Welcome, future students! Founded in 1884, Sacred Heart Girls’ College, in Hamilton, New Zealand, is an all-girls high school of special character.

Choose Sacred Heart Girls’ College and you are choosing a school that is committed to educating and inspiring young women to be confident, connected learners for life; committed to excellence, ready to serve, to challenge and to shape our future.

You will be welcomed into a caring, supportive, safe environment. We focus on building a learning environment that supports students to achieve academically, behave positively, and improve their resilience and well-being. 

Please take a moment to look though our International Department pages, discover why you should choose Sacred Heart, and meet the International team.

We are ready to welcome you and help you with your learning journey. We love living in the mighty Waikato and are ready to share our passion for education in New Zealand with you.

Collette Tuioti (Director)

The International Team

Introducing…  Collette, Lisa, Monica and Rachel! We are a team dedicated to the support and care of our international students. We love getting to know our students and do our utmost to make sure that each student gets the most out of her time here with us.

Collette Tuioti is the Director of International Students. She has a background in administration and child health.  As a mother of two daugters who attended our College, she has a passion for the ethos and values of Sacred Heart Girls’ College.

Lisa Cowen is our Homestay Co-ordinator. She has a daughter who attends Sacred Heart, and another daughter who cant wait to get here!  Lisa has a background in catering, wedding planning and is wonderful at anything that requires an artistic touch.

Monica van Oostrom is the team’s administrator.  She is an alumni of the school, and has always worked in the Education sector. She enjoys reading and gardening.

Rachel Brandt is our English language tutor. She recently returned from teaching English in France and is enjoying her new role at Sacred Heart.

Please contact us via international@shgcham.school.nz if you have any questions – we look forward to hearing from you! 

You can view the complete College staff list here.