Society of the Sacred Heart
As a Sacred Heart School, we find our meaning and purposes in the educational vision of the Mother Foundress, St Madeleine Sophie Barat, who founded the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1800, in the aftermath of the French Revolution.
Religious of the Sacred Heart who founded Stuartholme School in 1920 still reside at the Convent located on site and are actively involved in the daily life of the school. They assist with Mission, Retreats, educating students about their Sacred Heart Heritage, maintaining the Archives and providing individual Learning support. However it is their constant prayer, and keen interest in each member of the Stuartholme community that is at the very heart of our school.
We are indebted to the rscJ sisters who provide that strongest of links for us to the Sacred Heart charism. As the sisters retire from active service, we are indeed grateful for the spirit of religious-lay collaboration which imbues the school and allows the current staff and students to endeavour to walk in their shoes.
Australia and New Zealand Network
As a child of the Sacred Heart, you are never alone in the world.
The Society of the Sacred Heart is in over 40 countries. There are over 150 schools worldwide which share the educational philosophy of St Madeleine Sophie Barat and her early companions.
At Stuartholme, students have the wonderful opportunity to access sister schools all over the world. Among the many benefits of this vast network include:
- Reciprocal exchanges
- Study Tours
- Ongoing collaboration via internet and email
- World-wide celebration of traditions and cultural events
Links to Sister Schools in Australia and around the World
- Network of Sacred Heart Schools (ANZNET)
- Kincoppal-Rose Bay, Sydney, Australia
- Sacre Coeur, Melbourne, Australia
- Baradene, Auckland, New Zealand