Year 12 Last Days

Our Year 12 students farewelled their time at SHC on Tuesday 18 October. We wish them all the best in their upcoming exams and for whatever comes next. 

Maptivate SHC

Sacred Heart College Geelong is proud to announce the launch of Maptivate SHC. We have paired with Circ Consulting to develop Maptivate SHC, an interactive digital map.

The map allows you to discover the school's history and access information simply by using the marked map points. You will be able to explore the College buildings, watch videos, get the latest information, see historic photos and listen to stories from our Alumni about their time at the College.

There are three themes to explore which can be viewed together or individually - Our Stories, Our Spaces and Our School.

Please click the image below to go to Maptivate SHC.

Student Achievement - Tiana Boras

Congratulations to Tiana Boras 12SIATU who won a Bronze medal in Triple Jump at the World U20 Championship in Cali, Colombia earlier this year. 

The jump was an Australian U18 & Oceania record and she will be eligible to compete at the next World U20 Championship in 2024 which will be held in Peru, given she is only 17. This is the first Australian medal to be won in Triple Jump at World U20s, Olympics, World Camps or Commonwealth Games.

Congratulations Tiana!

Student Achievement - Jasmine Adams-Pritchard and Clementine Wall

2022 Ski World Victorian Interschool Snowsport Championships

Proudly representing SHC, Jasmine Adams-Pritchard 10PAHY and Clementine Wall 7PAEWH competed in this year's 2022 Ski World Victorian Interschools Snowsport Championships at Mt Buller.

A big congratulations to both Jasmine and Clementine for placing their best in a range of ski and snow board disciplines at the Victorian Interschools Championships.

Jasmine placed in the highest elite 20% of her fellow 200 competitors (Under 19’s) in the GS Giant Slalom and Ski Cross Events.

Clementine placed 2nd in the Slopestyle Snow Board Event and 4th in the GS Giant Slalom Event.

Clementine also headed to the Australian Interschools Snowsport Championships, September 6 - 11 at Perisher NSW, where she won a Silver medal in the Slopestyle event. Well done, Clementine!

Important Information - Aphrasia Street Closure

Please see below important information from the City of Greater Geelong about Aphrasia Street road closure for part of 2023, between Talbot Street and Pakington Street.

Dear Resident,

RE: Aphrasia St, Newtown Road Reconstruction and Drainage Works

The City of Greater Geelong’s Construction Unit will be starting work the week beginning Monday 09 January 2023 to reconstruct Aphrasia Street, Newtown between Talbot Street and Pakington Street. These works include the installation of new underground drainage, kerb and channel, footpaths and road surfacing.

Works are expected to be completed by the end of May 2023, weather and Covid conditions permitting.

Road Closure – Whole Project

To allow works to be completed safely and efficiently a full road closure is required between Pakington Street and Talbot Street (Please see works area on map below).

Property Access

Whilst works are being completed there will be no vehicle or pedestrian access to the front of properties on Aphrasia Street between Pakington and Talbot Streets. When safe to do so, pedestrian access will be reinstated whilst the road construction phase is still taking place.

Further information will be provided regarding these works closer to the start date.

We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to minimise disruptions as much as possible.

Sofia Castello Shrine Ambassador

In the last week of Term Three, our Shrine of Remembrance 'Young Ambassador' Sofia Castello 9SILO visited Sydney as part of her leadership program. Here are some reflections and photos from Sofia on her day in Sydney.

The entire trip was such a fantastic day and an incredible educational experience. The flights to and from Sydney were a nice chance to talk to one another. It was a highlight to get to learn more about the other ‘Young Ambassadors' as the plane resounded with laughter and excitement.

After our flight, our first stop was the stunning Anzac War Memorial at Hyde Park. The Anzac Memorial is a heritage-listed war memorial, museum and monument located in Hyde Park South near Liverpool Street in the CBD of Sydney. One feature of this memorial was the marble walls that list all the towns in NSW where men had enlisted from for World War One. You could tell that each of the towns was immensely proud of those who had enlisted and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Another memorable experience from Hyde Park was the information we received about the nurses during the war. It included a performance on the history of Matron Alice Cashins' medals and badges, as well as viewing Sister Mary 'Marjorie' Marr's autograph book. Overall, my first visit to Hyde Park was a really remarkable one.

The Australian Museum was our final stop of the day, where we learned about Aboriginal culture and the history of various survival tools like spears and shields, as well as how the sizes and shapes of these items varied across different tribes. 

We were soon returning home on a flight flight to Melbourne, exhausted, yet enthralled by everything we had seen and done in a single day.

Girls in STEM

Ella Goodwin 11CLCMK, Caroline Berg 11SISBK, Alice McAloon 11LORMC & Charlotte Hawkins 10KL are part of the Girls in STEM Mentoring program at the Bionics Institute in Melbourne. They toured the Institute and met their mentors for a 6 month project that will see them testing their problem solving skills with a health issue. 

Fabulous research and development is happening at the Institute, which began with the Cochlear Implant but is now working on devices to help with Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy and many other conditions.

Girls in Manufacturing

Earlier this year Millie McCarthy 9PAAAH and Monique Fox 9LOKEM attended the launch of programs run by the Geelong Manufacturing Council. Millie is part of the Geelong Future Leaders in Manufacturing and Monique is part of the Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing

The Year 9 girls will have six days of visiting the major employers and manufacturers in Geelong, along with support to explore careers in these non-traditional areas for girls and to continue their maths and science subjects at school.

All Schools Badminton

On Thursday 13 October, we drove through rain and flooding roads to participate in the Badminton Victoria All Secondary Schools Championships at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Congratulations to the team - Angelina Pollard, Emily Bishop, Cate Donovan, Georgia Caracella, Hannah Burke, Tara Trethowan and Amelia Shiell - who played with enthusiasm and showed great sportsmanship. Thanks to Cate for scoring nearly every hectic match round. 

It was a fun day and our game tactics improved over the day. There were 4 team pools and only the first place in each group went through to the finals. Unfortunately, we did not get through to the Finals.

Thanks to coach Trish Morgan and assistant coach Tess Mahar.

Electric Vehicle Visit - Geelong Sustainability

On Monday and Tuesday the last week of term, John Pearce from Geelong Sustainability parked an MG Electric Vehicle in the school yard. He gave a students a tour of the inside and outside of the car, and noted the interesting features (such as lack of a tailshaft and gearstick). He explained to student how electric vehicles work, how they are different to petrol cars, and how they can help reduce our carbon emissions. He emphasised to the students that these were the cars they would be driving in the not too distant future. Here are some quotes in response from students:

"It's eco-friendly and even though it is expensive, we are going to use it in 8 years time. You can put your shopping in the trunk, or as Americans like to say frunk” - Sophia Poh

"Although an electric car is more expensive upfront, the cost of petrol is getting more expensive, so over time the electric car will actually become cheaper and you will be saving money by charging your car with a battery instead of petrol” - Andie Byrne

“It was really interesting hearing from John (Geelong Sustainability), about how electric cars will be the way of the future. It was great hearing about how electric cars work and then getting to see a real electric car’s motor first hand" - Year 10 Care for Common Home student

For detailed notes from Geelong Sustainability on how to compare and purchase electric. Vehicles go to

Geelong Sustainability is hosting an EV 101 session on the Belmont Library on Sat 16 July at 11am if you would like to learn more about ZEVs. The presenter is industry expert Bryce Gaton.

Year 10 PA40+ Gym Visits

As part of SHC's Year 10 PA40+ program students learn how to plan and create their own training programs. Students are exposed to a variety of structured fitness classes at school as part of the program and there are choices to guide students in finding a way they like to exercise.

To further broaden their understanding of training and fitness opportunities, our PA40+ Year 10 students recently took part in gym visits - an introduction to commercial gyms to meet the instructors and get a feel of what fitness classes are like outside of school.

Thank you to Luce Fit Australia, SureFit (West Fyans Street) and F45 Geelong West for hosting our students.

Please click here to see these students in action: 

SCSA Table Tennis

Congratulations to all the students who travelled up to MSAC to compete in the SCSA Table Tennis against seven Catholic Girls schools from around Victoria. All schools were very competitive across the day. 

Our Junior and Senior team made it to the Semi-Finals and Intermediates finished 5th overall. 

Well done to all competitors. Thank you to Kylie Lane and Macy McKoy for coaching the students on the day.

Juniors: Laura Ahearn, Heidi Armstrong, Scarlett Birrell, Holly Britt, Opal Butcher, Isla Hannah-Phillips, Zara Massey, Edwina McKenzie.

Juniors: Laura Ahearn, Heidi Armstrong, Scarlett Birrell, Holly Britt, Opal Butcher, Isla Hannah-Phillips, Zara Massey, Edwina McKenzie.

Intermediates: Ruby Barnett, Bridget Baxter, Olive Butcher, Olivia Carey, Alice Chomley, Madison Dalziel, Charlotte Iles, Grace Milne, Neve Van Der Sant.

Seniors: Mia Fiolet, Abbey Hocking, Katie Keenan, Kelly Kinsey, Sinead Mahoney, Liv O’Toole, Juliette Summerhayes, Jo Sunderland.

Vic All Schools Netball Finals – Juniors

On Thursday 8 September our Junior A team travelled to Melbourne Sports Centre in Parkville to compete in the Victorian All Schools competition against the state's best secondary schools. 

SHC team started off well, beating Salesian College Sunbury 12-8 and in their second game we were able to beat Mordialloc College 6-10. Our third game was a tough battle against Haileybury College, beating them only by one point 8-7 and in the fourth round against Catholic College Sale we lost in a tough battle 9-7. In the final round we found four teams all on the same points, vying for a spot into the semi-finals. SHC lost to Carey Baptist Grammar School 4-15.

All the students should be very proud of their efforts to finish equal third in their pool against some very tough teams. Well done to all! Thank you to Abbey Turner for coaching.

Team: Charlotte Baxter, Remi Butcher, Alice Christian, Imogen Hall, Georgia Hannagan, Chiara Hooley, Tae McGillivray, Adele Mills, Tylah Paech, Piper Boddington.

SCSA Softball

Congratulations to the students who participated in the SCSA Softball on Tuesday 11 October at Stead Park, Geelong. Sacred Heart College competed against three Melbourne Catholic schools – Killester, Mater Christi, and Mt. St. Joseph’s. SHC competed well against tough opponents throughout the day. Games ran for 50 minutes and it was the team with the most runs at the conclusion of time that won. 

Our Juniors won the Grand Final, becoming champions for the day, with Amelie Power winning Best on Field. Our Intermediates only missed out on the Grand Final by one run to finish third overall, and our Seniors who amazingly made it to the Grand Final only lost by 3 runs to finish runners-up. All students should be proud of their effort.

Thank you to Junior coach Mandy McMahon, Intermediate coach Claire Breed, and Senior coach Macy McKoy. Also, a special thank you to Tess Mahar for assisting with the hosting of the day with the administration tasks required.


1st – SHC Geelong

2nd – Mater Christi

3rd – Killester

4th – Mt. St. Joseph’s


1st - Mt. St. Joseph’s

2nd - Mater Christi

3rd - SHC Geelong

4th - Killester


1st - Killester

2nd - SHC Geelong

3rd - Mater Christi

4th - Mt. St. Joseph’s


Juniors: Lyla Allen, Aweng Ayom, Charlotte Baxter, Scarlett Birrell, Alice Christian, Ally Croft, Maggie Conway, Lucy Gummer, Bella Little, Vivian Middleton, Amelie Power, Sophie Jordan.

Intermediates: Hannah Laro-Bashford, Georgie Pritchard, Bella Torney, Madison Dalziel, Bridget Baxter, Charmaine Turner, Jasmine O’Donnell, Mary Rolfe, Rachel Carter, Tayla Winiecki, Hayley McDonald.

Seniors: Alicia Williams, Eva Leggett, Amelia Angleton, Bree Sampson, Alana Khallouf, Ava Osborne, Sofia Castello, Millicent McCarthy, Bianca Deckker, Luka Kanellos, Tia McGarth.

Parent Communication Afternoon

The next Parent Communication Afternoon will be held on Monday 21 November 2022. Parent Communication Afternoon sessions will be held via Zoom and you can book your sessions via the Parent Portal.

Please log into the portal and select the 'Book a Parent Communication Afternoon session' from the menu. Bookings will open on Monday 14 November at 9.00am and close on Monday 21 November at 9.00am.

SHC Takes Out GISSA Football Competition


Congratulations to our senior school footballers in taking out yet another GISSA sports competition trophy. Our girls defeated (destroyed, actually) Geelong College, St.Ignatius and Covenant and in doing so qualified for the Herald Sun Girls Shield finals to be held in early September. The team, brilliantly led by Year 12 Co-Captains Ella Rayson and Eliza Thiele, played exciting, aggressive, team football in spite of the miserably wet and muddy conditions. Leila Owens starred up forward with nine goals throughout the competition while Kate Martin and Tess De Grandi dominated in the ruck. Mekah Morrissey, Mia Barnard and Sophie Mahar were huge ball winners around the ground as Lila Richards, Tamykah Brown and Jo Sunderland ensured nothing got through in defence. Mako Payne and Eve Cannon were both in spectacular form up forward, the Delaney twins created havoc and confusion while Mia Tucker and Abbey Hocking chipped in when needed. Lauren Edwards crunched some opposition bodies as Hanna Glover, Matilda Kidd and Katie Keenan all had a red hot go. Olivia Smith and Keely Kinsey helped out in a variety of roles, Mia Van Dyke provided wise counsel while our trainee, Tess Mahar did all the heavy lifting. The Sports Director, Bianca Cheever made sure it could all happen. As for the coach, he accurately observed 'I couldn’t have done it without the players'.


Game 1
SHC 11.7.73
Geelong College 0.0.0
Goals: Leila Owens 4, Mekah Morrissy 2, Mia Tucker 1, Sophie Mahar 1, Katie Keenan 1, Mako Payne 1, Ashley Delaney 1
Best: Ella Rayson, Mia Barnard, Mekah Morrissy, Leila Owens, Sophie Mahar, Eliza Thiele, Mia Tucker, Kate Martin, Tess De Grandi
Game 2
SHC 10.5.65
St Ignatius College 1.0.6
Goals: Leila Owens 2, Ashley Delaney 2, Mia Barnard 2, Mekah Morrissy 2, Jo Sunderland 2
Best: Lila Richard, Ella Rayson, Mia Barnard, Mekah Morrissy, Jo Sunderland, Leila Owens, Ashley Delaney, Lauren Edwards, Georgia Delaney
Grand Final
SHC 8.9.57
Covenant College 1.0.6
Goals: Leila Owens 3, Jo Sunderland 2, Sophie Mahar 1, Eve Cannon 1, Eliza Thiele 1
Best: Eve Cannon, Sophie Mahar, Mekah Morrissy, Tess DeGrandi, Kate Martin, Leila Owens, Ella Rayson, Mako Payne, Eliza Thiele, Jo Sunderland

For 29.21.195
Against 2.0.12

The Team:
Backs Tamykah Brown Jo Sunderland Hannah Glover
Half Backs Lila Richard Tess De Grandi Matilda Kidd
Centres Ella Rayson Sophie Mahar Mia Barnard
Half Forwards Mia Tucker Leila Owens Eve Cannon
Forwards Ashley Delaney Mako Payne Georgia Delaney
Rucks Kate Martin Eliza Thiele
Rover Mekah Morrissy
Interchange Abbey Hocking Lauren Edwards Katie Keenan
Coach Anthony Petkovic
Assistants Tess Mahar Mia Van Dyke
Athletic Supports Olivia Smith Keely Kinsey
Co-Captains Ella Rayson Eliza Thiele

Anthony Petkovic, Senior Football Coach

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