Director of Sport Development

Mr Mark McAlley

Mark is the Director of Sport Development and has taught primary and secondary school for over 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. He completed teacher training in Waikato before obtaining a Sports and Leisure Certificate at Tauranga Polytechnic.

Sport has always played an essential part of Mark’s life, and after his early years of playing rugby and cricket, it has led him to a career in officiating and coaching to a high level. This includes coaching a Waikato women’s rugby team. Mark’s role at the College allows him to share his skills and experience with others, unlocking potential and transferring his passion for sports to students.

The satisfaction Mark takes from seeing students gain confidence, develop skills, embrace teamwork and show leadership skills from participating in sports is why he loves his role. He feels lucky to have so many supportive families from the Sacred Heart community on his team!