Arts, Music & Culture
Sacred Heart College is able to offer a extensive range of co-curricular activities. These activities complement the academic achievement of students and assist in producing well-rounded young women.
Sacred Heart College showcases its talented students in visual and performing arts with our annual Arts Festival.
Sacred Heart College has a strong tradition of school singing and all students have the opportunity to participate in the school choirs which may take part in out of school competitions and events.
There are many opportunities for young writers to enter competitions, or write articles for the local newspaper, the school magazine or newsletter
This group welcomes visiting groups to the school and performs at provincial and national events.
Students have the opportunity to take part in a range of music groups from chamber music ensembles to rock bands with a view to participating in secondary schools’ annual events such as the chamber music contest and “Rock Quest”.
Musical Instrument Lessons
Tuition is offered by itinerant music teachers on a number of musical instruments. Lessons are available for individual students and small groups in percussion, strings, woodwind, piano, singing and guitar. Students come out of a normal class for a weekly lesson.
At Sacred Heart College we offer tuition on the following instruments:
- Clarinet and Saxophone
- Guitar and Bass Guitar
- Piano and Keyboard
- Violin and Cello
Orchestra/ Jazz Band
Sacred Heart College offers either orchestra or Jazz Band, which gives students who learn musical instruments the opportunity to play together at school and other events.
Each year students with a talent for acting, public speaking and debating are encouraged to compete against other Catholic schools from the Wellington and Palmerston North Dioceses for the O’Shea Shield.
Public Speaking & Debating
Sacred Heart’s Oral Communication programme is extended into students’ participation in Nga Manu Korero speaking competitions, and the local secondary schools’ debating competition.
Sacred Heart College stages a drama or musical production approximately every two years, usually in conjunction with St John's College.
The school has a strong Polynesian group that meets regularly and performs each year at school functions and at a combined Fia Fia event with St John's College.