At Sacred Heart College we seek to ensure all fulfil their potential. As a non-selective College, we treat all our students as individuals; with talents, skills and aptitudes that make each young person unique. Our College curriculum is designed to adapt to stretch the gifted and talented student while supporting and guiding students in areas where they face challenges.
Key to our College success is our outstanding Pastoral Care. We have a highly effective team of Form Teachers, Head of Year and Heads of Key Stage who ensure that our students are known, cherished and their needs catered for.
As we move towards the Shared Education Campus at Strule, we are listening attentively to the voices of our students. Empowering them to make the changes necessary and to equip the College community with the skills and attributes to take them onto the next stage of their lives. We are a forward thinking, innovative and creative learning community and we look forward to meeting you all during our Open Day on Saturday 12th January 2019.
Coding and Programming are now an integral part of our Key Stage 3 Programmes of Study. Coding Skills and aptitudes are greatly valued by employers and are currently in great demand in the IT industry. The IT department are helping to ensure that our students are well prepared for further development of these skills at GCSE and A Level.
Sports development is an essential part of a child’s successful educational experience; Sacred Heart College students access activities such as Gaelic football, hurling, cross country and gymnastics as well as Shared Education Projects which address student fitness. Our College Sports Day incorporates traditional sports with fun activities.
Sacred Heart College is ensuring that Northern Ireland’s young people have the skills, knowledge and understanding in STEM-related subjects in order to take advantage of job opportunities in these fields and contribute to the country’s economy. Year 10 pupils will link with University of Ulster in the Lego League competition – X10. Students will participate in the final in Guild Hall Derry (18th Jan 2019). Students also travelled to Rockingham in October 2018 for the F24 Car Competition. They were placed 36th in the World!
Young Enterprise is an Enrichment Programme which has been very successful in Sacred Heart College in recent years. The main aim of the Young Enterprise programme is to empower young people to learn, to work, to live.
At Sacred Heart College, Performing Arts plays a significant role in helping children develop their creative skills. With improved self-confidence and self-belief, comes a natural pathway for our students to go on to master many more skills that will equip them fir life.
Erasmus is a European funded programme focused on using STEM in an innovative way to raise standards in Engineering, Maths, Literacy and ICT. We have not only developed links with our partner schools in Gliwice, Poland and Madrid, Spain, but the students have also had access to businesses and U n i v e r s i t i e s throughout Europe. These include Gliwice University, Ulster University, University of Madrid, Specialist Joinery Ltd and Airbus. The global learning and cultural experience has had a positive experience on all p a r t i c i p a t i n g students.
Through the student council, students are working in collaboration with staff, SLT and Board of Governors to initiate new programmes and highlight ways of creating a better environment for teaching and learning in Sacred Heart College. Every Year Group has their own student council; representatives from each year group have been democratically elected into the College council. Representatives from each key stage have been elected onto the STRULE student council and are working in collaboration with our partner schools to ease the transition to STRULE.