It is always lovely to welcome students from our sister schools. Katie, from Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Massachusetts, was asked about her highlights and surprises in Australia so far...
It is always lovely to welcome students from our sister schools. Katie, from Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Massachusetts, was asked about her highlights and surprises in Australia so far...
Olivia's work is on display at the NGV Ian Potter, there’s an interview with her and images of her processes in the arts studios playing on screens as well. Her work and interview is also on their website.
David’s and his partner have returned to Melbourne for two weeks of their Spring vacation, having lived here about five years ago. David is a French and Humanities teacher and spent the day observing classes during his day at Sacré Cœur.
On Friday 17 March, Joigny students joined with schools throughout Australia to mark the seventh National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Students from Prep to Year 5 shared their ideas for how to take a stand together against bullying by speaking at assembly and creating Bullying, No Way! posters.
The always dazzling Visual Arts Display at the Catholic Leadership Centre, East Melbourne, is a long-established highlight of the Arts Education calendar. The following students had their work displayed, for their work created in 2016:
"Poetry is a window onto the breath-taking diversity of humanity". Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.
Will Kostakis is an author of Young Adult fiction, his most notable titles being ‘The First Third’ and ‘The Sidekicks’. The latter has been nominated for a 2017 Children’s Book Council Award.
On Monday 1 May, Sacré Cœur will host the annual Foundation Golf Day at the Commonwealth Golf Club. Bookings are now open so follow the links to register your attendance. Sponsors are still being sought, so if you would like to be involved please let Marian Andrews know!
Recently, Gymnastics Victoria held its Family Ball and Awards Night at San Remo Ballroom in Carlton to acknowledge the achievements of 2016. Part of this ‘Honour Roll’ was Year 10 student, Emma Ward who was presented with the All Aerobic Gymnastics Level 6-7 Aerobic Gymnast of the Year Award. Emma has been involved in Aerobic Gymnastics for many years and continues to perform to exceptionally high standards. She does so, with a minimum of fuss and fanfare.
We're looking for speakers for our Sacré Cœur Careers Day on 24 May 2017 from 12.30-3pm. If you are working or you've graduated in the last 10-15 years or so in any of these fields, and would like to be involved, we'd love to hear from you!
Year 10 students, parents and staff gathered together in the Kirby Centre to celebrate the 2017 International Women's Day theme Be Bold for Change. Everyone present was deeply moved by powerful speeches from Kezia Sanders (Year 10), Beryl McMillan, OAM (staff member) and Sangita Iyer (alumna 2014).
The GSV Swimming and Diving Squads competed in their Preliminary Meet last Friday at MSAC. Our Divers finished in second place which most likely qualified them for the GSV Division 1 Championship. Our Swimmers finished in third place which likely placed them in the GSV Division 2 Championship. We are thrilled to announce that GSV has officially confirmed by both our teams have made it into the Championships!
Congratulations to all the girls from Barat House! You may be interested in why Barat took the Cup on the night…
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Secondary staff and parents gathered to celebrate the outstanding VCE results with the Year 12 Class of 2016. It was a pleasure to welcome back our Dux, Claudia Thomas, the students who performed at the highest level of each 3/4 Study and the students who had their work shortlisted for Top Arts, Top Design and Top Acts. Olivia Fagan’s work has been selected to be exhibited in VCE Top Arts for 2016. We congratulate the entire Year 12 Class of 2016 for all they achieved. Their VCE results were outstanding, but most importantly, we also recognise and pay tribute to the young women they have become. Their years at Sacré Cœur have helped shape their head and their heart.
An annual highlight of the NGV exhibition calendar, Top Arts presents exceptional work from students who have completed Art or Studio Arts as part of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).
Congratulations to our 2016 VCE students
Year 12 students visit Sophie’s Farm
In particular, we celebrate the character and effort of the following Years 5 and 6 students who are recipients of the 2016 awards.
Congratulations to the following students who received Colours for Study, Colours for Service and Excellence, Alumnae or Principal's Awards at the Year 11 end of year Assembly
A wonderful result that is the fruit of the efforts of these budding artists and their Art teacher, Susan McDonald.
All Olivia's work this year and her folio will now be examined by a panel of judges to see if it will be exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria. Out of around 3000 entries in the state, approx 100 Art/ Studio Arts students are shortlisted. This is a wonderful achievement for Olivia, congratulations!
Caroline will get to experience the authenticity of simulated space missions and will launch into mission training to learn methods for delivering the excitement of space exploration in the classroom. The week long program includes authentic astronaut training simulators and activities developed to promote learning in a classroom setting. Curriculum includes NASA content and is correlated to the National Science Education Standards. Trainees in Space Academy for Educators earn 45 hours of continuing education credit and educators get access to their own website with lesson plans, standards and tips needed to adapt many of the workshop activities to individual class environments. Congratulations Caroline on this outstanding achievement!
All Claire's work this year and her folio will now be examined by a panel of judges to see if it will be exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria. Out of around 3000 entries in the state, approx 100 Art/ Studio Arts students are shortlisted. This is a wonderful achievement for Claire. Examples of Claire's work can be viewed within this article.
All her work this year and her folio will now be examined by a panel of judges to see if it will be exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria. Out of around 3000 entries in the state, approximately 100 Art / Studio Arts students are shortlisted. This is a wonderful achievement for Alex. Examples of Alex's pieces are displayed within this article.
Students explored a variety of worlds and experiences using our new Google Cardboard Virtual Reality (VR) viewers. All that was needed was a smartphone able to download some of the many freely available VR apps. The girls were able to deep sea dive, visit Paris and the Eiffel Tower, fly with birds, and whale watch as if they were really there!
Congratulations to Saskia Abel and Georgia Simpson from our Year 10 Coding class and their teacher Angie Yannopolous for the amazing achievement to be named as a finalist in the Victorian Schools Games and Apps Challenge. The girls will present their game at the Education in Games Summit on Monday 7 November, after which the winners will be announced.
AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership) identifies professional learning with colleagues as a direct way to engage and enhance the learning environment for students. Our languages faculty have had the opportunity to engage with colleagues from Whitefriars College, Donvale as part of a project facilitated by Julie Stewart, CEM. This project is designed around an emerging languages approach called CLIL (Content and language integrated learning). CLIL has been a very successful way of teaching languages in Europe since the 1990s and has some principles in common with language immersion.
Trent Trowel is your typical gumshoe, searching the mean streets for crimes to solve and dames to fall for. He joins some of the world’s most famous detectives at the International Police Detective Gala. There’s Shirley Holmes, Jean-Louis-Phillippe Eustache...and Aunt Beatrice. But is this just an innocent gala? Will the world’s most dastardly villains foil them with a fiendish master plan? Will Aunt Beatrice ever get an English Muffin? Everything is not what it seems. A fabulously funny and high styling take on film noir - it is a lighter shade of noir after all!
This morning our community witnessed the formal induction of our 2016-2017 Blue Ribbons at the Leadership Mass held in the Philippine Duchesne Gymnasium
The MAD (Media Art Design) show opens tomorrow night at 6.30pm-9.30pm, showcasing Years 7-12 student artworks. The exhibition continues Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October between 9am-4pm.
Once again, Sacré Cœur submitted entries into this year’s Science Talent Search Competition. This competition is run by the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria (STAV) and is open to all schools in Victoria. The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Drones, Droids and Robots’. In total 18 entries from Year 7-9 were entered in the Scientific Wallcharts (Posters) section.
Throughout Term 3, the Year 11 students, as part of their Pastoral Program, have had the opportunity to think about ,discuss and workshop ideas about modern leadership. This has helped them prepare well for the exciting challenge of leading the student body as the Year 12 Class of 2017. As part of the Leadership Unit, Year 11 students are also given an opportunity to nominate for a Blue Ribbon position. On Friday afternoon, at our final School Assembly for the students in Years 7-12, we announced our Blue Ribbon Leaders for 2016/2017. We would like to warmly congratulate the following students:
This morning the communities of Genazzano, Loreto Toorak and Sacré Cœur gathered in the MCC Dining Room at the MCG for the 14th Annual GLC Breakfast. An alumna from each school shared the story of their journey since leaving school; Dee Madigan (Loreto Toorak 1987) - Campaign Edge Advertising; our very own Libby Lyons (1979) - Workplace Gender Equality Agency; and Monique van den Boom (Genazzano 1997) - Senior Prosthetist. What a truly inspiring way to start the day!
The Sacré Cœur Science Tall Poppies team recently hosted a Joigny Science Trivia session. Each table consisted of girls from a variety of year levels. There were an array of different questions, with picture questions aimed at younger year levels and more difficult questions to allow the Years 5 and 6 students to shine.
There was a huge buzz of excitement in the Kirby Centre today when the majority of our Secondary school students gathered for the final event in PE Week, Sports Trivia. Our Head of Sport, Walter Tedde sent a reminder email...perhaps it was responsible for the high attendance?!
Recently Angeline Yannopoulos our IT Teacher and Robocup Co-ordinator presented "Engaging girls with Code" at a coding conference. She opened with this statement "when I first tried coding - a Java 101 unit in my first year of university - I hated it. It was hard, taught in a very dull and unengaging way, I felt like nothing I did worked and I hit a wall. I decided it just wasn’t for me. It was a boy’s club I couldn’t be part of. I even went so far as changing my major (from Games to Multimedia development) primarily because I wouldn’t have to take anymore “hardcore” programming subjects afterwards. Yet now I teach code and I love it." Read on to find out more.
The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia recently published a TED talk presented by Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialise young girls to take risks and learn to program — two skills they need to move society forward. To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. "I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection."
News has just come through that Hayley Yates Year 11 has been selected to participate in the 2017 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) at the ANU in Canberra during January 2017
Our imaginative and valiant theatre students have just competed at the Inter-School Theatre Sports Challenge for the first time. We are very excited to report that our Year 8 team came 1st in the Intermediate Level!
The Sacré Cœur Science faculty have organised a daily program of activities to celebrate National Science Week
Throughout August, the ACER Teacher magazine is exploring the theme of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning. Today’s article shares a review of evidence-based practice for primary STEM teaching. Although decisions about future pathways are made later on in a student’s school career, teachers in the primary years have an important role to play.
News has come through that Hayley Yates Year 11 has been selected to participate in the 2017 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) at the ANU in Canberra during January 2017
Australian divers Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith have pulled off a sensational come-from-behind performance to claim 3m Synchro Olympic bronze by less than a point. Keeney and Smith, who came to Rio as genuine medal contenders, lagged in eighth and last place after two of five rounds. But in a show of precision the pair nailed their final dive to pip Canada for third place.
We wanted to share with everyone the success of Tegan Joiner; a Year 11 student, who has won the Salvation Army’s ‘Hidden Others’ short film competition! We also had another entry make the top three – Elizabeth Busch.
The Australia New Zealand Province welcomes the election of Barbara Dawson RSCJ as Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart. We ask you to pray for her as she begins her eight year term.
The much anticipated day has finally arrived...today was our 2016 Prep class' 100th day! Period 1 was spent decorating crowns with their parents followed by many activities centred on the number 100. At the end of the day our Preps chose a '100' activity and their Year 5 buddies helped them complete it, everything from counting colouring races to making 'a 100 Monster'. The girls will sleep well tonight!
There are five of these awards each year across Victorian schools so this is an outstanding achievement. Kirsten will be working to raise the profile of STEM subjects at Sacré Cœur this year and next.
We all know about our very own Anabelle Smith competing in the Sychronised Diving at the Rio Olympics and we have just discovered there are other athletes from our Sacred Heart Sister Schools competing too!
The 'Hidden Others: Short Film Competition' is for young people aged 12-18 years to create a short film that breaks stereotypes of and raises awareness of youth homelessness in Australia. Links to the films can be found within the article.
On the evening of 25 July, Rev Dr Elio Capra (a Salesian priest) engaged a large number of staff in a reflection upon the nature of the Year of Mercy and its practical implications. Fr Elio focused upon the centrality of the unconditional forgiveness and love of Jesus and how these manifested themselves in daily life. His insightful content coupled with an affable presentation style made it both an enjoyable and educative evening.
Having just finished packing her bags for the Olympics in Rio, alumna Anabelle Smith (2010) kindly took the time to visit Sacré Cœur to talk about her previous Olympic and Commonwealth Games experiences and share with us her excitement about qualifying for her second Olympics.
The Languages Faculty has done a fantastic job preparing a plethora of activities for staff and students to be engaged in to celebrate Languages Week. Everything from Quoits, Boules and Sumo Suit competitions, learning Origami and decorating a Tanabata Tree at the bottom of the Brown stairs to name but a few!
During Term 2 2016 The Weekly Review's Journalist, Melissa Heagney, asked Sacré Cœur to nominate a staff member and a student for the July 2016 the Me and My Mentor feature. Read further to find out why Felicity and Emma were chosen.
In Term 2, after weeks of preparation, the Years 3-6 Joigny students presented their French poetry recitals before the Alliance Franҫaise judges here at Sacré Cœur. We are delighted to announce that of the 140 Joigny students who entered the competition, 29 received scores of Brillant (Finaliste) which has them progress to finals to be held at Alliance Française de Melbourne on Sunday 24 July. The finalists include six students from Year 3, six students from Year 4, six students from Year 5 and eleven students from Year 6. We congratulate the girls on their perseverance and effort which have contributed to such outstanding results, wishing them Bonne Chance for the next stage of the competition.
Our Year 12 students, who are at a very important juncture in their lives- on the brink of completing their secondary years of schooling and in the process of developing their young adult identities experienced a most rewarding opportunity. They engaged with, were encouraged by and were inspired by our guest speaker, Joanna Kalowski.
'In Science you learn about the lungs and breathing. However, you also learn and apply this knowledge in PE/PDH, Drama and Music. The impact of air quality is studied in Geography. Furthermore, there are implications for Mathematics in measurement and statistical analysis, and English supports the skills to communicate the learning clearly and succinctly.' David Roy, a Lecturer in Education and Creative Arts, says meaningful cross-curricular integration makes the job of teaching easier. In this week's feature article in Teacher Magazine he explores why this approach is important and how it can be implemented.
Beryl was named in the official list of recipients in The Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to community and to women, particularly through Zonta International. This is a big achievement especially for the work done in empowering women through Zonta International.
A week full of activities has been planned by the Humanities faculty including a daily quiz for everyone to participate in and stickers to wear to celebrate Humanities Week. On Friday there is always a sense of excitement in anticipation for the staff dress up day when there is much delight and confusion on the students' faces!
A new resource for teachers, parents and students from the Office of the Chief Scientist gives a snapshot of Australia's STEM (science, Technology, engineering and mathematics) workforce and the top occupations for STEM graduates.
As part of our ongoing global exchange program with students from several of our 150 Sacred Heart sister schools worldwide, we are looking forward to welcoming three students from Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Omaha, Nebraska and two from Reims, France this week!
Lucy Doswell, our Sacred Heart Prefect, greeted the congregation with the following words: "We gather today in the spirit of co-operation and unity. What unifies us is more than our geographical proximity or our common educational goals: We share communities based upon Christian values and principles. In today’s service we celebrate this commonality as we reflect on the theme of Jesus Christ: The Light of Hope."
Teacher, ACER's online magazine's Editor Jo Earp spoke to Associate Professor Jane Mitchell and Dr Sara Murray about a project that involved academics partnering with school leaders and staff to develop feedback strategies that promote a growth mindset in students.
A large number of Year 8 students were involved in the inaugural Mother/Daughter evening hosted by Bill Jennings of Time and Space. The purpose of the evening was to stop and acknowledge the journey a mother or significant female and daughter have taken to arrive at the present moment. The evening involved discussion groups, one-on-one time and a panel.
There has been much debate in recent years around education and the need for reform to better suit the world into which our students find themselves. All learning has always required personal attributes such as persistence and effort but now more than ever it is these strengths that our young people need as they grapple with problem style learning rather than simply content recall.
During Sacred Heart Week, the Sacré Cœur community takes the opportunity to celebrate its rich tradition of 128 years of Sacred Heart Education. The week is full of activities, events, experiences and even a student Fête! Our 2016 Sacred Heart Focus Goal of A social awareness that impels to action inspires and guides the week’s activities.
The Local Sporting Champions award and grant are given to junior elite athletes (aged between 12 and 18 years) to assist them in being able to compete at state or national level competitions, by providing financial assistance to offset the costs associated with travel, accommodation, uniforms, equipment etc.
A recent article from Teacher Magazine discusses ever-evolving robotics technology and how humanoid robots may be the future of student teaching, learning and curriculum.
The Premier’s VCE Awards 2016 were presented today at the Palladium at Crown and we are thrilled to announce three of our students are recipients this year!
At the same time as announcing the 2015 Great School Libraries, FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) has published a new report on the impact of school libraries and teacher librarians on student outcomes, focusing on the three areas where libraries make a unique contribution – reading, digital literacy, critical thinking and research skills.New report shows the impact of teacher librarians on student outcomes.
This year the Concerto Concert included our most accomplished students. The Concerto musical form is defined as 'a musical composition for a solo instrument or instruments accompanied by an orchestra, especially one conceived on a relatively large scale'.
A recent article in The Conversation's Education section explains "What is differentiation and why is it poorly understood?" Differentiation is a long word that sounds complicated but it just means teachers plan for the children who are actually in their class, instead of designing lessons for their idea of the “average” child.
Joigny - Junior School students and Music staff held a wonderful concert for over 400 grandparents and special friends. Here is a picture of one of the many performances which were enjoyed by all. More details and photos of the afternoon will be published in next School Newsletter on 14 April 2016.
Historically we open the school year with an Assembly to introduce our Prep students and also to recognise our previous year's Year 12 high achievers. However, this year the high achievers' recognition was slightly delayed as the Dux of 2015, Elly Twomey, was overseas offering her service and support at Sophie's Farm, an RSCJ community in Northern Samar in the Philippines. Elly addressed the whole school community and some of her high achieving peers at our second assembly for the year which we wish to share with you.
In February 45 Alliance members travelled to New York City for the Global Forum on Girls' Education. It was reaffirming and exhilarating to be among the 950 delegates who gathered to learn and share on issues of girls' education. It was apparent that across the 25 countries represented at the forum that all shared common goals and faced similar challenges as we strive to transform the lives of the girls in our schools.
The National Youth Science Forum, what an experience! When people ask me what I did on the NYSF, or what it was like, I have not been able to describe the experience to its full potential. Even though it was only for two short weeks, the great number of friends I made and the remarkable experiences I shared with 200 other like-minded students exceeded all my expectations.
Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. And we have much to celebrate today. But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn't close entirely until 2133.
Sacré Cœur Teddy Bears!
On the weekend Matilda competed in the Australian Standard Distance Triathlon National Championships in Wollongong NSW. A Standard distance triathlon comprises of a 1500m swim, 40km ride and 10km run. Matilda managed to win her age group (16-19 females), making her the National Champion which also gives her automatic qualification into the World Triathlon Championships in Mexico later this year.
Isabella received a score of 50 for Dance as a Year 11 student in 2015, and was invited to Government House on Australia Day along with other high achievers. Congratulations Isabella on your outstanding achievement!
It is with pleasure that we announce the names and roles of our 2016 Student Leaders
It has been a week of celebrating our Student Leaders, starting at the Year 6 Leadership Liturgy on Tuesday where our Year 6 Pink Ribbons made their promise of commitment and pledged their leadership by example. At this morning's 2016 Opening Mass the inductions of our Year 8-11 Student Leaders took place. Photographs and the newly appointed student leaders' names and positions of leadership will be shared with our community shortly. We are incredibly proud of our elected leaders and wish them every success in their roles throughout 2016.
Here's an article from this week's Newsletter from our Head of Mathematics, Caroline Brown. What do you think is the key to achieving our goals, our success? Some people suggest things like hard work, focus, persistence. But research shows these are all by products of something else — something much more powerful that we can all develop.
We are pleased to announce that Lilliana T, Olivia K and Claire M have had their literary works published in 'Oz Kids In Print'. Not only were their works chosen to be published by the Australian Children's Literary Board, they are also eligible for the '2015 Young Australian Writer's Awards'.
Recently The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia has published Why A Girls' School? containing research which shows that there are “positive effects of single-sex schooling” in Australia in relation to numeracy and literacy testing and tertiary entrance scores.
Once again, we are very proud of the achievements of our VCE students. Congratulations to our dux Eleanor (Elly) Twomey, who achieved an ATAR of 99.65 which included two study scores of 50, for Australian History and Legal Studies
Once again our community came together to share our beautiful end of year tradition, Carols in the Cathedral. Our sincere thanks to all our staff and students for their hours of rehearsing to bring us another spectacularly moving celebration.
The Joigny students have excelled in the wider community again this year and the following students were highly commended in the Kelly O’Dwyer Christmas Card Competition. They all attended a special Awards Breakfast at Cubed 10 Gallery and were awarded certificates by the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP.
Nine students from Years 7–9 who achieved a Distinction or High Distinction in the Australian Mathematics Competition were invited to participate in the Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad (AIMO). This was a very demanding competition with ten problems to solve in four hours.
The Australian Government, Department of Education and Training has published an interesting 'quick facts' sheet about the opportunities through learning, studying Japanese provides.
Hayley Yates (Year 10) has been accepted into the 2017 Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program, an academic enrichment program designed to support high-achieving students at the University of Melbourne. Nearly 1800 applications were received from students across Victoria and adjoining border regions.
Helen Ansell and Annabelle Waldron from the Student Welfare Office ran a “Mental Health Awareness Week” on 9-13 November to coincide with the APS Psychology Week. A number of lunchtime activities were offered to students, all designed to maximise their wellbeing. There were forums held about how to cope with exam stress and increase performance, Hatha Yoga sessions, walking groups and Mindful Stress Management Practice. Staff were invited to share their favourite tip for maintaining your mental health and wellbeing in the Staff Wellbeing Super Tips competition which we thought we would share with you.
In addition to their class projects, members of the Green Team; Pearl and Joanne (Prep), Alice and Rosie (Year 1), Stephanie and Zoe B (Year 2), Pavitra and Kayleen, (Year 3), Zoe Z and Sarah (Year 4), Olivia K, Olivia P, Jorja, Elisha (Year 5), have been actively involved in environmental projects which have included developing and tending Sophie’s garden and has also assisted in the design of the newly established Prep-Year 2 nature play area.
The key message is technology is here to stay but what supports best student outcomes is all about the teaching (as it always has been I guess) and the use of technology to support great teaching. A quote from the transcript 'Technology can amplify great teaching, but great technology cannot replace poor teaching'.
The Weekly Review recently published an article on four Melbourne personalities who are giving something back, including our alumna Chrissie Swan. Chrissie knows that leveraging her profile is the best way to help those who need it. "When you educate a girl, she brings four people out of poverty with her; it's life-changing stuff."
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this? Robotics matches the new digital technologies curriculum, strongly supported by the university sector and states, including Victoria. But while, worldwide, there are increasing initiatives such as the Robotics Academy in the US to teach robotics in schools, Australia isn’t doing enough to get it taught in schools. To explain why we should teach children how to program robots in schools, we first need to understand what a robot is.
Coach Lisa Alexander said "The national selectors and I feel that it’s important to continue to create opportunities and elite international experience for all of our National Squad athletes in preparation for benchmark events such as the Commonwealth Games in 2018 at the Gold Coast. January’s tour of England will provide all athletes with the chance to benchmark themselves against world number three ranked England and demonstrate their ability to thrive on the international netball stage.”
Matilda completed the Noosa Triathlon in 02:24:38, finishing 1 in 13 of the 15-19 years category and overall, 496 from 3933 finishers!
Recently the Foundation hosted the Soirée at Brynmawr, a Brynmawr Society event. The Brynmawr Society has been established to recognise supporters who have made significant donations or indicated their intention to leave a bequest to Sacré Cœur.
Here's an interesting article from the ACER 'Teacher' Magazine about computing, programming and coding in schools. Coding is a hot topic in education. Estonia is seen as trailblazer, and last year England introduced it into its primary curriculum. But, as one UK teacher explains, it's not all about sitting in front of a computer. The skipping ropes are laid out in the playground ready for the start of the lesson, but it's not for PE - this is about teaching computing skills.
This morning we welcomed over 40 Authors and Illustrators and 300 staff and students from ten Primary schools for the 30th birthday celebrations of the YABBA Awards
Eileen Pollack was one of the first two women to receive an undergraduate degree in physics at Yale and is author of “The Only Woman in the Room”. Eileen offers a solution to getting more women into science.
We are immensely proud of the Year 12 class of 2015 and we salute them for their compassion, intelligence, creativity and openness to change. For those who may not receive our Newsletter, here is Deputy Principal Wendy Ross' piece sharing Maureen Ryan's Class of 2015 Vale address...
STEAM The areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics continue to be areas of growth for our economy. Recently I read an article in The Age by Hannah Francis entitled What it’s like to be Australia’s top tech talent.
The Community Choir comprises just that – members of the Sacré Cœur community – staff, alumnae, parents and friends who love to sing, many whom had never sung before joining the choir. In their very own concert the choir will present an eclectic mix of songs across the many genres of music. This year we welcome the Pyrenees Chorale as guest artists. This local community choir rehearses in Western Victoria and made up of members who enjoying their retirement in song.
Today we join all Sacred Heart schools and communities throughout the world in celebrating the Feast of Mater Admirabilis (Mother Most Admirable).
Melbourne Knowledge Week is a multi-format festival dedicated to the latest trends, ideas and innovations of Melbourne’s knowledge sector. It is a week-long meeting point for like-minded thinkers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals. Discover the technology of tomorrow, explore research labs, gamify your life, contribute to a smart and resilient city, and more.
At the Class of 2015's final School assembly this year's winners of the House Cup were announced...Barat! Barat Co-Captains Brittany Croagh and Laura Obradov propudly accepted the House Cup on behalf of their Barat House mates. Congratulations to everyone in Barat House!
The national finals of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Chemistry Titration Stakes took place during the September vacation. The competition requires the girls to use analytical chemistry techniques to purify and analyse a chemical to establish its chemical composition. The Year 12 team of Laura Murphy, Megan Scull and Audrey Yew gained a silver medal.
We welcome you to visit the displays and take part in the People's Choice Awards! Visit our Visual Arts Instagram page @sc.visualarts 1♥ = 1 vote#MADshow. Voting closes 19 October.
At today's Leadership Mass and Blue Ribbon Commissioning Rite, the Year 11 students were presented with a Sacré Cœur School Ring. This ring acknowledges their role as school leaders during their final year of schooling. The students will wear the ring as a formal part of their uniform until they graduate. The rings were presented to the Year 11 students by Year 12 students of the Class of 2015.
Creativity, vitality and bravery are among the 24 plus character strengths which psychologists, Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson have identified. Their work in this area certainly paves the way for our students to be able to evolve toward their fullest potential.
Sarah Bostock (Year 12) attended the Debaters Association of Australia's Swannie Awards Presentation Night and received her award for being the best speaker in A Grade in the Toorak Region of the 2015 DAV Schools Competition. Sarah was also nominated in the A Grade across all regions in Victoria.
Final preparations are being made to the displays of Secondary school student art works before tomorrow's Opening Night. Here's a sneak peak...
Photographic Appropriation - Year 10 Art students have studied the paintings of surrealist artist Frida Kahlo, As part of this project students appropriated the imagery of Frida’s self-portraits, borrowing particular symbols and motifs to create a contemporary photographic work.
We are delighted to inform our community that our Prep entry, ‘How tall is a Giraffe?’ (whom the Prep students affectionately named Bella) has won the National competition!
One of the ways students at Sacré Cœur experience a global education is through our network of sacred heart schools. Over the holiday break I had the opportunity of visiting the Convent of the Sacred Heart in New York City.
The Difference Between Praise and Feedback By Anya Kamenetz. Parenting these days is patrolled by the language police. Sometimes it seems like the worst thing you could ever say to a kid is “Good job!” or the dreaded, “Good girl!” Widely popularised psychological research warns about the “inverse power of praise” and the importance of “unconditional parenting.” The incorrectly phrased, indiscriminately doled out pat on the back can, we learn, undermine a child’s inner motivation to learn and achieve, promote a “fixed mindset” that will cause her to shrink from taking on any kind of challenge or effort, and maybe even destroy her sense of self worth.
The excerpt below is from the book “Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom,” by Patricia A. Jennings. This section is from the chapter entitled “Orchestrating Classroom Dynamics.” However this simple mindfulness approach could be applied to all interactions with our children.
An article from the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia states research shows that girls benefit from single-sex environments where there are no expectations that they should fulfill traditional gender stereotypes in the subjects they study, the activities they participate in or the careers they pursue. Girls attending girls' schools are more confident and assertive in single-sex environments.
Here's an interesting Growth Mindset article. How to praise kids: It’s a hot topic for many parents and educators. A lot of the conversation around it has stemmed from studies by Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford who has been researching this specific topic for many years. “My research shows that praise for intelligence or ability backfires,” said Dweck, but what some might not know is that this paradox is strongest for girls.
Here are a few images from the opening night of ROCK ON!
The Government has announced the appointment of former BHP executive Elizabeth (Libby) Lyons as the Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Congratulations to our new Blue Ribbon student leaders
Sacré Cœur competed in the Alumnae Tennis Cup against our sister schools from New Zealand (Baradene College) Queensland (Stuartholme) and New South Wales (Kincoppal-Rose Bay).
If you've ever sung, hummed or tapped your toes to songs from Rocky Horror, Jersey Boys, The Sapphires, Hairspray, Once, Rent, Queen's medley, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy or Hair this is a show not to be missed!
Sacré Cœur Community Fun Run - Friday 9 October 2015
On Saturday 12 September the Leadership Team and the Directors of the Foundation and School Boards met to begin to plan for the next four years and develop our next strategic plan.
The results have just been loaded onto the Alliance Française website and we are thrilled to announce Lilliana Tipton (Year 5) has achieved second place!
Our focus goal this year is Personal Growth in an Atmosphere of Wise Freedom. One of the criteria of this goal is students learn to grow towards wholeness by acceptance of their gifts and limitations. As a school we are developing a Growth Mindset.
Caroline Brown (Head of Mathematics pictured left) and Hannah Loiterton (Year 10 pictured right) received their Growing Teacher Tall Poppies and Growing Junior Tall Poppies awards last night. Dr Eroia Barone-Nugent (pictured centre) is Director of Growing Tall Poppies Science Partnership Program.
In honour of the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, the theme of the 2015 Joigny Art Show was Alice and all things Wonderful. Both staff and students dressed up for the opening night!
Melbourne Vixens defender Joanna Weston is the bolter selection in Australia's first post-World Cup netball squad - one of a quartet of uncapped players.
The sun was shining and faces were smiling when around 90 graduates from 1940 to 1959 returned to Burke Road for a special luncheon.
We have just received word that Sarah Bostock (Year 12) has been awarded a ‘Swannie’ by the DAV for being the best speaker in her grade and region for the 2015 Schools Competition.
So often, we receive comments from people wishing to praise our students for their acts of kindness, their maturity or their general behaviour in public. Particularly pleasing was receiving the comment below from a member of the public who came across our Year 8 students during City Cite:
These results place these girls in the top 5% of their year level in Australia out of 46,500 students from 582 competing schools.
Julie Allen from The Mathematical Association of Victoria sent us the message below
At the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), students learn to make informed decisions about study and career options in STEM fields, and develop a professional skill-set to help them realise their potential.
Elly was selected as one of twelve delegates from around Australia to be part of the United Nation Youth Australia's Pacific Project 2015. This is a 12 month commitment, exploring the issues surrounding sustainable and effective aid efforts in developing nations. This involved a two week visit to Timor Leste in the 2015 June/July holidays, visiting community partner organisation and focusing on the complexities and issues with development and aid, as well as learning about Timorese history and culture.
On Friday evening, despite a cool and wet outlook, members of the Sacré Cœur community gathered for canapés and drinks to be inspired by speakers from our own current student body, a recent past student and our key note speaker alumna Mandy McCracken.
Hannah Loiterton, (Year 10) has been recognized as one of six students in Victoria, for her passion for science and her capacity to communicate the importance and socially transformative capacity of this subject to her community.
We are proud to announce even more of our students have been recognised in the Growing Tall Poppies Junior Awards. Congratulations to Georgia Emma O’Rourke, Georgia Carrazzo, Courtney Papa and Hayley Yates.
Each year, individual Graded Assessment scores are used to determine the top group of students for each VCE study award. The number of study awards in each study is based on the number of enrolments in that study.
The Teacher Tall Poppies Awards recognises outstanding teachers of science and mathematics as evidences by their capacity to be innovative in their classroom and school to enhance student outcomes.
Sarah competed in the Australian Inter-State Debating competition in Adelaide last week
The Inner Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network awarded Georgia Papadopoulos for her commitment to and expertise in educating students in Mathematics.
On Friday 15 May, five Year 12 Global Politics and Year 11 Politics students accompanied their teachers, Ms Emily Cedro and Dr Kerry Ang, to the Annual Higgins Club Post Budget Breakfast at Crown Palladium.
This year’s theme for the week is "Opening our hearts so that they may grow"...
For the second year in a row, students from Sacré Cœur and Convent of the Sacred Heart Greenwich USA, have watched and judged each others' films.
A miniature underwater world was created with origami figures, painted paper and pop up structures to help tell the story.
Sangita Iyer (Class of 2014) is the recipient of the Zonta Club of Melbourne on the Yarra's 2015 Young Women in Public Affairs award.
The Year 10 Japanese class participated in a cultural workshop led by Ms Leanne O’Sullivan from Kimono House.
Year 12 students of French recently attended a special screening of Loin des Hommes at the Como Centre
Kelly O'Dwyer member for Higgins gave her encouragement to Zara and Alice Stretton as they headed off to school at Sacré Cœur
This morning our Year 10 students, their mothers and staff listened to an inspiring presentation Sophie's Farm, part of our Sacred Heart Immersion Program.
The Notre Monde program is unique to Year 9 at Sacré Cœur. The program is based on sound educational research into girls' education, Year 9 needs and data gathered from our students, staff and parents.
Sarah Bostock who is now counted amongst the top thirteen debaters in Victoria!
We congratulate a newly appointed group of leaders - our Years 8-12 who were inducted to their positions at our Opening School Mass
2015 Year 6 Joigny Leaders take their pledge of service
On Friday 20 February the 2015 Sacré Cœur House Swimming and Diving Carnival took place...
We recently welcomed staff and students from Forest Ridge school of the Sacred Heart, part of our International School of the Sacred Heart Network. Here are some reflections about the experience.
Sangita Iyer, our 2014 Dux, reflected in her speech, the very tenets of personal leadership.
Each year 20 of the top students in the state are invited to perform at VCE Season of Excellence -Top Class (Theatre Studies).
Each year individual high-achieving debaters from across Victoria are invited to join the Debating Association of Victoria's State Team trials
Congratulations Momoko Nagayama on achieving a VCE top scaled score of 47 (40 raw score).
Congratulations Sarah and Eliza!
Congratulations to the following winners of the 2014 Foundation Christmas Raffle. Thank you for everyone's support!
Emily was among 2,788 participants in her grade and out of 140 Year 7 finalists, finished second!
On the morning of 21 November, the following Joigny students were announced as highly commended finalists for their artwork in the annual Christmas card competition run through the office of Kelly O’Dwyer, Federal Member for Higgins.
The University of Melbourne received over 1900 applications from students across Victoria and adjoining border regions for the 2014 Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program.
Congratulations to six Joigny students and nineteen Year 7 students who received Bursaries in this year’s Science Talent Search Competition!
The 2014 House Cup was presented at Secondary Assembly on 9 October 2014 to the winning house – Barat
Bonjour! Only four more sleeps until our Fair Saturday 11 October 11am-5pm
Time is running out to purchase tickets at our Pre Fair unlimited rides prices
Throughout Term 3 the Year 11 students invested much of their pastoral time looking at the theme of leadership which helped them prepare well for the challenge of leading the student body as the Year 12 class of 2015.
Our Language/Literature team won in their division at the State Finals and now proceed to the Australasian Pacific Finals here in Melbourne on Saturday 18 October.
A number of dedicated Speech students entered a Speech and Drama Teachers Association Performance Festival on the weekend, (competition for Public Speaking an Drama), and had some fabulous results.
The results from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Chemical Analysis Competition are in! Sacré Cœur has a tradition of excelling in this State based competition and 2014 is no exception!
On Friday 29 August, six of our Year 7 students competed in the Victorian RoboCup Junior State Finals.
After qualifying from the initial round in May, Emma Walling (year 8) participated in the semi-finals of the DAV Public Speaking competition at Leibler Yavneh College
Congratulations are extended to both Joigny Tournament of Minds Teams!
On behalf of the Boileau family, we extend our thanks for the kind words and heartfelt messages received from the Sacré Cœur community. Details about the service follow:
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the peaceful death on Saturday 9 August of a much loved and respected member of the Sacré Cœur community, Judith, Lady Boileau (Hannan 1956).
We celebrate current Year 12 student, Hannah Ryan, who is one of ten Australian Year 12 students, (and the only Victorian) who have been chosen to attend the London International Youth Science Forum.
We are thrilled to congratulate Anabelle Smith (2010) and Maddison Keeney for winning the Bronze medal!
Atlanta Eke, a Melbourne-based dancer, choreographer and teacher, has won the inaugural Keir Choreographic Award with Body of Work, a piece that achieves what it promises: "an infinite present, a present always already there and continuing on into the unknown future".
It is with much sadness that I write to inform you that one of our dearly loved and much respected RSCJ, Sister Philomene Tiernan, was on the Malaysian airlines flight that was shot down on the Russian-Ukraine border.
Here is the first Sophie's Contemplative Corner for Term 3 2014
It is with great sadness that I convey to you that Rosemary Hayes, our Student Receptionist passed away quietly on Saturday morning, surrounded by her family.
In the spirit of being children of the Sacred Heart, our School Co-Captains Alexandra Hopkins and Bridie Brittain incorporated an extra item into the Year 12 Procession of Lanterns service.
It is with great pride that we congratulate Karishma Mallawarachchy of Year 12 (2013) who was nominated by the examiners of the 2013 Speech examinations for the Australian Speech and Communication Association (ASCA) Directors award for excellence.
At the end of 2013 Geoffrey McSkimming made contact with our Head of Information Services, Sharon Roth in regards to holding his next book launch at Sacré Cœur.
NEWS Corp Australia has revealed the winners of its 2014 Cannes Young Lions competition to represent Australia at this year’s advertising festival. Finalists were challenged to respond to a brief inside 24 hours for the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. The brief supports the MCRI’s ongoing campaign to encourage people to take a break from social media for 48 hours and instead refocus on things that are more important. The entrants were also tasked with helping the MCRI raise funds and awareness for child health research.
There have been some very exciting developments in Mathematics at Sacré Cœur this year.
On Tuesday 29 April Mrs Jennifer Carter (Director of Studies), Ms Poulson (Global Politics teacher), Mr Maguire (Australian History teacher) and Mr Scott (Psychology teacher) attended the Premier's awards for 2013 to witness two of our Class of 2013, Emma Hodge and Bernadette Toohey receive awards.
The results are in and we have much to be proud of including two Silver medals and five new records!
On Wednesday 26 March, Round 2 of Debating was held with very exciting results – 9 out of 12 wins and 12 best speakers!
More than a game of tennis! On Tuesday 25 March the Parent’s Associations from Sacré Cœur and St Kevin’s joined forces for the sixteenth annual Tennis Day, followed by a luncheon at the St Kevin’s Pavilion.
On Sunday 15 March, current Year 8 students, Jessica Mounas, Emma Walling, Krystal Salloum and Madeline Barr won The Kairos Award (Secondary) at the CEOM Annual Art Exhibition 2014.
It is with immense pride that we announce current Year 12 student Zoë Alford was shortlisted and performed in the Contemporary Dance section of The Season of Excellence - Top Class 2014.
To finish a successful week of celebrating women, we were fortunate enough to meet the Honourable Ms Bronwyn Bishop, speaker of Parliament at Ms Kelly O’Dwyer’s office in Malvern.
More how we celebrated International Women's Day in the next Newsletter!
For the benefit of our new students and staff members, you may remember that within our Sacred Heart Tradition we have a Focus Goal guide our practice over the year. At our brief assembly on your first day I shared with you our Focus Goal for 2014 'A personal and active faith in God'...
Sacré Cœur inducted our Year 6 students to their leadership positions on Friday 24 February. During the liturgy, each Year 6 student stood before all the Joigny students and teachers to make their promise of commitment and pledge their leadership by example.
On Tuesday, staff and members of the Barat community joined together with Sr Marita to celebrate the 70 year anniversary of her entry into the Society of the Sacred Heart.
It is with immense pride that we announce that Class of 2013 students, Bella Kelly, Emily Hubbard and Monica Sestito have had their VCE Studio Arts artworks selected for Top Arts 2014.
Rachael McDonough, from the Class of 2012, has been named to the Dean’s List at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, USA.
Year 12 student, Emma Hodge, has been awarded the 2013 University of Melbourne Extension Program Prize for Academic Excellence in Psychology for her work in the University's Extension Program this year.
Once again our students have excelled in their VCE results with a remarkable 85.14% of the cohort achieving an ATAR of over 80.
Year 12 students Bella Kelly, Emily Hubbard and Monica Sestito, have had their Studio Arts work shortlisted for Top Arts and Charlotte Nanfra has been shortlisted for Top Designs for her Visual Communication Design work.
The School warmly congratulates Year 10 students, Caroline Xue and Sathya Thavendran, on their selection into the University of Melbourne’s 2015 Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars program.
Congratulations Joanna Weston (Class of 2011) who has been selected for the Australian Fast5 team that will compete in November’s Fast5 Netball World Series in New Zealand.
It was with great pride that we farewelled the Class of 2013 at this week’s Valedictory celebrations.
An intimate group of approximately twenty students, all with dreams of strutting the stage, had the opportunity to talk to Marg Downey (Class of 1979) about life in the performing arts.
On Saturday 12 October, the second annual ‘Small Pleasures Luncheon’ was held in the Florence Buckley Hall to raise money for the Sacré Cœur Small Pleasures Fund.
Congratulations to Year 11 student, Bertille Dalle, who achieved first place in Victoria in the Year 12 oral section of the Alliance Française Berthe Mouchette Competition.
Year 11 students Eliza, Sangita, Elena and Karen achieved a second place in the Senior Theatre division of the RoboCup Junior Australian National Championships, held in Brisbane.
Twenty positions of leadership – the Blue Ribbons – were announced at a Special Assembly today.
Today we celebrated Coloured Ribbon Day to raise funds for the Love Courage Hope Foundation.
Sacré Cœur warmly congratulates Cathy McGowan (Class of 1971) on her successful election to the seat of Indi.
An unprecedented four students have been selected to attend the 2014 NYSF in January 2014.
Schools are certainly busy places but a number of our students have enjoyed recent successes at competitions held outside of school.
Although the weather is still feeling a little wintry, the Sacré Cœur gardens are definitely looking like spring!
Sacred Heart Week is a beautiful tradition at Sacré Cœur and in our 125th year it is especially poignant.
Class of 2012 student, Carla Massaria, has won an Australian Student Prize for academic excellence.
Sacré Cœur celebrated its musical heritage at the 125 Year Whole School Music Concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre last night.
Sacré Cœur welcomes ten students from Sacred Heart schools in France, USA and Japan as part of the School’s annual Exchange Program.
On Monday, Year 9 students were treated to a funny and inspiring presentation by author and columnist, Danny Katz.
Congratulations to Emma Hodge and Bernadette Toohey who are the recipients of a prestigious Premier’s Award for studies undertaken in 2012.
Over seventy past Captains, Vice Captains and Duxes gathered in the Kirby room on Saturday to enjoy a luncheon celebrating leadership in our 125 Year anniversary.
The Year 12s headed with their teachers to the local coffee shops to raise money for the Prahran Mission Café.
Year 10s were treated to an insight into the mind of the political cartoonist this morning with a visit from Herald Sun cartoonist, Mark Knight.
A Memorial Service for Sr Margaret Lentaigne RSCJ, much loved member of the Barat Community for many years who passed away in early May, was held last Thursday in the School Chapel.
On Monday , Joigny students in Prep, Years 1 and 2 met Network Ten’s Totally Wild presenter, Natalie Hunter and Producer, Kylie Smith to further enhance their inquiry into animals.
Close to 400 mothers and daughters came along to our annual celebration of Mothers and Daughters – the Mother Daughter Mass and Breakfast on Sunday.
Congratulations to Stuart House who won House Arts Festival trophy 2013
On Saturday, our Blue Ribbon Co-Captains Anna Xue and Kathleen Shirer helped coordinate a number of fellow student volunteers who manned the Snow-Cone stall at the Xavier Maytime Fair.
Eighteen teams competed in an Ambrose event for the 2013 Sacré Cœur Foundation Golf Day on Monday 29 April and helped raise funds for the Sacré Cœur Foundation Building Fund.
As an ongoing commitment to the building of our faith community we have been able to offer to both students and staff more opportunities to celebrate Mass on a regular basis. This increase in offerings is due to the generosity of Fr Hien Vu from St Michael’s, Ashburton.
“The building of community as a Christian value” is this year’s focus goal and yesterday, the School shone in the way it lived out this Sacred Heart goal with over 1000 people enjoying two major events.
In what was a fabulous community event on the weekend, the School raised over $5600 in its inaugural McGrath Foundation Pink Stumps Twenty 20 Cricket match on Sunday.
Congratulations to our Year 12 students on the wonderful results they have attained for their VCE examinations.
Ten pieces of artwork from students from Prep to Year 12 have been selected for the CEO Visual Art Exhibition in March 2013.
Year 12 students, Lauren Conti and Stephanie Rogers, have been shortlisted for the VCAA Top Designs exhibition which forms part of the VCAA Season of Excellence program.
Congratulations to Year 10 students, Emily Coady and Sangita Iyer, who have been selected for the University of Melbourne's prestigious Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar's Program.
Twenty large boxes chock-full with backpacks left Sacré Cœur last week on their mission to bring smiles to the faces of 90 poverty stricken children who attend the Sacred Heart Learning Centre in Samar, Philippines.
Year 10 Drama students yesterday staged a modern version of the Greek tragedy Antigone.
What a beautiful 24 hours we have enjoyed with our Year 12s. Mass and a Valedictory celebration with their parents on Tuesday evening were followed by the traditional Valedictory breakfast enjoyed with the Principal, the Leadership Team, the Barat community and their teachers on Wednesday morning.
Thousands of people attended our biennial French Village Fair on Saturday and once again, the spirit of the Sacré Cœur community was captured by the joy, love and laughter present on the School grounds.
Not many buildings can boast such a creative “ribbon cutting” ceremony as our new Janet Erskine Stuart Centre when Sr Joan Pender RSCJ used a silver mallet to smash rubber tubing that had been soaked in liquid nitrogen.
In a special Assembly held in the Hall this afternoon, our new Blue Ribbon leaders for 2012 / 13 were announced to the entire senior school staff and students.
Year 9 students braved Melbourne’s unpredictable weather in the last few weeks to assist the Kinglake community with tree-planting, clean-up and restoration projects.
Congratulations to the Year 10 group who entered the RoboCup Junior Victoria competition and took out the state title for Senior Dance Theatre champions.
Sacré Cœur dads were treated to an early Father’s Day today as the girls brought their cherished dads to School participate in the annual Father’s Day Mass and Breakfast.
The annual Formation to Mission Conference was held at Burke Road last week and our Kirby Centre was filled with guests from Kincoppal-Rose Bay, Stuartholme, Baradene College and Sacré Cœur.
Last week our students participated in numerous activities to celebrate National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day.
Year 12 student Lexi Saul has been awarded a great start to her future career with a cadetship from the accountancy firm, Ferrier Hodgson.
Sacré Cœur is pleased to offers scholarships for entry into Years 9, 10 and 11 in 2013.
Four Sacré Cœur students have headed to Brisbane this week to participate in the Stuartholme’s Rich Task Week.
Year 10 student Claudia Sullivan and Year 7 student Melanie Nagle have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Silk Cut Awards.
The School is immensely proud to announce that Class of 2011 students, Stephanie Lightfoot, Anna McDermott and Vanessa Nanfra, have been awarded VCE Premier’s Awards.
Ten Year 11 students and two of their teachers spent a cold night on the gym floor last night to raise money for City Mission.
Over 160 people enjoyed the first of our annual Shining Light Dinners and listened to guest speaker, Ms Christine Nixon, give a truly inspirational speech about leadership.
The Sacré Cœur community welcomed staff and Year 12 students from Korowa Anglican Girls’ School to the schools’ annual Ecumenical service.
Rock Frogs, multiple Hansels and Gretels, Fairy Godmothers and Goldilocks and the Three Bores were amongst a wondrous cast of colourful characters in this year’s Joigny Musical – Fairy Tale Soup.
Congratulations Class of 2011 student, Stephanie Lightfoot, who has been awarded the Australian Student Prize.
On Thursday, sixteen Joigny students received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.
Sacré Cœur has celebrated its annual Week of Prayer in a number of reflective and faith-based activities and today we celebrate the Feast day of our Foundress, St Madeleine Sophie Barat.
On Tuesday night, over 60 mothers (and one proud father) along with some staff members and special guest presenters came together for an evening of activities designed to enhance and build upon the connection between mother and daughter.
In a hotly contested event that pitched the ancient worlds against each other, Digby’s creative depiction of Meso-America was a triumph at this year’s Arts Festival.
Over 400 mothers and daughters gathered on a chilly Sunday morning to participate in a Mass which celebrated the pivotal roles of mothers in our lives.
Over sixty mums and dads from Prep to Year 6 came back to school on Thursday for a parent information session on contemporary maths learning.
Year 6 parents were delighted by the range of action plans presented by their daughters in the Year 6 Action Project – the Leader in Me.
In response to parent requests, the School is hosting a series of cyber safety workshops for parents of students from Years 5 to 9 facilitated by cyber safety expert, author and psychologist, Ms Tena Davies.
It was a culmination of six weeks work that saw the Year 9 students proudly displaying their printed Zines at the Notre Monde Expo last week.
The Top Arts and Top Designs exhibition will both open this week. Art and design works from Class of 2011 students, Bronte Berenger and Jessica Xuan will be on display.
Over sixty dads and their daughters strode the red carpet to the School’s Kirby Centre last night to learn how to make movies using their iPads at the Dads and Daughters iMovie Night.
Madeline Wood, Class of 2011, will be awarded the Julia Flynn Memorial Prize by the Catholic Education Office in a special presentation this weekend.
Students from Prep to Year 12 today donned purple ribbons in celebration of International Women’s Day.
In celebration of World Maths Day, Joigny students from Years 1 to 6 had the opportunity to compete online in mathematics games with students from all over the world.
The School will hold its annual Open Day this Sunday 4 March from 1pm to 4pm.
High achievers of the Classes of 2011 and 2010 were celebrated at the annual High Achievers assembly last Thursday.
We welcome back the fourteen Years 11 and 12 students and two staff members who participated over the summer holidays in the inaugural Antipodeans Abroad Expedition to India and the Himalayas.
Class of 2011 students, Bronte Berenger and Jessica Xuan, have had their works selected for the Top Arts and Top Designs exhibitions.
Sacré Cœur has again achieved outstanding VCE results including a rare perfect ATAR score of 99.95 from the Dux of the School, Stephanie Nesbit.
On Monday night, the school community came together in the name of sport for the Celebration of Sport Evening. This event recognises the teams, and the individuals within those teams, who play such an important role in making sport so significant at Sacré Cœur.
Our senior students always speak highly of the amazing guidance and advice given to them by our Careers Counsellor, Mrs Pauline Steedman, and this has been validated through her achievement of the 2011 CEAV David Osborne Regional Careers Award.
Over 1000 parents, students and staff attended the new look Speech Night at the fabulous Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre last night.
Exciting news from The Arts faculty this week as we receive news that four students have been shortlisted for Top Arts, and seven students have had their artwork selected for the Catholic Education Office annual visual arts exhibition in 2012.
All Sacré Cœur families, past and present, are invited to a Mass and Picnic on Monday 28 November to farewell Mrs Ros Leyden upon her retirement at the end of 2011.
To add to the accolades that our girls are achieving across many subject areas, we congratulate Year 8 students Vishwethaa and Sathya on attaining Distinctions in the recent 2011 Maths Enrichment Stage.
It was with great pride that Sacré Cœur farewelled the Class of 2011 at the Valedictory celebrations on Thursday 27 October.
As works get well underway for our new Science buildings, our students continue to achieve amazing results in this discipline.
Once again Sacré Cœur students have distinguished themselves in the annual Alliance Française Berthe Mouchette Poetry Competition with many of them having received a Mention Très Honorable (High Commendation) and a Mention Honorable (Commendation).
Sacré Cœur has scooped the pools in the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Chemical Analysis Competition with our best ever results - five teams placed in the top eight places.
Over 100 Joigny Junior School children participated in the Joigny Walk Safely to School Day today.
Over seventy guests attended an afternoon tea held by the Alumnae Association in the Kirby yesterday to celebrate alumnae who have children in the School.
Fantastic results for Year 10 student, Christina Damicoucas, who was awarded state winner and Year 7 student, Irene Wang, who came second in the state in the recent Alliance Française Berthe Mouchette competition.
Current and past Sacré Cœur fathers are invited to the Inaugural Sacré Cœur Foundation Brownlow Medal Night hosted by 3AW’s Tony Leonard on Monday 26 September.
Feel the beat of those dancing feet...on the avenue I'm taking you to...172 Burke Road!
On 3 September, two secondary teams and three primary teams participated in the Tournament of Minds Regional Tournament and we congratulate all those who participated.
This morning Mary Boberic from Red Group spoke to our Years 1 and 2 girls about the exciting recycling initiative the school is undertaking through the RED Project.
Year 9 students competed in a “MasterChef” team challenge where they were given a budget and 45 minutes each for an entree, main course and dessert – all cooked on a trangia camping stove.
On Thursday the School left plastic wrapped lunches behind and participated in a Nude Food Day – an entirely student-driven initiative.
The students, from Years 8 to 11, will participate in this tradition of tennis involving our sister schools.
Last Friday 17 Sacré Cœur students participated in the RoboCup Junior State Finals.
Year 11 Student Katherine Power has been selected to attend the prestigious National Youth Science Forum and will head to Canberra in January 2012.
The achievements of our girls at the recent Girls’ Sport Victoria Track and & Field Carnival elevated some of them in to the upper echelon of Sacré Cœur performances (Top 10) over the past 11 years of our involvement in GSV.
On Tuesday Sacré Cœur hosted the Annual Latin Reading Competition and we congratulate Year 10 student Deirdre Mair who came third in the State Finals. This comes hot on the heels of recent Junior and Senior school successes in the Alliance Française Poetry Competition.
As part of the 125 Years celebrations in 2013, we are now calling for nominations from our community of people who have made a significant contribution to the School in its 125 year history.
Sacré Cœur immerses itself in all things scientific in celebration of National Science week.
The annual Father Daughter Mass and Breakfast is always a special date in the calendar for our community and again we invite dads to spend a special morning with their daughter/s at Sacré Cœur on Friday 26 August 2011.
The School is well into its annual Sacred Heart Week celebrations as we pay tribute to our distinctive Sacred Heart education and live out our 2011 focus goal - ‘A Social Awareness That Impels to Action’.
Mary Spanos (Year 10), Isabella Smith (Year 7) and Vanessa Nanfra (Year 12) were selected to go to the Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD) Australasian Scholarships Competition in Sydney last weekend.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has written to four Year 7 students in response to a letter and petition they sent to her earlier in the year.
Year 12 student Joanna Weston has been offered a cadetship with KPMG commencing in 2012.
As part of this week’s Notre Monde activities, a group of Year 9 students have had their letter to the Editor published in the Herald Sun newspaper.
Staff and students have donned wizard-like apparel and round glasses, the Brown Stairs have begun to move and House Quidditch is being played on the front oval.
A team of eight Year 7 students participated in the da Vinci Decathlon held at MLC on Tuesday and achieved a first in the science discipline.
The inaugural Celebration of Sport evening was held in the Florence Buckley Hall on Tuesday 28 June.
On Thursday evening, our Year 3 students made their First Reconciliation in our beautiful Chapel.
Joigny Junior School embraced the principles of re-using and recycling by holding their lunchtime Book Swap in the Hall today.
Principal, Ms Maureen Ryan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Janine Hogan to succeed Mrs Ros Leyden as Head of Joigny Junior School from January 2012.
Resilience was the word for the Senior School girls who competed in the House Athletics event yesterday in wintry, windy conditions.
Sacré Cœur welcomes eleven students from Sacred Heart schools in France and USA as part of the School’s annual Exchange Program.
Year 12 students will participate in the annual prayer service with our neighbour Korowa Anglican Girls' School on Thursday morning.
For the first time, artworks by Sacré Cœur students will be on display at the annual Independent School's Victoria Art Exhibition.
Carla has been selected in the under 16 Water Polo team for the 2011 School Sport Australia Water Polo Championships in June.
Over 120 girls from Years 7 to 12 participated in the Rio Tinto Big Science competition yesterday.
Year 12 student Stephanie Lightfoot is the recipient of a Premier's Award for Legal Studies.
Year 12 students supported the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea by putting on a gold coin donation morning tea for staff and students in the School’s library today.
To celebrate this important event in our calendar – a number of activities and events have been planned including a twilight Retreat for staff.
Over 80 women attended the Alumnae Association’s Mass and Annual General Meeting yesterday.
Forty girls assisted at the Pathways Centre in Glenburn, where they helped clean up a site and another forty girls assisted in the Kinglake area.
The School will hold an information morning and school tours on Friday 20 May at 9.15am.
Mr Rohan Long from Melbourne Water spoke to the Years 3 and 4 students about Melbourne’s frog population today.
Matthew Wright, Executive Director of Beyond Zero Emissions organisation, told our Year 12 students today that the choice for a future with renewable energy was still in their hands.
Year 8s have begun the two-week Citycite program where they will explore the city of Melbourne and undertake independent research projects.
Sacré Cœur has launched its exciting Year 9 program for 2012 and beyond– Notre Monde (Our World).
Last week, Sacré Cœur Glen Iris was privileged to host the annual ANZNet Conference involving our sister schools in Australia and New Zealand.
Sacré Cœur students switched off lights and computers in support of Earth Hour.
Sacré Cœur welcomed Sr Caroline Joy Luz RSCJ and nine PhD (Educational Administration) who visited the School as part of a study tour.
Year 9 students at Sacré Cœur are saying a definitive NO to bullying. In support of “Say no to bullying” week last week, Year 9 student Kaila Bianco took it upon herself to rally her classmates to the cause.
Year 4 student Rebecca Raffaele and Year 12 (2010) student Lara Milsteed have won prizes in the annual Catholic Education Office Visual Arts Exhibition.
Year 12 student, Bridget Leggatt, has been accepted into the Theatre Studies performances for Top Class at the Recital Centre on 1 April.
To acknowledge the 10 year anniversary of Girls Sport Victoria and our association with GSV since its inception, Sacré Cœur is holding a Team of the Decade evening on Saturday 26 February 2011.
The Sacré Cœur community raised $1650 in a gold coin fundraiser for flood victims last Friday.
Year 10 student, Laura Cutroni and Year 9 students, Eliza Garlepp and Sarah Gordon are off to Stuartholme, our sister school in Brisbane, as part of an ANZNET exchange opportunity - Moving Opera.
Three Sacré Cœur students have been invited to exhibit their work in the Top Design and Top Arts VCE Season of Excellence exhibition and three have been selected to audition for Top Acts.
The Principal, Maureen Ryan and the staff of Sacré Cœur warmly congratulate the Class of 2010.
Year 12 student, Madeleine Hale, will tour through Europe for three weeks in January with the Chamber Strings of Melbourne.
The Year 5 Choir delighted shoppers at Chadstone today as they sang Christmas Carols in Melbourne’s fashion capital.
The Musicians and Choirs of Joigny Junior school performed for our beloved Barat community Sisters as well as parents and friends in a short concert on Wednesday afternoon.
Year 12 student Anabelle Smith has won the 3m Springboard event at the Australian Open Diving Championship giving Anabelle her first national title.
The Year 8 Writers’ Group today launched the novels they have spent the last two terms writing and perfecting.
Matilda Holden, Charlotte Stoltz, Nina Wyatt and Ashini Nanyakkakara have been shortlisted for the VCE 2011 Top Arts and Top Designs exhibitions, as part of the VCE Season of Excellence awards.
Our very own Brynmawr Buskers, a string quartet comprised of Year 9 students, played at the Young Australian Art & Writers Awards evening at the Hilton last Saturday.
The achievements of Sacré Cœur over 2010 were celebrated at the annual Speech Night held on Wednesday 17 November at the Melbourne Town Hall.
The Preps all had a go at being mini firefighters today when the Fire Brigade came to visit.
Sacré Coeur won the “Best Production” Award in this year’s Japanese Video Festival Contest organised by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
Year 9 girls attended the Go Girls, Go for IT seminar this week.
Year 8 student, Madelin Craig, ran her own Girls Night In event last week and raised $925 for the Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day.
It was with great pride that Sacré Cœur farewelled the Class of 2010 at the Valedictory celebrations on Wednesday 20 October.
Year 8 student Kate Power performed in the Australian Ballet Company’s production of Nutcracker at the Melbourne Arts Centre in September.
Mr Mark Oski and Year 10 student Alexandra Saul will be representing the school at the Canonisation of Mary MacKillop in Rome on the weekend.
Sacré Cœur Prep students are finalists in the Yarra Valley Water 2010 National Water Week short film competition.
Year 12 student, Anabelle won her first Commonwealth Games medal yesterday.
Year 11 student Annabel Ellison has qualified for the Australian team for the Taekwondo World Championships to be held in Wellington in March 2011.
Sacré Cœur students won nine bursaries in this year's Science Talent Search Competition organised by the Science Teachers Association of Victoria.
Our own Anabelle Smith embarks on her Commonwealth Games adventure today as she jets off to China today for a four-day training camp before heading to Delhi.
Fantastic news from the science faculty as two Year 11 students are chosen to participate in the Monash University Chemistry Challenge and three teams of Year 12 students are placed in the top 10 in the State for the Victorian RACI Chemistry Titration Stakes.
Mel Rak, Class of 2009, attended the third Insights @ Brekkie to speak to our current Year 12s as they prepare for their final weeks of classes.
Amazing success for Joigny as one team goes through to the Tournament of Minds State Finals and two teams received Honours for their efforts last weekend.
Year 10 student, Louisa Guo, has just completed her LMus examination in Piano Performance. This is the ultimate exam in the Australian Music Examinations Board system.
This is how Artist-in-Residence, Gregg Brown described the process of making a short claymation animation film “Backflips and Butterflies” with our Year 5 students.
Sacré Cœur and De La Salle senior students present an adventurous interpretation of this enchanting tale.
The Sacré Cœur Past Parents’ and Friends’ Association proudly presents Piano Masterworks, a recital by virtuoso pianist Anthony Halliday in the School Chapel on Friday 17 September.
Year 11 student, Sinem Gultekin has been selected to participate in the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra in January 2011.
Sacré Cœur congratulates Jane Turner on receiving a prestigious Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award.
The Year 6 Dance team won the RoboCup State final held at ScienceWorks last Friday.
The third i@B will take place on Thursday 2 September in Kirby Centre.
All the Year 6s and a team of Year 9 students will compete in the RoboCup Regional competition held in Toorak on Saturday 31 July.
For the first time, Sacré Cœur hosted the annual Classical Association of Victoria inter-school Latin Reading Competition which took place on Tuesday 27 July.
Year 10 student, Isabella Genobile, won a silver medal at the 4th World Taekwondo Culture Expo in Korea during the recent school holidays.
Year 11 student, Sinem Gultekin, won three medals at the Australian Business Week program held at our sister school Stuartholme in Brisbane last week.
Superior-General Kathleen Conan, representative of the General Council, Sister Hiroko Okui and Provincial Council member Sister Diana Hayes, visited the School on Monday 26 July.
Parenting expert, Michael Grose, attended a Professional Development day at Sacré Cœur to share parenting insights with our staff, based on his vast experience.
Sacre Cœur's own Anabelle Smith has qualified for the 2010 Commonwealth Games Diving Team in the 3 metre, Platform and Platform Synchro events in Delhi, India.
Public Speaking aficionado Annabel Ellison has won the state finals of the Rostrum Voice of Youth competition.
2009 students Anna Rodway and Zoe Papageorgiou have been awarded Premier’s Awards for their VCE studies.
All Year 12 students are invited to the second “i@B (Insights at brekky)” for 2010 on Friday 18 June.
Sacré Cœur’s new Wilmer Kirby Centre - a project funded by the Federal Government's Building Education Revolution, was officially opened on Thursday 6 May 2010.
Sacré Cœur was rated 38 out of Australia’s top 100 schools for Reading in the Years 7 to 9 category in a table published in the Weekend Australian this week.
Year 12 (2009) student, Rebecca Hetherington has been selected to perform at the Top Class - Dance, as part of the VCE Season of Excellence.
With the opening of our new café in the renovated Kirby Centre all Year 12 students are invited to i@B which stands for Insights at Brekky.
Sacré Cœur has won its first Diving Premiership by taking out the Division 2 Championship at MSAC on 16 March.
Year 12 student and champion Diver, Anabelle Smith won a Bronze medal at the 2010 FINA Russian Grand Prix held from 5-7 March in Moscow.
On the first morning of the 2010 school year, new Principal, Ms Maureen Ryan, urged the girls to “make 2010 the year you decide- that you matter! Remind yourself that you are worth it; you will risk it and try something new; you will give something back to the community and you will give to those less fortunate than yourselves.”
Celeste Watson, who completed her Year 12 in 2009, has had her work for Visual Communication and Design Unit 4 selected for the Top Designs exhibit at the Melbourne Museum.
Our languages students continue to shine with outstanding successes in the ACER Language Competence Testing across the senior school.
Year 7 student, Georgia Quinn, has had her work published in the November edition of Oz Kids in Print.
Two Year 10 girls, Stephanie Khaw and Stephanie Nesbit have been accepted into Melbourne University's Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program.
Year 12 student, Meg Musarra, has been awarded a Monash Student award for Enhancement Studies in Biology.
Year 10 student, Annabel Ellison is bound for Argentina in November to compete as a junior in the ITF Taekwondo World Championships.
“Don’t invent your leaders; identify them, they are already there,” counseled Principal, Mr John Fox to the Years 7-11 students who voted for the School’s 2010 student leaders, the Blue Ribbons. And indeed they did identify them.
Year 7 student, Amy Chew, was the State runner up in the recent Alliance Francaise poetry recital competition.
Year 1 girls came back to school in their pyjamas last week for beautiful Prayers in Pyjamas ceremony.
Sacré Cœur students create and donate home-made quilts and pillows to Melbourne's homeless.
Sacré Cœur science students came first, second and third in the Victorian Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Chemistry Titration competition.
Over forty Primary and Secondary Sacré Cœur students participated in the recent Tournament of Minds competition, with one Primary team winning the Language and Literacy section and going through to the State Finals to be held in September.
The community recently farewelled twenty International Exchange students who had spent two months visiting the ‘House’ as part of the Sacred Heart International Exchange Program.
National Science Week was capped off this year with notification that Year 11 student, Monica Pham, has been chosen to attend a Rotary National Youth Science Forum in Canberra in January 2010.
Year 9 student, Morgan Welch, will sing for the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, at the Vatican as part of a three and a half week tour to Hong Kong, France and Italy.
Year 6 students participated in a joint City of Stonington and Duldig Studio artist-in-residence program.
Students from Sacré Cœur and De La Salle College will collaborate in a music and fun-filled production of Hot Mikado!
Year 11 student Anabelle Smith won four gold medals in the recent Australian Junior Elite Diving Championships.
Fifty two Sacré Cœur students participate in RoboCup competition.
Sacré Cœur students participated in a focus group for Penguin Publishing last Thursday.
Year 4 girls hosted a cake and produce stall to raise money for their sustainability project.
The Australian Youth Ambassador for the United Nations, Chris Varney, meets the SRC.
Sacré Cœur students declared last Wednesday "ECO” day.
Class of 2008 student Monash 'Star of Science'
The Board of Sacré Cœur and the Provincial of the Religious of the Sacred Heart are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Maureen Ryan to succeed Mr John Fox as Principal of the School from 1 January 2010.