About OLSH

Our mission and vision

Our mission:

“May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved!” is our tradition. All who belong to the family of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart are called to live out this motto. It is to live the very life of Jesus… to be on earth the Heart of Christ!

We are heart people who are faith filled, reverence relationships, pursue excellence and touch the hearts of others.

OLSH College Bentleigh

Our vision:

We seek to uphold and strengthen our commitment to building an outstanding Catholic girls’ college characterised by unity of purpose, professionalism and the drive for excellence.

OLSH College Bentleigh

Our strategic direction

Our strategic direction for 2022 to 2025 reflects our vision and mission and is based around our aspiration to be:

  • a faith-filled Catholic community seeking Christ
  • a learning community living wisdom excellence in all we do
  • a connected community strengthening relationships.

Australian Democratic Principles

OLSH College is committed to the Australian Democratic Principles. 

Australian society is defined, among other aspects, by a belief in elected Government; by a commitment to the rule of law, to equal rights for all before the law; and by a belief in freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of association. Our society is also tolerant of a range of religious, political, social and cultural beliefs and values in the context of the fundamental principle of our democracy.

The Education and Training Reform Act 2006 requires all education providers to operate in a manner consistent with this set of Australian democratic principles. In accordance with the Act, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College is committed to delivering programs and teaching in a manner that supports and promotes the principles and practice of Australian democracy. This includes a commitment to the principles of a liberal democracy:

  • We believe in an accountable, democratically elected government
  • We respect and observe the rule of law and believe that no person is above the law
  • We believe in equal rights for all before the law
  • We believe in the freedom of religion and the need to practice and tolerance and understanding of other’s beliefs
  • We believe in the freedom of speech and freedom of association, but also acknowledge that we have the responsibility not to abuse this freedom
  • We believe the values of openness and tolerance and value and respect all members of the school community regardless of background.