Educating Centralians since 1938

Welcome from the Principal

Br Matthew GreenFounded in 1938, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) has a long established commitment to educating the people of Alice Springs. The College has a proud history and a reputation for community involvement and academic achievement in an environment where the pastoral care and well being of students is paramount. For over 75 years, our College has educated students to become confident, intelligent and compassionate young men and women, capable of making a valuable contribution to their world.


As a Catholic school in the Marist tradition, the Gospel is central to the mission and vision of this learning community. We strive to provide students with a quality education that draws faith, culture and life into harmony. We provide students with varied learning opportunities within a caring, compassionate and highly supportive Christian environment.


OLSH celebrates learning, recognises achievement and rewards those who continually strive to do their best. It is important to encourage our young people along their journey of learning and growth, so they are challenged to use their talents in the service of others. We endeavour to help them to develop their skills and talents along with a strong sense of justice, love and peace so they will make a positive contribution to their community, their nation and their world. Our Catholic faith and our Marist spirit, underpin everything we do and distinguishes OLSH from other learning communities.


A distinctive feature of the College is the strong sense of community based on family spirit that unites students, families and staff. In addition, OLSH prides itself on being a comprehensive College where students of all abilities are given the opportunity to achieve to their full potential. We focus on providing students with a balanced education, incorporating a range of learning, spiritual and recreational experiences that recognises their need for social, cultural and spiritual maturity. We strive to provide a balance that caters for the learning needs of students as digital learners in an age of diverse and rapid technological innovation, instant communication, social change and ever increasing access to information in the increasingly globalised world of the 21st Century.


The students are at the heart of everything we do at OLSH. We work in partnership with families in their efforts to raise their children to become, in the words of our founder Saint Marcellin Champagnat, "good Christians and good citizens”.


Br Tony Caddy FMS