About


Snow Sports are in excellent heart at Sacred Heart College since it was reintroduced in 2009. Parental involvement is significant and, to date, a superb group of parents has been involved in management, coaching and transportation; the College is very grateful to them.

The College has enjoyed significant success over the last seven years, most notably as 2011 and 2013 Winners of the Leith Menzies Cup for Champion Slope Style Skiing, and 2nd overall in 2012. We have also enjoyed some top performances in the Race Skiing format in most years. In 2009 our NIPS team was third overall, followed by an individual 2nd place in Senior Grand Slalom in 2014, and again in 2016.

In 2015 our race squad finished 4th overall from 126 schools. We are also very proud of the development that occurs for all students who are involved in this sport; they gain confidence both on and off the slopes amidst an atmosphere of team spirit and camaraderie.

In 2014 the College introduced Snowboarding as a sport and six Senior students competed in the NISS Snowboard competition. In 2015 two students competed. A Year 7 student was 2nd in the Grand Slalom at the NIPS Snowboarding competition. In 2016 six students competed.

Events

There are three events of significance in the Sacred Heart Ski Calendar - the North Island Primary School Ski Championships ( NIPS), the North Island Secondary Schools Ski Championships ( NISSCS) and the North Island Secondary Schools Snowboarding Championships (NISSSB), held in August/September each year at Mt Ruapehu. In 2017 NIPS will be held from 21 - 24 August, NISS from 18-20 September. The NISS snowboard competition will be held from 25-26 September 2017.

Training

In Term 2 each year, squads of interested skiers begin weekly race training at Snowplanet in Albany. All are welcome, even those with little or no race experience. At the beginning of Term 3, Sacred Heart College Time Trials are held, results from which form the basis of team selection.

Please email Mrs Susan Hurring for further information on shurring@sacredheart.school.nz.