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 1500-seat Auditorium, 'School of Imagination' Performing Arts Centre, Chapel, Gymnasium, Aquatic Centre and outdoor swimming pool as well as tennis courts and multiple fields for sport and recreation.
The on-site Hostel caters for 170 students from Year 9 to 13. For more details regarding Boarding facilities, please see the Boarding page.
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. 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 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.
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 Mrs Jen France Ph: 09 529 3660 ext 810.
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.
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. We have recently opened our Indoor Cricket Net Facility.
Auditorium and Br Sean Hanaray Foyer
The Auditorium and Br Sean Hanaray Foyer were officially opened in 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 class displays, exhibitions and social gatherings.
The Theatre has fixed tiered seating for up to 240, with a flat floor level stage. The stage space has a large proscenium arch, accessed from a side wing and loading dock to the left of the stage. There is also a small wing to the right of the stage which is accessed through an internal door. The stage has a white cyclorama, black tabs upstage, as well as black centre tabs. There is also a small apron in front of the curtain for presentations.