Sacré Cœur

About Sacré Cœur

Strategic Plan

From strong foundations: 2017-2020

We are delighted to share our Strategic Plan for the 2017-2020 period.

When you read through the pages of the Strategic Plan you will:

  • read about our philosophy of continuous improvement
  • feel the energy and high levels of innovation within the School
  • relate to the desire we have to educate girls in a 21st Century model of education celebrating their global citizenship
  • be touched by the five Goals of our Sacred Heart Education and the impact each has on the girls’ development.

True to our leadership within our community the Strategic Plan is the final stage of a year long consultative process.  We met with staff, students (from Years 5 – 12), alumnae, parents (past and present), Foundation Board, School Board and RSCJ to ascertain what is distinctly Sacré Cœur, what are our strengths, our challenges, our vision and our hopes for the next four years.

We are very indebted to the efforts and commitment of the School Leadership Team, School Board and staff who have worked tirelessly on this very comprehensive Strategic Plan.

The plan is completed and being implemented. I invite you to read through the Strategic Plan and would welcome your feedback.

Anna Masters




Two hundred years of learning

Having an unusually strong classical education herself, she envisioned an education for girls which would develop each student's gifts to the fullest, lay the foundations for a solid, active faith, including compassionate service to the poor, and awaken a thirst for life-long learning.

Sacred Heart Tradition

Five Goals of Sacred Heart Education

A Sacred Heart education is marked by a distinctive spirit.

This spirit is expressed in the five Goals of Sacred Heart Education. Most Sacred Heart schools around the world hold the five Goals as fundamental to the way in which the School is run. In their every day school life, members of the school community endeavour to ‘live out' these Goals. For each Goal there are several criteria. These are statements of intent through which the Goals are achieved.

It is of the essence of a Sacred Heart school that it be deeply concerned for each student's total development: spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical. A Sacred Heart school emphasises serious study, social responsibility, personal growth and resilience, wise decision-making and lays the foundations of a strong faith.

The Goals and Criteria are fundamental to the four schools that belongs to the Australian and New Zealand Network of Sacred Heart Schools (ANZNet). They provide the framework within which each school develops its own specific objectives appropriate to the local situation. They will serve as instruments of evaluation and accountability by which each school and the Network as a whole will test its congruence with the Sacred Heart philosophy of education.

  • A Personal and Active Faith in God
  • A Deep Respect for Intellectual Values
  • Building of Community as a Christian Value
  • A Social Awareness that Impels to Action
  • Personal Growth in an Atmosphere of Wise Freedom

School Motto

Sacré Cœur School Motto

Our Motto, Cor Unum et anima una in corde Jesu means one heart and one mind in the heart of Jesus Christ.

We believe our students aspire to share in and model a Cor Unum spirit which is demonstrated by their ability to live and grow with an open and generous heart which is then shared with others.

Statement of Democratic Principles

Sacré Cœur adheres to and promotes the principles and practices of Australian democracy:

  • We believe in an accountable, democratically elected government.
  • We respect and observe the rule of law, and believe that no person is above the law.
  • We believe in equal rights for all before the law, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender or other attributes.
  • We believe not only in the freedom of religion, but also the need to practice tolerance and understanding of others' beliefs.
  • We believe in the value of freedom of speech and freedom of association, but also acknowledge that we have the responsibility not to abuse this freedom.
  • We believe in the values of openness and tolerance, and value and respect all members of the school community regardless of background.

As such, Sacré Cœur  adheres to the reporting requirements under Commonwealth and State funding agreements and makes available on request reports on all aspects of school performance to members of the school community.

Our Sacré Cœur

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