Sacred Heart College Middle School is a Catholic School in the Marist Tradition. As such it is:
- Faithful to and celebratory of our Catholic and Marist heritage.
- An inclusive, mutually respectful educational community.
- Holistic in its contemporary, needs based and well resourced learning/teaching programs designed specifically for boys in Years 6 to 9.
- Committed to ensuring that School learning experiences are designed to assist boys achieve personal excellence in academic, cultural, social and sporting pursuits.
- Well organised and operates as a partnership between the boys, their families and the School staff.
As a Catholic School, prayer is an integral characteristic of the daily life of our students whilst under our care. It is part of our Ethos.
Prayer is personal and communal – when we gather we pray. It is a tradition from the time of Jesus.
Our Marist Catholic heritage is respectful of widely adopted traditions within our Church. Some importance practices include: The school day should begin and conclude with prayerful reflection appropriate to the level of our students.
As Christians we are committed to the welfare of all, especially those most in need. We are also called to “live life to fullest” (John 10:10). Our prayer needs to be comprehensive in its focus. Some would suggest that the human condition is one which takes a great deal for granted!
Students are launching into the maturation process which entails significant forging of their identity. It is a difficult time for them and their spiritual development is an integral aspect of their identity. Jesus taught us about unconditional love and challenged us to work towards being an inclusive and understanding community. Our prayers should reflect this.