College Governance

With a supportive community and parents we strive to create the school of choice for all who visit and join our Mercy educational community.

Members of the Sacred Heart College Council in 2016 comprise:

Chairperson: Mr Paul Strang
Deputy Chairperson: Mr Jonathan Wheeler
Mr Craig Holmes (Principal)
Mrs Debra McNaughton (Deputy Principal)
Ms Julie Mortimer (Deputy Principal)
Mr Brian Cooper
Mr Matthew Stewart
Mr David De Grandi
Mrs Yvonne Pearce
Ms Sonya Floreani-Doherty
Minute Secretary: Mr Ian Mills (Director of Business)

College Advisory Councils

The College Advisory Council provides advice and support to the Principal and the Staff of the College. Members of the College Council are valued for their wisdom and the contribution they make to the functioning of the College and work together to ensure that the Mercy Ethos underpins the life of the College.

The purposes of the Council are as follows:-

  • To act as a consultative Council for the College and the Principal in the provision of Catholic education.
  • To promote the Mercy ethos and to ensure the charism is alive and central to all deliberations.
  • To assist the Principal and staff in policy making, including the formulation of foundational documents.
  • To assist in the preparation of the College budget and to recommend its adoption.
  • To provide advice concerning the financial administration of the College.
    This could include supporting the Principal with fund raising activities organised by auxiliary bodies associated with the College.
  • To give such practical support to the College as required in matters such as capital development, the maintenance of College facilities and equipment.
  • To take part in the strategic planning for the future operations of the College.
  • To assist generally in developing relationships both within the College community and between the College and the wider community.
  • To facilitate the welcome of parents and children new to the College.
  • To develop strategies for the local promotion of Catholic education.
  • To provide advice according to members expertise.

Membership of Council

4.1 The Council shall consist of no fewer than seven (7) and no more than twelve (12) members comprising the following:-

  1. The Principal;
  2. No fewer than six (6) and no more than eleven (11) persons appointed by the Principal, some of whom shall be parents of current students of the College. For full details please follow the link below to the Constitution for College Advisory Councils.