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Welcome to the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School website.

The first Catholic School on Thursday Island (TI) was built around 1900, on the present site of the Sacred Heart Mission Hall. The school was staffed by the French missionary order the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Sisters.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is a learning community in a state of renewal, energised by both the legacy of its past and the challenges of the present. The school strives to provide a broad meaningful education in the context of Torres Strait Culture within a Catholic framework.

Today the school is one of the Cairns Diocese systemic schools. Most students on Thursday Island walk or ride bicycles to the Thursday Campus. Students at the TI campus in years 4-7 who live on Hammond Island travel to TI via the school ferry which takes approximately 20 minutes each way.