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 kplamus@sacredheart.school.nz  or phone 529 3660 ext 849.

Buy a Brick campaign

Purchase a brick and help extend the seating alongside the 1st XV field. Your brick will form part of an enduring Legacy Walk. With a lifespan of over 100 years, the concrete seating has longevity and endurance. Your engraved brick will be laid in a
walkway to form a Legacy Walk behind the seating

Bricks are available for a donation of $250 each or $450 for a Corporate

Purchase here

Annual Events

The Association holds an annual golf tournament ‘the Brother Maurice Cup’ in April which is keenly contested and well supported amongst Old Boys and present pupils alike. The PTA Fair is held in March each year the Old Boys manage the ‘nearest the pin’ competition.

An Annual Reunion Dinner is held each year in Auckland and many Old Boys and families attend the Annual Old Boys’ Memorial Mass on a Sunday near Anzac Day. 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 let the college, please contact Kerry Plamus (email). We are always keen on having more of our Old Boys involved.

Current Committee 2018/2019
President  Simon Hayden
Vice President  Aubrey Donovan
Secretary  Mark Williams
Treasurer  David Anderson
Patron Bishop Patrick Dunn -  Bishop of Auckland
Vice Patron Brother David McDonald - District Leader of the Marist Brothers
Communications     Kerry Plamus 
Committee  Paddy Dawson, Brett Davis, Chris Lynch, Jim Mullane, Kerry Morley, Br Richard Dunleavy, Paul Stewart, Shaun Ryan, Mike Dale, Ian Clark, Anthony Trenwith, Brian Donnelly