Arts & Culture

Sacred Heart College offers a multi-faceted programme rich in arts and culture, and celebrates student contribution and achievement. Students are encouraged to participate in at least two co-curricular activities to extend their learning and deepen their sense of belonging and understanding of others.

Sacred Heart boys are proud of their cultures, evident throughout the College by a strong representation in the Kapa Haka, Tongan and Samoan groups. Students of all ethnicities are encouraged to join a cultural group and strengthen their relationships within the College. To acknowledge a growing tradition, we celebrate Matariki and Māori, Samoan and Tongan language weeks every year.

Kapa Haka Group – Kia ora

Sacred Heart has three Kapa Haka groups across all Year levels, each representing our passion for honouring Māori culture. Together, these groups compete and perform at local events, international cultural gatherings and local primary schools to celebrate Māori culture within our school and the wider community.

For more information, contact Mr Ben Christie, Kaiāwhina

Samoan Group – Talofa lava

Our Samoan group participates in local events and school ceremonies to share their passion with the wider community. In honour of our Samoan and Pasifika roots, a traditional lavalava is part of our formal College uniform.

For more information, contact Mr Stowers, Teacher-in-Charge of Samoan group 

Tongan Group – Malo e lelei

For many years, our Tongan group has received accolades and gained top prizes at events such as the ASB Polyfest. The Tongan language is an important part of the Sacred Heart identity, and we proudly incorporate it into school events throughout the year.

For more information, contact Ross Asiata, Teacher-in-Charge of Tongan group 

Drama, debating and public speaking

Alongside our academic curriculum, we encourage students to participate in these areas of school life. In doing so, boys gain confidence, develop analytical skills and learn to improvise quickly in a persuasive manner – all essential skills for lifelong learning and success.

The College puts together a production each year, typically performing to a sold-out crowd. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to broaden their skills and talents, build confidence and interact constructively with their peers to work towards a common goal.

For more details on getting involved, please contact Mr Chalmers in the Drama department. 

Students are also encouraged to participate in debating and speech competitions, both at school and in the wider community. Contact Mr Harland in the English department for more details.


The nationwide 48-hour film festival provides a wonderful chance for students to showcase their filmmaking talents and build a portfolio of finished productions. The competition requires a high degree of competence in film production – candidates must write, film, edit and present a complete film over the course of one weekend.


We facilitate many opportunities for budding authors to showcase their talent. Throughout their time at College, enthusiastic writers will be nurtured, challenged and supported in their progress, to foster a deeper understanding of what it takes to be successful in this field. 

Contact the Mr Harland in the English department for more details

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