Beyond the Curriculum

Sacred Heart encourages all children to make the most of their time at school and to become actively involved in their community. Our school provides a holistic learning environment that caters for each child's academic, physical, social and emotional development within a balanced educational program based on Christian values. To foster this, we encourage participation in activities that fall outside the realm of the normal curriculum of our school.
Academic competitions

The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) are independent skills-based assessments with a competition element. Commonly referred to as the UNSW tests, ICAS is unique, being the most comprehensive, generally available suite of academic assessments and school tests for primary and secondary school students. The assessments comprise Computer Skills, English, Maths, Science, Spelling & Writing tests. More​ information here.​

Junior & Senior Singing Choirs 
Year 3 – Year 6 – The singing choirs rehearse weekly on various songs. The groups learn about pacing, harmony, breathing and pitch and put these skills into practice as they sing at school events and competitions.
Instrumental Music Lessons 
Guitar and drum lessons offered to students from Prep to Year 6, in group and individual learning environments. 
Visual Arts Competitions 
The Sacred Heart Archibald was the culmination of intensive learning tasks on the style of portraits. The Sacred Heart School, Sandgate Art and Sole display presented a multimodal display of students'/artists' interpretations of shoes through sculpture painting, and students displayed renewed & recycled pieces of work.
Dance Cart 
Dance Cart offers comprehensive programs that engage students in fun physical activity and assesses them according to the dance strand of the Years 1 - 10 Arts Syllabus. The Dance Cart program culminates in a performance at the end of Term 1 for the school community to enjoy.
Swimming Lessons 
As a component of our sports and physical activity program, all classes from Prep to Year 6 participate in a two-week swimming block. Our school swimming carnival is held at the completion of the swimming block.
Throughout  Term 2 and Term 3, as part of our school's sports and physical activity program, all classes from Prep to Year 6 attend weekly Gymnastics lessons at the Sandgate PCYC.  Qualified Gymnastic Coaches conduct the lessons.
Sports Training 
In the lead up to Swimming, Athletics & Cross Country carnivals – To aid students in preparing for school, zone and metropolitan-based carnivals, Sacred Heart provides training for the purpose of preparation.
Met North Sporting Competitions and Trial
The Metropolitan North School Sport core purpose is to focus on supporting the development of young people's physical, intellectual and emotional well-being so they can be productive students and members of their communities. 

Pastoral Groupings Activities:

PMP Program 
Perceptual Motor Program aims to develop a child's perceptions and understandings of their world through movement and motor experiences.
You Can Do It Program 
The You Can Do It program aids in identifying the social and emotional capabilities that all young people need to acquire in order to be successful in school, experience wellbeing, and have positive relationships, including making contributions to others and the community
Year 6 Leadership Program  
Students in the upper primary classes make a valuable contribution to the tone of the school and to the enthusiasm and motivation of the younger children herein. To this end, we promote a Leadership program for students in Years 5 & 6, which focuses on developing our students’ leadership skills through formal leadership training and practical leadership experiences.

Structured Play 
Lunchtimes - Structured Play is a social-emotional support program offered to children requiring support and an invited friend, some children use it as a sensory break from the busy lunchtime.