliminary matches and qualified for the Grand Final. Up against Santa Maria, we worked as a team and did not give up winning the first set before they recovered to take the second set. At the end of the third set we were narrowly ahead on points, 37 to 36, to win the competition!

Congratulations to all the players for their performance on the day. A big thank you to our coach Ms Pobjoy for motivating us and helping us throughout the day. We are proud to have represented Sacred Heart and look forward to defending our title in 2024.”

Year 9

Ski Camp

Life at Sacred Heart is all about new experiences.

In mid-July, 31 students from Years 9 to 11 travelled to Mt Buller. For many of the students it was the first time they had been to the snow.

“We put on our skis and helmets and headed to the magic carpet where we all began learning how to ski. We all picked up the techniques quite fast and eventually by the second and third day, after many practices (and multiple falls!) everyone was able to progress to using the ski lift to ski down Bourke street.

It was an unforgettable experience, exposing us to a new environment and giving us the opportunity to learn new skills!”

Year 11

CGSAV Aussie Rules

Dressed in the new SHGC footy jumper, made possible by a uniform grant from AFL Victoria, 65 students took to the field at Royal Park to compete in the CGSAV Aussie Rules competition on Wednesday, 19 July.

For many students this was their first opportunity to play competitive Aussie Rules, and while our Junior and Senior teams missed the finals, both teams improved significantly throughout the day.

Our Intermediate team met the undefeated Kilbreda College in the semi-final. In a close match that saw the lead change a number of times, SHGC fell short by just one point at the final siren.

Congratulations to our MVPs on the day, Matilda (Juniors), Layla (Intermediates) and Madeline (Seniors), and special thanks to our coaches Ms Stokes, Ms Murphy and Ms Duckett.

Everard Fenton
Director of Sport

CGSAV Cross Country

Congratulations to our Intermediate Cross Country team who won the CGSAV Intermediate Race on Thursday, 1 June at Yarra Bend Park. This is only the second time in the past 10 years a SHGC team has won a CGSAV Cross Country Race.

Four Year 10s finished in the Top 10, earning a medal. This included:

3rd: Aida

6th: Gigi

9th: Leila

10th: Stephy

Our Senior Team came a respectable 3rd with Yasmin (3rd) and Alissa (9th) receiving Top 10 Medals. The Junior Team had a number of unavailabilities and illnesses so were a bit off the pace in 7th Place.

We were also the 'host school' so thanks to Ms Lynsie Pritchard, Ms Millie McCallum and Ms Julia Stokes for getting to Yarra Bend at 7:00am to set up and Ms Emily Cripps looking after our team of runners.

Everard Fenton
Director of Sport

Mission Cup in New Zealand

On the first weekend in June, our Senior Netball team had the honour of being invited to participate in the 2023 Mission Cup.

Held annually, the Mission Cup is a competition between RNDM schools in New Zealand. Our team travelled to New Plymouth, New Zealand where they played games against Sacred Heart Girls’ College New Plymouth, Sacred Heart Girls’ College Hamilton, Sacred Heart College Lower Hutt, Sacred Heart College Napier and St Joseph's Māori Girls' College.

Winning four out of five matches on Saturday, our team qualified for the Grand Final on Sunday, where they were up against the reigning champions. At halftime, SHGC New Plymouth trailed by three goals but finished strongly, retaining the trophy with a final score line of 30-21.


“We would like to thank the College Leadership team, Mrs Murphy, and Mr Fenton for their support throughout the past few months. We are very grateful for the privilege to represent the school overseas and thank the College for so generously creating this opportunity for us all.”

Ada and Chloe
Mission Cup Netball Captains

CGSAV Netball

“On Wednesday 30 August, Sacred Heart netballers from Years 7 to 12 played in a CGSAV competition at the State Netball Centre in Parkville.

The Senior A team had a great day, winning all three preliminary games and the semi final, taking us into the Grand Final against Mater Christi College. It was goal for goal for most of the match with SHGC trailing narrowly at half time before fighting back to take a lead in the second half. We played our best, but unfortunately when the final siren went, we trailed by 1 goal. Even though we didn't come home with the win, it was great to get back together playing after the New Zealand Mission Cup in July.

The other SHGC teams were also competitive against some very strong schools with both the Senior B and Junior C teams finishing in third place.

The following students were named as their team’s MVP for the competition:

Chiara (Junior A), Stella (Junior B), Zoe (Junior C), Tahlia (Intermediate A), Jess (Intermediate B), Sophie (Senior A) and Shanae (Senior B).

A special thanks to all coaches for supporting us leading up to the competition and throughout the day!”

Year 12