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Our School Community

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assembly 350pxOur student population is drawn from Sacred Heart Parish. It is diverse in background, with about 15 per cent of families from language backgrounds other than English.  The Catholic enrolment of the school is well within the target set by the Catholic Education Office. The socio-economic base of the school is also diverse with about 15 per cent of families being eligible for the government’s Education Maintenance Allowance.

The staff is made up of 39 teaching and support staff. There is a good balance between staff with many years of experience and those new to teaching. Staff retention is high and there is a strong emphasis on developing leadership at our school.  The leadership team consists of the Principal, Deputy Principal, Lead Learner of Mathematics, Lead Learner of Curriculum, Lead Learner of Literacy, Lead Learner of Student Services and Lead Learner of Religious Education.

The Parents and Friends Association (P&F) and School Education Board actively support the principal, staff and community. As well as initiating and supporting social and fundraising initiatives, the P&F organises a fundraising function each term to support the school’s social justice focus. The Education Board also meets monthly to share information and prepare or ratify policies that impact on the school community.  Our school community is also supported by the Sacred Heart Out of Hours School Program, which provides a vital service to many families both before and after school.

Our enrolment and structure are stable, with student numbers  in 2016  at 447. Our class sizes range from 20–27. It is our practice to group the children in junior, middle and senior levels: 

  • 3 groups of preps 
  • 5 groups of students in Years 1 and 2
  • 5 groups of students in Years 3 and 4
  • 5 groups of students in Years 5 and 6
     
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