We are saddened by the sudden passing of Gerald McGurk. He retired in 1997 after forty three years of almost uninterrupted service to Sacred Heart College. Gerald was one of those rare teachers whose vocation to teach was the essence of his life. In pursuit of this, his teaching took on a vintage quality, drawing its ongoing inspiration from the generations of young people who sat in his classrooms. Like all great teachers, this quality of his teaching was unique, the idiosyncrasy of a personal commitment graced by a remarkable gift. It was inimitable, but totally engaging, earning the gratitude of his students and the respect of his colleagues. Gerald’s contribution to Sacred Heart College was woven into the weft of its tradition, enduring but ineffable.
Our sincere condolences to the extended McGurk family and particularly Brother Neil McGurk (his nephew), who was the visionary Principal of Sacred Heart College in the 1980s and is responsible for the incredible reputation that SHC has to this day. ... See MoreSee Less
Heart Apart STEAM festival (30 September - 1 October)
Full STEAM ahead
“Art without engineering is dreaming. Engineering without art is calculating.” Steven Roberts
This year the festival aims to make the head-heart, technology-art connection. We aspire to show how the use of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics are transformational tools that we use on a daily basis, often without even realising it, to propel us forward from the place that we held just yesterday. The journey will involve not only travelling backwards, but inwards as well as a means of understanding and making sense of the multiple facets that have brought us to where we are today: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually. All of these aspects will be explored through a variety of workshops and activities that utilise Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics as well as finding ways to connect them and take them beyond dreaming and calculating. Journeys happen in so many different ways and we hope that the multiple journeys that the students, teachers, parents and facilitators embark on will culminate in a better understanding of the self in all its facets thus giving each and every ‘traveller’ the courage and insight “to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
If you are able to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
4 months ago
We invite all members of our community to share their memories and stories about the evolution of democracy in present-day South Africa.
Write us a paragraph with a photo or send us a one-minute video clip to: email@example.com
Closing Date: 14 June 2021
#shcrememberingjune16 #YouthDay #celebratingdemocraacy ... See MoreSee Less
6 months ago
Our Grade 11s will be starting their Job Shadowing Workshop on the 9th, 12th, and 13th of April 2021.
For those of us who have had the experience of participating in this exercise, we might remember how difficult it was for students to get in contact with people who would be willing to take a student for a day, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are looking for alumni who are willing to come and share industry experience with the students to kick-off their job shadowing, by spending a morning with us on the 9th of April.
If you would be interested in sharing wisdom, email: firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less