Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College – Enfield SA

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Logo‘More than just an excellent education’


Address: 496 Regency Road, Enfield SA 5085
Tel: 08 8269 8800
Fax: 08 8269 8888
Email: olsh@olsh.catholic.edu.au
Web: www.olsh.catholic.edu.au


“We know that girls-only education builds confidence, nurtures and encourages, and provides a unique learning environment that presents opportunities for girls to excel.” - Joy Bedford

Principal: Joy Bedford

Principal Joy Bedford

Principal Joy Bedford

Enquiries: Sandy Bethley
Email: registrar@olsh.catholic.edu.au
Gender: Girls
Yr Range: Yr 8-12
Enrolment: 600
Yr 8 Enrolment: 120 students; 5 classes
Languages: Italian, Vietnamese & Chinese
Fees for 2014: Yr 8 $2,610 – $4,559  Yr 12 $3,085 – $5,385
SACE: 44 (Stage 1)
44 (Stage 2)
VET: Yes
IB Diploma: No


• Independent Research Space
• Senior Student Visual Arts Studio
• Arts Centre/Visual Arts Centre
• International Student Suite
• Design & Technology Centre
• Performing Arts/Drama Centre
• Integrated Learning Area
• Multi-purpose Courts x 5
• Library Resource Centre
• Food Technology Area
• Yr 12 Common Room
• Commercial Kitchen
• Language Centre
• Science Labs x 4
• Counselling Room
• Dance Studio
• Music Centre

About Us

The all-girls educational environment offered at OLSH since 1951 provides much more than just a good education. At OLSH, students have said they have found their place with us and we believe this is the result of wonderful engaged learning, a wide range of subjects and an approach to learning that is truly student-centred.

Student choice drives many of the decisions at OLSH from the timetable structure to curriculum offerings. Giving students choice delivers opportunity for the student to find and build upon her strengths and so succeed. We really do know how girls learn best.

Girls also find their place through co-curricular activities and leadership opportunities in which each girl explores her interests and dares to try something she would never have imagined. All we do forms a part of the good education parents are searching for; we know how our students learn best and ensure these approaches are woven into the curriculum. This means that students can study subjects that arise naturally from their interests, from Creative Arts to Allied Health.

Awide range of scholarships and support is offered, so that girls who really want to study here, can.

Science and Girls

The benefits of an all-girls education shine more in Science than anywhere else. At OLSH, excellence in Science can be seen on that morning in January when 91% of girls open their offers from University and receive their first choice into a wide variety of courses, including Aviation, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Health Sciences, Architectural Studies and Medical Radiology. It is clear that girls truly feel that they belong and can be successful in Science. This leads to our quite remarkable retention rate in the sciences – which defies all the common trends.

Simply said, girls happy at school stay at OLSH and finish Year Twelve, achieve academically and so a remarkable percentage gain their first choice of a tertiary place.

Studies show the many and varied benefits of all-girls schools. Girls have the best opportunity to reach their full academic potential through engagement in more healthy academic competition, have higher tertiary entrance scores and an increased likelihood of going to university. In the long term, women who attended girls schools earned 19.7% higher wages.

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts has been a long-time mainstay of OLSH’s curriculum and cultural life. Our College Musical involves over 100 students on and off stage in a variety of roles. Students can choose to be assessed for their musical or acting skills and their back stage roles, such as Stage Manager, Designer-Costume or Make-up, and Chorus Leader, as a part of any of a number of subjects in the curriculum.

Each area has its successes. The Music Learning Area developed the Ukulele Ensemble, which went on to perform at the Catholic Schools Music Festival to universal acclaim.

Performing Arts has been enhanced in 2013 by the inclusion of Dance in both Year 8 and Year 9, as well as after school classes for senior students. Dancing helps girls develop grace, poise, balance, coordination and body strength, but it also develops confidence, discipline and resilience. We are blessed to have Madame Martine who brings her experience of the Sydney Dance Company and the Broadway Dance Centre in New York right into the class.

Visit Us in 2014

We invite you to contact us for a tour at a time that is convenient for you. Our Open Day is on Sunday 16 March. College Tours are held in Terms Two, Three and Four. Please contact our Registrar for further information or visit the College website.


We believe in affordable education for all and we encourage parents and caregivers to contact the College to discuss tuition fees further.

International Students

CRICOS: 02209M

We have approximately 25 International Students from countries including Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Korea, China and India. OLSH College provides world-class education as a pathway to Australian University through support, guidance and academic success. We have Sister Schools in Japan, Korea, China and Indonesia.