Equipped with some of the best sporting grounds and facilities in Auckland, Sacred Heart College offers a comprehensive programme to develop students' abilities in a wide variety of sports. Situated on 22 hectares of grounds we offer six Rugby and three Football fields, while in summer we can accommodate up to six Cricket matches including six artificial pitches. An artificial turf allows for Tennis and Hockey to be played on site. Indoor sports are well catered for, too. The Aquatic Centre includes a purpose-built Water Polo pool, an outdoor pool and an on-site swimming school. A substantial gymnasium is home to Badminton, Basketball and Table Tennis. This facility also offers a weight training room and classrooms.
The Aquatic Centre consists of three heated pools:
- Main Pool – 2m deep x 25m x 8 lanes.
- Small Pool (purpose-built teaching pool) – 1m deep x 20m x 4 lanes.
- Outdoor Pool – 1.1m to 1.4m deep x 33.3m x 5 lanes (summer use only).
The facilities offer Sacred Heart College students the opportunity for a variety of swimming and aquatic-based programmes. Boarders also have access during public swimming hours throughout the week and at weekends.
Other users include local schools and community groups who use the facility as a training and/or competition venue. All of the pools are also available for hire throughout the year.
Several times during the year our facility is closed for competitions. Please phone to confirm public swimming times on 09 529 3741.
YMCA Holiday Programme
We operate a School Holiday Programme for children in the local community during each primary school holiday period. The programme is for children aged 5 to 12 years and operates Monday to Friday between 8.45am and 3.30pm. The children participate in a wide range of activities including sports, cooking, arts and crafts, and aquatic based classes. Please visit our YMCA Auckland website for Holiday Programme online bookings.
The programme is based in the Gymnasium with the children utilising the Aquatic Centre during the day. Enrolment options include full-day or full-week bookings.
The Gymnasium and Sports Fields
The Gymnasium includes:
- an upstairs viewing area
- weight training room
- kitchen facilities
- several classroom-based teaching areas.
The Gymnasium is fully utilised by Sacred Heart students during the school day. Community groups are able to book the facility outside of school hours.
The Gymnasium is surrounded by sports fields and training areas. Virtually all sports are catered for with six rugby fields, three football fields, six cricket fields (including four artificial pitches) and one artificial hockey surface.
The facilities can be hired in various combinations depending on what your team / group requirements are
The facilities can be hired in various combinations depending on your team or group requirements. For further information on hiring our facilities, please contact the Facilities Manager: Mrs Jill Ewing, Tel: 09 529 3660 ext. 722.