Sacre Coeur, Glen Iris

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Sacre Coeur, Glen Iris

Principal:  Mrs Adelina Melia-Douvos

E No.  E1020

Year Levels:  P to 12

Phone Number:  9835 2700

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Sacré Coeur was founded in 1888 and retains the best features of the great tradition of Sacred Heart education begun by St Madeleine Sophie Barat in France in 1800.


Sacré Coeur is a Catholic independent school for girls and belongs to the international Association of Sacred Heart Schools, which has schools in 41 countries. This network of Sacred Heart schools shares a number of common goals, which give these schools a distinctive spirit. The goals are:

• to nurture a personal and active faith in God
• to create a deep respect for intellectual values
• to develop a social awareness which impels to action
• to assist the building of community as a Christian value
• to encourage personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

The spiritual focus of Sacré Coeur, its curriculum, its co-curricular activities, its social structures and its formation of young women who are able to think for themselves and exercise a real influence on their world, all reflect the ideals of these goals.


Sacré Coeur provides an academically oriented education for girls. A wide range of subjects and activities are offered and, as our students are seen as potential candidates for higher education, the curriculum is designed accordingly. Small classes and highly professional teachers ensure that individual strengths and needs are accommodated. Each year, a Performing Arts Festival provides a great opportunity for girls to plan and perform in House groups. Throughout the year there are performances given by instrumental groups, vocal groups and solo performers. A drama production, a school musical and an instrumental concert are highlights of the school year.

Physical education is a core subject at Sacré Coeur through to Year 10, where students are encouraged to make full use of the large well-equipped gymnasium and spacious playing fields, including the tennis courts and hockey field. House competitions are offered in many activities, including swimming and athletics, netball, volleyball, and aerobics. At inter-school level, Sacré Coeur is a member of Girls Sport Victoria and enters a wide range of teams into these competitions.

School location

Address:  172 Burke Road
Glen Iris VIC 3146

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Eastern

Parish:  St Roch's