Old Boys Association

The Sacred Heart College Old Boys Association (SHCOBA) has been in existence for over 100 years. It was inaugurated on 26 November 1909 as the Old Boys Union. Its name was changed to its present ‘Association’ version in 1928 and Br Clement was the first elected President.

The Old Boys Association was established to:

  • keep Old Boys in contact with one another
  • keep Old Boys informed of the progress and developments at the College
  • keep Old Boys up to date with the achievements and successes of fellow Old Boys in the Church, society, civic affairs, academic, sporting and cultural worlds
  • support the College.

The Old Boys Association supports the College magazine Confortare, donates to the Library and supports annual student scholarships. The Old Boys Association encourages Old Boys and friends of the College to list their business on the Business Network listing.

Archives Department

For information regarding Old Boys and College history, please contact Kerry Plamus or phone 529 3660 ext 849.

The Sacred Heart College online archive site, Reminisce, is currently offline for maintenance. If there is anything specific you would like to access or view please contact Lyn Luxton 

Annual Events

The Old Boys annual golf tournament for ‘the Brother Maurice Cup’, is keenly contested and well supported amongst Old Boys, parents and friends alike. In 2021 this will be held on Friday 19 March, please contact Brian Donnelly for details.

The PTA Fair will be held in 2021 on Sunday 21 March. The Old Boys manage the “Dunk Tank” which is a lot of fun.

The Annual National Reunion Dinner will be held in 2021 on Friday 11 June, followed by the Memorial Mass on Sunday 13 June

Dates for all events are advertised in Confortare. Branch reunions are held in various districts throughout the year; see the Reunion page.


Twice a year, news from the College and Old Boys is published in the College magazine Confortare and posted or emailed to all Old Boys. Archives of past issues can be found on the Confortare Archives page. Please email Kerry Plamus at kplamus@sacredheart.school.nz if you have news of Old Boys.

If you do not currently receive either of these communications and wish to do so, please call Ms Lyn Luxton on 09 529 3743 or email lluxton@sacredheart.school.nz to have your details updated on our database.

President's Report 2018

The 2018 AGM for the Sacred Heart College Old Boys Association was held in the Old Boys Lounge on 24 May. To view the President’s report please click here: SHCOBA Presidents Report 2018

Mr TS Wong was nominated and approved to be made an honorary Old Boy for his services to the Old Boys and Community.

If any Old Boy would like to be involved with the SHC OB Association, irrespective of when you left the college, please contact Kerry Plamus on kplamus@sacredheart.school.nz. We are always keen on having more of our Old Boys involved.

Current Committee 2019/2020
President  Aubrey Donovan
Vice President  Brian Donnelly
Past President Simon Hayden
Secretary  Mark Williams
Treasurer  David Anderson
Patron Bishop Patrick Dunn -  Bishop of Auckland
Vice Patron Brother David McDonald - District Leader of the Marist Brothers
Chaplain Fr Stephen Berecz
Communications   Kerry Plamus 

Ian Clark, Mike Dale, Brett Davis, Paddy Dawson, Stephen Dooley, Br Richard Dunleavy, Peter Fa’aiu, Matt Kelly, Lyn Luxton, Chris Lynch, Shaun Ryan, Paul Stewart, and Fr. Anthony Trenwith.