House System

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

Aubert House

PatronSuzanne Aubert, foundress of the NZ Sisters of CompassionAubert
SymbolFour leaf clover
Feast Day19 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.

Barbier House

PatronEuphrasie Barbier, foundress of the Sisters of our Lady of the MissionsBarbier
Feast Day14 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

PatronSaint Therese of LisieuxLisieux
Feast Day2 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

PatronSaint Bernadette of LourdesLourdes
Feast Day16 April
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

PatronSaint Catherine of SienaSiena
Feast Day29 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.

Avila House

PatronSaint Teresa of AvilaAvila
SymbolRed poppy
Feast Day15 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.

Benefits of a House System

  • unites different year levels under one banner
  • encourages students to develop a sense of belonging
  • develops supportive interactions with staff and students
  • improves a student's commitment to education.
  • pride in being a Sacred Heart College student
  • enhances student wellbeing
  • remembered for life


  • athletics sports
  • swimming sports
  • house music
  • round robin tournaments
  • other activities organised by senior students


  • House Shield (overall points for the year)
  • House Spirit Cup - the House that displays the most commitment, determination, and perseverance and embeds the school values and sisterhood with pride