Philosophy Statements

Here at Sacred Heart, we firmly believe all students enrolled, and any child visiting, have the right to feel safe and be safe in all school environments and outside of school hours.  The wellbeing of children in our care will always be our first priority and we have zero tolerance to child abuse.  We aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe and are free to enjoy life to the full without any concern for their safety.

Identity Statement:

‘An active learning community working in partnership with families,

inspiring strength through faith and love’

Sacred Heart’s philosophy reflects the distinctive needs of the learning community and aims to meet the needs of each individual student.  The educational principals of Spirituality, Personalisation, Authentic Inquiry, Community and Life Long Learners provide a framework to support, improve and enable learning and teaching to flourish in our school.

Spirituality – Spirituality is based on trusting relationships with ourselves, others and God. It allows us to connect, reflect, respond and contemplate in an environment of integrity and empathy. 

Personalisation – Through open and trusting relationships a deep knowledge of the individual learner is created.   This knowledge is used to plan for and support each individual learner’s needs.  The diversity of each learner’s interests, passions, learning, strength and challenges is acknowledged and embraced through contemporary learning and teaching practices.  All individuals value themselves and their contribution to the learning community, and are given opportunities to share their gifts as a learner.

Authentic Inquiry – Authentic inquiry helps learners make sense of the world around them as they wonder, plan, research, explore, analyse create and reflect.  This process is driven by passion and a curiosity to learn which is fostered through experiences that are relevant and meaningful to the learner.

Community – Positive relationships and teamwork involving our school, family, parish and wider communities form the foundations of Learning and Teaching at Sacred Heart.  We are committed to building just, collaborative relationships through sharing responsibility between parents, staff, and students.  We acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of our community, our interests, our strengths and challenges  and believe that learning is a co-operative, social activity fostered through a welcoming, supportive and open environment.

Life Long Learners – Lifelong learning creates responsible flexible individuals and problem solvers. Lifelong learning requires individuals to be responsible, respectful, resilient and adaptable through effective problem solving, exploration and intrinsic motivation.