2023 Athletics Carnival

A sunny morning, a bit of light rain and some warm weather greeted us this year for the Athletics Carnival at SHC. The day started beautifully with the Opening Ceremony Performance by our Student House Leaders. Our four house themes this year were: P is for Padua, Loyola takes a trip down memory lane, Siena in Disguise and Clairvaux Game Day.

Congratulations to all those who participated and earned a participation point for their house. It was great to see so many students giving it their best in the different track and field events, the fountain lakes fitness festival participation area and out enjoying the day.

A big thank you to the SHC staff, maintenance, administration officers, and IT staff who make this such a wonderful day!

The fashions on the field and house cheers were well supported by all house members.




Ghillie Camouflage – Emily Soppitt & Riley DezelakFlower Pot – Phoebe Bateman
2ndClairvauxCloud Strife - Sarah JoordensWreck It Ralph –Eleanor, Milly and Georgie Naylor
3rdPaduaPea – Indigo NiblettPolar Express – Sophie Ford, Sienna Cappadona, Ruby Pidgeon, Morgan Peatfield
4thLoyolaSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Kira Firth, Lucca Trigg, Laura Van Der Vlist, Molly Glesson, Alyssa Dewar, Mia Jemal, Elara Dillon, Matilda Iles.WII Sport Controls – Elly Taylor, Casey Kelly, Charlotte Teague, Jo Sunderland


1st – Clairvaux 50 points

2nd – Padua 40 points

3rd - Loyola 30 points

4th – Siena 20 points

Congratulations to the Captains who organised the Cheers at the Carnival. What an amazing effort.


1st – Siena 62pts

2nd – Padua 60pts

3rd – Clairvaux 58pts

4th – Loyola 46pts


60m – Clairvaux 71, Loyola 76, Siena 70, Padua 69


Year 7 – 1st – Padua, 2nd – Loyola, 3rd – Siena, 4th – Clairvaux

Year 8 – 1st – Siena, 2nd –Padua, 3rd – Loyola, 4th – Clairvaux

Year 9 – 1st – Siena, 2nd – Padua, 3rd – Loyola, 4th – Clairvaux

Year 10 – 1st – Loyola, 2nd – Padua, 3rd – Siena, 4th – Clairvaux

Year 11 – 1st – Loyola, 2nd – Clairvaux, 3rd – Padua, 4th – Siena

Year 12 – 1st – Padua, 2nd – Loyola, 3rd – N/A, 4th – N/A


Clairvaux JTD - CLSS

Clairvaux MSE - CLTRM

Loyola JAN - LOAHB

Loyola NAD - LOFBO


Padua HS - PAAAH


Siena DBO - SIDJ


1stTilly McBain8LOYOLA13.16sec
2ndErin Foley11CLAIRVAUX13.40sec
3rdJemima Hood7SIENA13.44sec
4thStella Peters7LOYOLA13.87sec

Georgia Hannagan

6thElara Dillon11LOYOLA14.16sec
7thJo Sunderland8SIENA14.25sec
8thBilli Mooney8SIENA14.63sec


Year 12

80mJanai Swiderski11.17secs


YEAR LEVEL1st2nd3rd
7Jemima Hood (CL) 32Stella Peters (PA) 26Samantha Miles (SI) 24
8Tilly McBain (LO) 32Annabelle Verfurth (PA) & Sienna Lucas (SI) & Bella Leahy (PA) 18Maisie Ryan (LO) & Sasha Naughtin (CL) 14
9Georgia Hannagan (CL) 30Arabella Taylor (SI) 26Mia Rayson (PA) & Amelia Shell (PA) 22
10Lily Corp (LO) & Sarah Conroy (SI) 24Charlotte Iles (SI) 22
11Erin Foley (PA) 32Beatrix Hearn (CL) 28Charmaine Turner (LO) 26
12Sophie Mahar (SI) 28Janai Swiderski (LO) 22Jo Sunderland (LO) & Keely Kinsey (LO) 20




Students can access images from the day via The Hub - Launchpad - Internal - Imagebank.

Bianca Cheever, Sport Coordinator

ANZAC Ceremony

On 5 April 2023, eight SHC students journeyed to the The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne for Legacy's 91st annual ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony for students. This day grants an opportunity for students to acknowledge and pay respect to those who have passed during the wars that Australia has been involved in, especially WW1, WW2 and Vietnam.

Accompanied by Mr Tracey, Mr Haitas and Ms Di Giandomenico, the students attended the Legacy ceremony, laid a wreath and then explored the Shrine. It was a great day to enable younger students to learn about the conditions and experiences that the soldiers endured and encouraged our younger students to consider becoming a Shrine Young Ambassador. It was wonderful to have the new Year Sevens and Eights show an interest and be so keen to learn more about the Shrine.

In all, the day was a great experience which I was proud to be involved in and I offer a big thank you to Mr Tracey for planning the day. 

Ava Howie 8CLBWI

School Surf Life Saving League Competition

Congratulations to the students who participated in the School Surf Life Saving League competition on Thursday 16 March. The students competed in different events across the day including:

  • Beach – Flags, Sprints, Beach Relay.
  • Water – Swim, Wade Relay, Board Race, Aqua Cameron.

At the end of the day SHC came 1st in the Girls division by over 40+ points to Toorak Collage and Peninsula College. Well done to all the students on a fantastic effort!

Also, a big thank you to staff members Bo Chudosnik and Declan Hargreaves who helped run a smooth day. To our trainees Claire and Daisy, thank you for your help being water safety for the morning session and to our families who came to support SHC.


Years 7 & 8Ava Neill, Ruby Dokos, Mac Allen, Lily Franklin, Bella Leahy, Ella Martin-Alcaide, Catherine Robertson, Bronte Tracey, Billi Mooney
Years 9 & 10Scarlett Birrell, Zoe McCardel, Milla Browning, Chloe Reyntjes, Chloe Walsh, Jamie Flanagan, Kayla Forward, Molly Leith
Years 11 & 12Stella Draper, Georgia McCardel, Claudia Draper, Jess Paranavitana

School Photos

Please see below some important information from Arthur Reed Photos, with regards to ordering school photos this year:

After the second photo day in May, images will be available to view and order via the Arthur Reed Photos site. To be notified as soon as images are available, please register online order.arphotos.com.au using the 2023 unique code found on each students flyer provided on photo day. All students received their flyer on photo day. 

If you have already registered, you will receive an email or SMS from Arthur Reed Photos with a link to view your photos as soon as they are complete. If you have misplaced your registration code or have any queries, please contact the Arthur Reed Photos customer service team directly on 5243 4390 (option 1) or customerservice@arphotos.com.au.

Please note, there will also be a catch up photo afternoon on Thursday 25 May, from lunchtime until the end of the school day in Celies. This will be the last chance for students to have their school photo taken.

CGSAV Swimming Competition

On Thursday 23 March, a group of students took part in the CGSAV Division 1 Swimming competition held at MSAC during the evening. All the students were excited and ready to go when we arrived. It was a fantastic night for the SHC team as they all tried their best, cheering each other on from the stands.

Sacred Heart had a very successful night with the overall results showing great individual and team spirit. The SHC Swimming team finished 2nd in the Junior and Intermediate divisions and 1st in the Seniors. This resulted in SHC winning the overall trophy as well!

A big congratulations to all students who participated on the night, it was great to see team spirit and determination from all.

A huge thank you to staff Abbey Turner for organising the swim team. To the Year 12 students who have contributed to the swimming team over the last 6 years, thank you. Thank you to staff Kate Swift, Hannah Kennedy and out trainees Daisy and Claire for their assistance on the night.


Year 7
Macey Dow, Ava Senjov, Samantha Miles, Scarlet Gilmour, Alegria King, Ava Neill, Zara Taylor, Evie Lee, Juliette Mason
Year 8
Bella Leahy, Sienna Lucas, Natalia Muises-Khoury, Addison Biberow, Tessa Leen, Lily Franklin, Charli Hill, Heidi Armstrong
Year 9
Sabrina Poh, Indiana McDonald, Amelia Shell, Macy Lee, Ivy Burns, Zoe McCardel, Madison Rafter, Imogen Hall
Year 10
Sian Hughes, Matilda Whittkers, Molly Leith, Georgia Caracella, Meg Fitzgibbon, Zoe Crook, Annika Baranski
Year 11
Sophia Poh, Stella Draper, Chloe Leen, Olivia Mairos
Year 12
Mateah Thompson, Chanel Simsic, Claudia Draper, Elsie Elliott

Bianca Cheever, Sport Coordinator

CGSAV Futsal

Congratulations to the students who travelled to the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre in Melbourne on Friday 28 April to compete in the CGSAV Futsal (Indoor Soccer) competition. 

The day started with all three teams playing in games in a round robin against other Catholic schools from around Victoria. The Juniors had very competitive games across the day, taking out the grand final to win overall. The Intermediates had some competitive and close games across the day, finishing a close 3rd. The Seniors had a strong pool. They competed and tried their best which resulted in them finishing 1st in the Grand Final.


Congratulations to all teams for their efforts and good sportsmanship throughout the day.

JuniorsKaeli Oliver, Lucy Barr, Audrey Bryan, Hannah Walsh, Grace Dawson, Katie McKeague, Asha Barr, Maia Grgic, Layne Harvey, Amelie Tong
IntermediatesEvie Grigic, Kaya Trupkovic, Allegra Scopacasa, Emily Joyce, Natalie Dimovski, Juliette Downes, Alice Boyko, Sofia Simic
SeniorsJulia Akmacic, Amanda Dzajkic, Maja Pehar, Grace Spehar, Mia Skratulja, Alessia Fierro, Katija Bihar

Bianca Cheever, Sports Coordinator

Asher and Vivian Bayles - Gymnast Extraordinaires

Congratulations to sisters Asher Bayles 11CLEP and Vivian Bayles 8CLBWI, who represented Victoria at the 2023 Australian Gymnastics Championships on the Gold Coast. It was a really busy week and both girls performed well and achieved some excellent results.

Vivian competed over two days in the Future International 14 and over division. She was the all-around silver medallist, narrowly missing the National Champion title by less than 0.1! All-around is a combined score on each apparatus over two days of competition. It requires consistency across all apparatus and also has significant difficulty to achieve high scoring routines. Vivian's combined score over the two days was a personal best performance, with some very high execution scores on bars, beam and vault.

Asher also competed over two days in the Senior International division. She was a member of the Victorian State team who were awarded the silver medal in the team event. Asher's scores on beam and vault contributed to the overall team score. In the all-around competition (which is competed over two days) she placed 9th - making the top 10 in the AA was one of her goals for this competition. Asher had some injury concerns coming into this comp so didn't have the best preparation and wasn't able to include some of her more advanced skills that she has been working on. She is keen to spend some time at the VIS in the coming months to get on top of her most recent injury and is hoping to score another position on the Paris 2024 squad (which is reviewed after each National event).

Well done to Asher and Vivian on your outstanding results, a true testament to the hard work you put in to your gymnastics. 

Asher on the beam

Vivian on the beam

Vivian on the bars

Team medal - Asher back row, far right

Vivian's Gymnastics Victoria post

Vivian's (left) medal presentation

CGSAV Diving

On Monday 20 March, 9 students took part in the CGSAV Division 1 Diving competition held at MSAC. Sacred Heart had a very successful day with the overall results showing great individual and team spirit. The SHC Divers finished 2nd overall to Mater Christi.

Results: Juniors 3rd, Intermediates 4th and Seniors 2nd.

A big congratulations to all students who participated.

A huge thank you to staff Marcelle Korth and George Niewman for organising, and supporting the diving team.

Team: Ava Neill, Lyola Hill, Hannah Walsh, Remi Butcher, Lucy Crooks, Allegra Kuc, Chantel Glogolja, Casey Kelly and Charlotte Elder

CGSAV Badminton

On Tuesday 2 May, students travelled up to the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) to compete in the CGSAV Badminton against seven Catholic girls’ schools from around Victoria. All schools were very competitive across the day. Our teams this year were all Year 7 & 8 students, who competed and fought hard in each and every game across the day.

Well done to all competitors!

JuniorAlly Croft, Tamryn Van Rooyen, Stella Peters, Kaeli Oliver, Astrid Little, Selina Ortiz, Ruby Dokos, Ashleigh Johanson, Polly Milner
IntermediateOrlaith Daly, Meg Crook, Ava Murray, Macey Dow, Matilda Norman, Coco Hayes, Madison Hickey, Piper Black
SeniorMia Flipovic, Ruby Medler, Jayda Hooiveld, Grace Mecanovic, Malk Najeeb, Christalle Bachoco, Mya powe, Ava D’Orsa-Kerr, Meher Sandhu, Milla Bennett



1st – SHC Oakleigh

2nd – MSJ

3rd – Kilbreda

4th – Killester

5th – OLSH

6th – Mater Christi

7thSHC Geelong


1st – SHC Oakleigh

2nd – Killester

3rd – MSJ

4th – Mater Christi

5th – Kilbreda

6th – OLSH

7thSHC Geelong


1st – Kilester

2nd – Kilbreda

3rd – SHC Oakleigh

4th – Mater Christi

5th – OLSH

6th – MSJ

7thSHC Geelong

CGSAV Basketball

On Tuesday 9 May, students travelled up the road to Melbourne to compete in the CGSAV Basketball Tournament. All teams showed great skill, teamwork, encouragement and sportsmanship throughout the day.

The Junior A finished 2nd in a close Grand Final. The Junior B team went on to win the Grand Final by 1 point. Ruby Hinck was presented with player of the match in the Grand Final. The Intermediates battled all day against tough competition finishing 6th. The Senior students had tough competition as well, finishing 5th.

Great effort by all students, they should be proud of themselves. Thank you to staff Deb Bohan, Kate Swift and Claire Brodie for their great coaching on the day!

Juniors A

Adelaide Buckby, Lily Cain, Jade Chow, Ruby Doyle, Olivia Iddles, Sunday Lewis, Amalia Little, Rio Smith, Amelia Rutter, Zara Young

Juniors BMabel Allchin, Amelia Atanasov, Makayla Cameron, Scarett Clark, maci Dean, Ruby Hinck, Sibella Lehmann, Kaeli Oliver, Sienna Schmidt, Ruby Tobone, Macey Veitch
IntermediatesMilla Browning, Matilda Camm, Maddy Cotter, Amelia Courtney, Zoe Crook, Millicent McCarthy, Adele Mills, Elleisha Sizer, Georgia Wall, Sasha Young
SeniorsMeg Edwards, Brianna Giles, Maggie Gleeson, Maya Hamilton, Imogen Hardiman, Georgia McCardel, Taylah Richards, Grace Spehar, Aoife Stynes

2023 Winter Concert

The annual Winter Concert was one again a wonderful night of showcasing the talented musicians we have here at SHC. Well done to all our instrumentalists and singers for your enjoyable and skilful performances, and a huge thank you to all involved in creating such an entertaining evening.

Please see below a recording of the concert and a slideshow of images from the evening.

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