Why Choose SHPS?

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At Sacred Heart Primary School your child will experience a quality education within a supportive and nurturing community environment. We offer a:

  • Dedicated and highly trained staff, who strive to nurture each child
  • Catholic education, following the mission of Jesus
  • Inclusive and supportive classrooms
  • Learning environment which build ‘assets for life’
  • Strong academic focus on literacy and numeracy
  • Integrated inquiry approach that encompasses other key learning areas
  • Strong focus on STEM and ICT with a range of hardware to support student learning
  • Values and mission focus supporting each other and our community, with activities including Mini Vinnies, Leadership groups, school choir, buddies, lunchtime clubs
  • Before and after school care program, through YMCA
  • Community events and parental involvement throughout the year

Sacred Heart Primary School primarily serves catholic children living in central Canberra ACT, specifically those living in Chifley, Farrer, Isaacs, Mawson, Pearce and Torrens. Subject to availability we also offer places to children from other suburbs.

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Vision

We, the Catholic community of Sacred Heart Primary School, support and challenge each other to grow and learn within a vibrant and collaborative environment as we nurture our hearts, minds and spirits.

School Prayer

God, our Creator
Guide us through this day.
May we Live Like Jesus 
by using our manners and respecting
everyone.
May we Learn Like Jesus 
so we can always do our personal best.
May we Love Like Jesus 
so everyone feels loved and valued.
May we Empower Like Jesus
and spread peace and happiness to those
we meet.
Help us to always make Sacred Heart a
friendly and welcoming community.
Amen

Sport Houses 

Belleville

Yellow

Taylor

Green

Conway

Red

Egan

Blue

School Term Dates

2019 Term Begins Term Ends
Term 1  4 February  12 April
Term 2  29 April  5 July
Term 3  22 July 27 September
Term 4  14 October

19 December 

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Sacred Heart School Times 

Teacher supervision begins *

8.30am

Morning Assembly on the blacktop (Parents invited)

8.55am

Morning Session

9.05am

Lunch Play

11.00am

Lunch Eating

11.30

Middle-Session

11.45am

Recess – Eat then Play

1.45pm

Afternoon Session

2.15pm

Dismissal

3.10pm

Duty finishes *

3.45pm

* YMCA before school operates 7.00 – 8.45am.    YMCA After School Care operates 3.15 – 6.00pm

Weekly Events * see Week 1 newsletter for lunch clubs each term

Day

Time

Event (see calendar and newsletter for variations)

Daily

8.55am

Morning Assembly on the blacktop

Monday

11.00

Gardening

Tuesday 

8.30am

School Choir

Tuesday

11.00

Library open at lunch time

Thursday

11.00

Chess Club (private enrolment -contact the office)

Thursday

11.00

Library open at lunch time

Friday

9.30am

Class and Parish Masses in the church (as per calendar)

Friday (most)

2.20pm

School Assembly in the hall