Enrolment for International Students

We welcome applications from a wide range of nationalities to study at Sacred Heart College. International students may enrol from Years 7 to 13, aged 11-18 years old. Sacred Heart College Hostel enrols students from Years 9 to 13 and requires International Boarders to have a local guardian to provide extra support for them.

Entry Requirements

Sacred Heart College is a Catholic school, preference is given to students from Catholic families. However, places are available to students of other religious traditions; Selection will be made by the Director of International Students based on

  • Previous academic record and performance.
  • English language competency.
  • Students attitude, characters, and work ethic.
  • Co-curricular activities that the student takes.
  • A successful interview with the Director of Boarding if your accommodation option is the hostel.

Application Process

Application for a place at Sacred Heart College takes the following steps:

  1. Download, complete and return application forms and required documents. Please see the Resources section at the top-right of this page
  2. Student interview in person or via a video conference. A pre-entry English test may also be required
  3. An Offer of Place and invoice received from the College when the application is successful
  4. Tuition, hostel/homestay and other miscellaneous fees paid for the College to issue Confirmation of Place and Fees Receipt
  5. Student visa application submitted to Immigration New Zealand
  6. Medical and Travel insurance to be confirmed
  7. An orientation programme is sent to the student prior to the course commencement

Please note: The renewal of an Offer of Place for each subsequent year of enrolment is not automatic and not guaranteed by the College. The renewal of an Offer of Place is based on the academic progression, attendance, and behaviour of the student both in and out of school among other factors, as determined by the College.

Local Guardian for International Boarding Students

International Students who are boarding at Sacred Heart College Hostel, regardless of their age at the time of enrolment, must have a local guardian in Auckland as a guardian to provide extra support for the student while at the Hostel. Normally a guardian is a relative or family friend who can communicate in English and the native language of the student. Professional guardianship can be organised by the International Department at the parents’ own cost. The appointment of a guardian is subject to the approval of the College.