Sacred Heart Goals
As part of an international network of schools, each committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart schools. Known as the Goals, these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified mission. At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each student possesses unique gifts. Our role is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community.
Personal and Active Faith in God
Rooted in the love of Jesus Christ, the school promotes a personal relationship with God and fosters the spiritual lives of its members. The school seeks to form its students in the attitudes of the heart of Jesus expressed in respect, compassion, forgiveness and generosity. The entire school programme explores one's relationship to God, to self, to others, and to all creation. Members of the school community engage in personal and communal prayer, reflection and action. The entire school’s core values affirm that there is meaning and value in life and fosters a sense of hope in the individual and in the school community. We encourage an understanding of and deep respect for the religions of the world. The school presents itself to the wider community as a Christ-centred institution and as an expression of the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
Respect for Intellectual Values
We develop and implement a curriculum based on the Goals and Criteria, educational research and ongoing evaluation. Sacred Heart provides a rigorous education that incorporates all forms of critical thinking and inspires a life-long love of learning. Our development program promotes and supports aesthetic values and the creative use of the imagination. We offer a variety of teaching and learning strategies that recognise the individual needs of the students. As a designated teaching school, we provide ongoing professional development for faculty and staff. Members of the school community model and teach ethical and respectful use of technology.
Social Awareness that Impels us to Action
The school educate to a critical consciousness that leads its total community to analyse and reflect on the values of society and to act for justice. Sacred Heart High School support associations that offer help to socially disadvantaged, marginalised and those suffering from poverty and injustice. In our multicultural world, the school prepares and inspires students to be active, informed, and responsible citizens locally, nationally, and globally. The school teaches respect for creation and prepares students to be stewards of the earth's resources.
Community as a Christian Value
The school implements an ongoing plan for educating both staff and students in the heritage and mission of Sacred Heart education. The school promotes a safe and welcoming environment in which each person is valued, cared for and respected. The school aims to instil the principles of non-violence, conflict resolution and peace-making. The school participates actively in the national and international networks of Sacred Heart schools.
All members of the school community show respect, acceptance and concern for themselves and for others. School policies and practices promote self-discipline, responsible decision-making, and accountability. Students grow in self-knowledge and develop self-confidence as they learn to deal realistically with their gifts and limitations. School provide programmes for recognising, nurturing and exercising leadership in its many forms. The school provide opportunities for all members of the community to share their knowledge and gifts with others. All members of the school community take personal responsibility for balance in their lives and for their health and well-being.