General Information

Sacred Heart Girls’ College has a long sporting tradition with many sporting opportunities currently offered.  All students are encouraged to become involved in a sporting endeavour while at school.  Your daughter will gain fitness, enjoyment and learn a range of skills, whatever her ability.  We are committed to offering all of our students opportunities to participate in a range of individual and team sports, both at a competitive and non-competitive level. We actively encourage the development of attitude and self-discipline, and practices of safe participation in sport.

We are fortunate to have many teachers, parents, outside volunteers and students who coach and/or manage our sports teams all year round. The college believes it is important to have an appropriate adult involved with each sports team.  We are committed to assisting all coaches and managers and participate in coach development training where appropriate.  We also link with Sport Taranaki and various local sporting organisations.  The school has a proud history of local, North Island and national successes.

All students, parents, coaches and managers are expected to adhere to the college’s Code of Conduct.  Students and parents agree to this when they fill in the annual Sports Registration Form.

If you have a particular interest outside of the mainstream sports, please see the Sports Department.  We will endeavour to support you where we can.

There are other sporting codes on offer available through Taranaki Secondary Schools Sport Association (TSSSA) for students in Years 9 -13.  Please refer to the TSSSA page. Sports on offer include: Basketball , Canoe Polo, Cricket, Cycling, Football, Hockey, Netball, Running, Rugby, Softball, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Volleyball and Waka Ama.


Sports Director:

Melissa Seddon:
Phone: 06 758 5023 ext 109

Sports Co-ordinator: 

Aroha Lynch
Phone: 06 758 5023 ext 133

Do you have a passion for coaching or managing?

We are currently looking for Coaches and Managers in many codes. If you would like to help out we would love to have you on board. Please contact the Sports Department now.

Useful forms for students, coaches and parents

The following forms are to be downloaded and filled in by hand. 

School Sport Events

Annual Sports Days are held for Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country. All students are encouraged to participate in these days at their own appropriate level. During these days, students also represent their House. The competition is both fun as well as serious for those intending to represent the College at Taranaki and national competitions.

Term 1 2019

Friday 22nd February – Swimming Sports – Todd Energy Aquatic Centre, New Plymouth

Friday 8th March – Athletic Sports – TET Stadium, Inglewood

Term 2 2019

Tuesday 7th May – Cross Country


Sports Exchanges

Sports exchanges with our fellow Catholic colleges from around New Zealand are highlights in the sporting calendar. Mission Cup and Te Toa are annual competitions that our senior netball and hockey students compete in. In 2017 we are hosting both of these events over Queens Birthday weekend.

We are in the process of looking for another school to have an annual exchange with to cover a variety of sporting codes.

TSSSA Events

These events are for students in Year 9-13 and are ogranised by Taranaki Secondary School Sports Association. During the year, the Sports Co-ordinator receives information of forthcoming events. This information will be posted in the daily notices and Sports Notice Board in the Events Centre. It is the responsibility of the students to keep informed and attend meetings.

Some of these events have limited space so it is first in first served.

Click on the following links to see news, events, calendars, future champions, NZ reps and photo galleries: