Always striving upwards

Year 10


“Sacred Heart recently hosted a Year 10 social for students of SHGC and Salesian. In the weeks prior, we participated in dance lessons where we learnt the cha-cha and the samba. On the night there was pizza and a DJ, and everyone danced and socialised.

The night was fun and it was great to meet new people and make memories with our friends!”

Year 10


The “Othello” performance was an immersive experience which provided the Year 10s with special insight into the minds of the actors and the makings of a good play.

Thanks to the actors’ enthusiasm, students were given the opportunity to share their opinions after viewing a thorough demonstration. This experience granted the Year 10s a strengthened understanding of the play in preparation for the upcoming text analysis.

Year 10

Big Day In

On the 13 July, the Year 10 Technologies class had the wonderful opportunity of being invited to the Big Day In exhibition located in the city at The Capitol, an RMIT University building. We were fortunate enough to hear the experiences of many intelligent and experienced people who work Technology area and listened to many presentations from companies such as NAB, Westpac, WiseTech Global and Adobe. As students we all felt inspired and moved by their experiences and developed a deeper understanding regarding opportunities in IT that we could undertake in the near future.

We enjoyed learning about the diverse careers that are open in the IT workforce, including Engineering, Science and various other degrees. We had the freedom of talking to the people involved with the event, allowing us to ask questions and get more information on life working in the IT field. We all really enjoyed our time and definitely took something away from this experience.

We would like to thank Mrs Damiris for giving us the opportunity to attend this valuable event.

Natalie and Emma
Year 10

Dante Alighieri Poetry Competition

“On Monday, 29 May students from the Year 9 and 10 Italian classes attended the Dante Alighieri Poetry competition at Melbourne University. In preparation for the interschool competition, we each selected a poem from the set list and then practised it.

It was a wonderful experience, and we appreciated the opportunity to enhance our Italian skills. We are very thankful to our teachers Signora Buratto and Signora Arestia who helped provide us with support in the weeks prior, and on the day.”

Mia and Lauren
Year 10 Italian Class

Congratulations to Sarah who has been announced as a finalist and who will compete again in July, and to Gabrielle and Lauren who received Certificates of Excellence.

Girls in STEM

This year, four SHGC students are taking part in the Bionics Institute’s Girls in STEM Mentoring Program. The program aims to support an interest in STEM by linking Year 10 students with a researcher working in a STEM field.

Our students recently met with their mentor who is a researcher at Seer Medical and learnt about the work they do in epilepsy research and the monitoring devices they create.

Yr 10 Geography – Fixing the Future 

The learning that takes place outside the confines of the four walls of a classroom is often what is remembered long after anything else. A day in the field is always the most keenly anticipated learning activity in a Geography course, and so it is with the Coastal Environments Fieldwork which is conducted as part of the ‘Fixing the Future’ Year 10 Geography elective. The venues for this day are along the spectacular Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay coastlines of the Mornington Peninsula; more specifically, between Sorrento Back Beach and Jubilee Point, and at Portsea Front Beach. Here, the main topic of investigation is the erosion which, over a period of time, has resulted in the gradual disappearance of this beautiful and popular swimming beach . Students consider how this coastal environment might be better managed in the future. 

John Andrews
Geography Teacher