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14thDec, 2018


December 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Four students attended the annual Māori Spirituality Retreat at Tyburn Monastery, Ngakuru with Mrs Bastion and Mrs Stobie on 7-9 December. The retreat focused [...]

14thDec, 2018

Staff Farewell

December 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

After many years teaching at Sacred Heart, at the end of the term we bid farewell to Gail Swart, (20 years); Margaret Millin (26 [...]

14thDec, 2018

World Challenge

December 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

On 6th December, 22 students and 3 teachers departed for the 2018 World Challenge trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. Keep in touch with their [...]

8thNov, 2018

Senior Prize-Giving

November 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Friday 2nd November we held our Senior Prize-giving. Recipients of Special Awards can be viewed here.

7thNov, 2018

Thanksgiving Mass

November 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Thursday 1st November we gathered as a school community for Mass, not only to celebrate All Souls Day but to give thanks for [...]

7thNov, 2018

Young Writers Achievements

November 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the following students who entered the New Zealand School for Young Writers Competition and have had their writing selected to be published [...]

29thOct, 2018

Year 12 Retreat

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Year 12 Retreat was held 24-26 October at the Waihi Academy. It was a jam packed few days filled with singing, dancing [...]

29thOct, 2018

Year 13 Production

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

For our final production together, the Year 13’s performed the fast moving kaleidoscope that is ‘Love & Information’ written by the incredible Caryl Churchill. [...]

29thOct, 2018

Parade of Champions

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sacred Heart Barbershop Chorus 'Heart Attack' has realised a dream! Performing in ‘The Parade of Champions’ Gala Concert. Whilst it is an honour [...]

29thOct, 2018

A Day with Stan Walker

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

An invitation to spend the day with Stan Walker is something that doesn't happen every day! Three lucky students (Hunter-Rose Earl, Brodie Cox [...]

29thOct, 2018

Samoa Music Tour

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

After several big fundraisers and a lot of rehearsals, 8th October saw 13 of our students join forces with St John’s College for [...]

28thSep, 2018

Art Exhibition

September 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

6thSep, 2018

New Caledonia Trip

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

A group of our French students and staff recently traveled to New Caledonia with students and teachers from Nouvata College.  Arriving in Noumea students [...]

6thSep, 2018

The Waikato/BOP Band and Orchestra Festival

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

On the 24th August, 71 ensembles converged on the Waikato University Performing Arts Centre filling three concert chambers from 8:30am - 7:00pm. SHGC’s Sacred [...]

6thSep, 2018

Chanel Shield

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

This years Chanel Shield team competed alongside St John’s College (Hamilton), Aquinas College (Tauranga), Campion College (Gisborne) and the 2018 host school John Paul [...]

17thAug, 2018

Full School Mass – Feast of the Assumption

August 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Wednesday we gathered as a school community to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption with a full school mass.  At this feast we [...]

17thAug, 2018

High Achievers Competition: Caitlin Hernandez

August 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our first High Achievers Music competition was held last night.  26 finalists performed in front of judges Bridget Greenslade and Martin Griffiths. The supreme [...]

17thAug, 2018


August 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Kua takoto te Manuka” Ngā Manu Kōrero is a Māori speech competition for secondary students. The competition encourages а uency in Te Reo Māori [...]

16thAug, 2018

Mayor Welcomes International Students

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Yesterday a number of our International students were welcomed to Hamilton by Mayor, Andrew King.  During the welcome past student Mint Alongkorstantin (2017) was [...]

30thJul, 2018

Welcome Mark McAlley

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

SHGC is pleased to welcome Mark McAlley as our new Director of Sport Development. Having 18 years teaching experience both in New Zealand [...]

25thJul, 2018

Gateway Placements Completed

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the following students for completing their Gateway placements at the end of last term.  The Warehouse (Rema Saki, Kaorite Tabera and Kelly [...]

6thJul, 2018

Bullying Free NZ Win for SHGC

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mrs McQueen’s Year 10 students entry into the Bullying-Free NZ competition won FIRST PRIZE in the Senior PowerPoint Category. One of hundreds of entries, [...]

29thJun, 2018

Waikato Hospital Gateway Placements

June 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

A few very lucky students have been completing their Gateway placement at Waikato Hospital including Liana McLuckie (pictured on left) in the Sterile Services [...]

28thJun, 2018

‘Plastic Ocean’ Art Installation

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

In response to a growing awareness of the damage single use plastics can cause, the Green Team (aka our Environmental Group) have created a [...]

22ndJun, 2018

Vinnies Lunch

June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our Year 10 girls thoroughly enjoyed prepping and serving lunch at Vinnes yesterday.  A huge thank to school staff for arranging leftovers from Wednesday [...]

18thJun, 2018

Arts Showcase 2018

June 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Cure a wet start to the week and get along to the Arts Showcase 2018 starting tonight @ 7pm. Further details in the attached [...]

6thJun, 2018

Language Perfect World Champs!

June 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The competition is over and we gained 80 awards! Our top language student is Jorjia Travers. Huge congratulations also to the following who gained [...]

29thMay, 2018

NCEA – Have your say

May 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Kōrero Mātauranga is inviting New Zealander’s with an interest in education to have their say in the redesign of NCEA.  There are lots of [...]

22ndMay, 2018

Gateway Placement Success Story

May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Year 13 student Britney Stirling has really enjoyed her Gateway placement at St Paul's Catholic School, in Ngaruawahia.  The experience has enabled her to learn [...]

18thMay, 2018

Swimming Success

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Sport, swimming, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

A huge congratulations to the following students who competed in the North Island Secondary Schools Swimming in Palmerston North on the weekend of the 12th [...]

10thMay, 2018

Students shine representing SHGC

May 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Today the office of Tim Macindoe MP provided an opportunity for the community to meet National Party Leader, Simon Bridges. Students Nikita Ramen, Pieta [...]

11thApr, 2018

Open Day

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

"Set your Heart on Sacred Heart". Considering enrolling a student at Sacred Heart Girls' College for 2019? Come along Wednesday 9 May. Meet our [...]

8thMay, 2018

Animal Encounters

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Last term the International Department had a day trip to Greenmount Llama Farm and Hamilton Zoo. The weather was windy and wet but [...]

7thMay, 2018

Congratulations Aylish Waldron!

May 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Aylish Waldron, Year 13, represented the College at the recent United Nations Waikato Region Speech Contest. The topic was "How should we balance [...]

13thApr, 2018

Caritas Challenge

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The cool weather didn't hinder today's Caritas Challenge to raise funds for HAFOTI; a women's group in Timor Leste. Winning Houses from the coin [...]

12thApr, 2018

Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

April 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are pleased to announce that one of our 5 minute pieces, Henry V, Act 111 Scene 1V, won at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare [...]

9thApr, 2018

Caritas Fun Challenge

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Friday is the last week of Term and it is also our Caritas Fundraiser. Students can dress in mufti and should start gathering coins [...]

4thApr, 2018


April 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

With some sadness we bid farewell to Mika Kato & Yuki Nishimura (St Joeseph's Senior High School) and Mahono Ogitani (Kojimachi Gakuen Girls' Senior [...]

23rdMar, 2018

Waka Ama Results

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Congratulations to our Waka Ama students who made it to the Semi Finals for both the 250m and 500m, placing 9th overall in the [...]

19thMar, 2018

Duke of Edinburgh – Silver Qualifying Tramp

March 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our Duke of Edinburgh students enjoyed the beautiful Mt Tarawera as their back drop on the recent Silver Qualifying Tramp.  A boat ride across [...]

15thMar, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities at the Waikato Show

March 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Coming to Claudelands Showgrounds on Friday 6th, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th of April, The Waikato Show has celebrated our people, our environment, our [...]

14thMar, 2018

First Place for Krystie and Kayla

March 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Krystie Soloman for achieving 1st place in the Women's 800 Meter Run (under 18) at the recent NZ Track and Field Champs. [...]

8thMar, 2018

Kayla Shines Again

March 8th, 2018|Categories: Sport, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Further congratulations goes to Kayla Goodwin who has just competed in the Australian National Heptathlon Champs in Melbourne (in 32degree temps!) and secured 3rd [...]

8thMar, 2018

School Athletics Day

March 8th, 2018|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

A great day was had by all on Monday 5th March at our annual School Athletics Day.  It was wonderful to see everyone getting [...]

8thMar, 2018

Rowing Success

March 8th, 2018|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

Congratulations to the Sacred Heart Girls’ rowing teams who competed in the North Island Secondary School Championships last weekend and made the finals on [...]

26thFeb, 2018

Congratulations Kayla – New NZ Record

February 26th, 2018|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

Please join us in congratulating Kayla Goodwin on winning the NZ U18 Heptathlon and setting a NEW NZ RECORD for the U17 Heptathlon with [...]

23rdFeb, 2018

Whānau BBQ

February 23rd, 2018|Categories: BBQ, PTFA|Tags: , |

Our Whānau BBQ was held at the College on the 13th February supported by our PTFA (School Parents, Teachers and Friends Association). As our [...]

23rdFeb, 2018


February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Faith, Mass|

On Friday February 9th we celebrated our first Mass for 2018.  Our focus was on community and welcoming all those in, and associated with, [...]

9thFeb, 2018

Opening Powhiri 2018

February 9th, 2018|Categories: Faith|Tags: , , |

We held our Opening Pōwhiri on Wednesday, 7th February welcoming all new students, their whānau and our new staff members. [...]

8thFeb, 2018

LOGOS Retreat 2018

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Year 13|

Year 13 leaders from Sacred Heart Girls’ College and St John's College attended a Special Character Retreat in Auckland in late January. Strong connections [...]

12thDec, 2017

Junior Prizegiving

December 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Click HERE to view the Junior Prizegiving Award Recipients

12thDec, 2017

Senior Prizegiving

December 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Click HERE to view the Senior Prizegiving Award Recipients.

29thNov, 2017

Student Diary Cover Competition

November 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thank you to all the talented young women who submitted artwork for the Student Diary Cover Competition. After much consideration, the votes [...]

28thNov, 2017

P.E. Junior Cultural Movement

November 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

On Wednesday, 22nd November, the Junior P.E. classes presented their performances for the Movement unit. The unit was designed to celebrate diversity and difference and to showcase [...]

27thNov, 2017

Round the Bridges

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Extracurricular|Tags: |

Congratulations to those students who competed in the recent Round the Bridges, Hamilton event. Gemma Horan placed 3rd in the 12km Under [...]

15thNov, 2017

Year 13 Retreat 2018

November 15th, 2017|Categories: Year 13|

With the 2017 school year coming to an end, plans for Year 13 retreat next year are underway! This three day-two night event is [...]

10thNov, 2017

Bring your own Laptop 2018

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Bring Your Own Device enables new learning opportunities such as: collaboration, learning differentiation, learning beyond the classroom walls, interactive learning, and electronic resources. Teaching [...]

27thOct, 2017

Year 10 Enterprise Evening

October 27th, 2017|Categories: Academic|

On the 26th of October 2017, the two Year 10 Enterprise Studies classes held a Market Evening to present and sell their products to family, friends [...]

23rdOct, 2017


October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Faith|Tags: |

During Terms 2 & 3, Year 10 students visited the Vinnies Centre in Frankton. It was a great opportunity for students to serve in the [...]

17thOct, 2017

Congratulations to Keelin Leong

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

Congratulations to Keelin Leong who competed in the New Zealand Gymnastics Competition in Nelson during the October holidays. Keelin had an extremely successful competition winning five medals. [...]

10thOct, 2017

Synchronised Swimming Nationals

October 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

During the last school holidays, Alisha Smart, Y10, went to Invercargill for 5 days to compete in the Synchronised Swimming Nationals Competition, representing Waikato. She participated in [...]

16thSep, 2017

Success in the International French qualification examinations

September 16th, 2017|Categories: Academic|Tags: |

Recently, a group of our senior French students sat the DELF International examinations where they were tested over a couple of hours on their listening, reading, [...]

12thSep, 2017

NZSS Swimming Champs

September 12th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

We had 6 girls recently compete at the NZSS Swimming Championships. The team of girls did very well and were able to achieve some PB’s amongst them. They [...]

10thSep, 2017

NZSS Gymsport Championships

September 10th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

NZSS Gymsport Championships- Tumbling 3 of our students went to compete and represent our school on Sunday 10th September at the NZSS Gymsport Championships in the [...]

4thSep, 2017

Hockey Champions

September 4th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

Congratulations to the 1st XI Hockey team for winning the Chica Gilmore Secondary Schools Tournament in Whangarei on Monday, 4th September. Sacred Heart are proud [...]

23rdAug, 2017

Top 5 in the Commonwealth for Kayla Goodwin!

August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

Congratulations to KAYLA GOODWIN who represented NZ at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas last month. To be selected in itself, is a [...]

7thJul, 2017

Clay Shooting Champion!

July 7th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

On Thursday, July 6, Grace Beddis (Year 13) attended the Inter-School Shoot hosted by Hamilton Boys High School at the Waikato Gun Club. This was [...]

22ndJun, 2017

Hockey Girls make Final!

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

Our 1st XI Hockey team last night won 2 - 1 against Dio! It's the first time the team has beat Dio and the [...]

20thJun, 2017

Waikato Secondary School Gymsport Competition

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

Congratulations to the following girls who competed at the Waikato Secondary School Gymsport Competition which was held at the Hamilton Gymnastics Centre on [...]

15thJun, 2017

Leadership Holiday Programme for Juniors

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Check out this awesome opportunity for our junior students (up to age 14) in the upcoming term break!

15thJun, 2017

North Island Swimming

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

Sacred Heart mum and swimming coach Sarndra Petrin writes in about the North Island Secondary Schools Swimming experience.  The weekend of 12th May, I [...]

14thJun, 2017

Special Character Scholarship

June 14th, 2017|Categories: Faith|Tags: |

Each year the Board offers a Special Character Student Scholarship to our Year 10-12 students up to the amount of $2,000.00.  Students who are [...]

1stJun, 2017

Cross Country Results

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

Congratulations all the students who decided to get ACTIVE and participate in this year's school x-country event. We had perfect weather and an excellent [...]

25thMay, 2017

SHGC Cross Country

May 25th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

School X-Country / Jog-a-thon Wed 31 May 2017 PERMISSION FORMS MUST BE IN BY 3pm on THURSDAY 25/5. Thank you.

11thMay, 2017

Congratulations Kayla!

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Sport|

Congratulations to Kayla Goodwin who has just been named in the NZ team for the Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the [...]

9thMay, 2017

Amy’s Amazing Painting!

May 9th, 2017|Categories: Extracurricular|Tags: |

Congratulations to Year 12 student Amy Barnes who has won second prize at the Paterson Burn Excellence in Art competition. The competition was open [...]

8thMay, 2017

Pasifika By Nature

May 8th, 2017|Categories: Extracurricular|Tags: |

A massive congratulations to our Pasifika group who competed in the Pasifika By Nature competition over the weekend, placing fifth overall. The group, composed [...]

13thApr, 2017

Mrs Cooper writes in from France

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Academic|Tags: |

Mrs Cooper's French Experience Mrs Belinda Cooper - our Languages Leader of Learning - has been on a Ministry of Education  Language Immersion Award [...]

10thApr, 2017

Six medals and four PBs!

April 10th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

NISS Athletics Day Results Congratulations to our SHGC girls who competed at the North Island Secondary Schools Athletics Championships. Five SHGC athletes: Brooke, Krystie, [...]

5thApr, 2017

Athletic Development Coaching

April 5th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

Athletic Development Coaching Athletic Development Coach Lesley Sommerfield has been training some of our athletic teams, maximizing and developing their health and sport. [...]

3rdApr, 2017

SHGC Waste Audit

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Extracurricular, Faith|

SHGC Waste Audit Last week the Environment team completed a full waste audit of  the school. Our Environment leader Keira McGregor and a [...]

27thMar, 2017

Success for Athletics at Nationals

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

CONGRATULATIONS to Kayla Goodwin (16yrs), Krystie Solomon (13yrs) and Sophie Young (15yrs) who competed at the above Nationals last weekend. We are very proud of their [...]

24thMar, 2017

3000m Race

March 24th, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

3000m Race Takes Off Well done to all those who turned out for the school 3000m. You can all be very proud of [...]

22ndMar, 2017

Important Upcoming Dates

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Academic|

Dear Parents/Caregivers IMPORTANT DATES: Thursday 30 March – Staff Professional Learning On Thursday, 30 March, extended Professional Learning will be held from 2.00-4.30pm for [...]

22ndMar, 2017

Athletics Results and a Broken Record

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Sport|Tags: |

Records, Results and Reps We have the official results from the Central Zone Athletics Day, which you can read in full here. Congratulations [...]

20thMar, 2017

Reports and Parent-Teacher Interviews

March 20th, 2017|Categories: Academic|Tags: , |

Reports and Parent-Teacher Interviews Interim reports for all students will be posted out during Week 8 of this term.  Parents are invited to [...]

20thMar, 2017

World Challenge with Sacred Heart

March 20th, 2017|Categories: Extracurricular, Faith|

A World Challenge Report Over the Christmas holidays, a group of Sacred Heart Girls' College students and staff went to India [...]

20thMar, 2017

Ani Writes in from Arkansas!

March 20th, 2017|Categories: Alumnae, Sport|

Alumnus Ani Gemmill on Athletic Scholarship Ani Gemmill, class of 2016, is currently studying at Arkansas State University on scholarship with the track [...]

15thMar, 2017