Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Sacred Heart – where our small Catholic school has a big heart!     



It is with immense joy and gratitude that I welcome you to the Sacred Heart family! Our small Catholic primary school may be modest in size, but it boasts a big heart, filled with warmth, compassion, and a commitment to excellence in education. Sacred Heart is a Kindergarten to Year 6 Catholic coeducational school, which currently caters for 190 students from 150 families, with an average class size of 19.


Sacred Heart Primary School primarily serves Mary Help of Christians Parish, South Woden (which covers Chifley, Farrer, Isaacs, Mawson, Pearce and Torrens) but, subject to availability, also offers places to children from other areas.


Sacred Heart Primary School is set in spacious grounds that are well maintained and cared for. Students have both grassed and hard-top playing areas, as well as access to climbing equipment, handball courts, hall, and library. Sacred Heart is well resourced in respect of all aspects of school life. The buildings are well maintained, and a recent refurbishment has further modernised the school facilities, providing improved learning opportunities for all students.

At Sacred Heart, we believe in the power of a strong community, where each member is valued and respected. Together, we create an environment that nurtures not only academic growth but also the development of character, empathy, and a deep sense of shared values.


Our dedicated team of Catholic educators is committed to providing quality teaching and learning experiences, fostering curiosity and a love for knowledge. We strive to create a safe and inspiring space where every child can thrive academically, socially, and spiritually.


As the principal of Sacred Heart, I am excited to embark on this journey with you, working hand in hand to shape the future of our students. Whether you are a new family or have been part of our community for generations, your presence enriches the tapestry of Sacred Heart.


This is a community that encourages all students to value and respect themselves and others in their journey of faith, learning and life. We warmly welcome enquiries from all prospective families seeking a Catholic education and hope to share with you the difference that a Catholic education at Sacred Heart can make to your child.

God bless,

David Austin