The Baradene College Foundation (known as Growing Heart)

Baradene College provides young women with an exceptional, all–round education, enabling them to pursue their  potential and leave school filled with hope and purpose, ready to take their place in the world.

Growing Heart is a charitable Trust established to support the College in continuing to deliver an outstanding education for all students while maintaining its special character as a Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) School with Cor Unum values: One Heart, One Mind in the Heart of Jesus Christ.  

Growing Heart raises funds for necessary College facilities, resources and educational initiatives not otherwise able to be funded by government or parent contributions. Funds are also raised to provide equity of opportunity, to enable every student to fully participate in College life.  

A gift to Growing Heart will help Baradene College continue the legacy of the RSCJ Sisters, building an exciting future for the Baradene students of today and tomorrow.

Growing Heart Funds

Growing Heart has four funds that support the College to develop in line with its strategic goals:

Student Scholarship and Support Fund
The Student Scholarship and Support Fund is used to offer students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to secure a Baradene College education to support current students who would otherwise be prevented from completing their education or are unable to fully participate in College life and to provide additional learning opportunities to students.

Staff Support Fund
Attracting and retaining inspirational teachers is essential for high-achieving schools.  The Staff Support Fund is used to foster teaching excellence by supporting teachers, for example, with professional development opportunities.  

College Facilities Fund
The College Facilities Fund is used to support the fit-out of specific school building projects and for resources to ensure the College has the facilities required to deliver the best education possible.

Trustees Discretionary Fund
The Growing Heart Trustees want to ensure Baradene maintains its special character and qualities. The Trustees Discretionary Fund allows the Trustees to determine the most important areas of need within the College.

How to Support Growing Heart

One-off Donations
One-off donations can be made at any time. All donations are appreciated, no matter how large or small.

CLICK HERE to make a One-off Donation

Donations made over a period of time allow Growing Heart to plan and commit to longer-term projects knowing that contributions will be received progressively through instalments. You choose how much you want to give, and you can alter or cancel your payment at any time.

CLICK HERE to make a Pledge

Bequests give you the opportunity to make a difference beyond your lifetime.  Provision can be made in your Will to make a gift to Baradene.   

If you are considering making a bequest, please contact:

Anna Stone
Foundation Manager
Phone: (09) 524 6019 Extn. 865
[email protected]