Drama & Debating

Jane Schollum Cup team 2015

Drama, debating and public speaking are popular activities at Sacred Heart with the College performing extremely well in inter-school and local speaking competitions. Participation is encouraged as it enables students to gain confidence, develop analytical skills and to learn to 'think on their feet'.

Debating

Each year, between seven and 12 teams enter in the Eastern Zone and Auckland wide competitions. In 2018 we will have teams competing in the following divisions:

Teams for 2018 are as follows:

Premier Advanced:         Aidan De Souza, Leo McKay, Alfred Metzler
Coach:                                     Mr Don Harland

Advanced #1:                    Ted Dobbs, Thomas Dodds, Joseph Peyroux
Manager:                               Mr Don Harland

Advanced #2:                    Lance Encabo, Ethan Fookes, Jesse Marsters, Lachlan Salmon
Manager:                               Mr Don Harland

Senior #1:                           Calem Todd, Lachlan Kerr, Julio Romero
Coach:                                     Mr Mark Davies

Senior #2:                           Duke Larsen, Peter O'Sullivan, Bailey Salmon
Coach:                                    Ms Susan Brunton

Senior #3:                           Mico Evangelista, James Evans, Sam McManus, Shaun Olsen
Coach:                                     Mrs Grace van As

Premier Junior #1:          Fergus Harland, Micah Stevens, Finn Welham
Coach:                                      Mr Don Harland

Premier Junior #2:          John Alo, Josh Curits, Thomas Partington
Coach:                                      Mr Don Harland

Junior #1:                            Ben Kirilo, Sam Gowen, Jack Takurua-Newland
Coach:                                     Mrs Viktoria Jowers-Wilding

Junior #2:                            Leo Clay, Zachary Dignam, Finn Weir
Coach:                                      Mr Nick Sheppard

Junior #3:                            Fraser Lynch, Oliver Gibson, Brandon Toh
Coach:                                      Mrs Arminda de Jong

Junior #4:                            Liam Goh, Conor Lock, Will Murphy
Coach:                                     Ms Priscilla Paul


Public Speaking

Students are encouraged to get involved in Speech Competitions as a way to develop thinking and communication skills. Within the school, Speech Competitions take place in August and October for individual year levels. Students also have the opportunity to participate in external competitions, including the Pompallier Shield (contested by 12 Catholic schools), the Eastern Zone Competition, Auckland and nation-wide events. Sacred Heart has been the holder of the Pompallier Shield since eight times in the past 10 years. 

Drama

Timetabled classes exist in this subject at Year 10 through to Year 13. Click here to go to this information. As an extra-curricular subject, musical and drama productions are run biennially and are a wonderful way for students to showcase their musical and acting abilities.

Film

Students keen on making films are encouraged to enter the 48 Hour Film Festival which has a Secondary Schools section. This competition requires a high degree of competence with the production of film. Competitors must write, film, edit and present a complete film over the course of a weekend. There are many opportunities for boys wishing to build a portfolio of finished productions.

Writing

As well as the Toa Fraser and the Dan Davin Cups, there are many opportunities for budding authors to demonstrate their talent. This year boys have been involved in seminars run through the Michael King Writer’s Centre. Our goal is that the talents of every enthusiastic writer will be nurtured during his time at the College.