Introducing Sacred Heart College

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We hope you enjoy our introduction video which offers some insights to how 
Sacred Heart College can provide your son a full, holistic education.
Applications are now open for  Day students in Year 8, and Boarding and Day students in Years 9-13, 2025. Please see below for details.

A Sacred Heart College Education

Sacred Heart College has a long and proud tradition of achievement dating back to 1903. Our mission is to develop outstanding mature young men by providing an education that balances spiritual development with academic, social and physical achievement. Our vision is for each student to be grounded in the Catholic faith and to leave confident and prepared to be active in a changing and complex world.

Students at Sacred Heart experience a learning environment where their talents are celebrated and their needs supported, so that each student can achieve their own personal academic excellence.

To uphold our Catholic, Marist and Champagnat values and in line with our Enrolment Scheme, preference is given to families with an established connection to the Catholic Church, and in accordance with the guidelines approved by the Catholic Bishops of New Zealand in 2003.  We urge you to read and understand our Enrolment Scheme which can be found below.

Please note, our main intake is at Year 7 and Year 9, with limited spaces in all other Year Levels. 

To best prepare for enrolling your son please read the following documents, which detail our educational philosophy, and enrolment preference process:

Enrolment Applications for 2025

We are currently welcoming applications for Day students in Year 8, and Day and Boarding students in Years 9-13, 2025. 

All applications are subject to the availability of placements and will close once we reach capacity for 2025.

When preparing for an online Application, there are several supporting documents required in order to complete an enrolment application. These documents include:

You will also be required to submit (as PDF) a copy of the following:

  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate and First Communion Certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (preferable) or Passport (current)
  • Copy of New Zealand Residency or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • Immunisation Certificate from your GP (Plunket book not accepted)
  • Copy of the most recent full School Report
  • Educational Psychology Report, or similar (if applicable)
Enrolment application timeline

Enrolment timeline - approximate timeframes

The enrolment process is conducted annually, with the following time frame:

  • Beginning of Term 1 – Online applications open for Day students in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9, and Boarders for Years 9-13
  • Wednesday, 28 February – Open Day. Morning session at 10am, afternoon session at 1pm
  • Friday, 5 April 2024 – Applications close at 4pm for Year 7 and Year 9 Day boys, 2025
  • Interviews for Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 - during Terms 1 and 2, 2024
  • During Term 2 – Families of Year 7, Year 8 and 9 students will be advised of their application outcomes
  • Beginning of Term 3 –  Application for enrolment for Years 8-13, 2025, will open. Please note, there are very limited places available across these Year Levels 
  • Applications (Day students and Boarders) will close once we reach capacity for 2025.

International Student Enrolment

If you are interested in International Student enrolment, please visit our International Students Page.


At Sacred Heart College we have limited scholarships available each year, largely for those who would otherwise not be able to attend the College, and applying for Year 7 or Year 9. Applications for 2025 have now closed. If you are considering applying for a Scholarship for 2026 or beyond, please find more information below. 

All Scholarship Applications must be accompanied by an Online Enrolment Application, Student Personal Statement, Family Financial Position and have a Confidential Report provided by the student's current school. 

The two types of scholarships available are:

  • Endeavour Scholarships
  • Development Foundation Scholarships

To read more details, please view our Scholarships page.

Interest in Enrolment for 2026

If you would like  to be kept informed about our Open Day next year (2025) and 2026 enrolment, please enter your contact details below.

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