Why Choose SHPS?

At Sacred Heart Primary School your child will experience a quality education within a supportive and nurturing community  

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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
  • Click here for our Brochure K-6 2022 to the right to learn more about us.

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.

Vision

We, the Catholic community of Sacred Heart Primary 

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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 respectingstudents gardeningeveryone.
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

Blue

Conway

Green

Egan

Red

School Term Dates

2022 Term Begins Term Ends
Term 1 Monday 31 January Friday 8 April
Term 2  Wednesday 27 April  Friday 1 July
Term 3  Tuesday 19 July Friday 23 September
Term 4  Monday 10 October

Friday 16 December

Click here for further detail

Sacred Heart School Times 

Teacher supervision begins *

8.30am

Morning Assembly on the blacktop (parents welcome with social distancing)

8.55am

Morning Session

9.05am

Lunch Play

11.00am

Lunch Eating

11.30

Middle Session

11.45am

Recess – Play then eat

1.45pm

Afternoon Session

2.15pm

Dismissal

3.15pm

Duty finishes (Children not picked up at this point will be brought to the front office)

3.30pm

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

Weekly Events * see Compass notifications for class sport's days each term.

Day

Time

Event (COVID restrictions have adjusted some - see calendar and newsletter for variations)

Monday

Libary classes

Tuesday 

Libary classes

Lunch - Bike Club

Wednesday

STEAM, Italian and Music classes

Lunch - Ukulele and garden clubs

Thursday

STEAM, Italian and Music classes

Lunch - Library, Chess club (paid)

Friday

Lunch - Library, S3 activity club

Friday (most)

2.20pm

Assembly (students only)