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.

Mission Statement

Sacred Heart College inspires each student to reach her full potential through an education built on Gospel values, while providing opportunities for leadership and continuing excellence in her chosen pursuits.

News

Coronavirus Update

6 April 2020

Kia ora students

We are all now in the second week of the holiday period - I hope you are having a good break, despite the unusual place we find ourselves in.

All students need to remember to check their school email account and Microsoft Teams for updates. This is how teachers will be communicating with you.

Seniors it is possible that teachers have set holiday revision or assignment tasks for you, so don't leave these till the last moment to complete.

Your school email account is your username followed by @sacredheartcollege.school.nz and your password is the same that you would use to login to any computer at school.

If you are having difficulty with this or need to reset your password, please have a caregiver email or use your personal email to email moehrickeb@sacredheartcollege.school.nz so that this can be sorted.

A reminder that Term 2 starts on Wednesday 15 April.

Remember be kind, kia kaha

Ngā mihi nui
Maria Potter

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27 March 2020

Kia Ora Koutou

We have started into a new phase of New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 and it is very different than anything most of us have ever experienced.  I wanted to reassure you that our school staff and Board of Trustees will continue to be available to support your student's learning and well-being in the next weeks, and I want to thank them for the great work they have done already.

Some good news to support you either working at home and/or studying at home - Spark, Vodafone, Vocus/Slingshot, 2Degrees and Trustpower have all advised they have removed their data caps and the possibility of any extra charges based on usage.

For our Pasifika families, if you are not aware, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples has been working to ensure useful information is available to Pasifika peoples.  A one-hour special will be aired on Tagata Pasifika's segment on Saturday at 9.00am; and on Sunday at 7.35am, where Tagata Pasifika will share messages from community leaders.  The Ministry is asking you to reach out to all your family members, community groups, friends and group chats to ensure our Pacific community groups are watching the programming on both days.

A big thank you to all of you for taking the lockdown so seriously. As the Prime Minister has noted, staying at home will break the chain and save lives; breaking the rules could risk someone close to you and if the rules are not complied with, this could risk the lock down period being extended or could risk the virus being spread to thousands

Take care and be kind to each other.

"Peace be with you." (John 20:21)

Ngā mihi nui
Maria Potter

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25 March 2020

Kia ora students

The current situation is surreal and hard for us all to fully understand. I appreciate that this sudden and significant change to your lives will be different, and at times, difficult.  Please be assured that our staff will continue to work hard to ensure your learning continues, and that is important.

But the most important thing at the moment, is that you are ok. Take the time over the next few weeks to take some time for yourself.

If possible:

• Maintain a routine
• Keep exercise up (perhaps have a boogie around the kitchen – music will be important)
• Try reading
• Do something that brings you joy
• Go for a walk, run or bike ride (just keep a 2-metre distance from people)
• Journal and process your feelings
• Stay connected (make a phone call, write a letter, video chat) -I know you will do this!!

Here is a link to a PowerPoint that will help you in the coming days to set yourself up for online learning. Please note that the video will only play using your school email address.  You can slow it down using the settings wheel at the bottom of the video- playback speed.  Click here for the link.

It is also attached as a pdf file (click here).

Remote Learning will start on Wednesday 15 April 2020. Your teachers will have sent you some work for this week as well. Please check your teams and email.

I will miss seeing you all and look forward to having you back at Sacred Heart College.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5

Arohanui
Mrs Potter

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24 March 2020- 9.30am update

Kia ora koutou

Now that we have had more clarification and dates from the Ministry I can confirm the following;

• Term 1 finishes this Friday 27th March
• Holidays are from Monday 30th March – Tuesday 14th April inclusive
• Term 2 online teaching will start Wednesday 15th April

For the remainder of this week teachers will, where possible, give your students some work to do via email or teams.
Students could also use this time to access online resources themselves, read, finish incomplete work and assignments.

Any NCEA assessments that are imminent will have the deadline extended. Teachers will communicate these changes to classes directly.
Online teaching will begin Wednesday 15th April.

Be kind to each other.

Ngā mihi nui
Maria Potter

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Previous SHC Coronavirus Updates can be found under the News & Events tab on this website (you can also click here)


Relay for Life

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus, Relay for Life has been postponed. We would like to thank everyone for their amazing fundraising efforts and look forward to announcing the new event date when we can.

 


CSW Regional Athletics - SHC Results

A great day at Newtown Park on Thursday 12 March.  Read more under the News & Events tab here.


Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award Fundraiser

Click image or here to go through to the SHC DOE Entertainment Book fundraiser.

SHC Sports Day - Monday 2 March

We had a wonderful day on Monday.  With much enthusiasm students took part in events ranging from triple jump, sprints, shot put to gumboot throwing.   The rain cut the day short but we will catch up on those events next week.  It was great to see parents and whānau able to attend.

Student Council

Congratulations to the students elected to represent their Tutor classes in Student Council.  A list of names can be found here.

Caring Host Families

This year Tezukayama Gakuin JHS Osaka Japan will be bringing 40 students to Sacred Heart College.

We are looking for 20 host families (2 students per family) who can provide a kind and caring host family experience. The girls can share a bedroom together but not a bed. The students attend classes in school and go on various organised sightseeing trips. Payment to host families would be $925.

Please contact Michelle Te Kata, Homestay Manager, for more information at tekatam (@) sacredheartcollege.school.nz.


Ordering Netball Dress and SHC Hoodie

The Netball dress and hoodie are ordered direct from Club Gear - link here

Pre-orders for the Netball dress are open from 17 February (check sizing at Sports Office)

Pre-orders for the red SHC hoodie open 30 March to 19 April (check sizing at the Uniform Shop).

NCEA Results

We are delighted with our 2019 results in all 3 NCEA levels. We are well above both the National and Decile 7 school averages at all levels.  We have also had an increase in the number of merit and excellence endorsements gained at both Level 1 and Level 2. 

150 students received an endorsement and these students were acknowledged at our first school assembly. We are very proud of these students' efforts – Mana Matauranga at its best!    Click here for a list of the students attaining merit and excellence endorsements.

 

This week

Stay home, stay safe

Term Break

Thursday 9 April

Holy Thursday

Friday 10 April

Good Friday

Looking ahead

Stay home, stay safe

Monday 13 April

Easter Monday

Tuesday 14 April

Easter Tuesday

Wednesday 15 April

Start of Term 2
- Remote Learning Starts

Thursday 16 April

- Remote Learning

Friday 17 April

- Remote Learning

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