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Sacred Heart Schools Network - Notice of appointment of                                      Network Coordinator

Noreen Heenan joins the Sacred Heart Schools Network as Network Coordinator, replacing David Wright, who held the position on an interim basis.

Noreen’s background is firmly rooted in teaching in schools with a Catholic ethos and Sacred Heart in particular. In 1987 Noreen moved from her native Cork to work in Sacred Heart Primary School, Roscrea. In 2014 Noreen was appointed Deputy Principal and also acted as Principal over two years. In 2018 Noreen was appointed to the Board of the Sacred Heart Schools Network.


Noreen has considerable experience teaching multicultural and multinational students. She has specialised in leading provision for children with additional needs. Her role as a school leader saw her develop and expand a range of extra-curricular activities in her own school. She created links with other schools and the wider community. Noreen has served at Board level both in her school and in a number of voluntary organisations.

Noreen is committed to supporting our schools in faith development. She will facilitate the sharing of best practice in developing and expressing Sacred Heart ethos.


Noreen participated in our review and planning process over the past eighteen months. She is acutely aware of the challenges faced by educators in growing faith in a more secular world.

Noreen, who starts the induction part of her role the week beginning the January 25th, is looking forward to collaborating with Goal Coordinators, Chaplains, Heads, Deputy Heads, committed adults, Boards and Trusts.

Inspired by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, Noreen will build on the great work of the Network’s Founders and Leaders over the last 20 years. Working in unison with the Network Board, and with the support of each school’s office holder, Noreen is will grow all aspects of the Scared Heart ethos across the schools in the Network in Ireland, Scotland and Malta.

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