|Our beginnings… The Sacred Heart Fathers established the first Catholic mission in 1884 and a few years later they were joined by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart who started teaching on the verandah of the convent when they arrived. Our school officially started in 1887 and is the oldest school in the Cairns diocese.
The two religious orders who founded our school shared with us their charism or “Spirituality of the Heart”. This came from Jules Chevalier’s vision, focusing on Jesus’ loving heart as the way to live the Gospel. This spirituality invites us to embrace our own hearts and connect with God in a personal and profound way. It recognizes that God’s love encompasses all creation, making our world sacred. By journeying into our hearts, we discover compassion, kindness, forgiveness, and the power to make a positive impact. It is a path of transformation, leading us to become vessels of healing and love for others, inspired by the compassionate heart of Jesus.
A rich history…
In recent years, Sacred Heart has undergone a period of revitalisation and improvement
The Future – We are excited by the upcoming major building project at our Waiben campus which includes –