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 2023:

Term 1: Thursday 2 February (see details below) – Thursday 6 April
– Auckland Anniversary Day: Monday 30 January
– Teacher Only Day: Tuesday 31 January
– Teacher Only Day: Wednesday 1 February (Kahui Ako Professional Learning)
– Year 9 students and Year 13 students: Thursday 2 February
– Year 9 students and new Year 10-13 students: Friday 3 February
– Waitangi Day: Monday 6 February
– All students attend school: Tuesday 7 February
– Good Friday 7 April, Easter Monday 10 April and Easter Tuesday 11 April – in school holidays

Term 2: Monday 24 April (see details below) – Friday 30 June
– Teacher Only Day: Monday 24 April
– Anzac Day: Tuesday 25 April
All students attend school: Wednesday 26 April
– King’s Birthday: Monday 5 June
– Matariki: Friday 14 July – in school holidays

Term 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September

Term 4: Monday 9 October – Wednesday 13 December
– Labour Day – Monday 23 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

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.