Sacred Heart College has a strong tradition in Sport, offering all our students opportunities to participate in a range of individual and team sports, at both a competitive and non-competitive level. Sacred Heart College is very proud of its sporting achievements at both a regional and national secondary level.
As a member of College Sport Wellington our teams compete in regular weekly competitions and annual tournaments. Sacred Heart College teams are also involved in a variety of traditional sporting events; Te Toa Hockey, Mission Cup Netball and St Mary’s winter sport exchange.
The codes offered at Sacred Heart College are the following: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bowls, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rowing, Rugby, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch, Volleyball and Waterpolo.
Facilities include a gymnasium, "Fit Pit", tennis and netball courts, a squash court and use of the Hutt Recreation Ground.
A number of our teaching staff along with parents, senior students and members of our wider community are actively involved as coaches and managers of specific sports. The College believes it is important to have an appropriate adult role model involved with each sports team. All personnel involved with Sacred Heart College sport are expected to adhere to the College’s "Sporting Code of Conduct".
The College is proud of its sportswomen who excel in their chosen sporting code. At the end of each year the College hosts a Sports Award Ceremony to celebrate our sporting achievements for the year.
At Sacred Heart College we try to cater for the varied interests of our students. During the year the Sport Director receives information of forthcoming one off events in a number of other sporting codes such as:
This information will be posted on the Daily Notices and on the Sports Notice Boards. It is the responsibility of the students to keep themselves informed.
If you have a particular interest outside of the mainstream sports offered, please see the Sport Director (in the Gym) and that way we can contact you when any information on your specific sport is received.
Sacred Heart encourages all students to get involved with sport. All Year 9 and 10 students will participate in Physical Education classes.
These occur twice per week throughout each term, and for Year 9 this includes; Fitness, Badminton, Hockey, Large Ball Skills, Small Ball Skills, Cultural Games, Athletics and Creative Movement.
In Year 10 this includes Touch, Sports Education, Outdoor Education/Adventure Based Learning, Athletics, Creative Movement and Designing Games.
Health lessons occur once a fortnight and for Year 9 topics include: Positive Relationships, Me and My World, Tobacco and Alcohol Awareness and Change, Loss and Grief. In Year 10 topics include; Keeping Ourselves Safe, Mental Health Matters, Sexuality and Drug education.
Students are expected to change into the following gear at the start of each lesson -
* Black shorts, black tracksuit pants or plain black skins
* School PE top.
* Sports shoes
On completion of the lesson the students will change back into their full school uniform.
We seek your co-operation in ensuring that the students bring the correct gear and participate as best they can. PE Gear is required on Mufti Days.
Students will need to keep their PE gear in a sports bag, this is separate from their school bag.
If a student cannot participate in a lesson due to illness or injury then a note must be supplied by a parent /guardian before the lesson commences. A note must also be presented to the teacher if the student does not have the correct PE gear. ALL items of PE gear must be named.
We encourage students to participate to the best of their ability in all lessons.
- Briony Hibberd
HOD Physical Education
All students will receive a “Sports Information Booklet” which has all the information regarding the different sporting codes available and Summer and Winter registration forms for you to fill in.
The College tries to cater for all interests and abilities and therefore we offer a large number of sporting opportunities. The Gymnasium has a fully equipped Fitness Centre available for the students' use at lunchtimes and after school for a cost of $5 for 25 sessions. A personalised programme can be designed on request.
We also have a squash court available for students' use. The facilities are there to be used and sports equipment is available for students' use during lunchtimes. Students must be in P.E. Uniform when they are using the gymnasium.
There will be a cost involved for each of the sports although these are kept to a minimum. The students need to think carefully of the commitment they make when joining a team. One summer and one winter sport is recommended. Each student will be asked to sign a sports contract. We also try to encourage parental support in either coaching or managing a team. If you are interested then please fill in the “Volunteer Registration of Interest” form (found at the rear of the Information Booklet) and get it back to us ASAP. Students and parents/caregivers must sign the Behavioural Expectations Contract on the Sports registration form. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you all.
- Catherine Brennan