Proudly Part Of The Community Of Sydney Catholic Schools

Why choose us?

At Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Villawood, we empower children to develop the academic and social skills needed to be a collaborative member of our community. We provide a safe and supportive learning environment, where the individual needs of students are met. Our extracurricular and language activities build students’ self awareness, self esteem, teamwork and leadership skills.

From infancy to Year 6, we encourage and support parents to be involved in their child’s learning and are committed to developing and nurturing the growth of every child.

Principal’s Message

Welcome to Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Villawood, a one–two stream highly multicultural co-educational school located in south west Sydney. 

We are an integral part of Sacred Heart Parish and are guided by our Parish Priest, Father Maurice Thompson. Inspired by our school motto, ‘Learning is Sacred’ we are committed to developing the faith of our children, and assisting them in achieving their full potential.

Sacred Heart has a wonderful sense of community, and it is our privilege to work in partnership between parish, school and families. We celebrate the diversity of cultures, valuing the dignity and uniqueness of each member of our community.

As Principal, I am proud to lead a school which is focused on providing a safe and inclusive learning environment in which each member of our school community is known and feels valued. We place great importance on fostering the confidence and self-esteem of our children by affirming their achievements and efforts.

I invite you to explore our school website to experience the wonderful opportunities on offer. 

Mrs Helen Vujevic


In 1962, Fr John McSweeney was appointed parish priest to Villawood, the only suburb in its region devoid of a Catholic school. In 1965, a school was built and two sisters allocated from St Joseph in Fairfield taught classes from Kindergarten to Year 2. They continued their work at Sacred Heart until 1990, when the first lay principal was appointed.

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Villawood was entirely rebuilt on acreage just 200 metres from the original site where the Community Hub is now located. The new school was blessed and officially opened in 2005.

In 2015, we celebrated our Golden Jubilee. The Sacred Heart School community was joined by past teachers, principals and students on this momentous occasion in a joyous celebration.

Over the years, the strong faith and missionary spirit of St Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph has been witnessed through the school community. The school has a great devotion to the Sacred Heart and its motto, ‘Live Jesus’ Way’. This is reflected in the strong pastoral focus of our school.

01-villawood-sacred-heart-facilities-our-missionOur Mission

At Sacred Heart School, we believe in Living Jesus’ Way; living our life according to Gospel values.

Our Vision

To provide students with essential life skills, knowledge and values to be active members of the community.

Our Vision for Learning

Our learning is sacred: at Sacred Heart, we encourage and empower all our students to embrace a love of learning, achieve their personal best and to foster their curiosity in becoming lifelong learners.


In partnership with the parish administrator and assistant priest, we are committed to building a strong relationship and developing a rich faith community to support the spiritual wellbeing of all students and families.

At Sacred Heart Villawood Parish we promote diversity, inclusion and equality for all.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Villawood
A: 120 Carawatha Street, Villawood NSW 2163
P: 02 9644 4026
E: office@ihmsefton.org.au
W: seftoncatholicchurch.org.au
Parish Office: 6 Kerrinea Rd, Sefton NSW 2162

Parish Priest:
Fr. Maurice Thompson EV PP
Asst. Priest: Fr. Joseph Kunnackattu
Parish Secretary: Leisa Farlow
Personal Assistant to Fr. Maurice: Carmen Meola

Mass Times

Day Time
Sunday 9.00am
Wednesday 8.00am
Friday 8.00am
Syro-Malabar Mass
Tuesday to Friday 7.00pm
Saturday 9.30am
Sunday 11.00am, 4.00pm

Contact Parish Office
Baptism: 10am Sundays by appointment

Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of 147 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.

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