b'Sport & OpportunitiesYoung Women committed to training and fair playT he College encourages students to participate in extra-curricular sporting activities both at competitive and recreational levels. We recognise the individual talent and ensure these are developed.SacredHeartGirlsCollegeisjustifiablyproudofitsrecordof achievementsinsportingcompetitions.Teamsplayinregularand annual inter-school competitions and successful teams and individuals have gone on to represent our College at local, national and international competitions.Wehaveastrongtraditionofsportsexchangeswith Catholic Colleges. Our top Netball and Hockey teams compete for the coveted Mission Cup and Te Toa Trophy, with other Mission Colleges from New Plymouth, Napier, Hastings and Lower Hutt. Parents are influential in managing and coaching sports teams and their involvement is warmly welcomed. Senior students are trained as umpires and scorers in various codes, as well as junior team coaches.Our College has first class facilities for Physical Education and sports withitsgymnasium,fitnesscentre,artificiallysurfacedtennisand netball courts, and use of the local communal Park. Physical Education is available in the curriculum at all levels to encourage the development of each students physical well-being, team skills, competitiveness, self-discipline, commitment to training and fair play.TheSportsDevelopmentDirectorandCoordinatorsprovidemany opportunities for students to participate, compete, coach and specialise in a wide variety of sport.Housecompetitionsforathleticsand swimming encourage school spirit. There is an expectation that all students participate insomeway,includingsupportingthe athletes, helping with organisation and serving at the event. These events are opportunities for building community spirit and relationships.EducationOutsidetheClassroom (EOTC) makes the most of the Waikato area.Theoutdoorsisafeatureofthe curriculum as well as tramping for Duke ofEdinburghexpeditions.Local,national and international trips are often available to enhance and support the learning in class, as are Exchange Programmes.17'