Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Sacred Heart College is a vibrant learning community, founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, where all are called to reveal God to the world and to make our world a better place in which to live.

Our Mission

Sacred Heart College, a co-educational Catholic Secondary College in the Mercy tradition, educates, cares for and supports young people in the Macedon Ranges, Castlemaine and surrounding areas.

Our Goals

Sacred Heart College aspires to:

  • be the school of first choice for all Catholic families residing within our feeder parishes.
  • lead our community into communion with God.
  • foster interpersonal relationships that reflect the Mercy values of love, respect, justice, hope and service.
  • address the needs of students by providing a rich, positive and inclusive learning and teaching environment.
  • provide a safe learning environment which is well-resourced, designed to meet a range of contemporary educational purposes and which incorporates sustainable practices.

Our Actions

Sacred Heart College will:

  • be explicit in the teaching of our Catholic faith whilst respecting other religions.
  • give students, staff and parents opportunities to deepen their personal spirituality and the practice of their Christian faith.
  • emphasise relationships which reflect Mercy values and a Christian understanding of the dignity of the individual and where issues are resolved openly and honestly.
  • employ dedicated, professional staff who are valued and supported in their endeavours to foster faith development, to promote learning and to act as positive role models for students.
  • promote a learning and teaching culture which is student-centred and characterised by a joy of learning where thinking skills and creativity are nurtured.
  • promote excellence, encourage students to do their best and recognise effort and achievement.
  • offer a curriculum which embraces new technologies and understandings and which provides a diverse range of learning experiences.
  • encourage students to anticipate and respond to the needs of others and to understand and embrace their responsibility as members of the global community.
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