Sacred Heart College beats strong after 50 years


Students Max Hunter, Skyla Reynders, Orion La Brooy, Harmon McAullay, Alex Manning, Kate Norman and Matthew Kolomyjec with acting principal Trevor Lynch and principal Peter Bothe.        d459334
Students Max Hunter, Skyla Reynders, Orion La Brooy, Harmon McAullay, Alex Manning, Kate Norman and Matthew Kolomyjec with acting principal Trevor Lynch and principal Peter Bothe.        d459334

THIS weekend marks the official celebration of Sacred Heart College’s 50th anniversary.

The school was established by the RNDM Sisters who took what was considered a crazy risk to build a school among the sand dunes in Sorrento.

The college offered boarding facilities up to 1998 and only accepted girls from Years 8 to 12 – a significant difference to the co-educational, non-boarding, Years 7 to 12 college that exists today.

On Saturday, 150 female boarders who now live all over Australia will return for a high tea and college tour.

The celebrations will continue on Sunday when the first college principal, RNDM Sister Margaret McInerney, Education Minister Peter Collier, Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard and the community will congregate at 11am for a Jubilee Mass and the official opening of the new gym.

Historical displays, family activities, entertainment and food trucks will then start at 1pm for Back to the Heart Day.

There will also be a Young Hearts Sundowner late Sunday afternoon for 400 past students from the classes of 2008 to 2015. All past and present students, families and staff are welcome to attend the Mass and Back to the Heart Day.