Learn, care, flourish at Sacred Heart College Kyneton

Principal Dr Darren Egberts with students.

It has been and exciting and very calm start to the 2024 school year at Sacred Heart College.

This year, the college has welcomed its largest ever Year 7 cohort of 181 students in seven homerooms with their introduction to secondary school focusing on transition and wellbeing activities. This comprehensive program concluded with a three-day adventure camp at Kinglake in late February.

Sacred Heart College is a proud Mercy school and was founded 135 years ago by the Sisters of Mercy. The college’s 2024 theme, Called to Act for Justice highlights the call to social justice and social action that is foundational to the Christian narrative espoused by the Sisters of Mercy in the early and mid 1800’s. Each person has a responsibility to care for those less fortunate than ourselves, to challenge structures that perpetuate inequity and to bring about the Reign of God in our time.

The college’s byline ‘Learn. Care. Flourish’ captures these principles that inform all aspects of a Sacred Heart College education.

Learn – The provision of an engaging, challenging, and personalised education for each student is a key priority for all Sacred Heart College staff. Staff utilise a breadth of evidence-based strategies to ensure that each young person achieves at least 12 months academic progress each year.

Care – Sacred Heart College is immensely proud of the wellbeing programs in place for our students and works in partnership with parents to ensure that students grow into resilient, happy and compassionate young people. Staff undertake regular and comprehensive professional learning to support the safety of all young people in our care. The College has an outstanding counselling team to support students and families with the challenges of contemporary adolescence.

Flourish – As Principal, I am committed to providing a holistic education for each student, so that they can grow academically as well as spiritually, psychologically, emotionally, and physically. At Sacred Heart College, we want every student to live life in abundance.

I encourage those in our local community currently considering options for their children’s secondary journey to learn more about the diverse educational offerings of Sacred Heart College Kyneton, by visiting the College website, attending a tour, or participating in our College Open Eveningon Monday 22 April.

Dr Darren Egberts, principal