Our School Crest has three main parts that tell part of the school’s story.
● The name, Sacred Heart, represented by the initials S.H.
● The two vines, encompassing the school link with the local environment and its rich association with horticulture. This is also a biblical symbol, which helps express our distinctly Catholic identity.
● The motto, “In God We Trust”. This is the basis of all we do.
Our School Song
Our Classroom Names
Each of our classrooms has an Aboriginal name. These names have been in operation for a number of years and may not be
indigenous to the local tribes within the Sunraysia area.
Junior Unit (P-2)
Cooinda (Meeting Place)
Bundaleer (Among the trees)
Karinya (Peaceful and happy home)
Barramunga (Chattering Magpies)
Waminda (Place of Friends)
Kyema (Drinking Place)
Middle Unit (3-4)
Eumeralla (Valley of Plenty)
Minga (Busy Ants)
Mootwingee (Cool, Shady Place)
Yongana (Big Fat Lizard)
Amaroo (Peaceful Happy Place)
Senior Unit (5-6)
Myalla (Talk and Talking)
Illawarra (Pleasant Place)
Dourim (A Crossing Place)
Background of Journey Poles
In 2010, as part of our first NAIDOC journey, each class was “gifted” their own Totem/Journey pole. The class poles stand at the edge of the oval on the 12th Street side. These poles symbolise what is “precious” and “sacred” to each of our classes. Every year the poles are painted over with a plain colour and get repainted with their new designs. 2019 we introduced two new classes to our school journey, which were painted for the first time. Again in 2020 we added a new class and new pole, our classrooms now total 17.
The students are aware that what is there on their pole, will always be there and belongs to the class(es) that have had that pole before them. What is there is just hidden from view as the class of the new year covers their pole over with their design of what they hold as ‘sacred’ and ‘precious’. Every child in the class gets the chance to help paint their class pole.
Our class poles are integral to our NAIDOC celebrations and are always blessed as part of our NAIDOC week ceremonies.
An extra pole standing alone on the edge of all the class poles, is the Leader Pole. The Leader Pole never gets painted over, it holds the hand print of each person who has worked with our students since 2011. The Leader Pole is added to each year as new staff come to work with our children.
Weaving between them is Mumboola the Rainbow Serpent shaped with concrete. His head faces the school and his tail slips under the college fence (this symbolises the connection between the two schools). The serpent has coloured journey stones (river stones) along its side. Each of his sections are divided by three coloured river stones – symbolising the importance of family in this life. The three stones represent the mother, the father and the child. Past students of the school helped to paint these river stones. Mumboola teaches love and respect for humanity and the environment. He takes the hand of our children and shows them how to make wise choices.
Guthoo is the emu on the mural behind the Leader Pole, he is the Dreamtime Guide that was sent to us to care for our land. His job is to teach us to maintain and look after our country. Guthoo watches us carefully with eyes of wisdom and love. He trusts us to keep pure the Spirit of Mother Earth.