• GENERAL INFORMATION
  • All schools in Western Australia are required to teach according to the outcomes set out in the mandated Curriculum Framework. The Curriculum Framework sets out a series of outcomes that describe the knowledge, understandings, skills, values and attitudes that students are expected to acquire through their schooling from K-12. These outcomes are divided into eight Learning Areas with 13 overarching statements.

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    In keeping with the aims of the College, Religious Education is an integral part of the curriculum and is studied by all students. Opportunities for Mass, Para-liturgies and Retreats are incorporated into the Religious Education program at times throughout the year. In WA Catholic schools, the Church as a 9th Learning Area has mandated Religious Education.

    The Curriculum is balanced to develop the Spiritual, Academic, Cultural and Sporting potential of students. It also prepares them for living in an increasingly technological and changing society.

    The fundamental role of Curriculum is to promote:

    • A love of learning
    • Life long learning
    • Excellence in learning

    Specific details regarding the Curriculum from Years 7 to Year 12, together with cocurricular opportunities, are provided in the individual Handbooks.

  • SUBJECT OFFERINGS
  • Sacred Heart prides itself on it's breadth of Curriculum, providing all students with an opportunity to find their niche and shine. The subjects offered include:

  • Year 7
  • • Religious Education • English
    • Education Support • Health & Physical Education
    • Humanities • French
    • Japanese • Mathematics
    • Science • Exploring Food
    • Engineering Technology • Wood Technology
    • Project Based Learning (Design and Materials Technology) • Art
    • Dance • Music
    • Project Based Learning (Media and Drama) • Project Based Learning (Music and Wood Technology)
  • Year 8
  • • Religious Education • Education Support
    • English Mainstream • English Focus
    • English Extension • Health & Physical Education
    • French • Japanese
    • Mathematics • Science
    • Humanities • Engineering Technology
    • Fantastic Food • Design
    • Materials Technology • Tech of Tomorrow
    • Art & Design • Dance
    • Drama • Media
    • Music Technology • Music
  • Year 9
  • • Religious Education • Education Support
    • Art A - Observation • Art B - Intention
    • Dance A - Cheer Hearts • Dance B - Let's Dance
    • Drama A - Let the Play Begin • Drama B - Drama at Play
    • Fashion and Design • Media
    • Music • Musical Theatre
    • Education Support • English Mainstream
    • English Focus • English Extension
    • Health & Physical Education • Sport Science & Fitness
    • Humanities • French
    • Japanese • Mathematics Functional (on a needs basis)
    • Mathematics Focus • Mathematics Mainstream
    • Mathematics Advanced • Mathematics Extension
    • Science • Astronomy
    • Child Care • Design
    • Applied Information Technology • Engineering
    • Food in the Fast Lane • Metals Technology
    • Money and Business • Wood Technology
    • Custom Jewellery Design • Textiles
  • Year 10
  • • Religious Education • Education Support
    • Art • Dance
    • Drama • Media
    • Music • English Functional (on a needs basis)
    • English Focus • English Mainstream
    • English Extension • Physical Education
    • Outdoor Education • Physical Education Studies
    • Economics • History
    • Geography • Politics and Law
    • French • Japanese
    • Mathematics Functional (on a needs basis) • Mathematics Focus
    • Mathematics Intermediate • Mathematics Advanced
    • Mathematics Extension • Biological Science
    • Chemical Science • Physical Science
    • Earth and Space Sciences • Marine Science
    • Psychology • Applied Information Technology
    • Child Care • Café Culture
    • Design (Dimensional) • Engineering
    • Business & Accounting • Wood Technology
    • Metals Technology • Structured Workplace Learning (Vocational Education)
  • Years 11 and 12
  • • Religion & Life ATAR • Religion & Life General
    • English ATAR • English General
    • Literature ATAR • Economics ATAR
    • Economics General • Geography ATAR
    • Modern History ATAR Politics and Law ATAR
    • Career and Enterprise General • French: Second Language ATAR
    • Japanese: Second Language ATAR • Dance ATAR
    • Dance General • Drama ATAR
    • Drama General • Media Production & Analysis ATAR
    • Music ATAR • Visual Arts ATAR
    • Visual Arts General • Children, Family & the Community ATAR
    • Children, Family & the Community General • Outdoor Education ATAR
    • Outdoor Education General • Physical Education Studies ATAR
    • Physical Education Studies General • Mathematics Specialist ATAR
    • Mathematics Essentials General • Mathematics Methods ATAR
    • Mathematics Applications ATAR • Biology ATAR
    • Marine & Maritime Studies ATAR • Marine & Maritime Studies General
    • Chemistry ATAR • Human Biology ATAR
    • Human Biology General • Physics ATAR
    • Psychology ATAR • Applied Information Technology ATAR
    • Engineering Studies ATAR • Dimensional Design ATAR
    • Dimensional Design General • Food Science & Technology General
    • Materials Design & Technology (Wood) General • Materials Design & Technology (Metal) General
    • Certificate II in Digital Media (offered on site at Sacred Heart College) • Certificate II or III in Music Industry (offered on site at Sacred Heart College)
    • Variety of Certificates (II and III),• Certificate IV • CareerLink
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION PROGRAM
  • A Gifted and Talented Education program is offered to students in Years 7-9 who are identified as ‘academically gifted’. Testing takes place on entry and again at the end of Year 7. The top 10% of the cohort are withdrawn once a week for small group work with Mrs Tanya Atherton, our Head of Gifted and Talented. Mrs Atherton is a past recipient of the National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEITA). She was previously the Western Australian Director of Tournament of Minds and the Catholic Education Exemplary Educator who coordinates the Secondary Gifted and Talented Network.

    Some of the programs and competitions students are offered include:

    • Philosophy
    • Architecture
    • Social Inquiry Research
    • Millennium Moments Study
    • Rostrum Speaking Competition
    • Science Teachers Association of WA Competitions
    • Tournament Of Minds
    • The da Vinci Decathlon
    • Philosothon
    • Have Sum Fun Maths
    • Secondary Scitech Challenge Day
    • ICAS

     Further information about this program can be obtained by contacting Mrs Atherton on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • MARY MACKILLOP CENTRE
  • The Mary MacKillop Centre is an integral part of the Sacred Heart College community and provides special needs education within a mainstream environment. Students who access the Centre have a diverse and wide range of disabilities and are taught by experienced, qualified and dedicated educators.

    The programs offered by the Centre are structured to support the College motto of Always Striving Upwards and they are focussed upon the student’s abilities rather than their disabilities.

    Individualised Education Plans (IEP’s) recognise student’s existing knowledge and skills and build upon these to ensure that each student reaches their full potential.

    The courses offered within the Centre include:

    • Functional Numeracy
    • Functional Literacy
    • Integrated Studies
    • Life Skills
    • Social Skills
    • Certificate I in Work Preparation
    • Business and Enterprise Studies
    • Cooking
    • Community Access
    • Work Experience

    Students who access the Mary MacKillop Centre are also integrated into mainstream classes for Religious Education, Physical Education and their chosen elective classes. Depending upon their academic level, students may also be integrated into other subject areas.

    The main aim of all the programs offered in the Mary MacKillop Centre is to provide each student with the skills necessary to minimise dependence and maximise independence so they can lead full and productive adult lives.

    For more information, please contact Mrs Marie Blackburn, Head of Inclusion, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9246 8247.

  • LEARNING SUPPORT
  • At Sacred Heart College, our Learning Support Department offers a range of different services for those students who require additional support within the mainstream classroom. Currently, we provide Learning Support in English and Mathematics from Years 7-10. These groups only consist of 5-10 students to provide a more one-on-one approach. The department has three specialist teachers who deliver a modified English and Mathematics Curriculum to students who have been identified as requiring assistance. There are four teaching assistants who provide support to a lead teacher in charge of a classroom. Their role is to reinforce lessons by supporting individual students or small groups.

    For more information, please contact Mrs Rebecca Delaney, Head of Learning Support, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9246 8230.

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