Information for Current Families

Sacred Heart Girls’ College educates and inspires young women to be confident, connected, Catholic, learners for life; committed to excellence, ready to serve, to challenge and to shape the future.

Term Dates 2021:

Term 1: Wednesday 3rd February – Friday 16th April
– Auckland Anniversary: Monday 1st February
– Waitangi Day observed Monday 8th February
– Good Friday 2nd April, Easter Monday 5th April, Easter Tuesday 6th April

Term 2: Monday 3rd May – Friday 9th July
– Queens Birthday: Monday 7th June

Term 3: Monday 26th July – Friday 1st October

Term 4: Monday 18th October – Friday 10th December
– Labour Day: Monday 25th October

If a student is absent from school through illness, we ask that parents contact the school in the morning using TxtStream or leave a message on the answer phone. All absences from a class or school require a parent/caregiver to contact the school (TxtStream, phone, email or signed note) to confirm the absence. Signed notes should be handed to the Student Engagement Officer at the Student Centre.

Contact Shelley Knight, our Student Engagement Officer on 07 856 7874 or email her at absences@shgcham.school.nz.


Planned Absence for Non-School Activity (more than one day)  A letter explaining the situation should be written to the Principal in advance of the absence. Students are to be on time for class and to have with them books, pens or other material needed for classwork.

Students should only be away from their timetabled class if they have written permission from a teacher.


Late arriving to school – students must sign in at the Student Centre before going to their timetabled class.


Leaving school grounds – Year 9-12 students may not leave the College grounds without written permission. Request to leave must be supported by a note from parents which is to note the name, reason and time for College records. Students obtaining such permission should go directly to and from school. Marian School and the gully are out-of-bounds.


All students who leave school for medical reasons or for the reasons stated above, must sign out at the Student Centre. Year 13 students may go to Hamilton East during lunch or study time. They must sign out and sign in again for their safety.