St. Joseph’s was founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart.
The Heart of Christ is the Living Inspiration of a Sacred Heart School.
Sacred Heart Education seeks to educate the whole person as a responsible member of society, confident of personal worth, actively living out Christ’s call to know and share His Love.
We are part of the network of Sacred Heart schools all over the world.
Sacred Heart Schools expresses their basic values in terms of five Goals,
These Goals represent values which Sacred Heart Schools wish to promote and live by. They guide our behaviour and identify us as belonging to a common family. They are the public expression of what we are and what we stand for. In effect, they express our corporate identity. The active pursuit of these Goals will bring us safely into the future because the values they represent transcend time.
However values alone mean little. Actions speak louder than words and it is through the daily articulation of our values that we demonstrate and energise our educational mission. We must continually monitor, measure and evaluate our performance in this regard and you will find some suggestions on how to do this in the following pages.
The concept of the whole person is central to Sacred Heart Education philosophy. We have succeeded when our pupils become responsible members of society, confident of their own worth, and are capable of pursuing their personal missions with energy, purpose and conviction.
It is our hope that Sacred Heart Education will equip them with the faith and the fortitude to cope with the challenges they will face.
The goal for the year 2018-2019 is FAITH.
We will be looking at our Sacred Heart Faith, celebrating some of the Sacred Heart saints feast days, also taking part in a Global Service day with all Sacred Heart schools in the world, and learning some Sacred Heart prayers and hymns.
We will also have prayer stations in the chapel again, and class Masses in the chapel, as well as some before school Masses in the chapel.
We will also be thinking about ‘active faith’ through helping others, by fundraising at the Halloween Disco, making sandwiches for the homeless, and carol singing for the elderly.