Principal's Message

Stephen DooleyOur commitment at Sacred Heart College stems from the privilege of our responsibility. 

Making boys into courageous Marist Men is a statement we take seriously. Our purpose for existing is to turn these words into reality for parents who seek something different from secular society’s values and norms. 

Our commitment is authentic as we strive to make young men of authenticity - authentic in faith, character and aspiration. 

Two hundred years ago, Marcellin Champagnat, a visionary young French Priest, was captured with courageous spirit to inspire a community of humble people with servant hearts. This example of humble service through the Marist Brothers is the cornerstone of our school values and ethos. 

The Sacred Heart graduate will be counter-cultural against society’s norms. He will stare challenges in the face with resilience and excitement. His character and faith journey will give the necessary courage to be a man of depth and compassion, resolve and simplicity of spirit, excellence and humility - the type of well-rounded man who will make a difference with their difference. 

From the beginning of Year 7 your sons will be enculturated into the expectations of “confortare” - to be a Marist Man of courage:

  • Courage to seekan authentic faith
  • Courage to aspirefor personal academic excellence
  • Courage to advocatefor the vulnerable
  • Courage to belongthrough full representation in extracurricular life

For boys, community is oxygen and your sons will find at Sacred Heart that community is cherished - the strength of it, the wholeness of it, and the blessings that comes with it. 

 

In the Heart of St Marcellin 

 

Stephen Dooley

Principal