Following enrolment, and as part of the Student Wellbeing structure at Stuartholme, each girl is allocated to one of six Houses. The House community provides a lively and exciting element to each girl’s life beyond the classroom.
Each House is mentored by the Year 12 Teacher Mentor who guides the House Captain. She is supported by the Sport Vice Captain, Cultural Vice Captain and Spirit Leader. The House Captain represents the School on official occasions and is expected to be a positive role model for other students. Together with the Vice Captains and Spirit Leader, the House Captain fosters House spirit and oversees House activities, including the annual Choral singing competition and House sporting events.
The six houses at Stuartholme have been named after influential Religious Patrons of the Sacred Heart:
Mother Evangelist Coen served two terms as Principal during the 1920’s and again in the late 1930’s. She played an integral role in the creation of our beautiful Chapel.
Mother Marie Macrae served as Principal in the late 1940’s and again in the early 1960’s. Mother Macrae ensured the Arts became a vital part of education at Stuartholme. She also played a pivotal role in the design of the Chapel stained glass window.
Sister Mercia Parker taught at Stuartholme for over 30 years. She was remembered for her love of animals, and fostered many birds, dogs and cats at the school.
Mother Janet Stuart was the Mother General for the Society of the Sacred Heart. She visited Brisbane in 1914 and agreed to Archbishop Duhig’s request for a Convent of the Sacred Heart to be built in Brisbane. It was later discovered her half-brother, Richard Stuart owned the site Stuartholme was to be built on.
Sister Margaret Toohey was the last Religious Principal at Stuartholme from 1971-1983. Sister Toohey witnessed the transcending of formal education through to the more relaxed education we know today.
Mother Marjorie Woodlock served at Stuartholme on two occasions as Mother Assistant. Her role was chiefly to look after the buildings and property. We remember her for her hard work in the cultivation of the beautiful surroundings at Stuartholme.