This is a dynamic department that encompasses Physical Education and Health, Outdoor Education and Sport.
Our Staff focus closely on movement and its contribution to the development of our students and communities. By learning in, through and about movement our students gain an understanding that movement is integral to human expression and that it can contribute to people’s pleasure and enhance their well-being.
At Sacred Heart College Physical Education is compulsory at Year 9 and Year 10, and is taken as an option at Year 11, 12 and 13. The students explore human movement through anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical analysis, and learn about various sports psychology methods as a way to improve performance. Sports nutrition, programme planning and current issues around sport are also examined.
Outdoor education compliments and enhances the traditional curriculum available at Sacred Heart College. It provides opportunities for learning, different from those in the classroom and has special value in the interpersonal and social development of the students. It offers experiences and challenges in and around some of the environments that mold us as a region and provides a real pathway to students keen to transfer these skills in to tertiary training and employment. Sacred Heart College offers further Outdoor education opportunities in the Year 10 day tramp, culminating in the senior option classes in Years 11, 12 and 13. Over 250 students are currently enrolled in the Young New Zealander’s Challenge of the Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award and Sacred Heart College has had the largest number of students graduate with their Gold Award in NZ in the past 5 Years.
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