Who We Are
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School opened in 1983, with two Sisters of St Joseph and two lay teachers. Classes for one Kindergarten, one Year One and one Year Two were conducted in temporary classrooms.
The construction of Stage One of the permanent school buildings commenced in 1984 and were occupied in 1985. By 1985, the Principal was the only representative of the Sisters of St Joseph. Stage Two buildings commenced construction in 1987. By then, there were two classes each of Kindergarten to Year Three, and one each of Years Four, Five and Six.
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary was also included in the Disadvantaged Schools Program (DSP) from 1987, with successful submissions for Music and a Community Liaison project. Involvement in this project continued in 1988 with the funding for Music and implementation of a Language project being continued, along with participation in “Meet-a-Mate”.
The Sisters of St Joseph withdrew in late 1988, and in 1989 a lay Principal was appointed. Stage Three of the building project was completed in September 1989 and involvement in the DSP projects continued.
By 1990, student numbers were up to 396 and classes were two stream from Kindergarten to Year Six, for the first time. The Official Blessing and Opening of the school buildings took place on Sunday 13th May 1990. Bishop Bede Heather performed the Blessing and Mr Roger Price M.P. opened the buildings on behalf of the Federal Minister for Education. Sacred Heart’s involvement in the DSP program was discontinued at the end of 1990.
In recent years a major emphasis has been placed on Literacy and Numeracy, as well as Religious Education.
In 2007, the school began a major building project which saw the refurbishment of the Kindergarten, Year 5 and Year 6 rooms, the Library, and the Administration block. These new open learning spaces, allow for teaching and learning in the 21st Century.
In 2010, thanks to the Building Education Revolution Project (BER) undertaken by the Government, we were able to construct our new Multi Purpose Learning Area (MPLA). The Multi Purpose Learning Area was officially opened and blessed by Bishop Anthony Fisher.
The Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA), which covers the amphitheatre, was redesigned in 2014 to provide a much more useful space for students in various weather conditions. In 2015, a shade structure was constructed adjacent to the basketball court to provide students with additional weather protection.
In October 2016, Information Technology was upgraded in every learning space to include 165cm (65 inch) television monitors connected to Apple TV, wireless document cameras and new iPads. This technology ensures our students are 21st century learners.