Sacred Heart College (Adelaide)
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|Sacred Heart College|
|Type||Independent, secondary day and boarding|
|Motto||Latin: Virtus Ubique Vincit|
(Courage Conquers All)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Marist Brothers|
|Colour(s)||Dark blue and light blue|
|Slogan||Educating in a spirit of audacity and hope|
|Athletics||Sports Association for Adelaide Schools|
|Affiliations||Association of Marist Schools of Australia|
Sacred Heart College is an independent Catholic secondary school, located in the Adelaide beachside suburb of Somerton Park, South Australia and in the suburb of Mitchell Park, in South Australia, Australia. Focused on teaching in the Marist Brothers tradition, the school enrols students from Years 10 to 12.
Sacred Heart is known for its Australian rules football teams, cultivating thorough athletes since its establishment. It has an annual Intercollegiate match against its cross-town rival, Rostrevor College, which is a notable event in the South Australian Catholic Schools sports calendar.
The school also has an annual exchange with Assumption College in Kilmore, Victoria, which entails music and performing arts performances, debating, social and several sporting competitions.
In 1897 the Marist Brothers of Adelaide were formally invited by Archbishop John O'Reily to establish an all-boys school in Port Adelaide. The first principal of the school was Brother Stephen DeBourg- the college recognising his achievements through the dedication of the Brother Stephen DeBourg Performing Arts Centre in 2008.
Due to the increasing popularity of the school,[according to whom?] Sacred Heart High was relocated to the current site at Somerton Park; this was subsequent to two previous changes in location within the first ten years of its commencement. In 1914 the Marist Brothers acquired Paringa Hall in Somerton Park, the residence of a wealthy pastoralist James Francis Cudmore who had died in 1912. The school was renamed Sacred Heart College (from what?) and it established extensive facilities for its period, as well as the notable[according to whom?] college chapel. During its erection the college provided schooling for day students and boarders from Years 4 to Leaving Honours.
In 1977 Sacred Heart College became part of the SW Region scheme and evolved into a senior college catering for the final three years of study. Today,[when?] Sacred Heart College Senior is a coeducational senior college for approximately 1,000 students in Years 10 – 12 and continuously upholds the largest graduating class[dubious ] in South Australia.
The college is situated on three grounds in the suburb of Somerton Park on Brighton Road, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) west of the Adelaide city centre. The campus' facilities consist of three ovals, nine tennis courts, three basketball courts, a hockey pitch and seven cricket nets.
The school has seen extensive redevelopments of its facilities.[when?] These have included the development of the Marcellin Learning Centre and the Brother Stephen DeBorgue Performing Arts Centre which includes music rooms and a multifunctional arts centre. Prior to 2015, the College planned to overhaul Sacred Heart College's War Memorial Oval; the redevelopments were due to conclude in 2014/15. The now completed redevelopments house classrooms, a gymnasium, change rooms and a 1000-seat assembly hall.
The campus is most widely recognised[by whom?] for its stately heritage architecture. Central to the college is "Paringa Hall", named to recognise the Cudmore family's[who?] first largest sheep station in the Riverland. Paringa Hall has been defined[who?] as one of South Australia's most outstanding late 19th-century family homes remaining upstanding. Designed by Edmund William Wright, a previous Mayor of Adelaide and a notable architect, engineer and businessman, who is also noted for designing the Adelaide Town Hall and Parliament House, Adelaide, the building's opulence speaks of great wealth.
Located east of the campus is the Sacred Heart Memorial Chapel, opened and blessed in 1924 as a memorial to the Old Collegians who lost their lives in the First World War. The college also embodies heritage structures located throughout the college, including the century-old Score Board and Memorial Entrance.
A part of the college campus includes a technology centre and St Paul's which is currently in redevelopment.
Prior to 2017, the college had ten houses:
The college has since transitioned to a five house system:
- Mark Bishop, ALP senator for South Australia
- Darren Cahill, professional tennis player and coach, Australian Davis Cup coach
- Rob Chapman, CEO of St George Bank
- Bart Cummings, horse trainer
- John Fitzgerald, professional tennis player, Australian Davis Cup captain
- James Gleeson, Archbishop of Adelaide
- Albert James Hannan, Crown Solicitor, Catholic lay leader
- Stephen Kenny, Lawyer best known for defending David Hicks
- Rob Kerin, South Australian Premier
- Anthony Lehmann (Lehmo), comedian, radio personality, television personality and movie actor
- Corey Maynard, professional basketball player
- Shaun Micallef, television host and comedian
- Neville Quist, fashion designer for 'Saville Row'
- David Sincock, Australian cricketer
- Robert Stigwood, entertainment entrepreneur
- Charlie Ballard, Gold Coast
- Ryan Burton, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide
- Shannon Corcoran, Footscray, Brisbane, Sydney
- Chad Cornes, Port Adelaide
- Kane Cornes, Port Adelaide
- Nic Fosdike, Sydney
- James Gallagher, Adelaide
- Cory Gregson, Geelong
- Adam Hartlett, Carlton
- Hamish Hartlett, Port Adelaide
- John Hinge, Adelaide Crows
- Cameron Hitchcock, Port Adelaide
- Ben Kennedy, Melbourne
- David King, Collingwood
- Matthew Liptak, Adelaide Crows
- Andrew Mackie, Geelong
- Luke McCabe, Hawthorn
- Patrick McCarthy, Carlton,
- Tom McNamara, Melbourne
- Danny Meyer, Richmond, Port Adelaide
- Alex Neal-Bullen, Melbourne
- Matthew Pavlich, Fremantle
- Jason Porplyzia, Adelaide
- Jack Redden, Brisbane
- Jared Rivers, Melbourne
- Robert Schaefer, Richmond
- Aaron Shattock, Brisbane
- Nick Smith, Melbourne
- Simon Tregenza, Adelaide
- Marymount College: An all-girls middle school in the nearby Hove area. The school educates girls from Years 6 to 9, and is an all-girls "feed" into the Senior School system.
The college came to media attention in August 2013 when it was reported that Cory Gregson, a player within its first XVIII was not permitted to make his League debut with the Glenelg Football Club due to him being required to play in an inter-school game against Rostrevor College.
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