In 1808 St. Magdalene of Canossa established her first school for the poor children of Verona, Italy. Her profound desire was to promote the person by resisting evil and focusing on education of the heart, with the conviction that “conduct of one’s life depends on the education received".
Like all Canossian schools, Sacred Heart Canossian School responds to the inspiration of the Foundress when:
Students who are poor enjoy privileged attention:
* the economically poor – discriminated by pervading consumerism;
* the less gifted – marginalized by competition and social climbing;
* the poor of love – abandoned by non-existent or broken families;
* the poor of faith and hope – crushed by pervading materialism;
* the poor of moral values – enslaved by selfishness and evil trends;
* the poor – deprived of educational opportunities, undergo all forms of poverty.
* Students are engaged in a process of evangelization in which they come to discover the person of Jesus Christ, the power of the Gospel, and the excitement of discipleship, in following the Lord.
*Students are taught to reflect on the influence of conflicting value systems proposed by greed, ambition, fashion, media, etc. and are helped to become a powerful moral consciousness in the community for the Christianization of culture.
*Students are helped to love and cherish life, to discover the privilege of motherhood and of family life, to achieve their important mission as spouses and mothers, and to take on their influential role as agents of change in their working environment at social and ecclesiastical levels.
*Students are given opportunities towards attaining academic excellence in accordance with their aptitudes. They are trained to be outstanding leaders and advocates of a just society and to place their knowledge and competence at the service of others, especially the underprivileged and the deprived.
Like all Canossian schools, Sacred Heart Canossian School shall be an educative community where staff, students and parents co-operate with one another to achieve the school educational goals.