Sacred Heart School is situated in the centre of the city of Launceston. Our boundary streets are, Margaret, York and Bourke Streets.
Our school is a double stream school with two of each grade level from Kindergarten to Grade Six. We have a total of 450 students and 55 staff members.
We are fortunate to have the Church of the Apostles on our site along with the Launceston Parish Centre. They provide a visible spiritual connection to our school, a beautiful backdrop to our inner city grounds and playground.
In 2016 we will start Stage 2 of our Capital Project Master Plan; the redevelopment of our Grade 3 and 4 learning spaces, including connecting the P-2 learning centre to this building and library. Our Grade 5 classes will move into this precinct by the end of 2016, creating a P-5 learning hub with our Grade 6 and Kinders sharing the original St. Patrick's building adjacent to the Margaret Street Car Park. This development promises to create engaging, flexible and adaptable learning spaces for students to learn in a variety of ways.
Our Kindergarten learning spaces have direct access to the Early Childhood playground. Our school continues to find ways to engage our students in the playground. In 2015 we finished two 'loose parts play areas' as well as a Prep/Grade One Cubby House.
In 2016 our Parents and Friends will also commit funds towards playground projects to enhance more play experiences for our students.
Our beautiful Presentation Gymnasium is located adjacent to our oval and is an iconic space within our School environment.
Before and After School care is located within our school and conducted in our previous school hall and grounds.
Our indoor, heated swimming pool is a valuable resource used for some students within our day to day programming. The pool is for early swimming experiences for younger students as well as part
Our school is well resourced, with Information and Communication Technology including 1:1 iPads for our Grade 3 - 6 students. Each class has at least a 1 hour per week with explicit teaching of I.C.T. In each classroom there are numerous devices including iPads, Laptops and Desktop Computers. We have a 3D Printer and in 2016 our school is piloting Google Apps for Education.
The School also has its own Canteen and Clothing Store. We also have the use of the historic St Albie's Hall during school time. This is a resource shared with the Parish community. We have a large grassed area, 5 tennis/basketball courts and 3 playground areas with equipment suitable for different ages.
We are proud of our facilities and enjoy using them each day.