Sacré Cœur was established in 1888 and we have many thousands of women who have passed through the gates and walked up our historic Brown Stairs - as boarders, day students and staff. The Sacré Cœur Alumnae Association (formerly known as the Sacré Cœur Old Girls' Association) was established at the start of the 20th century and each year our community grows.
Membership is drawn from past students of the earliest houses of the School, briefly at Hiawatha, Balaclava, and Clifton, Malvern and then from 1888 onwards from those at Burke Road, Glen Iris. Recent amendments to the constitution have broadened the eligibility base to include any student who has attended any another Sacré Cœur school or institution.
Objectives of the Association
The objects of the Association as stated in the constitution are to bring its members into closer touch with one another, to maintain a spirit of loyalty to their old school and to assist in works of charity. These objects are interpreted and applied in more relevant ways today, in keeping with the goals and values of modern Sacré Cœur life.
The association organises a number of activities including special Masses, social and sporting activities, film nights, soirées, golf and tennis competitions. Encouraging reunions forms an essential part of the Association's activities.
Saturday 15 September - 2008 Reunion 10 years 4-6pm. Contact Maddy Friend
Saturday 20 October - 1978 Reunion 20 years 4-6pm. Contact Mandy Farrell
The Janet Stuart Bursaries
The Janet Stuart Bursary Fund, named after Mother Janet Stuart RSCJ, was established by the Alumnae Association to provide financial assistance to enable children and grand children of alumnae experiencing financial difficulty to attend Sacré Cœur. A separate committee administers the fund. Funds for the Bursary are drawn from donations from the Association, from members and others. The families of daughters and granddaughters of alumnae from any Sacré Cœur school around the world are eligible to apply for this financial assistance.
Links with the School
The Association enjoys close links to the School. Masses, luncheons, meetings and many reunions are regularly held at the School.
Special Events - Weddings
It is always an honour for the School to be approached by alumnae to hold their wedding in our beautiful Chapel. Please note, however, that we cannot accept bookings for Friday evenings or during the school holidays. To book your wedding, please contact Marian Andrews on 9835 2776 or email.
Members are emailed an e-newsletter four times per year and receive the Burke Road Bulletin two times per year. These communications contain alumnae material including the births, deaths, marriages and photos of reunions and other events, as well as up-to-date school information.