Each year the Sacré Cœur community confers a particular emphasis on one of the five Sacred Heart Goals of Sacred Heart Education. This annual goal is known as the Focus Goal. Each of the goals is addressed over a five year cycle. The sixth year in the cycle is proclaimed a ‘Year of Reflection', a time when the Sacré Cœur community engages in an extensive examination and celebration of its Sacred Heart character.
Even though there is a special accent on the annual Focus Goal, the community continues its commitment to ‘living out' each of the goals every year.
The Principal and the Sophie Team are entrusted with the responsibility of being the custodians of the ‘Sacred Heart Ethos' within the school, in particular, ensuring that each year's Focus Goal is ‘lived out' actively by the school community.
Personal growth is a many-faceted project involving moral awareness, an unravelling of the sense of self, a discovery and owning of values, and a gradual bringing of day to day living in line with what the mind and heart claims as its own. The difficult work of self-discipline, and the awareness that informs it, can be fostered and supported within a community through wise structures and through the interactions of all who form part of that community.
Advice to students:
Helped by community members to be truthful and honest with yourself, you will grow in self-confidence by dealing realistically with your gifts and limitations. Through growth in self-discipline, you will learn to accept the consequences of your choices and actions.
Criteria of the Goal