House System

Sacred Heart College has six houses:

  • Aubert
  • Avila
  • Barbier
  • Lisieux
  • Lourdes
  • Siena

This structure unites the different form levels under one banner and the students participate for their house in such activities as the Athletics Sports, Swimming Sports, Feast Day, House Sports etc. The House Shield is awarded at the Senior Prizegiving to the House who gains the most points throughout the year as a result of their participation in these activities. The House System is important in encouraging students to develop a sense of belonging and a supportive interaction with girls from other year levels.

Our Six Houses are named after remarkable women in the Catholic Church.

 

Aubert House

Patron:Suzanne Aubert, foundress of the NZ Sisters of CompassionAubert
Symbol:Four Leaf Clover
Feast Day:19 June
Suzanne Aubert reminds us of respect for all those people who are different from us, not only in races but also people with disabilities. She saw God in everything and everyone. Through her teachings we can learn self respect for ourselves and for each other.


Avila House

Patron:Saint Teresa of AvilaAvila
Symbol:

Red Poppy

Feast Day:15 October
Saint Teresa of Avila is the patron of writers. She reminds us of the importance of knowledge in education and faith. Through her teachings we can learn to strive towards success.

 

Barbier House

Patron:

Euphrasie Barbier, foundress of the Sisters of our Lady of the Missions

Barbier

Symbol:

Bluebell

Feast Day:

14 August

Euphrasie Barbier reminds us of the gift of giving. Through faith, vision and courage, the little French woman helped to set up educational ventures. Through her hard work we can benefit and also appreciate the wonderful things we take for granted.

 

Lisieux House

Patron:Saint Therese of LisieuxLisieux
Symbol:

Rose

Feast Day:2 October
Saint Therese reminds us of the great passion of faith in ourselves and in God. She was known as the little rose, and this symbolises to us the beauty of nature and also our faith and souls.

 

Lourdes House

Patron:Saint Bernadette of LourdesLourdes
Symbol:

Forget-me-not

Feast Day:15 October
Saint Bernadette reminds us of our faith. She was criticised for telling everyone that she saw the Virgin Mary. Because of her conviction, we can remember to keep our heads up, keep our faith strong, and not let adversities stop us.

 

Siena House

Patron:Saint Catherine of SienaSiena
Symbol:

Marigold

Feast Day:29 April
Saint Catherine reminds us of our well-being. She reminds us to take care of our health and help others in recovering. She symbolises good health and the elements of the earth which God created to give us balance.

This week ...

Monday 27 February

- Yr 12 BIO/12 SCI Rocky Shore trip
3.35pm -
 Year 9 Netball Trials (3.35-5.30pm)

Tuesday 28 February

Shrove Tuesday
Mufti Day - Caritas

12.45pm - Club Day in Lawson Foyer
12.45pm - Shrove Tuesday Pancakes
6.30pm - DOE Bronze/Silver Award Presentation Evening

Wednesday 1 March

Ash Wednesday
-
Yr 12 Young Enterprise trip - E-Day
3.35pm - Year 9 Netball Trials (3.35-5..30pm)
5.00pm - Parent Cyber Safety Evening followed by-
6.00pm - NCEA information Evening
- CSW Tennis Open Championships

Thursday 2 March

11.30pm - Year 11 RE Trip
1.30pm - Relay for Life bake sale
3.30pm - Study/Homework Club in Library
3.30pm -
Maori Achieve in A1
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme in A2
3.35pm - Year 9 Netball Trials (3.30-5.30pm)
5.30pm - Poly Group
6.00pm - Information Evening - DOE Silver Expedition (6.00-6.20pm)

Friday 3 March

- Year 11 History Trip
-
Year 12/13 Science Trip (selected students)
- CSW Senior Volleyball Tournament

Saturday 4 March

- CSW Senior Volleyball Tournament
- CSW Rowing Championships

Sunday 5 February

- Year 12 GEO Tongariro Trip
1.00pm - Senior Netball Trials
- CSW Rowing Championships

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