Introducing Sacred Heart College

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and we hope you enjoy our Introduction to Sacred Heart College video. We appreciate that nothing can compare to being able to visit our campus and meet our students and staff in person, however, we hope this video offers some insights to how Sacred Heart College can provide your son a full, holistic 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.

Applications for 2023  are now closed.  Applications for Year 7 and Year 9 2024 will open in Term 1, 2023. 

Our main intake is at Year 7 and Year 9. Applications for other Year Levels may open in Term 3, 2023 - depending on availability for 2024. 

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

Enrolment for Year 7 and Year 9 2024

Applications for Year 7 and Year 9 enrolment in 2024 will open in February 2023. If you are interested in enrolment for 2024 and would like to be kept in touch regarding key dates, please complete the form below.


Enrolment application timeline

Enrolment timeline - approximate timeframes

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

  • Beginning of February – Online applications open for day boys and boarders
  • March – Open Day
  • April – Applications close at for Year 7 and 9 Day Boys
  • Interviews for Year 7 - May
  • Interviews for Year 9 - May
  • July – Families of Year 7 and 9 Day Boys will be advised of their application outcomes
  • Term 3 –  Enrolment for other Year Levels (8, 10-13) for the following year open. Please note, there are very limited places available across these Year Levels. Applications close end of Term 3.

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. 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:

  • Development Foundation Scholarships
  • Endeavour Scholarships

Applications for Scholarships will open at the beginning of Term 1, and will close at the same time as Year 7 and Year 9 Day Boy Enrolment Applications.

To read more details, please view our Scholarships page.

Preparing for Online Enrolment Applications

Along with the 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 as at 2022)
  • Copy of New Zealand Residency or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • Copy of the most recent full school report
  • Educational Psychology Report, or similar (if applicable)
  • Immunisation Certificate from your GP (Plunket book not accepted)

If you find this difficult to complete online, please contact our Enrolments team on (09) 529 3660 ext 714 or email [email protected].

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