Welcome to Immaculate Heart College.
Immaculate Heart College is an Independent, co-educational school, teaching the Catholic Faith. Commencing in 2012, the College is now taking enrolments into Year 9 for the start of 2018 and will be operating as a K-12 school by 2021. The school is located in the idyllic setting of Lower Chittering, surrounded by a peaceful and harmonious natural environment.
The College has received approval to expand to a Secondary School with classes beginning in 2017. This will allow our students to experience a K-12 education at Immaculate Heart College.
Enrolments are now being taken for High School in 2018.
Mr Lucas Hurley (Principal)
Immaculate Heart College commenced operations in 2012 as a Kindergarten to Year 3 (K-3) school. It started with 24 students.
The following year, the school catered for Year 4 and then Year 5 in 2014. In 2015, Immaculate Heart College became a fully-fledged primary school with Kindergarten to Year 6 students (K-6). The secondary school opened in 2017 with Year 7 and Year 8 classes.
Immaculate Heart College offers a unique education to its students, catering for individual needs from an academic, spiritual and social perspective. Its two focus areas are; Academic Excellence and the Catholic Faith. Within the area of academe, the focus is on improved literacy and numeracy skills for every student. This is achieved through a whole-school approach to the teaching of literacy and numeracy, early intervention strategies, Professional Learning for the Staff, continuous acquisition of resources, amongst other approaches. Other academic pursuits include the teaching of Modern Greek, Piano, Guitar and Percussion lessons. The school also offers one-on-one tuition for targeted improvement.
The Catholic Faith is taught 3 periods a week in a formal capacity by the Religious Sisters of the Missionary Congregation of Mary (MCM), and during the weekly Mass by the College Priest. An authentic expression of Catholic Church teaching and Virtues Program permeates the day-to-day practice and ethos of the College, with the virtue of respect dominating all areas of behaviour. Catholic students are prepared for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in Year 2, and Confirmation in Year 6. Furthermore, many key Feast Days are observed and celebrated during the year.
The College is also developing a strong Health and Physical Education Program, supported by the WASCA-registered School Canteen in its endeavours to provide healthy meals on a Friday. The College Choir is developing a strong reputation of worth, receiving invitations to perform at local events. In particular, the College is known for its nurturing pastoral care offered to each and every student, and the restorative practice in which it engages for the management of behaviour. The College is further developing its nature-based play areas and spaces, such as The Garden of Eden, where the students plant vegetables, etc.