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Sacred Heart Parish School in Cunnamulla was established in 1915 and was originally staffed by the Sisters of Mercy, an Irish order founded by Catherine McAuley in 1827.
At the Sacred Heart school we cater for children from Prep to Year 6. The current level of student enrolments allows for close interaction between parents, students and staff. Our shared vision for each student is embedded in our motto “Become Who You Are” where we encourage children to embrace their physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual nature.
We’re a school that prides itself on establishing right relationships with all community members. Our school works as a team in which each of us offers our unique gifts and talents to build the best possible educational environment for the children. We share this responsibility with parents, community members, parishioners and our parish leaders. At our school, we endeavour to live the Gospel values.
TERM 2 REFLECTION
Welcome to Week 10 and what an adventurous term it has been. We have conquered many new skills over the last 10 weeks with the major one being online learning. Everyone showed great resilience which is evident in our continued growth in learning. Our students and teachers have been extremely busy over the last few weeks, completing end of term assessments and collecting evidence for reporting. A reminder that Report Cards for Semester 1 are based on student achievement for Term 1 and Term 2 and will be mailed to families early Term 3. This will allow for students to complete all assessment tasks and for teachers to gather evidence of student learning.
Teachers and School Officers continued to receive Professional Development opportunities over the term, in the areas of Inclusive Education, Behaviour Management, Reading, Mathematics, Assessment/Reporting and Learning dispositions. These opportunities allow us to review and analyse the processes and procedures we have in place so that we can revise and update where needed.
Even though we haven’t been able to hold school assemblies, liturgies or sporting events, our wonderful staff have continued to provide opportunities for our students to remember important events and recognise the achievements of their peers. Students have celebrated Reconciliation and the Sacred Heart Feast Day through class prayer and received their fortnightly awards in front of their class peers. Our Yr 3-6 students have even managed to hold their own Cunnamulla Olympics Event which has allowed them to join in on some fun athletic sports.
Teachers have continued to discuss with students the ‘Learning pit’ and the importance of our school Habits of the Heart and Habits of the Mind. Staff have reviewed student behaviour levels according to our school behaviour matrix and are excited to announce in our latest newsletter the overall Term 2 award winners for Habits of the Mind and Habits of the Heart.
Congratulations to all students for continually demonstrating our school values.
While she would not shout this news from the rooftops herself, our amazing Principal - Polly Crawford was nominated for an ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) award by our Senior Education Leader – Marty Savage and has been successful in winning the Emerging Leader Award!
This award recognises Miss Crawford as an influential school leader creating expertise across the school community to support every student to succeed. She will receive her award at a ceremony in Brisbane later in the year. Congratulations Miss Crawford we are very proud of you!
WE ARE NOW CALLING FOR 2021 PREP ENROLMENTS
Is your child born between 1st July 2015 and 30th June 2016? If so, your child is eligible to be enrolled in Prep for 2021. Prep Enrolment packages are now available at the front office or if you know of a child please come and collect a package. Prep interviews will be conducted in Term 3. Please contact the office to make an appointment. Transition days will be held in Term 4.