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28th February Caritas Just Leadership
Day - Year 6
5th March Shrove Tuesday
6th March Ash Wednesday
Mass - Years 4 to 6
Whole School Assembly 2.20pm Mondays
Mondays & Thursdays 8am-12noon
Sports Uniform Days
Years 1 to 6 - Tuesdays & Fridays
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Sacred Heart School offers tuition in Prep to Year 6 within a caring, supportive, community-oriented environment. Our classrooms are equipped with the latest technology. Outdoor activities are catered for with large grassed playing areas, cement areas marked for games, fully shaded sandpits, and several colourful playgrounds covered by shade cloth and supported by soft fall. Our multi-purpose hall incorporates full sized basketball, netball and tennis facilities. The school grounds (4.7 hectares) also include an outdoors Multi-Purpose Court for tennis, basketball, netball and volleyball; an oval for football and cricket; and two cricket nets (synthetic turf).
As per our Mission Statement, the education offered at Sacred Heart aims to develop the knowledge, beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith; reflecting at all times on our vision to “Journey everyday with Jesus in our hearts”.
We endeavour to facilitate each child’s journey towards their potential through quality learning and teaching practices. The common goal shared between school and home is to support each child’s development:
We invite parents who are considering sending their child/children to Sacred Heart to visit the school, to view the facilities and speak with staff regarding any queries you may have.
Last Friday was our annual P&F Welcome Night and it was great to see so many families enjoying the evening. Our school is blessed to have such a fantastic P&F Association and I thank all the parents from the P&F involved in making the night such a success. The school’s P&F Association is a positive way to be involved with the school and I would strongly encourage you to come along to a meeting to see the work that they do to support the education of Sacred Heart students. The meetings usually only run for an hour and are light-hearted and enjoyable gatherings. The P&F meet this coming Monday evening (25th February) at 7 pm in the staffroom and I hope you will consider coming along.
I have been visiting the classrooms this week and I have been impressed with the way the students have been using Learning Intentions (LI) & Success Criteria (SC) to tune into their learning and the tasks they need to complete. A learning intention is a statement, created by the teacher, that describes clearly what the teacher wants the students to know, understand, and can do as a result of learning and teaching activities. Clear learning intentions should help students focus not just on the task or activity taking place but on what they are learning. Success criteria are linked to learning intentions. They are developed by the teacher and/or the student and describe what success looks like. They help the teacher and student to make judgements about the quality of student learning. Research shows that students who use LI’s and SC are more focused for longer periods of time, more motivated and active in their learning and better able to take responsibility for their own learning. If you do find yourself talking to your children about their day at school this week, ask them about some of the LI and SC they used in class that day. It will be a great way for them to reinforce and contextualise their own learning and it will be a great way for you to make a genuine connection to what’s happening at school.