Enrolment Information

We welcome your interest in Sacred Heart College. Our prospectus provides an introduction to our school – past and present; insight into its special character; and an overview of our academic, sporting, music and cultural curricula.

Sacred Heart College has evolved through the vision and dedication of many Marist Brothers, who still have a real and valued presence in the life of our school. We inspire our students to be the very best that they can be, to make something special of themselves, no matter what their talents are, through:

  • The nurturing of faith, within the context of the Catholic, Marist and Champagnat community
  • A dedication to academic learning by taking advantage of the opportunities offered through our academic curriculum, 
    and developing excellence through our Academic Institute
  • Embracing the arts with our state-of-the-art music and drama facilities and specialist teaching in our Music Institute
  • A passion for sport, including the chance to apply for specialist coaching through our Sports Institute.

We value parental input and endeavour to work closely with you. Together, we can work to ensure we achieve our vision for each student effectively – a grounding in the Catholic faith, preparation for the challenges of the future, and the confidence and resilience to succeed in an ever-changing and challenging world.

Please download the prospectus from the Resources panel, which details the educational philosophy and facilities which our College offers. Day Boys and Boarders also need to download and read the Enrolment Scheme and Information on Preference of Enrolment forms.

Enrolment Process

Enrolment at Sacred Heart College is primarily for students in Year 7 and 9 for day boys and Year 9 for boarders. Limited places are available in other year levels.

Consistent with the special character of the College, preference is given to families with an established connection with the Catholic Church and in accordance with the revised guidelines approved by the Catholic Bishops of New Zealand in 2003.

The enrolment process is conducted on an annual basis and the following timeline operates for 2018:

Open Day and Tours of the College: Wednesday 7 March 2018

Sacred Heart College has an open day on Wednesday 7 March 2018. The Principal’s welcoming address is held in the Auditorium at 1pm. Tours of the College are being conducted  at 11.45am and 1.30pm. Prospective students and their families are welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register first. Parking is only available at Gate 3 or on the street for Open Day. Please click here to download the Open Day flyer.

Applications for Day Boy and Boarder Enrolments close for the following year of entry, and are governed by the enrolment scheme. In 2018 the the Enrolment Applications close on Thursday 29 March.

Day boy Interviews, Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May 2018
The Principal and enrolment interview panel will interview qualifying day applicants. These applicants will be advised of their interview time by mail approximately two weeks prior to the interview. Interview times will not be changed unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Boarder Interviews, from Thursday 24 May 2018
The Dean of Boarding begins conducting Boarding Interviews. Late applications are considered at any time of the year, dependent on vacancies available.

Notification of places for Year 7 and 9 day boys will be advised by the end of Term 2. Boarder applicants will be notified from early in Term 3.

All enrolment enquiries can be directed to:

Mrs Nicola Thomas
Enrolment Officer
250 West Tamaki Road, Glendowie
Auckland 1071, New Zealand
Phone: 09 529 3660 ext.714

Attendance Dues

Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 and a condition of enrolment at Sacred Heart College. Attendance Dues are charged for all students who attend Catholic Schools in New Zealand. Attendance Dues are used to repay loans for building works done at schools in the Auckland Diocese, property related costs including school building works, buildings insurance and costs directly associated with the administration of attendance dues.

Attendance Dues are collected by  Sacred Heart College on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, Sacred Heart College Limited. The attendance dues collected by the Proprietor, are forwarded to Auckland Common Fund Limited, a company established by the proprietors of Catholic integrated schools in the Diocese of Auckland responsible for the collection of Attendance Dues.

Attendance Dues payable for 2018 school year:

Year 7 – Year 8                      $107.50 per term ($430.00 per year) including GST
Year 9 – Year 13                    $211.25 per term ($845.00 per year) including GST

Attendance Dues can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year, per term or by regular instalment.

More information is available from your school office from Mrs Tricia Gerrard regarding Attendance Dues, if you require further information or need any assistance.

Special Catholic Character Contributions

The Catholic Special Character contribution is a voluntary donation of $12.50 per term ($50.00 per annum) per student. 
This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to Sacred Heart College by the Catholic Education Services Board. 
No contributions are made by the Government for these services. 
The Catholic Education Services Board assists schools to provide a Catholic education for your child through the preservation and enhancement of the Catholic Special Character in our schools.