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. Girls are encouraged and supported to try a sport(s) for the first time. We actively encourage the development of attitude and self-discipline, and practices of safe participation in sport.
We are fortunate to have 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 to offer sport-specific coaching if requested. 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 required annual Sports Registration Form in Term 1. This form also outlines the expected cost of each code for that year.
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, and also ensure your successes are reccognised.
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 at Sacred Heart include: Adventure Racing, Basketball, Canoe Polo, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Netball, Running, Rugby, Touch, Volleyball and Waka Ama.