Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College – Enfield SA

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Logo‘Your Daughter Will Find Her Place With Us’


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: olsh@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 2015: Yr 8 $2,741 – $4,785  Yr 12 $3,240 – $5,653
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
• Hall
• Oval
• PE Lab
• Chapel
• IT Labs
• Careers Centre
• Canteens x 2
• Darkroom

About Us

The all-girls educational environment offered at OLSH since 1951 provides much more than just a good education.

We know how girls learn best and have created a nurturing, vibrant community where every student finds her place and can flourish. We truly value each individual.

We understand that every student is unique and needs to have the opportunity to explore a wide range of subjects and co-curricula activities to discover her strengths, pursue her interests and develop her skills.

All we do forms a part of the good education for which parents are searching. Our learning experiences are designed to reflect how girls learn best and through interaction with peers, practical and engaging learning, our girls succeed.

Passionate, generous and dedicated teachers prepare students for future challenges by encouraging resourcefulness, perseverance and resilience creating, through partnership, a culture of academic excellence that is key to your daughter’s success.

Curriculum and Learning

We attribute our excellent academic results to our engaging, student-centred curriculum.

From Year 8, students study a range of electives in addition to core subjects, ensuring they develop their skills, while participating in courses of study they had never imagined.

All students select senior subjects during the subject counselling process to find areas of study that most suit their learning styles and pathways.

Whether it be Sciences, the Arts, Humanities, Vocational Education Training, Physical Education, Languages, IT or Dance, we have something for everyone.

Our strong focus on best teaching and learning practices that reflect how girls learn best, ensures that OLSH students develop their curiosity, higher order thinking skills and a genuine love of learning.

Information Literacy skills are embedded across the curriculum, empowering students to develop their ability to communicate in a range of modes. Our curriculum caters for students of all abilities, offering extension for students who excel in specific subjects. Over 90% of our students are offered their first or second choice of University Course.

Building Leaders

Girls also find their place through co-curricula activities and leadership opportunities in which each girl explores her interests and dares to try something ??she would never have imagined. Students develop communication and leadership skills through formal programs suc as Public Speaking, Debating and Ambassadors programs, and more informally through other groups with a focus on Performing Arts, Community Service, Faith, Personal Growth, Sports or Academic extension. In each year level, students have opportunities to engage in leadership by taking on roles as Class Captains, House Leaders or College Leaders.

OLSH students regularly interact with the wider community through outreach programs, Primary connections visits and partnerships with the community. We encourage students to question, make choices and have a role in their learning, further developing young women who feel confident to have their say and make their mark on the world. Leadership begins at OLSH with the explicit teaching in the classroom of the 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking (the 4 Cs). These skills find their home through application in the broad range of activities and programs.

Visit Us in 2015

Our Open Day is on Sunday 15 March from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. College Tours are held in Terms 2, 3 and 4 (and by appointment). Informal walks with Leadership held every Tuesday at 9:00am.


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.