Who we are

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, an Australian community, in a worldwide religious congregation.

Ministry Mission

Jesus loved with a human heart: with him we proclaim his love to the world.

Peace, Justice, Creation

We work to discover through advocacy, healing and reconciliation, God's presence in our world.

Spirituality

We are to be on earth the heart of God. God has no other heart but ours.

Current News

Q&A MSC & FAITH AT MONIVAE

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The MSC Education College ministry began in 1931 with the establishing and staffing of Downlands (although there was the Apostolic School at Douglas Park for educating those intending to join the MSC).. Then, Chevalier, Monivae, St John's (for the Diocese of Darwin), Daramalan, as well as minor seminaries, schools and Hope Academy in Eastern Papua.

However, there are very few MSC in our Colleges today.  But, is the MSC Spirituality, and Heart Spirituality, still important for the Colleges?

Bob Irwin MSC sent the two Q&A responses from Monivae.

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Bob and Monivae Principal, Mark Mc Ginnity

Monivae is widely known as the ‘caring School’, why do you think that is so?

Monivae is known as a caring school due to the community. The people are what make Monivae known as such a loving and encouraging school. Everyone supports one another and works together, and that's what gives Monivae such a good reputation.

Monivae is an MSC school can you explain what that means?

I believe it means that Monivae attempts to follow the beliefs of the MSC teachings, attempting to capture the essence of what it means to be apart of the MSC community.

What role does our Faith and Religion Education play in ensuring we are caring individuals?

It informs the children on how to conduct themselves in a positive manner. So they can better the society that surrounds them.

How would you explain the relevance of our Monivae Motto? – ‘The Monivae graduate is a lifelong learner, one who is a competent, confident and compassionate citizen, with spiritual awareness and the ability to lead’.

It captures what should be the goal of any school, to ready an individual for adulthood and life, they have ahead of them.

As Faith and Service Leaders for this year, how has that responsibility and role helped with your perception of faith?

I think faith is an important concept. For many, it gives a sense of purpose to living and partaking in daily life.

What MSC/caring activities or events do you most enjoy at Monivae?

I think the ‘World’s Greatest Shave’ was the best caring event at Monivae, it really makes a difference to the wider community.

In three words, describe the values you will take away with you from your time at Monivae?

Love, respect and learn.

Colby Maddocks.     Faith and Service Captains

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Q&A MSC & FAITH AT MONIVAE

 Monivae is widely known as the ‘caring School’, why do you think that is so?

I believe the MSC values that we are taught, help to guide our actions.

Monivae is an MSC school can you explain what that means?

MSC schools are apart of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. We are a part of a network of Catholic schools across the Pacific Region.

What role does our Faith and Religion Education play in ensuring we are caring individuals?

I think it acts as a moral compass that we strive to base our subsequent actions and behaviour as individuals. It broadens our outlook on society to help us better understand not only the cultural practices of faiths within Christianity, but within all religious groups.

How would you explain the relevance of our Monivae Motto?

‘The Monivae graduate is a lifelong learner, one who is a competent, confident and compassionate citizen, with spiritual awareness and the ability to lead’.

I believe Monivae graduates are outgoing individuals who strive to make a difference in whatever pathway they pursue in life.

As Faith and Service Leaders for this year, how has that responsibility and role helped with your perception of faith?

This year I have really learned to appreciate the values and morals that we subconsciously learn and practice because of our faith.

What MSC/caring activities or events do you most enjoy at Monivae?

Sacred Heart Day and Mission Fair Day are a great time for all the students at Monivae to come together and socialise without the stress of school work.

In three words, describe the values you will take away with you from your time at Monivae?

Respect, Initiative and Teamwork. I think these three values have been fundamental to my learning while I have been at Monivae. It helped me step out of my comfort zone and apply my skills to programs such as cadets that I would not have been able to do anywhere else.

Erin Munro

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