Esprit de Cœur Sacré Cœur Alumnae Association Newsletter

20 September 2019
Issue Three

Sacré Cœur Women Shape the World

From the Presidents
Reunions 1979, 2009 and 2018
Where are they now?
Alumnae News
Alumnae News 
Former Teachers
Sophie's Farm 
Class of 2018  Gift to the School
Small Pleasures Fund
2019 Save the Date
2020 Reunions
School News
sacconnect
Stay in Touch
In Memoriam
From the Archives
School House Patrons
From the Foundation
Sacré Cœur
(03) 9835 2767
172 Burke Road
Glen Iris, Victoria, 3146
AU

From the Presidents

Co-Presidents Report

2019 Focus Goal

A Personal & Active Faith in God

 

The Alumnae Association (AA) supports and applauds the School Board Chair, Mrs Joan Fitzpatrick and School Principal, Mrs Anna Masters, in their act of generosity and compassion to the PCW (Presentation Convent Windsor) students following the recent announcement of that school’s closure at the end of this year. They informed the School Community of our decision:

 

As a school we hold the value of compassion very dear and as such are extending a hand of friendship and support to PCW families. We have offered a limited number of Compassionate Bursaries to PCW students entering Years 10 -12 in 2020 (the year levels in which we have vacancies). The bursaries will allow families to educate their daughter within our community for a fee similar to that of PCW.
 

As a school community and with the support of our Foundation the offering of scholarships and bursaries has always been a key pillar of our community and in fact lives out the Sacred Heart value – a social awareness that impels to action. We currently offer bursaries and scholarships to 10% of our students and information about these can be found on our website

The AA will look forward to welcoming these former PCW girls in 2021/22.

 

sacconnect: went live on 7 August. It is our best investment of the decade, for future decades. Melinda Adams, our exceptional Manager is responsible for bringing-to-birth this Graduway software program and getting sacconnect off to such a good start.  … our sign-up rate of over 300 alumnae has broken the record of comparable Victorian schools using this platform. Refer to the sacconnect page in this newsletter for more detailed information about the platform and how to sign up.  

 

Class Reunions are growing in number and increasing in pleasure. Again, Melinda has been instrumental in ensuring these events are easy and enjoyable for as many alumnae as possible. AA Committee members assist at the Reunions, ensuring they run to plan. This can be a challenge when it’s time for au revoir! No surprise that so many of us who couldn’t wait to leave School are usually the last to leave the Reunion!

 

The ASCA Presidency passes to Stuartholme in November 2019. They have a young and enthusiastic Co-Presidency and committee, which augurs well for sustaining our ASCA connections. Sophie Jackman, our Burke Road ASCA President from 2016-2019 is handing over a revived ASCA with orderly and transparent financial, meeting and report records. Sophie has been an excellent President during a challenging period for ASCA. We are waiting for an update from AMASC as to the progress of its mandate.

Kerry Bergin and Marianne Cassin

    

 

 

Reunions
1979, 2009 and 2018

Class of 1979 

The Class of 1979 enjoyed a catch up at the school before moving onto dinner at Kooyong Tennis Club. It was wonderful to have teachers Virginia Kennedy and Mary Bailey in attendance and included a sing along!

 

Class of 2009

The noise from the Parlour on a Friday evening in late August indicated that the Class of 2009 had a lot of catching up to do! Over forty girls were in attendance and it was wonderful to have them back at the school.

Class of 2018

The Class of 2018 came together for a reunion marking one year since we wore our white socks knee high and tied ribbons through our hair. There wasn’t a pause in conversation as we gathered in the Kirby Centre and sipped our glass of bubbly in true Sacré Cœur alumnae fashion. For all of us, 2019 has been a year of great change and we should all be immensely proud of how we have embraced such change; whether we filled our days with travel, work, study, passion projects or other. The reunion was a reminder that no matter where we are in life and no matter how much time passes us by, we will always have a community that supports and welcomes us. We will always be women of the Sacred Heart.  

“Time flies over but it leaves its shadow behind” — Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Ruby De Luca and Krystal Salloum

Where are they now?

Patricia Rumbold (Green 1943)

We were delighted to be contacted by Jane Rumbold (1968), the daughter of Patricia Rumbold (Green 1943) and Mother of  Lucinda Koch (1993), Amelia Koch (1995) and Freya Gordon (Koch 1998).

Patricia has uncovered some terrific photos from the St Patrick's Day Parade which are a welcome addition to the Archives collection.

As one of our oldest living alum, we are pleased to be able to share her story:

From Patricia.....

I was at Sacré Cœur  Burke Road for five years from 1936 until I left at the end of 1941. I’m now 95 years old!

I started as a day girl but in 1937 the Polio epidemic hit Melbourne and we were given the choice of becoming boarders or doing correspondence from home. I was an only child so was thrilled to become a border and enjoyed it very much.

I loved my time at Burke Road and made good friends, some I still see, in particular Pauline Cumming (Cash 1943).

 

The photo above is from a day organized by Archbishop Mannix where all the big Catholic Schools were asked to create a float for a St Patricks Day Parade in the city. We were dressed to represent the countries where Sacred Heart had schools. I was Australia.

The photo above is me with Margaret Curmi who represented Malta. She later joined the order and taught my daughter Jane. Sadly Margaret passed away last year.

These are my three granddaughters who all attended Sacré Cœur, Lucinda, Freya and Amy .

We were three generations at  Sacré Cœur. Daughter Jane in the middle with her three daughters, Lucinda, Amy and Freya with two of my eight great grandchildren.

 

This is me with my husband Derek celebrating our 70th wedding anniversary last year.

Alumnae News

SKOB Saints are 2019 VAFA Womens Premiers 

The "SKOB Saints" have claimed their first piece of silverware in VAFA women’s football, withstanding a stubborn challenge from West Brunswick to claim an eight-point victory in the Premier division Grand Final. The team included Sacré Cœur alumnae:

Bree Doyle (2013)
Rachel Gillett (2010)
Georgia Cropley (2015)
Charlotte Stoltz (2010)
Illah Taylor (2018)
Claudia Sullivan (2014)
Lizzy Wardlaw (2015)

Sam Viti  (2006)  also played a huge volunteering role since doing her ACL in the 2017 grand final loss. We congratulate them all on this magnificent achievement.

Read all about their historic win

 

Sophie the Giraffe

Are you looking for the perfect baby gift?

Look no more! 

Sophie the Giraffe teething toy is here.

The ideal gift for all children of  Sacré Cœur alumnae.

 

The toy has been made in France (as Sophie la Girafe) since 1961, near Paris. Its name refers to its launch on 25 May 1961, the feast day of  Saint Madeline Sophie Barat. It has achieved national icon status in France, with more sold each year (816,000 in 2010) than babies born (796,000).

 

Locally it can be purchased at Baby Bunting or online.

 

Alumnae News 

Darcy Fahey (Class of 2015)

Since graduating from Sacré Cœur in 2015, I've been heavily involved in Melbourne’s theatre scene. I've been fortunate enough to have been a part of some spectacular amateur musical theatre shows, highlights including Dusty: The Original Pop Diva with ‘Babirra Music Theatre’ and Beauty and The Beast with ‘Windmill Theatre Company.’ I'm currently rehearsing for another show, The Producers with ‘Babirra Music Theatre,’ set to open 11 October 2019 at The Whitehorse Centre.

 

I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing at Deakin University and thoroughly enjoying being on the Deakin Nursing & Midwifery Society Committee as the ‘Publications Executive.’

 

In between a busy rehearsal and university timetable, I love to bring new and old friends to my favourite casual dance classes at The Space and Elevator Studios.

I would like to thank Sacré Cœur for fostering my love of the arts. Arts festival, music concerts, music camp, choir rehearsals, carols were my most treasured moments at school and without them, I would not be the performer or person I am today.

I would like to extend an invitation to staff, students and friends of Sacré Cœur to come and see The Producers.

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’ musical, The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut.

 

Performance Dates:

Friday 11 October - Saturday 19 October 2019

Performances are held at the Whitehorse Centre
 

Tickets can be purchased via:

Website: www.whitehorsecentre.com.au/The-Producers.html

Phone: 03 9262 6555

Email: tickets@whitehorse.vic.gov.au


 

 

 

 

Former Teachers

Irene Ritchie

 

Irene was unfortunately unable to attend the recent 1979 Reunion but she has kindly updated us on what she has been doing since leaving Sacré Cœur.

Time at Sacré Cœur  

1974 - 1977      Taught full time at  Sacré Cœur   

Taught Year 11 and 12 Politics and Social Studies  

Year 7-10 Histories and Integrated Studies

1978 - 1983      Left to have two babies

1983 - 2000      Part time at Sacré Cœur

Taught History, Integrated Studies, Australian studies, Drama and Geography

Irene was Head of History and Head of Integrated Studies and Head of Australian studies at different times.

 

Post Sacré Cœur

From 1998 until 2003 I returned to Monash University part time and did a major in Indonesian resulting in a Bachelor of Letters and a Post Graduate Diploma in teaching Foreign Languages. I left Sacré Cœur in 2000 to work at Eltham College City Campus for two years teaching Indonesian and then went to Scotch College for three years teaching Indonesian, History and Communication. I then taught at Mentone Grammar and taught Year 11 and 12 Indonesian and Primary Indonesian for five years. 

 

Since retiring from teaching, I write for various magazines on travel in Indonesia and Javanese and Balinese culture. I regularly interview Javanese Muslim intellectuals for articles on Indonesian Islam. I am fluent in Indonesian and travel there twice a year.

 

I have co-authored six books of Indonesian folk stories including five with senior lecturer, Eddy Pursubaryanto, from Gadjah Mada University in Yogykarta, Indonesia. The English Department of Gajdah Mada University publish a new book by myself and Eddy each year. The stories have been retold in English and are based on the traditional Kancil [mouse deer] legends.

 

In 2015 I received a Seniors’ writing award from the City of Port Phillip for an article called A Kooglhoupf Adventure  on the history of a well known cake shop in St Kilda. I give workshops and talks on my books in Indonesia and Australia. I play Indonesian gamelan music and am currently learning Javanese. My new stories, The Kancil, the Dragon and the Drone and An Indonesian Mouse Deer Goes to America are new modern creations I have done.

 

For more information on Irene and her publications, please visit her website:

www.kancilforest.info


 

 

 

 

Sophie's Farm 

Caroline Xue (2015)
January 2019 Trip

I first visited Sophie’s Farm in December 2015 after my final year at Sacré Cœur as one of eight girls in the Class of 2015 participating in the immersion program. It gave us a brief peek into how the sisters and volunteers live and work with the community of Doña Lucia, an experience I wouldn’t hesitate to describe as life-changing.

 

After recruiting a group of six passionate medical students, I returned at the beginning of 2018 with TeamMED, the non-profit student-run global health club at Monash University. With the help of Sr Lydia, Dr Ginger and many other kind volunteers, we were exposed to the regional healthcare system in Northern Samar. Through fundraising and partnership with Melbourne University Health Initiative (MUHI), we were able to contribute material aid to the provincial and regional hospitals.

 

During our two-week stay, we engaged local families in educational health promotion activities regarding hand and dental hygiene, first aid and basic medications. Through TeamMED, I coordinated another trip in January 2019, and now another group is set to go in 2020. I was so touched to learn that the teachers at Sacred Heart Learning Centre (SHLC) were still teaching the young students our hand-washing song!

 

I hope this can grow to become a sustainable partnership that responds to the needs of both communities sensitively and supportively. There are endless opportunities for learning and growth to which any person can contribute their individual skills and personality. I look forward to returning to the Philippines this December to explore Northern Samar and other regions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meredith Kain (past parent) 
 

Meredith has been visiting Sophie's Farm, the RSCJ community in the Philippines which Sacré Cœur supports, for many years. During her time there she participates in community life while assisting the village women with cooking, weaving and sewing skills. 

She has recently arrived for another visit and you can follow her inspiring journey via facebook

 

 

Class of 2018 
Gift to the School

Class of 2018 Gift to the School 

2018 was a particularly special year for the Sacré Cœur community. In reflecting on our Year 12 experience, the students of the Class of 2018 noticed a core theme in the day-to-day events of our school lives… 

First of all, last year we celebrated the milestone of 130 years of Sacred Heart education at our beautiful school. 2018 also marked the bicentenary, 200 years, of St Philippine Duchesne embarking on her journey from Europe to North America, to spread the Sacred Heart message on an international scale. Finally, our annual focus goal was Building Community as a Christian Value.  

 
Central to our final year at Sacré Cœur were the themes of strength in community and global interconnectedness. We believed it would only be fitting to mark this year with a special gift: a world map representing the Sacred Heart Network. This permanent wall display, located beside the entrance to the Parlour,  locates the global connections between all of our sister schools around the world (over 150 schools!) as well as our sister community Sophie’s Farm in Northern Samar, Philippines. We are so very proud to form just a single puzzle piece of this worldwide network established by the RSCJ. As global citizens we are part of an ever-expanding world. 

We are extremely grateful for the generous assistance from a collective of both staff and students over the last year. Your dedication to, and support of, our project means so much to us! We are delighted to share our Year 12 gift with the school community.  
 

Krystal Salloum and Ruby De Luca 

 


 

 

 

 

Small Pleasures Fund

Small Pleasures Fund

 

The Small Pleasures Fund was created by a group of former students of Sacré Cœur in honour of alumna Rebecca Dollman (class of 1991), who passed away in 2013 following a 10- year battle with breast cancer, aged 39.  She left behind twin boys aged 2.

 

Our annual lunch is Rebecca’s legacy and the means by which we raise funds to benefit members of our alumnae community who may be experiencing a life threatening or debilitating illness or injury. Our aim is to provide a ‘small pleasure’ to make someone’s day a little brighter. Over the last 7 years we have assisted many individuals and families within our community facing some very difficult times.  We always receive feedback from these recipients that it is so wonderful to be part of a loving and kind-hearted community.

Raffle Donations

Each year we are approached by people wishing to assist the Fund in some way. A great way to help is via our Event Raffle, which is our key source of fundraising.The Small Pleasures Committee is currently sourcing raffle prizes for the day so if you are able to offer a prize or a cash donation that we can put towards some fantastic raffle items we’d be very grateful. Please contact Kate Burley on 0419 707 746 or email us at sc.smallpleasures@gmail.com.

Save the Date

This year our annual lunch will be held on Saturday 23 November, 2019 from 12pm at Leonda By the Yarra.  It promises to be a wonderful day with special guests and is an opportunity to enjoy a ladies day with our very special community, both alumnae and friends of Small Pleasures Fund.  Tickets will go on sale mid-October.  lease keep an eye on our Facebook page and in the alumnae newsletter for booking details; invitations will also be sent to previous guests who have supplied their email address.

Contact Us

If you know of anyone who may be in need of a ‘small pleasure’, please contact us at Small Pleasures or via 

Alumnae Relations Manager at Sacré Cœur.  Phone: 9835 2700 

We also invite you to like our Facebook page  to keep up to date with our events.

2019 Save the Date

2019 Events

Event Small Pleasures Lunch

When Saturday 23 November    

Time  12pm  

Where Leonda 

 

Event  Mass of Remembrance   

When Saturday 16 November   

Time  10am 

Where  Sacré Cœur Chapel and Kirby Centre

 

Event  Community Choir Concert

When Sunday 17 November   

Time  5pm 

Where  Sacré Cœur Chapel

Alumnae Association Meetings

The final Alumnae Association committee  meetings for the year will be held on:

Monday 28 October

Wednesday 20 November

7.30pm

Parlour at Sacré Cœur

Please feel free to come along, engage with other alumnae and discuss our plans for 2019 and beyond. Everyone is encouraged to attend. 

We welcome ALL alumnae - new and old!

2019 Reunions

Event 2014 Reunion (5 years)

When Friday 22 November 2019 

Time   5.30pm onwards

Where  Railway Hotel 

                29 Chapel Street 

                 Windsor 

Contact Bridie Brittain and  Alex Hopkins 

 

                  

2020 Golf Day

Save the Date - more details to follow

Monday 16 March 2020

2020 Reunions

2020 Reunions

The reunions are nearly finished for 2019 and we are turning our attention to 2020! The following groups have locked in their dates:

 

Event 1980 Reunion (40 years)

When  Saturday 14 March 2020

Time   4-6pm

Where Sacré Cœur

Contact  Glenda Higgins

 

Event  1990 Reunion (30 years)

When  Saturday 18 April 2020

Time   6-8pm

Where Sacré Cœur

Contact Rebecca Long

 

 

 

 

Event  2019 Reunion (1 year)

When  Friday 28 August 2020   

Time   6-8pm

Where Sacré Cœur

Contact  Melinda Adams  Alumnae Relations Manager                                 

Reunion Co-ordinators Required

Would you be willing to help organise your class reunion? It involves booking a venue for after the catch up at the school and spreading the word. We are keen to hear from anyone interested from:

Class of 1970

Class of 2000

Class of 2015

Class of 2010 - date locked in for Friday 28 August 2020

Please contact Melinda Adams if you are able to assist

School News

Joigny Art Show

We were thrilled to welcome alumna  Marnie Haddad  (1987) back to Sacré Cœur to open the Joigny Art Show in September. Marnie is a leading fashion portrait photographer who was at the school for 13 years.  She was very impressed with the quality of the art the girls had produced. Visit Marnie's website to see her incredible work.

 

 

Procession of Lanterns

 

The Procession of the Lanterns is a well loved and time honoured tradition at Sacré Cœur. It is held on the eve of the Feast of the Sacred Heart and has become in recent years the farewell ritual which signifies to the Year 12s that their education at Sacré Cœur coming to an end. It has always been a beautiful ceremony with the altar especially decorated for the occasion with many candles and surmounted by the particular heart shaped arrangement of candles which has been used so many times before. The rest of the Chapel is darkened and it does not come to light until the lantern procession begins.   

 

Each Year 12 student carries a lantern which they have made especially to represent themselves and the traditions of the school. These lanterns of different colours each contain a candle and their light flickers through the cut out panels to illuminate the weaving path that the procession takes through the pews. The procession is led by the captains of the school and they read the Consecration to the Sacred Heart as the class gathers in a half circle around the altar before winding out of the chapel to the final singing of Coeur de Jesus.  

Mark Oski, Director of Mission 

Alumnae Association
Welcome to Year 12s

Co-Presidents Kerry Bergin and Marianne Cassin met with the current Year 12 class to introduce them to the Alumnae Association and all that it has to offer after they leave the gates of Sacré Cœur.

Kate Burley spoke about the value of Small Pleasures and how the girls can call on the Sacré Cœur community to support them. She also invited them to attend the lunch with their Mothers next year.

Melinda Adams then encouraged the students to sign up to sacconnect so they could keep in touch and receive the benefits of mentoring and advice from alumnae.

 

2020 Blue Ribbons 

We are delighted to announce the Blue Ribbon Team for 2020 including some with connections to Alumnae.

SCHOOL CAPTAINS
AVA BENNETT
ALICE STRAFORD
COR UNUM PREFECT
INDIANA RICKARD SMITH
CREATIVE ARTS PREFECT
LUCY GALLEN
JUSTICE ACTION PREFECT
VICTORIA ABRAHAM
LITURGY PREFECT
ASHANYA FERNANDO
MUSIC CAPTAIN
KALLISTA SELKIRK
PUBLIC SPEAKING PREFECT
ABIGAIL CHUA
SACRED HEART PREFECT
HANNA VLAMIS
SPORTS CAPTAIN
LILLI BOURKE  daughter of Elisha Bourke (Arthur 1993)
SUSTAINABILITY PREFECT
GRETEL TOBIN
BARAT HOUSE CAPTAINS
CLARA CHOI
STEPHANIE MAHON niece of Sophie Henry (Mahon 1998)
DIGBY HOUSE CAPTAINS
SOPHIE ARMSTRONG
JAMIE MINOGUE
DUCHESNE HOUSE CAPTAINS
CATHERINE CARDAMONE
ELLEN LYONS
STUART HOUSE CAPTAINS
GENEVIEVE HOLDEN
LEAH JENCIK

sacconnect

Don't forget to join sacconnect today!

Thank you for supporting our wonderful new platform to connect our alumnae community - sacconnect!

 

Since the launch last month, we have already had over 300 alumnae join which is a fantastic response.

 

The 2019 Year 12 class just registered and it would be great to have some recently graduated students join up to assist them as they navigate their way post school next year working and studying.

 

It only takes two minutes to join!

sacconnect

 

The platform enables you to:

  • Connect: Find and connect with your classmates. See what they have been up to, reminisce, gather together and stay in touch. 
  • Expand: Leverage the shared history you have with thousands of alumnae and students to expand your professional networks. Meet new people and open new doors — for yourself and others. 
  • Continue the Tradition: Explore the many opportunities to engage with the hundreds of other alumnae who are following in your footsteps. Act as a mentor or share your story and experiences with current students, serve on alumnae committees, volunteer for events. In the future, you can connect with others via the mentoring feature.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Stay in Touch

Keep up to date with Sacré Cœur news!

Don't miss out on all the latest news and events.  Follow Sacré Cœur on:

sacconnect 

facebook   

LinkedIn   

Instagram

 

Share your news - we love hearing your stories since leaving school and are always interested in what you are doing.

 

Remember to update your contact details with Melinda Adams, Alumnae Relations Manager here.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

We remember those members of our community who have recently died.

Alumnae

Denise  Johnston (Cook 1961)  22 June 2019

                        

Frances  Fox ( Anderson 1967)  21 July 2019     

 

Lisbeth (Beth) Borell (1942)    27 June 2019  

Sadly Beth passed away at her home aged 95 years. She made many lifelong friends from her happy school days. She loved the nuns and would tell us about lots of great times at the convent school. Regards and bless all the old girls.

Leon Borrell (son)

 

Chloe Lawson (2009)  19 August 2019   

 

Leonie  de Haas (Warton 1977)   29 June 2019    

Sister of Christine Warton (Turner 1980)

Friends

Leicester Bruce Walker   24 April 2019  

Husband of Patricia Walker ( Percy-Dove 1952)

It might be of interest to my Sacré Cœur friends that my beloved husband of 63 years died on 24/04/19.He always thought that my 10 years as a pupil at Burke Road made me a stronger person.

Patricia Walker ( Percy-Dove )

 

David   Dureau   19 June 2019 

Brother of Susan Dowling ( Dureau 1955)   

         

Harry  Kannegiesser  16 June 2019 

Father of Susan Kannegiesser (1984) and Kate Wagstaff (Kannegiesser 1988). Grandfather of Rachel Kannegiesser (2016)     

 

Helen  Lauritz    6 August 2019    

Mother of Fiona Fogarty (Lauritz 1986), Nic Quinlan (Lauritz 1987), Kate Grace (Lauritz 1993), Meg Lauritz (1999), Anna Lauritz (2001) and Sarah Lauritz (2006)     


Tim Fischer AC    22 August 2019    

Sister of Carol Coghill (Fischer 1960) and Barbara (Vicki) Baudry (Fischer 1965)


Gary  Yodgee    12 June 2019    

Father of Rose Yodgee (2010)

Anthony  Liston    3 August 2019    

Brother of Megan Liston (1993), Angela Liston – McCaughley (1998), Fiona Triaca (Liston 2000),Genevieve Liston (2006) and Nicole Liston (2008)    

 

Gavan  Lethlean    30 August 2019    

Father of Clare Lethlean (1985) and Grandfather of Sophie Houghton (Year 11) and Emily Houghton (Year 8)
Member of the Community Choir


John Jopling    2 September 2019    

Husband of Ann Jopling (1957)
 

          

Mass of Remembrance:
Saturday 16 November 2019 at 10am

The Mass of Remembrance will  be  held in the School Chapel at 10am on Saturday 16 November 

All alumnae are welcome to attend and join us for Morning Tea after Mass.

Please let Melinda Adams know of any members of our community who have died that you wish to be remembered at the Mass.

From the Archives

Blue Ribbons

To celebrate the announcement of the 2020 Blue Ribbons, please enjoy these photos of Blue Ribbons from the past.

 

Can you please help add to our archive collection?

We  love to receiving photos and memorabilia from your school days.

Photos can be scanned and returned to you.

Please contact our Archivist Barbara Kowalski or phone: 9835 2782 if you can assist. 

School House Patrons

The life of Janet Erskine Stuart
Intellectual   Engaging   Wise
 

In 2019, we are featuring the stories of each of the House Patrons.

In this edition we  learn more about Janet Erskine Stuart

She is considered one of the greatest educators in the history of the Society and was the sixth Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

Please click here to read her fascinating story.

 

 

 

From the Foundation

Cor Unum Walk Pavers - Order Now

The Cor Unum Walk, which creates a physical and distinctive welcome to our visitors and students, is seeing increased daily foot traffic from Burke Road and the carpark. 

 

Through the purchase of a tax deductible engraved paver, the Walk provides an opportunity for us all to be part of these remarkable gardens into perpetuity. Contributions of our students, alumnae, School families and friends can be celebrated, and current and future students inspired for their own journeys of learning and life.

 

If you would like to be included in this historic addition to our remarkable gardens, please call 9835 2776, email or download an application form.

 

Orders submitted by 30 September 2019 will have their engraved brick included in the Walk during Term 4 2019. Orders are installed on an annual basis.

Securing our financial independence

The Foundation works together with the School Board to secure the long term financial independence of the School. Without the strong and active support of the School Family, we would not have the capacity to complete many of the major projects that will enhance the education of our girls.

 

Ultimately, the Foundation aims to provide Sacré Cœur with a secure level of financial independence, and assist families whose financial circumstances might preclude them from enrolling their daughters at Sacré Cœur.

 

All donations to the Sacré Cœur Foundation’s Building Fund or Scholarship Fund over $2 are tax deductible.

 

Please complete a donation form, phone the office on  9835 2776 or email.  Donors are acknowledged annually, as requested, in the July edition of the Burke Road Bulletin.

 

Support or join our Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors for your generosity in sponsoring Sacré Cœur Community events. Your generous contributions help make these events a great success and are deeply appreciated. Please click here to support those who support us. 

Esprit de Cœur Sacré Cœur Alumnae Association Newsletter
Mibel (pictured right) receives her award
1921 Blue Ribbons
1922 Blue Ribbons
1921 Blue Ribbons
1969 Blue Ribbons
1991 Blue Ribbons
Pictured L-R Emma Walling and Alice Deighton
Marnie Haddad (centre) with Louise Blamey, Joigny Art Teacher and Joigny students
Philippine Duchesne biography.pdf
Alumnae Cup winners with Kerry Bergin, Alumnae Co-President
Kathleen McCarthy
Class of 1977
Class of 1959
Violetta making napkins
Violetta making napkins