Mission Cup Te Toa Shield Tournament 2024

7 June 2024

The Mission Cup (Netball) Te Toa Shield (Hockey) Tournament is a highly anticipated event on our college’s annual calendar, eagerly awaited by students and staff alike. This year, our Kura hosted our sister schools.

Mission Cup Te Toa Shield Tournament 2024

This competition brings together our Sister Catholic Schools—Sacred Heart College Napier, Sacred Heart Girls’ College New Plymouth, Sacred Heart College Lower Hutt, Sacred Heart Girls’ College Oakleigh, Melbourne, and St. Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College, Napier—for thrilling showdowns in hockey and netball.

Last Friday afternoon, we welcomed our visitors with a Whakatau, led by Whaea Piri and Lionel Hetet-Wairau, alongside our esteemed school, Kaumatua, Tawhiri Moanaroa. The teams gathered for the tournament dinner in our school hall, with warm words of welcome from our Sports Leader, Chantel Dinan. It was wonderful to see the girls mingling, getting to know each other, and chatting about the weekend of sports ahead.

Final placings were as follows:


  1. Sacred Heart Girls’ College – New Plymouth
  2. Sacred Heart Girls’ College – Hamilton
  3. Sacred Heart College – Napier
  4. Sacred Heart College – Lower Hutt


  1. Sacred Heart Girls’ College – New Plymouth
  2. Sacred Heart College – Lower Hutt
  3. Sacred Heart Girls’ College – Hamilton
  4. Sacred Heart Girls’ College – Oakleigh, Melbourne
  5. Sacred Heart College – Napier
  6. St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College – Napier

MVP Awards

  • Hockey: Francesca Pilcher – Sacred Heart College, Napier
  • Netball: Jenni Oliver – Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton

Fair Play Award

  • Netball & Hockey: Sacred Heart College – Lower Hutt

A heartfelt thank you to the incredible Sacred Heart staff, coaches, managers, and whānau whose dedication and support contributed to the event’s success. Here’s to the wonderful bonds forged through this competition. Next year, Sacred Heart College — Napier will host the Mission Cup Te Toa. We can’t wait to make the trip to the Bay!

Hockey Report

This year, the 1st XI hockey team’s goal was to clinch the Te Toa Shield. We played Sacred Heart Napier, Sacred Heart Lower Hutt and Sacred Heart New Plymouth. We started strong, winning our first two games 3-0 and 2-0. We also were successful in our shootouts, winning both these. These were an excellent addition to the tournament to help prepare us for the winter tournament later in the year. New Plymouth were, in the end, victorious with a scoreline of 1-0 against us in a tight and competitive game. While this was not the result we were hoping for, the tournament was a great opportunity for us to come closer as a team and also a chance to meet fellow Sacred Heart students from other schools. 

By Josephine Mumby and Abby Harvey – Captains

Netball Report

We began our tournament with a Loss in the first game against Sacred Heart New Plymouth; however, throughout this game, we worked hard until the last second. Reflecting on this game, we realised the main things we needed to focus on heading into the remaining four games. For the rest of the tournament, we improved as a team, which resulted in us winning the rest of our games and finishing third overall. A special mention goes to Jenni Oliver (yr 13), who received the MVP award for netball across all six schools; she was constantly hunting for the ball and showed great sportsmanship on and off the court; this was well deserved. Overall, this tournament proved our girls’ outstanding hustle and commitment, which brought us closer as a team. We could not be more proud of our girls. 

By Kenzee Mark, Miller Chou-Lee, Henaka Tusa Soagia – Captains

Mission Cup Te Toa Tournament Weekend

Thank you to our amazing Sacred Heart Community (Helen Eagleton and Cameron Mumby) for capturing these amazing images from our Mission Cup Te Toa Tournament for 2024.

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