Founded in 1903, Sacred Heart College is one of New Zealand’s leading boys’ schools offering an all-round education from Years 7-13.
Founded in 1903, Sacred Heart College is one of New Zealand’s leading boys’ schools offering an all-round education from Years 7-13. The College is a day and boarding school with over 100 years of Marist tradition that upholds the values of its founder St Marcellin Champagnat. The College has a roll of 1200 students, who come from diverse economic, geographic and ethnic backgrounds. This includes 40 International students.
Location and Facilities
Located on a magnificent site of 24 hectares of park like grounds, Sacred Heart College is 20 minutes drive from the centre of New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland. The College is equipped with impressive facilities which include 9 sports fields, 6 teaching buildings, a state of the art technology block, 3 heated swimming pools, a large gymnasium, modern computer laboratories, and a comprehensive library.
Since its founding, Sacred Heart College has built an outstanding tradition of success in academic, sporting, art and cultural activities. Some of the key features of the College are:
- NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 pass rates are consistently among the highest nationally for boys schools;
- University Entry rates consistently around 80%;
- Our students gained 35 NCEA scholarships in 2010;
- A strong pastoral care system in the school, therefore our students are well looked after;
- Our students achieve great results in sport, cultural activities and music.
Old Boys of Sacred Heart are numbered among New Zealand’s top musicians, academics, artists, sportsmen, as well as religious and civil leaders. These include Sir Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand, Sean Fitzpatrick, All Black Captain, and Dan Davin, author and Rhodes Scholar.
The College is a signatory to the Code of Practice and takes the welfare and education of our students very seriously. We have had many years experience hosting International students from all over the world. The number of International students is small which enables students to be readily integrated into College life.
International Students have the choice of boarding or home stay. Boarding is, for many, the preferred option as it enables students to concentrate on their studies and speak more English. However, we are able to assist with homestays if required.
We have two fully qualified ESOL teachers who teach small groups, enabling them to give the students plenty of individual attention.
250 West Tamaki Road, Auckland