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Chair of the Board – Vacancy

As part of its succession planning, Sacré Cœur seeks to appoint a Board Chair in 2021 who has an interest in the education and development of young women, and who is able to balance a strong community focus with the requirements of a well-run commercial enterprise.

The School seeks a person with strong Board experience, preferably as Chair, who is able to lead the Board with vision and energy whilst continuing to support and nurture the School’s values-based culture.

Sacré Cœuris an independent Catholic school for girls in Glen Iris in inner-eastern Melbourne. Founded by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in 1888, it educates approximately 700 girls from Prep to Year 12. It has a long and proud history of educational success and care of young women within the inspiring charism of St Madeleine Sophie Barat. Applicants do not have to be Catholic but should have a personal faith that embraces Christianity.

The School is at an exciting juncture in its more than 130 years of teaching, and in 2022 looks forward to developing its next Strategic Plan fully utilising its just-completed STEAM facility and embracing the new world opening up in the wake of COVID-19.

The Chair’s role is pivotal in leading the Board, and in supporting the Principal and Leadership Team in successfully delivering a fresh set of strategic objectives in the coming years.

Please obtain information about the position by calling the consultant assisting the School, Kathy McLean, of Fish & Nankivell, on 0414 376 698.. A concurrent search is being conducted.

Applications will close on Monday 6 December 2021

School Board Members

Governance and planning

Sacré Cœur is governed by its School Board. In 1982, Sacré Cœur became an incorporated body and the Society entrusted to the Directors of Sacré Cœur the conduct of the School which had been carried on by the Society since its establishment in 1888. The School Board consists of nine members approved by Sophia Education Ministeries.

The Board is responsible for:

  • determining overall policy for Sacré Cœur within the tradition and philosophy of the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education
  • the appointment of the Principal with the approval of the Provincial
  • the financial control of the School
  • long term planning
  • formulating and monitoring an annual budget.

A number of sub-committees exist to provide advice and make recommendations to the School Board on specific areas of our operations. Current sub-committees include:

  • Building and Property Management
  • Community Council
  • Community Relations
  • Governance and Mission
  • Finance
  • Risk
  • Special Projects


Strategic Plan

Shaping learning for the future

We are pleased to present the Sacré Cœur Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2022.

The needs of our students are at the heart of our vision for Sacré Cœur, a vision embedded on our Mission and the Sacred Heart Goals.

We live in a rapidly changing world, one that provides challenges and opportunities for our future generations. For our young women to fully embrace the future and to help build a better society, we must provide them with the necessary capabilities, knowledge and skills.

Our strategic plan is designed to build on and strengthen the foundations of the School so we can continue to educate generations of young women within an innovative and agile environment, delivering the very best of contemporary education.

Our plans are the result of rigorous assessment, consultation and collaboration. They are plans that, in the true spirit of our tradition, asks all of us to work together as a team.

“What we do, we do together.” (RSCJ Constitution).