Pillars of Sacred Heart

pillar poster_editedAs contemporary Marist educators, we respond to the spiritual, educational and social needs of our students, leading by example and guided by our five Marist Pillars and two further Pillars, which have been identified in the living tradition of the school.

Our Pillar for 2019 is: Commitment to Diligence

A Commitment to Diligence is expressed through our teachers, supervisors, boarding staff and students working together to fulfil their potential in all aspects of College and Hostel life. Academic excellence is a valued goal, as is involvement in cultural and sporting activities.


Support for individuals and families in need: Marist education aims to support students and families in need. This includes spiritual, emotional and intellectual support.


A spirit of Simplicity is seen as a Gospel virtue; relationships are characterised by simplicity of expression. To this we link humility and modesty, making the three violets of our Marist tradition.

Family spirit

We relate to each other and our students as members of a family. This builds community amongst our staff, parents and our wider Sacred Heart College family.

Loyalty and pride

We are true to our tradition and recognise that Sacred Heart has contributed to the lives of our students, who are justly proud of their Catholic, Marist and Champagnat heritage.

Presence for others

Boarding and teaching staff at Sacred Heart aim to provide a pedagogy of presence – to be ‘present’ for each other, listen and to provide a good example.

In the Way of Mary

Our spirituality is expressed through our devotion to Mary's attitude towards others and towards God: "All to Jesus through Mary. All to Mary for Jesus."