Principal’s Welcome

Immaculate Heart College

From the Principal

I extend to you all, a very warm welcome to Immaculate Heart College (IHC) in Lower Chittering. 

Established in 2012, our Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 college is uniquely situated in a natural setting, surrounded by the local flora and fauna and is adjacent to the impressive Divine Mercy Shrine in Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Parish.  

Founded on the principles of faith, compassion, and community, IHC offers a supportive and inclusive learning environment where each individual can thrive. Our committed educators and staff uphold a tradition of educational excellence, preparing students not only for academic success but also for a life guided by moral values and social responsibility. 

We are a Christ-centred and child-safe organisation that promotes and lives the Gospel values through our daily witness and practice.  

IHC offers the full breadth and depth of a comprehensive curriculum with the added opportunities to study subjects rarely offered at other schools in WA. Our new leadership team at the college are well poised to guide us into the next phase of development, which includes new building and remodelling projects. We are also very fortunate to have such a committed and vibrant Parents and Friends Association who are very active within the community.  

Explore our website to discover more about our curriculum, co-curricular activities, pastoral care programs, and the rich traditions that make IHC a place like no other. Whether you’re a prospective student, parent, or member of our wider community, we invite you to join us on our journey of learning and faith. 

God bless, 

Sammantha Da Luz  

Vision statement

Immaculate Heart College offers a holistic education of academic excellence with a sound formation in Catholic doctrine. The College seeks to develop in its students the competence, conscience and compassion that enable them to strive to fulfil their potential as upstanding citizens of our society and as people of faith.

Thus, it assists them to grow in their union with Christ: Through Mary to Jesus: “The Way, the Truth and the Life” (John 14:6)

Mission statement

The College’s mission is to help students to understand how to obtain “salvation in Christ.”

Our Mission

The College’s mission is to help students to understand how to obtain “salvation in Christ.”

The College will encourage students to grow in holiness and aspire to become saints through:

  • A tender devotion to Our Lady
  • A special devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and love for the Mass
  • Regular reception of the Sacraments
  • Love for the Pope and obedience to the Magisterium
  • Learning the virtues
  • Bearing witness to Jesus Christ through their words and actions

As Pope Benedict says: A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person and a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints.

The College strives for excellence in academic and religious studies, as well as in social development and physical fitness programs. In this way, it will enable its students to become fine Catholic citizens and leaders in Australian society. Parents will also be closely involved in the College by their participation in regular talks on academic matters, aspects of the faith, and parenting skills.

The College’s staff will keep in close contact with parents and will mentor individual students throughout their education so that the students will be given the best possible means to develop holistically.