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OUR COMMUNITY

Sacred Heart School Kew

Sacred Heart Kew is a close knit, vibrant and welcoming community. Our community is our strength.  The staff are committed, highly competent professionals who encourage and inspire their students. The parents are an enthusiastic, supportive and involved dynamic sector of the community. The students enjoy school life, love learning and thrive in a happy, secure and caring environment. We are all very proud of our school.

​Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that we learn, grow, create and celebrate on Wurundjeri Country. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We are grateful for the opportunity to share the glorious land, sky, waterways, and wonderful wildlife with the traditional owners. Exploring Country brings us joy, happiness and peace. We will continue our connection with Country through respectful play, by caring for our community and the environment, and engaging in learning that challenges injustice and leads change.

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PARENT INFORMATION

School Hours

 

Gates open at 8:30am

Students are able to arrive at school from 8:30am

Kiss and drop operates from Glenferrie Road 8:30-8:45am

Students are expected to be at school by 8:45am

 

Christian Meditation

 

Students participate in Christian Meditation with their class each Tuesday and Friday morning from 8.50am - 9:00am. The whole school meditates at these times.  

 

School Day

 

School commences: 8.45am

Morning Recess: 10.45am – 11.15am

Lunch: 12.45pm – 1.45pm

End of School Day: 3:15pm - all students

Kiss and Drop: 3:15pm - 3:35pm

 

Term Dates 2023

 

Term 1

Wednesday 1 February – Thursday 6 April

 

Term 2 

Wednesday 26 April – Friday 23 June

 

Term 3

Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September

 

Term 4

Monday 2 October – Friday 15 December

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SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL

The School Advisory Council is constituted as an advisory body. The SAC provides support and advice to the School Principal and Parish Priest on matters concerning the development of the school and the education and welfare of the students.

School Advisory Council Members

Parish Priest: Father John Madden

School Principal: Ed Weekes

Chairperson: Philip Ryan  

Staff Representative: Danielle Gerecke 

P. A Representative: Caroline O'Sullivan

Parent Representative: Chris Leung

Parish Representative: Julia Chamberlain

School Finance Accountant: Bernard Negline

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PARENTS' ASSOCIATION (PA)

The Sacred Heart Kew Parent Association is an important, vibrant part of the Sacred Heart School/Parish community. All parents of Sacred Heart Kew are members of the Parent Association and, as such, are invited and welcome to be part of the broad range of activities that the Parent Association is involved in.

The primary objective of the Sacred Heart Kew PA is a dual one, Fundraising and ‘Friendraising’ - for the welfare and benefit of the students, the parent community, the teachers, the school and parish. The financial support that the PA is able to provide for the school is important as it does contribute significantly to the programs of the school. But, the Sacred Heart Kew PA also emphasises and values strongly the relationship building that is inherent in so many of the social functions facilitated by the PA. This 'Friendraising' focus ensures a strong sense of community.

 

The Parent Association Committee coordinates its activities, assisted by parent Class Representatives from all year levels and meets regularly with the Principal. The PA also nominates a member to sit on the School Advisory Council, the body that formally brings together all key stakeholders to advise the Principal and the Parish Priest on the effective management of the school.

 

To give some idea of the broad range of activities that the Parent Association is linked to, following is a snapshot of some of the services and fundraising activities facilitated by the Parents Association:

  • Trivia Night

  • Prep Parents’ Dinner

  • Ladies’ & Men's Lunch

  • Grandparents’ morning

  • Mothers' and Father's Day Morning Tea

  • Welcome Drinks 

  • School Open Day

  • Prep Orientation Program

  • Teachers’ lunches

  • Raffle

  • Family picnic

  • School Tuckshop

  • 2nd Hand Uniform Shop

  • Meal Service

  • Student Disco

  • Year 6 Graduation

  • Annual School Sports 

  • Special food days

  • Welcome program

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GET INVOLVED

We invite our community to get involved with the activities at Sacred Heart Kew. Come along and be a part of:

  • Mothers' Day stall

  • Fathers' Day Breakfast

  • Classroom Coordinator

  • Canteen

  • Uniform Shop

  • Fundraising

  • Raffles

  • Excursion/Incursion

  • Guest Speakers

  • Reading/Classroom Helpers

  • Parent Information Night

  • Social Events for Parents

  • Movie & Disco Night

  • Graduation

  • Interschool Sport

  • School Sports Day

  • Sacramental Workshop Nights

  • Sacraments

  • Social Justice Days

  • Footy Day