Jazz Band
Senior Choir
Jazz Band
Jazz Band


• Instrumental and Vocal Tuition
• School Music Groups
• Performance Opportunities

At Sacred Heart College students have the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular musical activities.

Instrumental and Vocal Tuition

Instrumental and Vocal Tuition is held during the school day.  We have a fabulous line-up of Itinerant Music teachers who come to our school once a week to teach their specialty instrument.

We offer lessons in: Violin, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano and Voice.

Students come out of class for one 30 minute lesson per week. The lesson times are rotated so students miss only a small portion of each subject. Arrangements can be made for senior students to be taught during specified times, such as study periods, before or after school, or lunchtime.

Each of our fabulous tutors are active participants in the greater Wellington music scene and have years of teaching experience:

James Paul: guitar, bass
Dan Yeabsley: bass
Frankie Curac: saxophone, clarinet and group flute
Nick George: drums
Jane Brown: cello and double bass
Cath Haley: singing
Fiona McCabe: private singing
Carole Taylor: private piano
HyeWon Kim: violin
Anna Prasannan: private flute

Tuition Costs: 

Sacred Heart College offer lessons in two ways, Ministry funded lessons and Private funded lessons.

The school has a limited number of Ministry of Education funded itinerant lesson hours. These are group lessons which cost an annual resource fee of $60.00.

Preference for Ministry of Education funded lessons is given to those students who show enthusiasm and commitment to Music both in the classroom and through extra-curricular music activities at Sacred Heart. These lessons are taught in small groups of 2-7 students. This provides a social and friendly environment to begin a new instrument.

Private lessons give students the opportunity to have their musical ability nurtured and developed. These lessons help grow each student into a sensitive, disciplined and confident person. We strongly encourage Option Music students (Year 10 – 13) to take private lessons, to receive in-depth preparation for the academic Music course.
Note: these lessons are also available to any student at Sacred Heart College, whether they are taking Music as a subject or not.

Instruments for hire:

The school has violins, celli, flutes, clarinets and saxophones for hire if you require it. The cost is $100 per year. 

We also have brass instruments for hire. At this moment we do not have a brass teacher but if your child is interested in a brass instrument please let us know.

School Music Groups:

To further nuture each student's musical ability we offer a wide range of music groups. Playing in a group is a fun way to help motivate students through musical interactions with peers. Singing and playing together grows students' musical knowledge, helps refine technique, develops leadership skills and learn to have fun with music.

  • Senior Choir, directed by Rosemary Russell
  • Junior Choir, directed by Rosemary Russell and senior voice students
  • Orchestra, directed by Rosemary Russell
  • Jazz Band, directed by Mike Isaacs
  • Barbershop, directed by Sinapi Taeao
  • String Quartet and other Chamber Music combinations, coordinated by Ahna Jensen and Rosemary Russell
  • Rock Bands, self-directed

Performance Opportunities:

Music Performances give students the opportunity to show their peers, family and friends what they have been working on. Students have the opportunity to perform in a wide range of settings, including the Extravaganza (our annual showcase concert), the Big Sing Choral Festival, Jazz Festival, Rockquest, the National Chamber Music Competition, the Wellington Band and Orchestra Festival, NCEA Performance assessments, assemblies and liturgies.

This week ...

Monday, 12 November

NCEA Exams
8.30am - Yr 9 Camp

Tuesday, 13 November

NCEA Exams
- Yr 9 Camp
8.45am - Yr 10 Science Trip (selected students)

Wednesday, 14 November

NCEA Exams
Year 10 Exams
3.30pm -
Big Sister Programme (3.30-5.00pm) Library
- CSW Junior Golf Tournament

Thursday, 15 November

NCEA Exams
Year 10 Exams
3.30pm - Study/ Homework Club
- CSW Junior Touch Tournament

Friday, 16 November

NCEA Exams
Year 10 Exams
1.30pm - Yr 9 Sports Academy (Gym)

Saturday, 17 November

Sunday, 18 November