About OLSH

Our OLSH pillars

Our motto: “May Christ Reign!” 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 express our OLSH Spirit in the four pillars of OLSH education.

We are Heart people who are Faith-Filled

We believe in God’s personal love for us. This gives us meaning and purpose in our lives and enables us to help others find meaning in their lives too. We value:

  • the incarnation (Jesus becoming human) as foundational to our personal faith journey
  • prayer, our Catholic tradition, and involvement in the wider church community
  • relevant liturgy and retreat experiences
  • a spirit of reflection.
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We are Heart people who Reverence Relationships

We believe in the dignity of every human person. Our OLSH family is both local and international and we make an effort to build and support community. We value:

  • hospitality and a welcoming spirit
  • gratitude, simplicity, integrity, compassion and forgiveness
  • inclusion of all
  • collaboration and consultation
  • discernment and the sharing of wisdom
  • teams and team leadership.
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We are Heart people who Pursue Excellence

We believe in Jesus’ words ‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full’ (John 10:10). We pursue excellence in everything we do. We value:

  • striving for our personal best
  • academic achievement
  • creativity, resilience and perseverance
  • education of the whole person and life-long learning
  • critical thinking and the provision of a dynamic curriculum
  • pushing the boundaries of our capabilities
  • the development of leadership skills.
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We are Heart people who Touch the Hearts of others

We believe in our call to be united with the mission of Jesus. Together we seek to build the Kingdom of truth and life, of holiness and grace, of justice, love and peace. Our tradition of service and outreach and our option for the poor are vital aspects of our OLSH identity. We value:

  • a vision that dares to be different
  • courage, hope, determination and vitality
  • global responsibility and stewardship of creation
  • reconciliation with our Indigenous brothers and sisters
  • reaching out to others, locally and globally
  • leadership that serves and empowers others.
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