2021 Discovery Day(s)

Explore life at SHC

The College will be hosting Discovery Day/s on Monday 22, Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 March from 9.00am to 11.00am. The events will all include a welcome presentation by Principal Anna Negro and and there will be an opportunity to explore the campus to discover what life at SHC looks like.

For future families wishing to visit the College outside school hours due to work commitments, an opportunity will be available to join us during Geelong Design Week, Thursday 18 March 2021 from 4.00pm to 8.00pm.

To secure your preferred day we invite families to please register via the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/BOVCJ

Please be advised our event has been registered with the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR). To view the COVIDSafe Event Checklist please click here.

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 2022 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 7 May 2021.

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 registrar@shcgeelong.catholic.edu.au

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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