Dr Darren Egberts
Principal's Message
27 October 2023

This week’s prayer reflects next week’s important ecclesial events of All Saints Day (Wednesday 1 November) and All Souls Day (Thursday 2 November); these follow the more recognised All Hallows’ Eve which has become the commercial behemoth of Halloween. These feast days provide opportunities for us to reflect on loved ones that we have lost. They are days of solemnity but also hopefully opportunities to celebrate the joyful memories of those who have died.

SHC Class of 2023

The past week has seen a number of significant rituals and events celebrating the conclusion of compulsory education for the Year 12 Class of 2023:

  • Last Monday and Tuesday included a full school assembly, Year 12 final breakfast, Year 12 celebratory assembly and a symbolic farewell to the Year 12 cohort through the SHC Mercy Doors. Appropriately, the year level’s finish culminated in their Graduation Mass; the celebration was led by Fr Declan and Fr Wahid and brought together beautiful music, words and symbols. Congratulations to all involved.
  • Many within this year level are currently sitting their Unit 3 & 4 VCAA examinations, we wish them all the very best!

Student Leadership 2024

Last week, I had the privilege of announcing the Sacred Heart College Senior Student Cabinet for 2024. Congratulations to all students who applied for the variety of positions available and on the quality of your presentations and interviews. Special congratulations to the 2024 SHC College Captains – Isabella McBride, Imogen Sparrow and Stephanie Waddington.

Good luck also to the large number of Year 7 & 8 students who have nominated for one of the 2024 Junior Cabinet positions. Presentations and interviews for these positions are currently underway.

Transition to Parent Purchase of Student Devices

In the last couple of weeks, I have written to 2024 Year 7 & 10 parents detailing the College’s transition from a leasing model to a parent purchase model for student laptops. Further information will be provided in coming days to these families and will be included in the next College newsletter.

Melbourne Cup Long Weekend

A reminder to all in the Sacred Heart College community that the school will be closed from Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 November due to the Melbourne and Kyneton Cup public holidays. VCAA exams will continue onsite during this period.

Yours in Mercy,

Dr Darren Egberts


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