Bay, School of the Sacred Heart, is a Catholic Independent School for day and
boarding students in Years 7 to 12 (girls only) as well as a coeducational
Junior School from Preparatory to Year 6.
Bay is situated in a magnificent position overlooking Sydney Harbour in New
South Wales, Australia. Established in 1882, the Schools rapid expansion
necessitated a building program which resulted in the fine sandstone buildings
which dominate this headland today. Generations of leading Australian families
have attended Kincoppal-Rose Bay and as a result it benefits from a strong and
supportive Alumnae network. The Schools tradition is one built on a constant
openness to the new. New students, new families, new staff, new facilities and
new technologies continually add to the ongoing spirit and energy so evident at
The School has
a total student population of approximately 950 ranging from Preparatory to Year
12. It has boarding places for 150 girls and is very proud of its specialist
residential facilities for senior students. Year 12 girls are accommodated in
Sheldon House where they enjoy individual or twin bedrooms, modern bathrooms,
full laundry facilities and a range of relaxation areas. This facility also
utilises to the fullest its Harbourside position.
benefit from the Schools state of the art library and research facilities each
week. Girls are encouraged to attend the Homework Centre located in the modern
library where teaching staff are rostered to supervise students out of
classroom study requirements. Curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure it
meets the needs of students and their study choices for the future.
learning spaces at Kincoppal-Rose Bay reflect the Schools rich history and its
forward thinking approach to education heritage listed classrooms are equipped
with the latest technology and recent infrastructure has been designed to
provide students with environments that allow for personalised learning. A new
science centre was opened as recently as March 2005 and an additional landscaped
recreational oval for Junior School students was completed in June this year.
The breadth of
choice within the curriculum is enhanced by an extensive co-curricular program.
Courses such as Public Speaking and debating are popular with students as is
Drama. Students also are eager to be involved in the busy cultural life of the
School. Both individual and team Sports are available at Kincoppal-Rose Bay
including tennis, netball, hockey, swimming, gymnastics and athletics and many
others. Students compete at an elite level in the premier New South Wales
private girls school competition and are also actively involved in several
Integral to all
that is available to students at Kincoppal-Rose Bay is the constant
encouragement and support of the individual by dedicated staff. The School
maintains a commitment to providing pastoral care of the highest standard to
every student. Careful monitoring of each students development and the
establishment of positive relationships between staff and students assists the
School to accurately assess each a students potential and assist them to
achieve at this level.
Bay actively involves its students when developing strategic plans student
voice is encouraged and taken seriously when making decisions for the future. A
Student Representative Council is well established and student planning
workshops are regularly held. Students and their opinions are valued by staff
and much energy is invested by the School to achieve positive working
relationships between the students, their families and staff.
As a member of
the student body at Kincoppal-Rose Bay each student becomes part of an
international network of Sacred Heart schools in 44 countries across the world.
Regular exchanges with other Sacred Heart schools provides students with
opportunities to experience and genuinely understand different cultures, better
their communication skills and expand their horizons. Students also have the
opportunity to increase their network of friends globally.
Bay offers students an education based on
the goals of the Sacred Heart schools around the
world. These goals are: to provide students with faith that is relevant in
todays world, to develop a deep respect for intellectual values, to foster the
building of community as a Christian value, to develop a social awareness that
impels to action, and to encourage personal growth in an atmosphere of wise
welcomes enquiries from parents and students wishing to gather additional
information about the School. You are invited to visit the Schools website