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Principal's Welcome

Hola, Kon’nicjiwa, Namaste, Bonjour, Selamat Siang, Xin Chao, Merhaba, Greetings,

Welcome to the website of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College, Alice Springs, Australia!

Founded in 1938, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College (OLSH) has a long established commitment to educating the people of Alice Springs. The College has a proud history and a reputation for community involvement and academic achievement in an environment where the pastoral care and well-being of students is paramount. For over 82 years, our College has educated students to become confident, intelligent and compassionate young men and women, capable of facing an increasingly changing and complex world.

Thank you for your interest in OLSH. This website provides an insight into our school, specifically the holistic nature of our College. It includes an overview of our Special Character - who we are as a community and what we stand for. As a Catholic school in the Marist tradition, the Gospel is central to the mission and vision of this learning community. We strive to provide students with a quality education that draws faith, culture and life into harmony.

At OLSH, you would experience a different international experience. While every effort is made to improve and support your development in English, at OLSH, you will not be separated from any classes. Here, we ask our international students to enjoy an Integrated Program, experiencing every lesson in English and becoming a fully-fledged member of our College. This is done specifically to speed up the process of learning English, as well as enjoying the social dimensions by holistically integrating into the College.

OLSH celebrates learning, recognises achievement and rewards those who continually strive to do their best. We endeavour to help them to develop their skills and talents along with a strong sense of justice, love and peace so they will make a positive contribution to their community, their nation and their world. Our holistic vision extends to student achievement and support in Pastoral Care, Academia, Sport, Arts and Culture. By expanding our vision to these particular spheres, we believe we can develop a young person who is balanced, well rounded and able to face their globalised world with confidence. Academically, we strive to provide a balance that caters for the learning needs of students as digital learners and independent learners, in an age of rapid technological innovation and instant communication.

A distinctive feature of the College is the strong sense of convergence based on family spirit that unites students, families and staff. We are not just a school, we are a community. Together we can teach our students to be well grounded in their faith, independent and able to make wise decisions based on Christian values.

Again, many thanks for your interest in our website and College. For further information, please contact us at 

Yours faithfully,

Paul Melloy