I am delighted to welcome you to Sacré Coeur, a Catholic school educating girls from Prep to Year 12 in the Sacred Heart tradition.
A Sacred Heart Education is steeped in history that originates in France. Our Founder, St Madeleine Sophie Barat, founded the Society of Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (RSCJ) in 1800. Madeleine Sophie was committed to educating young women with a focus on both the curriculum (academic endeavour) and the students’ formation of character. She also believed in the transforming power of women and their role in society.
Over two hundred years later, this same spirit of endeavour and focus on the holistic education of each child lies at the heart of all our decision making and learning.
Our students often refer to the School as their second home as they feel a sense of belonging and connection to their lived experience. The joy of laughter, the gift of wonder, the sharing of talents, the forging of friendships and the diversity of opportunity is all evidenced in the girls’ schooling. The encouragement to raise one’s voice, challenge opinions, and to think globally as women who seek to make a difference in their world are celebrated within a Sacré Coeur education.
We are privileged to belong to an international Sacred Heart family of 150 schools across 41 countries. We have the opportunity to attend conferences together, engage in shared programs with staff and students, participate in international student and staff exchanges and support social justice initiatives around the globe. These connections enhance our thinking and acting with a global mindset.
Many Sacred Heart schools share five Sacred Heart goals which inform our practice:
- A personal and active faith in God
- A deep respect for intellectual values
- Building community as a Christian value
- A social awareness that impels to action
- Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom
Each goal helps shape each girl by raising her confidence within a safe and nurturing community.
Our school 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.
I invite you to join us for a discussion and tour so you too can discover the difference a Sacré Coeur education can make to your daughter and family. Please contact our Registrar to make an appointment.