150 years old and growing

Pam Paton-Mills, director of Ethos and Pastoral Care; Heather Blanckensee, principal of Sacred Heart High School; His Excellency, Papal Nuncio, Peter Wells; Robyn Picas, principal of the primary school; and Colin Northmore, head of the college.

Sacred Heart College celebrated being in existence for 150 years on 6 June.

It was also Founder’s Day, known as Champagnat Day named in honour of Marcellin Champagnat. St Marcellin was born in Le Rosey, a village of Marlhes in France. He was the founder of the Marist Brothers, a religious congregation of brothers in the Roman Catholic Church devoted to Mary and dedicated to education.

Marist schools and communities across the world celebrate the day, and this year marks the bi-centenary of Marist worldwide.

Sacred Heart held a mass in the morning which Papal Nuncio, Peter Wells attended.

“We are privileged to celebrate 150 years in South Africa and we hope to grow from strength to strength as Marist schools,” said Sacred Heart marketing coordinator, Lynn Walker.

The school hosted a variety of activities throughout the day to celebrate.

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Busi Vilakazi

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