Houses

The House system at Sacred Heart College is a traditional feature of our school. The College is divided into six Houses and each student is allocated to a House. Throughout the year, Houses compete for the Board of Governors' Shield in sporting, cultural and academic events that enhance the camaraderie between different year levels at our school. 

The Houses are named after significant people in the history of Sacred Heart College and of the Catholic community in New Zealand.

The six Houses are:

Basil – Yellow

Basil House is named after Br Basil Kelly, an Irish immigrant who joined the Brothers and became a charismatic Principal throughout New Zealand and Australia. He was the first Principal of the College when it opened in Richmond Road in 1903.

Coolahan – Green

Coolahan House is named after Mr Hugh Coolahan, a wealthy landowner who donated a large tract of land in Ponsonby to the Catholic Church, part of which became the original site of the College in Ponsonby, now the site of St Paul’s College.

Lenihan – Red

Lenihan House is named after the Right Rev George Michael Lenihan, Bishop of Auckland 1896 - 1910. It was he who encouraged the Brothers to establish Sacred Heart College and leased them part of the Coolahan land for that purpose. The Brothers later purchased the site.

Marcellin – Teal

Marcellin House is named after St Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers. This House was established in 2001 to mark Marcellin Champagnat’s elevation to sainthood in 1999.

Pompallier – Blue

Pompallier House is named after Bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier (1802–1871), the leader of the Marist community of Fathers and Brothers, who arrived to establish the Catholic Church in New Zealand in 1838. He later became the first Catholic Bishop of Auckland (1848–1868).

Stephen – Purple

Stephen House is named after Br Stephen Coll FMS, a long-standing teacher and Marist Brother at Sacred Heart College, esteemed by thousands of his Old Boys for his character, wit and literary scholarship.

2019 House Captains

Basil
Senior House Captain: Will Yates
Deputy House Captains: Tommy Foss, Patrick McElwee
Junior House Captain: Kaya Luke
Deputy House Captain: Josh Anderson

Coolahan

Senior House Captain: Sean Weir
Deputy House Captain: David Foley
Junior House Captain: Cole Stephenson
Deputy House Captains: Cooper Kennedy

Lenihan
Senior House Captain: Curtis Finnigan
Deputy House Captains: Ben Gardner, Jackson Rainsford
Junior House Captain: Joachim Paul
Deputy House Captain: William O'Connell

Marcellin

Senior House Captains: Jyris Galmuzina, Taua Heather, Brian Lealiifano, Jackson Pirihi
Junior House Captains: Keegan Milicich-Misikini, Jack Rose

Pompallier
Senior House Captain: Louie Ferigo
Deputy House Captain: Liam Dowling
Junior House Captain: Zach Hayden
Deputy House Captain: Charlie Ashford 

Stephen
Senior House Captain: Ben Hardie
Deputy House Captain:
Junior House Captain: Sebastian Chevallier
Deputy House Captain: Nathan Culpan

2019 House Points - Board of Governors Shield

An important part of our Special Character, and a Sacred Heart tradition, is the annual Inter-House competition held in academic results, Debating, Haka, Chant, Athletics, Cross-Country, Swimming, Mathex and Literature.

At the end of year prize-giving the Board of Governors Shield is presented to the winning House Captain.

  Basil Coolahan
Lenihan
Marcellin Pompallier Stephen
 Academic 50 100 40 30 60 70
 Swimming 30 40 60 100 70 50
 Chant 15 10 20 25 5 40
 Athletics 40 100 60 70 30 60
 Haka 100 60 70 50 30 40
 Fair 15 25 10 40 20 5
 Cross-Country 100 70 40 60 50 30
 Literature Quiz 40 5 20 25 15 10
 Mathex 10 40 10 20 15 40
 Debating  15 5 25 10 20 40
 Orange Week 40 25 5 15 20 10
 TOTAL POINTS 455 480 360 445 335 395