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Sacred Heart College is a Catholic school teaching in the Marist tradition in the Adelaide beachside suburb of Somerton Park, South Australia. The college is a coeducational school educating students in years 10 to 12.Sacred Heart is known for its Australian rules football teams, cultivating thorough athletes since its establishment. It has an annual Intercollegiate match against its cross-town rival, Rostrevor College, which is a notable event on the South Australian sports calendar.The school also has an annual exchange with Assumption College in Kilmore, Victoria which entails music and performing arts performances, debating, a social and several sporting competitions.HistoryIn 1897 the Marist Brothers of Adelaide were formally invited by Archbishop John O'Reily to establish an all-boys school in Port Adelaide. The first principal of the school was Brother Stephen DeBourg- the college recognising his achievements through the dedication of The Brother Stephen DeBourg Performing Arts Centre in 2008.Due to the increasing popularity in the school Sacred Heart High was relocated to the current site at Somerton Park; it was subsequent to two previous changes in location within the first ten years of its commencement. In 1914 the Marist Brothers had acquired Paringa Hall in Somerset, the residence of a wealthy pastoralist James Francis Cudmore who had died in 1912. The school was renamed Sacred Heart College and established extensive facilities for its period as well as the notable college chapel. During its erection the college provided schooling for day students and boarders from Years 4 to Leaving Honours.
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