Principal's Welcome

​ Principal Mrs Jo Kimmins TERM 1 2021 smaller photo.jpgOn behalf the Sacred Heart School community, I warmly welcome you to our school and our website.

Sacred Heart School, Sandgate has a long history in the role of education in the Mercy tradition since 1893. The Mercy tradition is based on the values of compassion, respect, integrity, justice, hope and joy, as inspired by Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy. Throughout our history, Sacred Heart School, Sandgate has maintained a commitment towards valuing each student as a unique individual and it is this philosophy that has created the spirit that is evident within our school today.

Our students are encouraged to learn about these values, to understand their meaning and to apply them to their everyday lives – in how they respect themselves, others and the world around them. This links explicitly to our school motto 'For God, others and self'.

As part of the network of Brisbane Catholic Education schools, Sacred Heart Primary school partners with you as parents and caregivers to:

  • Teach faith-based, lifelong learning that engages the whole person.
  • Encourage every child to pursue academic excellence, plus excellence in all pursuits, so they realise their God-given potential.
  • Nurture the gifts of each child, encouraging them to follow and live the teachings of Jesus.

We have a diverse range of students attending our school- displaying different interests, talents, learning needs, styles, religion and cultural heritages. Our students are enthusiastic, creative learners, keen to help others and build a school that is inclusive of all. Student voice and real- life contexts are an integral part of engagement, passion and action in learning. We are situated next door to Dowse Lagoon and close to Sandgate Foreshores providing opportunities for real life-investigation and inquiry.

​We as a team of educators want each student in our care to be given as many opportunities as possible to learn, grow and to be active co-creators in their learning, to strive for excellence and celebrate success.  All staff are enthusiastic, highly dedicated and committed to the spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of our students. They bring a wide range of experience, skills and expertise and a deep commitment to provide students with caring relationships and positive learning experiences. They look forward to working closely with our students and parents/caregivers and the wider community.

Whilst there is a continuing focus on each student's success in their academic journey, a high priority for us is the importance of student wellbeing - that all our students feel safe, happy and develop tools for their personal wellbeing.

We acknowledge parents and carers as the first educators of their children and seek to work alongside you, in their education. Continually finding ways to ensure open and honest communication, building strong relationships and community is always a priority. You and your family will always feel welcomed at Sacred Heart.

We hope that you find our website to be a great source of information about our wonderful learning environment and community. To really gain a true sense of our community, we warmly invite you to contact us to find out more or arrange a visit to experience Sacred Heart for yourself.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sacred Heart community.

Mrs Jo Kimmins
Principal â€‹