Sacred Heart Girls’ R. C School History
Sacred Heart Girls’ R.C. School was founded in the year 1877. The first Principal was Sister Elizabeth Keogh who was an Irish Sister of St. Joseph of Cluny Sisters. She directed the school for two years and set it on a path of high moral and educational standards.
The school had a simple beginning with a small population of less than one hundred, a far cry from its present population of almost eight hundred students. It was formerly situated on Richmond Street on the same compound of Sacred Heart R.C. Church. There was a small enrolment of boys who were transferred to the boys’ school when they had completed their year in third stage. As the enrolment increased it became necessary to house the girls’ school at 12 Victoria Square North, the present location.
After many years of use, the building now old and dilapidated, needed to be reconstructed. The building was declared unsafe and on Monday 8th September 1980, Sacred Heart Girls’ began occupying the annex of what was formerly the Government Teachers’ Training College. After ten (10) years in the old Government building a new school building was constructed after some obstacles were overcome. Their years of working under cramped, uncomfortable conditions were rewarded when the students were moved into a beautiful, new spacious building on the original site on Kew Place.
The school contains twenty-eight (28) classrooms, as well as a Science Room and a Library. Today it can boast of added rooms such as a Staff Room, an Audio-Visual Room, a Prayer Room and a Computer Room with twenty (20) computers as well as a server. In January 2017, a new Activity Centre was completed, providing space for Physical Education and Extracurricular Activities.
Sacred Heart Girls’ R.C. School sees the following as key values to ensure accomplishment and fulfilment of our Vision and Mission:
Respect – having reverence for God, and regard for others. Accepting the right of others to hold different or opposing views.
Responsibility – being accountable for actions towards oneself and others.
Excellence – striving for the highest quality of teaching and learning.
Teamwork – working together to achieve common goals and providing support for others.