Descriptive Information

​Distinc​​tive curriculum offerings

Music, Drama, Physical Education, Visual Arts and French (Years 5-6) lessons are taught by specialist teachers. As part of the Physical Education program students in Years 4-5 take part in a canoeing program. The whole school participates in swimming lessons in Term 4 and the year 6 students participate in a gymnastics program.

Extra ​​Curricular activities

Every second ​year the school presents a Musical in which all students participate. Preparation for this involves students in The Arts KLA, especially the Music, Visual Arts and Drama & Dance strands.

Social ​​Climate of the School

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is a multi-cultural school with more than 30 cultures / nationalities represented in the student body. The Parish of Darra-Jindalee which is the main catchment for the school includes the suburbs / localities of Darra, the Centenary suburbs, Forest Lake and Oxley.

Strategies ​​used for involving Parents in their children’s education

Parents of Prep students are interviewed in the first week of the school year. The other Year levels hold a Parent Info​rmation night early in Term 1. Parent-teacher interviews for all Year levels are held at the end of Term 1. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to assist teachers in the classroom, tuckshop and library.