The focus of the sacred Heart College is the development of world-class schools. World class in all facets of our operations – curriculum, teaching methodologies, staff quality, libraries, technology, buildings, resources, facilities, management and so on. In order to sustain our mission to deliver world- class education to children inculcate high moral and ethical values as we prepare them for a life of service and fulfilment, we have embarked on a number of school improvement initiatives in recent years.
Based on wide research into major international curricula, the Nigerian curriculum inclusive, we developed a curriculum that has extensive extra and cross-curricular linkages that is project and enquiry based and focused on building the skills that will ensure success in the 21st century. The scope of teaching is clearly to align with teachings that will promote lifelong learning and survival skills for the 21st Century. Skills like collaboration across Networks, Critical thinking and Problem solving, Adaptability, Initiative, Effective Oral and Written Communication, Curiosity and Imagination, accessing and analysing Information.
Our curriculum gives the student the following:-
- Sense of self-identity
- Broad based knowledge of their immediate environment and the world as a whole.
- Experiential learning
- Ability to embrace and celebrate diversity
- Awareness and interest in global issues.
In 2010, we embarked upon a plan to make technology a tool in teaching, learning, administration and research throughout. We have spent substantial amount of money in equipping all laboratories, networking, Internet access, peripherals, and mobile computer labs for effective classroom teaching, curriculum development and teacher training. A major feature of our curriculum is the extensive use of Information and Communication Technology skills.
Staff training is broad-based and ranges from technical (pedagogy and subject-specific) training to curriculum development, attitude, leadership, poise and etiquette, financial planning, ICT training and so on. The results of these have been the continuous upward improvement in staff morale, skills and attitudes.
Our libraries are welcoming and filled with books of all genres. We have also put in place a robust reading programme. This programme incorporates both classical and contemporary works for students and staff.
The School is currently engaged in expansionary activities and build-up of infrastructures as part of its strategic goals. Regularly, substantial funds go into upgrading and modernizing our buildings, some of which are over 50 years old. We have also invested in furniture, classroom and external finishes, playgrounds, sports facilities, laboratories, staff rooms etc. Some of our recent major construction works include, blocks of new classrooms, for the Secondary School, Hostels and Staff quarters. This is a continuous process as we are determined that all our facilities and resources will be of world-class standards.
Reaching Out to the Community
We reach out to the community around each of our schools in various ways through the Corporate Social responsibility programme. This Corporate Social responsibility scheme gives the students and PTA the opportunity to reach out to the less privileged children in state schools near them. Over the years, we have constantly donated furniture and equipment, and assisted with teacher training.