Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) is an order of religious Priests and Brothers founded by Father Jules Chevalier at Issoudun, France, in 1854. Jules Chevalier had a vision of a new world emerging and he wanted to make known the Gospel message of God’s love and care for all men and women and to evoke a response in every human heart. He especially valued love, concern, compassion, understanding, respect and acceptance of every individual. His vision was based on the words of Jesus:
“I give you a new commandment, love one another.
Just as I have loved you, you also must love one another.
By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples.”
(Jn 13:34 ff)
Chevalier College is owned by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and conducted by Chevalier College Limited, with a committed group of teachers and support staff. It began as a boarding school for boys in 1946 with a total enrolment of 40. Today, it is a coeducational day school with an enrolment of approximately 1200 students.
Chevalier nurtures a strong religious spirit, marked by Gospel values of FAITH and COMMUNITY. The College motto is Fortes in Fide, meaning Strong in Faith. Our faith is based on a belief that God loves every individual, regardless of talents or abilities, and that this makes everyone special. Community is that sense of identity which unites students, families and staff in Christ, as a special part of the family of God. We value truth, learning and respect for the individual as essential features of the education process. In the search for truth, Chevalier encourages students to integrate religious faith with life.