On Saturday 23 June, our Year 9 GATE students presented their mobile applications (app) at the Catholic Education Office as part of the Just Start IT program, this year sponsored by Catholic Education WA. The program requires students to research a problem and provide a solution for it by creating their very own app and covers all of the 21st Century learning skills. The students also have the opportunity to be mentored by professionals in the business field. 140 teams from a variety of schools and sectors were involved on the day.

Mrs Sandra Manning and Mr Chris Kan launched an art competition at the beginning of Term 3, providing students with the opportunity to create their very own portrait of Euphrasie Barbier, the Founder of the RNDM Sisters. The winning students would receive a $300 prize and have their artwork used to represent Euphrasie around the College for a year. Other entrants recieved a gift voucher to Riot Art and Craft.

A representative group of parents, staff and students began a review of the College Uniform in October of last year. The Uniform Committee has worked extremely hard with considerable research and deliberation. 

Last Friday, 95 Year 10 students braved the horrible weather conditions to sleep in the corridors of SHC to find out what it is like to be homeless for just one night.

We have been celebrating National Reconciliation Week at Sacred Heart.

On Tuesday, a group of students had the opportunity to attend a Reconciliation Walk at Lake Gwelup with Mr Chris Kan and myself.

Sacred Heart continued its impressive cross country record with comfortable wins in the recent ACC and All Schools Carnivals.
The team showed great character to win by 363 points from John XXIII in the ACC Carnival after registering a 205 point victory in the All Schools Carnival. Sacred Heart has now won 15 All Schools titles in the past 18 years and 14 consecutive ACC Carnivals.

Sacred Heart hosted the World Scholar's Cup (WSC) Perth Round last Friday and Saturday. 17 schools were represented and I am pleased to report on an outstanding event where our students surpassed my expectations.

ROSTRUM PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

The following students entered the Rostrum Public Speaking competition for the first time and did a fabulous job.

DaVince Decathlon

It has been a busy week in the Academic area, with 32 students competing in the da Vinci Decathlon over four days.

Congratulations to all students who were involved in these challenges and thank you for representing our school and doing so well:

Mary Poppins Broadway Musical Sacred Heart

We are excited to announce that tickets are on sale for our Mary Poppins Production!

We are still accepting last minute registrations for the 2018 Winter season at WDNA. We are particularly looking for any extra players from Year 7 or Year 8.

Students making hand heart

The Prime Minister, Hon Malcolm Turnbull, has written to all schools in Australia asking them to sign up for this day.

He says: “We believe all students have the right to be safe at school. Bullying and violence has no place in Australia.”

Students with teacher

In October last year an intrepid, and perhaps brave, representative group of parents, staff and students began a review of our College Uniform. Since then we have met each fortnight and engaged in robust discussions to come up with a shared plan.

Memorial Garden Statue

Parents may have noticed that our Chapel now has a large white cross on the Western wall.

Launch of Project Compassion

On Tuesday 6 February, we attended the launch of Project Compassion at Newman College with Mr Bothe and Mrs Hywood. Many other Catholic Colleges joined us.

Students getting ready to swim

The College Years 7, 8 and 9 Inter-House Swimming Carnival was held at HBF Arena on Monday 5 February. The standard of swimming was high, as was participation, with most students taking part in both the traditional swimming and novelty events.

Year 8 students Morgan Knox, Joel Bayntun and Liam Foley broke College records. These new records are as follows:

TOM State Finals

Samantha Elliott and Sophie Nock from the Class of 2017 were two of only 24 students (out of 216 candidates) invited to audition for 2018 Performing Arts Perspectives in April.

TOM State Finals

Congratulations to Tim Southgate (Year 7) who represented the College in the State Final of this competition last Friday night. Tim spoke about ‘Cyber Terrorism’ and had to answer two very difficult questions about the topic on the spot!

The judges praised his ability to solve the problems given and he has been selected to attend the National Finals in April next year in Brisbane. Congratulations Tim, not only for taking up the challenge, but for doing so very well and getting the opportunity to represent both yourself, your school and the State at the Nationals.

TOM State Finals

Sacred Heart College’s Science Technology Tournament of Minds (TOM) team were crowned National Champions after competing against teams from Australia, New Zealand and Thailand in Adelaide over the weekend.

TOM State Finals

On Sunday 10 September, five of our teams competed against 200 other students in the State Finals at ECU Joondalup. Our sincere congraulations go to the Maths Engineering and Science Technology Teams who will be representing Western Australia in Adelaide at the International Finals.

TOM State Finals

We are very excited to announce that the College Musical for 2018 is... MARY POPPINS! 

Congratulations to Hugh Swann, Lara Woodward, Mitchell Simpson and Natasha Re for their spectacular results in the Global Round of the competition. The team won gold medals for ranking 94th overall (out of 750).

Congratulations to our Year 8 da Vinci Decathlon team who are NATIONAL FINAL WINNERS!

Sacred Heart continued its impressive cross country record with a hard fought victory in the ACC Carnival last Thursday. After being 73 points down to Peter Moyes early in the day, an incredible showing by the U15 boys turned around 149 points in one race - putting us ahead.

Last week whilst everyone was enjoying their extra long weekend, some very dedicated and enthusiastic students spent Friday and Saturday representing Sacred Heart College at the World Scholars Cup event at Scotch College and Curtin University.

Congratulations to our Deputy Principal - Dean of College, Mr Trevor Lynch, who was awarded an ACEL prestigious Certificate of Excellence in Educational Leadership at the ACEL Awards Ceremony earlier in the week.

Sacred Heart College entered teams in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 in the WA da Vinci Decathlon Competition held at the end of Term 1. The competition is very prestigious academically and is designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. Winning the Decathlon is a highly sought after prize and many of Perth’s top school send teams, including 12 Independent schools, nine Catholic secondary schools and five state schools.

Congratulations to our swim team for winning the ACC 'A' Division Swimming Carnival on Wednesday for our seventh consecutive time. 

Our 2016 Head Girl, Gemma Devitt, has been recognised for her achievement as the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) student who achieved the highest WACE in 2016.

Congratulations to our Language and Literature team who are now National Tournament Of Minds Champions following their performance on the Gold Coast last weekend. 

Sacred Heart's drama team has been chosen from more than 200 students across WA to compete in the YOH (Youth on Health) Fest grand final this weekend. 

Sacred Heart continued its success in athletics by winning the A Division Athletics Carnival for the 18th time in succession.

It has been a crazy week for debating with Sacred Heart College 4 novice team winning their octofinals round against Presbyterian Ladies College 7 with a convincing margin of two points, following an emotional rollercoaster adjudication!

On Wednesday 27 June, the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) visited Sacred Heart College for a workshop and concert.