Students at Sacred Heart College enjoy one of the best educational sites in the country. Twenty-two hectares of rolling grounds frame a sea view, and school buildings are set along a ridge overlooking this tranquil scene. As well as standard classrooms, there are specialist rooms for Art, Science, Music and Information and Communications Technology. There is a brand new Auditorium, large Assembly Hall, Chapel, Gymnasium, Aquatic Centre and outdoor swimming pool as well as tennis courts and multiple fields for sport and recreation.
Accommodation for 170 is provided in the Hostel that is also located on-site. There is an onsite dining room and meals can be provided as required.
Facilities, as detailed below, may be hired at times when they are not in use by the College. For further information on hiring our facilities, please contact the Facilities Manager, Ms Jill Ewing, Ph: 09 529 3660 ext. 834.
Aquatic Centre Bookings
To book events during school hours, please contact the Sacred Heart Aquatic Centre Facility Manager, Emmett Freeley, Ph: 529 3741.
To book events occurring outside of school hours, please contact Ms Jill Ewing Ph: 09 529 3660 ext 834.
The original Chapel has been beautifully redesigned and is the centre for prayer and liturgies within the College. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is to one side of the main building and provides a tranquil space where students, staff, Brothers and visitors can pray.
The semi-circular shape gives everyone a clear view of the altar. Accommodating up to 500 people, the Chapel also provides a space for special gatherings, with movable seating and staging that can be configured in various ways. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound and video system providing superb acoustics and visual capabilities.
The original organ remains from the old Chapel and is complemented by a baby grand piano, a gift from the Friends of Sacred Heart. The Chapel may be booked for weddings and events suited to the sacred nature of the building.
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 have access at certain times during the week and at weekends.
Other users include local schools and community groups who use the facility as a training and/or competition venue.
Gymnasium and Sports Fields
The Gymnasium includes:
- an up-stairs 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 may be able to book the facility outside of school hours. For further information please contact Ms Jill Ewing Ph: 09 529 3660 ext 722.
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 team or group requirements.
Auditorium and Br Sean Hanaray Foyer
The Auditorium and Br Sean Hanaray Foyer were officially opened on Friday 20 September 2013. The Auditorium has seating for 1500 people, and a state-of-the-art multimedia system. The Auditorium is used for all school assemblies, prize-givings and banquet functions.
The Br Sean Hanaray Foyer is an expansive space that is used for social gatherings, exhibitions and displays.