Sacred Heart College, Newtown

Sacred Heart College, Newtown

Principal:  Miss Anna Negro

E No.  E1027

Year Levels:  7 to 12

Phone Number:  5221 4211

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History:

Sacred Heart College is one of several Catholic secondary colleges in Victoria owned and administered by the Sisters of Mercy - a congregation of religious women founded by Catherine McAuley in Dublin in 1831. The school was established in 1860 as a day and boarding school. Until the 1970s the school had both boys and girls in primary level and girls as secondary boarders and day students. Since then the school has become a day school for girls' secondary education. Now in the '90s the school offers co-instruction for V.C.E. students with St. Joseph's College (a neighbouring boys' school).


Description:

Inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, and sustained by the Mercy tradition, we at Sacred Heart College, Geelong, a Catholic secondary school for girls, commit ourselves to a love of God, of life, of others and of learning. We, the community of Sacred Heart College value: Spirituality, Learning, Respect, Community and Social Justice. At Sacred Heart College, importance is given to a rich, broad curriculum which through participatory learning develops basic skills and makes accessible man's accumulated culture. The curriculum aims to maintain high academic standards by providing programmes which respond to changing needs of the school community.


Features:

Features: Middle school vertical curriculum, over 35 subjects offered at VCE level, renewals, prayer and meditation days and street retreats, sister school relationships with Japan and Italy, overseas homestay program, gifted and talented program, debating, choirs and instrumental ensembles, liturgical dance, performing arts festival, extensive outdoor education opportunities. Facilities: Three computer centres and a library with access to internet and CD ROM, senior common room, dance studio, art studios and gallery, darkroom, Gothic chapel with pipe organ, food technology centre, gymnasium, careers centre.

School location

Address:  Retreat Road
Newtown VIC 3220

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Western

Parish:  St Mary of the Angels