Sacred Heart College was recently recognised in The Educator’s 5-star Excellence Awards as a national Employer of Choice. The College was the only school recognised from WA and one of only 18 schools from a variety of associations across the nation.

 

The Educator 5-star Employer of Choice award recognises schools who have developed initiatives to reward, motivate, engage and acknowledge their staff. As a recipients of this award, Sacred Heart College demonstrated how they put the wellbeing of staff first and promoted an inclusive workplace culture.

Congratulations to our ACC Swimming Team who won the Combined Overall and Overall Boys shields at the conclusion of all six Age Championships.

 

This year the students swam in their year groups due to COVID restrictions and were timed to compete with other schools.

 

A big congratulations to everyone who swam throughout the two weeks and to their awesome coaches from the HPE department.

On Friday 28 May, Advisory Council Chair, Mr Steve Cleaver, on behalf of the Executive Director of Catholic Education, Dr Debra Sayce, announced that Mr Leo Di Gregorio will be our College Principal from 2022.

 

Leo comes to our College community from his current position as Principal of Emmanuel Catholic College, Success, a position he has held for eight years. From 2004-2013, Leo was Deputy Principal at Sacred Heart College, during which time he was Acting Principal for one Term. Prior to that, from 1999-2003, Leo was Head of Senior School at Ursula Frayne Catholic College, Victoria Park.

Sacred Heart’s Year 11 Contemporary Rock Band was chosen to perform at the 200 years of Catholic Education celebration on Sunday 21 February at the Perth Convention Centre. This event was also a celebration for Catholic Education Western Australia, as we celebrate 50 Years Together.

 

The Year 11s performed the 200 years commemorative song “Faith In The Future” (words and music by Fr Rob Galea and Luke Batterbury) for all principals of Western Australian Catholic Schools. Our students were outstanding and were very well received by all principals. The Year 11s then continued to entertain the celebrating party with other songs.

 

HeartSpace, the story of Sacred Heart College from 1967 - 2019, focuses on the 'Spirit' and 'Heart' of our Sacred Heart College history. The story begins with an introduction to Euphrasie Barbier and her formation of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDM Sisters) halfway across the world, before exploring the reasoning behind Sacred Heart Girls' School's gradual move from Highgate in Perth's CBD to Sorrento in the far north extremity of Perth, our transition from an Order owned school to being governed by Catholic Education WA, the many 'actors' along the way and our current reputation as one of Perth's leading Catholic Colleges.

At the end of last year, our much loved Principal, Mr Peter Bothe, proudly received Western Australia’s only National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA) for leadership by principals following a challenging year in education.

 

Peter was nominated for the Founders’ Principal Award for Leadership by Head of Gifted and Talented and 2011 NEiTA Award recipient, Mrs Tanya Atherton, in recognition of his outstanding stewardship of student education and welfare and exemplary teacher and school community leadership in a year of pandemic.