Head Girls' Welcome
Sacred Heart is so much more than a school. It represents an ethos and a manual for life which extends far beyond the confines of the garth or the chapel. The essence of Sacred Heart is respect, love and moral compass, and I hope to have grown in these since my arrival in Year 7. Academic life at the school is rigorous and thriving and characterised by the nurturing and caring learning environment espoused by all teachers towards their pupils. There was never any doubt in my mind that this school would be where I would complete my A-level studies. Sacred Heart is an inclusive and welcoming school where all girls have the ability to thrive and acquire a skill set which will accompany them for the rest of their lives. I have felt supported and nurtured in my formative academic and personal years and I will take the role models of my teachers with me as I enter the next stage of my life.
When I think of Sacred Heart, I think of the word ‘family’. Just like a family, the school has seen me through sad and happy moments. I have always felt endless support and know that Sacred Heart will always be there for me when things change.
It is a place where I have been able to grow academically and explore all my talents and passions. The number of opportunities that Sacred Heart provides is immeasurable. These experiences along with the constant motivation from the teachers have allowed me to develop not only my knowledge but also my skills. The community has allowed me to find my voice, going from a shy girl in Year 7 to now, I have gained confidence and above all, I have strengthened my faith.
I am proud to call myself a student of Sacred Heart because it has shaped me into the person I am today by bringing out a part of me that I didn’t know I had. Although my journey at Sacred Heart is coming to an end, I know that, like a family, the school has become a part of me and if I ever need help, I know where to go.
The symbol of devotion that the ‘sacred heart’ represents generally is ever-present in the life of our school, which is why I have grown to love it so dearly. This sense of dedication perpetuated by Jesus is adopted by staff and pupils alike, through each and every event and experience at Sacred Heart and perfectly applied to our education, enrichment and personal growth. Sacred Heart has allowed me to develop my intellectual curiosity and self-reflection in a way that I don’t believe any other school can due to its unique fusion of the High Performance Learning Initiative and Five Sacred Heart Goals. One thing that I have learnt from my time here is how a community truly thrives and this involves the collective force of pupils and staff using their individual voices to hone the perfect Sacred Heart for us all to be a part of. Therefore, when the time comes for my journey here to end, I will leave with confidence and in the knowledge that I could not possibly forget the Sacred Heart family