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Who We Are

Sacred Heart College is a Catholic Integrated Girls College in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, providing secondary education from Year 9 to Year 13.

Sacred Heart College holds traditional values where excellence is pursued and celebrated within a caring and Christian atmosphere.

Sacred Heart College holds high expectations of Academic success and also offers a wide range of sporting and cultural opportunities.

News

Nga Manu Korero Waiwhetu Marae 2017

19 May  The Wellington Secondary School Nga Manu Korero Speech Competition was held at Waiwhetu Marae last week.  

Congratulations to our speakers!

Year 12 Tuimaleali'ifano Fiso came first in Senior English with her speech "Spiritual health is an important part of our education".

Year 11 Mana Kauone-Tepania came third in Senior Maori with her speech "Ka kuku te kereru, ka auaua te kuri, kei te korero Pakeha tonu te iwi Maori".

Tuimaleali'ifano will represent Sacred Heart College at the Nga Manu Korero National Speech Competition being held in New Plymouth during September.

Left to right:  Tuimaleali'ifano Fiso and Mana Kauone-Tepania                                          

ANZAC Day

25 April  Head Girl Catherine Alvarez and Deputy Head Girl Janelle Divinagracia represented Sacred Heart College in the laying of the College's remembrance wreath at the Lower Hutt Civic Service.  In the same photo Year 12 Georgia Hartill is on Cenotaph Guard Duty representing the City of Lower Hutt Cadet Unit.

Photo credit Mark Tantrum Photography


Year 13 Ashley Hanaray represented  Unit 22 (City of Upper Hutt) Squadron, Air Training Corp in the laying of wreath at the Upper Hutt ANZAC service.




National Second Division Softball Win

25 April  We are proud of our Softball team winning the Division two National secondary school tournament at the end of Term 1.  The Dominion Post article 'Strength of Wellington women's softball reflected in dominant tournament wins' can be found here.





Piper Gwyn

10 April  Congratulations to Year 12 Piper Gwyn who has just competed at the Olympic Weightlifting Youth World Championships in Bangkok. Piper came 3rd in the clean and jerk category and set an unofficial New Zealand record lifting 87kg!



Race Unity Speech Award

7 April  Congratulations to Year 12 Seema Singh on being judged the winner at last night's annual Race Unity Speech Award Heats with her speech "Colours only look good in rainbows".  The topic for the competition was "Standing up to racism – that’s us!".  Seema was also runner up in last year's competition.

Promising future for Hutt schooled rowers

4 April  Maddy Devery and Izzy Ahearn feature in today's The Dominion Post.  The Year 11 students raced in the under-18 pairs with the fourth best time overall at last week's Maadi Cup.  Read the full article here.

Madeline Devery

Isabella Ahearn

Balancing Ballet with Brains

3 April To pursue her dream of being a ballerina, Olivia van Woerkom left Sacred Heart College at the end of 2015 (Year 11) to become a full time Classical student at the New Zealand School of Dance.

Olivia has continued her studies through Te Kura (the Correspondence School) and in 2017 is working towards University Entrance and NCEA Level 3. Read Olivia's story in Te Kura's Link Up magazine.

Head Girl - Catherine Alvarez

24 March  Catherine features in The Dominion Post this afternoon.  Read more here.  The article is headed:  "Catherine Alvarez follows sister Julianne as Head Girl at Sacred Heart College".  Julianne Alvarez was SHC Head Girl in 2014.


Athletics

24 March  The North Island Secondary Schools Athletics competition takes place in Inglewood on 8-9 April.  The following Year 9 students will be representing SHC and the Wellington Secondary Schools Athletics Team:

Maria Geoghegan - 3km

Anya Dunlop-Brown - 70m hurdles 


Senior A Volleyball Win Wellington Regional Title

6 March   Sacred Heart College's Senior A Volleyball team have taken their fifth Wellington regional title in six years, winning against St Mary's College 3-0.  Congratulations to the girls and coaches - a fabulous result.


Tia McDougall, Izzy Ahearn, Maddy Devery and Madison Short

Year 12 Tia McDougall and Year 11s Izzy Ahearn, Maddy Devery and Madison Short competed at the New Zealand Rowing Championships held in Twizel 14-18 February 2017 with fantastic results.

Madison - 1st Womens Novice Coxed Eight

Tia, Izzy and Maddy - 1st Womens Club Coxed Eight

Tia and Izzy - 3rd Womens Senior Coxed Eight

Madison Short                               

Maddy Devery | Tia McDougall | Izzy Ahearn

Gemma Woolcock

Past pupil Gemma Woolcock has got back from Sydney after representing New Zealand in the U23 Women's Canoe Sprint team.

Ashley Hanary

Year 13 Ashley Hanary is a member of No 22 (City of Upper Hutt) Squadron, Air Training Corp.  Ashley has recently been promoted to Warrant Officer, which is the highest rank a cadet in New Zealand can achieve.  Ashley is pictured right being presented by her Commanding Officer and Area Commanding Officer.  Ashley earned her promotion through her skills and leadership.  


Bridie Burns

Year 12 student Bride Burns has been selected for the New Zealand under-17 indoor netball team.  The team travels to the 2017 WINA Junior World Series being held in Johannesburg, South Africa in July.  Congratulations Bridie!  (GA Bridie pictured right)


Pallas Potter, Bailey Robertson and Aroha Hibbert

Congratulations to Sacred Heart College students Pallas Potter, Bailey Robertson and Aroha Hibbert who have been selected for the New Zealand Junior White Sox squad.

Year 13 Pallas and Year 12 Bailey will be competing at the under-19 women's world softball championship being held in Florida in July, with Pallas captaining the team.  Year 13 Aroha is a non-travelling reserve.

Well done girls, we are proud of you!  Read more on Stuff.

Pallas PotterBailey RobertsonAroha Hibbert

 

This week ...

Monday 22 May

8.45am - Yr 12 SUS Trip
8.45am - Civil Defence Training Day
5.00pm - Kapa Haka in PAC

Tuesday 23 May

10.15am - School Singing Practice

Wednesday 24 May

11.00am - Swimming Sports - all Yr 11, 12 & 13
3.30pm - Maori Achieve in A1
5.00pm - Kapa Haka
7.00pm - Board of Trustees Meeting in Staffroom

Thursday 25 May

8.45am - Yr 13 SUS trip
8.45am - Yr 11 Life Skills Plunket Course in F1
11.00am - Secondary Schools Barber Shop Competition
3.30pm - Study/Homework Club in Library
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme in A2
5.30pm - Poly Group Practice in PAC

Friday 26 May

8.45am - Health Open Day Massey University
8.45am - Yr 13 PED - SS Tough Guy & Tough Gal Challenge
1.30pm - NZ School of Travel & Tourism Visit in F1
7.00pm - Noho Marae Stokes Valley
- Newsletter published today

Saturday 27 May

- Noho Marae Stokes Valley

Sunday 28 May

11.00am - Noho Marae finishes

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