Student Wellbeing

​​At Sacred Heart School we have a shared belief that we are called to be a "faith-filled learning community creating a better future. We teach, challenge and transform through our service, support and leadership for Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Brisbane." (Brisbane Catholic Education Strategic Plan, 2021 - 2025)

Sacred Heart School is founded on the person of Jesus Christ and enlivened by the Gospel. We are committed to the development of students that embrace the example of Jesus and the teaching of the Gospel, especially in relation to faith, hope, love, forgiveness, justice, compassion, excellence and hospitality. 

At Sacred Heart School we demonstrate our commitment to student wellbeing through:

  • a practical expression of the Gospel message within and beyond our community
  • our care for those within the school community, especially those experiencing disadvantage
  • the extent to which students experience school as a place of hope and promise for their future

We are committed to the development of the whole child, and demonstrate this commitment by:

  • providing a caring and safe environment
  • recognising the individuality and dignity of each student and member of the school community
  • fostering life-giving relationships within the school community

In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we provide, in a Catholic education environment, the teaching of Gospel values especially in relation to faith, hope and love. Catherine McAuley responded to poverty and injustice in the establishment of her work of mercy and the foundation of the Sisters of Mercy.

Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Care program is run weekly and covers a variety of concepts including but not limited to:

  • Keys to Success - a focus on developing resilience, getting along with others, persistence, organisation and confidence.
  • Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) - providing a safe, supportive & disciplined learning environment to teach positive, school-wide behaviour expectations.

Guidance and Counselling

Sacred Heart School employs a Guidance Counsellor who works in partnership with other staff to meet the more complex needs of some students. The counsellors' work may include individual student counselling, social skills teaching, formal assessment of a student's academic or behavioural skills, and planning with teachers and working with parents to consider students' needs.

Sacred Heart Cares Program

The school community looks to develop an awareness of the need to care for families in our school community who may face difficulties for a variety of reasons. Sacred Heart Cares operates on a voluntary basis where families make meals, offer to iron, garden or whatever the identified need may be.  The meals are labelled and forwarded anonymously to​ the families in need in a manner that respects their dignity.