The RNDM Sisters established Sacred Heart College Sorrento in 1967 to expand the capabilities of Sacred Heart Girls’ School in Highgate, an inner city suburb in Perth. Over the next 20 years, significant changes occurred which helped form the current face of the College. The first came in 1977 when the College became co-educational. This was followed with the appointment in 1985 of the first lay Principal. Despite the change of leadership, the Sisters remained directly responsible for the day-to-day management of the College. This arrangement remained until 1989 when the Sisters withdrew and Sacred Heart College became part of the Diocesan System of Schools managed by the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia. At the end of 1998, the doors of the boarding complex closed for the last time. It was the end of one era and the beginning of another.

The Sacred Heart College of today has changed significantly since its inception. There has been an extensive building and rebuilding program as the College increased in size, to the point where it currently educates to some 1,400 students.

The College has expanded its facilities to support the Four Pillars: Spiritual, Academic, Cultural and Sporting. The RNDM Performing Arts Centre, named in honour of our founders, seats 560 persons in a professional theatre.

In September 2016, the College opened ‘The Koort Centre’, a state of the art gymnasium which, apart from Health and Physical Education classes and activities, can accommodate the Sacred Heart community for Whole School Masses and Assemblies. The gymnasium was named after the Nyungar word for ‘heart’ to acknowledge the original custodians of the land.

A more detailed look into the College's history is below:

SACRED HEART WIN 15th CONSECUTIVE ACC CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL

SACRED HEART WIN 15th CONSECUTIVE ACC CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL

After finishing 2nd to John XXIII College in the All Schools Cross Country Carnival two weeks ago, Sacred Heart rebounded to record a hard fought win at the ACC Cross Country Carnival on Thursday

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STUDENTS AND STAFF RAISE $1,400 FOR THE CANCER COUNCIL

STUDENTS AND STAFF RAISE $1,400 FOR THE CANCER COUNCIL

On Friday 17 May, our Year 11 students organised a Biggest Morning Tea at recess to raise funds for the Cancer Council. The students brought in cakes, slices, biscuits and savoury food which were

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YEAR 11 THE DA VINCI DECATHLON TEAM CROWNED STATE CHAMPIONS

YEAR 11 THE DA VINCI DECATHLON TEAM CROWNED STATE CHAMPIONS

On Wednesday 3 April, 40 students in Years 7-11 represented the College at the annual The da Vinci Decathlon at The University of Western Australia. This is a unique competition where teams of

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SACRED HEART COLLEGE WIN 9TH CONSECUTIVE ACC 'A' DIVISION SWIMMING CARNIVAL

SACRED HEART COLLEGE WIN 9TH CONSECUTIVE ACC 'A' DIVISION SWIMMING CARNIVAL

On Wednesday 27 March, Sacred Heart created more history by winning the 'A' Division ACC Swimming Carnival for the 9th year in succession. The margin of 22 points was the lowest

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PROJECT COMPASSION LAUNCH 2019

PROJECT COMPASSION LAUNCH 2019

On Tuesday 5 March, a group of 15 students, Mrs Hywood and Ms Hunter attended the launch of Project Compassion 2019 at Clontarf Aboriginal College, run by Caritas Australia.

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