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Explore Life at SHC

The College hosted our 2022 Discovery Day on Friday 25 March 2022. The event provides an opportunity for prospective families to visit the school and experience learning in action at SHC. College Tours are still available.

Visit SHC: 2022 Discovery Day

Explore life at Sacred Heart College

The College recently hosted our annual Discovery Day on Friday 25 March 2022. The event provides an opportunity for prospective families of Year 7 2023 to visit the school and experience learning in action at SHC. 

With the option to attend either a morning session or an afternoon session, all young visitors were encouraged to use a Discovery Day College map (provided) and explore the school areas and activities that spark their interest.

Families had an opportunity to meet Principal Anna Negro and College leadership staff, and pose any questions to staff House Leaders and student leaders.

If you missed visiting us for Discovery Day, please consider booking a College Tour (scroll down for booking link).

Geelong Design Week
© City of Greater Geelong. Geelong Design Week at Sacred Heart College featuring teaching staff Richie McCann and Dani Storm with students Chloe Rees, Hala Khan, Mathilda Garrido Lucay with Geelong Deputy Mayor Cr Trent Sullivan

Geelong Design Week @ SHC

The College recently proudly hosted a Geelong Design Week (GDW) event, 'Sensory' on Friday 25 March 2022 from 4.30pm to 7.00pm and Saturday 26 March 2022 from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

    The theme for GDW 2022 was ‘Taur’ which means ‘belonging’ in the language of the Wadawurrung, Traditional Owners of Djilang (Geelong).

    About GDW 2022

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    Geelong Design Week 2022 was held from 17 to 27 March, with the theme ‘taur’ which means ‘belonging’ in the language of the Wadawurrung, Traditional Owners of Djilang (Geelong).
    Over 10 days, Geelong Design Week celebrated Geelong’s UNESCO City of Design designation, highlighting innovation, ideas and adaptations in:

    • Technology, innovation and manufacturing
    • Culture and heritage
    • Social and community services
    • Equity, inclusiveness and encounter in the built environment: how we experience buildings and the spaces between them
    • Learning, knowledge and research
    • Sustainability: human, social, economic, environmental and ecological
    • Food and gastronomy
    • Art, craft, fashion, visual communication, and multimedia

    Sacred Heart was very excited and proud to once again be featured as part of the GDW program, with our event 'Sensory'. 

    Sensory was an installation that merged nature, technology, and design. Three dreamy spaces for meditation and escape from stress and uncertainty. Sensory showcased the relationship between our physical and mental wellbeing, where an environment is created to perfectly pair nature and artifice. The Installation comprised three temporary pavilions, each with a unique theme - nature, light, and colour. Each space is a testing ground for students to learn about architecture, design, technology, and sustainability.

    Over the six months preceding, students researched and analysed scientific data about the health benefits of nature, colour and light within spaces. Utilising their research findings and Design Thinking techniques they created three spaces, each consisting of a theme, a structure, and immersive technology experience.

    The sensory installation awakened all the senses – an immersive experience utilising spatial design, visuals, soundscapes, materiality, and landscape. It enabled the mind to escape and to be transformed by a spellbinding scene which inspired and restored awe and wonder.

    A space that offered a retreat for the mind – a respite from the stress and disconnection experienced during uncertain times. It was a place to contemplate, retreat, and dream of a hopeful tomorrow.

    > Click here to learn more about the event see videos from our talented event collaborators.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Sacred Heart College Geelong only enrol Catholic students?

    No. We welcome non-Catholic families and invite them to submit an enrolment application. Places are offered based on the following enrolment criteria:

    • Siblings of students and daughters of staff members
    • Catholic student in Catholic school
    • Catholic student in non-Catholic school
    • Catholic student, baptised only at non-Catholic school
    • Non-Catholic student at Catholic school
    • Non-Catholic student at non-Catholic school

    The Principal reserves the right to vary the application of the above priority list in special situations.

    What is the closing date for Year 7 2023 enrolments?

    Each year, the College receives applications for students currently in Year 6, and we will be accepting these up to the close of business on Friday 6 May 2022.

    Do you offer equity scholarships to families who may not be able to afford an education at SHC?

    Yes, we do. The College is very committed to supporting families in need. We offer a range of equity scholarships to assist families with tuition fees, laptops and uniforms. For further information on equity scholarships, you can contact our College Admissions Officer, Ebony Courtney via email

    How would the College approach the health and wellbeing of my daughter?

    We are very proud of our ‘whole of school approach’ to the health and wellness of our students, staff and families. We promote and model respectful and positive relationships, and we support our educators in teaching students to build strong relationships, and grow in resilience and confidence. The College embeds a safe and inclusive learning culture and environment that includes: Social and emotional skills programs, Timely support for students with additional needs, Opportunities for students and families to be involved in planning and decision-making. Our curriculum focuses on supporting students to develop a deep understanding and gain the skills they require to make healthy and safe choices. In particular, our innovative PA40+ program provides a dedicated focus on empowering students to manage their own health, safety, wellness and physical activity through participation in varied and changing contexts.

    What are the class sizes? And what languages do you offer?

    Our research has shown that a class size of 26 students often results in more individual attention, increased engagement and participation, and better communication between the instructor and students. Therefore, our class sizes for Years 7 and 8 are 26 students per class, and for Years 9 to 12, the maximum is 27 students, depending on the subject. For language options, your daughter has the opportunity to study Japanese, Italian and French.

    Do you offer extracurricular activities?

    Yes, SHC has an extensive range of extracurricular opportunities, including: private music tuition, choir, debating, public speaking, sport, international student exchange, language immersion programs and domestic and international outreach opportunities.

    Discovery Day 2020 - Online Edition

    Due to the COVID-19 our 2020 Discovery Day event was cancelled, some of the videos developed for our virtual event are available below

    Discovering SHC: Enrolling

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 Discovery Day was cancelled. For many of our prospective families, this event was planned to provide you opportunity to hear from our Principal Anna Negro, to engage with our students and staff, meet our College Registrar and tour our College grounds. It is our pleasure to take you on a virtual tour from the safety of your home.

    Discovering SHC: Principal's Welcome

    In this clip, we hear from Principal, Anna Negro on what it means to be a Sacred Heart College student, what milestone the College is celebrated in 2020, information for families facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 circumstances and more.

    Discovering SHC: Transition - Overview of Year 7

    Our third episode is focused on our transition program which ensures a smooth progression from Year 6 to Year 7. We also discuss the College’s health and wellness programs, learning at SHC, and our philosophy on growth and development.

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