What are Year Representatives?
The system of Year Representatives works particularly well at our school. Any Sacred Heart parent can volunteer to be a Year Rep for their child's year. The role of a Year Rep is evolving to focus more on ‘pastoral care’ ie. connecting parents, buddying new families, encouraging parents’ to support in classroom and school activities, and coordinating social events that bring families together. Year representatives liaise with teachers and encourage all parents in the year group to become involved in planning and running events throughout the year.
School Houses: Champagnat, MacKillop, McAuley and Polding
There are four school colour houses at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School. Your child is placed into a colour house when they start school, siblings are in the same colour house. The school uniform sports polo shirt reflects the sports colour house ie. their collar should be either red, green, gold or blue.
Polding - Red
John Bede Polding OSB, was the first Roman Catholic Bishop and then Archbishop of Sydney. (1794-1877)
MacKillop - Green
Mary Helen MacKillop (1843-1909), as known as St Mary of the Cross, RSJ, was declared a saint by the Catholic Church.
Champagnat - Gold
Saint Marcellin Joseph Benedict Champagnat (1789-1840) was in France and was the founder of the Marist Brothers devoted to the Virgin Mary and dedication to education.
McAuley - Blue
Mother Catherine Elizabeth McAuley (1778 – 1841) was born in Ireland and founded the Sisters of Mercy. This order has always been associated with teaching.