Our college has a long sporting tradition.  We are committed to offering all our students opportunities to participate in a range of individual and team sports, at both a competitive and non-competitive level.


It is extremely exciting that some of our winter sports will be able to finish the season under the Sport NZ Level 2 guidelines. This will give our students a chance to get outside, be active and enjoy playing the sport they enjoy. Unfortunately, many codes associations (e.g. Netball and Basketball) have decided to finish their season.

From Thursday onwards under Level 2, practices will recommence. Waikato Secondary School Sport Association (WSSSA have put out the following statement: Based on the information received late today from SSNZ, there will be NO RETURN TO PLAY THIS WEEKEND for Waikato Secondary School Sport. This will allow our Secondary Schools to get back and operational with further information to come out regarding moving forward early next week.

We would like to reassure our school community that we will ‘proceed with care’ and ‘play it safe’ – following the Government, Ministry of Education and Sport NZ Level 2 guidelines:

  • Each practice will start with a health & safety briefing, and team coaches and managers will be in constant communication with the sports managers on how your daughter’s general well-being is tracking.
  • A list of attendees will be taken for Covid tracking purposes.
  • We ask that parents/caregivers do NOT attend practices or meetings.
  • Please wait in your car to collect your daughter at the end of her practice or meeting.

We continue to take our lead from the Waikato Secondary School Sports Association and their Principal Executive group, along with School Sports New Zealand.

Regards Mark McAlley
Director of Sports Development


Sports at Sacred Heart

The Sacred Heart Sport Programme caters for students of all abilities; from those who choose sport as an interest to those who are pursuing sport as a career.

The involvement of students in extra-curricular activities is very important as this plays a critical part in their holistic development. Participation in sport allows students to experience individual success, the power of teamwork, to develop personal

 discipline, competitiveness and lifelong healthy lifestyle habits.

Pope Francis describes sport as “a very rich source of values that help us to become better people.” We see this in the virtues, such as loyalty, commitment, respect and tenacity that our students demonstrate when representing our school in sports.

We have a dedicated team led by our Director of Sport Development, supported by our Coordinators, Athletic Development Coach and the many teachers, coaches and volunteers that offer their time and expertise to the sports we offer.

For a snapshot of Sport available at Sacred Heart, please read here.