Letter from the Principal

It is with an immense sense of pride and enthusiasm that I welcome you to Sacred Heart Primary School in Newport. We are a school built on a rich history in the Josephite traditions, who established and led our school community from the early 1900’s through to recent times.

As the new Principal, I am excited about the opportunity to lead the Sacred Heart community, continuing a journey of discovery and re-imagining. Our world today is vastly different to what it was fifty years ago and at Sacred Heart we recognise the need to ensure our school and classrooms reflect these changes. Contemporary, innovative schools have a responsibility to provide an educational context that enables students to take risks, make mistakes, problem solve and think their way through challenging situations, both cognitively and emotionally.

At Sacred Heart, the child is at the centre of everything we do. We recognise the importance of developing the whole child, leading to a full flourishing across the physical, cognitive, emotional, social and religious domains within a safe and supportive environment.

We understand that parents are the first educators of their children and parent engagement in learning is essential. At Sacred Heart, when we enrol the child, we enrol the whole family. The primary school years are a journey we take together. With a relationship built on trust and mutual respect, together we will take your child on an exciting journey of discovery and learning.

As a team of educators, we are committed to achieving the highest standards possible based on reflective practice, using data, research and evidence to ensure progress and growth in learning for all students.
I encourage you to take up the opportunity to come and visit. You are always welcome.

Warmest Regards,

Kaylene Carlin