The Loreto Sisters founded Sacred Heart School in 1965. Initially the school was situated at Tonbridge Way and operated as a single stream school.
During the early 80’s it was evident that the school would not be able to cope with the increased enrolments due to development in the area. The decision was made to move to our present site to accommodate a double stream school.
At the beginning of 1988 the Junior Primary classes were established and by 1994 the school had grown to a full double stream from Pre-Primary to Year Seven with a Special Education Centre. Four year old kindergarten commenced in 1997. Three year old kindergarten and before and after school care, began in 2006 and a purpose built Child Care Facility was opened in 2008. In 2015 we celebrate our 50th Anniversary any many events are planned throughout the year to celebrate this important milestone.
The school is appreciative of the efforts of previous Principals and School Board Chairpersons listed below:
|Year||School Principals||Board Chairperson|
|1965-1970||Sr. Kathleen Brennan||-|
|1971-1975||Sr. Helen Maguire||-|
|1976-1983||Sr. Maria Welch||Thomas O’Donnell
|1984-1986||Sr. Helen Murphy||Brian Cutjar|
|1987-1990||Sr. Victor Wright||David Sinden
|1991-1993||Geoff Hendriks||Margaret O’Neill|
|1994-1999||Patsy Runge||Tony Italiano
|2000-2003||Anne Nolan||Peter House
|2004-2008||Shane Baker||Patrick Bianchini
In 2004 several past Principals were remembered when the school adopted House names instead of the traditional faction colours. The House system operates with Welch, Maguire, Wright and Murphy and all students upon enrolment at the school are placed in a House. The school’s story has been captured on a DVD now and is presented to all new staff as par tof the Faith, Witness, Story staff accreditation and orientation programme.
The school has a sound reputation that was established by the commitment of the Loreto Sisters and is continued today by the commitment and dedication of staff and parents. The community is indebted to the Loreto Sisters and it is hoped that the traditions they have left behind will serve testimony to their presence.