In 2014, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Primary School participated in the Enhancing Catholic School Identity Project. Today, Catholic schools in Australia often find themselves challenged to express their distinctiveness, identity and vision as schools in a society where the Christian faith is increasingly marginalised. To assist schools in facing these present realities, Brisbane Catholic Education has entered partnership with other Dioceses and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. The Year 5 and 6 students, school staff and parents completed surveys and questionnaires which explored how Catholic identity is lived and shaped at OLSH, how the school would like to see its Catholic identity expressed and what potential is present to realise our preferred Catholic identity.
Our survey and questionnaire results presented the following recommendations from KU Leuven:
Continue to develop the school as a place to grow closer to God through enriching prayer experiences.