Catherine has a background firmly rooted in Catholic education having graduated with a concurrent degree in Religion and English from Mater Dei Institute in Dublin.
Catherine spent the last eight years on the executive of CEIST as a coordinator with responsibility for supporting the ethos and governance of 28 schools in the south of the country.
Catherine recently completed doctoral studies in education with DCU (Dublin City University) focusing on the identity of Catholic schools. Catherine’s master’s degree was in Education (Leadership and Management) and Catherine is also a qualified and accredited counselor.
MOUNT ANVILLE MOUNTESSORI JUNIOR SCHOOL, DUBLIN
I have been a Goals coordinator from 2014. I enjoy having opportunities to meet Goals coordinators from other Sacred Heart Schools and sharing how we can best implement each of our 5 Goals.
MOUNT ANVILLE SECONDARY SCHOOL, DUBLIN
MATTHEW MC FADDEN
SAINT CATHERINE'S COLLEGE ARMAGH
I have been a Goals Coordinator since 2015.The Goals meetings in Dublin are beneficial because we get the opportunity to share ideas and good practice. It is vital to build relationships and learn from others that have the same vision of Sacred Heart Education. I am proud to be a steward of the rich legacy left to us by Sophie Barat and the founders of the R.S.C.J
having been immersed in the life of the foundress of the Religious Order of the Sacred Heart of Jesus when I visited her birthplace in Joigny, I look forward to serve and assist our school implement the goals of the Sacred Heart Education and to contextualize these goals in the lives of our girls.
I joined Sacred Heart College in October 2016 as the College’s first lay chaplain. It is truly a pleasure working with the pupils in the Junior School, the students in the senior school and all the staff across both schools. Together, with enthusiasm we seek to uphold the Sacred Heart ethos and grow in faith.
SAINT JOSEPH'S PRIMARY SCHOOL, ABERDEEN
A sacred heart educated girl (kilgraston) now teaching at a sacred heart school in Aberdeen. I have been a goal co-ordinator since 2015. The network provides a feeling of community and belonging for the staff and pupils and gives us a focus to keep the core values of the Sacred Heart alive.
KILGRASTON SCHOOL, PERTHSHIRE
I have been the Goals Coordinator and Chaplain since 2018. It is a pleasure to see our school communities embrace the goals so wholeheartedly and to have the opportunity to regularly meet together to share ideas and practice. The girls and staff certainly feel part of the wider Sacred Heart Network. Indeed, it says much about the ethos that, when girls from other Sacred Heart schools around the world come to stay with us, there is an instant connection and they feel very much at home. One faith, one heart!
I have been a Goals coordinator since 2007. As a chaplain at this school I enjoy getting together with other Sacred Heart Schools and seeing/sharing all the great ideas and traditions we have in common. A real "Cor Unum" - "One Heart!"
I became a Goals Coordinator in 2019. It is a great experience and opportunity to join this creative and energetic group of people. I am happy to be part of a team, working together, to foster the ethos of our Sacred Heart Schools. I look forward to our meetings, and being connected to this wider family with the central aim of promoting the values of the Sacred Heart among the children we teach.
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SAINT CATHERINE'S COLLEGE, ARMAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND
I have been a Goals Coordinator since 2009 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I particularly like the meetings in Dublin because the team of coordinators bring so much energy to the table. It is a positive experience to see the variety of ideas each coordinator brings to life out the Goals each year.
Returning to school and installing a sense of pride in our Sacred Heart ethos is a gift. Helping pupils and staff to feel part of an international community and live out the goals in their daily lives is what I enjoy about my role.
MOUNT SAINT CATHERINE'S PRIMARY SCHOOL, ARMAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND
I have been a Goals coordinator since
FELICIENNE FENECH CARUANA
SACRED HEART JUNIOR SCHOOL, MALTA
I have been Goals Coordinator from
SACRED HEART SENIOR SCHOOL, MALTA
Being a Goals Coordinator gives me the opportunity and the responsibility to keep alive the Ethos of the Sacred Heart in the Senior School. I find The Network Goals Coordinators meeting in Dublin very motivating as it keeps us united as one community while we share ideas and reflections that keep us focused on the same vision. I trust in God to enable me to continue performing this noble mission with enthusiasm and zeal.