LIFE AT SACRED HEART
Emma Jamieson - Head Girl (2018 - 2019)
Celebrating my seventh year at Sacred Heart, I am more than happy to say that school has become a second home to me. The enjoyment I have and the endless support I have received has made my journey at Sacred Heart truly memorable.
As Sacred Heart’s philosophy goes, our school will never stop putting all of its time and effort into caring for us and pushing us as individuals to achieve and to become the upmost we can be. It is a loving, hard-working and accepting environment.
Continuing my studies here at A-Level has made this all the more evident to me; that as young women of the world, we thrive being in an environment which encourages female intelligence and achievement, and all-round success is a crucial step towards our personal-growth.
The reason I love Sacred Heart is that the staff here really care about you and do everything they can to make sure that you succeed. If you are having a bad day, that matters to them and they will take the time to talk to you about it.
As you progress to Sixth Form, life here gets even better. Because of the small class sizes, it’s a bit like having a one-to-one tutor all of the time, which is amazing. If I am finding something difficult to understand, all I have to do is ask and there will be someone there to help me – almost immediately.
Last week my Science teacher brought us all chocolate. He felt we needed cheering up. Nice!
I think the reason I really like being here is that it is an all-girl educational environment and everything is set up with girls in mind. Some of my friends that have left are finding the transition to a mixed school environment a bit difficult, and miss the friendly, supportive environment here. This is a girls’ school designed for girls, and that makes a difference. This feels right for me and I am really glad I am staying until I finish my A-Levels. Honestly, Sixth Form is really the best couple of years at Sacred Heart. It’s great. I think the younger girls should spend a day with us to see how cool it is!
When I first came to Sacred Heart I thought it was big and scary and that I would never get used to it.
We older girls know how the younger girls feel, and really enjoy helping them to settle in. We are a community. We do care. This is a nice place to be. It’s hard work, but it is a great place to get the work done. The big bonus is that we enjoy our time here.
Caring for people is a central message – we are encouraged to care for each other and also to get involved in charitable works. Being at Sacred Heart has taught me to think about the world around me, and when I leave at the end of this year, I will definitely continue to try and make a difference, where I can.
Sacred Heart is academic, but it is not all about exams. There are great things to do here. Art, drama, music. We go on great trips, explore our neighbourhood and do what we can to make school life better. In school, you are supported, but you are also supported to explore yourself – be the best that you can be. 10 A stars is not a measure of success here at Sacred Heart. Being a good person and making a difference is the most important thing.