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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.

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

 

May Newsletter

School Closure - Wednesday 29 May

As you are aware there is a nationwide teacher strike on Wednesday 29th May, affecting both primary and secondary schools teachers.

Many of our teaching staff belong to the PPTA and, as a result, staffing will be greatly reduced on that day.

The health and safety of your student is paramount and the Board of Trustees believes we cannot stay open for instruction due to this reduced number of staff.

The decision has been made to close the school on Wednesday 29th May and we ask parents and caregivers to keep students at home.

We appreciate that this situation is not ideal but do appreciate the support being given to our staff.

Richard Te One
Chairperson
Board of Trustees

 

Congratulations

20 May  Briana Carson of 12RV (pictured) was a finalist in the Hutt Valley DHB Young Sportswoman of the Year category of last week's Hutt Valley Sport Awards.  This recognition was for Briana's accomplishments and the effort she puts into her sport of Triathlon.

Enrolments open for Year 9, 2020

13 May   Enrolment applications are open and can be made online Enrol Here or by collecting enrolment forms from your current Catholic school's office or from the main office at Sacred Heart College.  More information on our enrolment page.

Enrolments close on Monday 1 July 2019.

Open Mornings  Wednesday 22 May (note change of date) and Wednesday 5 June 2019.  Please phone the College office to book your visit.  Each booking is for one hour.
 

Nomination of Parent Representatives - 2019 Board of Trustees Election

10 May Nominations are now open for the election of five parent representatives to the Sacred Heart College Board of Trustees. 

A nomination form and letter have been posted to all eligible parents and caregivers on the College's roll.  Nomination forms can also be collected from the College.

Nominations and candidate statements can be made:

  • online on the School Election Portal; or
  • emailed to the Returning Officer; or
  • posted to the Returning Officer; or
  • delivered to the College office.

The letter has instructions on how to submit your nominations. Click HERE for a guide to the online nomination process.

Nominations close at 12 noon on Friday 24 May 2019. 

Late nominations will not be accepted.  (This needs to be taken into consideration if posting a nomination form, to allow time for NZ Post delivery.)  

If you would like to come along to the next Board of Trustees meeting to find out just exactly what the Board does, they will be meeting in the school library on Wednesday 22 May from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Make a difference and be involved in your student's school - join the BOT!


Foodbank Delivery

8 May  The school enjoyed a shared picnic on Friday 3 May.  The houses each had a shared lunch and participated in games.

Five boxes of leftover food were delivered to Lower Hutt Community Foodbank by 10RH students (L-R below) Eva Parlakchief, Arabella Toms and Ruby Robinson. Lots of treats for distribution amongst the food parcels.


SHC Composting Initiative - Mana Whenua

30 April  From today a composting system has been implemented to reduce the amount of food waste we send to landfills.  To do this, the staff room and form classes each have a bucket that will be used as a composting bin.

This initiative relates back to our school values by:

  • putting the right food scraps in the bins we individually show our school value of Mana Whenua - a heart for the land and environment that we live in; and
  • having this system in SHC, we as a school also show Mana Whenua in doing our part to reduce the impact of waste in the environment.

Thank you to Ms Booker and the students who are working hard to get everyone committed to this initiative (though more volunteers are needed , so please see Ms Booker if you would like to be a team member).


ANZAC Day

29 April  SHC was represented at the Lower Hutt and Wellington Civic ANZAC Services, and at the Wainuiomata ANZAC Parade and Service. 

Bailey Miller-Janes, Angela White, Grace Elliott and Nicola Edger (L-R below) asked if they could represent the College at Wainuiomata and laid a beautiful handmade cross during the wreath laying ceremony (made by Grace and Nicola).

Caelin Patterson, Grace Mann and Emily McGoldrick (L to R below left) represented the College at the Anzac Day National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.  Mana Kauone-Tepania, Samantha Wallis, Marie Fisher and Lesina-Leigh Porter-Samuels (L to R below right) attended the Lower Hutt Civic Service and laid the College's traditional flower cross.

Jazz Congratulations

8 April  The SHC Jazz Band, Route 65, travelled to Tauranga for the National Youth Jazz Band competition over the weekend.  Congratulations to the Band on winning Silver in the Jazz Combo section, and to Ngarangi Sadlier-Patmore for winning the Dave Feehan Trophy - Most Outstanding Vocalist award.  Thank you to Mr Isaacs and Mrs Russell for taking the girls to the competition.

 

Entertainment Book Fundraiser

19 March 2019  Entertainment membership for 2019/20 is now available for pre-order (including $180 of bonus offers that can be used straight away). This new edition will launch at the end of March.  Click the image to securely order your membership. This fundraising provides SHC with $13 for each book or digital membership sold.

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This week ...

Friday, 24 May

8.45am - Nga Manu Korero
8.45am - Yr 13 PED/SPS Tough Gal Challenge
8.45am - Yr 11 GEO Trip
8.45am - Creative Industries Day
12.00pm - Nominations for BOT Parent Rep Election Close
1.40pm - Poly Group Practice

Looking ahead...

Samoan Language Week
Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa
Lalaga le si'osi'omaga mo se lumana'i manuia

Aso Gafua, 27 May

3.30pm - Debating Club

Aso Lua, 28 May

Catholic Schools Day
12.00pm - Project K Community Challenge
2.45pm - Poly Group Practice

Aso Lulu, 29 May

School Closed Today

9.00am - CSW Cross Country Champs
6.30pm - Project K Mentor Matching

Aso Tofi, 30 May

Barbier Feast Day
8.45am - Regional Barbershop Competition
9.45am - STEMM Quiz
9.45am - Barbier Feast Celebration
1.30pm - Feast Day Auditions
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme
6.30pm - Project K Meeting (staffroom)

Aso Faraile, 31 May

Samoan Week Celebration
1.30pm - Feast Day Auditions
1.40pm - Poly Group Practice
4.30pm - Mission Cup / Te Toa

Aso To'ona'i, 1 June

Mission Cup / Te Toa

Aso Sa, 2 June

Mission Cup / Te Toa

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